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The Top 5 Venues to Host a Luxury Event in the Carolinas

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Nov 7, 2022

The Carolina’s Best Luxury Venues

When planning an event, choosing a venue can be a challenging task. Careful thought and consideration must be a part of the process when selecting a venue due to the myriad of available options. The Carolinas offer a variety of scenery whether that be magnificent mountains, glistening lake waters, or vast oceans. It can be difficult to narrow down your venue based on location alone, without considering all the other multiple factors. However, it doesn’t have to be as daunting as it seems. Here, we've compiled a list of the top luxury venues in the Carolinas so that you can choose the one that suits you best.

Whether you’re hosting a luxurious wedding, corporate event, birthday party, or any other occasion, you are sure to find a perfect place in North or South Carolina. Read on to learn more about the best luxury venues you will find throughout the Carolinas.

1. Montage Palmetto Bluff

Tucked away in the Lowcountry of Bluffton, South Carolina, experience coastal Carolina charm at its finest at Montage Palmetto Bluff. This venue offers spaces for any event you could dream of whether it be a company event, elegant gala, family gathering, or wedding weekend. When it comes to weddings at Montage Palmetto Bluff, this venue is an unrivaled destination. Housing two chapels, two ballrooms, and eight outdoor venues, the Montage provides a variety of ways to set the scene for your luxury event.

When it comes to preparing for your luxury event, the Montage Palmetto Bluff Event Design Team provides a smooth and streamlined experience. The design team creates event spaces with opulent flowers, fitting furniture, and any other design components that are most suitable for your occasion. In addition to creating a stunning environment for your event, the team offers entertainment planning, gifting packages, and on-site transportation for an all-inclusive planning experience. At Montage Palmetto Bluff, there is no limit to fulfilling your dreamy, luxury event.

2. The Duke Mansion

    Located just a couple miles from the center city of Charlotte, the historic Duke Mansion is a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of North Carolina’s fastest growing city. The posh mansion features four spacious rooms including the Levine Living room, the Ray Dining room, the Dickinson Conference room, and the Lineberger Library. These rooms, all named after historic Charlotte figureheads, are all available to host private events and meetings. Additionally, you may host a wedding by reserving Duke Mansion for the weekend. Overnight rooms in the charming, white home are also available for visitors and guests. If you plan to visit, make sure to wander around the gardens and observe the mansion from every perfect angle.

    3. William Aiken House

      Within the walls of William Aiken House is a secluded haven of antique allure and contemporary elegance lined up on Upper King Street in Charleston, South Carolina. This historic estate, built in 1807, is one of Charleston's most desirable venues for weddings and luxury events because of its immense ballrooms, gallery artwork, and inviting promenades. The property features a two-century-old magnolia tree among the radiant courtyards, verdant lawns, and a charming gazebo. If you choose to stay after your event, you may reserve the two suites within the Gothic-style Carriage House.

      4. Biltmore Estate

        Spanning across 8,000 acres, the Biltmore Estate is a captivating landmark found within the rolling hills of Asheville, North Carolina. Enchanting garden areas, extravagant ballrooms, outstanding boardrooms, and exquisite dining halls are just a few of the total 28 group venues available at Biltmore. If you’re looking to host a majestic mountain wedding, the Biltmore Estate provides a scenic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains for your dream day. The natural splendor and chateauesque architectural style create a bold yet elegant scenery that is considered to be timeless amongst the ages.

        5. The Island House

        Situated along the Stono River, The Island House is a private venue boasting stunning views of the glistening marina of Johns Island, South Carolina. This family-owned, secluded venue sprawls across 55 acres allowing for spectacular sunsets, vistas of the deep blue waters, and a refreshing island breeze. Although the Island House specializes in weddings, they also offer their oceanfront venue for birthday parties, fundraisers, family reunions, and everything in between.

        Experience Luxury at the Bluff

        If you were impressed with these luxury venues, imagine life at Palmetto Bluff. Surrounded by the pristine beauty of the Lowcountry, the Bluff offers you a first-class lifestyle accessorized by the expansive landscape of our 20,000 acres. Luxurious living comes in all forms at the Bluff whether that be in our scenery, amenities, or social events. With various options for leisure through our resort-style amenities and the close community, you and your loved ones will feel right at home.

        At the Bluff, endless opportunities await you to enjoy life to the fullest. By clicking the button below, you can contact a member of our team and become a part of our special community. We can’t wait to meet you and help start your journey at the Bluff!