If you’re searching for scenery as unique as your love, let Savannah mark the start of your happily ever after. From riverboat receptions to swanky ceremonies in an ultramodern art museum, the list of unforgettable wedding venues is as long as Savannah’s own history. Discover some of the most exceptional places to say “I do” in Savannah.
Perhaps the most iconic of any Savannah setting is the ornate, two-tiered fountain at Forsyth Park. Spanish moss drips like chandeliers from live oak trees encircling the French-inspired fountain, which was installed in 1858. This coveted location must be booked exactly a year in advance, so savvy brides should mark their calendars.
The Jepson Center for the Arts
A striking ultramodern gem designed by internationally acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie, The Jepson Center for the Arts brings some big-city glam to the Historic District. Host your wedding in the breathtaking atrium, with gleaming marble floors, a grand staircase and picture windows that peer into tranquil Telfair Square.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises
Tie the knot with your first mate aboard a classic paddlewheel riverboat, the Savannah skyline behind you and a Southern breeze whistling by. The star of Savannah Riverboat’s fleet, the Georgia Queen boasts a gourmet kitchen for refined seated dinners, plus elegant ballrooms with crystal chandeliers and a wooden dance floor.
Envisioned as community gathering places in Savannah’s original city plan, our 22 storied squares are an idyllic and quintessentially Savannah setting for weddings. Among the most popular are Lafayette Square, nestled in the shadow of the opulent Cathedral of St. John the Baptist; Whitefield Square, which has a white gazebo ready-made for weddings; and Orleans Square, with its burbling fountain for your altar.
Red Gate Farms
Looking for something a little bit country? Consider getting hitched at this enchanting farm on Savannah’s West Side. There’s a converted barn perfectly suited for refined-rustic decor, plus a serene lake and rolling meadows. Also on the property is Mackey House, a gorgeous plantation-style mansion with wraparound porches and romantic gardens that can be reserved for weddings.
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
The immaculate grounds of this historic mansion-turned-museum take the term “garden party” to new heights. Pick from two gated gardens—the cozier Scarborough House Garden and the sprawling North Garden, which reveals a 5,400-square-foot covered event space and five different “garden rooms” that can be alternated for every stage of your celebration, from pre-ceremony cocktails to after-party. There’s even an onsite support facility that houses a catering prep room, restrooms and a green room with private shower.