Imagine one location for guest accommodations, rehearsal dinner, bridesmaid’s brunch, a special ceremony, and gorgeous reception – look no further than Champions Retreat. You and your guests won’t be subjected to frantically scrambling from wedding event to wedding event; with elegant common areas, outdoor leisure space, a range of ceremony options, and a newly constructed “Barn” for the reception, Champions Retreat has it all. It is the ideal setting for your special time and the ideal backdrop for spending time with family and friends during this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Champions Retreat is located in Evans, GA along the banks of the Savannah River. The Retreat was configured around a sprawling golf club designed by the legendary “Champions” of the game: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player. Each gentleman designed nine holes, totaling 27 in all. This picturesque setting truly is a retreat to those that come. Elegance and Southern charm captivate guests upon arrival, making it a destination to many.
The accommodations on the property, The Cottages, are one-of-a-kind and set this place apart from other wedding destinations. Each cottage has 4 to 8 bedrooms with private bathrooms and has been designed and thoroughly thought out with the guest in-mind. Not one detail was left untouched in the beautiful cottages that line the course. Warm, inviting hardwood floors welcome you as you enter, from there you find fireplaces, sophisticated yet natural decor, handsome leather couches, neutral tones, fire pits and covered porches that beckon you to enjoy the pristine surroundings.
On the grounds are walking trails that you and your loved ones can explore, a gym that is easily accessible to all, with the capability of transforming into a yoga studio that can take you and your bridesmaids to a place of Zen, and an on-call massage therapist that will take the anxiety away with a touch of a hand.
The culinary experience at The Retreat stands alone; the experience itself truly is unmatched. Between Chef Doug Seaver and Pit Master Hal Rowland, no one will go hungry. Chef Seaver brings more than 25 years of culinary experience and has implemented a farm-to-table program at The Retreat. If you get the option, I highly recommend the She-Crab Soup and order a vat of it to be delivered to your room. It will not disappoint. Meanwhile, Pit Master Hal serves up the most delectable smoked barbecue from his mobile smoke pit to the most mouthwatering homemade cookies that one will ever taste.
With a passion for hospitality, in 2015 Champions Retreat began the process of constructing a venue space, The Barn, to truly make it a destination for many events from weddings to corporate gatherings. Not yet open, The Barn is set to be unveiled the first week in April 2016. This reception site will present a rustic chic exterior while the interior will emulate understated elegance, which fittingly is Southern to the core. Pine walls, rustic dining tables, plush leather couches and upholstered chairs along with ornate chandeliers and a grand fireplace will welcome your guests when they enter The Barn.
It is equipped with all the necessary technology to host customized gatherings such as a full-service gourmet kitchen and A/V capabilities. The possibilities are endless in this new space at Champions Retreat. The Barn is 10,000 sq. ft. and has been strategically designed to accommodate an intimate party of 30 while equally being able to accommodate the vast receptions of 250 plus people. With on-site catering and luxury cottages, Champions Retreat is the premier destination wedding site. If you are looking for a place that will create a one-of-kind experience for you and your guests to remember for years to come, the Champions Retreat is designed for you.
What is your maximum capacity for your venue? 250
What is the approximate square footage? 10,000
Are there any regulations regarding hours, noise, or alcohol, etc. that a bride should be aware of? This is a destination site; local noise ordnance cut off is 11 pm.
Do you offer on-site catering? Yes
Do you offer on-site rentals? No
Onsite accommodations? Yes
Handicap Accessible? Yes
For more information about Champions Retreat please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706.854.6960