I can't say enough! We were married here on 10/01/2016. Our guest's are still talking about how romantic and magical the venue was! You can only get to the island by boat, but don't let that steer you away! It's only a 4 minute boat ride and the guest's take large 50 seat Pontoon boats! Not only was it truly a fairy tale setting but it was a great escape from the hustle and bustle of your typical wedding reception/ceremony setting. If your looking for a romantic rustic feel to your day, DON'T let this small island get away! The pictures are out of this world including the Drone Pic's we were able to get! Truly one of the single most Magical days of my life!!!! Now that your sold on the venue, can I just say the couple that owns the island are truly one of the greatest people you will work with! They were beyond helpful in every aspect of our planning and our set up! I would do it over and over again if only we could!!!!
"When I step off the boat onto the dock at Goat Island Gatherings, I always take a deep breath of the salty marsh air, and feel instantly transported away from the stress, hustle and bustle of the mainland. As I make my way down the dock and enter under the oaks and palmettos on this beautiful sea island venue, I feel right at home on the little piece of paradise. The charm of Goat Island Gatherings is due in large part to the warmth and love that have been carefully put into every detail of the space by it's owners, Dennis and Diann Clark. Goat Island Gatherings is more than just a "must-see", but a "must-experience" kind of place. There's nothing like it in Charleston, and you must experience it to discover what makes it so special!"
"Being from the Charleston area, I can't imagine a more special place to share with friend and family for our wedding. Goat Island Gatherings exhibits all the natural wonders of the lowcountry with ample accommodations and gracious hosts/staff. We celebrated under palm fronds, live oaks, and the stars and were surrounded by coastal creeks and our loved ones. "
-Mica Mead, Goat Island Gatherings Bride 2015
We’ve produced dozens of oyster roasts, crab crackin’s, barbecues, and Frogmore Stew suppers on Goat Island… with every event’s décor, ambiance, and menu customized to the client’s specific wishes and desires; what these varied events hold in unity with one another, however, is a feeling of genuine hospitality, warmth, and conviviality… not to mention the allure, mystery, and privilege that comes with an invitation to a private island!
Goat Island is already a special place… for both residents and visitors alike. But what truly sets the venue apart is the care with which events are planned and managed… and the constant upkeep and improvements you and Dennis make to the venue. We sincerely appreciate the effort, and the dedication and love you have for the property is evident and strong.
Goat Island isn’t for everyone; it isn’t for every group. But we’ll continue searching for compatible parties… because working with you and producing an event on Goat Island is a true pleasure for not only us, but also for those guests lucky enough to enjoy the island’s bucolic beauty and your unparalleled sense of Carolina Lowcountry style!
-Robert Sullivan | Director & Managing Partner
Absolutely Charleston Destination Management, a D
I don't know how you could go wrong. We hosted a corporate event on the island, a non profit fundraiser and it blew everyone away.
We thoroughly enjoyed having our event there and I believe the totally unique seaside escape added to our ability do raise even more funds than anticipated.
We hope to return for ANY opportunity to enjoy this magnificent totally unique Charleston island escape.