The 10 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Savannah, GA Sure To Inspire You

Incorporated in 1733, Savannah is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the U.S. With historic architecture, a beautiful coastline, and rich culture, Savannah is also a great city for outdoor weddings. Whether you’re looking for the historic, modern, gala, or intimate, this city has something to offer each and every couple.

The best part is that the average wedding has a price tag of just $20,000; according to wedding wire, that’s just below the national average. This means you won’t have to break the bank should you choose this city for your wedding!

If Savannah sounds as good to you as it does to us, keep reading to find some of the best outdoor wedding venues in Savannah, GA.


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Ships of the Sea, Maritime Museum

Don’t let the boring name fool you, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is a stunning venue. Built in 1819 and over 200 years old, The William Scarbrough Mansion is one of the earliest southern homes built in the Greek Revival style. With magnificent stone columns and a grand staircase entrance, the Scarbrough house impresses at a glance.

For weddings, the Scarbrough House offers the largest private gardens in the district, The Scabrough Garden or the North Garden. Weddings in the Scarbrough Gardens are held on either the brick terrace or in the covered pavilion; both are surrounded by a luxuriant country-park style garden planted with camellias, azaleas, magnolias, and evergreens.

A bit more modern, the North Garden offers a spacious, open-aired covered Assembly room that seats 340. With a breathtaking backdrop of redolent citrus trees, a maple grove, and a naturalist garden, your friends and family will be utterly enchanted with this magical view.

In addition to the use of the grounds, packages include lighting, sound, catering room, bridal suite, bathrooms, and on-site parking.

Pricing:$3,500 – $8,000

Capacity: 340

Find Ships of the Sea at Ships of the Sea or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Sea Island Weddings

Located just off the beautiful Georgia coast, Sea Island is a glorious destination for your dream wedding. Whether you want a stunning beach ceremony or to marry amid Georgia’s famed live oaks, this outdoor venue has got you covered!

You can’t talk about an outdoor wedding in Savannah, Ga, without talking about live oaks. Romantic and sprawling, dripping in ethereal Spanish moss, live oaks offer shade, comfort, and beauty throughout the south-eastern coast and are recognized worldwide for their majesty.

The Avenue of the Oaks encapsulates all that the live oaks stand for and could be the perfect backdrop for your fantasy wedding.

With the beauty of the golden salt marsh behind, you also have the option of hosting your ceremony on the beach. The River Lawn is ideal for small, intimate weddings, and you can say your “I dos” with the soothing sound of the tides in the background.

In addition to these two picturesque locales, there are two cloister gardens and the Beach Club Courtyard for you to choose from. All are beautiful options for a romantic, intimate wedding.

After the ceremony, you can take pictures at the many sites Sea Island offers, including the cloister chapel and its gardens, under the palms, along the coast, at the Avenue of the Oaks, and many more.

There are multiple reception sites throughout The Sea Island property, all capable of hosting 100 guests.

The rental fee includes the wedding ceremony, assistance in planning, a two-tier cake, rose petal turndown, and a bottle of sparkling wine for your wedding. For vendors, all food, beverages, and decor must be provided by Sea Island.

Starting price: $7,000

Capacity: 40 – 50

Find Sea Island at Sea Island or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Mackey House

Follow the winding path to The Mackey House, and a sense of beauty and peace instantly fills you. Nestled in a forest of ancient live oaks, this 150-acre property is absolutely stunning, with multiple ceremony and reception sites.

At the end of a meandering lane sits the gorgeous three-story Colonial Mansion. Beautifully decorated with stunning antiques, you’ll feel like a princess getting married on this estate. The property has a long history, but the house was built in 1997, so you can rest assured that all the modern conveniences are available.

If you rent the Mackey House, you get full use of the property, the covered veranda, and the grounds behind the home. This includes a covered open-air pavilion, a cocktail terrace, and a concrete area with canopy; with all these stunning options for your wedding, you can’t go wrong. You’re also free to decorate however you choose.

After the ceremony, you can move over to the property for photos amongst the live oaks and magnolias or down at the shimmering scenic pond. The veranda, pavilion, or cocktail terrace are perfect locations for your reception. With views of the lake or luxuriant gardens, you and your loved ones will be surrounded by beauty.

The rental fee covers engagement photo time, rehearsal, the use of bride and groom suites before the ceremony, and the use of their preferred vendors. You are required to use Mackey House’s caterers and spirits.

Pricing: $5,750 – $12,650 cost estimated on the assumption of 100 guests

Capacity: up to 300

Find The Mackey House at The Mackey House or check out Facebook or Instagram.

HollyOaks

The stunning 18-acre estate at HollyOaks on the Marsh is another delectable choice for an outdoor wedding venue.

Built in 1941, the house has an air of vintage Hollywood glamor and was used to host lavish parties. While it was initially a prized home, after several changes of ownership, the manor and surrounding gardens gradually fell into disrepair and neglect.

Painstakingly reclaimed, the house has been restored, and the gardens brought back to life. This renewed estate, risen from its own ashes, could be an ideal site for your dream wedding.

If you host your wedding at HollyOaks, you will have the entire property for the duration of your event; that’s the house, the grounds, and a charming rustic cottage.

The grounds offer a carefully maintained lawn or stunning heirloom gardens for your ceremony. The heirloom gardens feature camellias, azaleas, live oaks, and magnolia trees, among many others. The lawn is fully customizable and can be decorated to your taste.

After your nuptials, there are many picturesque sites throughout the grounds for photos, as well as an ideal space for your reception or wedding celebration.

Your rental fee includes access to the estate for the duration of your wedding, including time for the rehearsal dinner, bridal luncheon, wedding celebration, use of the cottage, and several rooms from the manor house itself.

Pricing: $12,675 – $14,675

Capacity: up to 500

Find HollyOaks on the Marsh at HollyOaks on the Marsh or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Red Gate Farms

One of Savannah’s most celebrated wedding and event venues, Red Gate Farms, could be the home of your dream wedding. Family-owned and operated for nearly 100 years, the farm was built in 1931. Steeped in southern hospitality and charm, the farm sits on 440 acres of live oaks, manicured paddocks, a shimmering pond, and many other picturesque features.

There are three wedding sites on the property, The Red Barn, The Belle Tower, and The Grainery, all of this along with a pavilion for reception.

With space for up to 200 guests, The Red Barn features soaring timber beams, a bar, wireless internet, restrooms, and touch-up rooms.

The Belle Tower is a traditional, southern-style home and a perfect choice if you’re looking to host a more intimate gathering. A Belle Tower wedding can be hosted on the lawn while the house is used for prep and photos.

Bewitching in its charm, The Grainery is a fantastic indoor-outdoor venue. Fully modernized and surrounded by live oaks, you can have your wedding outside and then adjourn to the grainery for your reception.

After the wedding, you can take pictures at the beautiful sites throughout the farm. Of course, there is space for your reception; you can use one of the three ceremony sites or the pavilion.

Your rental fee includes the ceremony and reception, a caterer of your choice, or a preferred vendor and set-up and tear-down.

Pricing: $3,000 – $8,250

Capacity: 200 – 300

Find Red Gate Farms at Red Gate Farms or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Forsyth Park Inn

Nestled in Savannah’s historic district, you’ll find Forsyth Park Inn. This romantic Queen Anne-style bed and breakfast is a stunning location for intimate weddings. Built in the 1890s, Forsyth Park Inn has a long history, originally serving as a private home to the famed Captain Aaron Flint Churchill, no relation.

Beautifully maintained over the decades, it serves as a bed & breakfast, hosting stunning yet intimate events while overlooking the famed 30-acre Forsyth Park.

Your wedding at Forsyth Park Inn will take place in the courtyard’s lush gardens. With two package options, you can have a lovely boutique wedding at this intimate venue.

The Simply Savannah package includes a two-night stay for the couple, 2 tier wedding cake, a private courtyard ceremony, champagne and chocolate strawberries for the honeymoon night, and breakfast.

Choose the Grand Savannah package, and you get everything included in the Simply Savannah, along with private rental of the entire inn and accommodations for up to 45 guests, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts in the evening.

Choose either of these idyllic packages for an enchanted, intimate wedding.

Pricing: $3,300 – $12,000

Capacity: 45

Find Forsyth Park Inn on Forsyth Park Inn or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Twin Oaks

This idyllic, 96-acre vineyard could be the perfect site for your dream wedding. This breathtaking property is covered in lush gardens, old oaks, and rolling vineyards. Just a ten-minute drive from downtown Savannah you’re sure to love Twin Oaks and everything it has to offer.

Outdoor weddings are held on the lawn or under a canopy of live oaks. This gives you the option to customize and decorate as you wish, with mother nature as the most stunning backdrop of all.

After your “I do’s,” the vineyard has many scenic spots for photos, including a pergola, pond, covered porches, lush gardens, and eye-catching fountains. There is also space for the reception.

Your rental fee includes tables, chairs, linens, and exclusive use of the property. You are free to select your vendors for every part of your wedding.

Pricing: $1,300 – $4,000

Capacity: 250

Find Twin Oaks Vineyard on Twin Oaks Vineyard or check out Facebook.

Victory North

Located in the historic Starland District, Victory North has the distinction of being the largest capacity venue on this list. Built in the early 1900s, this venue is over a hundred years old. Don’t worry, though; renovations in 2009 have modernized the facility while maintaining its historic appearance and charm.

With a capacity of 700 guests, the garden courtyard is a fantastic space; gleaming mahogany gates enclose the area, and charming string lights cast a romantic vibe. The simplicity of the courtyard means you can easily decorate and transform it into your vision.

In addition to the fantastic event space, there are smaller, more intimate spaces, including the Skylight Loft reception area for the wedding party, dressing suites, and a charming sitting area.

Venue rental includes the use of all spaces, Chiavari chairs, outdoor chairs, tables, house manager and staff, preferred vendor list, and AV equipment.

Pricing: Contact the venue for a quote. 

Capacity: 700

Find Victory North on Victory North or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Harper Fowlkes House

Over a hundred years old, this beautiful Greek revival-style mansion with its accompanying gardens is ready to lend some old-world glamor to your wedding. Built-in 1844, this mansion with beautiful stone reliefs and soaring columns are stunning.

For outdoor weddings, The Harper Fowlkes House offers a paved brick courtyard surrounded by lush gardens, all set against the backdrop of the house itself. This beautiful open space can be decorated to reflect your personal style and seat 120 of your closest friends and family.

In addition to ceremony space, the mansion and grounds feature numerous photo opportunities. You can also add a cocktail hour or reception to your wedding package.

Harper Fowlkes House does have a list of preferred vendors, but you are free to use the vendors of your choice. There are some limits on decorating materials, and no amplified music is allowed; other than that, you are free to design your dream wedding with a rental at this site.

Capacity: 120

Pricing: $1,800 – $3,200

Find Harper Fowlkes House at Harper Fowlkes House or check out Facebook.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Around the world, many cities feature beautiful botanic gardens, and Savannah is no exception. Rich with luxuriant plant life, Savannah’s botanical gardens are a wondrous space for an outdoor wedding.

The Botanical Gardens offers several different locales for your ceremony. There’s The Rose garden, the air redolent with their sweet perfume; The Mediterranean Garden filled with lush, exotic plants, or The Camelia Garden gazebo, blooming with stunning heirloom camellias.

In addition to these beautiful ceremony sites, there are multiple stunning options for photos. Ponds, fountains, and the many gardens found throughout all make for a collection of memorable pictures.

Wedding packages include the use of the bridal cottage, tables, and chairs.

Pricing: $4,200

Capacity: 200

Find Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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