Weddings - Savannah Style

It's only fitting that my blog today is about Savannah Weddings, since Amber (A Bride's Story) and I just got back from there.  We met with several of her wedding vendors and took a look at several different venues (for research) while we were in town. Black tie, casual, rustic, nautical, beach, heels or barefoot...Savannah has the perfect venue for you to get married.  With it's romantic architecture, statue filled squares, historic museums and horse-drawn carriages, Savannah is a perfect place for your dream wedding.

One of the first places we looked at on Tuesday was Forsyth Park.  With it's flowing fountains and Spanish moss covered oaks, it is the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding.  Booking can be a little tricky though.  It can only be booked exactly one year ahead of the date.

Booking the Forsyth Park is an achievement in itself, it can be booked exactly one year ahead of the date and there is a line of wedding planners outside the booking office at 6am trying to secure the date for the next year.Along that same line, there are over twenty squares in Savannah that can be rented out for a wedding.  With each square having it's own charm, I'm sure you can find the perfect one for you.

Want to say "I Do" with a little history instead?  Try one of the many museums in Savannah. The Coastal Heritage Society manages the Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park, the Georgia State Railroad Museum and the Savannah Children's Museum, Old Fort Jackson and others.

If you are looking for something fun on the water, why not try out a Savannah Riverboat Cruise Wedding.  Your wedding can take place on one of the decks and then go inside for a dinner. The riverboat also has private decks for parties of 75 or more.

Looking for that rustic look, check out the Savannah Station. It's 2,000 square foot bar can hold up to 200 people in a cocktail setting and 75 for a seated dinner.  It has thirteen foot ceilings, original brick floors, antique sideboards, an ornate front/back bar and pier mirrors. If you are looking for a bigger venue, the ballroom is 6,000 square feet and can entertain up to 450 people.

And then there are the many hotels and inns. We stayed at the Hilton Savannah Desoto. Home to several different ballrooms, the view from the fifteenth floor ballroom is spectacular. The rooms are nice and the suites are gorgeous.  If you want to check out the hotel for a future wedding, be sure to ask for Dee Young.  She is working with Amber and is awesome!

So if you are thinking about getting married in Savannah, Georgia, I hope this information has helped you.  Be sure to keep following the vendor spotlight blog for more about these great venues as well as some other great wedding vendors in Savannah.

Check back Tuesday as we meet Susan Crutchfield  - a wedding photographer from the metro Atlanta area.

Stay warm!

Laurie