St. Simons and Sea Island, GA are among the most charming and picturesque wedding destinations in the south. We’ve compiled some notes below on some of the more popular wedding venues. Don’t to hesitate if you have any questions about venues or lodging!
St. Simons Island Weddings
The shady Southern Oaks, ocean breezes and quaint beach town feeling are the perfect setting for a romantic wedding getaway on St. Simons Island. Whether you desire a simple beach wedding, a traditional church wedding, or a large wedding reception at a luxurious resort hotel, St. Simons offers a wide range of picturesque locations and accommodations for your wedding party.
Historic churches such as Christ Church Episcopal and Lovely Lane Chapel make for a truly memorable wedding event that you simply can’t duplicate anywhere else. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is a popular site for oceanfront wedding ceremonies and has numerous banquet rooms for receptions and after-parties.
According to Travel & Leisure Magazine, St. Simons Island is America’s #1 Most Romantic Destination.
When you’re planning a romantic getaway for two, places like Paris, Fiji and Venice might cross your mind, but according to DatingAdvice.com, you should give the good old USA a chance. The “authority on all things dating” scoured the web (as well as a map) and chose the 17 Most Romantic Destinations in the U.S., and St. Simons Island comes in at #7.
We’ve lived on St. Simons Island for generations and know the island like the back of our hand. We would love to help you choose the perfect place to say your “I dos”. Below are a few of our most highly recommended venues but please give us a call for more information.
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
The Resort has earned a reputation as a preferred site for “destination” weddings. Our oceanfront location, exceptional amenities and the attentiveness of our staff, help assure the success of your special day.
• Oceanfront Lawn: Seats up to 300 guests for receptions or ceremonies, and is an incomparable location in the Golden Isles.
• Lanier Ballroom: Accommodates up to 280 guests for banquets.
• Delegal Room: Historic ambience and ocean views, can accommodate up to 200 guests for banquets and 250 guests for receptions.
• Retreat Room and Solarium: Panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, and host up to 80 guests.
907 Beachview Dr.
St. Simons Island, GA
912.634.2800• An upscale Spanish Mediterrean villa overlooking the Atlantic with unparallelled luxurious suites.
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA
912.638.8688• 1880s Lovely Lane Chapel, elegant reception/dinner/luncheon catering. Affordable motels/apts.
5445 Frederica Rd.
St. Simons Isl, GA 31522
912.638.3351• Marshview weddings accommodate up to 300 people.
Sea Island Weddings
Imagine smiling faces dancing underneath twinkling lights and a gorgeous Georgia night sky. Set to the sounds of the ebb and flow of the ocean and life by the edge of the sea. By the flickering candlelight, through the clinking champagne glasses, the people who matter most. Dedication, creativity, flawless attention to detail, personal touches, passion, genuine Southern hospitality, a team that feels like family. Celebrate your love. And fall in love with Sea Island.
Indoors or out, Sea Island has a setting to match any wedding style. Say “I do” at sunset or underneath towering ancient oaks. By candlelight, twilight, or twinkling lights. Next to golden marshes, river beds, or sandy shores. In elegant ballrooms, intimate courtyards, or our fairytale chapel. Each one unique, breathtaking, captivating.
Imagine exchanging your vows along five miles of private coastline, with the setting sun as your backdrop. Fall in love all over again underneath a canopy of ancient oaks, the sunlight peeking through branches and hanging moss. Sea Island features exquisite interior settings, including the enchanting Cloister Chapel and historic Spanish Lounge. For the reception, consider one of our glittering ballrooms, an outdoor oceanfront venue, or one of Sea Island’s alluringly wooded and landscaped locations.
To book your dream wedding visit https://www.seaisland.com/weddings/venues/
The Cloister Chapel
Your romance has been like a fairytale, so your venue should be, too. Like a storybook come to life, the Cloister Chapel is a beautifully simple, cozy, non-denominational wedding location, with traditional heart pine pews and beautiful stained glass windows.
Ceremony: 100 guests
The Cloister Garden
Under a canopy of ancient live oaks and nestled next to the Solarium, with a turtle pond nearby, the magic of this garden setting is rivaled only by its flexibility for enchanting ceremonies.
Ceremony: 300 guests
The Cloister Ballroom and Patio
With a beautiful, decorative wooden ceiling and ornate chandeliers, this grand, exquisite space can be transformed for your perfect soirée. For added charm and capacity, guests can flow onto the adjacent Cloister Patio, a beautiful walkway featuring views of the river and a large fountain surrounded by graceful landscaping and swaying palms.
Strolling Reception: 400 guests
Plated Dinner: 350 guests
Our newest addition to your wide array of options. The multi-functional, 5,000-square-foot Mizner Ballroom features crystal chandeliers and wood beamed ceilings. Flooded with light by day through multiple arched windows, or romantic after dark, with a private courtyard veranda just outside.
Ceremony: 300 guests
Strolling Reception: 225 guests
Plated Dinner : 170 guests
Black Banks Terrace
With an incredible view of the marsh and river, dramatic curving staircases, beautiful fountains, and stunning architectural views of the building, the Black Banks Terrace is a picture-perfect backdrop for your big day.
Strolling Reception: 250 guests
(More than 75 requires tenting, at additional charge.)
Black Banks Lawn
Time to propose? Or for an intimate ceremony? Golden hues from the salt marsh make this an exceptional place for either one. Or both. Here, your guests will have the very best view of the sun setting over Black Banks River.
Ceremony: 40 guests
History. Tradition. Both are celebrated along with your wedding in this elegant, historic space. Re-created when The Cloister was rebuilt, it retains its original ceiling, hallmark stained glass windows, chandeliers, lamps, and fireplace surrounds. Any event here adds to Sea Island’s history as well as yours. An adjacent covered terrace provides views of the Garden and Chapel.
Ceremony: 150 guests
Strolling Reception: 80 guests
The Clubroom and Patio
A striking, exquisite space. Mercury glass doors, wooden floors, built-in stage, and exceptional crystal chandeliers give the Clubroom sophistication, splendor, and elegance. A disco ball hidden in the main chandelier adds the perfect amount of sparkle. With access to the North Patio and its over-sized chess board, fountain, and pavers that embrace its garden setting.
Ceremony: 100 guests
Strolling Reception: 100 guests
Plated Dinner: 90 guests
Cool and candlelit, with its own sommelier upon request. A heart pine wooden ceiling created from a mid-1800s South Carolina sawmill. Limestone from North Georgia. A handmade English oak estate table. Ironwork imported from England and France. Romantic and rustic candle chandelier. This fully functioning wine cellar is just right for intimate celebrations.
Plated Dinner: 20 guests
Celebrate riverside with a close-up view of Black Banks River. Think casual, with picnic tables, stone fire pits, and wooden walkway over the marsh. The perfect location for a rustic, chic outdoor affair, with a screened-in pavilion with fireplace. Bringing a band? They’ll sound great from the on-site stage.
Ceremony: 200 guests
Strolling Reception: 300 guests
Plated Dinner: 50 guests
Jekyll Island Weddings
Happily ever after begins here. Our picturesque Southern setting, coastal wedding venues, and storied history create an inspired backdrop for your very special wedding weekend. Intimate or grand, casual or formal, our dedicated wedding team is ready to make your dream destination wedding weekend a reality. Let’s start planning together.
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
If you’re dreaming of a Southern Gothic wedding with truly inspiring views, Crane Cottage is an exceptional Georgia wedding venue. Intimate weddings and elopements at our oceanfront venues are nothing short of spectacular, or allow us to design a completely custom wedding on the riverfront lawn. When it comes to all the details, we take care of just about everything along the way.
This grand, Italian Renaissance-style cottage, features a formal sunken garden with fountains and an upper terrace – perfect for wedding ceremonies up to 250 people. The sunken garden with its lush trellises and fountains is an ideal ceremony venue followed by cocktail hour on the Reflecting Pool Lawn, and a seated dinner in the Courtyard. Finish the event with cake cutting and dancing in the Crane Living Room. View Crane Cottage Layout.
Cherokee welcomes events up to 50 guests. Many couples have their ceremony on the Cherokee Lawn, followed by the pleasures of dinner, reception and dancing in the Main Hall. A Cherokee wedding includes its lawn, terrace and interiors. The ideal setting for a smaller wedding party, reserving the ten guest rooms and suites is required to create an intimate atmosphere for your wedding weekend. View Cherokee Cottage Layout.
Whether on a blissful afternoon or with the glow of a glorious sunset, views of the river and a canopy of ancient oaks provide a sensational, open-air setting for outdoor ceremonies. Follow us the vows with dinner and dancing. This storybook setting can include the happy couple departing in a horse-drawn carriage.
Beachside and Oceanfront
Say “I do” with sand between your toes and a sea breeze in your hair. A Georgia beach wedding at the resort’s Beach Pavilion, a spacious open-air structure, accommodates up to 70 guests – the perfect seaside setting for alfresco wedding events or rehearsal dinners.
Once J.P. Morgan’s private indoor tennis court, the Morgan Center is our largest event venue. For events up to 300 persons, the Morgan Center provides an outdoor terrace and lawn, a mezzanine, and a large main floor for receptions and seated dinners. Riverfront Lawn ceremonies may choose to move into the Morgan Center for receptions.
Hall of Mirrors
Smaller, more intimate events are sensational in the private banquet rooms which flank The Resort’s historic Hall of Mirrors. Choose from The Pulitzer, Federal Reserve, Aldrich and Alexander Rooms. Each features 12-foot ceilings, a fireplace, and can accommodate 20-30 guests. Combine two or more rooms for larger groups up to 100.
The Wharf takes getting married by the water to a whole new level. Say I Do on the Jekyll River with ceremonies and receptions on the historic wharf, with the best sunset view on the entire island as your backdrop!
Jekyll Ocean Club
Located just a few steps from the shoreline, the Jekyll Ocean Club is perfect for your beachside wedding. With ceremonies in the sand and rooftop receptions, your wedding will be surrounded by stunning views.
Located in the northern part of the Historic District, Villa Ospo offers indoor and outdoor space perfect for a romantic al fresco wedding, complete with bare bulb lighting and a charming courtyard.
Have your ceremony and reception surrounded by Jekyll Island’s beautiful scenery at Villa Marianna, an outdoor only venue. From the walled courtyard, open lawn space and gorgeous reflecting fountain, your wedding is sure to be a romantic affair.
935 Beachview Dr.
St. Simons Island, GA
912.638.2100• Ocean Lodge provides a sublime atmosphere for special occasions to remember.
1175 N. Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA
• Luxurious oceanside ‘Villa’ hotel
• Superior food and beverage service.
721 N. Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA
912.280.9020• Specializing in oceanfront ceremonies and receptions.
Straton Hall Downtown houses 3 of Straton Hall Events’ venues, and is located in Historic Downtown Brunswick on 1423 Newcastle Street. It is a newly renovated 3-story building.
Straton Hall Venues:
J’s Boom Boom Room
Our first floor is a unique funky space called J’s Boom Boom Room & Supper Club. Open First Fridays for appetizers and a full bar. This venue will be open for you to rent on the other days for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, birthday parties, any celebration you want done in Straton-style! rents for $400 for a 4-hour period.
Flower Design Studio
The second floor is our flower design studio, where the design team creates beautiful centerpieces, bouquets, and other event designs. This space is also used for bouquet parties, where a bridal party can make their own creations (with our help if wanted)! This activity can also be a part of their bridal luncheon with Bloody Marys and Mimosas!
Our 3rd floor Loft is a bright and open area that is ideal for bridal luncheons, cocktail parties, and pretty much any type of celebration! This area can hold up to 50 people, and rents for $400 for a four-hour time period which includes tables, chairs, and linens.