Weddings

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Savannah, GA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   29 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

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$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$5500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5500

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3000

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

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

350

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
Elopements
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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    Laura K. Married on 04/22/2021
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    A Hidden Gem

    Beautiful gardens, affordable venue, close to everything, tucked away and intimate- this is a PERFECT place for a wedding! We booked the Gardens here for our outside ceremony only; however, there is a large covered area also in the gardens in case of bad weather. The gardens are absolutely stunning at any time of year (we visited the location in the fall prior to our spring wedding). The staff were super easy to talk to and easy to get ahold of. Did I also mention free parking for your guests? It seriously is a hidden gem in Savannah.
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    Authentic C. Married on 04/22/2020
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    Perfect for Photography!!

    As wedding photographers, we LOVE this venue! Everywhere you turn is gorgeous, creating endless photo-ops. We also love that it's located conveniently in the heart of Savannah, allowing you to get photos in the streets and squares as well. We'd highly recommend this venue for your wedding!
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    Ann 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

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Thrive Catering Thrive Catering Wedding Caterers

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

Cape Creations Catering 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.

Ranco Event Rentals Ranco Event Rentals Wedding Rentals

Fabulous event site

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41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Savannah, GA, 31401
912-472-6111
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