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5 Charming Places for a Wedding in Savannah

With Savannah’s romantic architecture, cobble-stoned streets, horse-drawn carriages and fountain-filled squares, any place in the “Hostess City” is the perfect place for a dream wedding. The city’s old Southern charm works for black-tie or more laid back “I do’s,” which is why Savannah is topping many best wedding destination lists.

 

     

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1. The Gastonian

Beautifully manicured azaleas, boxwoods and a babbling, tiered fountain are the wedding décor in the Gastonian’s private garden -- its most popular spot for nuptials. The cozy, 34-room bed-and-breakfast dating back to 1868 is the perfect place for couples looking to elope to an intimate setting oozing with Southern hospitality. The well-appointed parlor and dining room can host teas, dinners and small receptions with family and friends. Couples can stay in the Caracalla “Honeymoon” Suite with its elegant 4-poster bed, surrounded by antique furnishings, and even enjoy breakfast served on a silver tray.

The Gastonian

220 East Gaston St Savannah, GA 31401

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Phone: (912) 232-2869

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2. The Mansion on Forsyth Park

If the Gastonian represents Savannah’s historic past, the Mansion on Forsyth Park blends Savannah’s classic traditions with modern touches. Contemporary art adorns the walls of this uniquely renovated Victorian Romanesque mansion, which hosts small wedding celebrations in its gleaming white marble garden courtyard and lovely private dining rooms. For a larger wedding, the Viennese Ballroom, with its 15-foot ceilings and dazzling crystal chandeliers, seats up to 200 guests. The mansion’s prime location on Forsyth Park means perfect wedding photos with Savannah’s famous fountain as a backdrop.

The Mansion on Forsyth Park

700 Drayton St Savannah, GA 31401

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Phone: (912) 238-5146

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3. Forsyth Park

The most coveted place to tie the knot in Savannah is this 30-acre public park -- specifically, in front of the grand cast-iron fountain inspired by the fountain at Place de la Concorde in Paris. Brides vie for the sometimes-elusive bookings a year in advance, as the city only accepts bookings 1 year from exact wedding dates. The iconic setting beneath oaks dripping with Spanish moss, and grand entrances on one of Savannah’s horse-drawn carriages may be worth the effort for the photos alone. Couples who want a more private moment can slip into the park on weekday mornings or evenings with a wedding officiant in tow.

Forsyth Park

Drayton Street Savannah, GA 31401

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Phone: (912) 651-6610

About the Author

Robin Bennefield is a freelance writer and author of the travel blog, Robins Have Wings. She has climbed a volcano in Nicaragua, shopped for knock-off designer handbags in the backroom of a Shanghai kitchen and watched camels meander through her tented camp in the Sahara. She is hoping that her sip from the fountain of youth in Itaparica will have lasting effects.

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