RiverOaks Charleston Wedding Venue Guide | Willow & Oak Events

Refined European elegance. That’s what you’ll find in multitudes at this hidden treasure tucked away just 30 minutes from downtown Charleston. From the moment you step inside its English cottage gates to the final minutes of revelry dancing riverside, you will be filled with charm, curiosity and breathless wonder. This family-owned estate overlooking the tranquil Ashley River is a perfect escape from the hustle + bustle of downtown Charleston and is easily the most unique wedding venue you will find in the region. Boasting timeless architecture you might find across European countrysides themselves, RiverOaks brings forth a feeling of connection, warmth and authenticity for each inspired gathering it boasts.

The owner, Marianne, takes deep pride in the relationship she builds with each couple who weds at RiverOaks. Only a handful of weddings are hosted at this much beloved venue each year, and only ever one per weekend to ensure everything from the landscape to the furniture is in tip top shape. In taking such a sacred approach to the wedding weekend + planning experience, Marianne is able to work closely with the couple and their design team on timeline, surprises and details that can further support the storytelling nature of wedding celebrations.

Weddings at RiverOaks, Charleston

Where is it?

RiverOaks is a private estate venue nestled just outside Mount Pleasant - about 30 minutes from downtown Charleston and 30 minutes from Charleston International Airport. 

Key points to know about RiverOaks

1. Providing transportation for your guests is highly recommended since the venue is a bit tucked away

2. Since this is a private estate, you have much more flexibility in terms of timelines and spaces to utilize for each wedding day event

3. Unique European furniture + bric-a-brac from the venue itself is available for rental

4. A front lawn overlooking a pond, a four quadrant courtyard a carriage house (the party shack) and an expansive backyard with a canopy of trees + river views are available for use and each space is open to your own interpretation!

5. Book early to ensure availability!

What sort of weddings work best at RiverOaks?

Couples who love the freedom private estate wedding venues present from a design perspective will find heaven here. To ensure each couple receives the highest level experience possible, RiverOaks is an extremely exclusive venue with only a handful of bookings available each year, so it’s best to schedule a consultation early. Their wedding season is often spring + fall, the latter ending late October – this isn’t to say there isn’t flexibility on dates though! It is absolutely worth reaching out to Marianne directly about your vision, priorities, preferred date/season and having her walk you through the full experience as a RiverOaks bride. She’s a storyteller like no other!

RiverOaks is a beautiful choice for local couples as well as those who plan to spend a full weekend in Charleston celebrating with their guests. There are many hotel options in neighboring Mount Pleasant, though it’s still nice to have your guests experience downtown Charleston to its fullest if possible. So sharing your recommendations for the area, providing group activities /excursions and planning auxiliary events like a welcome dinner or post-wedding brunch are all great ways to elevate the weekend and keep your guests well taken care of.



Address: 1165 15 Mile Landing Rd, Awendaw, SC 29429, United States

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