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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.
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.
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.
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Absolute Stunning Venue
Would have been wow, but overbilled.
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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