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Planning Your Perfect Savannah Wedding: A Guide to Venues, Vendors & Lodging

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Nothing quite says romance like Spanish moss hanging above historic cobblestone streets. Whether you’re keen on an intimate gathering in Lafayette Square or a grand ceremony at the center of Forsyth Park, Savannah is the perfect backdrop to celebrate your big day. Explore some of our favorite wedding venues and vendors from around the city and find out why Savannah is the most desired wedding destination in the South.

 
Lucky Savannah Wedding Deal:

When you book with us for your wedding, you’ll automatically receive a unique coupon code (read: wedding invite friendly) that allows your entire bridal party 5% off their booking. Mention this deal when you contact us and we’ll set everything up.

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Top Savannah Wedding Venues

 

The three Savannah wedding venues below are some of the most popular in the city and are sure to be a hit. For a few lesser known ideas, check out our blog posts 5 Savannah Wedding Venues You Might Have Overlooked and 7 Small & Intimate Savannah Wedding Venues.

LaFayette Square

outdoor, historic savannah, downtown, charming, low-budget

couple in LaFayette Square, Savannah Georgia

Nestled in the heart of downtown and neighbored by both the historic St. John's Cathedral and the Hamilton-Turner House, Lafayette Square was laid out in 1873 and named after Marquis de Lafayette, a French general in the American Revolutionary War. This square gives you the perfect sampling of historic downtown, shaded by tall oak trees and a frequent stop for horse-drawn carriages. The center of the square is home to the Semiquincentenary Fountain, which was a gift from the Colonial Dames of America in celebration of the city’s 250th anniversary. Book a square here.

Nearby rentals: Gardenview on Calhoun, Robin’s Nest, Sparrow’s Nest, Lookout on Liberty, The Liberty Collection, Lamplight Carriage House


Jepson Center for the Arts (Telfair Museums)

indoor, downtown, contemporary, museum

Celebrate your wedding with all of the modern amenities but with the view of Savannah’s rich historic past. The Jepson Center is one of three museums in the Telfair family and was designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie. Built in 2006, this new addition to Telfair Square is perfect for accommodating large parties. The interior features a sweeping, three-story staircase ideally suited for grand entrances, and is also home to the original iconic Bird Girl statue, made famous in the Southern classic Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Nearby rentals: Jefferson Place, Franklin Square Loft, Broughton Street Loft, The Grant


The Fountain at Forsyth Park

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wedding at Forsyth Park, Savannah Georgia

One of the most iconic landmarks in our city, the fountain at Forsyth Park is the perfect mix of modern culture and downtown charm. The fountain was added to the park in 1858 and heavily influenced by fountains from Place de la Concorde in Paris and in Cuzco Peru. Flanked by rows of oak trees and several intimate photo-op locations, it’s no wonder this popular wedding venue is booked a year in advance. Ceremonies are typically held on the North end of the fountain, allowing a jaw-dropping backdrop for bride and groom.

Nearby rentals: Whitaker Lane, Getaway on Gordon, Gordon Lane Carriage House, Delia Row, Waldburg, Parkside Place, Lucky Lane Carriage House, Gaston Garden Apartment, The Gaston Estate


 

Top Savannah Wedding Vendors

Savannah has plenty of wedding vendors offering all of the services you will need to make your big day unforgettable and stress free. Here are a few of our personal recommendations to help you start to narrow things down.

Wedding Planners

Design Studio South

Savannah wedding planner
www.designstudiosouth.com
wedding floral arrangement photo by Apt. B Photography

A full-service design firm serving Savannah, The Low Country, and surrounding areas. Services range from day-of assistance to complete wedding planning and coordination.


Gray Harper

Savannah wedding planner
www.grayharper.com

Specializing in boutique weddings, Gray Harper Event Maker take an intimate approach to event design by crafting a completely tailored experiences based on the couple’s unique story. Only offering full-service design, Gray Harper goes beyond planning by offering custom decor and floral packages, too.


Florists

Urban Poppy

Savannah florist
http://urbanpoppywedding.com

bridal bouquet from Urban Poppy florist, Savannah GA

A full-service bridal boutique providing floral arrangements and creative decor for your special day. Meet the owner and shop the look at their brick and mortar located at 2312 Abercorn St. Complimentary floral consultations are provided.


John Davis Florist

Savannah florist
www.johndavisflorist.com

With a family history rooted in Savannah for over 200 years, John Davis Florist has become an institution to the local event industry. Whether you need a simple bouquet or flowers for a large event, John Davis prides himself on creating a completely custom floral experience for “When Only The Best Will Do”.


Wedding Photographers

The Happy Bloom

Savannah wedding and engagement photographer
www.thehappybloom.com

A husband and wife team with a love for film, light, and the South, Justin and Amanda specialize in outdoor weddings and are known for providing soft, light-drenched images that will stand the test of time.


Izzy Hudgins

Savannah wedding and engagement photographer
http://izzyhudgins.com

Known for her editorial shooting style and penchant for pops of color, Izzy Hudgins will capture all of the quirky, special moments of your day.


Apt. B Photography

Savannah wedding and engagement photographer
www.aptbphoto.com newlywed couple kissing in tree

An advocate of romance and huge fangirl of Savannah’s mossy charm, Wendy with Apt. B Photo is a whimsical wedding photographer who believes your wedding is just the first day of a lifetime adventure.


Cakes & Caterers

Savannah Custom Cakes

Savannah wedding cakes
http://savannahcustomcakes.com

Minette Rushing is an award-winning cake designer in Savannah, GA. When she’s not teaching sugar arts in her studio, she’s providing one-of-kind luxury wedding cakes for the detail-oriented bride.


J Thomas Catering

Savannah wedding caterer
http://jthomascateringsavannah.com
plate of wedding food

Well-known throughout the Savannah wedding community and highly recommended by vendors across the board, J Thomas Catering is a full-service catering company with a knack for Southern food with a twist, capable of doing intimate 10-person events all the way to large-scale weddings.


Big Bon Pizza

Savannah wedding caterer
http://bigbonpizza.com
Savannah wedding caterer with outdoor pizza oven

Looking for a more casual approach to your wedding ceremony? Kick back and let Big Bon pizza serve you delicious pizza cooked in their on-site wood fired oven. Big Bon also offers a wide selection of hors d'oeuvres and desserts for a full catering experience.


Wedding Bands & DJ's

First City Events

Savannah wedding DJ
www.firstcityevents.com

Known for their experienced team of DJs, First City Events has the talent, equipment, and knack for ambiance to turn your reception into a night to remember.


Tell Scarlet

Savannah wedding live band
www.tellscarlet.com

A local favorite enjoyed in many of Savannah’s venues large and small, Tell Scarlet is an event band that sounds just as good live as in the studio. Their sound is a mix of classic wedding dancing music and new hits, and are eager to work with you to craft the perfect wedding party playlist.


Wedding Rentals

Savannah Vintage Rentals

Savannah wedding furniture rentals
www.savvintagerentals.com
wedding chair and furniture rentals

Want to add some history to your setup? Make your wedding ceremony completely unique by renting vintage furniture from Savannah Vintage Rentals. From basic seating to church pews to lighting, your wedding will be a memorable, vintage-inspired experience that won’t be soon forgotten.


Wedding Officiants

Savannah Custom Weddings

Savannah wedding officiant
www.savannahcustomweddings.com

Whether your wedding is taking the traditional route or borders on non-traditional, Tracy Brisson provides custom ceremonies and elopements that speak to each couple’s story and beliefs.


Rev. Steven B. Schulte

Savannah wedding officiant
http://revschulte.com
Savannah wedding officiant Reverend Steven P. Schulte

Reverend Steven P. Schulte offers a variety of wedding ceremonies and vows, including religious and civil ceremonies and renewal of marriage ceremonies. With over 5,000 weddings under his belt, Reverend Schulte prides himself on having officiated in every corner of Savannah and the Low Country.


 
Lucky Savannah Wedding Deal:

When you book with us for your wedding, you’ll automatically receive a unique coupon code (read: wedding invite friendly) that allows your entire bridal party 5% off their booking. Mention this deal when you contact us and we’ll set everything up.

Contact Us About Your Savannah Wedding