Ashley Nguyen and the staff at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina are absolutely wonderful!
From the very moment we met with Ashley to make reservations to host our wedding June 2012, I was very impressed with her service. Ashley is very knowledgeable and has wedding planning down to a science. I was immediately sold on the venue upon viewing the scenery on the property to host our wedding ceremony. Ashley instantly gave ideas for decorations, ceremony set up, etc.
The view from the beach area of the resort is absolutely beautiful. To the left, you have Ft. Sumter, straight ahead is historic downtown Charleston, and to the right is Charleston Harbor Marina and the beautifully designed Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. With that magnificent view of the Charleston Harbor, we had no choice other than to have an outside wedding with the ceremony taking place on the pier and the reception on the Sunrise Terrace (waterfront, covered patio).
Throughout the months leading up to the wedding, Ashley kept in contact with me, covering any details and ensuring I had all of my questions answered. With this being a destination wedding for us and our guests, traveling to the resort was nearly impossible to conduct meetings face to face (a requirement of many resorts). No worries because Ashley was able to accommodate our meetings via phone and email.
The day of rehearsal, Ashley met with us and our wedding party to go over all details leading up to the wedding. With there being another wedding taking place within 2 hrs of our meeting, Ashley introduced us to her assist, Hannah, who took over without skipping a beat.
The day of the wedding, the resort staff allowed my mother and I early entrance (11:30am) into the bridal suite for us to relax, and then get ready before the wedding (6pm). We were upgraded to the Sumter Deluxe Suite/waterfront. This suite was complete with a living room, king size bed, and 1.5 bath (separate shower and jacuzzi tub). The beautifully decorated room provided an excellent background for the bridal/pre-wedding photos taken as the bridal party and I got dressed.
During the wedding, Ashley and Hannah were prepared and ready to go! The ladies tended to our every need... service with a smile! The food was excellent! We selected the following:
Cocktail Hour/Hor'dourves - fruit and veggie display, chicken satay w/ peanut dipping sauce (skewer), baby spinach salad with pecans/feta cheese, and five seared spiced duck (skewer)
Meal entree: Crab cakes (2) w/ rice and veggies OR grilled beef tenderloins w/ garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus
We did not opt for the alcoholic beverage selection, however, the outside bar was located a few steps away from the Sunrise Terrace. The bar offered house specials for beer and cocktail drinks reasonably priced ($4 and $5).
Our wedding package accommodating 60 adults and 17 children was very affordable, especially for a waterfront wedding in Charleston, during June.
Ashley and the staff at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina were excellent and made our wedding day one that we and our guests will never forget!
- Also Known As:
- Charleston Harbour Resort & Marina Hotel
- Charleston Harbour Resort And Marina
- Charleston Harbour Resort & Marina Hotel Mount Pleasant
- Charleston Harbor Resort Marina
- Charleston Harbor Hotel Marina
- Hilton Mount Pleasant
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated directly on the Charleston Harbor lies a hidden oasis. The Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina is a harbor front sanctuary that allows you to relax your mind, explore your imagination, indulge your senses, and invites you to relive the historic past that is Charleston. With its uncommon blend of unique low country culture, exciting downtown revelry, and resort style pampering, the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina offers a vacation experience like none other. ... more less
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