Jekyll Island Club Resort Est. 1986

371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA, USA

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$162 avg. room rate
Heralded as one of America’s most desirable, exclusive getaways to meet and retreat.
With 157 guestrooms in four historic buildings along with 40 oceanfront suites at Jekyll Ocean Club, over 15,000 square feet of flexible, distinguished meeting space, and several more outdoors, including lush gardens, picturesque courtyards, and oceanfront venues, the Jekyll Island Club Resorts is an ideal venue for corporate meetings, conferences, retreats, team building, and weddings.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boutique Hotel
Church / Chapel / Temple
Views
Coastline
Courtyard
Garden
Ocean
River
Style
Elegant
Garden Party
Italian
Romantic
Victorian
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

From the moment you arrive, you'll be whisked away into the rich history of Jekyll Island and The Club that bears its name. This is a story for the ages, a great history preserved, and we approach each new day in our history with a sense of wonder. Navigate through our storied history below, and when you're ready, allow us to chart your own exploration of our historic resort.

Since the turn of the century, The Jekyll Island Club Resort has been heralded as one of America’s most desirable, exclusive getaways to meet and retreat, and is a coastal Georgia conference hotel like no other. It was here that exclusive retreats among America’s titans of industry, including J.P. Morgan, Vanderbilt, and Pulitzer, shaped our nation's history. With 157 guestrooms in four historic buildings along with 40 oceanfront suites at Jekyll Ocean Club, over 14,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, and breathtaking riverside and oceanfront outdoor venues, The Jekyll Island Club Resorts is an ideal venue for corporate meetings, conferences, retreats, team building, and workshops.

Perfect for a small meeting venue, the newly opened Ocean Club offers 40 suites with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the same outstanding service and professional staff as you have come to expect from our historic resort. The spacious accommodations offer one bedroom suites with oceanfront decks, beach chairs and umbrellas, a private beachside pool, hot tub and fire pit. The Ocean Club also includes the Corsair Kitchen and Bar restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

With over 15,000 square feet of flexible, distinguished meeting space, and several more outdoors, including lush gardens, picturesque lakeside, and oceanfront venues. Allow our meeting planners to plan your next association, organization, or corporate retreat, starting with the perfect venue.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
250
Buffet
N/A
Standing
350
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1986
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
198 overnight rooms located in six different settings to include historic cottages and oceanfront suites. 
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

The Sales and Catering Department offers hot meeting dates and specially discounted wedding weekends that are filled with room, venue and catering discounts! Ask them for the all the special dates so you can stay within budget!

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Since the turn of the century, The Jekyll Island Club Resort has been heralded as one of America’s most desirable, exclusive getaways to meet and retreat, and is a coastal Georgia conference hotel like no other. It was here that exclusive retreats among America’s titans of industry, including J.P. Morgan, Vanderbilt, and Pulitzer, shaped our nation's history. With 157 guestrooms in four historic buildings along with 40 oceanfront suites at Jekyll Ocean Club, over 15,000 square feet of flexible, distinguished meeting space, and several more outdoors, including lush gardens, picturesque courtyards, and oceanfront venues, the Jekyll Island Club Resorts is an ideal venue for corporate meetings, conferences, retreats, team building, and weddings.
Design:
In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased to become an exclusive winter retreat, known as the Jekyll Island Club. The Jekyll Island Club was a private club on Jekyll Island, on Georgia's Atlantic coast. It was founded in 1886 when members of an incorporated hunting and recreational club purchased the island for $125,000 from John Eugene du Bignon. The original design of the Jekyll Island Clubhouse, with its signature turret, was completed in January 1888 in a Queen Anne style. It soon became recognized as “the richest, most inaccessible club in the world.” Club members included such notable figures as J.P. Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer, William K. Vanderbilt, and Marshall Field.

The adjoining Federal Reserve and Aldrich Rooms boast a decorative motif in the mantelpieces that emulates the Lincoln commemorative wreath. A wreath of this design embellished Lincoln’s casket in 1865. Thereafter, this motif became fashionable in mantel decoration.

The Pulitzer Room, adjacent to the Alexander Room, was formerly the main parlor. On the wall opposite the fireplace is a painting by G. Steele of the “Wanderer,” the last ship to bring a significant cargo of slaves to the United States (1858).

Just off the Pulitzer Room is the Aspinwall Room, named after the first president of the Club, Lloyd Aspinwall (1888). It was originally an open porch and a popular place to watch the yachts arrive. This room was enclosed for year-round use after the Club opened.

Sans Souci,” the name of which means ‘without care,’ was built in 1896. This six-unit apartment building is considered to be one of the first condominiums built in this country. The floors, leaded glass, stairway and skylight are original.

Edwin Gould, the son-in-law of the first owners of the cottage known today as Cherokee, was in large measure responsible for the building of this Italian Renaissance residence. He purchased lot 32 from the estate of Walter Gurnee and submitted plans to build a two-story house on it for his in-laws, Dr. George F. Shrady and his wife, Hester. The cottage, which originally contained twenty rooms and six baths, was constructed in 1904.

Built in 1917 by Richard Teller Crane Jr., Crane Cottage is the most expensive house to ever be constructed during the club era. Completed in 1917, the home sprawled over two lots and originally featured 22 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms. The Italian Renaissance home was valued at $50,000, twice as much as any other cottage on Jekyll at the time.
Standout Venue Features:
Year-Round Swimming
Located near the river’s edge, the Resort pool is ideal for swimmers and loungers alike. With plenty of sunshine, the pool is open year round, complemented by The Pool House, open seasonally. The Jekyll Ocean Club also offers an oceanfront, year-round pool, that is accompanied by a hot tub. 

Firepits
Enjoy an evening spent by the fire roasting marshmallows with our s'mores offerings! Grab a s'mores kit at The Pool House or the Jekyll Ocean Club and relax by their outdoor firepits.

Croquet Lawn
Partake in a favorite pastime of 19th-century guests on our Croquet Lawn, located at the center of the Resort. Enjoy a change-of-pace on the great lawn. If wickets, stakes and mallets are your game, you’ll feel right at home, or maybe you prefer to sit back and watch our pros, clad in white. 

The Great Outdoors
We take cues from our environment: unspoiled, preserved, and natural. We take great pride in our Resort Grounds, from the manicured lawns and sunken gardens to our preservation of history. Our natural surroundings, with acres of forest lands, marshes and rivers, and of course the vast expanse of ocean and beaches just beyond—beg to be explored.

Resort Verandas
The Clubhouse affords Resort guests spectacular verandas with views of the Croquet Lawn ideal for spectators, the Resort Pool and Riverfront ideal for sunset viewing. Take a seat in our rocking chairs and admire the surroundings or bring a book and enjoy a quiet place to read.

New Offerings
Guests of Jekyll Island Club Resort enjoy access to Jekyll Ocean Club, including Club pool and beach access, preferred seating at Corsair, and complimentary transportation to the Ocean Club and back, throughout the day.
Extra Perks:
Basic tables, chairs, linens and dinnerware are included with venue rentals, along with the set-up and clean-up from our staff.
Awards & Notables Southern Living - South's Best Hotel in Every State, Georgia: Jekyll Island Club Resort - 2017
Southern Living - South's Best Wedding Venues, #5 Jekyll Island Club Resort - 2017
Tripadvisor - #1 Hotel on Jekyll Island
Celebration Locations
Morgan Center:
The Morgan Center venue offers 4300 square footage of meeting space that includes a parlor, large ballroom style room, and an additional outdoor terrace and lawn.
- View: No view from inside the building
- Max Capacity: 500
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Riverfront Lawn:
The Riverfront Lawn is set right off of the Jekyll River and offers gorgeous river views, beautiful low hanging live oak trees, river breezes and more. The Riverfront Lawn is perfect for any luncheon, reception, ceremony, dinner - you name it, it works!
- View: River views with palm trees, live oak trees and the historic Clubhouse.
- Max Capacity: 500
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Cherokee Cottage:
Cherokee has 912 square footage of indoor event space, with an additional driveway, lawn and veranda out front of the cottage. Cherokee houses 10 sleeping rooms as well that are apart of our hotel accommodations.
- View: Beautiful historic live oaks, swaying palm trees and other historic buildings like Crane Cottage and Faith Chapel.
- Max Capacity: 60
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Club Ballroom:
The Club Ballroom offers 2050 square footage of meeting space with a parlor at the entrance. The Ballroom also has a wall divider, allowing it to be broken up into two separate rooms.
- View: From the Ballroom windows, you will view the peaceful verandas and the courtyard by the Annex building.
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Crane Cottage:
Crane Cottage offers a living room, library, dining room, garden and courtyard, plus 10 sleeping rooms. Crane Cottage is often used for wedding weekends or long board retreats, as you must book the overnight rooms when using some of the event spaces.
- View: Depending on where you are in Crane, you will view the garden, Jekyll River, Faith Chapel or beautiful live oak trees.
- Max Capacity: 320
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Federal Reserve and Aldrich Rooms:
Federal Reserve and Aldrich are two smaller meeting rooms that can be used together, or separately. Each room fits 60 guests for a reception and the rooms adjoin by a sliding door.
- View: Clubhouse verandas
- Max Capacity: 120
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Pulitzer Room:
The Pulitzer is a historic room that accompanies a long board table and adjoins to the Aspinwall Room. The board table cannot be removed.
- View: Clubhouse verandas
- Max Capacity: 60
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Astor Room:
The Astor Room is located at our oceanfront property, the Jekyll Ocean Club. The Astor Room offers a garage door that can be opened to let the oceanfront breezes and pooldeck excitement into the space.
- View: Pool and ocean
- Max Capacity: 40
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Roof Top at Jekyll Ocean Club:
The Roof Top is located above the Astor Room at the Jekyll Ocean Club and offers unrivaled views of the untouched shoreline.
- View: Ocean, pool, island.
- Max Capacity: 70
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Wharf Deck or Pavilion:
Host your event on the island's only venue on the water. The Wharf offers gorgeous sunset views and is located on the Jekyll River. Enjoy their outdoor deck or pavilion for the perfect alfresco event.
- View: River
- Max Capacity: 50
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Grand Dining Room - known for their shrimp & grits
The Wharf Restaurant - known for their spectacular sunset view and seafood
The Pantry - known for their fresh pastries and cookies made in-house daily
Corsair Kitchen & Bar - known for their inventive cocktail menu and "for-the-table" entrees
The Pool House - known for their frozen cocktail, The Drunken Monkey
Bars & Lounges:
The Bar - Sip a hand-crafted classic cocktail or martini at The Bar, located in the Riverfront Lobby, just outside of the Grand Dining Room, before or after a meal. You'll be in good company with the likes of Matt Damon – the rounded, intimate bar is a replica from The Legend of Bagger Vance, filmed here in 2000.
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