A Gathering Of Friends!

Although signs of fall’s arrival in the Lowcountry aren’t as distinctive as in other parts of the country, nothing marks the arrival of the season more at Brays Island Plantation than Owners Weekend. The highly anticipated event brings owners together for a few days of recreation, relaxation, and celebration.

“Owners Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for our owners to reconnect with friends and indulge in everything they love about Brays Island,” said Kevin Rhatigan, Brays Island Plantation General Manager.

The weekend got off to an early start with Thursday’s golf tournament. Mike Ingram, Brays’ Director of Golf, and his team welcomed sixty golfers for a spirited morning of competition on our links-style course. Later that evening, we hosted a new owner cocktail social, where nearly half of our newest property owners were in attendance. They were later joined by nearly 200 owners for the largest dinner event ever hosted at the Plantation.

Friday included a new event to our traditional Owners’ Weekend activities with the Brays Island Fall Farmer’s Market. This was a great occasion for owners to welcome back neighbors and friends, and reconnect with the Plantation staff. Set amongst the alley of oaks with tables and hay bales for Owners to enjoy their lunch, the Farmer’s Market featured 25 local vendors, as well as the ‘Murican Border’ food truck and ‘All about that Bean’ coffee truck. Most of those who attended stayed from beginning to end, shopping, talking and eating and enjoying entertainment provided by local musician Eric Daubert.

On Saturday, owners had an array of activities planned across the Plantation. Brays’ Naturalist Bruce Lampright led a series of nature cruises, golfers stopped by Demo Day at the Pro Shop and shooting enthusiasts joined our Hunt Club staff for a Tower Shoot. That evening, we hosted a farm to table dinner featuring locally-sourced produce, seafood and more.

Owners Weekend wrapped up on Sunday with two great events. At the Equestrian Center, “Brunch a Bit” welcomed 50 owners, including frequent riders and other owners who came out to enjoy the beautiful weather. Over at the Gun Club, the owners of Circle Seven Outpost & Provisions in Charleston, S.C. and Stephen Murray of James Purdey & Sons were on hand for an afternoon of shooting and gun demos with Brays’ owners.