A feeling of calm gently washes over you when you enter Seaquins Ballroom. It is as though you are walking onto Monet’s paint palette when the paint is fresh and his canvas is new. The possibilities are endless, but what you feel, without a doubt, is that your event will be spectacular.
Located at the foot of Hilton Head Island, Seaquins Ballroom is a hidden gem—that is, for the time being. Like opening a fresh oyster and finding an exquisite pearl, this event destination holds a veritable sea of treasures. Husband and wife team Paul and Sondra Ammeen have created an event venue where elegant weddings, memorable parties, and meticulously-planned meetings take place.
Opened in December of 2010, Seaquins Ballroom is the result of the Ammeens putting on their dancing shoes. Seven years ago, retired and enjoying time on the golf course, Sondra won four dance lessons at a charity auction. They decided to, literally, give it a whirl. Taking to dance like Martha Graham to the Met, the Ammeens competed across the country, but it wasn’t until Sondra was doing a little real estate research to help their dance teachers find new studio space that the couple brainstormed a brilliant idea. Seaquins Ballroom became an outlet for their creativity and a template for their business acumen. “The original idea was: where does a bride go if she wants to have the most beautiful wedding of her life, but she can’t afford the large resort destination?” Sondra explained.
Filling an untapped niche in the area’s event planning options, Seaquins Ballroom, renovated from the ground up, is an affordable, flexible destination for weddings, receptions, events and meetings, fundraisers, luncheons and dinners, dances, or any imaginable celebration. A 3,000-sq. ft. floating wood floor anchors the main ballroom, with stunning Spanish chandeliers hovering above, providing dazzling sparkle from each of their 750 crystals. Lighting is paramount when creating the right ambiance and is achieved with the room’s panoramic windows, reflecting the chandeliers, backlit sheer drapes, mirrored walls, and dimmable lighting. The colors throughout the main ballroom, the foyer, and hallways are subtle and from the sea, with peaceful creams and whites accented with shades of green and blue. The entire space can be utilized or divided by sound-proof sliding panels into three spaces: the Waterfall Ballroom, the Crystal Ballroom, and the Reflections Ballroom. ..... SEE FULL CH2 ARTICLE