One of Only Six U.S. Destinations to Host a G8 Summit
Sea Island is a distinguished meeting destination. For over 80 years, Sea Island has been the host of US Presidents, world-leaders, dignitaries, and elite business organizations. As one of only six US destinations to have hosted a G8 Summit, we are uniquely equipped to handle the most demanding meeting, conference, or private executive retreat.
In honor of our unique meetings tradition, we have developed the following compendium of "G8 Services" that form the foundation for our meeting and event portfolio:
The Sea Island Conference Service team epitomizes southern hospitality. We maintain an exacting attention to detail that can only be achieved by a staff that has attained the Forbes Five-Star award and has earned the esteemed "Hall of Fame" recognition by Meeting & Conventions magazine. At Sea Island, your meeting will be managed by a single point of contact dedicated to ensuring that all aspects of your program are flawless.
Unlike many other world class destination resorts, Sea Island is readily accessible. With easy access from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK), Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Savannah Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), or by private charter jet into McKinnon Airport at St. Simons Island (SSI), Sea Island can provide convenient transportation and full logistical support for an entire company retreat, major event, or resort buy-out. The Sea Island Conference Service team can also provide a transportation fleet to facilitate large company gatherings and on-site transportation needs.
The Sea Island meeting space is elegant, functional, and affords maximum flexibility. Our event facilities are centralized in the secluded north wing at The Cloister, allowing attendees and guests to flow through meetings in a space that is separate from the leisure guest areas. The Cloister meeting space can be configured to suit every possible need for both indoor and outdoor functions. Separate boardroom facilities or daily retreat venues are available for smaller executive breakouts and seminars.
With a primary kitchen so expansive it is dubbed the "Acre," the award-winning Chefs at Sea Island deliver nothing less than culinary excellence. Sea Island is committed to enriching each meeting, banquet, and retreat with delicious offerings focused on local ingredients, seasonal fare, and the freshest catches. Our meetings and catered events are customized to meet your particular theme, style, budget, and needs.
Imagination is expanded through experience: Sea Island provides expert staff who are fully equipped to create an outstanding front-to-end experience for your event. Our event and design team is an in-house gem; they have saved meeting planners thousands of dollars compared to 3rd-party planners. In addition, our coastal locale offers possibilities that our event staff are skilled at taking advantage of. Sea Island’s beautiful and varied setting allows our event team to conjure up unique and delightful arrangements – such as an event on the beach, under 80-year old oak trees, or offsite on the Cloister Belle yacht. An onsite décor department provides custom floral, table props, and a full range of environmental designs for convenience and flexibility.
Sea Island offers a complete line of in-house interactive solutions and event technology accoutrements. These include wired and wireless Internet access, remote web-conferencing, high-definition video conferencing, secure uplinks, business equipment rentals, and audience response systems. Sea Island’s technology team can create customized solutions to meet your technology requirements, including creative design, rigging, softsets, lighting, concert sound, and production. Data security and information system controls are superb.
The success of meetings often hinges on finding the optimal balance between "meeting" and "activity." At Sea Island, our event team can help you create the ideal fusion of business, team building, and recreation in order to create the ultimate experience for your attendees. With 54 holes of championship golf available, a company-wide golf tournament is an easy-start. A round or two of golf can also be expanded to include a team building competition at the renowned Sea Island Shooting School, or even an offshore fishing excursion for tarpon or red fish. In addition, the Sea Island activities team can arrange for leisure breaks at our Forbes Five-Star Cloister Spa, tennis center, or at our premium squash courts, to name a few possibilities.
Sea Island takes the privacy of guests and groups seriously, which is why access to the resort is limited to registered guests, members, and residents of the Sea Island community. The Sea Island meeting venues, outlets, restaurants, golf, spa, and activities are completely private and secure, ensuring that your meeting is distraction free and wrapped in total exclusivity. In addition, all attendees will have access to Sea Island's five miles of private beach.