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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.

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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

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

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
Pet Friendly
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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80 Reviews
Morgan
Morgan H. Married on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Choice We Made!

Sonesta Resort was the best choice we made for our wedding! We are from Upstate New York and picked a handful of venues to tour on a quick trip. We toured Sonesta and 2 other venues in Hilton Head Island, and Sonesta was hands down the best. The scenery, location, and price were amazing! But that is not the reason we booked with them. The sales manager Delaney was the kindest, most dedicated, and fun person to work with! She made sure that we had everything we needed! I am gluten free, as were several of our guests, and Delaney ensure that almost all of the food was made gluten free or had a gluten free option. We also needed easels, reserved signs, and random items we thought we be an extra charge and were free. Sonesta goes above and beyond, 5 stars is truly not enough for the service we got!

Kelly
Kelly A. Married on 09/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning Sonesta!

Our wedding day at Sonesta Resort in Hilton Head was nothing short of perfection, thanks in large part to Delaney, the incredible venue, and catering team. From the moment we set foot on the property, we knew we had found the ideal place to celebrate our special day.

The venue itself is a slice of paradise. The greenery, fountains, and the breathtaking ocean views, provided the perfect backdrop for our ceremony and reception.

The catering team at Sonesta Resort deserves special recognition for their outstanding service. From the tasting session to the reception dinner, the food was nothing less than sensational. Our guests raved about the quality and presentation of the dishes, and many said it was the best wedding meal they had ever experienced.

What truly sets Sonesta Resort apart, however, is their dedicated and accommodating staff. The wedding planning process was made seamless by Delaney, who guided us every step of the way and ensured that our vision became a reality. On the big day, the entire team went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. They were responsive, flexible, and attentive to every detail, making us feel like royalty.

We can't thank Sonesta Resort enough for providing us with the wedding of our dreams. If you're searching for a stunning venue with a top-notch catering team and exceptional service, look no further than Sonesta Resort in Hilton Head. They exceeded our expectations in every way possible, and we are forever grateful for the memories they helped us create.
Ron Beatty
Ron B. Married on 06/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beach wedding

Delaney did a great job, over and above. The staff (Lenox,Michael and crew) were awesome, on top of everything and nice people. Food was excellent. Could not ask for a better group of people.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
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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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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island frequently asked questions

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
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
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
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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