The Island House

Beaches & Waterfront | Johns Island, SC


$$$ - Sensible to Splurge

38 Weddings

The Island House sits on a private island on the banks of the Stono River. With stunning sunsets, a 180 degree view of the river, and a constant island breeze, you can be assured to have your own little piece of the Lowcountry.

The Island House is a private events venue on the Stono River, with a gorgeous view of our small marina. We own the whole island, so you can expect unsurpassed security and privacy for your wedding day. The house is included for our brides to get ready for a beautiful waterfront wedding ceremony.

Charleston is one of the top destination wedding cities in the world, and at The Island House weddings are our specialty. There are not many places in Charleston where you can get authentic waterfront pictures of your wedding day surrounded by the nature of the Lowcountry, but untouched by development of the city.

Ceremony Site Yes
Outside Catering Yes
2658 Swygert Blvd, Johns Island, SC 29455

Best Local Waterfront Wedding Venue


Peak Season: April-June, September, October

  • Saturday: $5,500
  • Friday/Sunday: $5,000
  • Monday-Thursday: $3,000

Regular Season: March, July, August, November

  • Saturday: $5,000
  • Friday/Sunday: $3,750
  • Monday-Thursday: $2,750

Off-Season: December-February

  • Saturday: $4,500
  • Friday/Sunday: $3,000
  • Monday-Thursday: $2,200

Rental Fee Includes

  • 125 chairs
  • 10 60" round tables
  • 5 36" cocktail tables
  • 40x80 frame tent w/ perimeter lighting
  • ceiling fans
  • iron chandeliers
  • use of grounds for 8 hours for up to 225 guests (Larger parties may be approved by the Island House)

$175 cleaning fee applies to parties using inside of the House


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Reviews (11)

April 20, 2017 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"This venue was the perfect outdoor venue. Waterfront, with a gorgeous sunset and calming views. It provided a laid back vibe that I was searching for and struggled finding elsewhere. Lynn, the coordinator for the venue is worth every penny!"

April 5, 2017 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"This was hands down the best decision and best wedding vendor we dealt with. The location was private and beautiful and the staff was the best! The venue always made me feel relaxed and never made any request stressful. Thank you Island House! "

February 24, 2017 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Loved this venue. The scenery is amazing and we couldn't have asked for more. The people who work here were also great. We had a lot of flooding (thousand year floor) the week before our wedding and they made sure to do everything they could to make it perfect. "

November 10, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"We fell in love with the island house the moment we saw it! Lynn was fabulous to work with and we really couldn't have asked for a better experience. The setting is beautiful and with so much included in the price it's a fantastic value. "

August 27, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"We were married on 10/23/15 at The Island House and could not have imagined a more perfect day. We chose The Island House over a year and half before the wedding, after looking at many of Charleston's "prime" venues we were becoming a little discouraged, we wanted something that gave the perfect lowcountry feel, but that would give us the intimate vibe we wanted. Just pulling up to the property we knew we had the perfect venue. Every element is amazing, the house, the interior decor, the patios, lawn, fields of flowers, the water. There is nothing lacking. Lynn was so helpful in explaining all of the many extras that are included (such as chairs, tables, and permanent structured tent) and the many details that can be added (boxcar bar, cafe lighting, tent liner, etc.), we felt comfortable and so excited! We worked with Lynn and Katie Speights (Katie Jean Events) to plan our wedding day and we couldn't have been happier. All of our guests raved about the location and all the details!"

July 12, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Ideal venue for a small, outdoor wedding. You get the beauty of the water, oaks with Spanish moss, a nice estate for pictures and getting ready, and a zinnia flower garden if you time it right. Private and quiet. Covered tent included in the cost perfect and for an intimate reception. "

June 28, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"I could not have asked for a better experience with this venue. Everyone was so helpful and welcoming. I felt like we were getting married at a private family home! The house was amazing and the view was stunning! Dolphins were jumping in the background of reception."

March 14, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"We really wanted an outdoor wedding on the water and The Island House was perfect! Lynn was amazing and made everything so easy and turnkey, which was great since it was a destination wedding for us. I highly recommend this venue!"

February 21, 2015 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"The venue couldn't have been more picture perfect. Our vendors were able to arrive in the morning to set up, and the bridal / groom parties were given access to the house by mid-afternoon. Lynn, our day of coordinator, was there to make sure all ran smoothly as the big day finally began. My groom and our wedding party exited the first floor of the Island House to make their way down the aisle, and my mother and I (with Lynn guiding my train) descended the stairs from the second floor, meeting my Dad at the bottom. Together we three walked toward my husband to be, who was standing close to the water's edge, facing all our family, our friends, and me. After we'd said our vows and he'd "kissed the bride," our guests were ushered back toward the front lawn of the Island House for a quick cocktail hour, while we took the phenomenal pictures you see here. Finally, the main reception began under the tent on the back lawn, which had side linings down on our day due to some significant breeze (thank goodness it wasn't rain!). There were string lights from the house to the tent, and there were lights all along the water front. Lynn made sure we experienced the incredible menu we'd organized for all our guests, and we seamlessly followed an organic timeline of speeches, dances, songs, and cakes before leaving the Island House as husband and wife. I would definitely recommend both the Island House and Lynn Gottleib!"

May 23, 2014 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"The Island House is the perfect waterfront venue for a small wedding of 50 to a large wedding of 300 guests, like ours! They keep their grounds beautiful and very well kept. Lynn was always so patient and kind to me, answering all of my questions, with a smile on her face. She was always so accommodating with site visits. Book in advance because more and more people are finding out about this hidden gem!"

May 22, 2014 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"We LOVED our wedding venue! We were looking for the beautiful outdoor, on the water setting, without the price tag you normally get with it. Island House was very affordable, easy to get to, and had a lot of extras included. Ended up to be the perfect option :) "

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