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Epworth by the Sea

  • 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
  • St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • 912-638-8688
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Epworth By The Sea is a world renowned, comprehensive conference and retreat center owned by the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Accommodating up to 900 persons, Epworth offers a range of motel rooms, family apartments and youth cabins. Auditoriums seat from 300 to 900.  Meeting rooms and classrooms have audiovisual equipment. An seasonal swimming pool, athletic field, covered basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball lines, bicycle rentals and fishing piers provide sports activities for all ages. A hospitality ministry serving guests from around the world, Epworth is open to all denominations, state and local agencies, groups and individuals whose goals are consistent with Epworth's purpose, "To provide a Christian place for worship, study and fellowship."


The 100 acre campus is located on Gascoigne Bluff, the one-mile riverbank tract stretching from the causeway bridge to the bend in the Frederica River. More than 200 years after the Revs. John and Charles Wesley labored on St. Simons, South Georgia Methodists agreed that this was the perfect location for a conference and retreat center.Assisted by influential businessman Alfred W. Jones, Sr., president of the Sea Island Company, the Methodists purchased part of the Hamilton Plantation in 1949 and named it Epworth in honor of the Wesley's boyhood home in Epworth, England. Lovely Lane Chapel, the oldest standing church building on St. Simons, hosts Sunday services and is available for weddings. Constructed in 1880, it is named after the site of the 1784 founding conference of American Methodism in Baltimore, Maryland.

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General
  • Family Friendly:
  • Price Range: $$$
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  • Handicap Accessible:
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  • River View:
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  • Large Groups:
  • Water View:
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  • American:
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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
Events
Springtime by the Sea
May 18, 2020 - May 21, 2020

Adventures Await...Experiencing History, Cultures and People: Discover Eras Gone By as you explore...

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Camp Connect | High School
June 8, 2020 - June 12, 2020

HIGH SCHOOL CAMP

June 8-12, 2020 - Click...

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Camp Connect | Middle School
June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020

MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPS

Session 1: June 15-19, 2020 - 

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Grown Up Summer Camp
June 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Camp Counselor, Andy Offutt Irwin, a professional storyteller, says we will encounter wild things,...

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Camp Connect | Elementary
July 6, 2020 - July 10, 2020

ELEMENTARY CAMPS

Session 1: July 6-10, 2020 - 

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Camp Connect | Elementary
July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020

ELEMENTARY CAMPS

Session 1: July 6-10, 2020 - 

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Autumn Adventures: Experience the Magic
October 12, 2020 - October 15, 2020

Experience the Magic: Cumberland Island National Seashore and Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife...

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