for fun, fashionable party-loving
couples hosting their wedding weekend
at their dream garden, private estate
or historic venue
AN OLD CIGAR FACTORY WITH EXPOSED BRICK & FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS
The Cedar Room was built in 1881 as a cigar factory and still has the original floors & red door!
The rooftop has stunning view of the Cooper River Bridge, perfect for sunset photos of the two of you.
Some things to consider for your wedding at the cedar room!
Where should we get ready for our wedding at the Cedar Room?
There is no space at the Cedar Room so we recommend one of the hotels in downtown Charleston, about a 5-8 minute drive away.
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?
The Cedar Room can host both your ceremony and reception! We love an outdoor ceremony in the courtyard but you can also have it indoors.
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
((talk with your photographer about timing if you're choosing the oak tree! The light can be very bad on sunny days so you want to make sure you set it up at the right time & the right spot))
What are the Reception options?
The Cedar Room is one of our favorite reception venues, the space is a blank canvas and you can turn it into what ever you dream up!
You'll definitely want to consider adding some additional lighting options like candles & colored uplighting - it really adds depth to the reception space.
For how long & where should we plan to take the first look, couples portraits, wedding party & family photos?
We recommend doing a First Look & taking photos in Downtown Charleston somewhere. Family photos could be done at the Cedar Room to save time though.
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 and your guests will be in the background of all of your photos and will probably try to come chat with you while you're take them. Please keep that in mind.
Hourly Coverage Recommendation for Your Wedding at CEDAR ROOM
Every wedding is different 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 Cedar Room
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 Cedar Room
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!
Catherine Ann Photography is an inclusive wedding photographer based in Charleston SC, serving couples of all races, sexualities, genders, and physical/mental abilities.
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