From the Boardroom (or the Ballroom) to the Beach

7 of Our Favorite Visitor Photos to Convince You to Hold Your Next Event on Hilton Head Island

Dinner cruises, golf tournaments, oceanfront receptions, beachside conventions: there are dozens of creative and non-traditional meeting sites on Hilton Head Island to make your gathering unique. For decades, discerning meeting planners have found a haven on Hilton Head Island’s tranquil shores. The swaying palms and gentle tides of our Island setting offer the perfect backdrop to an event that will impress and refresh your attendees and guests, while the knowledge of our dedicated meeting experts have always ensured that every detail of your event is executed to perfection.

But, don’t just take our word for it. Really see the beauty of this special place for yourself, through the most trustworthy lens out there: that of our dedicated visitors! It means the world to us when visitors share their beautiful perspective and happy memories of the place we call home. When you meet or celebrate on Hilton Head Island, our beautiful backdrop is here to invigorate and inspire your group and will create the perfect ambiance for a truly memorable and unforgettable event.

Without further ado, your beautiful Island venue awaits…

Rise n’ Shine

Sunrise on beach
Photo by @sheenakalso on Instagram

Who needs coffee when you have sunrises like these? Set the perfect tone for a busy day of meetings ahead or calm any pre-party jitters by heading to the beach for sunrise. Trust us, it is worth the early wake up call and will absolutely wow your guests.

Feel the Wind in Your Hair

Bikes on beach from birds eye view
Photo by @tmcd.chi on Instagram

Taking a bike ride on the beach is a perfect group activity and is a great way to keep active during a busy week of meetings. Our smooth, flat packed sand makes our beaches the perfect natural setting to spin your wheels. Fun fact: Hilton Head Island is rated as a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the American League of Bicyclists with more than 60 miles of leisure pathways connecting you to everywhere you want to go.

Meet a Friend with Flippers

Dolphin in water
Photo by @gjbsup on Instagram

In this case, a picture is worth a thousand words. Delight your guests by surprising them with a Hilton Head Island dolphin cruise and make memories to last a lifetime. This bucket list experience is perfect for team bonding, or it would be the perfect ‘surprise & delight’ moment for guests of Lowcountry destination weddings. The gentle bottlenose dolphin calls the waters of Hilton Head Island and the May River home, and they’re an integral part of our beautiful and sensitive coastal environment. 

Taste the Flavors of the Lowcountry

Tacos, sandwich, lobster roll on table
Photo by @GrierMountain on Instagram

Feast on fresh seafood dockside at a casual restaurant or dine at one of Hilton Head Island’s elegant establishments. Indulge in local Lowcountry favorites like oysters, gumbo, fried okra, and peach cobbler, or share a bucket of fresh, steamed peel-and-eat shrimp on the beach as the sun sets. Nosh on fish tacos, take a bite out of Carolina pulled pork, or find out what a Lowcountry boil really is. You get the picture. With more than 250 restaurants on Hilton Head Island, plus bakeries, farmers’ markets, and gourmet shops, there’s something delicious to satisfy every palate.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Trees surround wooden pathway
Photo by @Kayla_Gagne on Instagram

The attention given to preserving the environment here on Hilton Head Island has become the blueprint for other sustainability efforts around the country. During your Island retreat, notice the absence of bright street lights, tall business signs and brightly-painted buildings. Absorb the Island’s appreciation for the environment as you travel down 60 miles of leisure pathways, explore a nature preserve, get out on the water, or simply enjoy our 12 miles of pristine beaches that are part of the reason we're America's Favorite Island®.  

Always Find Your Way Back

Harbour town lighthouse from afar at sunset
Photo by @alanbolyardjr_photo on Instagram

The iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse is the beacon of Hilton Head Island, and is instantly recognizable even to those who have never visited. Harbour Town Golf Links is home to the legendary PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage presented by Boeing, where its candy striped lighthouse has its starring moment year after year on TV screens around the world. A stroll through Harbour Town and a visit to the Lighthouse (and it’s fabulous and informative museum) are an absolute must-do, particularly for any first-time visitors to Hilton Head Island. It doesn’t get more charming than this.


Palm trees on golf course
Photo by @member4aday on Instagram

Deals are made and bonds are formed on the golf course, that’s a fact. Whether you’re trying to charm new business, or cozy up to a new father-in-law, Hilton Head Island is the Golf Island for a reason. Golfers can find more than 33 world-class golf courses in the Lowcountry region; on Hilton Head Island (23 on the Island alone), in Bluffton and on Daufuskie Island. Tee off on championship courses designed by legendary course architects such as Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye, and Jack Nicklaus. Experienced and novice golfers alike are guaranteed a great time on the greens of Hilton Head Island golf courses.

Now that you’ve seen a glimpse of what we have to offer your guests outside of the boardrooms and ballrooms, it’s time to take the first step in booking your event on Hilton Head Island. With 150,000 square feet of ample room for customizable meeting space and a year-round temperate climate that allows the use of the gorgeous, wide open great outdoors, Hilton Head Island is ready and waiting to execute the event of your dreams. Host a meeting or event at one of six Hilton Head Island resorts through March 31, 2022, and save up to $11,000*.

Bikes on beach from birds eye view

Find Your Island Time

Hilton Head is America’s favorite island, offering 12 miles of pristine beaches and everything you need for the ultimate retreat. Enjoy easy days relaxing in the sun, sand and surf on some of the best beaches in the country.
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