Wedding & Special Venues

Pawleys Island House of Worship

(Best known as The Chapel to residents and vacationers at Pawleys Island)

During the summer months, visiting ministers hold interdenominational services each Sunday at 10:00am. Outstanding vocalists and musicians provide special music each Sunday.

The Chapel stands on marshland donated by Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Porter. Originally built in Georgetown, the building was home to the Pentecostal Holiness Church. The building was dismantled and rebuilt on the Island lot in 1946. The Chapel had extensive renovations in 2005, including new siding, roof, windows, seating, as well as central heat and air conditioning.

Many summer residents and locals have generously supported the Chapel through the years. The Chapel survived three major hurricanes- Hazel, Hugo and most recently Matthew. There was severe damage after Hugo; however, contributions from hundreds of people and the Pawleys Island Rotary have helped finance the restoration.

The Chapel is a beautiful setting for Weddings, Christenings, and Memorials from September through May. All ceremonies must be conducted by an ordained minister. The Chapel will seat approximately 150 people.

Here are the following charges for reserving your special date for a ceremony at the Chapel:

  • $200 fee to secure your date
  • $75 clean up fee (non-refundable)
  • $100 cancellation fee                                          

Reservations are handled through Pawleys Island Realty. For details and to confirm your date is available call (843)237-2000.

The Pelican Inn

The Pelican Inn is an iconic point on Pawleys Island. The property is run as an Inn from Memorial Day through Labor Day and is available as a whole house rental in the off-season. This mid-island property offers private ocean access on a secluded stretch on Pawleys Island beautiful beach front. The rustic Inn has been a quiet retreat for families over the years. It offers a grand creek dock, big-wide porches, and plenty of room to rumble around. The Inn was built in 1840 and history fills the house.

The Pelican Inn is available to rent for wedding ceremonies or receptions with an Event Reservation fee of $3,000 added to normal rates. Reservation Fee is due upon booking. Please click here for more information.

Recent News

The Eclipse: The Sight of a Lifetime at Pawleys Island! On Monday, August 21st, a Total Solar Eclipse will darken the skies across the United States. From Oregon to South Carolina, the eclipse will stretch about 70 miles wide. Pawleys Island is one of the top spots to view the eclipse. The island is expected to start a partial phase around 1:18pm and be in complete darkness at 2:00pm. Continue Reading