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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island, SC View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
71 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is a hotel wedding venue situated in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This modern and chic building boasts stunning ocean views and a plethora of event spaces. This property benefits from the nearby serene coastline and its modern amenities. Couples can take advantage of the beautiful outdoors as well as the high-quality amenities that are essential for modern celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

The Beach Pavillion is a tranquil and private outdoor space that makes for memorable ceremonies and receptions. You and your loved one can exchange vows on the hotel鈥檚 luscious lawns surrounded by tropical blooms and water-features. Boasting panoramic views of the coast and the hotel's well-maintained gardens, this site can play host to your entire day of celebrations. As the sun sets and the stars illuminate the night sky, you and your guests can sip beverages and rejoice long into the evening in this one-of-a-kind space. Ceremonies at the Beach Pavilion can host up to 450 guests while receptions can hold 600. Other outdoor spaces include The Shipyard Beach Club, Heyward鈥檚 Terrace, and the Mid-Island Lawn. All of these areas include coastal views and are arranged to host ceremonies and receptions. The 9,880-square-foot Santee Ballroom is an expansive and impressive indoor event space. This area radiates sophistication and can host ceremonies of up to 800 and 1,100 for receptions. For your convenience, all event spaces at this venue can be configured into gorgeous micro weddings and minimonies.

Services Offered

The staff at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island pays attention to every fine detail to create a one-of-a-kind wedding experience for you and your guests. Designated event planners can work with you throughout the entire process making your big day run without a hitch. You can also be provided with an array of event items to help transform your chosen settings. This includes chairs, tables, linens, flatware, sound, lighting, and more. What鈥檚 more, the venue鈥檚 staff will assist with the setup and breakdown of your festivities, leaving you to focus on your meaningful matters.

Accommodation

There are 340 spacious guest rooms at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Each room has been designed to maximize relaxation and provide a great night鈥檚 sleep. Furthermore, each suite is complete with a balcony or patio overlooking the evergreen grounds. Additional amenities include an en-suite bathroom, a smart TV, refrigerator, coffee maker, and much more.

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?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Beach
Resort
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
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
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?

April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
November
December
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Shaina S. Married on 05/21/2022
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    Beautiful Venue with Helpful Staff

    Our wedding took place at the Shipyard Beach Club with catering and event support from the Sonesta Resort. Venue is spacious and clean with fabulous oceanfront location. Courteous and professional staff
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    Sophia S. Married on 04/02/2022
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    The Sonesta Team is Incredible

    We had our wedding of 160 guests at Sonesta on the pavilion and they helped execute it seamlessly!! Truly professionals in every sense of the word. Delaney is the point of contact for all things weddings at Sonesta and she helped me SO MUCH. Their team is helpful, attentive, and very willing to help your wedding dreams come to life. Highly recommend.
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    Laura J. Married on 11/12/2021
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    Great Venue

    My husband and I looked at a lot of venues in Hilton Head. Once we toured the Sonesta Pavilion, we knew it was the location. We had our ceremony on the beach and Reception on the pavilion. It was second week of December and the weather stood out for us. Andrew managed our event and put out all of the fires that occurred the day of, with ease. Best part of it all, people RAVED about the food after!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Carolina Weddings Carolina Weddings Wedding Rentals

Beautiful Venue We would recommend it to any wedding planner!

Photos by Ruthe Photos by Ruthe Wedding Photographers

Excellent staff that pays attention to detail, beautiful resort, and venue with many options. The Sonesta is absolutely one of the best places in the Southeast for weddings and events.

Memory Lane Portraits Memory Lane Portraits Wedding Photographers

This upscale oceanfront resort is a perfect choice for hosting your event with breathtaking views, endless choices for entertainment, wonderful staff as well as direct access to a beautiful white-sand beach.

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130 Shipyard Drive Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928
843 842 2400
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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head 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
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island for wedding events?

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offer?

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offer for wedding events?

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island have available for wedding events?

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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