charleston sea islands


A sea-island, oak-tree,
style of celebrating.

Families and friends who gather here to celebrate love and life will be among the first to do so in Hope Chapel and The Hall. Both are set near the old homestead at Kiawah River, an ideal waterfront location where all will revel in naturally festive days—under canopies of grand oak trees, and with views across the winding saltwater creek toward Jack Island.

The Hall is a particularly enchanting portion of the sea island village at Kiawah River perfect for weddings. We invite you to explore the possibilities. We welcome your call for more information.

Photography by Sansaara Photography and Simply Sarah Photography.

Hope Chapel

Both sweetly intimate for smaller ceremonies and lovely for larger weddings, the chapel is designed by Glenn Keyes Architects, a Charleston-based firm with a three-decade portfolio that includes downtown Charleston and sea island churches and historic residences including Kiawah Island’s 18th-century Vanderhorst Mansion.

hope chapel rendering at kiawah river development

rendering of the hall event space at kiawah river development

The Hall

A beautiful, versatile gathering place with 360-degree views designed by Glenn Keyes Architects, Napa-based architect J. Howard Backen of Backen, and Gillam & Kroeger Architects. Backen’s work is synonymous with modern, Northern California vineyard style and creating open, free-flowing retreats that connect directly to the outdoors.

Save the Date
for Fall 2023.

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September 2023 or later.
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