The Inn at Palmetto Bluff - Bluffton, SC - Hotel/Inn
476 Mt Pelia Road, Bluffton, SC

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, South Carolina
Capacity: Up to 300
476 Mt Pelia Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
Maximum Capacity: 300 people
Situated in the picturesque South Carolina Lowcountry along the beautiful May River, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff Resort is the embodiment of all that is graceful, comforting and romantic about South Carolina. Our peaceful retreat, which pampers you with luxurious resort lodging accommodations, distinctive cuisine and stimulating adventure. Come and enjoy South Carolina’s finest Resort & Spa. Just minutes from Savannah and Hilton Head Island in beautiful Bluffton, our Inn offers the seclusion of a private resort with the ease of accessibility to South Carolina’s Greatest Golf where unparalleled personalized attention and exceptional privacy go hand in hand. Set amidst flowering gardens, breathtaking sunsets, and framed against the majestic Southern Carolina Lowcountry.

Our central location in Bluffton, South Carolina near Savannah and Hilton Head Island is the perfect setting for your next company meeting, wedding or catered event.

Whatever event you're planning, what better place to hold it than in the stunning beauty of Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina?

With a variety of picturesque venues to choose from, your guests are certain to appreciate your good taste and the luxury of the Inn. Our central location in Bluffton, South Carolina minutes from Savannah and Hilton Head Island is the perfect setting for your next company meeting or catered event. We are known and recognized in South Carolina as a premier meeting and conference facility, just minutes from Savannah and Hilton Head Island area and offer a variety of creative themes and dining options.
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The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton

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The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, BlufftonThe Inn at Palmetto Bluff, BlufftonThe Inn at Palmetto Bluff, BlufftonThe Inn at Palmetto Bluff, BlufftonThe Inn at Palmetto Bluff, BlufftonThe Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton — BEAUTY FOUND…at the Palmetto Bluff Resort & Spa in South Carolina. Indulge yourself at one of the top-rated full-service spas in South Carolina. In forest, river, marshland, ocean and air, beauty is found. In the garden of the senses, where our minds, bodies, and spirits receive the bounty of nature, beauty is cultivated. 

At the Spa at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina, you will find such a garden, where the graciousness of southern hospitality harmonizes with the natural elements.

The Spa at Palmetto Bluff, set beside serene waterways flowing through verdant sprawling countryside, lush gardens and moss laden oak trees, will lull you into a peaceful state of mind, body and heart. From facials and revitalizing body treatments to soothing massage, the Palmetto Bluff Spa in South Carolina brings guests to a healthy state of balance and relaxation.The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton — Planning a vacation in South Carolina and spaciousness is what you require, with all of the creature comforts of home; a Village Rental Home will suit your needs perfectly. Ideal for families and small groups, these beautifully styled homes are available with either two, three or four bedrooms. And like all of the accommodations at Palmetto Bluff Resort, they are luxuriously appointed for the height of comfort. Each rental home features hardwood floors, a full kitchen generously equipped with Viking appliances, fine china, glass and silverware, as well as all of the amenities offered in our Cottage Suites.The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton — Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a warm country setting, Buffalo's, located in the center of the Village, offers patrons picturesque views of the May River as well as the chapel.

With fare ranging from country-style to tapas, Buffalo's signature is its brick oven, where freshly baked artisan-style breads are created daily for your enjoyment. As our chefs create local favorites in this comfortable café atmosphere, you can also enjoy a selection of fine wines by the glass or bottle as well as a number of exotic coffees.The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton — COTTAGES 
Retreat and rejuvenate in the comfort of your own private hideaway. Your spacious cottage welcomes you with 1,140 luxurious square feet of indoor/outdoor space and a well-appointed interior featuring pine floors, vaulted ceilings, a wet bar with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a plasma TV. Enjoy water views while you relax by your fireplace.The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton — MAY RIVER GRILL 
Nestled alongside the pristine fairways and stunning live oaks of the May River Golf Club, the May River Grill at the Clubhouse is the ideal spot for casual dining or a post-round meal in a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy breakfast or lunch indoors or check out the action on the links on the outdoor terrace. You can also enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the bar while taking in wonderful views of golfers finishing their round at the 18th green.The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton — Whether you're in the mood for a fine gourmet meal or a casual snack, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff offers you a wide variety of dining choices to satisfy most every culinary whim and desire. Many of our restaurants feature locally sourced organic ingredients unique to the area, often prepared with a special South Carolina Lowcountry flair. Bon appetit!The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton — COTTAGE SUITES 
For those who desire the ultimate in luxury, our Cottage Suites will surely fulfill all of your needs. These one-bedroom suites offer 1,340 sumptuous square feet. Relax on your private screened-in porch and take in the amazing natural beauty and the water views that surround you. Retire to your bedroom and sink into your bed as luxury linens caress your cares away. The well-appointed interiors feature such amenities as a fireplace, warm furnishings, pine floors, vaulted ceilings, a wet bar with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a plasma TV.The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton — The 20,000-acre tract known as Palmetto Bluff extends from the headwaters of the May River near the town of Bluffton, skirts Bull and Dafuskie Islands via the Cooper River to its east, and gives way finally to the ancient freshwater rice fields of the New River along its western edge. The land mass defined by these three historic rivers is thus an island in the truest sense, and that is surely one of the reasons it remains so pristine today. For more than a century, "The Bluff" has been known to a privileged few as one of the wildest and most beautiful places in the Carolina Lowcountry - itself an area recognized as one of the most picturesque in the world.
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"Southern Charm and Beauty", An Eventective User from Brooklyn, NY
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff far exceeded our expectations for a wedding venue! We knew that we wanted a place that exuded southern charm with the big oak trees dripping Spanish moss and a plantation field. Set on the banks of a beautiful river, we found all of that and more at Palmetto Bluff. They have an adorable chapel that only holds about 100 people for the ceremony (but you can get married outside on the grounds as well, if you so choose). The Inn is only a few hundred yards from the chapel so guests will not have to travel far to the reception. Jessica, the event coordinator from Palmetto Bluff, was so helpful in regards to making sure everything ran smoothly.
I was even able to drop my dress off with her two days before the wedding and when I arrived on my wedding day, it had been steamed and was hanging in my cottage waiting for me. The food was also absolutely delicious! Many of my guests traveled from New York City and had never experienced southern food before. I was thrilled to be able to offer them their first taste of shrimp and grits and real southern fried chicken! Some guests are still talking about how great the food was! If you are looking for a stunning location for your wedding, with an amazing support staff then I wholeheartedly recommend the Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina.


"Perfect Chapel", SCTraveler from Savannah, Georgia
This place is absolutely amazing! Old world character and charm is abundant here... I found more chapel pictures, some even during construction at this site:

just select "The Chapel" from the list of properties and enter the word "chapel" for both the username and password. These guys do great work! Palmetto Bluff is gorgeous.
Event Spaces
GRACE - Yacht CharterPhotos Available
Boat or Ship Max Capacity: 28 people
GRACE - Yacht Charter, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton — Engine: Original – 4-cylinder, 50 HP 20th. Century gasoline marine engine. Present - Caterpillar 3116, 350 HP diesel marine engine
Engine: Original – 4-cylinder, 50 HP 20th. Century gasoline marine engine. Present - Caterpillar 3116, 350 HP diesel marine engine

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GRACE is available for tours and (private) charter throughout the year for any special occasion. For reservations or additional information, call *NOT DISPLAYED* .

GRACE, named in honor of R. T. Wilson’s sister, wife of Cornelius “Neily” Vanderbilt, III, celebrated her 92nd birthday at Palmetto Bluff in March 2005. She was built in 1913 by the New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Company of Morris Heights, New York. She has the unique distinction of being one of the last remaining examples of the early gas-powered yachts built prior to World War I. The layout above deck includes a Pilothouse and seating with awning and weather curtains. Below deck includes an intimate lounge with dining area, galley, owner’s stateroom, head and engine room.
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Supported Layouts and Capacities
Capacity: 28 People
Seating Capacity
Capacity: 28 People
  • Covered Deck
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Full Service Galley/Catering
  • Rest Room Facilities
  • Atmosphere/Decor: Bottom contruction is Long-leaf yellow pine planking below the waterline, white cedar above on steam bent white oak frames. Cabin & Interior are original mahogany paneling with brass fixtures
  • Audio Visual: Portable Equipment
  • Special Features: Year built: 1913, Rebuilt 1996, Current restoration commenced 2004.LOA: 60’ (18.29m), LWL: 52.5 (16.00m), Beam: 12.1’ (3.69m), Draft: 3’ 6” . Cruising Speed– 9.5 Knots, Top – 12.8 Knots.
The River House BallroomPhotos Available
Ballroom Max Capacity: 200 people 1920 sq ft 178.4 sq meter
The Waterside ChapelPhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 82 people 726 sq ft 67.4 sq meter
Board Room #1
Fixed Board Room Max Capacity: 12 people 433 sq ft 40.2 sq meter
Board Room #2
Fixed Board Room Max Capacity: 12 people 374 sq ft 34.7 sq meter
Moreland Landing - Outdoor Pavilion
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 100 people
Outdoor Veranda
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 156 people 1778 sq ft 165.2 sq meter
Post Office/Art Gallery - In the Village
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 109 people 1271 sq ft 118.1 sq meter
Village Green
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 150 people
Wine Cellar
General Event Space Max Capacity: 45 people 1032 sq ft 95.9 sq meter
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