Getting Married in Hilton Head, SC

Planning an intimate wedding? Sure, the beaches on Hilton Head Island are nice, but what if a sand-between-your-toes ceremony isn’t your style? If you’re looking for a more personal, luxurious touch, consider Main Street Inn & Spa. Couples and their guests can step into a different world at this small luxury hotel, known for its lavish amenities and extra-special customer care. It’s the perfect place to make lasting memories — a wedding ceremony in the gardens, a bridal luncheon in the dining room to the honeymoon night in the elegant bridal suite. “It makes it nice when you’re bragging about your wedding,” says Denise Hatcher, general manager. “How many couples can say they booked the entire hotel for their wedding?”

The 33-room inn is detailed with fine architecture — high ceilings, elegant moldings and heart-of-pine floors — and filled with exquisite handcrafted furnishings from France. Beds are heaped with feather pillows and tucked with the finest linens; comfy chairs for in-room coffee; and an iPod docking station for your listening pleasure. Guests awaken to a traditional American breakfast, which they can enjoy in the privacy of their guest room, the dining room or the cool, soft morning light of the shaded gardens. Afternoon refreshments also are served each day and can be enjoyed in the fragrant garden or parlor. Unwind in the lap pool or the whirlpool or stroll through the formal Charlestonian gardens, which feature a colorful profusion of flowers, fountains and classic statues from England and Italy.

Partake in a break from wedding planning at the inn’s premiere spa, which offers a variety of massage therapy services, such as hydrotherapy, salt scrubs and couples massage. If you’re like most destination couples planning a vacation wedding for out-of-town guests, finding activities for your guests can be a challenge. However, the Main Street Inn offers a 24-hour concierge service to take advantage of the inn’s proximity to local Hilton Head pleasure excursions — golf, tennis, sailing, fishing and every watersport imaginable.

Main Street Inn & Spa was honored with the 2008 Insiders’ Select award from Expedia, a leading online travel provider. Award winners represent the top 1 percent of Expedia’s available properties. Resorts, hotels and other vacation properties from a variety of worldwide destinations made the list by achieving scores ranging from 85 to 99.99 out of a possible 100 points. Main Street Inn & Spa scored 93.36 — placing it in the top 10 percent of those awarded. Main Street Inn also was featured in Southern Living Magazine as “The Inn Place To Be.” Additionally, the boutique hotel was listed one of the year’s “Top 10 Inns” by Country Inns and it has received a four-star rating by Mobil.

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