The 650-acre natural setting at Bethesda Academy provides the optimal setting for a tented gala, an outdoor concert, a casual Low Country boil or an elegant seated dinner.
Here is a quick overview of some of the outdoor event spaces available at Bethesda throughout the year:
The Lady Huntingdon Amphitheater is a beautiful site for any function, as the marsh provides the backdrop for the stage. The main seating area can be set up with chairs only (theater style) or with tables and chairs for a dining experience.
Tribble Plaza is an intimate outdoor courtyard, equipped with four wrought iron tables with eight chairs and two benches. The lawn area can also be incorporated into your event space.
The Burroughs-Lawton Patio is located across from The Berne and is an open patio space between Burroughs and Lawton Halls – two signature buildings on campus. The Patio is connected to Tribble Plaza by a walkway, and using both areas provides the flexibility of an L-shaped event with ease of flow for your guests.
Located in the center of campus, the Berne offers a perfect blend of open space, canopy coverage of live oaks, and a magnificent view of the marsh. The Berne can be tented (example shown) and electricity is available.
The Pavilion is located on the marsh. This screened facility will seat 35 guests inside, with plenty of room outside. It has rustic charm and is a great indoor/outdoor venue for cookouts and casual gatherings.
To arrange an outdoor event at Bethesda Academy, please contact Lisa Wilkes at 912.351.2061