Inviting Facilities

Whether it is a wedding, conference, birthday party or anniversary, a waterfront venue can make any private event more memorable.  The association’s Sandcastle Community Center and Cinder Creek Lodge are available for rent to members and sponsored guests.

Facilities Available for Rent


The Sandcastle

The oceanfront Sandcastle gives you the best the island has to offer. After a renovation in 2018, The Sandcastle offers enhanced ocean views, an oceanfront pool and bar, all with a resort feel. Each of the three event spaces on the second floor has floor-to-ceiling windows with access to a large veranda overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. For large events, partitions may be removed between rooms to create one large open space accommodating up to 180 people. The Sandbar and oceanfront pool with deck are also available as event spaces. The Oceanview room, located on the first floor, offers expansive views of Kiawah’s beach, as well as the pool and deck.

The Sandcastle is equipped with a full-service catering kitchen and members may hire an insured caterer of their choice. Included in facility rental are tables, chairs, glassware, dinnerware and flatware. Any outside rentals, including linens, must be set up through a coordinator or service provider.


Cinder Creek Lodge

Tucked away in the preserve, off Blue Heron Pond Road on the eastern part of Kiawah, is the association’s Cinder Creek Pavilion, a charmingly rustic lodge. With its canopy of trees and gorgeous views of the creek, it is truly one of the most breathtaking spots on Kiawah. The simple structures have a natural romance that lends itself to many types of gatherings. A graceful, casually elegant wedding, a lazy picnic with extended family, or a block party with neighbors all work well at the lodge. Open to the air but screened all around, the cottage has a large wood-burning fireplace to make brisk evenings cozy. There is an attractive outbuilding with bathrooms, a scenic boathouse used for canoe or kayak storage and a dock over the water. To maintain the tranquility of the area, gatherings are limited to 75 guests, noise levels must be considerate, all events must be held between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., and only non-motorized boats are permitted at the property.