Givhans Ferry State Park




Givhans Ferry State Park is a nature-filled state park that is perfect for your wedding celebration. A natural retreat in the Lowcountry woods, this public park sits at the end of the 21-mile long stretch of river kayaking paradise known as the Edisto River Kayak and Canoe Trail. Your guests will love exploring The Edisto leading up to your big day. It is the longest free-flowing, blackwater river in North America, and glimpses of it can be seen from the bluffs outside the rustic, Givhans Ferry State Park cabins, as well as from the back porch of Riverfront Hall, a reception facility. The beautiful white facility includes a kitchen and other amenities to make your wedding a success. Wood floors and planked walls create a rustic and cozy atmosphere for your celebration. A shaded campground, nature trail and picnic shelters are also available at the park for your guests’ enjoyment. Gather your loved ones at the gorgeous Givhans Ferry State Park for a relaxed, casual and memorable wedding celebration.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 100 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $300 to $500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $30/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Givhans Ferry State Park is estimated at between $3,745 and $5,245 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.



Amenities Included

Ceremony arch
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Dance area
Reception tables and chairs provided

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
Venue must approve all decorations
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Music must end by 9:00PM