Weddings

The DeSoto Savannah

Savannah, GA View map

About

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.

Services Offered
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.

Cuisine
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:

  • House beer, wine or liquor
  • Specialty wine or beer
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Champagne toast

Accommodations
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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?

$500.00

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

$500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$18.00

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

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

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Lighting / Sound

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
June
July
August
December

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Katie D. Married on 03/28/2020
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    Excellent Venue

    The Desoto was hands down the best venue in town. They were very accommodating through COVID, professional, friendly, and took the stress of the wedding off my hands by being all-inclusive with the services provided. We chose the Harborview Ballroom on the 15th floor, and the views were breathtaking! The drinks were amazing...and the food was drool-worthy. All of my guests said this was the best wedding they've ever attended and I couldn't agree more!
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    Nancy O. Married on 06/06/2019
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    Wonderful Venue

    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!
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    Kelly Married on 11/17/2018
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    Amazing!!!

    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!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

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Pricing

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
5D Photography 5D Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

All About You Entertainment All About You Entertainment Wedding DJs

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!

Vitor Lindo Photo + Video Vitor Lindo Photo + Video Wedding Videographers

Hilton Savannah Desoto is such a great venue, lovely atmosphere and service!

Map

15 East Liberty Street Savannah, GA, 31401
9124432008
912-232-9000
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The DeSoto Savannah frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The DeSoto Savannah?

The DeSoto Savannah includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The DeSoto Savannah, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The DeSoto Savannah includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The DeSoto Savannah, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The DeSoto Savannah includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The DeSoto Savannah in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The DeSoto Savannah for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The DeSoto Savannah for wedding events?

The DeSoto Savannah offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The DeSoto Savannah offer?

The DeSoto Savannah offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The DeSoto Savannah offer for wedding events?

The DeSoto Savannah offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does The DeSoto Savannah have available for wedding events?

The DeSoto Savannah offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Dance Floor

What percentage of users recommend The DeSoto Savannah and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The DeSoto Savannah is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in value.

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