Responding to guests who asked for smaller meeting space to accommodate banquets and events at the luxury resort, The Cloister on Sea Island in Georgia has added a 5,703-square-foot ballroom.

The Forbes Five Star property now has more than 51,000 sq. ft. of flexible, high-tech indoor and outdoor event space overlooking the Georgia coastline. The property also features a 7,588-square-foot ballroom and a 10,000-square-foot outdoor area. Both spaces can accommodate up to 500. The new ballroom holds up to 300 for receptions.

The addition of the new ballroom precedes the grand opening of the Garden Wing at The Cloister, which is expected to open this spring. The new wing will add 63 guests rooms, bringing The Cloister’s total to 267. The resort opened a new pool last year as part of the property-wide renovation.

The Cloister is one of three properties in the Sea Island resort group. The Lodge at Sea Island and The Inn at Sea Island, which offer 40 and 85 guest rooms, respectively, are located on nearby St. Simons Island. The Cloister and The Lodge at Sea Island are the only Forbes Five Star properties in the state of Georgia.

In addition to earning a five-star rating for eighth consecutive year, The Cloister also features a five-star restaurant and spa.

Sea Island Golf Club

Golfers can take advantage of three championship courses at The Sea Island Golf Club at The Lodge. Two the courses are used for the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic, which takes place in November. The Golf Performance Center is home to an award-winning staff and serves as a training center for top professional players.

The Cloister Tennis Center features the Sea Island Stadium Court and Retreat Tennis Center. It’s home of the Sea Island Jensen Brothers Tennis Academy.

Located off the southern Georgia coast, The Cloister offers lots of outdoor activities, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, fishing and sailing. The private beach is another popular amenity.