Welcome to Santee! Our town is very lucky to be able to offer our residents, visitors, and friends many wonderful reasons to come to our town and stay for a night, a weekend, or a lifetime. We have the some of the finest natural beauty in the area, with Lake Marion right at our back door, offering 110,000 acres of fishing and water sporting pleasure. If fishing is not your game, then bring your golf clubs and enjoy three championship golf courses within one mile.
If you are looking for a business retreat weekend, Santee is the place to do it. We offer complete packages including the use of our 17,758 sq. ft. Conference Center. The building can accommodate 1,200 people or 600 seated. The Conference Center may be divided into small meeting rooms, hosting around 50 persons each. There is a prep kitchen with warmers, an ice maker and walk- in refrigeration. Tables and chairs are included in the rental.
There are two smaller buildings available for rent to families and individuals for small meetings, parties, exhibits, etc. The Family Development Center can accommodate as many as 125 persons; the Cultural Arts and Visitors Center can hold 96 people. Rental of the Conference Center is handled through the Tourism office or by calling Rosetta Gooden at 803.854.2152 ext. 221. The Cultural Arts and the Family Development Centers are rented through Linda Shipley at 803.854.2152 ext. 204.
Santee is a fun family destination. Family reunions are big here and holidays are celebrated in fine style. Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt is held on the Saturday before Easter. Kids can meet the Easter Bunny and search for eggs hidden on the property. This event is a great family afternoon. Our new Aquatic Center, located next door to the Conference Center, offers a refreshing place for families to cool off in the summer months. We have our Lessons and Carols, Luminary Service and Christmas Tree Lighting on the first Wednesday in December. It is a very meaningful evening ushering in the Holiday Season. The Christmas parade is held on the 2nd Sunday in December. Our newly built recreation environment offers softball fields, bocce ball courts, and basketball courts. Located at the Town Hall Complex is a quarter mile track and exercise/fitness trail that is open all the time and is well lit for evening walks in the park. Picnic areas are open behind the Cultural Arts Building. Two large brick grills are available as well as outdoor restroom facilities. Pets are allowed to come explore, but they must be leashed. Look at our calendar for special events. There is always something new.
Our town is a wonderfully serene place to live or visit. We are uniquely inventive when it comes to family entertainment, restful retirement, or overnight stops. Coming to Santee gives you a sense of peace, quiet, and relaxation. We welcome everyone to come and enjoy our Southern Hospitality. It is always a brand new day in Santee!