Savannah is one of the most romantic cities in America. With its charming historic streets, dramatic Spanish moss draped over enormous live oak trees, spectacular river views, and oceanfront proximity, it’s no wonder the city has become such a popular site for destination weddings and elopements.
Just twenty minutes outside the city, Tybee Island is the perfect wedding venue for beach-lovers looking for a laidback atmosphere. Here you can say your “I Dos” with crashing waves and dramatic dunes as a backdrop during a breathtaking sunset. Host a reception at the Tybee Island Historic Lighthouse grounds, ideal for an elegant, tented event, or enjoy an intimate celebration with live music at Tybee Island Social Club.
If you love Savannah’s historic parks and squares, we highly recommend snapping a few wedding photos in front of the beautiful Forsyth Fountain and posing with your whole wedding party under the romantic live oak trees. You can even rent out a square for your special day! More information here. For spectacular receptions in the Historic District, take a look at the Charles Morris Center, which can host events up to 300 guests, and the Gingerbread House is utterly charming for smaller celebrations up to 100 guests.
If you’re planning to host some out-of-town guests, be sure to secure a block of rooms at one or two hotels in the area. While you’ll typically find the best rates during the off-season, you may be able to snag a discount if you guarantee a minimum number of rooms in advance. Our preferred hotels offer event space, catering menus, and close proximity to everything downtown Savannah has to offer! Your guests will love being close to all the shopping and restaurants in the Historic District while they relax during your wedding weekend.
Book a block of rooms at the Homewood Suites Savannah Historic District/Riverfront and arrange for a cocktail hour on the rooftop bar for stunning river views and champagne toasts high above the city. We also highly recommend hosting a morning-after southern buffet brunch at the DoubleTree Savannah Historic District’s in-house restaurant, John Ryan’s Bistro, where you can reconnect with your guests before heading off on the honeymoon of your dreams!
Feeling spontaneous, or just overwhelmed with the prospect of wedding planning? Consider eloping! There are plenty of elopement services in Savannah to make your planning process a breeze. If you’re suddenly swept up by the city’s southern charm, you can even book a wedding officiant on the fly!
However you spend your special day, we’re here with travel tips and recommendations! Tag your Savannah wedding photos #StayinSavannah for a chance to be featured on our home page! What are you waiting for? Book your next stay and start planning now!