However, non-commercial weddings ARE allowed everywhere there. What's the difference?
BTW: these laws do NOT apply to ceremonies being held on the lawns, patios, gardens and pools of oceanfront hotels/resorts OVERLOOKING the ocean...that is private property.
Also, some oceanfront hotels have a "Myrtle Beach SC" address but actually sit OUTSIDE official city limits. You can do your ceremony there. For example, it is allowed on the beach inside the Myrtle Beach State Park because its outside MB city limits.
- Southern city limit line - the Springmaid Pier itself is the city-limit line (right side of that pier allows any beach weddings, left side is no).
- Northern city limit line -Starts at The Dunes Beach Club (about around the start of Shore Drive).
Other great location options are North Myrtle Beach or Surfside...beautiful, nearby, neighboring beaches that allow all weddings and no permits needed.