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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island , SC View map Visit website
4.0 out of 5 rating
2 reviews
Up to 300 guests

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Up to 300 guests

Celebrate Your Love in Lowcountry Elegance

Kiawah Island Golf Resort is an idyllic oceanfront property nestled into an unspoiled barrier island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. The resort’s Lowcountry surroundings are home to award-winning beaches, world-class amenities and a year-round temperate climate. Offering an array of enchanting settings for wedding ceremonies, receptions and celebrations surrounding your nuptials, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a highly coveted location for luxurious destination weddings.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples will find their ideal venue from an unparalleled collection of breathtaking indoor and outdoor settings that can accommodate weddings with up to 600 guests—from an alfresco ceremony on an oceanfront lawn or along the Kiawah River at Mingo Point to a grand reception in an elegant Forbes Five-Star/AAA Five-Diamond hotel ballroom. Golf enthusiasts can exchange vows and celebrate newly wedded bliss in classic clubhouses or overlooking the iconic Ocean Course. For couples seeking a traditional religious service, The Sanctuary Chapel provides a reverent setting with details that exude southern charm.

Specialized Services and Amenities

From the day you say yes to the moment you share “I do,” Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s dedicated team of experienced wedding specialists are on hand to help create a seamless experience for you and your guests. Remove the stresses of planning as their staff navigates you through ceremony and reception locations, accommodation selections and all the personalized touches to create a one-of-a-kind celebration. From late-night treats to cigar bars and farewell favors, no detail is too small and no idea too grand.

Cuisine

The Kiawah Island Golf Resort Catering and Culinary Teams take tremendous pride in offering you a unique and creative wedding. In collaboration with you and your soon-to-be-spouse, their team of professionals will ensure a customized event you and your guests will never forget—from cocktail parties with custom mixology and butler-passed hors d’oeuvres or action stations to full dinner service showcasing plated meals, sumptuous buffets or strolling receptions.

Accommodations

Your destination wedding becomes a dream vacation for guests who choose to stay in desirable resort accommodations on the island, including:

  • The Sanctuary, a Forbes Five-Star/AAA Five-Diamond hotel situated directly on the Atlantic Ocean
  • Private Resort Villas, featuring one- to four-bedrooms and full kitchens
  • Luxurious Premier Homes, many with private pools, offering up to eight bedrooms

All guests who reserve their accommodations directly with the resort also enjoy a collection of exclusive guest benefits and amenities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$20,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$20,000

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$20,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$20,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$60

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

House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

15

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Country/Golf Club
Garden
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
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
Chairs
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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    Absolute Stunning Venue

    Classy. Elegant. Magical. Spectacular. Words are hard to describe how perfect the Ocean Course was for our wedding. Our reception on the lawn, framed by the 18th green and the Atlantic, was unbelievable. A private reception on our own veranda was ideal for our immediate family/party of 18. And the food and service! Our glasses were never empty, and the dinner was 5-star. Oh, the red velvet wedding cake made on-site? Over the top. The private dining room in the Atlantic Room was the right size for our family - intimate and elegant.
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    Marisa P. Married on 10/24/2020
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    Would have been wow, but overbilled.

    My now husband and I had our wedding there a little over a week ago, and what was absolutely magical was completely ruined when we received the final bill and realized that we were grossly overcharged on our consumption bar.

    We chose the Osprey Point Clubhouse and Kiawah (even though we are both from Denver) because my husband grew up going to Kiawah with his family, and since his father passed away a few years ago we wanted it to be in a place where we could feel his presence with us. The Osprey course was also his favorite course so we found it to be perfect.

    Morgan, our KIGR contact was organized and professional, always willing and able to assist me in my requests leading up to the big day. Even when Covid hit she was there to assure me things were still ok and that the normally required minimums were not going to be enforced at this time. Everything went smoothly for the run through, the ceremony, the whole trip really! The staff were polite and everyone kept saying how wonderful and beautiful the whole thing and place was.

    However, we received the final invoice last week and upon inspection our consumption bill was very clearly wrong. Having worked in the industry I know that this can happen when dealing with less reputable people, but I purposely had chosen a consumption bar because many in our group don't drink at all including the groom, so paying for the packages would have been throwing money down the drain. When I called out how ridiculous the bill was based on the number of people in attendance the only response I got was sorry but that's what the tally sheets say.

    I know that Morgan is obviously limited in what she can do but truthfully this has completely soured what was an incredible and magical day. Now I will only remember the resort by how much we got ripped off. So word of caution to anyone looking to hold their wedding here, if you chose to do the pre-priced bar packages I have no doubt it will be amazing, but if you're trying to be more economical and not pay for those who aren't drinking (or who may only have 1 or 2) and do a consumption bar BE WEARY!! Also, be fully aware that even though shots are illegal to serve, the bartenders purposely circumvent that by serving drinks "neat", aka a shot by another name.
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One Sanctuary Beach Drive Kiawah Island , SC, 29455
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Kiawah Island Golf Resort frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Kiawah Island Golf Resort?

Kiawah Island Golf Resort includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Kiawah Island Golf Resort, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Kiawah Island Golf Resort includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Kiawah Island Golf Resort, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Kiawah Island Golf Resort includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Kiawah Island Golf Resort in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Kiawah Island Golf Resort for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Garden
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Kiawah Island Golf Resort for wedding events?

Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Kiawah Island Golf Resort offer?

Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Kiawah Island Golf Resort offer for wedding events?

Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Kiawah Island Golf Resort have available for wedding events?

Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Kiawah Island Golf Resort and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Kiawah Island Golf Resort is recommended by 50% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.0 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 4.5 in flexibility, 4 in average response time, 3.5 in quality of service and 3 in value.

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