The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Where gracious luxury lives in perfect harmony with unspoiled nature

Presiding gracefully over Kiawah Island’s wide Atlantic beach within a private gated community, just 25 miles from historic downtown Charleston, this exquisitely designed luxury hotel exudes the spirit, charm and genuine hospitality of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Patterned after an elegant Southern seaside mansion, The Sanctuary provides 44,000 square feet of incredibly functional and adaptable indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, anchored by the 6,000-square-foot Grand Oaks Ballroom and a stunning 18,500-square-foot Grand Lawn overlooking the Atlantic.

Planning an unforgettable business meeting, sales presentation or conference? The hotel and resort’s compelling venues, managed by a highly professional staff, will ensure a productive and memorable occasion. The hotel’s dedicated conference services team works collaboratively with each group to ensure every detail – from meeting sets to dining provided by our banquet chefs – exceeds their expectations.

Every area of the hotel and resort, including outdoor areas, offers wireless Internet access. A dedicated business center stands ready to meet any immediate needs that might arise for meeting planners or attendees.

The Sanctuary offers 255 spacious rooms and suites, including the 3,000-square-foot Presidential Suite. Spacious king rooms are among the largest on the East Coast. All guestrooms feature such exquisite amenities as a handcrafted desk, elegantly appointed sofa and chair, marble-clad bathroom, custom-made bed and gracious balconies that invite a refreshing ocean breeze.

The Sanctuary’s luxurious Forbes Five Star spa, patterned after Charleston’s numerous courtyard gardens, provides the ideal oasis for allowing cares to melt away. The hotel provides the perfect base from which to pursue the Resort’s many amenities, including its five championship golf courses (including The Ocean Course, host of the 2021 PGA Championship), world-class tennis center and abundant outdoor and nature pursuits.

The elegant Forbes Five-Star Ocean Room Restaurant will ensure an unparalleled dining experience. It joins an elite collection of only 5 properties in the United States with a triple rating.

Accommodations + Meetings

Just 21 miles from historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort provides an unforgettable coastal setting for meetings, conferences and special events. The Sanctuary hotel features 255 guestrooms and suites in an oceanfront setting marked by relaxed elegance. Blessed with a wide, 10-mile stretch of pristine beach and ancient moss-draped oaks, the barrier island’s natural setting—combined with 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space throughout the resort—allows groups to focus on important strategies, strengthen relationships and reward employees for their exceptional performance.

Meeting Specs

  • Indoor Meeting Room Space
    21,602 Sq. Ft.
  • Outdoor Meeting Space
    25,658 Sq. Ft.
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  • Largest Meeting Room
    5,940 Sq. Ft.
  • Second Largest Meeting Room
    3,040 Sq. Ft.
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Nearest Major Airport:  Charleston International Airport (CHS)

Distance from Airport:  35 miles  /  48 minutes

Area DMC: Destination South Meeting & Events Coastal – DMC Network


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