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 downtown Savannah, Georgia, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is an unforgettable wedding venue. The historic space 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 their ceremony and reception, or their bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner.

Facilities and Capacity
When couples host their wedding at this facility, they will have access to the entire two acre garden, museum entry, security, private parking, and wheelchair access. Wedding ceremonies can be held in one of two covered, open-air places. The intimate Scarbrough Garden is full of seasonal plantings and blooms, and the ceremony can be held on a large brick terrace bordered by a green lattice pavilion. Surrounded by a citrus grove and natural gardens, the Assembly Room located in the North Garden is ideal for a larger wedding, capable of seating up to 340 people. Limited stage lighting and a sound system are also equipped. The North Garden itself encompasses five different gardens, and features a maple grove, a vine-covered pergola, and a belvedere, and is spacious enough to accommodate up to 1,000 people at a time. To get wedding-ready, bridal parties are welcome to use the Green Room, a bridal suite with a private bathroom and shower.

Services Offered
While Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum can provide couples with a preferred list of vendors, they allow other outside vendors on the premises. While there is no in-house catering, an attached support facility houses a catering room, and features stainless steel prep tables, a sink, and a refrigerator. The venue holds a liquor license, and supplies an open bar with bartenders for weddings. Alcoholic libations such as house and specialty beer, wine, and liquor can be selected, in addition to a champagne toast and signature drink.

History
The main house on site is the Scarbrough House, which acts as a museum for a collection of ship models, paintings, and other maritime antiques. Built in 1819, it was 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.

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Rebecca Reed Photography
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Look of love | Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
Look of love | Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
Wedding dance | Apt B Photography
Wedding dance | Apt B Photography
Sweet dancing | Adonya Jaja Photography
Sweet dancing | Adonya Jaja Photography
The bride | Blue Owl Photography
The bride | Blue Owl Photography
The gardens | Blu Owl Photography
The gardens | Blu Owl Photography
The wedding ceremony | Blu Owl Photography
The wedding ceremony | Blu Owl Photography
Black and white | Concept A Photography
Black and white | Concept A Photography
The women | Courtney Michelle Photography
The women | Courtney Michelle Photography
Looking back | Courtney Michelle Photography
Looking back | Courtney Michelle Photography
Loving stares | Courtney Michelle Photography
Loving stares | Courtney Michelle Photography
Gold chairs | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
Gold chairs | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
Warm lights | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
Warm lights | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
Wooden roof | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
Wooden roof | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
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The wedding vows | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
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Black and white shot | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
In the gardens | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
In the gardens | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
The bride's friends | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
The bride's friends | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
The vintage shot | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
The vintage shot | Jade + Matthew Take Pictures
Dramatic shot | Mackensey Alexander Photography
Dramatic shot | Mackensey Alexander Photography
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Mackensey Alexander Photography
Olive Productions
Olive Productions
Olive Productions
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Photography by The Schultzes
Photography by The Schultzes
Photography by The Schultzes
Photography by The Schultzes
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Rach lea Photography
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Linda Threadgill Photography
Linda Threadgill Photography
Kelli Lynn Photography
Kelli Lynn Photography
Kelli Boyd Photography
Kelli Boyd Photography
Kelli Boyd Photography
Kelli Boyd Photography
Kelli Boyd Photography
Kelli Boyd Photography
Kelli Boyd Photography
Kelli Boyd Photography
Rebecca Reed Photography
Rebecca Reed Photography
Rebecca Reed Photography
Rebecca Reed Photography
Ships of the Sea
Ships of the Sea
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Credit: Mackensey Alexander
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Rebecca Reed Photography
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Apt B Photography
Apt B Photography
Apt B Photography
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Couple in the Garden
Couple in the Garden
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Marianne Lucille Photography
Marianne Lucille Photography
Marianne Lucille Photography
Marianne Lucille Photography
Marianne Lucille Photography
Marianne Lucille Photography
Marianne Lucille Photography
Marianne Lucille Photography
Marianne Lucille Photography
Marianne Lucille Photography
Marianne Lucille Photography
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Credit: Mackensey Alexander
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Credit: Mackensey Alexander
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Ceremony in the Assembly Room
Ceremony in the Assembly Room
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Credit: Mackensey Alexander
Credit: Mackensey Alexander
Credit: Mackensey Alexander
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Credit: Mackensey Alexander
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Bud Johnson Photography
Bud Johnson Photography
Bud Johnson Photography
Bud Johnson Photography
Bud Johnson Photography
Bud Johnson Photography
Bud Johnson Photography
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Bud Johnson Photography
Cocktails in the Garden
Cocktails in the Garden
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Reception
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Donna Von Breuning Photos
Donna Von Breuning Photos
Donna Von Breuning Photos
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Danielle George Photo
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Couple Send-off
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Danielle George Photo
Danielle George Photo
Danielle George Photo
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22 Reviews for Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Megan · Married on 10/20/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Ships of the Sea was the perfect venue for us. Debbie was very helpful with advice, quick responses to emails, and helping to make our wedding day seamless.

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    Katie · Married on 10/14/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    We are THRILLED we chose Ships of the Sea as our venue. They were so accommodating, and Debbie is a pleasure to work with. We were planning a destination, as we live in NY, and they made it easy for us to get everything done.

    We had multiple requests for personal details we wanted to add, and Debbie handle every curve ball we threw at her. She helped us find musicians and a wedding planner. And every time I emailed her with multiple (sometimes random) questions, she answered them fully.

    The venue is stunning, and all of our guests complimented us on how beautiful it is. We barely needed ceremony or cocktail decorations, as the space is wonderful as is.

    I highly recommend ships as your wedding venue! You will not be disappointed.

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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? $ 5,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,000.00
  • 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? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • 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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 25
  • 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 Planner, 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, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, July, August, December

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.

  • Savannah Special Events by Ranco
    Savannah Special Events by Ranco Wedding Rentals

    Fabulous event site

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

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