Located in Savannah, Georgia, 10 Downing at Churchill’s is a gorgeous wedding venue that can be used for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Situated in historic downtown Savannah, this event space’s attention to detail means guests will long remember the views from the roof terrace, the atmosphere of Winston’s Wine Cellar, and the fabulous food.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples have the option of two private event rooms. The intimate 10 Downing space has large north-facing windows with a modern interior and private entrance, bar, and restroom. A door in the rear of the room leads onto the open roof top terrace, perfect for a night under the stars. The room has a drop-down screen and projection system that can be connected to a laptop, DVD player, or iPod. The second location is Winston’s Wine Cellar, a rustic, brick-walled space with a private bar and warm lighting. The room has audio/visual equipment installed, which includes an HD projector and screen, a laptop, iPod connections, a DVD player, and an MP3 player.
The staff at 10 Downing at Churchill is capable and ready to help you plan and host your event at their restaurant. Having hosted hundreds of weddings at their location, they can provide pre-wedding planning as well as a day-of coordinator to help ensure your day proceeds as smoothly as possible. In addition to set up and clean up, the venue will provide the following for a ceremony and reception:
The menu at this restaurant is a delicious mix of American, British, Southern, and local cuisine. Couples are welcome to indulge in a tasting before their event, courtesy of their exceptional chef. The menu largely features collaboration with local farmers to produce fresh, locally-sourced dishes. Couples have the option of choosing a plated or buffet serving style in addition to hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail reception. The restaurant is also able to accommodate special dietary needs such as vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, and no pork. Wedding cakes from other bakeries are allowed at the venue, so couples have the freedom to choose their own baker and design. Receptions may also include a cash, limited, or open bar. 10 Downing at Churchill’s has a large selection of house beer, wine, and liquor, as well as specialty beer, wine, and premium liquor. They can also assist in providing a champagne toast, and allow couples to create their own specialty cocktail for the night.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lauren Meyers · Married on 11/17/2018
My husband and I chose 10 Downing as our ceremony and reception venue for our November 17th wedding. We wanted a smaller and more intimate wedding, and the moment we met Mark and saw 10 Downing in person, we knew this was the place for us. Mark and Meg Royston have wedding planning down to a science. Mark was able to help my husband and me plan the wedding to the smallest detail via email, as my husband and I live in Florida and not Savannah. Not only was he extremely quick to respond to any questions or concerns that I had, he was also extremely thorough with wedding planning questions and thought of every little detail to make sure he was prepared to make our wedding day perfect. I was a bit nervous planning my wedding while living in another state, but with Mark's help I had no concerns whatsoever when the wedding day arrived. Mark and Meg were there every step of the way, from rehearsal and food preparation to making sure that the decorations were exactly how we wanted them for the dinner. I cannot imagine trying to plan my wedding without their help, and I can honestly say that my wedding was even better than I had ever imagined. It was absolute perfection, and I cannot thank Mark, Meg, and 10 Downing enough for our wonderful day. I would absolutely recommend 10 Downing to anyone who asked!!
Melissa · Married on 01/12/2019
Worth every penny
Look no further for the perfect smaller venue, because this was perfect. The space is beautiful and the staff is extremely accommodating. I worked with the manager, Mark, over the course of 9 months, and he helped me pull together a better wedding than I could have imagined. Words cannot express how thankful I am for the staff at 10 Downing. Mark never tired of my questions and gave me guidance when needed based on his experience. He worked with my planner to ensure everything went smoothly and every detail was in place. He even made me laugh on the day of the wedding as I was nervously waiting to walk down the aisle. I was a nervous wreck, but I was in very good hands. The staff for the wedding was amazing. They were all kind, courteous, and accommodating. One staff member in particular checked on me throughout the evening to ensure I was eating enough as I was still very nervous and excited. As a whole, I had a wonderful experience working with Mark and his staff. They made the evening of my dreams :)
Natasha · Married on 01/05/2019
no wedding without Mark and 10 Downing
As seems to be the trend, we cannot say enough good things about the venue and about Mark.
We had a somewhat complicated engagement including planning initially from Florida and then moving across the country about six months before the wedding so I could begin PhD training. We also wanted a relatively small wedding that would be fun and memorable without going into debt.
10 Downing was definitely an amazing value. It was so much less expensive than everywhere else we had looked in Savannah and, as long-time patrons of Churchill’s, we knew the food would be great (one of our main priorities!). Unlike with many other venues and caterers, as a vegetarian bride I felt like more than an afterthought when it came to food. Most other places didn’t have any examples of vegetarian entrees and had very limited suggestions when it came to custom menus. Mark, a fellow vegetarian, helped me to craft the perfect menu that included both veggie and non-veggie options for our guests. I loved the flexibility of the food options and we had an out of this world tasting before we moved that was well worth the cost.
Mark was extremely helpful all along the way. He would promptly respond to all of my detailed questions via email and really helped us sort out all of the details of the big day. I never grew up dreaming of my perfect wedding and didn’t know where to start when it came to most things. I do not think it would be too much to say that I wouldn’t have even had a wedding if we hadn’t met Mark and found this venue.
The venue is beautiful and classy and there is so much flexibility in almost everything that it was possible to plan a perfect wedding that truly reflected my husband and my personalities. It was such a fun wedding and our friends and family can’t stop talking about it. Definitely worth the headache of planning.
Also, you should get the whipped feta and grilled ciabatta as part of your menu. It is unreal.
Our DJ's have played there many times, the Venue is great and Mark is good to work with, always makes sure everything is perfect
10 Downing are wonderful to always work with! A great venue to have your reception!
10 Downing at Churchill's is one of the most popular event venues in Savannah. Mark and his staff make you feel welcome the moment you step in the door. These guys will make your reception or event something that you will never forget. We love working with these guys. Love the name.....how many people can say they had their reception at 10 Downing!