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Hilton Head, SC Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 19
Total Sleeping Rooms 3,000
Largest Exhibit Space 18,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $135
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $80
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $250

Hilton Head, SC Meeting Planning Overview

A barrier island off the Atlantic Coast of South Carolina, Hilton Head is 12 miles long and five miles wide. Although small in size, the sunny destination does not fall short on natural beauty, luxury resorts, original shops, gorgeous golf courses and diverse restaurants, making Hilton Head event venues attractive choices for meetings and events. Groups won't have to go far for their meetings, as 22 of the properties on the island feature meeting and convention facilities.

Groups typically arrive via two airports—the closest, Hilton Head International Airport, is located approximately five miles from the resorts; and Savannah Hilton Head International Airport is 45 miles south and offers daily nonstop service to and from Akron/Canton*, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati*, Columbus*, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis/St. Paul*, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. (*Seasonal Service)

Hilton Head offers ample accommodations, with 6,000 villas, 3,000 guest rooms and timeshares. One of the largest hotel venues, Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa at the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort features 46,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 18,000-square-foot Leamington Grand Ballroom, a 4,000-square-foot Junior Ballroom and 17 meeting rooms. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa ranks second, with its 13,000-square-foot ballroom and total meeting space of 24,000 square feet. Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort ranks thired, with flexible function space totaling 12,000 square feet and a capacity to host groups of up to 2,000 people. Planners can also host meetings at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, the Sea Pines Resort, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff - a Montage Resort, the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, and the Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head

Warm hospitality is a given in Hilton Head, and groups will have a great time getting to know each other with the help of gracious hosts, satisfying dishes and scenic settings that rival each other. Chart House and CQ's are just two places with private dining rooms. Many of the attractions also double as event venues, including the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, which highlights the culture and heritage of the Lowcountry, and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina with its 349-seat Elizabeth Wallace Theater and the Rachel & John Jakes Studio Theater, ideal for small engagements of up to 172 guests.

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