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What is Occasions Guide?

Pretty sure it’s factual, we all love living here in beautiful Charleston, SC. We are so very proud that Charleston is consistently named as one of the top ranking cities in America (though nervously protective to keep it to ourselves). In unison, we are also named one of the top destinations for weddings and large occasions. This of course is not surprising as our special backdrop is home to many levels of charm. In one corner our sweeping tidal marshes meet white sand beaches, while a stones throw away, antebellum mansions rub elbows with formal gardens, art galleries, exquisite architecture, and chef driven cafes. We are blessed to call Charleston home.

This leads us to, our great surprise that we, as a community, have had no resource guide when planning all of the occasions and gatherings in our lives, and let’s face it… we do love to throw parties here in Charleston. Not just the weddings in our lives, but birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, showers, fund raisers, bar/bat Mitzvahs, holidays, and corporate functions. We here in Charleston love our friends, food and wine, and therefore take every opportunity to gather, be it a derby party, oyster roast, or no theme at all.

  • Where does one go to find “everything entertaining in Charleston,” in one organized, complete, resource guide, both in print and web?
  • Where do we find that perfect venue, caterer, restaurant, entertainment of every category, planning professionals, unique gifts, rentals, transportation, dress fare, invites, and out of the ordinary ideas?
  • Where does one go to find inspiration, spark, influence and creative design?
  • The answer has arrived. We are so very pleased and proud to introduce, Occasions Guide, Charleston.

Occasions Guide is a fully comprehensive, interactive, and inspiration filled website that works in conjunction with our premier of quality, free publication (coming soon!).  Long gone are the days of playing Google “hunt and peck” looking for party venues, talent, great food, what to wear, travel, invites, photography and more … every Charleston party resource is here – Occasions Guide has it all!


Occasions is available all throughout locations in Greater Charleston. An extension of our fully comprehensive website, our highest quality print guide is published only twice per year. Find us in downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Island, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, James Island, Johns Island, Seabrook, Kiawah, Folly Beach, West Ashley, Awendaw, Summerville and N.Charleston. Subscribe online at to receive our free publication by mail.


Your absolute first stop when planning any party, large or small, gala to backyard bbq, and everything in between. Our team has gathered every party resource available to you in Charleston, SC.  No other website is as complete as Occasions Guide. When we say we deliver party planning made easy … we mean it. 

Our “favorites” feature makes it easy to browse and circle back to those companies and vendors that fit your needs.  Equipped with countless party ideas, inspiration, articles, and party checklist, Occasions Guide gives you a prominently displayed, and detailed look at the very best party professionals. 

Mark your favorites as your peruse to find that perfect venue, caterer, and entertainment professional. Prepare with ease as you find sources for that perfect look, fabulous invitations, fun transportation, and perfect gifts all in one location. Refer to our network of experts to get the job done with ease. For some, go that extra mile and make your celebration an absolute breeze by finding that ultimate event planner. Yes, everything party related can be found in one perfectly organized source to ensure your perfect Occasion.

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Our Charter

Catering to everything party planning in Charleston, SC. Connecting our readers to the inspiration, needed resources, talent, and network of experts to ensure the most beautifully perfect, Occasion.

Our Team

For 14+ years, our marketing team has had the privilege (and great fun) of working with our long time clients in building their brand, market position, and success in our publications. This level of long time trust comes from knowing that we cut no corners, ever, and that we are genuinely vested in our readers, our advertisers, and our community. Our success stems from the simply philosophy of “making sure the product works for both the reader and the advertiser.” While we know that sounds simplistic, if a publication has a definitive purpose, and provides a solution to the reader, then it will prove eminently successful for our advertisers. We are so excited to introduce, and bring this level of excellence to Occasions Guide, Charleston.