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.
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.
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.
28 Reviews for Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Authentic Collective Photography · Married on 04/22/2020
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!Sent on 04/23/2020
Ann B · Married on 10/12/2019
We had a wonderful evening thanks to the help we received from the staff at Ships of the Sea- thank youSent on 10/17/2019
Casey Funderburk · Married on 05/04/2019
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).Sent on 06/17/2019
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!
Beautiful Venue, Great people and one of the hidden gems in Savannah if you ask me!
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.
Fabulous event site