It’s no surprise that couples travel far and wide to get married in Savannah. With its enormous oak trees, sweeping Spanish moss, fragrant flowers, sweet-as-sugar Southern charm and striking scenery, there’s no better place to honor love and commemorate a relationship. And if you’re tying the not in Savannah, there are a few venues that you cannot leave off your list. From cruises to gingerbread houses, stations to museums, say “I Do” in style and consider some of Savannah’s popular wedding venues for your special day.
1. Savannah Riverboat Cruise
This Riverboat Cruise has come a long way since Captain Claughton decided to bring a dinner cruise tour to Savannah in 1991. Adorned in red, white and blue, the Savannah riverboats are an all-American elegant and relaxing trip down the river with stunning views and no shortage of entertainment. Chose between their elopement, intimate or elegant ceremony and/or a reception on the boat’s deck. And you can even impress your guests with their large assortment of southern cuisine and bragged about Savannah hospitality.
2. Georgia State Railroad Museum
If you and your bride/groom-to-be are history buffs and suckers for rustic Southern charm then climb aboard and ride right into the Georgia State Railroad Museum. There are a variety of indoors and outdoors spaces at the museum that you can choose from including the Tender Frame Shop & Worker’s Garden, the Machine Shop, the Blacksmith Shop and the Roundhouse/Overnight Shed. Each location different from the next and kept as historically accurate as possible.
3. Savannah Station
Originally a stable for horses that hauled freight wagons for The Southern Express Company, Savannah Station is now a lavish event space for locals and tourists alike. With a 6,000-square-foot ballroom and 2,000-square-foot parlor dressed head-to-toe in Victorian Decor, it is one of the largest climate controlled meeting rooms in Savannah and everyone knows it does not disappoint.
4. Gingerbread House
Built in 1899 by Cord Asendorf, the Gingerbread House is one of the lasting examples of Steamboat Gothic architecture in the U.S. The 200-year-old home features a conservatory, antique furnishings, gingerbread-style arches, a wood-floored ballroom, wooden staircase, high-vaulted ceilings beautiful chandeliers and built-in oak bar. The most elegant, ornately decorated and historic house to host a swanky and sophisticated Savannah wedding.
5. Ships of the Maritime Sea Museum
There are two main options for Ships of the Maritime Sea Museum goers getting married on the property: the Scarbrough House Garden and the North Garden. The Scarbrough House Garden is a 19th-century parlor garden outside of the elegant Scarbrough family home and the North Garden is an expansive oasis with a capability to hold up to 1,000 people.
No matter where you decide to say your vows, either at a museum, a house, a station or a cruise, it’s bound to be a picturesque nuptial that you, your significant other and all those in attendance will be reminiscing about for years to come.