Reservations and Rates

Serving Groups and Individuals

TO MAKE A RESERVATION OR INQUIRE ABOUT RATES

Click on the EVENTS tab for online reservations for specific groups.

Call (912) 638-8688
and ask for either GROUP RESERVATIONS
or INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS:

- GROUP RESERVATIONS -
Ask for Group Reservations to inquire about Groups,
rates and guidelines.

  • Rates are per person per night
  • Under age 3 no charge
  • Crib/Rollaway $5.00 each night

Group Rates based on American Plan only*

American Plan includes three meals and meeting room based on group size.
These rates are BASE RATES and are subject to change according to needs.
Tax exempt status requires Ga. Tax Exemption certificate number.
All rates subject to change and 5% Glynn County Bed Tax, 7% Sales Tax and 2.5% Service Charge.
*The Georgia Legislature and Governor Nathan Deal have approved a $5 motel fee
that is applied to every rented motel/hotel room per night effective July 1, 2015.
This is an additional fee that must be collected by Epworth By The Sea.
No Pets or Intoxicants
Epworth is smoke free.
Check In 4:00 p.m./Check Out 11:30 a.m.

- INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS -

Ask for Individual Reservations to make a reservation or to inquire about a guest room.

Kids 12 & Under Stay Free in Room With Adult & Eat for 1/2 Price
Extra Person: Over two in room $5.00 per person.

Please purchase meal tickets at front desk prior to entering serving line*

Crib/Rollaway $5.00 each night

All rates subject to change and 5% Glynn County Bed Tax, 6% Sales Tax and 2.5% Service Charge.
*The Georgia Legislature and Governor Nathan Deal have approved a $5 motel fee
that is applied to every rented motel/hotel room per night effective July 1, 2015.
This is an additional fee that must be collected by Epworth By The Sea.
No Pets or Intoxicants.
All rooms are smoke free.
Check In 4:00 p.m./Check Out 11:30 a.m.

Concerning Our Rates

Please inquire with your reservationist to see if you or your group qualifies for a special rate.

Epworth By The Sea is owned by the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, therefore, United Methodist Churches within the bounds of this conference are eligible for a special rate.

GENERAL INFORMATION AND POLICIES

WELCOME TO EPWORTH BY THE SEA!
We are a hospitality ministry of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Our purpose is to provide a Christian place for worship, study and fellowship. We reserve the right to cancel any group/event, even after it has begun, if the group's program and/or philosophy are inconsistent with the Christian ideals inherent in this purpose.

Whether you are planning a small meeting, large conference, training sessions, family reunion, a social event or an individual get-away, you can count on our friendly, experienced staff to handle all the details with style.

HOUSING FACILITIES:
223 private rooms, 12 family apartments and 22 youth cabins can accommodate up to 900 persons. All rooms individually climate controlled. All rooms have phones. TV in all rooms except cabins. Specially equipped rooms for the handicapped available.

MEETING FACILITIES:
36 meeting rooms accommodate up to 900 persons. Auditoriums seat from 80 to 900. Pre-school building and fenced playground on site. Sound equipment in all auditoriums. Projection equipment available. Meeting rooms assigned at time of booking based on number in group. Special room set-up and equipment needs can be arranged. Excessive meeting space needs subject to additional charges. Smoking not permitted. Commuters subject to a facility usage fee.

FOOD SERVICE:
Epworth provides cafeteria style meals. Our largest dining room can accommodate seated banquets up to 300 guests. For outdoor events, a patio with picnic tables and a barbecue pit are available. Banquet and catering menus available upon request. Please confirm special requests, such as box lunches, refreshments, etc., at least one week prior to arrival. All Food Functions must be catered through Epworth Food Services.

GROUP DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES:

Please refer to your group contract form for information on deposit and cancellation policies.

METHODS OF PAYMENT:
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check, cash, or travelers checks accepted. (Payment due upon check-in for individual guests or an imprint of credit card will be requested.)

CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT:
Check-in for all facilities is 4:00 p.m.; check-out time is 11:30 a.m.

MESSAGES:
Only emergency messages will be delivered to rooms. Phone calls will be transferred to individual rooms where messages can be left on voicemail.

WEDDINGS:
Historic Lovely Lane Chapel is available for weddings. Inquire about rehearsals and receptions. Click herefor photos of Lovely Lane Chapel and Wedding information.

MEAL TIMES:

Breakfast..........7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Lunch..........11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Dinner..........5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
All overnight groups are on the American plan (3 meals daily).
Off Campus Groups and individual guests are welcome to eat in our dining room. Please purchase meal tickets at front desk prior to entering serving lines.

DIRECTIONS:
St. Simons Island is approximately one hour from Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL, 12 miles from I-95, and 13 miles from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport. Take the F. J. Torras Causeway to St. Simons Island. At the end of the causeway stay in the left lane and continue around the roundabout to Sea Island Road. Go straight through the traffic light, staying on Sea Island Road. Turn left at the first street marked Hamilton Road and then right onto Arthur J. Moore Drive.

GUEST SERVICES:
Facsimile and copy service, newsstand and gift-shop available. Ice machines available on second floor of Turner Lodge, first floor of Robertson Inn, adjacent to elevators in Pitts and Booth motels and Apartments. Complimentary coffee machines located throughout the campus. Wireless internet access available across the campus.

OFFICE/GIFT SHOP HOURS:
Office and Gift Shop open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

CHAPEL SERVICES:
8:45-9:15 a.m. Sunday, in Lovely Lane Chapel. Casual dress welcome

RECREATION SERVICES:
Youth Center Pavillion with half-basketball court, two lighted tennis courts, GAGA Pit, open field for baseball, football and soccer; football and volleyball equipment; bicycles for rent, outdoor swimming pool in season, two fishing piers on Frederica River. Minutes away from ocean beaches, boating, offshore fishing and other island activities.

ARTHUR J. MOORE METHODIST MUSEUM AND LIBRARY:
Largest Conference owned United Methodist Museum. Local history available for research. Open Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Closed on Sunday. Open by special request.

*No alcohol or pets permitted.
*Epworth is smoke free. No smoking in all facilities.

 

Joel Willis

President
Chief Executive Officer

Rev. Wayne Racz

Executive Vice-President
Director of Spiritual Formation,
Church Relations and Development