Top 5 Reasons to Hold Your Wedding at Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach

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There's something special about a beach wedding. In fact, couples travel thousands of miles to exchange vows on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, and Ocean Reef in Myrtle Beach has perfected the art of making dream weddings come true. Here are five reasons to trust your special day to Ocean Reef:

Accommodations: One of the most overlooked factors when planning a beach wedding are the accommodations. A resort may have excellent wedding facilities and services but subpar rooms for the bride, groom, the wedding party and guests. If you aren't comfortable before and after the wedding then your experience may be memorable for all the wrong reasons. That's not an issue at the Ocean Reef, which offers a wide selection of clean, comfortable accommodations ranging from standard rooms to one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom suites. Guests have their choice of 17 different floor plans, including the ideal honeymoon suite with a private balcony overlooking the ocean for a memorable and romantic first night of the rest of your lives together.

Facilities: Ocean Reef was designed with wedding in mind. The private oceanfront lawn provides the perfect venue for outdoor weddings, and the Ocean Reef offers eight configurations for indoor ceremonies and receptions in the Grande Ballroom, which can accommodate parties of any size. For indoor and outdoor options, the on-site restaurant Cafe DuPort offers an upscale dining venue with an outdoor patio deck overlooking the ocean. Ocean Reef also provides a long list of rental equipment at no extra charge, including tables, chairs, white linens, flatware, china, glassware, a ceramic buffet, round mirror centerpieces with hurricane lamps, and tables for the guest registry, wedding cake and the DJ. Ocean Reef's first-class wedding staff and servers are committed to making your big day run smoothly.

Food and Beverage: Ocean Reef can cater any wedding, no matter how formal or informal the affair. Wedding parties have their choice of a plated dinner/buffet, featuring soups, salads and entrees, or an hors d'oeuvres lineup that includes Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Cakes, Fruit and Vegetable Kebabs and more, along with a cash/open bar option featuring a wide selection of beer and mixed drinks with an extensive wine menu. Main entrees include your choice of 10 different dishes, including the house favorite Pan-Seared Breast of Chicken with Tarragon and Chardonnay Reduction over Bowtie Pasta with Roma Tomatoes and Scallions, Salmon Alexander on a bed of Sautéed Spinach with Roasted Roma Tomatoes and Tri-Colored Orzo Pasta, and Crab Cakes with Cajun Aioli.

Location: One of the best things about holding your wedding at Ocean Reef is you don't have to worry about where to go for your honeymoon. Myrtle Beach is a great place for newlyweds to embark on their new journey together, and Ocean Reef puts couples in prime position to enjoy all the great things the Grand Strand has to offer. Located in the exclusive Dunes section of Myrtle Beach, Ocean Reef is close to great entertainment (Alabama Theatre, Carolina Opry, The Palace Theatre and Legends In Concert) and restaurants (the Boom Boom Wine Room, Collector's Cafe, Crave Italian Grill and Flamingo Grille) for a nice night out of dinner and a show. Other nearby hot spots also include Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, where you can take a private ride on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

Services: Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference in a wedding, and Ocean Reef goes the extra mile to make sure your big day is extra special. How about a romantic couples message at Cinzia Spa at one of our sister properties, or, Ocean Reef’s experienced staff of wedding planners and their ability to tailor your ideal wedding to your tastes? Ocean Reef can also provide you with a list of reputable florists, DJs, photographers, etc., to ease the preparation process. Let us handle all the details so all you have to do is say “I do.”

To make your wedding day a wonderful one, let the experts at Ocean Reef Resort put on the perfect affair. Like many couples, you might even make us your romantic anniversary retreat for years to come.


(Posted: 9/17/15)