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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Laura · Married on 03/23/2019
Simply the Best
I am the bride's mother...you know, the "one who cannot be pleased." Yet, I am incredibly pleased after having had Mark Royston and his team at 10 Downing St. host my daughter's wedding reception. We are from out-of-town and needed to rely on the tastes and communication abilities of the vendors we used, and without exception, Mark was ahead of everything. While being professional and diplomatic when that was necessary, he maintained his sense of humor the whole time. We worried about rain with a March wedding; he thought ahead and had warming lamps for us on the patio and he was right. He was spot on when it came to how many tables would fit comfortably, had suggestions about the care of guests' children, worked with us planning out some unusual bar arrangements, responded promptly, kindly, and truthfully to our requests for information, costs and opinions. This man is a jewel. Frankly, there were no requests on our part which he was unable to deliver on one way or another.Sent on 04/02/2019
The site itself is a special one, perfect for a small-medium sized group (we had about 70) located in the middle of the historic district, and with an agreement which exists between 10 Downing and the city-owned parking garage 1/2 block away, parking issues simply vanish. If the reception needs to go on after the newlyweds have left, the city of Savannah is right outside the door, waiting. We used their hors d-oeuvres menu and bars (yes, there are two upstairs, one in the lounge adjacent to the dining room, and the other is outside on the patio) for the cocktail hour while photos at the chapel were taken. When the couple arrived, we served an incredibly delicious dinner (Mark sets up a double buffet line so there is no significant wait.) from their buffet menu choices, and had wedding cake for dessert. We were able to adjust pricing between the menus to accommodate our selections. Closer to the wedding, it was apparent that a few guests would require special diets, and the kitchen handled those needs with quiet grace and aplomb. No one felt as though he had to eat from a "less expensive" menu, and everything was presented with elegance and pride.
I would love to post photos, but at this time, have not gotten them back from our photographer. When they do come in, I'll post for you. Without photos, though, you can easily check out the marvelous planning app on the Churchill's 10 Downing St. site. It's a link especially set up for folks planning a party and wanting to see space represented in 3-D, and take a 360 degree "tour." Take it from me that the space at 10 Downing plus a talented florist can create all a bride would want.
I was the last "guest" present the night of our daughter's wedding. My husband had brought the car around to the back of the restaurant so that we could load gifts and so on, and I spent some time settling the bill and chatting with Mark. The bill was less than I'd planned on it being, which is remarkable in these times! And for the first time in a long, long, long time I felt like tipping liberally, not because I've got money to lose, but because I felt that 10 Downing and every one of its employees, waiters, bartenders, chefs, and their assistants, as well as the manager, Mark, had tried their best to put on a memorable party and had succeeded, as they say around here, in spades!
A sincere thank you to all at 10 Downing for a truly, truly lovely event.
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 :)Sent on 01/17/2019
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.Sent on 01/20/2019
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.
We're pleased to offer a 50% discount on the room rental fee for either 10 Downing or Winston's WIne Cellar for events booked within the next 90 days !
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!