• A Savannah Wedding Package for up to 20 Guests • For brides and grooms looking for more than an elopement, but less than a big, formal wedding, The Gastonian has a new Savannah wedding package. It’s called the Romantic Garden Wedding Package, and it’s […]
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If you’re looking for an elegant, easy and affordable Savannah Elopement Package, The Gastonian has a new private wedding-for-two package that will help you have the wedding of your dreams — without spending too much. This beautiful historic Inn on Gaston Street has always been […]
Love the idea of a garden wedding at an historic Savannah inn, but don’t need over-night guest rooms? You’ll want to check out The Kehoe House’s new Savannah Elopement Wedding Package with no guest room rental requirements. Up to 16 guests can be invited, making it a great option for local couples who want to get married downtown with their closest friends and family in attendance.
Tucked away on The Kehoe House building’s South side is our newly renovated brick-paved courtyard. It’s the perfect place for a small Savannah wedding. Wrought iron tables and a flowing fountain give the space a classic Southern feel; while a vine-covered iron fence and crepe myrtle trees make it private. There’s no need to worry about the weather — the inn’s gorgeous music room and side-porch are at the ready if needed.
Ceremony Location Option
Another wedding-day option is to marry in Columbia Square across the street, and then enjoy cake and champagne back in The Kehoe House’s garden with your guests. Located directly in front of the inn, Columbia Square is home to beautiful oak trees, hydrangeas and a lovely fountain. It’s a beautiful square, and has been the site of many relaxed and stress-free ceremonies and wedding photo sessions.
Intimate Savannah Elopement Wedding Package at The Kehoe House
Starting at $950 plus tax, the package includes:
- One hour rental of the Kehoe House’s private garden courtyard
- Up to four guests, plus bride and groom.*
- 8-inch wedding cake
- Wedding ceremony officiant
- Bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere
- Cold beverage station with fresh lemonade, sodas and water
- One bottle of chilled champagne (additional champagne available for purchase)
- Kehoe House etched champagne glasses for the bride and groom to keep
- If desired, but not required, a guest room may be reserved for Bride and Groom to get ready
- * Additional guests (up to 16 total) are welcome at $25 each. Cake and champagne will be adjusted to accommodate your guests.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 right track for a beautiful day. Now it’s time to drill down and select an inn or hotel and a ceremony location. Here’s a link to get started with the different packages and options offered by The Gastonian, The Kehoe House and The Marshall House. Each inn has a favorite ceremony location on-site. The Gastonian’s fountain and private garden is one of the best known Savannah elopement locations. The Kehoe House’s beautiful side porch and The Marshall House’s front balcony are also popular choices. (Hint: The Gastonian, with its honeymoon suite, fountain and private garden, is our most popular location!)
2. Pick a Date
Because Savannah has such beautiful Spring weather and positively stunning flowers, we do highly recommend March-May as the best time to get married in Savannah. (Our second favorite time is October, when the weather cools off some.) But we do suggest some advance planning if you wish to get married on a Spring weekend as it is a very popular time. If you’re super cost-conscious, inquire about weekday dates as Sunday-Thursday rates are sometimes less expensive options. Check room availability at the Inns by looking on this calendar.
3. Decide What to Wear
Savannah’s elegant oak trees, wrought iron steps and historic buildings make a gorgeous background for a classic wedding dress and suit. But we do often see couples approaching the big day in less formal attire, and sometimes, just something different. Be aware that Savannah’s summer months are quite warm with high humidity, so plan on light and breezy attire if your wedding date is in the June-September range. Other than being cognizant of the weather, there are no rules in Savannah for wedding attire. Our eloping brides sport everything from a dream-come-true white wedding gown, to tulle in dusty rose or shimmery gold, to a comfortable denim outfit. Elopements are personal, so your Savannah wedding attire can be too!
4. Choose Your Wedding Cake & Flowers
Our elopement packages all include a small cake, bouquet and boutonniere, and lots of options to make these wedding items very personal. For your cake, there are flavor and icing style choices; and many couples bring a small topper or personal decoration to make the cake special. Bouquets and boutonnieres are your choice of pink, yellow, red, white, orange, peach or dark pink roses, and while a simple rose bouquet is beautiful, floral enhancements are also available.
Your bouquet is included in all B&B of Savannah Elopement Packages – photo by Lone Pine Photography
5. Think About Your Elopement Ceremony Style
Our Officiant has a simple, meaningful service at the ready for you, but is also open to performing the type of ceremony you’d love. Here are some Ceremony Options. If you prefer one, just let the inn know and we’ll arrange it with the Officiant. About a quarter of our couples write their own wedding vows, or take a moment to read meaningful words to their love during the ceremonies. It’s all up to you!
Ceremony on The Marshall House balcony – photo by Its Megan Jones Photography
6. Get your Marriage License
You’ll need to get a marriage license here in Chatham County. There’s no waiting period (other than sometimes waiting in line!) so it’s perfectly fine to go by the Chatham County Probate Court for your license on Thursday and then get married on Friday. In fact, it’s done all the time. Marriage licenses are issued between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. in the Probate Court of Chatham County, 133 Montgomery St., Room 509, Savannah, GA. 31401. Be sure to read this information so you’ll know what you’ll need: Marriage License in Chatham County.
Other Savannah Elopement Considerations:
There are about a dozen different Savannah photographers who we consider experienced at the properties. We’ll be happy to recommend them. In this post, images are from Leigh + Becca Photography (cover photo), Lone Pine Photography and It’s Megan Jones Photography.
2. Bride’s Hair and Make-up:
We have a list of our favorite hair and make-up artists who will come to the inns. And a list of nearby salons.
3. Horse & Carriage Ride:
The Kehoe House has a package that includes a horse-drawn carriage ride. If you select The Gastonian or The Marshall House for your wedding, this can be added on.
4. Restaurant Reservations:
Your concierge (or the event coordinator at The Marshall House) can make dinner reservations for you from the city’s favorite, most romantic restaurants.
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, […]
Savannah was recently voted one of the most Romantic Cities in the United States, so Valentine’s Day is a very popular time for the historic inns and B&Bs in the Bed and Breakfasts of Savannah collection. Guests who are staying with us are already asking […]
Savannah’s a romantic place. You’ll find signs of it everywhere — marriages in the squares, proposals by the fountain, couples in horse drawn carriages — it’s quite easy to see the love in Savannah. But there’s a little-known sweet sign of love at The Gastonian that’s uniquely special, just for our guests, and it changes every week.
It’s a simple little fountain — a tall, terracotta pot, over-flowing with water, surrounded by smooth dark stones, in one of the Inn’s private gardens. What makes it so special is that it’s become the place for newly married couples to leave their mark at The Gastonian. With metallic pens, just-married couples are personalizing a garden stone, and leaving it at the fountain in honor of their private wedding ceremony at The Gastonian. The Inn sprays the decorated stones with a protective coating, and they’re set out in the fountain for everyone to enjoy.
Of course, the stones are inscribed with the couples names and ceremony dates, but what’s even more special is seeing the other things — phrases and words to songs — they add to their stone. “Fairy Tales do Come True,” is one message. “Are You Gonna Kiss me or Not,” is another.
The Gastonian has been collecting these “love stones” for about a year now. Next time you visit the inn, take a few minutes to read the messages on the stones. Its a sweet reflection of love and romance in Savannah, and we promise it will make you smile.
If you’re seeking an elegant getaway with a romantic ambiance, there’s just no place like Savannah, Georgia, and there’s no easier way to ensure romantic perfection than by staying in an authentic, historic B&B in the downtown area. Here’s what you’ll find at one of […]