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:
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.
Your destination wedding becomes a dream vacation for guests who choose to stay in desirable Resort accommodations, including:
All guests who reserve their accommodations directly with the Resort also enjoy a collection of exclusive amenities and privileges.
2 Reviews for Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Recommended by 80% of couples
Kristina T. · Married on 08/12/2019
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.Sent on 09/06/2019
Marisa P. · Married on 10/24/2020
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.Sent on 11/03/2020
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.