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Are you planning a wedding in Savannah? Have you been searching through loads of posts that essentially let you know that all of this historic city has the potential to be your new wedding chapel? Do you just wish that someone would comprise a list of venues to pick from? If the answer to any of those questions is “yes” then you have made your way to the perfect article. Here at Savannah Sip N’ Cycle, we are always in the business of making your planning process easier. With all that Savannah has to offer, the vast selection can be overwhelming at first search.
Savannah is absolutely a popular destination for marriages coming from all over the world. Visiting any shop in the Historic District or walking through squares on the weekends would feel weird without at least two commitment ceremonies happening all around. Tying the knot by yourselves, with the smallest group, or taking over the entire park, no dream is too large or small to pull off here in Savannah. Keep on reading for a list of venues that we know and love at Savannah Sip N’ Cycle.
One visit to Savannah proves that Southern Hospitality is a heavy handed theme around this city and Kehoe House sits perfectly within that label, especially when you want to elope. From wedding day to night, everything you need for a flawless, enchanted experience with the one you love most. Every elopement package includes two nights in a luxury room with breakfast included. Come see why couples travel from all over to book a spot at Kehoe House for their wedding.
More of a modern option for the party that wants something upscale without sacrificing Savannah’s natural, frilly beauty, the Thompson in Savannah is historic but not overwhelmingly so. Find just the right balance between “Bless Your Heart” and “I’m so Fancy” at one of their venue selections. Whether it be the Riverside Lawn, spacious ballroom or sun room, the Thompson in Savannah has a space for your party that will align perfectly with your needs.
Already a regular stop from out of town visitors, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens are a chunk of paradise right here in the city. Along with their outdoor gardens, two indoor venue options and the “Sparkling Water” garden for priceless photo opportunities, find everything you need to capture that perfect moment at this historic bamboo farm.
Another regularly mentioned part of the Savannah Sip N’ Cycle Blog, Old Fort Jackson is a renovated Historic Landmark that hosts everything from high school reunions to rustic weddings. Wander back through the past and learn a thing or two while you are setting up to exchange vows in an area that drips with historic significance. Sun shines on this old Fort for most of each day so this is a prime spot for fall weddings, accomplishing the type of weather that only The South is able to produce.
Hosting weddings from the humble to extravagant since 1902, Savannah Station knows more than enough about how to throw an event that your guests will discuss for years to come. Outstanding venue inside and out, full to the brim with possibilities, this ballroom, parlor and service is unmatched by most and you’ll see why from the moment you set foot inside. Bar service, music, anything you need can be taken care of at Savannah Station for your wedding.
Walking up and down Barnard Street in downtown Savannah’s Historic District is a simple pleasure that most locals can’t even seem to miss, no matter how many times they allow themselves to be surrounded by the beauty of this city. Just like many of the buildings and homes located on Barnard, the Harper Fowlkes House is a Greek Revival Mansion that has been preserved over the years, adding a historic charm to your big day. Savannah is the kind of city that looks like it has come from the movies, because it has. See why film makers flock to this area of the city for major movie productions and turn your wedding into a Hollywood style movie.
What better way to say “I do” is there than with a view of Savannah from on top of the Perry Lane Hotel is there? From the first few notes to your chosen wedding march, through the reception every section of your wedding will have a priceless vision of the city serving as a backdrop. Elegant, timeless and classic, the Perry Lane Hotel takes your wedding ceremony to new heights, all with the help of an elevator. Taking portraits will suddenly become everyone’s preferred activity if you don’t watch out.
No Savannah based piece about getting married would be complete without mention of Forsyth Park, the infamous location featured regularly in photo shoots, music videos and even movies. Wandering around this park on any warm weekend almost guarantees a moment spent in awe of some beautiful arrangement of folks surrounding a couple on their special day. Whether you want to rent the area out or just exchange vows by the fountain, Forsyth Park is no stranger to tying the knot.
Completely separate from the Forsyth Park wedding experiences, the Forsyth Park Inn has perfected the marriage package over the years. No wonder why their calender is regularly packed with bridal parties, bachelors having a fun “last night” out with the boys and in laws enjoying brunch surrounding the ceremony. Once you take a seat with wedding planning expert Bobbie Jo, don’t be too shocked if you end up going for more than initially anticipated. Getting caught up in the frills of a storybook wedding in easy at this venue. You will fall head over heels in love with the Forsyth Park Inn from the second you arrive.
Tourists and visitors are regularly drawn to the outside of our Jepson Center for the aesthetic beauty on the front steps alone. The oldest public art building in the south, the Jepson Center has taken on it’s fair share of wedding guests over the years and features multiple showrooms to choose from inside the building. For those who want to get heavily invested into their themes, take some time to check out their period rooms. Dressed up or down any way you might see fit, the Jepson Center is an entire step back into the past for the first day of your future.
No monuments or fountains or frills, Pulaski Square is a simple, yet gorgeous piece of downtown Savannah’s Historic District that makes for the quaint elopement ceremony right out of your favorite 80s movie. Gather yourself, your official and your lover together for a quaint wedding ceremony that won’t be loaded down with the same tourists you would find at Forsyth by heading to Pulaski Square.
Offering deals that start with 250$ elopements and make their way up to the big full service extravaganza, Chande Pines is a classic selection for a family union here in Savannah. Capturing all the grace and southern charm that could possibly fit into one intimate venue, this spot is about 30 minutes away from Savannah, located in Pembroke but is absolutely worth the extra drive.
Marriage ceremonies being hosted inside of a museum might seem a little weird at first glance, but Savannah takes more pride in historic preservation than most cities and you can especially see this fact at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Featuring a traditional English Chapel, among some not so traditional airline based backdrops for photos, cover all ends of the visual spectrum when you select this venue for your day. Priding themselves on an assortment of selections that cover a range of needs, you can be sure that your wedding at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force won’t be easily forgotten.
Not noticing the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd is nearly impossible when you’re in the area. Already an eye catching display from outside, there are nothing but breathtaking aesthetics whether it be the architecture or gardens catching your view. Take a walk around one day and see why countless weddings are held at this museum and garden.
Outside might fool you at first look of the Davenport House Museum but don’t allow that to deter you from walking inside for a tour. More than just a rich selection of historic interest, this museum is home to a courtyard that would have made Cinderella gasp. Don’t get too attached with this location if you want to tote in a large party, only 80 guests are able to utilize this particular slice of paradise. Heck, maybe you can even use the “perfect venue” as an excuse to knock some members off of the guest list, we won’t tell anyone!
Now that you have made it to the end of our list, we hope you have a better idea of how to start planning the wedding you’ve always wanted here in Savannah. Don’t take this list to be definitive, the city has much more to offer, these are a handful of favorites. Be sure to take a look back through some of our past articles, we even discuss bachelorette party ideas (hint hint) among other topics like food and happy hour deals in Savannah. You might be surprised to find that we have already covered any question you might have.
Before you go, we can’t end a post about wedding activities without reminding you that a ride on the #PartyBike is one sure way to entertain your entire bridal party. Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, even a ride with the in-laws can only be made better once you all jump on top of the Savannah Sip N’ Cycle. Featuring local experts on the city and music chosen by you, the #PartyBike is an Eco-Friendly and exciting way to blow off some steam around the time of your wedding. Affordable with tickets starting at $25, Savannah Sip N’ Cycle is where you want to come party while you’re in Savannah!