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Where to Stay in Savannah

Where to Stay in Savannah

Deciding where to stay in Savannah is key to having a great vacation.   Here’s an infographic on six of the top historic inns in Savannah.  Each Inn here maintains top scores on TripAdvisor, is authentically historic, beautifully renovated and offers an abundance of amenities.  The […]

12 Things to Do in Savannah Near The Marshall House

12 Things to Do in Savannah Near The Marshall House

Visitors always want to know what are the top things to do in Savannah near The Marshall House.  Here’s an infographic showing a few favorite things that we always recommend.   For more suggestions, including distances from The Marshall House, visit our Area Guide.     […]

A Savannah Elopement Package that Includes Your Friends!

A Savannah Elopement Package that Includes Your Friends!

A Savannah Elopement Package can save you time, money and stress. It can also be incredibly fun, beautiful and romantic.  But some couples hesitate, concerned that friends and relatives might feel left out. The good news is that eloping doesn’t have to mean limiting the day to just the two of you.  It’s a celebration, and at The Marshall House, your friends and family are invited!

Here’s a look at how you can enjoy a Savannah Elopement Package with friends included at The Marshall House.

Our Savannah Elopement Package Includes up to 20 Guests

If you’d like your parents, siblings and a few close friends to be there on the special day, a semi-private Savannah “elopement” at The Marshall House really is perfect for you.  You can invite up to 20 guests to join you on the hotel’s iconic Verandah for your elopement wedding.    It’s unique, very Savannah and a lot of fun for small weddings!

Savannah Elopement Package at The Marshall House
Bridesmaids sneak a peek at the wedding couple through the window, which serves as a door to the verandah. photo: Leigh+Becca

Reserve Guest Rooms on the Balcony

Your wedding party and guests will be assigned to the six Broughton Balcony King rooms and one suite, The Mary Marshall. These rooms are truly among the best rooms in the house. Hardwood floors, tall ceilings, authentic historic doors and details make these rooms extra special.  But the best part is that only the key-holders to those seven balcony rooms are able to enter and exit the Verandah via the large windows that open from the guest rooms.  Each window has a top latch to hold the window up safely while you climb over the window ledge onto the Verandah.  It’s private, exclusive and very unique!

Savannah Elopement Wedding at The Marshall House
Your friends will love the historic Broughton Balcony King guest rooms.  photo: Leigh+Becca


Have Your Ceremony (or First Look) on The Verandah

The Marshall House’s 120-ft Verandah is a detailed replication of the original wrought iron balcony that was added to the hotel in 1857. It spans the entire front of the hotel overlooking Broughton Street. It’s an ideal place for your wedding ceremony, or a “first look” if you decide to say your vows in one of Savannah’s squares. Either way, this private porch with its wrought-iron tables and rockers is all yours for the duration of your stay.

Savannah Elopement Wedding at The Marshall House
Create memories with a First Look on the balcony of The Marshall House.   photo: Leigh+Becca


Want to learn more about having your wedding on the Verandah at The Marshall House?  Talk to our experienced event coordinator who is always happy to help you manage the details, or visit our website to book online.

Contact The Marshall House:
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4 Ways to Have the Best St Patrick’s Day in Savannah

4 Ways to Have the Best St Patrick’s Day in Savannah

Just thinking about the potential for fun in Savannah next month has us shaking off our winter blues. St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and the concierges at Historic Inns of Savannah  have some suggestions for you. Here are four things they recommend […]

How to Plan an Historic Savannah, GA Elopement

How to Plan an Historic Savannah, GA Elopement

It couldn’t be easier or more fun to plan a Savannah elopement.   Here are six steps we recommend for booking a Savannah Elopement Package with Historic Inns / Bed & Breakfasts of Savannah. 1.  Select an Inn You’ve already chosen Savannah, so you’re on the […]

Six Romantic Savannah Getaways

Six Romantic Savannah Getaways

US News & World Report Travel recently ranked Savannah as the nation’s #5 Best Romantic Getaway.  With that kind of endorsement, a romantic Savannah getaway should definitely be in your plans!  Here are six historic Savannah inns that specialize in romantic Savannah getaways.

The Kehoe House

 The 13-room Kehoe House is the ultimate choice for a romantic Savannah getaway.  Each room here is described individually on the inn’s website, so you can book exactly the one you want.  For a special treat, have champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries included at turn-down or arrange a private horse-drawn carriage ride.
Romantic Savannah Getaways at The Kehoe House
The Kehoe House:  Some rooms have private balconies. Ask for silver-tray room service for breakfast.

The Gastonian

The Gastonian was chosen by Conde Nast as one of the Top 50 Small Hotels in the World and was voted Savannah’s most romantic inn. With private gardens, sun-dappled balconies, and extraordinary service, this elegant Inn is the perfect place to get lost with the one you love.

Romantic Savannah Getaways at The Gastonian
The Gastonian:  Features romantic turn-down with champagne & chocolate-covered strawberries.

The Marshall House

Many romantic occasions are celebrated in this historic Savannah hotel on Broughton Street.  A stay here—combined with a dinner at 45 Bistro located on the hotel’s first floor—makes a perfect romantic Savannah getaway.  Spas, shopping and dining are just steps away on Broughton Street.

Romantic Savannah Getaways at The Marshall House
The Marshall House: Request a Broughton Street Balcony room for a romantic evening on the front verandah.

Eliza Thompson House

This intimate, wonderfully romantic historic Savannah B&B features a carriage house, a garden courtyard and uniquely designed rooms. Tucked into one of Savannah’s best loved downtown neighborhoods, this Jones Street inn is ideal for exploring the city’s hidden treasures.

Romantic Savananh Getaways at The Eliza Thompson House
Eliza Thompson House:  Turn-down service, beautiful rooms and Jones Street character make this an unforgettable romantic getaway.

Olde Harbour Inn

The city’s vibrant riverfront is the perfect setting for a romantic Savannah getaway, making The Olde Harbour Inn a fun choice.  Olde Harbour Inn has the city’s only suites overlooking the river, offering a feel that is both elegant and inviting.

Romantic Savannah Getaways at Olde Harbour Inn
Olde Harbour Inn:  Romance on River Street is easy with award winning restaurants within walking distance.

East Bay Inn

East Bay Inn is very popular for romantic Savannah getaways.  The Corner King Suites are exceptionally nice, with tall ceilings and a spacious floor plan.  Take a romantic stroll along River Street or indulge in a sweet treat at one of Savannah’s many popular cafes or candy shops nearby.

Romantic Savannah Getaways at East Bay Inn
East Bay Inn: Romantic turn-down service and Skyler’s restaurant give East Bay Inn a romantic ambiance.

Romantic Savannah getaways

Six Romantic Savananh Getaways

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Experience True Savannah History at The Kehoe House

Experience True Savannah History at The Kehoe House

SAVANNAH — If you’re the type of traveler who prefers to delve deeply into the ambiance of a place, you’ll love a stay at The Kehoe House, a cornerstone of Savannah History. Built in 1892 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the […]

Get Married in Savannah!  2016 Elopement & Wedding Packages

Get Married in Savannah! 2016 Elopement & Wedding Packages

Elopements and weddings don’t get any more romantic than the ones set in historic Savannah. There’s just something about the moss-covered oak trees, azaleas and cobblestones that make an exceptional backdrop for nuptials. So if Savannah’s on your list of possible places to get married, […]

DIY Marshall House Pineapple Christmas Tree

DIY Marshall House Pineapple Christmas Tree

The pineapple, the symbol of hospitality, is well-known and much-loved in Savannah, Georgia.   At The Marshall House, we love it so much, we’ve been decorating our Christmas tree as this fabulous fruit for more 15 years!

This year, the hotel’s traditional Pineapple Tree got a little make-over by Melanie Waldo of Plan B Interiors.   So just for fun, we asked Melanie for a How-To guide for guests who’d like to replicate the tree at home next year.


What You’ll Need:

*  A real tree.  The fatter, the better.

*  Garden tools (loppers and hedge trimmers for shaping the tree)

*  600-1000 white lights

*  The net (instructions below)

*  Approximately 45 golden ball shatterproof ornaments (hot glue 3 ornaments together in a cluster, repeat with all ornaments)

*  12 large real sago palm fronds

*  Six to 10 small artificial sago palm fronds (optional, but helpful as they are flexible and help make a realistic topper)

*  Green and golden pipe cleaners

*  A hot glue gun

Marshall House Pineapple Tree - A close up look at the tree's "netting" and hot-glued shatterproof ornaments
Here’s a close-up look at the details on The Marshall House’s pineapple tree

How to Make the Net:

The key for preparing the net is selecting a good quality of the cord/piping.  While it can be done with thin, less expensive cord, a thicker piping makes a much more elegant end product.   For The Marshall House’s large tree, we purchased 320 yards of drapery piping at an art & crafts store.

1.   Measure a doubled-strand of piping against the height of your tree.  Your piping strands need to be twice as long as your tree is tall, so run the piping from the bottom of the tree, to the top and back again.  Cut the piping.  Repeat 16-24 times, depending on your tree size and thickness.

2.   With the piping folded in half, begin with a knot at the center point, forming a loop.  Later, these loops will be tied together to cinch the net in place on the tree.

3.   Continue tying the knots in the double strands, approximately every 12 inches. If your tree is smaller you might want to adjust the spacing of the knots.


Marshall House Pineapple Tree - Tie two lengths of cord together, approximately every 12"
Double a cord the length of your Christmas tree and cut. Form a loop at the top, and continue tying knots approximately every 12″.


4.   Lay two strands next to each other and attach them with pipe cleaners. (Gold looks better, but for demonstration in the photo below, we used green).  Continue to attach strands together until you have used all of your cords.  Do not worry if you think the net looks very messy and boring on the floor.  It will look great once it is on the tree!


Marshall House Pineapple Tree - Connect the cords with pipe cleaners
Connect the lengths of cord together with pipe cleaners.  We used green for this photo, but gold is a better choice for your tree!


How to Install:

1.   Cut the top of your tree off.  (Melanie suggests this part of your tree can be used as a small “Charlie Brown” tree in the kids’ room).

2.   Start trimming the tree to get the typical pineapple shape.  You want to cut off all the longer tips as well a good amount around the bottom.

3.   Once you are happy with the tree’s new “pineapple-like” shape, string the lights to your liking.

4.   For the pineapple crown, start by twisting 2-3 green pipe cleaners together end-to-end to create a long piece for tying the palm tree fronds together.

5.   Take 2-3 of the longer real sago palm fronds and tie them straight to the top. Keep connecting more pipe cleaners while you tie additional fronds to the tree.  We used artificial fronds as well, especially along the bottom, because they can be manipulated to achieve a more authentic pineapple crown.

6.   Next, lay the net on the floor, and pull some extra piping through the loops at the top of the tree.  Then, drape it around the tree.  The key is to have a few additional hands to help.  While the net can be stretched out a little bit, it cannot be pulled too much. It is important to get it over the tree evenly.  Tie it right underneath the crown.  Loose strings close to the floor can be used to tie these ends under the tree.

7.   For the final touch attach the ornament clusters randomly.

8.   We finished our tree off with white poinsettias around the base, but we hope yours will have presents!


Marshall House Pineapple Tree - The finished product



Decorating Tips From The Gastonian

Decorating Tips From The Gastonian

Are you thinking about re-freshing your home’s look?  Looking to jazz up your decor a bit? We recently did just that at The Gastonian in historic Savannah, with the help of Pam Rody and Angela Groover of Interior Merchandising.   It was a big project that […]