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It’s the day you’ve been dreaming of. The AAA four diamond Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is the perfect backdrop for your memorable destination wedding story. Experience unique Tuscan inspired indoor/outdoor event space beginning with the outdoor Grande Lawn for your special wedding ceremony. Then flow into the magnificent Nautilus Ballroom for a memorable wedding reception. Also enjoy  luxurious guest room accommodations, outstanding service, amenities and activities. From large weddings of up to 350-400 to small, intimate weddings of less than 100, the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers the perfect space for your special day.  

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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

(2 Outdoor Ceremony; 2 Indoor Reception)

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Unique Ceremony & Reception Spaces

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    Compass pad

    This uniquely designed, cobblestone, compass designed  outdoor space offers panoramic views of the sunset over the Grande Dunes Marina, perfect for a small wedding ceremony of up to 50-75 people. 

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    Nautilus Ballroom

    A captivating, Tuscan inspired space featuring 18’ tall ceilings framed by towering taupe Corinthian column accents and old world sparkling chandeliers will help create lasting memories for your special day. Featuring over 5,100 square feet of columnless space, the Nautilus Ballroom offers an elegant and luxurious wedding reception  atmosphere with room for up to 350-400, depending on room set. 

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    The Pre-Function space may be paired with the Nautilus Ballroom to create a larger space to accommodate reception/bars/dinner/entertainment. The Loggia may also be added to create an indoor/outdoor environment. The Loggia is a covered, but open space with towering Tuscan stucco walls, and old world cobblestone floors that will accommodate up to 60.

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    Grande Lawn

    Perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony, this enchanting space features a permanent wood pergola with cobblestone floor and dedicated aisle that may be simply or lavishly decorated. Enjoy over 10,000 square feet of outdoor manicured green space with all-natural water and golf course views. Perfect for elegant,outdoor wedding ceremonies of up to 350.

  • WaterScapes Restaurant/Private Dining Room

    These two elegant spaces are perfect for smaller wedding parties looking for an intimate space.With dark woods and relaxing hues of olive and taupe surrounded by windows, WaterScapes Restaurant overlooks the outdoor pool and marina. The space may also be paired with the outdoor patio for an indoor/outdoor option of up to 80. The Private Dining Room features a floor to ceiling draped window with doors opening to the patio utilizing a combination of indoor/outdoor space for up to 25.

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Event Management
  • Conference & Catering Services Manager

  • Banquet Captain

  • Group Reservation Manager

  • Personalized Group Reservation Link

  • Reception Dinner – Plated or Buffet Dinner/Express/Specialty

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

  • Bars – Host/Cash

  • Rehearsal Dinner – Plated/Buffet

  • Breakfast- Continental/Plated/Buffet

  • Lunch –Plated/Buffet

  • Suites Bride/Groom – Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks

Ceremony / Reception Space
  • Wedding Ceremony/Chairs

  • Event Space Set-Tables/Chairs

  • Event Space Décor – Standard Centerpieces/Linens

  • Podium-Standing or Tabletop

  • Stage/Riser

  • Dancefloor

  • Bride/Groom Ready Rooms

Event Equipment
  • LCD Projector/Screen

  • Microphone-Wireless/Handheld

  • Speakers/Mixers

  • TV Monitors

  • Laptop

  • Switchers

  • Lighting

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Planning Your Unforgettable Day

Booking Guidelines

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

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

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Catering Services

Find the perfect menu

Contact our Catering Department for the latest menu options based on your specific needs to
create a culinary experience that you and your guests will never forget.

or Contact our Catering Department at 843-913-1338

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Your questions answered

Helping You Navigate Your Big Day

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

    The AAA four-diamond Marina Inn at Grande Dunes can tell your special wedding story with our unique boutique venue, outstanding service and amenities unlike any other wedding venue in Myrtle Beach! The Marina Inn is a unique location for weddings and 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 Grande Lawn is perfect for your wedding ceremony with 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 the most memorable destination wedding.

  • 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 wedding party 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 wedding there?

    – Exclusive use of the reception space for up to (5) hours
    – White Floor Length Linen Table Cloths, Over Lays and napkins in white and black color combination.
    – Marina Inn Signature Glassware, Flatware and China
    – 72” Round Banquet Tables
    – 30” High Top Cocktail Tables
    – 48″ Draped Cake Table
    – Dance Floor
    – Staging/Risers
    – Complimentary Bridal Suite on Wedding Night
    – Special Guestroom Rates for Friends & Family (based on availability)

  • Do you require a deposit?

    Your event will be confirmed upon our receipt of your signed catering agreement along with 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 ceremony space only?

    We do not book stand alone wedding ceremonies. A wedding reception with a food & beverage minimum is required to reserve ceremony space.

  • Do you charge a fee for the wedding ceremony and what does the fee include?

    Wedding ceremony fee begins at $1250.00++ and includes rental of the Grande Lawn/Pergola and 200 white folding chairs. Additional white chairs are $3.00++ each.

  • 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 our ceremony?

    Indoor weather back up space will be provided for your wedding ceremony 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 wedding ceremonies or receptions?

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

  • Do you allow an indoor wedding ceremony?

    The Pre-Function space or WaterScapes Restaurant is available for indoor wedding ceremonies.

  • Can I reserve the beach for my wedding ceremony?

    Due to Myrtle Beach city rules and regulations, planned wedding ceremonies are not allowed on the beach.

  • How long is the event space available for our event?

    Event may last up to five hours but not beyond 12:00 am.

  • 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 reception?

    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 to 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 the wedding party.

  • 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 a wedding 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 the wedding program. A professional wedding planner will help save valuable time and will orchestrate all aspects of your wedding program.

    For small weddings of less than 100 people, the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers “Day of Wedding” coordination services. The fee for this service is $600.00++ for six hours. Please contact your catering sales manager for details.

  • What is a wedding planner and why should I hire one?

    A wedding planner helps design and orchestrate a wedding from beginning to end by hiring vendors, structure and set a timetable for the ceremony and reception, and oversee everything on the wedding day.

  • Do you allow outside catering?

    Outside catering is not allowed. All catering (with the exception of the wedding 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 preferred vendors that you may contact for these services.

  • Do you have rooms for the wedding party to get ready prior to the ceremony?

    We have small meeting rooms close to the event space as well as 2 and 3 bedroom suites that you may reserve for your wedding party. Contact your catering sales manager for availability and rates.

  • Do you provide transportation to local restaurants/attractions?

    The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers transportation only to our beach area, Grande Dunes Golf Course and Grande Dunes Tennis Club. If you require offsite transportation, please see our list of preferred vendors.

  • 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 the wedding party 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.

  • How does spa services work?

    Get ready for the big day with a couples massage offered in the privacy of your room provided by Coastal Spa. Several massage services are available from relaxing to deep tissue. This service is also perfect the day before the wedding with the bridesmaids.

  • What activities are onsite for our guests?

    A variety of activities will keep your wedding party 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 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 in Myrtle Beach 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 wedding!

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