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Dataw Island is a wedding venue on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina. Dataw is a private gated island just miles east of Lowcountry towns including Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston. Dataw is filled with live oaks, Spanish moss, golf, tennis, croquet, bocce, boating, and more. The venue is proud to have received more than 15 prestigious honors for their community and amenities.

Facilities and Capacity

Dataw Island has a selection of indoor and outdoor venues to host your wedding events. The Carolina Room is a grand ballroom that features stunning views of the water and greenery, floor-to-ceiling windows, pre-event foyer, wrap-around veranda, private bar, baby grand piano, audio equipment and natural light. The ballroom can accommodate 225 guests for a seated dinner and up to 350 guests for a standing reception. The Tabby Room is a great space for intimate weddings and rehearsals. It features a private bar, fireplace, and veranda. The Tabby Room has spectacular views of Jenkins Creek and can accommodate up to 50 guests. Jenkins Creek Lawn is an outdoor space for ceremonies and receptions. You can descend the double stairs of the Dataw Island Clubhouse for a grand entrance to your ceremony and reception. It overlooks Jenkins Creek and accommodates up to 200 guests. The Fine Dining Room is a rehearsal dinner space that features indoor and outdoor seating. It accommodate 36 guests inside and 16 guests on the patio. The Private Dining Room is for an intimate gathering with family and friends. It is perfect for luncheons and features views of Jenkins Creek Lawn. The private room accommodate 12 guests.

Services Offered

Dataw Island can host your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. Their trained event planners spare no detail and bring your wedding vision to life. They guide you through the process and give you and stress-free engagement and a flawless wedding day. Your wedding events will flow seamlessly from one event to the next for an unforgettable experience. Their services include bridal suite, event planning, in-house bar and catering, pet friendly, setup, and clean up, and event rentals. Their event items include furniture, dance floor, tables, lighting and AV equipment.

Cuisine

Their catering team works with you to create custom menus to satisfy your taste. They offer a wide range of cuisine styles like Chinese, African, Caribbean, American, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Thai, Mediterranean, Cajun, French and more. They can accommodate different dietary needs including lactose free, nut free, vegetarian, kosher and more. Their catering services include:

  • Buffet
  • Dessert
  • French service
  • Cake
  • Servers
  • Tastings
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family style
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Country/Golf Club

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
June
July
August
December
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Amber Sent on 10/03/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Dataw Island is beautiful! We got married in front of the Grand Oak Tree, which was just so picturesque even from unprofessional cameras! Abby, the event coordinator, was just a perfect gem. She made sure everything went smoothly, made sure the Bridal & Grooms party ate the day of, & made they day absolutely perfect! She helped us through the whole planning process & was very thorough when it came to day of details. Our wedding day was so much more than we could have ever dreamed of & we are so thankful to Dataw Island for hosting us!
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Abigail Sent on 06/27/2017
5 out of 5 rating
We were married a few weeks ago at the Dataw Island Club. Our ceremony was outside in front of the beautiful oak tree overlooking the marsh and the reception was inside the Carolina Ballroom. We looked online for weeks for "the perfect venue" and my husband randomly found Dataw online. We couldn't find too much about it online so we planned a time to come out and see if that was a good or bad thing! Dataw ended up being the first and last venue we visited and fell in love the moment we drove in. The vibe is classy, elegant, and super laid back all at the same time (you feel super welcomed). The reason we felt so much at home is because of Abby Rodgers the special events coordinator at Dataw Club. She is the kind of person you meet and immediately feel relaxed and like you've known her forever. She recommended our band, our wedding coordinator, and the catering company who did our rehearsal dinner. All perfect choices for us. Abby has a unique and talented gift to meet you and know what you like or don't like. She directed everything along with our wedding coordinator Meagan Spachman (Stella Jane Events)- they made a great team. Abby did several "special touches" like have a private room for my husband and I to have a moment after the ceremony to eat and relax before walking into the reception. We will never forget that time together it was so special. We had gorgeous weather for our wedding however, I was completely at ease knowing Abby would have gone above and beyond to organize another plan. The rest of the staff at Dataw were also very courteous including the chef who did an amazing job on the food. Dataw is a classy venue with beautiful/natural scenery. It was perfect and we had the wedding of our dreams!!!
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Beverly Sent on 11/16/2016
5 out of 5 rating
An absolute pleasure to work with. Abby the Event Manager had everything running to the "T" and made excellent recommendations throughout the process - from considering whether an appetizer would serve well to a sparkler departure. The appetizers were perfect, the room was set fabulously and all the support vendors loved working with them. And... the food was served hot - no small feat for a large gathering. The venue also afforded the bridal party an opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves while pictures were taken under magnificent live oak trees overlooking the water. But, the main compliment goes to the fabulous team that made the reception still happen only a few weeks after a Category II Hurricane devastated the area. Kudo's to all for making our daughter and son-in-law's event absolutely perfect.
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Dataw Island is such a great place to have your wedding!! The view is amazing and the staff are the greatest! Make sure you give them a call and go take a look at the place it is just speechless!

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Dataw Island frequently asked questions

Dataw Island includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Dataw Island includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Dataw Island includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by Dataw Island for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Country/Golf Club
Dataw Island offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Dataw Island offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Dataw Island offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Dataw Island offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables
Dataw Island is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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