Boone Hall Plantation

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A magical Southern venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and other indoor and outdoor events located in Charleston, SC

"As you explore the various venue options at Boone Hall, you will discover that there are a variety of spectacular locations on the plantation where the world can stand still and make a lasting impression for your special day"

You may know this venue for several reasons. One of the main being parts of The Notebook were filmed here. The huge manor you see as you drive up the main road? Yep, you will see that exact house when you watch The Notebook! So this venue has literally been used to help tell one of the greatest love stories of our generations (I know, it's just a move, but still!)

Boone Hall Plantation has huge fields with horses grazing, tall oak trees with Spanish moss, and lots of different options for your ceremony and reception. It's such a magical place and I love documenting special days here!


It's the day of your wedding and you're driving down the avenue of oaks about to make your way down the aisle to your fiance...

The Cotton Dock

AKA where Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively got married. Yeah, no joke! This stunning location has access to the water and overlooks the beautiful marshes. It's no wonder they got married's stunning!

Avenue of Oaks

This is exactly what it sounds like. The main road is lined with massive oak trees spilling with Spanish moss. And it makes for the perfect photos! There's enough room for full bridal party photos here or bride and groom portraits. 

Should we both get ready at Boone Hall?


There isn't an official bridal suite at the venue, so I would definitely recommend renting a hotel room or an airbnb. There are lots of amazing hotels and airbnbs in Mount Pleasant. Isle of Palms is right there, so you could rent a little beach house for the week and get ready there the morning of your wedding!


Where do you recommend taking our family portraits?

My favorite spot is right in the center of the venue: The Avenue of Oaks. There's plenty of space for the whole family and it's not a far walk! So while your guests are enjoying cocktail hour or getting ready to show up for the ceremony, we can snag everyone for some quick family photos!

What time should we schedule our ceremony to begin?

This all depends on if you are having a first look or not! If you have a first look, we are able to get lots of photos done beforehand, so you can have a later ceremony. But if you don't have a first look you definitely want to have plenty of time to take photos after the ceremony! So I always say if you have a first look, two hours before sunset. And no first look, 3 hours before sunset.

Are we able to do a sparkler exit or something fun?

There are lots of options for exits here at Boone Hall Plantation! Since there's so much room, you can literally do anything! There is the opportunity to do a sparkler exit, but there's lots of other options too!

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Meet Catherine


I'm Catherine, but you can call me Catie! I'm a wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC specializing in romantic and bright imagery for couples planning their dream wedding. 
In my free time you can find me reading a good book, daydreaming about Disney, eating way too much sushi or watching The Office with my Golden Retriever, Toulouse, and my gray kitty, Gus. Yes, they are both named after Disney characters! 

Majority of your wedding day you will find me snapping all of the candid and unplanned moments that you may not remember. All I want you to do is smile, have fun and soak it all in. You will be looking back on these photos for years to come!

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Whether you’re getting married at the Boone Hall or someplace in Charleston (or beyond!), I would love to be considered for your day. 

If you’re interested in working with me, the best way to reach me is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from me in a few days, please email me directly.



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