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Macy Robertson · Married on 05/16/2020
Best Decision I Ever Made - PERFECT!
We had both our wedding ceremony and reception with Churchill's and also rented out the rooftop terrace. Our original wedding date was May 2nd, but unfortunately COVID had other plans. Mark is an absolute ROCKSTAR! He held my hand through all of the rescheduling, made sure that everything was covered, and quickly and thoroughly answered any and all questions I had. During the reception, all of the staff were extremely attentive and pleasant. The venue is absolutely drop dead gorgeous - it doesn't even require much (if any) decor. Like I said before, this was the best decision I've ever made. If you book with them, you definitely won't regret it!Sent on 07/24/2020
Alex Scholz · Getting married on 05/12/2021
Awesome wedding venue for smaller groups!
Our wedding at 10 Downing was awesome for our 30-guest group! We were looking for a smaller space, and this completely fit the bill. Everyone had a great time, and the venue coordination was great. Definitely recommend!Sent on 01/11/2020
Catie Baxley · Married on 02/20/2020
10 Downing was perfect for our small intimate wedding. It perfectly captures the charm of historic Savannah. The food is delicious, the service is phenomenol, and the manager, Mark, is a wonderful person who makes sure your day is absolutely perfect.Sent on 02/22/2020
Camille Donaldson · Married on 02/01/2020
Loved the vintage nostalgia look , fantastic perfect for what we had in mind for our wedding. Food was outstanding, staff was beyond great, cannot recommend enough!!!
Camille &RyanSent on 02/15/2020
Whitley Wilkinson · Married on 12/28/2019
Literally nothing is better for a wedding!
I don’t even know where to begin in telling you how wonderful 10 Downing has been so far. The manager, Mark, is a breath of fresh air and makes the entire process unbelievably fun. As for the venue, if you didn’t want to fuss with decor, look no further, the venue is beyond stunning from the roof top to the wine cellar in the basement. Tons of detail everywhere you look, tons of natural light upstairs and beautifully decorated as is. The space is perfect for an intimate wedding with elegance to spare. From the beautifully crafted bars to the gorgeous artwork everywhere you look is stunning and captivating. And then there is the food/drinks. I have been to Churchill’s many times and will say the food has never disappointed. The wedding menu has an incredibly wide selection to appease any taste! The drinks are efficient, unique and TASTY! If you want a signature cocktail this is your place!!! I can’t imagine doing the wedding process any differently than we have. I’m absolutely thrilled with 10 Downing and Mark!Sent on 07/20/2019
Lauren · Married on 11/16/2019
Perfect for the intimate, romantic Savannah wedding of your dreams
I toured two venues prior to 10 Downing and was scheduled to tour one after. 10 Downing was the only venue both of my parents were able to tour with me and, before the end of it, my mom and I both looked at each other and said, "Let's book it!".
10 Downing has that classic Savannah charm and is a blank canvas for the romantic, intimate wedding of your dreams. I've seen so many pictures of weddings held here and no two are ever the same. The weathered wood floors, gorgeous tall windows overlooking Bay Street, cozy fireplace settings and beautiful antique bar areas all add to the elegance and uniqueness of the place.
We had a total of 79 guests confirmed but ended up with only about 65 total in attendance on the night of our wedding. The space was perfect! I wouldn't recommend any more if you're looking for a seated dinner with sweetheart and cake tables, though. Having prepared for 79 guests, we took up every inch of the room but were all very comfortable. We also had the rooftop terrace reserved which could provide additional seating but we didn't want to separate our guests. We loved being able to eat, drink and be merry with all of our loved ones gathered together. The terrace was the perfect setting for our cocktail hour and reception, however. Having the extra bar allowed drinks to keep flowing without our guests missing too much time on the dance floor!
The staff was excellent, attending to our every need with anticipation and pleasure. Everything went off without a hitch (that we knew of). I'd be remiss though to end without mentioning that the events manager, Mark Royston, was the second most important determining factor in my mom and I falling in love with this space. His genuine love for all things weddings is apparent from first contact. His enthusiasm is infectious, his responses to all communications were prompt and he goes above and beyond to ensure your wedding is exactly what YOU want it to be. You can't go wrong with a wedding at 10 Downing but you'd truly be missing out to not also take advantage of booking Mark and his equally amazing wife, Meg, to be your day of coordinators (at a generous discount!). My husband and I were married on November 16, 2019, the day of the epic down pour, and have nothing but wonderful memories of our day thanks to the hard work Meg and Mark put in behind the scenes. Mark facilitated securing tents for the terrace the morning of and communicated with all of the vendors (and immediate family!) regarding back up plans as well as rearranging timelines. Meg was my right hand woman, in addition to my sisters, and helped keep me together during the night. They're an absolute dream team. I'd recommend 10 Downing and Elegant Savannah Weddings to any and every one!Sent on 03/22/2020
Erin · Married on 10/26/2019
Perfect, intimate wedding
Choosing 10 Downing for our venue was the first and best decision we made. Our wedding was a small destination wedding with 40 of our closest family and friends. We loved the southern charm 10 Downing offered and the intimate setting where our entire group could fit without feeling too small or over crowded. The food was amazing but the service the day of and the amazing coordination by Mark was the icing on the cake. I would recommend 10 Downing over and over again.Sent on 12/12/2019
Katie · Married on 08/31/2019
If you're having a smaller wedding this is the place!! Mark and the crew at Churchill's were so helpful leading up to the wedding and during the wedding. The food is delicious and great location. The chef worked with us on dietary restrictions too. I highly recommend 10 Downing at Churchill'sSent on 09/03/2019
Tanya Bourne · Married on 07/20/2019
We loved this place!
I can’t say enough good things about the staff and the venue. Planning an out of town wedding has challenges but Mark was knowledgeable and accommodating and helped us work through all of the details that we wouldn’t have even know to ask about. Every step of the way the staff was warm and professional and just a pleasure to work with. The venue itself was elegant without being stuffy and very few decorations were needed, again, perfect when you’re from out of town. The food was wonderful and they graciously provided meals for those with special diet needs. All the way around it was a great experience, nothing negative to note!Sent on 07/20/2019
Carolann Lee · Married on 07/12/2019
A Night to Remember!
10 Downing is truly a hidden gem. The venue itself is gorgeous; for my 66-person affair, we took advantage of the rooftop bar, and we had a wonderful night of dancing under the stars. The space is lovely and needs very little additional decoration. The food was excellent; folks are still reaching out to tell me how wonderful their meal was! But, above all else, the true stars of the show were Mark and Meg. They helped my night to be more wonderful than I could image. Mark's assistance during the planning process made it more simple than I could have ever imagined. Meg, bless her, was a great comfort to me during my "bridal freakout" (hey, we're all allowed to have one, right?)! I cannot recommend Mark and Meg, and 10 Downing, enough!Sent on 12/11/2019
Tia · Married on 04/28/2019
Marvelous and Magical
My husband and I had our Wedding at 10 Downing this past weekend and it was simply amazing. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable! We will return here for years to come to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you 10 Downing for a wonderful experience.Sent on 04/30/2019
Laura · Married on 03/23/2019
Simply the Best
I am the bride's mother...you know, the "one who cannot be pleased." Yet, I am incredibly pleased after having had Mark Royston and his team at 10 Downing St. host my daughter's wedding reception. We are from out-of-town and needed to rely on the tastes and communication abilities of the vendors we used, and without exception, Mark was ahead of everything. While being professional and diplomatic when that was necessary, he maintained his sense of humor the whole time. We worried about rain with a March wedding; he thought ahead and had warming lamps for us on the patio and he was right. He was spot on when it came to how many tables would fit comfortably, had suggestions about the care of guests' children, worked with us planning out some unusual bar arrangements, responded promptly, kindly, and truthfully to our requests for information, costs and opinions. This man is a jewel. Frankly, there were no requests on our part which he was unable to deliver on one way or another.Sent on 04/02/2019
The site itself is a special one, perfect for a small-medium sized group (we had about 70) located in the middle of the historic district, and with an agreement which exists between 10 Downing and the city-owned parking garage 1/2 block away, parking issues simply vanish. If the reception needs to go on after the newlyweds have left, the city of Savannah is right outside the door, waiting. We used their hors d-oeuvres menu and bars (yes, there are two upstairs, one in the lounge adjacent to the dining room, and the other is outside on the patio) for the cocktail hour while photos at the chapel were taken. When the couple arrived, we served an incredibly delicious dinner (Mark sets up a double buffet line so there is no significant wait.) from their buffet menu choices, and had wedding cake for dessert. We were able to adjust pricing between the menus to accommodate our selections. Closer to the wedding, it was apparent that a few guests would require special diets, and the kitchen handled those needs with quiet grace and aplomb. No one felt as though he had to eat from a "less expensive" menu, and everything was presented with elegance and pride.
I would love to post photos, but at this time, have not gotten them back from our photographer. When they do come in, I'll post for you. Without photos, though, you can easily check out the marvelous planning app on the Churchill's 10 Downing St. site. It's a link especially set up for folks planning a party and wanting to see space represented in 3-D, and take a 360 degree "tour." Take it from me that the space at 10 Downing plus a talented florist can create all a bride would want.
I was the last "guest" present the night of our daughter's wedding. My husband had brought the car around to the back of the restaurant so that we could load gifts and so on, and I spent some time settling the bill and chatting with Mark. The bill was less than I'd planned on it being, which is remarkable in these times! And for the first time in a long, long, long time I felt like tipping liberally, not because I've got money to lose, but because I felt that 10 Downing and every one of its employees, waiters, bartenders, chefs, and their assistants, as well as the manager, Mark, had tried their best to put on a memorable party and had succeeded, as they say around here, in spades!
A sincere thank you to all at 10 Downing for a truly, truly lovely event.
Melissa · Married on 01/12/2019
Worth every penny
Look no further for the perfect smaller venue, because this was perfect. The space is beautiful and the staff is extremely accommodating. I worked with the manager, Mark, over the course of 9 months, and he helped me pull together a better wedding than I could have imagined. Words cannot express how thankful I am for the staff at 10 Downing. Mark never tired of my questions and gave me guidance when needed based on his experience. He worked with my planner to ensure everything went smoothly and every detail was in place. He even made me laugh on the day of the wedding as I was nervously waiting to walk down the aisle. I was a nervous wreck, but I was in very good hands. The staff for the wedding was amazing. They were all kind, courteous, and accommodating. One staff member in particular checked on me throughout the evening to ensure I was eating enough as I was still very nervous and excited. As a whole, I had a wonderful experience working with Mark and his staff. They made the evening of my dreams :)Sent on 01/17/2019
Natasha · Married on 01/05/2019
no wedding without Mark and 10 Downing
As seems to be the trend, we cannot say enough good things about the venue and about Mark.
We had a somewhat complicated engagement including planning initially from Florida and then moving across the country about six months before the wedding so I could begin PhD training. We also wanted a relatively small wedding that would be fun and memorable without going into debt.
10 Downing was definitely an amazing value. It was so much less expensive than everywhere else we had looked in Savannah and, as long-time patrons of Churchill’s, we knew the food would be great (one of our main priorities!). Unlike with many other venues and caterers, as a vegetarian bride I felt like more than an afterthought when it came to food. Most other places didn’t have any examples of vegetarian entrees and had very limited suggestions when it came to custom menus. Mark, a fellow vegetarian, helped me to craft the perfect menu that included both veggie and non-veggie options for our guests. I loved the flexibility of the food options and we had an out of this world tasting before we moved that was well worth the cost.
Mark was extremely helpful all along the way. He would promptly respond to all of my detailed questions via email and really helped us sort out all of the details of the big day. I never grew up dreaming of my perfect wedding and didn’t know where to start when it came to most things. I do not think it would be too much to say that I wouldn’t have even had a wedding if we hadn’t met Mark and found this venue.
The venue is beautiful and classy and there is so much flexibility in almost everything that it was possible to plan a perfect wedding that truly reflected my husband and my personalities. It was such a fun wedding and our friends and family can’t stop talking about it. Definitely worth the headache of planning.
Also, you should get the whipped feta and grilled ciabatta as part of your menu. It is unreal.
Sent on 01/20/2019
Liz · Married on 12/22/2018
We had a small wedding of 25 people and the venue was quite intimate. Food was excellent and the service always attentive. Best place for an indoor wedding ceremony and reception. Cocktails were in Winston’s Wine Cellar and we could even go outside on the rooftop patio.Sent on 12/30/2018
Lauren Meyers · Married on 11/17/2018
My husband and I chose 10 Downing as our ceremony and reception venue for our November 17th wedding. We wanted a smaller and more intimate wedding, and the moment we met Mark and saw 10 Downing in person, we knew this was the place for us. Mark and Meg Royston have wedding planning down to a science. Mark was able to help my husband and me plan the wedding to the smallest detail via email, as my husband and I live in Florida and not Savannah. Not only was he extremely quick to respond to any questions or concerns that I had, he was also extremely thorough with wedding planning questions and thought of every little detail to make sure he was prepared to make our wedding day perfect. I was a bit nervous planning my wedding while living in another state, but with Mark's help I had no concerns whatsoever when the wedding day arrived. Mark and Meg were there every step of the way, from rehearsal and food preparation to making sure that the decorations were exactly how we wanted them for the dinner. I cannot imagine trying to plan my wedding without their help, and I can honestly say that my wedding was even better than I had ever imagined. It was absolute perfection, and I cannot thank Mark, Meg, and 10 Downing enough for our wonderful day. I would absolutely recommend 10 Downing to anyone who asked!!Sent on 11/27/2018
Jason Morgan · Married on 10/19/2018
My wife and I got married here last week and we could not be happier. Mark and his team are by far the best thing that could’ve happened to this wedding. Mark was so professional and helpful, we could not have done it without him. My wife and I joke how most weddings are plagued with issues and we experienced none of that. Mark is so thorough that he approached us with questions that we didn’t even realize we needed to ask. The venue is gorgeous and very affordable but I’d pay three times as much just for Mark’s help. If you’re on the fence I hope that reviews like this can help you make the decision to enjoy this venue as much as we did and to have the pleasure of working with Mark for your special day.Sent on 10/26/2018
Amber · Married on 10/13/2018
Best Decision We Made
Choosing 10 Downing as our wedding venue was one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding! When we got engaged we knew we wanted to get married in Savannah, since it's a very special place to our story. Churchill's was one of the first places we ate together on our first trip to Savannah so it made sense to check out. Once I started planning with Mark, it became clear it was the perfect choice. Mark and I had a great time planning the wedding and working out the details together. He was super responsive and offered advice that was truly appreciated. From the initial contact through the big day (and even the next day when we forgot something and had to go back for it) he was the best to work with! I dare say we even formed a friendship over our shared interest in sarcastic humor and strong coffee! While working with Mark and his team was a dream come true, the venue itself was perfect. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was incredible, and the set up was awesome. We had the best night of our lives there!Sent on 03/21/2019
Kristin · Married on 10/12/2018
The perfect place
The venue is gorgeous and was perfect for our ceremony and reception. The owners are so easy to work with and made the whole process as simple as possible, which helped reduce the stress of the big day. We wanted to keep costs as low as possible while still having our perfect day. Holding the ceremony and reception here made that a possibility. We chose to do a seated dinner (app/salad/entree/dessert) and the food we chose was delicious! We're still getting compliments from our guests about it and I am positive that no guest left hungry. They were also more than happy to box our meals and allow us to pick them up the next day when we picked up the remaining decor.Sent on 10/29/2018
Gabrielle T Dietiker · Married on 10/10/2018
Reading all the great reviews helped me make the best decision I made during my wedding planning process. Mark answered all my emails within hours! If he was out of the office one of his knowledgeable staff members answered them for him. The venue space was beautiful for both the ceremony and reception. Everyone there went above and beyond to make me and my guests happy. The professionalism of Mark and his staff was five stars!!! Mark even came in on his day off to open the doors for us to rehearse. He ended up running the whole thing because none of us knew what we were doing. He also found the perfect Pandora station for me for reception music! Everyone raved about the food and service! I will be recommending Churchill’s to any of my friends thinking about a destination wedding.Sent on 10/29/2018
Kerri · Married on 09/22/2018
10 Downing + rad + awesome = PERFECTION!
WOW! Where do I begin?! From Day One, Mark has taken such good care of Jeff & I. We got married on Sept 22nd, 2018 but we were spending time with Mark much before that!
Unlike most couples, Jeff & I are HUGE foodies! Nothing like some delicious, high quality ingredients and Mark shared that passion with us. So began our adventures exploring everything 10 Downing at Churchill's had to offer. We met for multiple tastings and with each tasting - we fell more in love with this venue, the food and our Host, Mark!
Each time we met with him, he allowed us the freedom to explore our ideas on the food, setup, service and decor. He invested time assisting and guiding us towards the kind of wedding we envisioned. He helped us to stay on track and did an incredibly awesome job making it easy with little to no stress.
Honestly, I could easily write a novel on how wonderful Mark was, the same goes for his lovely wife, Meg, AND their staff at 10 Downing!
OKAY, let me just put it to you, all, this way....if you want proactive planning & an incredibly smooth, unforgettable wedding day - there is no other option....10 Downing & ELEGANT SAVANNAH WEDDINGS is the way to go!!!!!!
WE LOVE YOU 10 Downing & ESW!Sent on 12/13/2018
Kirsten · Married on 09/01/2018
I can't overstate how happy we were that we chose this venue for our wedding. It was, strangely enough, the first place we looked (but not the only one), and it turned out to be even better than we expected. Mark was fantastic through EVERY step of the process; he took the time to answer every single question promptly and went so far above and beyond to make sure our event was a success. The entire staff was amazing as well; everyone was top notch during the entire reception - constantly taking care of needs before they were articulated. We had such a fabulous evening - we were sad to see it end!! - and our guests raved about the venue and the incredible food! So happy to have gotten married here. It was the easiest decision we made (and the best one!)Sent on 09/19/2018
Amanda · Married on 09/01/2018
Rehearsal Dinner/Welcome Party
This review is long overdue. My husband and I hosted our wedding in Savannah and it was important to us to host a Welcome Party since so many guests were traveling from out of town. 10 Downing was the perfect venue for it! I can honestly working with Mark and his team was enjoyable and stress free. He is a professional and expert in all things hosting! The food, an open bar switching to cash bar at 10pm, the music, decor, everything was seamless. Thank you Mark for being the best vendor in Savannah! I hope to host another even here again.Sent on 04/13/2019
Misty · Married on 06/16/2018
10 downing provided our dream wedding venue. The food is amazing and the staff went above and beyond. Mark the venue manager and his lovely wife Meg were our day of coordinators and they are AMAZING! They put up with my bride craziness, are incredibly prompt in answering every question I asked (I had a lot of them), made all of our wedding decor ideas come to life, and made our wedding everything we wanted and more. Everything ran like a well oiled machine thanks to Meg and Mark Royston. I had no worries on the wedding day! If I had to do it all over again I would not change a thing.Sent on 06/23/2018
Bethany · Married on 05/27/2018
Everything was great!! Mark is amazing! He made my wedding day as least stressful as possible. We had originally planned on only have the ceremony at 10 Downing, but when the rain didn't go away, we did the ceremony and reception there and it was beautiful. We had about 80 guests and used the rooftop terrace. Everyone had a great time!Sent on 07/26/2018