Old Sheldon Church Ruins

30 April 2012

John and I were lucky enough to travel south for a mini vacation a few weeks back, and we saw and experienced so many neat things that I’d love to tell you about! Expect several posts over the next few days from our South Carolina adventure :)

Our first major stop was at the Old Sheldon Church Ruins, which John first heard about on Trip Advisor. The Ruins are a historic site just outside of Beaufort, SC (that’s Byew-furt, for my Northern readers, distinct from Beafort (Bow-furt), NC, where John and I got engaged). There is no admission fee. The original church on the site was built between 1745 and 1753, then burned down by the British in 1779 during the Revolutionary War. It was rebuilt in 1826, then burned again in 1865, this time by General Sherman in the Civil War. The ruins remain on the site, surrounded by beautiful live oaks.

They actually hold events, including church services, and I think weddings, on the property. How crazy would it be to get married here??

All photos by moi

5 Responses to “Old Sheldon Church Ruins”

  1. Sarah Stright

    Wow, absolutely gorgeous!!! I’d love to get married there.

  2. So beautiful! I’m looking forward to seeing more photos from your trip to SC!

  3. Wow! That’s amazing!

  4. Rachel

    Hey Emily,

    I found your blog when Lowcountry Produce linked to it on Facebook, and since then I’ve been reading tons of it!

    I actually live in Beaufort; my boyfriend and I have discussed getting married next year at the Old Sheldon Church Ruins because they’re so perfect.

    Anyway, I’m glad you enjoyed our little city so much! Looks like you definitely got a good taste of it when you visited. We definitely love living here!

    Good luck with the rest of your wedding planning!

  5. Em

    Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for your kind words! Living in Beaufort sounds like a dream :) If you end up getting married at the Ruins, I would love to see photos!!