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Meet in Myrtle: Discover What's New!

  By  Ashley Daniels
Meeting Facilities in Myrtle Beach

What’s New for Meeting in Myrtle!

Whether you’re here in Myrtle Beach as a large family, tour group, or a team of corporate business co-workers, our coastline offers gathering spots to accommodate all of the above. Here are some options, recommendations, and helpful guides of where to go with your group in the categories of activities and attractions, aviation and transportation, dining, and lodging.

Activities & Attractions for Groups

PopStroke, 1187 Celebrity Circle

The newly opened PopStroke in Broadway at the Beach is an ace golf experience for groups. Partnered with Tiger Woods and TaylorMade, the tech-savvy golf venue features two 18-hole mini golf courses that resemble full-length courses (fairways, little ponds, and unique holes), an open-air dining space, an outdoor beer garden serving craft beers and cocktails, an outdoor playground, oversized flat screens throughout, and a private event space that overlooks both courses for special events, like kids’ birthday parties and corporate gatherings. On top of that, PopStroke has an ice cream parlor onsite scooping up 24 flavors and milkshakes, plus outdoor games, like ping-Pong, foosball, and corn hole. Golfers of all skill levels to keep track of their scores from their smartphones and their jumbotron leaderboard, as well as order drinks and food for delivery, through their PopStroke app.

 

The Inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic, The Dunes Golf and Beach Club

Mark your calendars for the Myrtle Beach Classic (May 9-12), the inaugural PGA tournament set to make waves in the world of golf. Ideal for group outings, this event promises not just competitive golf but a festive atmosphere perfect for team-building or relaxing with friends and colleagues. Experience the thrill of championship golf, stunning coastal views, and all that Myrtle Beach has to offer. Whether you're golf enthusiasts or looking for a unique group experience, the Myrtle Beach Classic is an event you won’t want to miss!

grande dunes resort course

 

Hickey’s Interactive Adventures, 7621 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

Located in the Northwood Shopping Plaza, Hickey’s is another new high-tech venue in Myrtle Beach that also caters to group outings for a unique celebration or team-building activities. Explore the party packages they offer for all ages, including immersive VR, Laser Tag battles, escape rooms, animatronics, interactive sensory stations within a 5,000-square-foot playground, and more. Hickey’s expert event planning team will take care of all the details your group needs. Opening late May 2024.

 

Greg Rowles Legacy Theater, 701 Main St North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

New to the Grand Strand in North Myrtle Beach, Greg Rowles Legacy Theater can offer a different show experience each time you come. They pride themselves on offering diverse and captivating performances from a stellar cast where no two shows are the same. Conveniently located on Main Street in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, they offer group packages for a party of 15 or more. 

 

Myrtle Waves Water Park, 3000 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach

Summertime group gatherings call for cooling off at Myrtle Waves Water Park, where they offer special rates for groups of 15 or more for family reunions, church/youth groups, school groups, sports teams, corporate groups, and more. The family-favorite, nationally ranked waterpark features pools, splash pads, shaded cabanas, slides and rides for all ages. The newest slide debuting in the summer of 2024 is Wild Water Races, a mat slide that allows four people to race each other to the bottom.

 

The Surfside Beach Pier, 11 Ocean Blvd S Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Newly and completely renovated Surfside Pier is the latest must-visit attraction for groups traveling to Myrtle Beach. With its spacious layout and array of dining and shopping options steps away, it's the perfect place for everyone to gather, relax, and create lasting memories. Whether you're planning a family reunion, a corporate retreat, or a getaway with friends, Surfside Pier offers a vibrant setting that caters to all group sizes and tastes.

 

Tiki Tours of Myrtle Beach, 5843 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach

Take a Tiki Tour of the Intracoastal Waterway with your crew on their 18-seat party boat. Your relaxing boat ride includes a captain, plenty of cooler space for your drinks of choice (hard liquor is prohibited), a Bluetooth speaker system, and USB charging ports. Everyone in your group will get a spot at the long table running up the middle of the boat, and can stand under the tiki hut for some shade. Tiki Tours has a two-hour minimum ride; prices vary.

Tiki Tours boat tour on river with group having fun

 

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive, Murrells Inlet

This nationally awarded botanical and sculpture garden is a must-see for your group to explore. Groups of 20 or more are treated to a special rate to the sculpture gardens, the Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve, and the Lowcountry Zoo. Book a seasonal creek excursion boat ride, a private guided group tour that strolls the gardens and the history rooted here, and more. Brookgreen Gardens has recently celebrated their 90th anniversary. This year, they have officially broken ground on their 20 million dollar expansion project which includes a new visitors center, a new contemporary conservatory, new art facilities, expanded Lowcountry history exhibits and a new exhibit in the Lowcountry Zoo.

 

3001 Nightlife, 920 Lake Arrowhead Road, Myrtle Beach

If your group is ready to celebrate after 8, book one of three spaces under one roof for your special event: Club Rewind (’70s, ’80s, and ’90s dance music), Bourbon Cowboy (country, rock, and honky tonk music), or Envy Nightlife (the hottest dance and top-40 house music). Each room can accommodate 100-plus guests and includes high-quality sound systems, stages, dance floors, DJ services or live entertainment, bartenders, catering, even dance lessons or officiants for weddings.

 

Aviation & Transportation

Myrtle Beach International Terminal Expansion

As air travel to Myrtle Beach continues to boom, Myrtle Beach International is keeping up with a huge terminal expansion project, which is expected to be completed by 2025. Airport construction includes a 45,000-square-foot terminal with six more aircraft gates in concourse A, with more hold rooms, concessions, renovated bathrooms, and new flooring, 400 new parking spaces in the long-term parking lot and canopies over rental car parking.

In addition to this growth, Breeze Airways has added flights, as well as Spirit Airlines.

Myrtle Beach Airport

 

Dining and Drinking for Groups

The Arts and Innovation District in the heart of Myrtle Beach continues to see improvements with new restaurants like The Tasting Room on 9th now open. The community can expect a transformative upscale vibe to the downtown area with more restaurants, shops, and even a theater slated for the area.

 

Swig & Swine, 523 Broadway St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Step into Swig and Swine, a haven for BBQ lovers conveniently located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. This renowned BBQ joint offers a mouthwatering selection of smoked meats and Southern sides, perfect for groups looking to indulge in authentic, flavorful barbecue. With its warm, inviting atmosphere and a private dining room that can accommodate ~30 guests, Swig and Swine is ideal for private gatherings or celebrations. Experience true Southern hospitality and create memorable moments with friends and family at this must-visit barbecue destination.

 

Big Chill Island House, 4736 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Introducing Big Chill Island House, Myrtle Beach's newest dining destination that captures the essence of island living. Spread across two stories with three bars to chose from, this restaurant offers breathtaking views of the intracoastal waterway, exquisite island cuisine, and stunning decor, including vibrant art murals. Whether you're gathering for a group meal or unwinding over drinks, Big Chill Island House provides a unique backdrop that combines culinary delights with a relaxed, scenic atmosphere. It's the perfect spot for anyone seeking a taste of the islands right in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

 

Voodoo Brewing Co. Murrells Inlet, 3453 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Voodoo Brewing Co. Myrtle Beach, 318 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Raise a glass at Voodoo Brewing Co., where you can enjoy unique brews in spacious settings, perfect for groups. The new Murrells Inlet location offers a laid-back vibe near the scenic Marshwalk, ideal for unwinding with friends after exploring the nearby views and restaurants. Looking forward to more central urban vibes? The upcoming location at Broadway at the Beach will be in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, offering easy access to the lively restaurant scene and bustling atmosphere, perfect for larger gatherings. Whether you're planning a casual meetup or a larger group outing, Voodoo Brewing Co. provides ample space and a welcoming environment tailored to your needs.

 

Black Drum Brewing, 9750 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach

Located within Kingston Resorts, the new Black Drum Brewing is open to resort guests and the general public. The massive oceanfront restaurant serves small plates and appetizers, fresh seafood, oven baked pizzas, and house-smoked meats, plus 40 local craft beers on tap hailing from the Carolinas and a variety of private event spaces for your large group gathering. Choose from the upscale Seaside Vista on the upper level of Black Drum, complete with high ceilings floor-to-ceiling retractable windows for breathtaking ocean views from inside the venue and on the Seaside Promenade balcony; the outdoor Currents Lawn space featuring palmettos and classic lawn games; or the outdoor Beer Garden with seating under a spacious pergola or around the fire pit.

 

Gringo Ninja Private Chef Service, Comes to you!

Don't feel like going out anywhere? Experience the luxury of a private chef with Gringo Ninja, where delicious and unique dining comes to you. Perfect for group gatherings, Gringo Ninja makes it easy to book and customize a culinary event right in your own space. Whether it's a family reunion, corporate event, or a friendly get-together, our chefs will prepare the cuisine of your choice fresh on-site, offering an interactive and engaging experience for all guests. We're dedicated to excellence in every aspect—caring for your needs, leaving your kitchen spotless, and ensuring every guest departs with a full belly and a smile. With Gringo Ninja, elevate your group event into a memorable, hassle-free dining adventure.

Big Chill Island House dining room

 

Lodging for Groups

SpringHill Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, 2006 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach

With six event spaces totaling up to 200 square feet, SpringHill Suites can accommodate the best business meetings and family gatherings for groups of all sizes. You can also expect business services, like computers, onsite copying and printing, and overnight delivery/pickup. Stylish lobbies with functional spaces, natural light, and free Wi-Fi at the resort also bode well for working and meeting. SpringHill’s event planner can assist you with your needs and special requests, book a block of rooms, and manage details of your meeting from your phone with their Meeting Services app.

 

Ocean Creek Resort, 10600 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

The Creekside Conference Center at Ocean Creek near the ocean offers versatile meeting space tailored for any event from a small, intimate meeting and private dining to larger group conferences and banquets. The huge 1,680-square-foot ballroom space, featuring 9-foot-tall ceilings, can be divided into three sections to host from 250 guests down to 144 in classroom style. The conference center also features a 736-square-foot Library, outdoor courtyard, and indoor lounge, as well as the onsite Four Seasons restaurant.

 

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, 3200 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach

Feel like you’re in your own oasis on the 27 acres that makes up DoubleTree, set on the very southern end of Ocean Boulevard and bordering the protected Myrtle Beach State Park. You’ll also appreciate the close proximity to the airport that is only a short drive away, the indoor and outdoor water amenities, and onsite restaurants. For business purposes, the naturally lit Atlantic, Carolina, and Springs Ballrooms overlook the ocean and each can accommodate 600 guests. There is also a whopping 8,700-square-foot exhibit hall and 22 meeting rooms. New for 2024, the 30 million dollar renovation project has produced a brand new tower, with the second tower to be completed in June. Dine at the newly renovated Ocean Blue Restaurant which features ocean views and live music on Friday and Saturdays!

 

Marina Inn, 8121 Amalfi Pl, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Explore the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, recently enhanced with renovations that add unique touches and meticulous attention to detail. This premier hotel features over 15,000 square feet of luxurious meeting space, capable of accommodating up to 700 guests in its calming, sophisticated surroundings. Perfectly positioned as one of the centrally located hotels near the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, the Marina Inn is ideal for both large-scale conferences and intimate gatherings. Experience the refined upgrades and discover why it remains a top choice among meeting planners for events in Myrtle Beach.

 

Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach/Oceanfront, 1801 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Discover the newly updated Hampton Inn in Myrtle Beach, featuring 1,230 square feet of event space across two meeting rooms and 228 comfortable guest rooms. Ideal for both business and leisure, the modern amenities and thoughtful service ensure a memorable stay.

 

Sheraton Myrtle Beach, 2101 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Enjoy the convenience and luxury of Sheraton Myrtle Beach, ideally located at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and just two blocks from the scenic boardwalk. The newly updated hotel features modern amenities and has direct access to the convention center; making the versatile meeting spaces perfect for any event. Nearby attractions like Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Broadway at the Beach are easily accessible. Dine at Vidalia’s, relax in the lobby bar, or stay active with a fitness center and heated indoor pool. Convenience is king at this hotel!

Shelbi Ankiewicz
Shelbi Ankiewicz is a senior at Coastal Carolina University studying communication, journalism, and intercultural studies. She is originally from Montgomery, Alabama, but has resided in Myrtle Beach for 14 years. She is the Editor-in-Chief of CCU's student newspaper, The Chanticleer, and is a member of a two-year leadership program called the Wall Fellows. Shelbi enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling to major cities in the SouthEast, and attending concerts. In her free time you can find her hanging out with her frenchton bulldog, Oma, or visiting the local trails Myrtle Beach has to offer.