Private Club Merges Social, Work, And Wellness Amenities in One 50,000 Square Foot Facility in The Heart Of Charleston

Staff Report From Charleston CEO

Friday, August 10th, 2018

The Wonderer Charleston, a modern oasis offering luxury social, work, and wellness-based amenities to its members who seek to lead a balanced life – officially announced its begun construction. Phase one of the new 50,000 square foot facility is slated to be complete in the Fall of 2018, which will make its event space "The Garden" and partial wellness programming options open, just in time for corporate events/team happy hours, Fall weddings and holiday parties. Phase two, which will include the club's full-service restaurant, wellness cafe, fitness program, co-working space and pool will open in Spring/Summer of 2019.

This innovative new club and event space will also be one of the first in Charleston to operate in a consciously sustainable and carbon neutral manner via initiatives like solar paneling, and rainwater recycling for drip irrigation throughout the grounds. Members will also have an opportunity to participate in an array of corporate charitable giving initiatives. The Wonderer is located in the growing district of the Upper Peninsula – 1705 Meeting Street.

"Our core mission is to help our members achieve a balanced lifestyle through a peaceful one-stop location. A bi-product will be providing a place for people to connect, share experiences and build a stronger sense of community," said Beau Burns, Founding Partner, The Wonderer. "We have spent a significant amount of time building an experienced leadership team, as well as strategic partners and advisors who can help us cultivate an environment that allows members to achieve all their leisure moments in one place. From the arts to charitable giving to networking, fitness and relaxation, we are that oasis. Though the idea of private clubs isn't new, à la SoHo House, The Curtain, The Wing and others, this concept hasn't taken off in Charleston yet, but with the city's rapid growth, we feel the timing is just right."

Regularly ranked as the no. 1 destination in the world and country – Charleston, S.C. is experiencing rapid growth, which puts estimates at 30 people per day moving to the region.  The facility will seek to provide an oasis/escape from the norm for locals, both native and new Charlestonians. The Wonderer plans to be the destination for these trailblazers, creatives, industry leaders, adventure seekers, and entrepreneurs looking to come together in a dedicated environment to focus on nurturing personal, professional growth and development.

Founding membership invitations have begun to be sent out. These first members will lock in exclusive incentives and specialized programming for the lifetime of their membership. All members of The Wonderer will have year-round access to the Club, as well as all cultural programming and associated amenities, including a pool, multiple work spaces, wellness classes, spa services, a rooftop bar, onsite eateries and special programs to encourage broadening minds through art and music, to guest lectures and networking. The Wonderer will also host monthly mixers for its members where they can unwind in a serene environment away from the crowded streets of Charleston. Members will receive priority and discounted rates for hosting events at The Wonderer event space "The Garden".