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CELEBRATE YOUR IRISH HERITAGE AT THE HIBERNIAN
Do you have the Luck of the Irish on your side? Hibernian Hall is a historic meeting hall and social venue built in 1840 for the Irish benevolent society.
Honoring the organization’s founders, the building also includes stone from Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway, as well as an Irish harp carved in the panel above the main door, and discreetly placed within the iron gates!
Some things to consider for your wedding at Hibernian hall!
Where should we get ready for our wedding at Hibernian Hall?
Hibernian Hall has no space for you to get ready but fear not!
The hotel that is Instagram Famous for being pink and lovely is right next door! Yes, The Mills House Hotel is directly next door so all you have to do is walk out the door and you'll be at Hibernian Hall!
You could also get ready at historic inns & air bnbs near by as well. We do recommend finding somewhere in downtown Charleston instead of off the Peninsula.
Check out this blog post of our extensive list of the best hotels, air bnb & historic inns to get ready at in Charleston for your wedding
Where should we have the ceremony & what time do you recommend?
I'll be honest, I'm not sure you can have your ceremony on site, but ask your planner!
If you want an outdoor wedding, check out 62 Broad Street which is right down the street.
An indoor option could be The Gibbes Museum a few doors down off of Queen St.
Our recommendation for your ceremony time depends on if you're doing a First Look or not:
You're doing a First Look - start at least 2 hours before Sunset
You're NOT doing a First Look - start at least 3 hours before sunset
What are the Reception options?
Receptions & the cocktail hour are usually held on the second floor and WOW.
So this place is perfect for couples who want a big band (there's a giant stage) and think they’ll have tons of people dancing.
While the space has lots of original details, you can still totally make it your own design!
We highly recommend adding uplighting your reception space, it makes a huge difference in your photos once it gets dark!
For how long & where should we plan to take the first look, couples portraits, wedding party & family photos?
There are SO MANY great locations steps away from Hibernian Hall! My personal favorite is Chalmers Street, directly across but if you want more greenery, White Point Gardens is a quick car ride down the road.
Plan to take photos for 2 hours before the ceremony regardless of if you're doing a First Look or not.
If you're doing a First Look, we'll take 5 minutes for Just Married portraits after the ceremony before you walk hand in hand into cocktail hour and enjoy the party.
If you don't do a First Look, we'll be taking photos for another hour after the ceremony and you'll miss mingling with guests at cocktail hour.
HOURLY COVERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR WEDDING AT HIBERNIAN HALL
Every wedding is different and unique and so are the hourly coverage needs! If you're unsure how many hours will be the best fit for you, take a peek below at our recommendations
Typically covers getting ready photos to the important reception formalities (toasts, cake cutting) & 30-60 minutes of dance floor action.
If you think your crowd isn’t really going to be the dancing type, or you just don’t really care too much about dance photos, 9 hours will work the best for you!
This is the best starting coverage option if your entire wedding is taking place at Hibernian Hall
Typically covers getting ready photos to the important reception formalities (toasts, cake cutting) & 1-1.5 hours of dance floor action.
If you’re not planning an exit at the end of the night (or you are but you dont care if its photographed) & you love dancing photos, you’ll definitely want your photographer for 10 hours to make sure there’s lots of fun dancing pics before everyone starts getting too drunk.
This is the best starting coverage if your wedding ceremony is at a different location this isn't Hibernian Hall
Typically covers getting ready photos to the important reception formalities (toasts, cake cutting) & all of the dancing + your exit at the end of the night.
This is the best option if you want your photos to tell your wedding day story from start to finish, especially if you’re planning a fun exit at the end of the night like sparklers or confetti!
This is also perfect for those of you looking for blackmail photos of your friends doing crazy shit on the dance floor!
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