Kiawah Island Golf Resort

One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island , SC 29455 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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 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 20 to 600 guests—from an alfresco ceremony by the ocean or along the Kiawah River at Mingo Point to a grand reception in an elegant Forbes 5-Star/AAA 5-Diamond hotel ballroom. Golf enthusiasts can exchange vows and celebrate newly-wedded bliss in classic clubhouses or on the lawn of the iconic Ocean Course. For couples seeking a traditional religious service, The Sanctuary Chapel provides a reverent setting with details that exude Lowcountry charm.

Specialized Services and Amenities

Everything you could desire from a destination wedding venue is yours for the asking at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Services and amenities include:

  • Full-service catering featuring customized menus for your celebration
  • Wedding package enhancements, including late-night snacks, cigar bars and farewell favors
  • Acclaimed overnight accommodations
  • Pampering treatments in The Spa at The Sanctuary, a Forbes 5-Star spa
  • An unparalleled variety of recreational and nature activities
  • Legendary golf on five championship courses, including the iconic Ocean Course

Cuisine

Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s catering specialists are dedicated to working with couples to craft a menu that reflects your personal taste and style that your guests will remember for a lifetime. From cocktail parties with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres or action stations to full dinner service showcasing plated meals, sumptuous buffets or strolling receptions, all cuisine is expertly created and prepared by the Resort’s talented culinary team.

Accommodations

Your destination wedding becomes a dream vacation for guests who choose to stay in desirable Resort accommodations, including:

  • The Sanctuary Hotel, situated directly on the Atlantic Ocean
  • Comfortable Resort Villas, featuring one to four bedrooms
  • 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 amenities and privileges.

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2 Reviews for Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Recommended by 80% of couples


4.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.5
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 3.0
  • Average response time 4.0
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    Marisa P. · Married on 10/24/2020

    3.0
    • Quality of service:
      2.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value:
      1.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 11/03/2020

Kiawah Island Golf Resort FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1500.00
  • 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?
    $ 1500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500.00
  • 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?
    $ 53.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    15
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Beach
    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
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    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
  • 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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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
  • Beach
  • 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
  • Elopements
  • 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
  • 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

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: 5.0 in professionalism, 4.5 in flexibility, 4.0 in average response time, 3.5 in quality of service and 3.0 in value.