Located in Savannah, Georgia, The DeSoto Savannah provides gorgeous indoor and outdoor venue spaces for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties. Their landscaped gardens, cobblestone streets, and oak trees covered with Spanish moss are a picturesque background for this upscale hotel. Whether couples want to celebrate their union on a private floor, in a grand ballroom, or around an outdoor square, this Savannah hotel can accommodate their needs.
Facilities and Capacity
At The DeSoto Savannah, couples can choose to host their event in one of the hotel’s several beautiful spaces. The Grand Oglethorpe Ballroom is suited for larger groups of up to 850 guests, featuring elegant chandeliers, mahogany woodwork, and high ceilings. In the Pulaski Room, floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the veranda, and the inside of the room can also be outfitted with draperies and sheers if couples desire a more private occasion. An intimate outside wedding can be accommodated in Madison Square, a lovely oak-laden space just steps away from the Madison Ballroom, a 4,000-square-foot space ideal for a reception dinner. For couples who want a more private area for their reception, the Harborview Room, located on the 15th floor of the hotel, provides panoramic views of the city and exclusive use of the whole floor. The main area has scenic views, a gorgeous wooden restored bar, and other brand new renovations.
With wedding planning services, The DeSoto Savannah can supply all the necessary details needed for a wedding, such as in-house catering, in-house bar service, linens, tables, chairs, and dinnerware. Couples should feel free to bring in their own outside cake, for which the hotel will provide complimentary cutting and serving.
The in-house catering team at The DeSoto Savannah works closely with local bakers, produce farmers, and fishermen to bring the best cuisine to their guests. Able to create custom menus and provide complimentary tasting for couples, the cooking style can be American, Asian, Caribbean, French, German, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, or southern. Menus can also be tailored to fit specific dietary needs, such as vegan, vegetarian, nut free, no pork, lactose or gluten free, or kosher. Couples can choose to have a cocktail reception complete with hors d’oeuvres, or go straight to the reception dinner with serving styles such as buffet, French service, family style, plated, or stations. The experienced bartenders at The DeSoto Savannah can assist couples in providing a cash bar, open bar, or limited bar for their guests through the hotel’s liquor license. The following can be provided at the bar:
Guests can stay just an elevator ride away when couples book this venue. Specialty priced wedding blocks are available for the hotel’s rooms, which allow guests to enjoy wifi, an outdoor pool, and a patio.
33 Reviews for The DeSoto Savannah
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Nancy Olinger · Married on 06/06/2019
Our wedding experience at the DeSoto could not have been better. Abby Mew was so helpful and made the planning very easy. The ballroom was beautiful and she worked so well with our vendors. The food was absolutely delicious--- the most difficult part was choosing our menu since everything that we had at the tasting was so good. My daughter’s wedding was at the Cathedral and we had a lot of out of town guests, so the DeSoto was the perfect hotel. The DeSoto staff worked well with us as we determined how many rooms we needed for our wedding block. (And the block rate was reasonable.) The groom’s parents hosted welcome cocktails on the DeSoto patio the night before the wedding and it was a perfect introduction to the wedding weekend. The front desk was also very helpful. All in all, the DeSoto is a beautiful reception venue and Abby Mew will make it easy so you can enjoy the party!Sent on 06/06/2019
Kelly · Married on 11/17/2018
We had everything at the Desoto. Our rehearsal Dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception! They were amazing through the entire process, treated us and all our guest amazing and went above and beyond for us. So glad we chose the DeSoto as our wedding venue. The staff was fabulous and Ann Mashburn was THE BEST to work with. The food is AMAZING, and our wedding was Perfect thanks to them!!Sent on 12/03/2018
Shannon · Married on 07/30/2016
We had both our rehearsal dinner (harborview room) and the reception (Oglethorpe ballroom) at the DeSoto. Our ceremony was at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, and we had a large number of out-of-town guests. We received a ton of comments from guests about how much they enjoyed the convenience of having everything so close. Stacia and her team were great to work with!Sent on 08/14/2016
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Such an amazing venue! Beautiful suites, amazing ballrooms. It's in a great location in downtown Savannah, close to so many great places. The staff is friendly and wonderful to work with!
What we love about the Hilton Savannah Desoto is that you have so many options to choose from. They have 3 large ballrooms that have 3 distinct styles to them. They also have a small ballroom that you can use as a backup plan if you choose to have an outdoor ceremony in one of Savannah's beautiful squares. The staff there is awesome. You can't beat the location right in the heart of the historic district!
Hilton Savannah Desoto is such a great venue, lovely atmosphere and service!