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Destination Weddings in Myrtle Beach

As destination weddings continue to increase in popularity, the Myrtle Beach area – known as “The Grand Strand” for its more than 60 miles of gorgeous coastline – is fast becoming a popular wedding location. With stunning backdrops of marinas, golf courses and the beach, the destination’s top wedding venues offer exquisite locations as well as convenience and affordability.

{Photo courtesy of Grande Dunes Ocean Club Photo Gallery}

Here's are some of Myrtle Beach's wedding offerings:

Affordability: Lodging is budget-friendly year-round, with deep discounts in the spring and the fall – when weather is still ideal and the beaches are less crowded.

Convenience: Traveling to Myrtle Beach is easier than ever, with direct flights from several cities and an airport expansion set to complete in 2013 that will nearly double the number of terminals.  Additionally, for most destination weddings, securing a marriage license can be a lengthy process; however, there is a quick, 24-hour turnaround time to receive a marriage license in South Carolina.

Popular Venues: Grande Dunes’ various options – ranging from the Marina Inn to the Ocean Club – offer full-service wedding planning and fabulous surroundings of the marina, golf courses and/or the beach; Brookgreen Gardens, which boasts breathtaking sculptures and towering oak trees; and Pawleys Plantation and Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort offer true southern hospitality.

Additionally, Myrtle Beach features beautiful locations for honeymooners. Couples can enjoy upscale dining at Aspen Grille (known for farm-to-table dining) and Parson’s Table (recognized by Wine Enthusiast for its complete wine and dining experience), and dining/hands-on French/low country fusion cooking classes at  The Brentwood.