13 of the Best Wedding Venues in Savannah, Georgia

Head to Savannah for a historic, Southern-style wedding near the coast.
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
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Taylor Carson
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
Taylor Carson
The Knot Contributor
  • Taylor writes wedding venue roundups for The Knot.
  • Taylor was formerly the Assistant Managing Editor at Philadelphia magazine, and she continues to freelance for Philadelphia’s lifestyle and wedding verticals.
  • She received her degree in journalism, with a minor in English, from Temple University.
Updated Jun 06, 2021

When it comes to your wedding venue search, don't sleep on Savannah, Georgia. The Southern city, famous for its lush landscapes, rich history and well-preserved architecture, is riddled with fabulous facilities for your most special event—your wedding. Plus, it's a great travel destination thanks to the many tourist attractions available for you, your spouse-to-be and your wedding guests to enjoy. (And, of course, the beach!)

If you've already said "yes" to Savannah and now just need to say "yes" to a venue, this guide can be your go-to resource for learning more about some of the best event venues the city has to offer. If you're still exploring wedding day locations or you're unfamiliar with the Hostess City of the South, that's great too; we hope the venue options below highlight all of Savannah's Southern charm and put you on the path to hosting a truly unforgettable event in this amazing locale.

The Mackey House in Savannah, Georgia

Eight minutes from Downtown Savannah, the Mackey House sits on a wooded 440 acres surrounded by 300-year-old oak trees. The colonial mansion itself is a Southern charm, as are the on-site tropical garden, open-air pavilion, scenic lake and alluring oak grove. Your wedding day at the Mackey House includes one hour for your rehearsal, three hours for getting ready in the bride's and groom's rooms, and four hours for your ceremony and reception. The venue also provides twinkling lights, tables and chairs, a dance floor, two bars, a DJ booth, an event host, fans or heaters (depending on the season), and setup and breakdown. It's no wonder this Savannah wedding venue is a favorite.

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is a historic property, home to the William Scarbrough House and the largest privately owned gardens in Savannah's Historic District. It can also be a stunning backdrop for your Southern wedding celebration. Host your wedding ceremony at either the Scarbrough Garden, a 19th century parlor garden with a large brick terrace and a pavilion, or the North Garden, with a vine-covered pergola and a maple grove. Your reception can take place in the Assembly Room, a covered event space inclusive of lighting and sound, a catering room, a bridal suite and bathrooms.

Red Gate Farms in Savannah, Georgia

Specializing in destination weddings, Red Gate Farms is a rustic oasis just down the road from Downtown Savannah. Spanning 400-plus acres, the event venue boasts centuries-old oak trees, Spanish moss and an abundance of natural beauty. Say "I do" and celebrate at one of Red Gate Farms's four venues: The Barn is a popular space that features traditional red barn doors and can hold up to 200 guests. The Grainery is an industrial restored storehouse with retractable floor-to-ceiling doors. The Belle Tower is a Southern-style home for more intimate events. The waterfront Pavilion is a screened outdoor space and another great option for smaller parties.

Forsyth Park Inn in Savannah, Georgia

It's all about intimacy at Forsyth Park Inn, making the event venue a great option for elopements and small weddings with up to 45 guests. Your first decision at Forsyth Park Inn is choosing from the venue's Simply Savannah and Grand Savannah packages. The Simply Savannah package offers newlyweds a two-night stay at the inn, a private courtyard ceremony, an officiant, a coordinator, a rose bouquet (and a boutonniere to match), a two-tier wedding cake and more personal details that will make your special event extra special. The Grand Savannah package provides even more greatness, like two nights' accommodations for up to 22 guests in the inn's remaining rooms, a gourmet Southern breakfast and specially prepared hors d'oeuvres pre- or post-ceremony.

The Brice: A Kimpton Hotel in Savannah, Georgia

Kimpton has brought boutique hotels to cities throughout the United States, and Savannah's the Brice is one of them. Calling itself the "Southern Belle" of Savannah hotels, this cool urban locale is situated in Savannah's Historic District, and it's within walking distance of many local attractions and the Savannah River. For your big day, the Brice has over 6,000 square feet of indoor event space to utilize and another 1,700 square feet available outdoors in the Secret Garden courtyard. What's more, the Brice's on-site Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar restaurant will take care of your catering needs (and, if requested, your rehearsal dinner too).

The Westin Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia

Overlooking the Savannah River, the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa offers amazing indoor and outdoor wedding venues. Seriously, there are 46 event rooms (covering 286,600 square feet of event space), which means there's something for everyone here. The largest reception venue—suited for up to 800 guests—is the Grand Ballroom. Another option is the Club Pavilion, a climate-controlled indoor-outdoor space close to the water. On the River Lawn, palm trees adorned in lights amplify the ambience. The Harbor Ballroom and Harbor Lawn is perfect for a riverside event that your wedding guests will love. No matter where you wed on-site, the Westin provides personalized menu options and a wedding specialist to assist you in the planning process.

Tybee Island Wedding Chapel & Grand Ballroom on Tybee Island, Georgia

For a Georgia destination wedding experience like no other, head to Tybee Island, known as Savannah's beach and a barrier island a mere 15 to 20 minutes from downtown. On the island, you'll find Tybee Island Wedding Chapel & Grand Ballroom, an award-winning venue with over 7,000 square feet at your disposal. Your wedding ceremony will take place in the picturesque ceremony sanctuary, embellished with antique gold chandeliers, antique pews, a parlor grand piano and black chiavari chairs. To access the sanctuary, you and your wedding guests will walk up an elegant double staircase outside and then traverse across the venue's porch through the chapel doors. Your reception venue, the Grand Ballroom, is located on the venue's ground level.

The Alida Hotel in Savannah, Georgia

Another hotel along the Savannah River, the Alida Hotel is great because it offers several venue options—one being a rooftop destination. Your wedding package at this boutique hotel comes with three passed hors d'oeuvres, a plated or buffet-style dinner, a four-hour open bar, tables, chairs, linens, place settings, a menu tasting for up to four attendees, a complimentary room on your wedding night (you can upgrade to a suite), and a hotel block for your guests. Make it a weekend at the Alida, and the hotel can host your other wedding-weekend events—from your welcome party and rehearsal dinner to your day-after brunch.

The Whitman Savannah in Savannah, Georgia

The Whitman Savannah is where the past and present meet. The historical mansion (it dates back to 1895) overlooking Forsyth Park was updated with modern amenities in 2013 while preserving original fixtures. You'll have much to delight in at the Whitman—both inside and out—including a third floor billiard room, an outdoor kitchen and fireplace and dreamlike Southern verandas. The venue, which can sleep up to 16 guests, will also help you arrange in-home spa and beauty treatments and Savannah excursions for your wedding party. No matter your style, the team here is committed to helping you bring your big day vision to life.

Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah, Georgia

Perry Lane Hotel is elegant and super-stylish. Atop the hotel's South Tower, Perry Lane's ballroom is next-level, a glass-enclosed event space in the sky. Connected to the ballroom is the ballroom terrace, where you can hold your ceremony and cocktail hour. The equally-as-dreamy rooftop lawn atop the North Tower can also act as your ceremony and reception venue, providing you and your guests with unreal views of the city and beyond. The food selection at Perry Lane is top-tier, featuring American brasserie-inspired dishes with Southern influences. Passed hors d'oeuvres, plated or buffet dinners, wedding cakes, specialty desserts, bar packages and chef stations are available.

Savannah Station in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Station has a story. It was constructed in 1902 as a horse stable for the Southern Express Company before being sold in 1918 to the American Railway Express. In 1969, the building changed owners again (this time: Taylor Furniture Company). Finally, in 1997, Savannah Station was purchased and renovated into an event venue. Today, it's a 12,000-square-foot facility that's a great option for your big day. There are two mini-facilities within the facility—the Ballroom (capacity: 400) and the Parlour (capacity: 70 seated; 200 standing). The ballroom was decorated to be versatile; it's a blank space. The Parlour, on the other hand, has character and historic charm due to Victorian decor, original brick floors, antique sideboards, oversize murals and more.

Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, Georgia

It's evident that there are many Savannah wedding venues with a historic backstory, but Old Fort Jackson stands out from the rest because it is a 200-year-old National Historic Landmark and Georgia's oldest standing brick fort. Pricing starts at $18 per person for three hours of venue use, with a 50 person minimum and an additional fee of $1,000 per hour over the three-hour time frame.

10 Downing in Savannah, Georgia

10 Downing is a private event space located within Churchill's restaurant and bar. The upstairs dining room, adjacent to Churchill's rooftop terrace, is ideal for intimate weddings and comes equipped with its own private entrance, modern furnishings, a bar, a private restroom and a projector screen and system for you to take advantage of. One of the best parts of 10 Downing is the staff's commitment to service (as evident from the venue's consistently high-ranking reviews). As Churchill's website states, the staff "will do everything possible to ensure each and every detail and request is catered for to your complete satisfaction."

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