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SAY “I DO” TO

SOUTHERN ROMANCE

Anchoring Savannah’s celebrated Historic District, The DeSoto puts you in the heart of one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. Cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and ancient oak trees draped with Spanish moss create an unparalleled backdrop for weddings and bridal events.

HARBORVIEW ROOM

DIMENSIONS 52′ x 52′ | 2,601 SQFT
CEREMONY 120 GUESTS
BANQUET 120 GUESTS
RECEPTION 150 GUESTS

Offering panoramic skyline views from the highest private event space in Savannah, our magnificent Harborview Room on the 15th floor is a picture-perfect setting for a day or evening wedding, rehearsal dinner, or bridal luncheon. Featuring abundant natural light, highlights of this timeless space include a beautiful built-in bar, wood floors, and high ceilings.

OGLETHORPE BALLROOM

DIMENSIONS 104′ x 52′ | 5,408 SQFT
CEREMONY 300 GUESTS
BANQUET 400 GUESTS
RECEPTION 550 GUESTS

Grand crystal chandeliers, high ceilings and mahogany wood accents evoke elegant Southern charm in our Oglethorpe Ballroom. Host your pre-reception in the foyer, then share joyous wedding moments at a luxurious banquet in our largest ballroom.

PULASKI ROOM

DIMENSIONS 68′ x 26′ | 1,768 SQFT
CEREMONY 120 GUESTS
BANQUET 80 GUESTS
RECEPTION 150 GUESTS

Soaring floor-to-ceiling windows and a private outdoor terrace overlooking tree-lined Liberty Street are highlights of our stunning and sophisticated Pulaski Room. This elegant space is perfect for a daytime wedding or intimate evening ceremony.

MADISON BALLROOM

DIMENSIONS 40′ x 100′ | 4,000 SQFT
CEREMONY 250 GUESTS
BANQUET 200 GUESTS
RECEPTION 400 GUESTS

The perfect backdrop for a true Southern wedding, our Madison Ballroom offers stylish, contemporary design from floor to ceiling. A semi-private terrace features classic Southern rocking chairs, providing wedding guests with an additional covered gathering area outdoors overlooking Savannah’s historic Madison Square.

AT A GLANCE

Professional event planning

Access to premier bridal vendors

Packages featuring complimentary cocktail hour and champagne toast

Full catering in-house and off-site

Room blocks for out-of-town guests

Exquisite event spaces onsite & in Savannah’s historic
squares

WHY BRIDES LOVE THE DESOTO

TIMELESS SETTING

Spanish moss and Southern history. Cobblestone streets and city squares. As one of America’s oldest cities, Savannah sparkles with old-world romance.

CUSTOM MENUS

Our custom wedding day menus are all about modern Southern flavors. Georgia-grown ingredients play a starring role in our menus.

RICH HISTORY

For more than a century, The DeSoto has reigned as “Savannah’s hotel” – the gracious epicenter of the city’s social life, where hospitality anchors every interaction.

“Excellent Venue”

The DeSoto was hands down the best venue in town. They were very accommodating through COVID, professional, friendly, and took the stress of the wedding off my hands by being all-inclusive with the services provided. We chose the Haborview Ballroom on the 15th floor, and the views were breathtaking! The drinks were amazing…and the food was drool-worthy. All of my guests said this was the best wedding they’ve ever attended and I couldn’t agree more!

– Katie D on Wedding Wire

“Ceremony and Reception”

We had our ceremony and reception at The DeSoto. We had a beautiful ceremony in the Pulaski Room, bringing the outdoors in with the curtains open. The cocktail hour was on the front patio. It was beautiful. Our reception was in the Madison Ballroom with a gorgeous set up for our families to gather and dance the night away.

– Kim B. on The Knot

“Amazing!!!”

We had everything at The DeSoto. Our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception! They were amazing through the entire process, treated us and all our guests amazing and went above and beyond for us. So glad we chose The DeSoto as our wedding venue. The staff was fabulous and Ann Mashburn was THE BEST to work with. The food is AMAZING and our wedding was perfect thanks to them!!

– Kelly on WeddingWire

“Location”

We had both our rehearsal dinner and the reception at the DeSoto. Our ceremony was at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, and we had a large number of out-of-town guests. We received a ton of comments from guests about how much they enjoyed the convenience of having everything so close.

– Shannon on WeddingWire

FORSYTH PACKAGE

Named for Savannah’s most iconic park, this lavish package features a cocktail hour food; choice of buffet, plated or reception-style dinner, and four-hour open bar with super-premium brands.

CHIPPEWA PACKAGE

Named for one of Savannah’s beloved squares, this affordable package features a cocktail hour food; your choice of a buffet, plated or reception-style dinner, and four-hour open bar with house brands.

ELLIS PACKAGE

Named for Sir Henry Ellis, second Royal Governor of the colony of Georgia, this popular package features a cocktail hour food; your choice of a buffet, plated or reception-style dinner; and a four-hour open bar with premium brands.

MADE-FOR-YOU

MOMENTS

FAQS

Is there a room rental fee?

Each venue has a corresponding food and beverage minimum, which may vary by the day of the week and month requested. A room rental fee is not assessed when the food and beverage minimum is met.

How long do we have access to the venue?

We host private events for four hours. Should you wish to host a longer event, an additional fee will apply.

How late can my wedding reception go?

Private events end at midnight.

Does the hotel include any wedding services and amenities?

It is our goal to simplify your wedding planning process. The DeSoto provides set-up (tables, chairs, basic linens, cutlery, china, and glasses), staging, podium, dance floor, and support tables.

I need audio/visual equipment. Can I rent these through the hotel?

The DeSoto of Savannah has an exclusive agreement with JSAV to service our groups’ A/V requirements. They offer competitive pricing and are conveniently located on-property.

Can I bring in my own wedding cake?

Most certainly!