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Bringing People Together

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Celebrate with friends and family in sophisticated style at the luxurious Marina Inn at Grande Dunes for your next special occasion. Let our professional team assist with planning and execution of your next milestone birthday, jubilee anniversary, graduation party, grand gala, cultural celebration, intimate family gathering, holiday party or any other reason to reconnect during life’s most unforgettable moments.

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Combined Guest Rooms and Suites


Maximum Guest Capacity

(depending on room set up requirements)


Total Event Square Feet


Venues / Event Spaces

Versatile Spaces

Event Spaces for Every Occasion

  • Photo Credit: Carl Kerridge Photography


    A grande, wide open, functional location overlooking peaceful green space that connects to the Nautilus Ballroom and opens out onto the Loggia and Grande Lawn.

    • Accommodates a seated meal event for up to 170.
    • May be combined with the Nautilus Ballroom and Loggia/Grande Lawn for an indoor/outdoor experience
    • Accommodates up to (27) 6’ ft exhibit tables or (25)  8’x10’ exhibit booths
  • Photo Credit: Carl Kerridge Photography

    Nautilus Ballroom

    Gather, connect and celebrate with 5,100 square feet of columnless space, the Nautilus Ballroom offers an ideal backdrop for up to 350-400 for your elegant event. 

  • outdoor loggia

    A completely covered, open space with terracotta walls and ornate chandeliers.

    • Up to 60 for standing reception
    • Up to 50 for seated event
    • Opens up to Pre-Function and out onto the Grande Lawn for an indoor/outdoor event.
  • Grande lawn

    A natural outdoor space with serene water and golf course views, perfect for a sunset, casual gathering for up to 300.

  • WaterScapes Restaurant/Private Dining Room

    Enjoy a more intimate setting with relaxing tones and windows overlooking the pool and the marina.

    • WaterScapes Restaurant accommodates up to 80
    • Private Dining Room accommodates up to 25
    • May be reserved separately or together for larger events
    • Both spaces be paired with the patio to create an indoor/outdoor experience
Tailored Offerings

Services Crafted to Your Event

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Event Management
  • Conference & Catering Services Manager

  • Banquet Captain

  • Group Reservation Manager

  • Personalized Group Reservation Link

  • Dinner – Plated/Buffet/Express/Specialty

  • Reception Hor D’oeuvres –  Passed & Display Hor D’oeuvres /Carving & Specialty Stations

  • Bars – Host/Cash

  • Breakfast- Continental/Plated/Buffet

  • Lunch –Plated/Buffet

Event Space Set
  • Event Space Set-Tables/Chairs

  • Event Space Décor – Standard Centerpieces/Linens

  • Podium-Standing or Tabletop

  • Stage/Riser

  • Dancefloor

  • Registration Table

Event Equipment
  • LCD Projector/Screen

  • Microphone-Wireless/Handheld

  • Speakers/Mixers

  • TV Monitors

  • Laptop

  • Switchers

  • Lighting

  • Power Strip

Recommended Vendors
  • Bands/DJ

  • Sound/Light 

  • Specialty  Cakes

  • Event Design

  • Event Rentals

  • Floral Design

  • Specialty Linens

  • Photographers

  • Videographers

  • Transportation

planning resources

Planning Your Unforgettable event

Social Event Booking Guidelines

Our Social Event Booking Guidelines will help answer your questions on our booking policies.

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Audio Visual Services

View our complete list of Audio Visual Services. 

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Recommended Vendors

Our curated list of Recommended Vendors provides everything from photography to decor and everything in between.

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Culinary Excellence

Gather, Connect, Celebrate With 
Exquisite Catering

Elegant dining with family and friends for an unforgettable event. Catering options are available for
small intimate gatherings to large galas. Contact our catering department for the latest menu options.

or Contact our Catering Department at 843-913-1338

Event Insights

Answers to Common Questions

  • Why choose the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes for my social event?

    The AAA four-diamond Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers a unique boutique venue with outstanding service and amenities unlike any other event venue in Myrtle Beach! The Marina Inn is a unique location for events with 15,000 square feet of unique indoor/outdoor event space providing a magnificent backdrop with dazzling views. Our elegant Nautilus Ballroom will accommodate up to 350. The outdoor Grande Lawn offers natural views of the waterway and the golf course. The natural surroundings of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes affords the perfect blend of style and elegance for your most memorable special event!

  • Where are you located?

    Inside the luxurious 2200 acre Grande Dunes Resort on the marina, guests continually recognize us with top accolades such as the AAA four diamond since opening in 2007 and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence since 2012. This all encompassing resort is perfect for your Group with outstanding accommodations, exciting activities, variety of dining options and top amenities.

  • Is catering minimum required?

    Catering minimums are required in order to reserve space for your event. The catering minimum is determined based on the number of anticipated attendees and date selected. Catering expenditure items include food and beverage, alcohol, ceremony fee and/or facility rental fees. Expenditure items does not include guest room revenue, service charges or taxes.

  • What is included if I book my event there?

    – Exclusive use of event space.
    – White Floor Length Linen Tablecloths, Overlays and napkins in white and black color combination.
    – Marina Inn Signature Glassware, Flatware and China
    – 72” Round Banquet Tables
    – 30” High Top Cocktail Tables
    – Dance Floor
    – Staging/Risers
    – Special Guestroom Rates for Guests

  • Do you require a deposit? 

    Your event will be confirmed upon our receipt of your signed catering agreement along with an initial deposit of 25% of estimated total. Additional deposits of 25% of remaining total will be required in advance; as outlined in the catering agreement, with final estimated balance required 7 days prior to arrival.

  • Can I reserve event space only without food and beverage?

    We do not book meeting space only events.. A food & beverage minimum is required to reserve event space.

  • What are taxes/service charges?

    Taxes: Prepared Food/Beer/Wine = 11.5%; Liquor = 16.5%; Meeting Room Rental/Audio Visual=9.0%
    Service charge is 22% and is taxable. Taxes/services are subject to change without notice.

  • What happens if the weather does not cooperate for an outdoor event?

    Indoor weather back up space will be provided in the event of inclement weather. The management team will make the call on whether to move the event to backup space, based on the weather forecast.

  • Do you allow tents for outdoor events?

    Unfortunately we do not allow tents to be placed on our outdoor event space.

  • Is there a time limit for entertainment?

    All entertainment for outdoor events will conclude before 10:00 pm. All entertainment for indoor events will conclude before 12:00 am.

  • How soon can room set up and decorating begin for our event?

    Decorating or set up of rented space cannot be confirmed for use prior to 3 hours before scheduled time of event. Should you require extra time for set up beyond 2 hours before the event begins; room rental fee will apply.

  • What are décor restrictions?

    We are unable to allow anything to be affixed to the walls, floor or ceilings with nails, staples, tape, or other adhesives. Chocolate fountains and confetti/glitter is not permitted on the premises. All candles must be battery operated. No open flames of any kind are allowed in event space. Any decorations that are brought in must be removed and disposed of at the close of your function. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is not responsible for the removal and/or disposal of decorations and a cleaning fee will be assessed if Marina Inn at Grande Dunes staff is left to dispose of leftover decorations by Group.

  • Do you accommodate dietary restrictions?

    Yes! Your catering manager will work with you and our F&B team to offer specialty meals upon request.

  • Do you provide an event coordinator?

    In addition to the service staff, your catering manager and a banquet manager will be onsite to professionally facilitate your food and beverage events, however, our team does not assist with orchestration of special events. A professional destination management company will help save valuable time and will orchestrate all aspects of your program.

  • What is a destination management company and why should I hire one?

    Although it is not necessary for every event, If your event is complex with elaborate decorating and vendors, a destination management company will help design and orchestrate your event from beginning to end by creating and facilitating a theme, hiring vendors and overseeing time schedule.

  • Do you allow outside catering?

    Outside catering is not allowed. All catering (with the exception of the celebration cake) must be provided by the culinary team at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

  • Do you work with outside vendors such as entertainment or photography?

    We are not contracted with any particular vendor however, please see our curated list of recommended vendors that you may contact for these services.

  • Do you offer a guest room block at a special rate for our guests?

    Although we do not hold a block of rooms without commitment, we will offer a courtesy rate with a booking link for your guests to make reservations. All room reservations are accepted based on availability and are not guaranteed. It is advised that your guests make reservations as soon as possible.

  • What happens if I have to cancel?

    In the event that your event does not fulfill all of its commitments as agreed or cancels catering agreement in its entirety; received deposits will be forfeited.

  • Is security onsite?

    Our resort is monitored by in-person security 24 hours daily.

  • What activities are onsite for our guests?

    A variety of activities will keep your Group active. In addition to the beach and pools, Myrtle Beach Water Sports at the marina offers jet skis and pontoon boat rentals as well as dolphin and adventure tours. The 18-hole Grande Dunes Resort Course is conveniently located beside the Marina Inn with easy access. Grande Dunes Tennis Club features 10 Har-Tru courts along with private lessons, clinics and tournaments.

  • What are your dining options?

    Year round dining: The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes features (3) dining options with indoor/outdoor seating that are open daily, year round. Our full service restaurant, WaterScapes Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner; Reflections Coffee proudly featuring Starbucks® coffee products and light breakfast choices. Reflections Kitchen & Bar is a casual setting serving lunch, dinner with signature cocktails, beer & wine. Our in-room dining services are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of dining choices. Children’s menu, gluten free and vegetarian menu options available.

    Seasonal dining: Our Pool Bar and Beach Cabana is open seasonally from April – September featuring casual dining fare and drinks. Days and hours of operation vary depending on season. Visit Pool Bar and Beach Cabana for specific dates and hours of operation.

    Additional dining at Grande Dunes: Ruths Chris Steakhouse, one of the more revered steak houses in the country, is located beside the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and is open daily offering exquisite dinner options and cocktails. The locals favorite, the Anchor Café, open seasonally from April – October, is located on the marina serving casual dining fare and signature cocktails, beer and wine overlooking the Grande Dunes Marina. Visit Anchor Café for specific dates and hours of operation. Additional casual dining is available at Grande Dunes Marketplace.

  • Is parking provided?

    For guests that are not staying overnight at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, we offer valet parking for weddings or special events at $15.00 per car. Complimentary self parking is available in our lower left parking lot. Guests may pay for their own valet parking charges or we can arrange for these charges to be applied to your master account upon pre-arrangement with your catering sales manager.

  • What is the nearest airport & how far away is it?

    The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is served by several well-known carriers that offer direct and connecting flights each day from the city of Myrtle Beach to more than 350 destinations, with 50 direct connections. MYR is an easy 11 miles and a quick 20 minute ride.

  • Do you provide airport transportation?

    We do not provide transportation to/from MYR. Several cab services estimated for a cab fare of $46.00

  • How do I inquire about availability and pricing?

    To inquire about availability and pricing for your event, simply reach out to our catering sales manager via phone at 843-913-1338 or submit RFP. We’ll be delighted to assist you in planning your perfect event!

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