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What's Happening at Sea Island

  • This Week at Sea Island

    This Week at Sea Island

    Weekly guide to recreation, entertainment
    and dining.

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  • Social Lounge

    Check out our new Social Media Lounge.

    Explore various social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more!

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  • Entertainment at Sea Island


    Singer/Songwriter Series in the Spanish Lounge

    9 p.m. – Midnight
    Spanish Lounge

    Local singer/songwriters playing a diverse mix of original and cover music. Complimentary. No reservations necessary. Drink service available through River Bar.

    December 20- Pace & Owen
    December 27- Chris Rider Duo

    World Music Performance by Simrit Kaur

    December 28, 2014
    Cloister Clubroom

    Experience a world music performance with Simrit Kaur on Sunday, December 28th.  This is a unique World music fusion performance which includes instruments from Africa and India.  Simrit Kaur, vocals and Harmonium (hand pumped small organ), Gordon Hellegers, a master KORA player (West African Harp instrument with 21 strings), Tripp Dudley (hand percussion)and Ezra Landis(guitars). 

  • New Years at Sea Island

    December 26, 2014- January 1, 2015

    Enjoy a variety of holiday activities for the whole family! Click here to download the complete schedule of events.

    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

  • Classic TV Weekend

    January 16-18, 2015

    Can you imagine a hotel room without TV? In 1985 that was the case at The Cloister (why would you want to be in your room watching TV when you can experience all that is Sea Island?). In January, we will commemorate 30 years of TV at The Cloister by hosting a Classic TV Weekend. Stars include Bob Eubanks from The Newlywed Game, Ed Asner from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Dawn Wells from Gilligan’s Island and Jerry Mathers from Leave it to Beaver.

    Classic TV Weekend - Trivia Night with Bob Eubanks
    January 16, 2015
    8 - 9:30 p.m.
    Cloister Ballroom

    Kick off the weekend fulfilling your TV game show fantasy with Bob Eubanks as your host! Participate along with Ed Asner, Dawn Wells and Jerry Mathers as you test your TV knowledge. Teams named after your favorite shows will compete for the honor of being the Sea Island Trivia Night Champions. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Trivia begins at 8 p.m. Resort casual.

    Classic TV Weekend - Small Screen Soiree and Costume Party
    January 17, 2015
    7 - 9 p.m.
    Beach Club

    Walk the red carpet as your favorite TV character! Make sure you are camera ready, because tonight is your chance to mix and mingle with the stars as a TV star yourself. Dress as your favorite TV character and get transported to a time when Swanson was a household staple, everyone ate on trays, steak tartare and fondue were the quintessential hors d’oeuvres, smoking was allowed on airplanes and hairspray was as vital as water. Tonight our chefs delight your senses with a modern twist on classic party foods and a nod to the TV past. Costumes highly encouraged or cocktail attire. Reservations required.

    Classic TV Weekend - Panel Discussion and Q&A
    January 18, 2015
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Cloister Ballroom

    Learn behind-the-scenes tales of some of the most widely watched shows in the world with a Q & A session with Bob Eubanks, Ed Asner, Dawn Wells, and Jerry Mathers. Audience members may submit questions, so start thinking now. What would you like to know about their shows, the characters, actors and locations? Now’s your chance to find out. Submit your questions from 5-5:30 p.m. during cocktails and your question might get picked! Complimentary. Reservations required.

    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

  • Sea Island Creativity Conference

    February 13-14, 2015

    Expand your horizons and stimulate your mind by engaging with extraordinary thinkers and innovators from the arts, sciences, and media during Sea Island's creativity weekend. The two-day program includes talks, Q&As, activities, and socializing with visionaries across many different fields. We expect this 2nd Annual event to quickly become a tradition.

    Creativity Conference Hosts:

    Ecologist Dr. Mark Moffett and his wife and frequent expedition partner, Melissa Wells, will serve as conference hosts. “Sea Island is a gorgeous spot surrounded by nature (golden marsh lands, protected oyster beds, and sea turtles), with amenities for a rejuvenating and stimulating weekend. We were impressed with our experience at Sea Island and jumped at the chance to help create a conference of like-minded creatives.”

    Learn More about Sea Island Creativity Conference>>

    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

  • Planning Guide

    Planning Guide

    December 2014 - February 2015

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  • Sea Island Food and Wine Series

    German Wine Tasting
    5:30 - 7 p.m.
    Colonial Lounge

    German wines are every Sommeliers passion. The reason is very simple; the wines are fragrant, elegant, fruity, mineral, expressive, cleanly structured (as is the German way,) easy to drink and enjoy, what every red wine hopes to be. On December 12th we are grateful to have the opportunity to taste through many different styles of wines from different regions of Germany. This tasting is compliments of Michael Hirsch of Rudi Wiest Selections. Rudi Wiest is considered the most important German Wine Importer in the United States. What began as a hobby in the early 1970’s grew into a full-fledged business.Please join us in the Colonial Lounge for a complimentary and educational tasting. 

    Call 1-855-572-4975 to make advance reservations for the Sea Island Food & Wine Series events.

  • Christmas at Sea Island

    December 20-25, 2014

    Enjoy a variety of holiday activities for the whole family! Click here to download the complete schedule of events.

  • Experience Sea Island

    during 2014 with 12 months of special offers


    Sea Island opened its first retail shop at The Yacht Club in 1928.  There are 12 retail locations at Sea Island.

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  • Double the Drama: Exclusive Downton Abbey-inspired Weekend

    January 29-31, 2015

    Double the Drama with our Downton Abbey-inspired weekend!
    January 29-31

    If you think last year's Downton Abbey-inspired weekend was exciting, you can double the excitement on January 29-31! Since Sea Island is expanding this year, we invited two characters whose roles will be expanding this upcoming season. Jessica Fellowes returns to Sea Island, bringing with her Kevin Doyle and Raquel Cassidy, otherwise known as "Joseph Molesley," footman at Downton, and "Phyllis Baxter," Lady Grantham's lady's maid.  Ms. Fellowes, Mr. Doyle, and Ms. Cassidy are joined by Nick Dawes of Antiques Roadshow in a series of events that includes a lecture by Mr. Dawes, an intimate dinner with the guest stars, a treasure hunt, Q&A and costume party. Separate reservations required for each event.

    For reservations contact Marcie Maddox, [email protected]or 912-634-4383.

    Thursday, January 29, 5:30 p.m.
    The Treasures of Downton Abbey with Nick Dawes from Antiques Roadshow
    The Cloister Ballroom

    The magnificent furnishings of Downton Abbey play an essential role in every episode, despite having no speaking part. Antiques Roadshow expert appraiser Nick Dawes will examine some of these treasures in a colorful presentation using images from the show as well as share treasures from other magnificent Country Houses. Mr. Dawes will discuss the history of "good taste" in an English Country House, the essential ingredients in Downton's interior that would have been expected during that time period in that type of home, and the pressure to keep these homes intact in recent years. Resort casual. Complimentary. Reservations required.

    Thursday, January 29, 7 p.m.
    Up Close and Personal Dinner with Raquel Cassidy, Kevin Doyle and
    Jessica Fellowes
    The Cloister Clubroom

    You won't want to miss this opportunity for exclusive access to Ms. Cassidy, Mr. Doyle and Ms. Fellowes during an intimate Downton Abbey-themed dinner. Enjoy an elegant six-course dinner with wine pairings. $250/person includes wine pairings. Cash bar. Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. Ages 21 and over. Jacket required, tie optional. Limited seating; reservations required.

    Friday, January 30 , 5:30 p.m.
    Q&A with Raquel Cassidy, Kevin Doyle and Jessica Fellowes
    The Cloister Ballroom

    Learn behind-the-scenes tales of one of the most widely watched shows in the world with a question-and-answer session with Ms. Cassidy and Mr. Doyle moderated by Ms. Fellowes. Audience members may submit questions, so start thinking now. What would you like to know about the show, its characters, actors and locations? Now's your chance to find out. Submit your question from 5-5:30 p.m. during cocktails and your question might get picked! Resort casual. Complimentary. Cash bar. Reservations required.

    Friday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
    Treasure Hunt with Raquel Cassidy, Kevin Doyle, Jessica Fellowes and
    Nick Dawes
    The Cloister Clubroom

    Tonight is a combination of the game Clue with elements of trivia, entertainment and hors d'oeuvres. You'll be divided into groups, with each group moving about The Cloister based on clues provided. The clues will lead your group to a secret location with a special guest who will tell stories and ask Downton Abbey trivia questions you must answer before you can proceed. Each group will convene after each location in the Colonial Lounge for a new course of hors d'oeuvres, a new clue for the next location and cocktails. $150/person includes five courses of heavy hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. Resort casual. Limited availability; reservations required.

    Saturday, January 31, 6 p.m.
    Costume Party, Cocktail Reception, Dinner and Screening
    The Cloister

    Will you dress for being upstairs? Or for downstairs? Either way, you're bound to enjoy this exciting finale to the weekend. Start with a reception with our special guests in The Cloister Colonial Lounge followed by a Downton Abbey-inspired dinner in the Ballroom, (period dress is encouraged). Ages 21 and over. $125/person includes three courses and wine pairings. Cash bar. The evening continues after dinner in the Ballroom with a screening. Ms. Cassidy, Mr. Doyle and Ms. Fellowes will introduce the screening, and then entertain your questions before everyone heads to the After Party! Period dress or black tie. Reservations required.       

    For reservations contact Marcie Maddox, [email protected]or 912-634-4383.