When we think of Savannah, Georgia, we think of romantic tree-lined streets and an irresistible Southern charm. As the oldest city in the state of Georgia, it's no surprise that historical Savannah mansions are among the most popular venues for couples looking to get married in the area. With inviting porches, elegant gardens and top-notch accommodations, there are a lot of reasons why these beautiful mansions and estates are ideal for hosting Savannah weddings.
Here are just a few of our favorite historic Savannah mansions that double as wedding venues.
The Owens-Thomas House is just one of the Savannah historic homes available for your wedding day. The stately mansion, which is located adjacent to Oglethorpe Square in Savannah's historic district, features a grand double staircase porch and a beautiful English-style garden at the back of the property. This venue can host up to 100 guests, which makes it the perfect setting for an intimate, late afternoon summer wedding. Sprawling trees at the entrance offer quintessential Southern charm (and shade in hotter temperatures), while the fountain is a picturesque backdrop for an outdoor cocktail hour or wedding portraits with your brand-new spouse. The Owens-Thomas House is also a museum and National Historic Landmark building operated by Telfair Museums.
The Mackey House
If you love the idea of a backyard wedding without the added effort of actually hosting a wedding at your own home, then The Mackey House is the ideal venue for you. This estate has all the convenience of a downtown Savannah wedding venue (it's just five minutes outside of town) with added privacy and seclusion, thanks to the many trees on the historical farm property. It's one of the top Savannah mansions for weddings, with a main Colonial-style house, landscaped grounds and space for up to 200 guests. The venue offers several wedding areas for you to use throughout your big day, including a pond, tropical-style gardens, an outdoor pavilion, and a covered deck. Weddings at The Mackey House also include table and chair rentals, fans and space heaters (as needed), getting ready suites, and a dance floor.
Mansion on Forsyth Park
Located in the heart of downtown Savannah, the Mansion on Forsyth Park is a luxury boutique hotel combining historical charm with modern-day amenities. From a chic marble floor courtyard to the classic Viennese ballroom, this venue is an undeniably elegant choice when it comes to hosting a Savannah wedding. You and your guests can stay right on the property, with Savannah's most popular attractions right outside your door. The venue is just steps away from Forsyth Park, which is home to the city's iconic fountain and breathtaking moss-covered oaks — perfect if you're looking for a romantic backdrop for an intimate ceremony or wedding photos. The Mansion on Forsyth Park also offers a variety of wedding packages to choose from, each including catering and rentals.
Forsyth Park Inn
Couples looking to elope in the U.S. or host an intimate wedding at one of the prettiest Savannah mansions will love this quaint bed and breakfast. The Forsyth Park Inn is available for ceremonies of all sizes and is perfectly located across the street from Forsyth Park (a favorite spot for photographers). For the ultimate wedding weekend getaway, you can rent the entire inn for up to 22 guests, which allows for complete customization of your timeline and activities. Enjoy a Southern-style breakfast each morning, courtesy of the venue's culinary staff. The Forsyth Park Inn also offers optional wedding services, such as a day-of coordinator, officiant, wedding cake, floral arrangements, decor rentals, and hors d'oeuvres.
The Whitman Savannah
This historic home is a must-see if you're hosting a Savannah destination wedding. The newly-renovated Victorian mansion offers five cozy and upscale bedrooms for your family and/or wedding party, plus a separate newlyweds' cottage. The Whitman Savannah can host ceremonies and receptions for up to 125 guests, with a full-service gourmet kitchen on site for catering. Relax before the big day on one of the mansion's picturesque verandas or start a game of pool in the turn-of-the-century billiards room. After you say "I do," walk across the street to Forsyth Park for wedding photos in front of that iconic Savannah fountain!