THE BRENN FOUNDATION + MUSGROVE RETREAT AND CONFERENCE CENTER

The Musgrove Retreat and Conference Center, under the stewardship of The Brenn Foundation, is a beautiful picturesque 600-acre hidden sanctuary on the banks of Village Creek that takes you back in time. Musgrove is rich with history from its construction in 1938 by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco heir and philanthropist Nancy Susan Reynolds, to President Carter’s first pre-inaugural cabinet meeting. Mrs. Reynolds felt strongly that the Musgrove mission of family gathering and philanthropy carry on. In the spirit of that mission, generations still enjoy the lush grounds amidst the draping Spanish moss and the sweet and spicy smell of the BBQ pit. They gather as family, colleagues and friends and invite you to do the same.  

 

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. - Jimmy Carter

 

 

Photo courtesy of Joe Loehle

CONFERENCES

Musgrove has preserved its land and its foundation of philanthropy with the goal of gathering great minds towards global change. From Jimmy Carter's first inaugural cabinet meeting to board meetings and conferences for global non-profits and corporations, Musgrove provides a secluded, one-of-a-kind customized and professional experience for your team. 

Photo courtesy of Draper James/Paul Costello

RETREATS- PHOTO SHOOTS - SPECIAL EVENTS

Musgrove is unique. It is a sanctuary guarded by a family that cares and understands that experiences are some of the most valued commodities.  At Musgrove whether you are yearning for a yoga retreat, featuring your brand's new 'look', supporting your mission through a fundraiser or simply having a small family gathering, we share your vision.

Photo courtesy of Elle Smith

WEDDINGS

Each year, Musgrove is host to a limited number of weddings for those lucky enough to be selected. Featuring endless live oaks adorned with Spanish moss, a maze garden, low-country style residences, endless activities, a waterfront backdrop and stunning sunsets, Musgrove is a wedding destination like no other.  

CUSTOMIZING YOUR  CONFERENCE IS OUR PLEASURE

 

“Such a picturesque beautiful estate.” -- Anatoly Chernyaev, National Security Advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev

“The Musgrove staff did their usual flawless job come conference time.” – Professor James Blight, Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo

"I can't think of a better place to take a break from Washington." - Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State, Obama Administration

 

 

RETREAT BACK IN TIME  

 

 

The first time we drove down to Musgrove, I felt physically my shoulders relax and my neck and jaw kind of ease...and my heart rate slowed down. I slowed down the car just to take all of it in as we made our way up the driveway. It is almost like time is standing still when you are here.   - Stephanie Mobley, Savannah Power Yoga Retreat Program Manager

 

 

Photos courtesy of Debra Zumstein

To bring the collection to life we headed down to Musgrove. It was just perfect for our Spring shoot!
— Reese Witherspoon
PHOTO SHOOTS - A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

PHOTO SHOOTS - A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Video courtesy of Draper James

SPECIAL EVENTS

Charity Auctions + Dinners

Showers - Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties - Birthdays

MARRY ME UNDER THE LIVE OAK

 

"We host weddings because we love to be part of a couples' history and celebration with family and friends. With our grandmother in mind, we take great pride in ensuring that this is the most special day of their lives." - Nicole Bagley, Brenn Foundation President

 

 

 

Elle Smith Photography

Brooke Roberts Photography

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