Epworth by the Sea

  • 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
  • St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • 912-638-8688

Epworth By The Sea is an unparalleled Christ-centered hospitality ministry impacting lives for Jesus Christ by providing a premier conference and retreat center for worship, study and fellowship.

Our gorgeous riverfront campus on St. Simons Island, Ga., is a celebrated destination for groups, couples, and families in search of a peaceful environment and a chance to rediscover what’s truly important.

Perfect for Groups:  Epworth By The Sea is a beautiful sanctuary for groups of all ages, sizes and missions. Gather in the shade of live oaks and coastal palms to experience meaningful connections and ground-breaking fellowship.  Whether you are hosting a large worship service, engaging youth retreat, corporate meeting, business convention or family reunion, we will work with you to find the ideal facility for your special event.  From the 800-seat Strickland Auditorium to the iconic 120-seat Lovely Lane Chapel and the 400-seat Brown Center Auditorium to the 16-seat Pitts Board Room at Turner Lodge, Epworth can accommodate your group.

Amazing Vacations: Just minutes from the beach, Epworth’s extensive accommodations and beautiful coastal setting are ideal for family vacations or weekend getaways. Reconnect with the ones who matter most at Epworth By The Sea.

Diverse Accommodations: While visitors praise our breathtaking surroundings, Epworth is also known for its complete retreat package, which includes accommodations, modern conference facilities and wide range of food service options.  The 100-acre Methodist Retreat Center can accommodate up to 1,000 overnight guests through 6 motels, 12 family apartments, and 22 youth cabins.

Activities to Excite: With more than 220 sunny days each year, visitors to our island sanctuary have access to all types of outdoor recreation activities. Many groups choose to build teamwork and other skills at the on-site Adventure Challenge Ropes Course. Youth groups revel in the opportunity to splash in the seasonal outdoor pool, shoot hoops on the covered basketball court, play ball on wide open grass fields and kick back by a nighttime bonfire. Vacationers take advantage of the bike rentals, using two wheels to explore the more than 30 miles of St. Simons Island’s bike paths. Other guests seeking more relaxing pursuits will fish or lounge on our two piers along the Frederica River. Whatever level of activity gets you excited; we have it here at Epworth By The Sea! 

Find it. Love It. Epworth! 

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Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
  • Total Sq. Ft. 36000
  • Theatre Capacity 300
  • Indoor Ceremony Venue Capacity 120
  • Indoor Reception Venue Capacity 120
  • Outdoor Ceremony Venue Capacity 120
  • Outdoor Reception Venue Capacity 88
  • Ballroom No
  • Banquet Hall No
  • Beach No
  • Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse No
  • Historic/Landmark Building Yes
  • Waterfront Yes
  • Garden Yes
  • Banquet Capacity 400
  • Number of Rooms 36
  • Sleeping Rooms 234
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