Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular because they double as a dream vacation for you, your soon-to-be husband or wife, and your entire wedding party. Although celebrating your marriage with your closest friends and family while exploring a new city sounds ideal, choosing that city can be a daunting task. To help you decide on where to tie the knot, here are 6 reasons why Savannah is a dream wedding destination.
1. There’s a variety of experiences.
When planning a destination wedding in Savannah, it is a safe bet that each guest will fall in love with at least one aspect of the city, if not the total package. History buffs can explore the city’s antebellum mansions, historic churches, and famous buildings, while adrenaline seekers can surf at Tybee Island, paddleboard on an eco-tour, or go on a ghost tour. For a more relaxed getaway, you and your guests can eat and drink their way through famed River Street. With such a variety of things to do in Savannah, your guests will thank you for introducing them, or bringing them back, to this charming city.
2. It’s easy to get around.
Savannah is known for its walkability, making it easy to hit all the restaurants, stores, and historic sites you want to visit each day without having to deal with public transportation or parking. Because of this, wedding parties can explore downtown Savannah with ease before or after the wedding day. Also, with The Mackey House being less than a 10-minute drive from downtown, you can escape to the stunning countryside for the wedding, then Uber, drive, or take a taxi straight back to downtown to continue the celebration with your friends and family.
3. The wedding professionals are pros.
In many cities, wedding professionals are only busy with weddings on weekends or in the warmer seasons, but in Savannah, wedding professionals work around the clock, throwing weddings on weekdays, weekends, and throughout every season. Because of this, Savannah’s wedding planners, venue operators, and vendors are wedding pros. At The Mackey House, we know the best vendors in the city, the most current wedding trends and how to incorporate them into the venue, and how to throw beautiful weddings year-round. You can trust that even from miles, or oceans, away, The Mackey House will make you feel as much as the process as possible and set you up with only the best vendors, caterers, planners, and more.
4. There is no harsh weather.
Savannah destination weddings are greeted with comfortable weather throughout each season. Although the months of June to August are hot and humid, you do not have to worry about any harsh weather that will ruin your wedding day, such as heavy snowfall affecting local travel. In the fall, spring, and winter, you can almost be guaranteed that you are going to have comfortable weather on your wedding day, opening up the option to throw your wedding outside of peak season for more benefits. The Mackey House provides each wedding with both fans and heating units to be used throughout the venue, so no matter what time of the year you choose to throw your wedding, your guests will be comfortable.
5. Photographic opportunities are everywhere.
If you are considering Savannah for your destination wedding, you have probably already scoured through all the gorgeous photos on Pinterest, and when you see the city for yourself, you will truly be amazed. With cobblestone streets, oak and palm trees, Spanish moss, historic architecture, and more, you will find photographic opportunities at every turn, leaving you with a beautiful portfolio of photos from your destination wedding. At The Mackey House, you have the chance to take photos on the staircase of a Colonial mansion, beside a lake, inside a blooming garden, and even in a stunning oak grove.
6. The food is to die for.
To fully bring that Southern flair into your destination wedding, it all comes down to the food. Being both a Southern city and coastal city, Savannah has some of the best cuisines in the South, from fried green tomatoes and fried chicken to oysters and crab cakes. Although these are our native foods, chefs from all walks of life come to Savannah, so you can rest assured knowing that you will find the perfect caterer no matter what type of food you want to serve. At The Mackey House, we have strong relationships with caterers in Savannah who serve up meals that consistently impress the weddings that take place at our venue, so even if you cannot make a trip to come to taste the food yourself, you can trust that we have you covered.