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South Seas Island Resort

Captiva Island , FL
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5400 Plantation Road
Captiva Island, FL 33924 US (map)

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Say "I Do" At South Seas
Whether you’ve dreamed of barefoot weddings on the beach at sunset or black tie receptions on a lush lawn, South Seas can deliver. With over two miles of... Read more
Say "I Do" At South Seas
Whether you’ve dreamed of barefoot weddings on the beach at sunset or black tie receptions on a lush lawn, South Seas can deliver. With over two miles of indoor and outdoor settings, exceptional catering, over 30,000 square feet of flexible function space, on-site entertainment company, on-site floral designer and private banquet facilities, South Seas provides an exquisite atmosphere for your Southwest Florida beach wedding. Offerings include:
Captivating Island Weddings - For the bride desiring an exclusive Florida beach wedding location with an island feel. This wedding includes the use of prime locations at the resort, on-site wedding coordinator services. Click Here to learn more. Intimate Island Package -Inclusive package for weddings of up to 40 guests. This style of wedding includes photographer, officiant, four-course plated dinner, three hour open bar and locations such as Sunset Cove, The Overlook Deck and the President’s Room. *Available Monday-Thursday. Click Here to view package details. Captiva Romance - Ceremony only. Recite your vows during a ceremony on Sunset Beach under a latticed archway on the sand. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
30
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht, Hotel, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Tropical, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Caribbean, German, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Southwestern
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room

REVIEWS

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Maite
Wedding:
7/19/2015
5.0/5.0
I have loved working with Rhonda! She has been wonderful and has done her best to accommodate our requests for our wedding day so far. We love the South Seas and have stayed with them for the past six years. Their resort is absolutely gorgeous and the King's Crown location where we are going to have our cocktail hour and reception is truly breathtaking romantic. I would absolutely recommend this vendor!
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I have loved working with Rhonda! She has been wonderful and has done her best to accommodate our requests for our wedding day so far. We love the South Seas and have stayed with them for the past six years. Their resort is absolutely gorgeous and the King's Crown location where we are going to have our cocktail hour and reception is truly breathtaking romantic. I would absolutely recommend this vendor! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
South Seas Island Resort responded with the following comments:

Hello, Maite. It's been a pleasure working with you so far, and we are looking forward to welcoming to the resort for your celebration.

With warm regards,
Rhonda Decherd
Dir of Conference Services and Catering, South Seas Island Resort
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Tricia
Wedding:
6/7/2015
5.0/5.0
South Seas is absolutely as beautiful as the pictures on their website, especially of the King's Crown Lawn, which is where we had planned to have our wedding ceremony and reception. Every person we came in contact with was beyond helpful, friendly, and generous. For example, when we went to pick up the top tier of our wedding cake the day after our wedding at the reception location, the director of catering asked what we planned to do for the day. After we told him we were thinking of having brunch and some mimosas, he got us mimosas to send us off with!
I do not envy our wedding catering manager, Kelsey, for having to break the news to the occasional bride that her wedding ceremony/reception has to be moved indoors from its planned outdoor location due to weather. She had to do that with us for both our ceremony and reception due to a thunderstorm that blew in at the last minute. But she is such a pleasure to work with, and really cared about making our wedding day go as smoothly and as perfectly as possible, that the news did not seem as terrible as it might have otherwise. It also didn't hurt that our backup indoor location was the King's Crown Dining Room, which was recently renovated and is just a lovely, simple backdrop for a wedding. We had the best possible wedding day at South Seas and a spectacular time during our stay. I would highly recommend this venue to future brides for their destination weddings.
South Seas is absolutely as beautiful as the pictures on their website, especially of the King's Crown Lawn, which is Read more...
South Seas is absolutely as beautiful as the pictures on their website, especially of the King's Crown Lawn, which is where we had planned to have our wedding ceremony and reception. Every person we came in contact with was beyond helpful, friendly, and generous. For example, when we went to pick up the top tier of our wedding cake the day after our wedding at the reception location, the director of catering asked what we planned to do for the day. After we told him we were thinking of having brunch and some mimosas, he got us mimosas to send us off with!
I do not envy our wedding catering manager, Kelsey, for having to break the news to the occasional bride that her wedding ceremony/reception has to be moved indoors from its planned outdoor location due to weather. She had to do that with us for both our ceremony and reception due to a thunderstorm that blew in at the last minute. But she is such a pleasure to work with, and really cared about making our wedding day go as smoothly and as perfectly as possible, that the news did not seem as terrible as it might have otherwise. It also didn't hurt that our backup indoor location was the King's Crown Dining Room, which was recently renovated and is just a lovely, simple backdrop for a wedding. We had the best possible wedding day at South Seas and a spectacular time during our stay. I would highly recommend this venue to future brides for their destination weddings. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
South Seas Island Resort responded with the following comments:

Congratulations on your recent nuptials, Tricia. Thank you for choosing South Seas Island Resort and allowing us to be the backdrop of your big day. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. We wish you all the best in your new life together.

With warm regards,
Rhonda Decherd
Dir of Catering and Conference Services, South Seas Island Resort
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Susie
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
South Seas Island Resort
We worked with Kelsey at SSIR on my daughter's wedding, and what a doll Kelsey is! No detail was too small for her to attend to and complete! Additionally, the service by Eric at check in / check out, by Neil throughout the weekend, and by various other staff including security, accounting and housekeeping was truly exceptional. Not only did they respond to an emergency, but after we checked out, ensured three important items left in the Villa or lost were either shipped or personally delivered to a remaining member of our party. We LOVE SSIR, and its Staff - thank you for a weekend of a lifetime!
Room Tip: We loved our Lands End Villa for its spaciousness
South Seas Island Resort
We worked with Kelsey at SSIR on my daughter's wedding, and what a doll Kelsey is! No detail Read more...
South Seas Island Resort
We worked with Kelsey at SSIR on my daughter's wedding, and what a doll Kelsey is! No detail was too small for her to attend to and complete! Additionally, the service by Eric at check in / check out, by Neil throughout the weekend, and by various other staff including security, accounting and housekeeping was truly exceptional. Not only did they respond to an emergency, but after we checked out, ensured three important items left in the Villa or lost were either shipped or personally delivered to a remaining member of our party. We LOVE SSIR, and its Staff - thank you for a weekend of a lifetime!
Room Tip: We loved our Lands End Villa for its spaciousness Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
South Seas Island Resort responded with the following comments:

Hi, Susie, and thanks for sharing your experience at South Seas Island Resort. We're delighted to read of the exceptional service you received throughout the weekend. Thank you for choosing South Seas Island Resort and we wish Lindsay and Matt a wonderful life together.

With warm regards,
Rhonda Decherd
Dir of Catering, South Seas Island Resort
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/28/2015
5.0/5.0
On April 28, 2015, my fiancé and I were married on the Kings Crown Lawn at South Seas Island Resort. Our special day was beyond perfect. The venue was stunning and the food was exceptional. The lawn was spectacular and the inside of the Kings Crown had just gotten brand new hard wood floors and chandeliers which looked beautiful. As for the food…..during our tasting months before, we enjoyed several fantastic options. Of course we wondered if when served to 100 guests the food would be just as good...well I have to say it was. It was AMAZING in fact. Two of the three entrée options included steak and I had several guests comment that their steak was as good as if they were in a 5 star steakhouse. Everything from the hor d’oeuvres to the dinner were presented beautifully and delicious. Also, it was a plated dinner and everything came out on time-the staff was wonderful, they never missed a beat.
The day was perfection due in large part to the efforts of the South Seas Island Resort staff. While the entire staff was exceptional I have to point out our wedding coordinator at the resort- Kelsey Holloway- in particular. Over a year ago my parents, fiancé and I were in Captiva looking for a venue. At the time Kelsey was working for one of those venues. While we ultimately decided South Seas was the ideal spot for our wedding, I remember Kelsey making it a tough decision because she had made such a positive impression on me. When my Mom and I were later told that there was a new wedding coordinator at South Seas and her name was Kelsey I was very hopeful it was the Kelsey I loved from my prior visit to this other venue. It turned out to be Kelsey Holloway and my first impression was correct. Kelsey was professional, attentive, patient, accessible, calming, organized and a complete delight for my mother and me to work with the entire time. She worked well with our vendors and went above and beyond to ensure our special day was perfect. We loved her and South Seas!
On April 28, 2015, my fiancé and I were married on the Kings Crown Lawn at South Seas Island Resort. Our special day was Read more...
On April 28, 2015, my fiancé and I were married on the Kings Crown Lawn at South Seas Island Resort. Our special day was beyond perfect. The venue was stunning and the food was exceptional. The lawn was spectacular and the inside of the Kings Crown had just gotten brand new hard wood floors and chandeliers which looked beautiful. As for the food…..during our tasting months before, we enjoyed several fantastic options. Of course we wondered if when served to 100 guests the food would be just as good...well I have to say it was. It was AMAZING in fact. Two of the three entrée options included steak and I had several guests comment that their steak was as good as if they were in a 5 star steakhouse. Everything from the hor d’oeuvres to the dinner were presented beautifully and delicious. Also, it was a plated dinner and everything came out on time-the staff was wonderful, they never missed a beat.
The day was perfection due in large part to the efforts of the South Seas Island Resort staff. While the entire staff was exceptional I have to point out our wedding coordinator at the resort- Kelsey Holloway- in particular. Over a year ago my parents, fiancé and I were in Captiva looking for a venue. At the time Kelsey was working for one of those venues. While we ultimately decided South Seas was the ideal spot for our wedding, I remember Kelsey making it a tough decision because she had made such a positive impression on me. When my Mom and I were later told that there was a new wedding coordinator at South Seas and her name was Kelsey I was very hopeful it was the Kelsey I loved from my prior visit to this other venue. It turned out to be Kelsey Holloway and my first impression was correct. Kelsey was professional, attentive, patient, accessible, calming, organized and a complete delight for my mother and me to work with the entire time. She worked well with our vendors and went above and beyond to ensure our special day was perfect. We loved her and South Seas! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
South Seas Island Resort responded with the following comments:

Congratulations on your recent nuptials, Elizabeth! Thank you for choosing South Seas Island Resort to host your wedding and allowing us to help you begin your journey together. It brings the entire South Seas team great joy and pride to know that we are helping make dreams come true, and we appreciate you sharing your experience.

Again I thank you for choosing South Seas Island Resort, and we look forward to your return.

With warm regards,
Rhonda Decherd
Dir of Catering and Conference Services, South Seas Island Resort
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Bonnie
Wedding:
4/28/2015
5.0/5.0
South Seas Resort made my daughter Elizabeth wedding a dream come true! She always wanted a island wedding and this was perfect. After a year of planning a huge storm hit the island 4 hrs. before the ceremony. The ceremony had to be moved inside.
At 4:30 the skies cleared - Kelsey Holloway the event planner at South Seas came to us and said if we wanted they would reset everything up outside, including the decorated wedding arch. They did and Elizabeth had her dream wedding right on time!! The rest of the evening was beautiful. The dinner was perfect, all 85 filets were perfectly cooked, the chef and his crew did an incredible job.
We could not recommend the professional staff at South Seas enough and especially Kelsey Holloway she was exceptional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
South Seas Resort made my daughter Elizabeth wedding a dream come true! She always wanted a island wedding and this was Read more...
South Seas Resort made my daughter Elizabeth wedding a dream come true! She always wanted a island wedding and this was perfect. After a year of planning a huge storm hit the island 4 hrs. before the ceremony. The ceremony had to be moved inside.
At 4:30 the skies cleared - Kelsey Holloway the event planner at South Seas came to us and said if we wanted they would reset everything up outside, including the decorated wedding arch. They did and Elizabeth had her dream wedding right on time!! The rest of the evening was beautiful. The dinner was perfect, all 85 filets were perfectly cooked, the chef and his crew did an incredible job.
We could not recommend the professional staff at South Seas enough and especially Kelsey Holloway she was exceptional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
South Seas Island Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for choosing South Seas Island Resort for your daughter's wedding celebration. We are delighted to hear that we made her dreams come true. Congratulations to the bride, groom, and families and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With warm regards,
Rhonda Decherd
Dir of Catering and Conference Services, South Seas Island Resort
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Caroline
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
South Seas (along with Kelsey, the Catering Sales Manager) was amazing from start to finish. Our wedding dreams were made a reality, and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. We received many compliments on the food at both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding, and each venue (Sunset Beach Luau and King's Crown Lawn) was perfect. We ended up having 105 total people at our weddding, and I am confident each person had a great time not only at the resort, but at each of our events.

You will not be disappointed should you choose to marry at South Seas!
South Seas (along with Kelsey, the Catering Sales Manager) was amazing from start to finish. Our wedding dreams were made Read more...
South Seas (along with Kelsey, the Catering Sales Manager) was amazing from start to finish. Our wedding dreams were made a reality, and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. We received many compliments on the food at both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding, and each venue (Sunset Beach Luau and King's Crown Lawn) was perfect. We ended up having 105 total people at our weddding, and I am confident each person had a great time not only at the resort, but at each of our events.

You will not be disappointed should you choose to marry at South Seas! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
South Seas Island Resort responded with the following comments:

Hi, Caroline! Congratulations on your recent nuptials - we wish you all the best in your new life together. Thank you for choosing South Seas Island Resort for your destination wedding. I appreciate you recognizing Kelsey in your comment - she has done a great job making wedding dreams come true. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With warm regards,
Rhonda Decherd
Director of Catering and Conference Services, South Seas Island Resort
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Jami
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
South Seas is the perfect location for a wedding. The entire staff went a over and beyond to make our wedding more than we ever dreamed it could be. The food was outstanding! Our guests complimented that it was the best wedding and reception they had attended.
We even had to move the wedding up to 3 weeks away and the staff could not have been more accommodating. Our experience could not have been better!
South Seas is the perfect location for a wedding. The entire staff went a over and beyond to make our wedding more than we Read more...
South Seas is the perfect location for a wedding. The entire staff went a over and beyond to make our wedding more than we ever dreamed it could be. The food was outstanding! Our guests complimented that it was the best wedding and reception they had attended.
We even had to move the wedding up to 3 weeks away and the staff could not have been more accommodating. Our experience could not have been better! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
South Seas Island Resort responded with the following comments:

Congratulations, and thank you for choosing South Seas Island Resort for your wedding. You were a pleasure to work with and we're delighted to read that you and your guests enjoyed your time with us. We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you back for anniversaries and vacations.

With warm regards,
Rhonda Decherd
Dir of Conference Services and Catering, South Seas Island Resort
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Monica
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding at South Seas Resort in March of 2015. The staff was wonderful to work with - our catering sales manager, Kelsey, kept in constant communication with us, especially as the date got closer, to make sure that we had everything we needed. We wanted a specific setup for our reception tables, as well as the ceremony chairs, and everything was setup exactly as we requested. The catering staff did an incredible job of preparing the food for both our welcome dinner at Sunset Beach the night before, as well as the delicious buffet during the wedding. Kelsey was on hand the day of, finding some club soda at the last minute to get a stain off of the train on my dress, as well as having items like tape and scissors on hand while I was getting ready. We got married at Kings Crown Lawn, which was a site I fell in love with when we were venue searching. We had a destination wedding, and we wanted to have the ceremony near the ocean but without the issues that come with sand, and we definitely didn't want to have our reception in your typical banquet hall. Kings Crown was perfect, with the lawn area overlooking the ocean, and the Plantation House being right there for the cocktail hour/reception. I would highly recommend booking your event at South Seas Resort.
My husband and I had our wedding at South Seas Resort in March of 2015. The staff was wonderful to work with - our Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding at South Seas Resort in March of 2015. The staff was wonderful to work with - our catering sales manager, Kelsey, kept in constant communication with us, especially as the date got closer, to make sure that we had everything we needed. We wanted a specific setup for our reception tables, as well as the ceremony chairs, and everything was setup exactly as we requested. The catering staff did an incredible job of preparing the food for both our welcome dinner at Sunset Beach the night before, as well as the delicious buffet during the wedding. Kelsey was on hand the day of, finding some club soda at the last minute to get a stain off of the train on my dress, as well as having items like tape and scissors on hand while I was getting ready. We got married at Kings Crown Lawn, which was a site I fell in love with when we were venue searching. We had a destination wedding, and we wanted to have the ceremony near the ocean but without the issues that come with sand, and we definitely didn't want to have our reception in your typical banquet hall. Kings Crown was perfect, with the lawn area overlooking the ocean, and the Plantation House being right there for the cocktail hour/reception. I would highly recommend booking your event at South Seas Resort. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
South Seas Island Resort responded with the following comments:

Congratulations on your recent nuptials and thank you for choosing to celebrate your destination wedding at South Seas Island Resort. We enjoyed the opportunity to work with you and your husband for your 3.14 wedding. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With warm regards,
Rhonda Decherd
Dir of Catering and Conference Services, South Seas Island Resort
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Mrs. Coon
Wedding:
3/6/2015
5.0/5.0
We absolutely fell in love on our first visit to South Seas and knew hands down it was the place we wanted to be married. We worked with Rhonda and she made all of our wedding dreams come true. We planned the wedding from afar and she was always very responsive even with all of the other weddings she has going on! With questions from the food, style, locations, weather, and budget, I felt like I always knew what was going on and that she would give me her honest opinion and help! We are still getting rave reviews from guests about how beautiful the island is and how the service and food was amazing at the wedding and all weekend. Thank you again to SSIR and Rhonda!
We absolutely fell in love on our first visit to South Seas and knew hands down it was the place we wanted to be married. Read more...
We absolutely fell in love on our first visit to South Seas and knew hands down it was the place we wanted to be married. We worked with Rhonda and she made all of our wedding dreams come true. We planned the wedding from afar and she was always very responsive even with all of the other weddings she has going on! With questions from the food, style, locations, weather, and budget, I felt like I always knew what was going on and that she would give me her honest opinion and help! We are still getting rave reviews from guests about how beautiful the island is and how the service and food was amazing at the wedding and all weekend. Thank you again to SSIR and Rhonda! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Summer
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at South Seas turned out to be the most beautiful event we could have imagined. We signed our contract over a year in advance so I had plenty of time to ask a million questions. Between Jennifer, Lexie and Kelsey - all my questions were answered. The resort was so festive for the holidays, it added that extra 'wow' for all of our guests that really can't be beat. We had a minor issue with double-booked space for the Welcome Party but they came through with an even better location that was perfect for our guests. Everyone raved about how beautiful the wedding was and loved coming for a Christmas Vacation to such a beautiful resort. Even our native-Florida friends and family were wowed by this hidden jewel and said its a weekend they won't forget. I recommend this venue for a picture perfect wedding weekend, especially if you want an outdoor wedding ( ceremony and Sunset Cove and reception at Kings Crown) and even better if you have it during the boat parade and the holiday stroll! This really was the wedding of our dreams :)
Our wedding at South Seas turned out to be the most beautiful event we could have imagined. We signed our contract over a Read more...
Our wedding at South Seas turned out to be the most beautiful event we could have imagined. We signed our contract over a year in advance so I had plenty of time to ask a million questions. Between Jennifer, Lexie and Kelsey - all my questions were answered. The resort was so festive for the holidays, it added that extra 'wow' for all of our guests that really can't be beat. We had a minor issue with double-booked space for the Welcome Party but they came through with an even better location that was perfect for our guests. Everyone raved about how beautiful the wedding was and loved coming for a Christmas Vacation to such a beautiful resort. Even our native-Florida friends and family were wowed by this hidden jewel and said its a weekend they won't forget. I recommend this venue for a picture perfect wedding weekend, especially if you want an outdoor wedding ( ceremony and Sunset Cove and reception at Kings Crown) and even better if you have it during the boat parade and the holiday stroll! This really was the wedding of our dreams :) Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
South Seas Island Resort responded with the following comments:

Congratulations on your recent nuptials, Summer. Thank you for choosing South Seas Island Resort for your destination wedding and sharing your experience. We're glad we could exceed your expectations and we wish you all the best. We hope to see you again for many anniversaries to come.

With warm regards,
Rhonda Decherd
Dir of Catering & Conference Services, South Seas Island Resort

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