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General Private Event Information

Private Events are unique occasions and activities planned by you and experienced by only your special guests.  Private Events at the Spirit of Lake Murray are perfect for groups of 20 - 120 people.  Our Private Event Packages require a minimum payment for 20 people.  When booking a Private Event you are securing the whole yacht privately and exclusively for your group.


Dates are first come, first serve.  All dates must be secured with a nonrefundable deposit and signed charter agreement.


Call the office during normal business hours to inquiry about specific dates.

803-730-3044


You can also reach us by email at Staff@spiritoflakemurray.com

What kind of events are held on the Spirit?

The Spirit of Lake Murray is perfect for almost any event!  Why book a stuffy reception hall that you have to spend hours to decorate?  Let the Spirit of Lake Murray and the natural atmosphere of the beautiful Lake Murray add the WOW Factor to your next Special event.


  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Birthday Parties
  • Corporate Parties
  • Class Reunions
  • Family Reunions
  • Retirement Parties
  • Senior Activities
  • DJ Dance Parties
  • Church Outings 
  • Bridal Brunch Showers
  • Engagement Parties
  • Graduations
  • Promotion Parties
  • Seminars
  • History Talks
  • Private Lunches & Dinners
  • Weddings & More

Have your next event on us & we do it ALL!

Want to book a venue that handles all the coordinating, clean up, safety, etc?

Book your next special event with the Spirit of Lake Murray and we will handle your event needs.

Pricing & Rates

Pricing and rates vary based on time of year, day of week, time of day, meal provided, etc.


Prices start at ONLY $29/person for a Private Event.
All Private Event Packages require a minimum payment for  ONLY 20 people.


Prime Season is April - October and includes December Weekends.

Blue Season is November - March except for December Weekends.


What will you find on the Spirit of Lake Murray

  • Exclusive Bar:
    The Spirit of Lake Murray does offer a Beer & Wine Bar on board.  Cash & Card are accept.  During Private Events the host selects which style bar is provided; Cash Bar, Hosted Bar, Drink Tickets, etc.
  • Modern Restrooms:
    The Spirit of Lake Murray does have two clean restrooms on board available for all passengers to use.
  • Second Level Observation Deck:
    The upper outdoor back deck serves as a covered patio with cocktail tables and chairs open for all passengers first come first serve. NO smoking is allowed in this area.  This is a covered patio with a SECOND STORY VIEW!
  • Admiral's Room:
    A climate-controlled cabin located on the top deck of the Spirit. The Admiral's Room has seating for 20 people.  This room has large windows for viewing Lake Murray.
  • Main Deck Salon:
    A large climate-controlled cabin on the main level of the Spirit. The bar & restrooms are located in this area. The main deck salon has seating for 48 passengers in the included standard set-up. Different arrangements may incur a set-up fee.  The Main Deck Cabin/Salon has large windows for viewing Lake Murray.
  • Open-air Bow & Smoking Area:
    The bow of the Spirit is common space for all guests. It is a great place to go and relax on Lake Murray with the wind in your hair. The bow has bench seating for several passengers. The bow also serves as the ONLY smoking area on board.
  • Seating for ~80 people across all decks, plus bench seating on the bow.
  • Space for cocktail receptions & events for 120+ people.

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Amenities at Hollow Creek Marina

When booking the Spirit of Lake Murray for a Private Event you secure the Spirit as a private venue exclusive for your guests.  The Hollow Creek Marina also offers several other joint use amenities.


  • Grassy Shoreline Picnic Area
  • Cornhole Boards
  • Covered Lakeside Patio / Deck
  • Restroom Facility 
  • Foosball Table
  • Snack Bar & More

~ Have Your Next Special Event on Lake Murray ~

Birthday Parties

Dear Captain Andrew, I wanted to write and thank you for helping to orchestrate what turned out to be a wonderful 75th birthday party for our dad.  He is still beaming with pride about the event and talking about the wonderful time he had.  Thank you for your gracious hospitality aboard the boat and for the delicious meal.  Thanks again for a lovely event!

Marla Costa of Augusta, GA

Family Reunions

Everyone had an awesome time. They said the food was fantastic, the ambiance was great and the yacht was beautiful!  I did not hear a negative word spoken.  I only heard how our guests are wanting to plan for their own events on the Spirit of Lake Murray.  Thank you for such a lovely experience for our family and friends. I will be sending in a full gratuity for everyone involved! Thank you again!

Alicia Blair of Mullins, SC

Rehearsal Dinners

Hello Spirit Crew, thank you so much for making our rehearsal dinner so special.  What a great way to start the weekend!  Bringing our families together for an intimate and exciting evening on board was exactly what we needed.  The meal, the service, being able to share in stories and toasts, all of it.  My new bride and I truly thank you for making sure our wedding weekend started off the right way. 

Philip & Jasmine Bell of Asheville, NC

Retirement Parties

Chaplain Colton, please thank your staff for an amazing evening on board your ship!  I have heard nothing but great things from my family and friends.  Being able to have nearly 100 of them in such a unique and intimate setting was perfect.  We were a little worried at first that 100 may have been tight on board, but now we may even plan a future event with more people attending!  We could not have asked for better weather, the sunset was beautiful.  Also Chaplain Colton, thank you again for your service to our military.  Being able to celebrate my 30 year retirement from the Army on your ship was a fantastic way to do it.

Lt. Col. Hallaman of the US Army

Class Reunions

 “Your staff members were so helpful in helping me pull off this surprise 25th Anniversary party. They were so accommodating in every detail of the dinner cruise.  My wife and I, being able to spend 2 ½ hours on-board the Spirit of Lake Murray surrounded by family and close friends was the best gift I could give to her.  We made memories that will last a lifetime and I wanted to personally thank each and every one that helped make this surprise cruise a complete success!  You went above and beyond anything that I could have expected and I would recommend the Spirit of Lake Murray to anyone for making lasting special memories.

R. Ashley of Lexington, SC 

Anniversaries Parties

My wife and I would like to thank you and the Lake Murray Cruise staff for a very, very pleasant experience helping us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on July 28th.  All our guests enjoyed The Spirit of Lake Murray and many remarked what a unique and wonderful way to celebrate an occasion.  Gloria and I will be very happy to recommend you to any of your prospective clients.  Again, thank you for your attention to detail and the kindness of your crew.  We are certainly looking forward to spending another evening with you sometime in the very near future.
Harold & Gloria Studley of Chapin, SC