Love Doesn’t Have to Wait

Elevating Elopements at The Restoration

On property at The Restoration, we’re used to laughing and crying with our brides. And this year was no different. As our typically packed schedule of local and destination weddings quickly waned under the uncertainty of the pandemic, we became all too familiar with the heavy hearted conversation of indefinite postponement or even more unfortunate, cancellation of dozens of weddings planned for our rooftop and historic spaces.

And then something changed. Couples stopped waiting for life to get back to normal, and decided to say “I Do” on their own terms. And if they were ready…so were we.

While the pomp and splendor of a big Southern wedding still has its inevitable place in the roots of our tradition, here at The Restoration, we were thrilled to be part of couples that were rewriting their own script in our version of The New South. Our property has always been a bit left of center, and the creativity that emerged from what presented itself first as a challenge has been the start of so many new love stories, many of which we were fortunate to host.

Opting for intimacy over opulence, and choosing spontaneity over stress, we watched couples craft their ideal elopements in just days or weeks instead of months of planning. From tables for two under sparkling bistro lights, to candlelit dinners overlooking the Ravenel Bridge, we transformed our spaces to accommodate the most intimate of moments, creating an experience that belonged firsthand to the bride and groom, and for everyone else through pictures, story telling, and fond memories.

We feel so fortunate to celebrate these milestones with our guests and friends of the property, and we applaud these couples on choosing love over fear. While we realize that this wedding might not be the one you had planned, we know that it is the start of a beautiful journey.

And isn’t that what love is all about? The connection between two people, and the story they write together.

For more information, or to plan your intimate wedding or elopement, contact Karen Winn at


Say “yes” to an intimate and meaningful ceremony where you can exchange your heartfelt vows surrounded only by those that mean the most to you, and then

toast to the best that’s yet to come. The package includes:

Ceremony on King Street

Rooftop for up to 10 guests


Wedding Florals

Daily Breakfast Basket

8” Wedding Cake

Bottle of Veuve Clicquot