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Top Savannah Wedding Venues Guide

May 10, 2023

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Savannah Wedding Venues almost sounds cliche, as the entire city could be a wedding venue in and of itself. Which has transformed the city into becoming one of America’s most sought after destination wedding locales. From Downtown’s Spanish moss-covered oaks to Tybee Island’s sparkling coastline, each venue has something unique and different to offer. And it’s for this reason that it has truly become a gem of the South.

Whether you’re looking for the classic luxury and art-filled style of Perry Lane Hotel, or you’re looking for the Gone with the Wind vibe of The Mackey House – Savannah has something for you.

As my gift to you, I have compiled a list of my favorite venues in the city. Venues that not only offer extreme professionalism, exciting reception areas for you and your guests, views that are unmatched, but are also quite gorgeous to capture on camera. Which can leave you with images of your wedding day that will leave you breathless for all time. You deserve to be married in your dream venue and celebrate your wedding in a city so full of life and beauty. Find that dream location for your wedding below.

Savannah Wedding Venue Options

Perry Lane Hotel

This Savannah Wedding Venue sits directly at the heart of Downtown Savannah. Known for its eclectic artstyle and sophisticated design, the Perry Lane Hotel provides and incredible experience for your wedding day.

Photography opportunities:

With it’s location close to the squares of Savannah, if you’re looking to have your photos done near oaks or the vibrant greens of downtown, there are many options to choose from. Or maybe, you’re looking to have photos on Broughton while you share a drink with your new spouse, giving those elegant classic city vibes. There are many options, all within a short walking distance.

To find out more about Perry Lane Hotel, view our full venue guide, here.

The Mackey House

A whimsical classic Savannah Wedding Venue, covered with lush oaks and a manor built in a southern aesthetic. This venue has been around since the thirties, but finally opened its doors to the public in 1997. Since then it has taken Savannah by storm and become one of the premiere locations for weddings.

Photography Opportunities:

From the beautiful Mackey House itself to the Oaks sprawling the site, this venue has plenty of the classic Savannah Photo spots to offer.

The Georgia Railroad Museum

The Georgia Railroad Museum is where the past meets modern tastes. A beautiful venue that is located just past the visitors center in Downtown Savannah. In its brick walls sits stunning relics of the past such as railcars and nods to an era long past. This is a perfect venue if you are looking for something rustic and classic, yet with a lovely modern touch.

Photography Opportunities:

This venue has many wonderful photography opportunities and with its location being in downtown, there are many squares and the city of Savannah within a short walking distance. Or, take a trolley, which run throughout the city.

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

I am often reminded of Monte St. Michel of France when I see the Westin from River Street. Not because their design is similar, but it stands across the river like a bastion in the night. This Savannah Wedding Venue’s lights can be seen from mostly anywhere from downtown, if your view isn’t obstructed. It’s for this reason, and many others that I knew I had to include them in this list.

The Westin itself is absolutely gorgeous. With its outdoor location, you can say your “I Do’s” overlooking the Savannah River with the entire city as your backdrop! It’s a dream.

That’s not to say anything demeaning about the inside, either. Their reception location within, if you should choose to have your wedding inside, is luxury defined.

Photography Opportunities:

There are too many to choose from. From it’s beautiful staircase inside to the garden venue outside. It’s just an incredible venue.

The Gingerbread House

For our book lovers out there! The Gingerbread House is a staple of downtown. It’s beautiful colorful design, it’s three story mansion aesthetic has left it as a monument for Savannah. Mentioned by Dwight Eisenhower himself that it was his favorite Savannah home, (That’s quite the review) the Gingerbread house has always been in the spotlight. Being featured in numerous books, and some films, once you see it, it’s easy to understand why.

Recently, it has undergone a lovely interior renovation to accommodate larger wedding parties, and also show off it’s latest addition, which are the walls of literary works that line many of the rooms. If you’re looking for an eclectic and beautiful space for your wedding, then The Gingerbread House might just be the space you’re looking for.

Photography Opportunities:

The colors in the Gingerbread house are so unique and a dream, and the art on the walls make any photo taken here look like a painting. The opportunity is there.

The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptiste

High above Lafayette square in the historic district of downtown Savannah, the spires of the Minor Basilica of St. John the Baptiste juts through the clouds. Those spires have become synonymous with Savannah herself. This beautiful Neo-Gothic 19th century cathedral conveys a European aesthetic unlike anything else in the South. From gargoyles on the roof to over 81 stained glass windows and then there is the gift from the Vatican. A 9000 pound stone alter that reads “Blessed are those who are called to the banquet of the lamb.” This cathedral is immensely powerful and the gold standard for venues in Savannah.

The original congregation began near the turn of the 19th century, being the first home for free blacks from Haiti. From there, with its humble beginnings, the congregation grew in size and helped erect the Cathedral on Lafayette square.

Photography Opportunities:

The Cathedral is something to be awed at. Whether you’re catholic or not. As a fan of architecture and history, it is sight to see. The steps allow for beautiful shots, and a drone over top can help capture a couple on the steps and the immensity of the cathedral. Inside is like walking into a mosaic dreamland. The walls are covered in stain glass windows that allow for such an array of different lights to flood the congregation.

The Mansion on Forsyth

Located right across the street from the world famous Forsyth Park, the Mansion on Forsyth is one of the top Savannah Wedding Venues for that reason alone. That said, it certainly helps that the Mansion itself is absolutely gorgeous. With a luxurious interior that overlooks the park, this venue should not be missed if you are looking for to tie the knot in Savannah.

Photography Opportunities:

Forsyth Park is a world famous park designed after the Luxembourg Gardens of Paris. With Reynold’s, Chatham and all of the squares within a short walking distance, this venue provides some of the best opportunities for photos.

700 Wilmington

This exquisite Savannah Wedding Venue is located on the islands of Savannah, overlooking the perfectly picturesque Marshland and the Intracoastal Waterway. There aren’t many sunsets more beautiful than those overlooking the marshes. This venue isn’t just about the landscape though. 700 Wilmington stands massive with enormous columns and pillars with an inside worthy of a royal wedding.

Photography Opportunities:

Do you love the water and luxurious high class affairs? If that’s you, then this just might be your venue. Built in a southern mansion style, the venue itself provides an incredible backdrop for photos. The marina near by and the docks give you a beautiful chance to capture some of those water photographs you’ve always dreamed of.

Savannah Ga has always been a dream destination wedding location. These venues I feel capture the essence of what getting married in Savannah truly allows. A classic southern charm in some areas or in others, a stunning overlook of the Downtown area that will leave your guests in awe. Whatever your choice in venue, it’s important that it resonates with you. You should feel that attachment to your venue. The feeling of longing that tells you, “It was always meant to be here.”

Obviously, there are many other wonderful Savannah wedding venues. If I covered all of them, we would be here all day. Not that I mind having you here. But, life is busy and we all have places to be. If you feel like I may have missed a venue, please comment it below and let me know!

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