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"Definitely recommend!!! The Sonesta was absolutely good to me! Especially Samantha, the catering sales manager. She had me from the first email. She took care of everything. I’m military and was very scared about trying to find something while I’m in Germany but she made everything easy. Wedding package came with a suite and even the suite blew me away. The hotel was gorgeous and the beach ceremony was beautiful. Price was even perfect and they worked with me through it all. If you want your dream wedding the Sonesta will make sure it’s done. They will work with you regarding any concerns you have! If I could give a 10 star rating I would!"

-Chloe 5/31/2019


"One of the best wedding venues in Hilton Head!

My husband and I could not be more thrilled with how our recent October wedding went at the Sonesta. We spent a LOT of time researching and visiting venues once we knew we were going to do it in Hilton Head. Sonesta was the CLEAR standout - in part because of the incredible scenery, and in other part because of the cost. We were going for a simple and classic vibe, and the scenery at the Sonesta is just perfect between the beach, the pond and fountain, and the resort overall. We did our ceremony out on the lawn and our reception in the Pavilion. What we loved about the Sonesta was that if it rained, we could still have our wedding in the Pavilion, and could avoid doing anything in a ballroom.
We worked mostly with Theresa Anthony and she is absolutely fabulous. She was always up front with us and so excited at the prospect of working with us. We knew we were in the best hands with Theresa.
On top of all this, the food is incredible. We had such a hard time making decisions at our tasting because everything was so good and they have so many incredible options.
We so look forward to going back to the Sonesta for our anniversary!"
- Sara Kuzmik


"The Sonesta Resort was the BEST decision we made of the entire wedding! As soon as we stepped foot on their property, it was a done deal for us. The entire resort is so well maintained and beautiful, it was the perfect background for our wedding. Every photo from our first-look, ceremony and reception is just flawless with Sonesta surroundings in the back. From my initial inquiry they were so responsive and wonderful. We worked with Samantha who was amazing from her first email! I emailed her weekly with long lists of questions and we always responded same-day and answered every single one. She answered my next questions before I even asked them. Her execution on wedding day was flawless, as was the entire hotel! Everyone from the door men to the front desk to housekeeping was SO accommodating and nice. Every employee that passed me greeted me as "bride" and congratulated us the entire weekend. Other than how beautiful the pavilion was, the biggest compliment we received from our guests was on the food! OMG the food! Our guests just kept repeating "Hands down the best wedding food I've ever had" - and it truly was amazing. I could not have asked anything more of the Sonesta and their staff. The value for this place is unparalleled."
- Jordan


"Honestly, our wedding at the Sonesta couldn't have been more perfect! From the moment we arrived until we packed up the car to leave they made us feel special. Theresa was awesome from the start of planning, so I was sure everything would run smoothly, and of course it did. She was helpful every step of the way and took care of everything so I didn't have to worry. Our guests are still telling us how much they loved the food- lobster rolls are the best! Even though the pavilion is connected to the resort you still feel like it's private. And for those guests that stayed at the resort with us, they loved it. There isn't anything bad I can say about the Sonesta! Thank you Theresa and the rest of the staff for the most fun/relaxing and beautiful wedding!"
- Kate 


"I have nothing but the best things to say about Sonesta Hilton Head Island Resort. The entire staff at this resort is dedicated, professional and friendly! From the moment my husband and I toured the property, we knew this was the place we wanted to host our friends and family for our May wedding. Sonesta Hilton Head hosted 80+ friends and family over 5 days for our destination wedding. We also planned everything to take place on site; a meet and greet, rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception and a day after pool party. Our event coordinator, Theresa, was absolutely phenomenal and extremely professional as she worked with me from 1K+ miles away. Theresa ensured that we were on track throughout the planning process, but she also went above and beyond for us on our wedding day and made sure every minute detail was perfect and exactly what we wanted. She also ensured that we had the best staff for our events. One of which, Sam, she assisted in ceremony and reception set up, as well as calmed my jitters before the long walk down the aisle. Our guests and we agree that the Sonesta Hilton Head staff executed our wedding day flawlessly and delivered everything we wanted and they promised."
- Gail  & Dave Grodzki


"We highly recommend Sonesta Resort as the ideal wedding venue. The resort has the perfect location by the beach, an absolutely professional, personable, detailed and flexible wedding specialist, and a fabulous chef. Additionally, the wedding specialist/resort has relationships with key vendors who all work seamlessly together. At the end of wedding, EVERY guest commented how it was one of the best weddings they had attended and loved the venue. Our daughter thought it was the fairy tale wedding she had dreamed of for years. Disappointed with other venues, on a whim we arrived at Sonesta unannounced and unexpected on October 30, 2015. From the second our daughter walked into the expansive lobby of the Sonesta Resort, she had her WOW moment. Without an appointment, the resort Wedding Specialist, Theresa Anthony, welcomed us like we were old friends. Theresa worked closely with us over 18 months. She constantly took the weight of the event off our shoulders and eased our anxiety. She was an extremely good listener and seasoned expert providing excellent advice when needed. For the taste testing, we were served by the Chef and his staff. The food was five star quality and raved upon by all guests on the wedding day. On the wedding day, Theresa ensured the pavilion was set-up beautifully and on time coordinating with the vendors and resort staff. Unfortunately, it rained all morning preventing set-up on the beach. Theresa calmly presented us various options. We decided to move the ceremony to the pavilion. The Sonesta staff accommodated the change with a beautiful layout. The point being that unexpected things will happen and Theresa along with the Sonesta staff proved they have the experience, demeanor, talent and flexibility to adjust to unexpected issues to still provide the dream wedding. We highly recommend you call and visit the Sonesta Resort if you are considering a beach venue in the Southeast."
- Craig


"The sonesta was the perfect venue for our wedding and wedding rehearsal dinner. Theresa Anthony is lovely and responsive and made the wedding planning process easy! We did not have a planner, nor did we need one thanks to Theresa. The pavilion was a beautiful location for our reception, and it was a blast! The sonesta was flexible and we were able to turn our wedding vision into reality."
- Annabel


"Words cannot describe how absolutely wonderful our wedding was at Sonesta Resort. The friendly staff, scrumptious food, flawless service and stunning venue were out of this world. You cannot pick a more stunning setting and location on the water. My husband and I were blown away by how smoothly the weekend went between our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. Like many other reviewers mention, Theresa Anthony is an absolute gem. She is incredibly responsive, professional, organized, and kind. She was so supportive and knowledgeable throughout the planning process. While the venue hosts multiple events in one weekend, the staff at Sonesta made my husband and I feel like we were the most important people of the weekend as well as all of our family and friends. They went out of their way to ensure that things went just right for everyone. I cannot say enough about Sonesta Resort. We were out of town guests and we have family and friends planning future visits back at Sonesta already! Everything about our wedding weekend at Sonesta was absolutely PERFECT!! Thank you!"
- Becky

Gallery Image Photo Credit: Kaitlyn Blake Photography, Richard Bell, Philip Casey