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Find Romance at Brookgreen Gardens for Valentine’s Day

Find Romance at Brookgreen Gardens for Valentine’s Day

Looking for something sweet for you and your main squeeze this Valentine’s Day in Litchfield? You can renew your wedding vows at the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Romance in the Gardens will take place in two sessions on Monday, Feb. 14.

Married couples will convene for a sweet ceremony. Tickets are $40 for members, $50 for non-members for this nondenominational ceremony. Vow renewals will take place at the boat landing at Brookgreen Creek. 

A reception will follow at Leonard Pavilion.

What Can We Expect at Romance in the Gardens?

To keep groups smaller, the gardens will host couples in two groups, 1-3 p.m., and 4-6 p.m. Participants will receive a personalized certificate and professional photograph. Enjoy champagne and a southern cake reception after, as well as boxes of goodies for each pairing. 

Note: This event is intended for married couples only.

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Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day

  • Roman Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 to be Valentine’s Day, but it wasn’t equated with romance until the Middle Ages. The English and French believed birds began their mating season on Feb. 14.
  • Necco began stamping red messages on its candy hearts after the Civil War ended. These enduring candies are favorites today.
  • Thousands send letters for Juliet, of the tragedy “Romeo and Juliet,” to Verona, Italy, for Valentine’s Day. The Juliet Club answers each letter from the city host the Shakespearean work.

Other Romantic Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach

Romantic Dinner at Perrone’s Restaurant

Right on Pawleys Island, experience a global menu with unique craft cocktails in a delightful setting. Enjoy the best steak you’ve ever tasted and a wonderful menu with a Mediterranean take. They serve local seafood and offer an extensive and impressive wine list.

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Take a Tour of Hobcaw Barony

See the beautiful landscape of the 16,000 acres of peninsula land called Waccamaw Neck. Learn about this pristine Lowcountry land, preserved from development for posterity. Tours are by appointment only, but definitely worth the visit!

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Kayak with Express Watersports in Murrells Inlet

Take a tour or venture out on your own into the Murrells Inlet tidal marsh. You’re in for a beautiful experience either way, with a knowledgeable staff leading you or setting you out. This outfit also offers dolphin-watching and sunset tours, too.

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A Day on the Marshwalk

You could make a date of a day here. Share House Oysters at The Clawhouse. Enjoy drink specials and Inlet Egg Rolls for happy hour at Dead Dog Saloon. Settle in for live music and Ahi Poke at Wahoo’s Fish House. And visit vendors along the Marshwalk in between.

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Steal Away to Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort

How about a beautiful room, a 10-minute walk from the beach? You’ll find clean, spacious accommodations and competitive rates. Check out our blog for even more fun ideas, and book your romantic stay today.

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Holiday Fun Around Pawleys Island

Holiday Fun Around Pawleys Island

Spring, summer, fall or winter, it’s always a great time for a vacation to Pawleys Island! With mild temperatures, tons of great golf, fantastic shopping and delicious dining choices, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied during your trip. With the Holiday season right around the corner, here are some can’t-miss shops and events to check out during your holiday getaway to Pawleys Island!

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

Be sure to attend the Nights of a Thousand Candles celebration at Brookgreen Gardens, one of the area’s most beloved holiday gatherings. Brookgreen Gardens is already an immaculate place to visit during the day, but during the Christmas season the gardens are bathed in the glow of thousands of hand-lit candles illuminating the exhibits and sculptures around the area. Guests can stroll through the gorgeous displays while sipping hot cocoa and listening to the sounds of carolers and bellringers. This is truly one of the best ways to get you and your friends and family into the holiday spirit! The festival takes place from 4 PM to 9 PM on Thursday through Sunday from November 26th through January 2nd. Advance tickets are recommended and are available for purchase through the Brookgreen Gardens website.

BrookGreen Gardens Nights of A Thousand Candles

7th Annual Santa Crawl at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

For one of the biggest Santa-centric celebrations along the Carolina coast, head to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk on Saturday, December 11th for their 7th annual Santa Crawl. The festivities kick off at 5 PM, with area restaurants like Wahoo’s, Hot Fish Club and Drunken Jack’s serving up tempting dinner specials and a variety of holiday-themed cocktails. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their best Santa-themed attire, but elves, snowmen and even Grinches are also welcome at the event! Secret Santas will be roaming the Marshwalk taking notes on the best-dressed participants and the most festive will win big at the prize ceremony at 9:30 PM.

Festival of Trees at the Hammock Shops Village

The Hammock Shops Village is home to numerous unique shops and boutiques, and from November 22nd to December 5th they will be hosting their annual Festival of Trees celebration. All throughout the area, beautiful tabletop trees will be displayed and available to bid on during an auction lasting the two weeks of the festival. The fun culminates with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 5th at 6 PM, complete with train rides for little ones and appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus!

Christmas Mouse at Hammock Shops Village

While you visit the Hammock Shops Village during the Festival of Trees celebration, you have to make a stop at the Christmas Mouse! Home to a spectacular inventory of Christmas décor, ornaments and collectibles, the Christmas Mouse is the perfect place to find new and exciting goodies to bring joy to your holiday festivities.

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With so many festivities to enjoy, a holiday vacation to Pawleys Island is sure to impress! The Litchfield Company offers tremendous accommodations that will delight guests. From our modern golf villas at True Blue and Pawleys Plantation to oceanfront condos at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, your dream holiday getaway to Pawleys Island is just a few clicks away! View our properties today and plan your Holiday vacation to Pawleys Island.

Don’t Miss Brew at the Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens

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We all know that 2020 was an, um, interesting year along the Grand Strand, where many popular events were on hiatus. Fortunately, 2021 has seen a busier schedule for many beloved festivals and gatherings, and one such event returns to Brookgreen Gardens as Brew at the Zoo takes place on Saturday, November 6th. 

Brew at the Zoo has been one of the most popular annual events that Brookgreen Gardens hosts for several years now, inviting ticketed guests to gather among their Lowcountry Zoo area to enjoy a plethora of craft brews. During the celebration, guests can stroll among the exhibits and witness indigenous animals in carefully constructed habitats. From whitetail deer and river otters to red foxes and alligators, guests will experience the full variety of lowcountry animals during their visit. Brew at the Zoo serves as an annual fundraiser for the Lowcountry Zoo, and this year proceeds will benefit the new Red Wolf habitat being added to Brookgreen Gardens. 

A large offering of local and national craft brews will be on tap for guests to sip as they enjoy the crisp fall evening. In addition to all the frosty beverages, guests can satisfy their appetites at a number of food trucks on site, including delicious snacks and entrees from vendors like EZ Cheesy, Fish Shak and Let’s Ride BBQ. Tickets for the event cost $50 for the general public and $45 for Brookgreen members. Your ticket provides you with admission and unlimited sampling of the available beers. Full-size beer and wine options are available to guests. In addition to the standard tickets, guests can purchase VIP access that affords them with unlimited full-size samples to enjoy during the event. Along with all the great food and drink options, the Paul Grimshaw band will be playing throughout the night, lending a festive atmosphere to this great event.

Now that you have the lowdown on Brew at the Zoo, check out the amazing properties available with the Litchfield Company! From contemporary golf course villas to beautiful oceanfront condos, we’re sure to have the ideal accommodations for your next weekend getaway to Pawleys Island. Make plans to spend a fall weekend in Pawleys Island and book today with the Litchfield Company!

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.