Charleston, SC (PressExposure) June 21, 2009 -- Couples looking to tie the knot in historic Charleston can now have a romantic wedding and honeymoon straight out of a movie, but with none of the hassle, thanks to Charming Inns of Charleston. The companyâs new Weddingmoon packages, the first and only such all-inclusive packages in city, give brides and grooms a stylish wedding and honeymoon literally from the âwill youâ to the âI do.â
Complete with stays in historic inns and mansions, carriage rides through downtown Charleston and dinner at AAA Four Diamond, Mobil Four Star restaurant Circa 1886, the happy couple will be treated to the best Charleston has to offer from ceremony to the honeymoon with plenty of down time and pampering included. Charming Inns handles all the details, including the flowers, photographer, officiant, wedding cake, lodging and more.
âCharleston is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world, so it makes an ideal setting for a wedding ceremony,â says Linn Lesesne, director of public relations and group sales for Charming Inns. âWe want to give couples the chance to explore Charleston, have a relaxing stay at one of our historic properties and focus on each other â not the wedding details.â
Couples can choose from either three- or five-night Weddingmoon packages at the AAA Five Diamond luxury Wentworth MansionÂ® (known for its romantic cupola where many couples exchange vows and get engaged, also the site of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipeâs wedding night), the historic John Rutledge House Inn or the Fulton Lane Inn, all located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston.
The five-night Weddingmoon package includes: Day 1/Night 2 - Meet with wedding coordinator to get marriage license, one-hour couples massage, Schooner Pride evening harbor cruise. Day 2/Night 3 - Tour of Middleton Place and its gardens, along with a 45-minute horse-drawn carriage tour through a bamboo forest and abandoned rice field; two-hour walking tour of historic downtown Charleston. Day 3/Night 4 - Wedding day, which includes the officiant, photographer, bridal bouquet, boutonniere, bottle of champagne and small wedding cake. o After the ceremony, the couple enjoys a private carriage ride and dinner for two at Circa 1886, the AAA Four-Diamond, Mobil Four Star restaurant located on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion. Day 4/Night 5 - South Carolina Aquarium passes, Fort Sumter Dinner Cruise
Cost for the five-night Weddingmoon package is $4,399 at the Wentworth MansionÂ®; $4,000 at the John Rutledge House Inn; and $3,499 at the Fulton Lane Inn.
The three-night Weddingmoon package includes: Day 1/Night 2 - Meet with wedding coordinator to get marriage license, one-hour couples massage, Schooner Pride evening harbor cruise. Day 2/Night 3 - Wedding day, which includes the officiant, photographer, bridal bouquet, boutonniere, bottle of champagne and small wedding cake. o After the ceremony, enjoy a private carriage ride and dinner for two at Circa 1886, a AAA Four-Diamond, Mobil Four Star restaurant located on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion.
Cost for the three-night Weddingmoon package is $3,100 at the Wentworth MansionÂ®; $2,825 at the John Rutledge House Inn; and $2,525 at the Fulton Lane Inn.
Please note, arrival may not be Friday or Saturday due to the 24-hour waiting period for a marriage license. For more information or to book one of the Weddingmoon packages, please visit http://www.charminginns.com or call 800-720-2688.
About Charming Inns Charming InnsÂ® is a family of five elegant and historic bed and breakfast inns all located within the heart of downtown Charleston. The properties, which include the AAA Five Diamond Wentworth MansionÂ®, the AAA Four Diamond John Rutledge House Inn, the Kings Courtyard Inn, the Victoria House Inn and the Fulton Lane Inn, have received numerous national accolades, including three as members of Historic Hotels of America and one as a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. In addition, Charming Inns owns and operates Mobil Four Star, AAA Four Diamond Circa 1886 restaurant located on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion. For more information, visit http://www.CharmingInns.com.