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Upcoming Spring and Summer Events at Brookgreen Gardens

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Upcoming Spring and Summer Events at Brookgreen Gardens

Everyone who’s visited Brookgreen Gardens would agree that this gorgeous sanctuary for all sorts of native flora and fauna is a must-see during your vacation to Pawleys Island. On top of all the permanent exhibits and galleries within the grounds of the gardens, Brookgreen also hosts an extensive schedule of festivals and seasonal events that celebrate art, music, food and wildlife throughout the year. Here are some of the upcoming spring and summer events at Brookgreen that you’ll definitely want to check out. 

Spring Wine Festival in the Gardens

On Saturday, May 8th, Brookgreen will be host to the first annual Spring Wine Festival. Attendees may purchase wristbands for $30 that afford them entry and 10 tasting tickets to sample delicious wines from local and national wineries. Farm-fresh food offerings will also be featured, with an extensive vendor selection and raffle tickets will be sold for guests to win great prizes. Proceeds from the Spring Wine Festival will benefit Brookgreen’s brand new Red Wolf exhibit.

Couples Drinking Wine

Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival

The legacies of founders Archer and Anna Huntington are evident all around Brookgreen Gardens, as their support for the arts and sculpture has been carried on by their successors. The celebration of the arts continues on Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th as the park holds their annual Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival. Hosted by Keepsakes, the museum shop at Brookgreen Gardens, regional and nationally-renowned artists will display their works of art across a multitude of media including sculpture, ceramics, print, painting and more. The festival is open to park attendees on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 PM to 4:30 PM. 

Brookgreen Overview

Summer Light: Art by Night

Beginning June 9th, when the sun sets in Brookgreen Gardens, a dazzling display of twinkling lights will transform the park into a magical place as their Summer Light: Art by Night series begins. This seasonal celebration will occur each Wednesday through Saturday from 7 PM to 10 PM from June to August. In addition to the wonderful, illuminated art displays, nightly live music and food and beverage vendors will be available on-site to make the night a memorable experience. 

With so many great upcoming events slated for Brookgreen Gardens, you’ll definitely want to make plans on a trip to Pawleys Island if you haven’t already. The Litchfield Company can help you book the best accommodations around in just a few minutes. With spectacular condos and beach houses available at premier resorts like Pawleys Plantation, True Blue and Litchfield Beach and Golf, booking with The Litchfield Company ensures that your next Pawleys Island vacation will be an unforgettable experience!

Celebrate Creativity at the Brookgreen Art Festival

Brookgreen Fountain

Celebrate Creativity at the Brookgreen Art Festival

A vacation to Pawleys Island is a great way to unwind and escape our everyday stresses. But in addition to clearing our mind, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy the arts, with the most well-known being Brookgreen Gardens. Brookgreen Gardens is home to one of the country’s largest sculpture collections and also features a rotating collection of exhibits by local, national, and international artists year-round. Each year on the first weekend in June, Brookgreen Gardens hosts their annual Art Festival, and for art lovers and those interested in learning more about art in various mediums this festival is a must-see event!

Brookgreen Fountain

Since its opening in 1932 by founders Archer and Anna Huntington, the gardens have served as not only one of the finest botanical sanctuaries in the United States, but also a beacon of creativity with a huge sculpture collection boasting over 1400 figurative sculptures. In addition, Brookgreen Gardens promotes the arts heavily through things like demonstrations by sculptors-in-residence and weekly sculpture and drawing workshops. The Art Festival is a yearly celebration gathering artists from around the region and country to exhibit their creativity and skill in different mediums including paint, ink, and, of course, sculpture. There is never a bad time to visit Brookgreen Gardens, but the Art Festival is sure to be one of the best weekends of the year at the gardens!

In fact, since the Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival takes place over a weekend, why not plan a weekend vacation to Pawleys Island? After all, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort is conveniently located just a few miles away from Brookgreen. Don’t miss out on all the fun and book your weekend trip to Pawleys Island today!
 

6 Themed Dinner Buffets Your Guests Will Love at Your Litchfield Beach Wedding

Wedding Ceremony in Courtyard

6 Themed Dinner Buffets Your Guests Will Love at Your Litchfield Beach Wedding

You have the wedding gown, you have your guest list, and you have your fabulous wedding venue in Pawleys Island. Now it’s time to determine the menu for your special day at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. While our catering team takes pride in being able to create the customizable menu that you prefer, here, we’ll be focusing on our special themed buffets that you can choose from to make your wedding day complete. Read ahead to discover our six deliciously-themed buffets and find out how you can get started planning your dream wedding at Litchfield.

All dinner buffets include rolls with butter, water, coffee, and iced tea. Dinner buffets require a minimum of 30 guests and can be held for a maximum of 90 minutes to ensure property food quality.

Wedding Ceremony Set-Up in Courtyard

South Carolina Barbeque

Whether you’re from South Carolina or just a fan of the way we do the ‘Cue, your wedding guests will enjoy our timeless South Carolina Barbecue Buffet. Guests will love offerings including BBQ favorites like creamy potato salad, refreshing cole slaw, BBQ Chicken and shredded Pork BBQ with sauce and buns, as well as indulgent macaroni & cheese, sweet buttered corn, and molasses baked beans. This dinner buffet is the perfect choice for barbecue lovers!

Lowcountry Boil

If you’re a fan of Southern food, opt for the Lowcountry Boil Dinner Buffet. Enjoy standby favorites like cole slaw and pasta salad, southern style green beans, and hushpuppies. The main two entrees consist of Frogmore Stew, a Lowcountry delicacy that features shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes, and Chicken Bog, a rice dish that includes smoked sausage and chicken. Share a true Carolina feast with your guests when you select the Lowcountry Boil Buffet.

Inlet Seafood Buffet

If your Litchfield wedding is taking place in the colder months of the year, a particularly delicious and comforting buffet option is our Inlet Seafood Buffet. The Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet areas are known to have some of the absolute best seafood in South Carolina, so you’ll be in for a treat when you reserve this menu for you wedding. Guests can enjoy fresh garden salad, cole slaw, and shrimp cocktail to start, and then they can warm up with steamed oysters, broiled fresh fish, and crab cakes. Side items include seasoned rice, petite green beans, and hushpuppies. Consider this buffet option for your Pawleys Island wedding if you and your guests are looking to sample some of the best seafood in the state.

Prime Rib Buffet

Take the level of propriety up a notch when you opt for our Prime Rib Buffet option at your wedding in Litchfield. Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal that includes Caesar salad and She-Crab soup, slow-roasted Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus, herbed chicken breast, roasted red potatoes, and delicious sauteed fresh vegetables. With top quality ingredients and food options like these, your Litchfield wedding guests will leave your event fully satisfied.

A Taste of Italy

Even if your wedding destination does not include a ceremony in Tuscany, Rome, or Venice, we can bring the culinary vibes of Italy to your guests with our Taste of Italy Dinner Buffet. Guests can start the meal off with a delicious Italian house salad, followed by Tomato Basil Bisque soup, and cold marinated vegetables. Main dinner entrees include Sausage with Peppers & Onions, Chicken Alfredo, and Lasagna, with vegetarian option available. Get the best of both worlds when you bring a Taste of Italy to your Lowcountry wedding in Pawleys Island.

Asian Fusion

The Far East meets the Southeast when you give your Litchfield Beach wedding a unique spin by incorporating our Asian Fusion Dinner Buffet into your event. The multi-course meal gets started with fresh garden salad, delicious fruit salad, tropical pineapple cole slaw, and vegetable spring rolls. Continue the dining experience with scrumptious Korean BBQ and Teriyaki Chicken. Accompanying side items include citrus rice, and sauteed fresh vegetables. Give your guests a glimpse into the world of Asian Fusion when you opt for this dinner buffet.

No matter which route you take when it comes to your wedding menu, the catering services at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort are standing by to make your event as unique, charming, and unforgettable as possible! Contact our event manager today to begin planning your wedding in Litchfield!
 

Top 5 Live Music Venues Along the Hammock Coast

View of The Deck Bar at Litchfield

Top 5 Live Music Venues Along the Hammock Coast

What better way is there to wind down after a long day at the beach or on the town than by enjoying live performances from some of the best local talent around? We’ve pooled together some of the best venues for Live Music in the area, so plan ahead and check out some of these fabulous Litchfield Beach area hotspots!

View of The Deck Bar at Litchfield

The MarshWalk

The MarshWalk is a 1/2 mile stretch of shopping and dining establishments that hug the inlet, giving visitors an outstanding view of the natural beauty of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Throughout the Summer, you’ll find live music nightly at a majority of the restaurants along the MarshWalk, and conveniently, many of them feature bands or live-shows year-round as well. There is never a cover charge, so enjoy the music without breaking the bank! Check out Bubba’s Love Shack, Bovine’s, and Dead Dog Saloon for plenty of live entertainment options as you stroll the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk.

The Deck at Litchfield

The Deck Tiki Bar at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort features fabulous Happy Hour deals and offerings, as well as Live outdoor performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Visitors will enjoy Lowcountry appetizers and small plates, in addition to The Deck’s specialty cocktails, including Litchfield Sunrise, Pawleys Punch, and our refreshing Shark Bite! This venue is perfect for winding down outside and enjoying the sights and sounds of Litchfield Beach. Ideal for your next Litchfield beach escape, you won’t even have to leave the resort to experience a relaxing evening of live music during your stay.

Island Bar & Grill

Located just by the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island, visit Island Bar & Grill for plenty of live entertainment to take your beach vacation up a notch! This full-service restaurant offers up friendly customer service and outstanding food selections. The outside patio is known to host performances throughout the year, so visit their event calendar regularly to stay on top of all upcoming entertainment. For an evening that is laid-back and filled with great food and great music, visit Island Bar & Grill during your Litchfield Beach stay.

Hot Fish Club

The history of the Hot Fish Club dates back to the late 1700s, when the planters of All Saints Parish founded a social club that was dedicated to gourmet foods, strong drinks, and festive times. Though it has since been relocated away from the shifting shores of Huntington Beach, visitors can find the Hot Fish Club off of Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet. Still a place for lively gatherings, this establishment features live performances from a variety of musical acts throughout the year. If you’re looking for Live Music in a historic setting, be sure to visit this outstanding Lowcountry restaurant and club.

Pawleys Island Tavern

Take your beach vacation off the beaten path when you visit Pawleys Island Tavern, a local favorite tucked away in the woods behind the Island Shops. Affectionately known by regulars as the PIT, Pawleys Island Tavern combines the eclectic feel of an old-timey juke joint with laid-back feel of a creekside seafood hut. The PIT features live music on the weekends, as well as a wide-range of events and performances throughout the year. Stop by for live entertainment on Thursdays and Sundays from 8pm to midnight and on Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to 1am.

Make it a total beach experience when you discover all of the best Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet, and Litchfield Beach hotspots for live music. Relax and unwind after a long day, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of this lovely Lowcountry destination.