Located on a small sea island off of the intracoastal waterway and surrounded by miles of undeveloped salt marsh, Goat Island Gatherings offers a perfect setting for a Lowcountry event. Featuring a brick oyster cooking fireplace, bandstand, tiki bar and bathhouse, this charming venue is well equipped for a traditional oyster roast complete with live music for up to 200 guests.
Whether the special occasion is an intimate rehearsal dinner for your closest family and friends or a large corporate event, Goat Island Gatherings offers you and your guests a beautiful and relaxing escape from the mainland.
Only a few short minutes from the Isle of Palms Marina by boat, Goat Island is close and convenient but has managed to retain a charm and rustic quality that gives guests the feeling that they’ve stepped back in time.
Weddings and Rehearsal Dinners
Weddings are a special occasion on Goat Island. Surrounded by water and a canopy of palmetto and oak trees you won’t need too many extras. You and your guests will take pleasure in what nature has to offer on this small piece of paradise. Barrier Island Eco Tours provides boat shuttles for your guests, catering, as well as coordination and set-up for any event. Traditional southern cuisine offerings include but are not limited to freshly roasted local oysters, barbecue, grilled steak and chicken, Frogmore Stew, fish stew, blue crabs and stone crabs. All of these delicious foods associated with the coastal region and old fashioned southern hospitality, are presented in antique wooden bowls and served with the sides of your choice. Our on-staff wedding coordinator is also happy to assist you with rentals, decor, budget, vendors, catering and anything else you may need to make your vision a reality.
If you’re a meeting planner or conference service manager searching for a unique experience for your corporate group visiting the Charleston area, Goat Island Gatherings might be just what you’re looking for. We encourage you to get your group out of the hotel ballroom and onto the water to dine on this beautiful sea island surrounded by water and salt marsh, and abundant with natural beauty.
Imagine your group departing by boat from the Isle of Palms Marina for a relaxing cocktail cruise through the salt marsh just before sunset. As they arrive on Goat Island and walk down the dock they will be stepping back in time as they enter an island paradise. Twinkle lights strung between palmettos and oaks and tiki torches will light the way as they enjoy authentic lowcountry cuisine in this beautiful outdoor setting. Our on-staff coordinator will be happy to help you plan the entire event including rentals, music, catering, and anything else you may need to give your group an experience they won’t soon forget.
Goat Island Gatherings is available for rental year round, however the spring, fall and winter are the best months for events on this sea island. The hot summer months can bring bugs out to play, however if you have a group interested in using the space during the summer we can arrange to have it sprayed before the event. During the winter months we can bring in mushroom heaters or build a bonfire to create a warm and inviting atmosphere on chillier days.
Amenities for the day include:
- Large lawn perfect for outdoor wedding and reception with space available for up to 200 guests.
- A 200′ dock overlooking the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
- Palmetto Cottage, a 14′ x 20′ kitchen and air conditioned sitting area.
- Tiki Bar
- Brick Oyster Cooker Fireplace
* Outside caterers are welcome, however they are responsible for their own trash and clean-up.