Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Located in Savannah, Georgia, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum provides unforgettable event spaces for weddings. The historic property is home to covered, open-air ceremony options, framed by lush greenery, and well-kept seasonal landscaping. With elegant spaces surrounded by two acres of privately owned gardens, couples will have beautiful backdrops for the milestone they’ve always dreamed of.

Facilities and Capacity

When couples host their wedding at this facility, they will have access to the entire garden, and museum. Ceremonies can be held in one of two covered, open-air sites. The intimate Scarbrough Garden is full of seasonal blooms and makes for glorious ceremonies in a naturalistic setting. Within the garden area, a tranquil terrace is bordered by a green lattice pavilion. This site makes for ideal ceremonies for those who don’t wish to walk through the gardens but simply gaze upon its beauty from a distance. For larger ceremonies amongst a sublime citrus grove, the Assembly Room is located in the North Garden and can accommodate up to 340 guests. The North Garden itself encompasses five separate gardens that feature botanical wonders such as maple groves, a vine-covered pergola, and a belvedere. Together, these entire gardens can host extraordinary events of up to 1,000 people. All of these event spaces can come equipped with state-of-the-art stage lighting as well as a quality sound system. What’s more, couples and their wedding entourages are welcome to use the Green Room as a private suite equipped with furniture, a bathroom, and a shower. Here, you can comfortably behind your preparations ahead of the festivities.

Services Offered

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum can provide couples with a preferred list of vendors to help their planning process run as smoothly as possible. The friendly staff can help you get in touch with a variety of vendors from caterers to florists, as well as entertainers. Furthermore, an attached support facility can house your catering requirements if you desire. Alternatively, you may also work with outside vendors to help transform your event space into the setting that effortlessly portrays your personalities. The museum and event center also provides a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to quench guest’s thirst. Drinks are served by professional bartenders and include various specialty beers, fine wines, champagne, cocktails, and more.

History

The main house on this site is the Scarbrough House. This historic building acts as a museum for a collection of ship models, paintings, and other maritime antiques. Built in 1819, it was originally constructed for one of the owners of the Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. After acting as a residence, it became a public school until it was abandoned for a brief time. The building was restored by the Historic Savannah Foundation in the 1970s, then restored again in 1996 by the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Today this magnificent structure is home to an array of stories and constantly making new memories for those situated in the surrounding areas.

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28 Reviews for Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Ann B · Married on 10/12/2019

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    Event Coordinator

    We had a wonderful evening thanks to the help we received from the staff at Ships of the Sea- thank you

    Sent on 10/17/2019
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    Casey Funderburk · Married on 05/04/2019

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    This venue is THE BEST!

    The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum was recommended to us by a local, and thank goodness it was, as it was truly meant to be the venue to host our special day. Regan and her team took excellent care of us for 2+ years. (yes, the only downfall was the long wait, but I can assure you time flies by and if you're willing to wait you will not regret it).

    The entire venue is breathtaking and in prime location for Savannah visitors. From the house to the gardens, it made for several magical backdrops! It provided everything under one roof (ceremony site, cocktail hour, and reception).

    Every single email was answered in a timely and professional manner. Every question was answered. (Trust me, I am the person that asks 1,000+ questions). Every concern was met with reassurance, options, and accommodations.

    I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to anyone and everyone!

    Sent on 06/17/2019

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Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 5000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 3000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 3000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 14.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Lighting
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    July
    August
    September
    December

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3 Endorsements

  • Thrive Catering Wedding Caterers

    Beautiful Venue, Great people and one of the hidden gems in Savannah if you ask me!

  • Cape Creations Catering Wedding Caterers

    Ships of the Sea is truly one of our favourite venues. They offer such different outdoor spaces within one facility. The Scarborough Garden is so quaint and lovely, the Pergola area perfect for butler passed hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour, and then the Atrium is beautifully different for your dinner. All the event staff at Ships are just wonderful to work with.

  • Savannah Special Events by Ranco Wedding Rentals

    Fabulous event site

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  • 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Savannah, GA, 31401 See on map
    912-472-6111 (Phone number)
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