As Charleston attracts so many visitors for leisure and weddings, it has also become a hub for corporate conferences, executive retreats, and team-building exercises. The coastal climate, seemingly endless supply of fine dining and elite golf courses, and meeting spaces for the traditional or modern-minded, make the area a haven to gather your management team, host clients, or bring others in your field together.

It’s no secret, Charleston, South Carolina is one of the hottest cities to visit in the U.S. The Holy City has been named the number 1 tourist destination in America by Conde Nast Traveler four times. Additionally, and perhaps more impressively, Charleston has finished as the magazine’s 2nd best city in the world (Florence, Italy finished first by a fraction of a point).

Travel Through Time

History buffs and first-time visitors to Charleston will enjoy walking through the pages of the city’s unique story. The area has long been a key staple in many events that have shaped our country’s history. It is the place of first arrival of many early Spanish and French settlers, as well as home to many patriots instrumental in signing the Declaration of Independence and winning the fight for freedom in the Revolutionary War. It is where the Civil War began and where a complex lasting legacy remains. Take a stroll down any downtown street and encounter the essence of these periods captured in every park, house, and structure, or venture off the peninsula to see one of the many historical plantations.

The Battery, downtown along the Charleston harbor.

The downtown Charleston skyline at night.

The otherworldly gardens at Magnolia Plantation.

 

Served with Southern Hospitality

Charleston has been recognized for its faboulous food scene. Whether you are searching for a true taste of Southern fare or a 5-star steakhouse, the city has it all. Many restaurants restaurants feature James Beard Award-winning chefs, with even more boasting AAA Four Diamond ratings. Further, Southern Living and Bon Apetit magazines have declared Charleston as a food mecca. Combined with an assortment of — cocktail bars and award-winning craft breweries, the best part of eating in Charleston is you can walk into any spot on any corner and quite possibly end up having the best meal of your life.

Revelry Brewing Company, a staple in the downtown Charleston scene and winners of more than 20 medals from the North American Brewer’s Association.

Hall’s Chophouse, a AAA Four Diamond award winner. It was named one of the Top 30 Steakhouses in the World by Business Insider and a Top 5 Restaurant in America by TripAdvisor.

Martha Lou’s Kitchen, the home of fantastic creole food and the best fried chicken in America according to the Travel Channel.

Leave Room in Your Suitcase

Home to South Carolina’s biggest and best shopping variety, Charleston is a perfect destination for the fashionable. On the downtown peninsula you will find historic charm and tradition preserved in the local, boutique-style shops, all the while seeing many of the nation’s top retailers and most sought-after brands along your cobblestone strolls.

See the full Charleston Shopper’s Guide here!

Pamper, Relax, & Restore

A city known for its laidback lifestyle, the spas and recreation opportunities are no different. Book a spa treatment and relax, or get out on the links at some of the best golf courses in America, with four ranked in Golf Digest’s Top 50.

See the full Charleston Golf Guide here!

The Ocean Course at Kiawah, a Top 50 American Golf Course according to Golf Digest, and home to the 2018 PGA Championship.

We Can Help

Intrigue is one of Charleston’s most experienced providers of corporate event planning and coordination. We are proud to be the organizers of Revolve Conference, one of the world’s premiere marketing & creative professionals conference. Additionally, we have had the honor of assisting Camp Happy Days with their largest fundraisers in history, raising over $100K for their 25th anniversary and over $165K for their 26th benefiting their amazing program to support children with pediatric cancer. We’ve had the pleasure of assisting Lowcountry Food Bank and Carolina Studios with their fundraising efforts as well throughout the Charleston area.

A look at Camp Happy Day’s 25th anniversary fundraiser.

If you’re thinking about your next business event in Charleston, let’s chat! It is our passion to help you make your vision for your business a reality, and our mission to keep Charleston in bloom.

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