Hi guys! For those of you looking for the next edition of Amber's - A Bride's Story, you get me instead. Unfortunately, Amber is under the weather so I'm taking over this week's blog. I hope I do her proud. Don't worry, she should be back next week...lol. In keeping with her wedding theme, I thought we would talk about how to get married in one of the many squares in Savannah. Below is a list of 25 different squares in Savannah that would be a gorgeous setting for a quaint Savannah wedding. - Calhoun Square Abercorn St. between Taylor St. & Gordon St. - Chatham Square Barnard St. between Taylor St. & Gordon St. - Chippewa Square Bull St. between Perry S.t & Hull St. - Columbia Square Habersham St. between York St. & State St. - Crawford Square Houston St. between Hull St. & Perry St. - Elbert Square Montgomery St. between Hull St. & Perry St. - Emmet Park Bay St. between Lincoln St. & E Broad St. - Forsyth Park Bull St. between Gaston St. & Park Ave. - Franklin Square Montgomery S.t between Bryan St. & Congress St. - Greene Square Houston St. between York St. & State St. - Johnson Square Bull St. between Bryan St. & Congress St. - Lafayette Square Abercorn St. between Harris St. & Charlton St. - Liberty Square Montgomery St. between State St. & York St. - Madison Square Bull St. between Harris St. & Charlton St. - Monterey Square Bull St. between Taylor St. & Gordon St. - Oglethorpe Square Abercorn S.t between State St. & York S.t - Orleans Square Barnard S.t between Hull St. & Perry St. - Pulaski Square Barnard St. between Harris St. & Charlton St. - Reynolds Square Abercorn St. between Bryan St. & Congress St. - Telfair Square Barnard St. between State S.t & York St. - Troup Square Habersham S.t between Harris St. & Charlton St. - Warren Square Habersham St. between Bryan St. & Congress St. - Washington Square Houston St. between Bryan St. & Congress St. - Whitfield Square Habersham St. between Taylor St. & Gordon St. - Wright Square Bull St. between State St. & York St.
Once you decide that you want to get married at one of the many squares, I would suggest a road trip and photo shoot. Be sure to take pictures of each angle so you can plan where your chairs will go, where your aisle will be and where you will stand to be married. You will also want to take pictures of where any statues and walkways are, as well as flowers and trees so that you know what will be in bloom for your wedding. This will be important especially when planning your wedding colors and flowers. Finally, be sure to look where your morning or afternoon sun is based on your wedding time. You don't want to be looking into the sun as you are saying your vows.
Once you have your pictures and have picked out your five favorites, then check out the Policies Report and Appendix. This will breakdown each of the squares with regards to availability and capacity size.
After you have picked your square (have a backup in case yours is booked for the weekend you are looking for) you will need to fill out a public assembly permit. There is a charge for renting the square and several forms and policies that you must follow. These policies are broken down based on topics of insurance, vending and alcohol permits, maintenance, etc.
The Leisure Services Bureau can handle your questions, requests, etc. The Director's Office number is: 912-351-3837
For pictures of some of the beautiful squares in Savannah, check out my Pinterest page.
Until next time Laurie