A.W. Jones Heritage Center

  • 610 Beachview Drive, A.W. Jones Heritage Center
  • St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • 912-638-4666

The A.W. Jones Heritage Center is the headquarters of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society. The Society is responsible for the iconic historic structures entrusted to its care – the St. Simons Lighthouse and Keeper’s Dwelling (1872) and the Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach (1937). Both sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s charming oceanfront site offers variety, elegance, and natural beauty for weddings and special events. Perfect for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridesmaid luncheons and more, our venue can accommodate indoor and outdoor events. Find the ideal place for your party — on the lawn of the St. Simons Lighthouse, in the event hall at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or any of our courtyards. Whether your event is formal or casual, large or small, your guests will remember an enchanted event surrounded by the calm of the ocean and breeze blowing through the magical live oaks’ moss. Unlike other island venues, you may invite your event guests to visit the historic lighthouse tower, built in 1872, to climb to the top to see the marvelous view. Interpreters are available to provide historical background and other information. The Society is proud to offer personal and flexible event planning options. The venue can accommodate parties of up to 200 guests and our team is happy to help coordinate local caterers and vendors familiar with our space and location. For more information about special event rentals,click here.

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Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1396
  • Theatre Capacity 150
  • Indoor Ceremony Venue Capacity 200
  • Indoor Reception Venue Capacity 200
  • Outdoor Ceremony Venue Capacity 200
  • Outdoor Reception Venue Capacity 200
  • Ballroom No
  • Banquet Hall Yes
  • Beach Yes
  • Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse No
  • Historic/Landmark Building Yes
  • Waterfront No
  • Garden Yes
  • Banquet Capacity 140
  • Number of Rooms 1

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