Planning an Affordable Wedding in Savannah
Ideas for a destination wedding and party in Savannah
Affordable Locations for your wedding and reception
public spaces and non-profit organizations
(from the view of one who has paid for his daughter's wedding)
Forsyth Park - a beautiful public park -
from the most simple to the most grand: can be as simple as standing
around the fountain, or set up chairs on
the sidewalk at the fountain - contact the City of Savannah size unlimited
- this was the location of Savannah's most over-the-top wedding ever of
Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum in 1996!
Scarbrough House: The Ship of the Sea Maritime Museum courtyard - a private courtyard - contact the Ships of the Sea Museum 41 MLK Blvd 912 232 1511 max 200 people
Old Fort Jackson size unlimited a restored civil war fort on the Savannah River 912-232-3945
Roundhouse Railroad Terminal size unlimited 912-651-6823
The beach on Tybee Island - contact the City of Tybee Island size unlimited, permit required. Have a reception at the Ft. Screven Guard House which can be rented from the City of Tybee. And for pre-wedding fun, organize a softball game at the field next door to the Guard House.
Telfair Square with a reception at the Jepson - the high end
Whitfield Square - contact the city of Savannah beautiful gazebo in the center of the square
Unitarian Universalist Church - an open and liberal congregation offering a "non-denominational" location on Troup Square
Old Sheldon Church near Yemassee SC This is a magical place out in the county. The Sheldon Church ruins are located on Sheldon Church Road between Gardens Corner and Yemassee. Coming from Beaufort on US 21 North, as you approach the intersection of US 17 at Gardens Corner, bear left, continue through the stop sign and go about 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Sheldon Church Road, which is directly across from Bull Point Plantation. Go about two miles and you'll see the ruins on the right side of the road. St. Helena’s Parish, the caretaking organization, requires a reservation (I will write down the number the next time I go there). Believe it or not, the Amtrak trains stop in Yemassee.
Davenport House operated by Historic Savannah Foundation
local gifts for the wedding party
House gift shop
Owens-Thomas House gift shop 124 Abercorn St
Jepson Museum Gift shop