Table for Twenty

Savannah is known for hosting a good party or two (St. Patrick’s day, anyone?), But if you need help planning your own private bash, we’ve rounded up a great list of unique, historic restaurants with private spaces. This list is divided into categories based on the size of your group, and each location provided will help ensure you have that crucial party element—a great atmosphere.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Ruth’s Chris has been in the business of throwing memorable parties since opening their first restaurant in 1965 in one of America’s party capitals—New Orleans. Wow your group with a function in a private dining room or the wine cellar. The restaurant can accommodate 24 to 46 guests with an online planner to simplify the process. Pre-selected menus can offer several entree choices paired with bread, soup or salad, sides and desserts. Food and beverage minimums range from $800-2,000. Contact Christina Cintron at 912.660.0079 or salessavannah@ruthschris.com. 111 W. Bay St., ruthschris.com/Steak-House/111120/Savannah

The Herb House at The Pirate’s House How about hosting your group in the oldest home in Georgia? You can at The Pirates’ House’s 13-person Herb House. Guests can ask servers about on-site ghost encounters while dining on a variety of plated and buffet group menus. The best values are inarguably the buffet choices—Southern lunch buffet for $14.99 and dinner buffets starting at $22.97. Two-hour blocks are available for a $200 deposit, which will be applied to the total bill. Contact Megan Cox at 912.233.5757. 20 East Broad St., thepirateshouse.com

The Distillery To set an exciting vibe from the start, consider the Distillery’s loft area, which seats a little over 25 people and overlooks the rest of the bar/restaurant. Beer enthusiasts will love the extensive craft beer menu including beer cocktails like the Berry White, a mix of Allagash White and Framboise beers. The food is fun too, especially the giant fried MoonPies, perfect for sharing. Usually there are no rental or minimum food/beverage fees. Contact Ben Volen at 912.236.1772 or via online email form at distillerysavannah.com. 416 W. Liberty St., distillerysavannah.com

The Olde Pink House Choose the oldest mansion in Georgia, The Olde Pink House, for a dose of elegant Southern hospitality. Six different room configurations offer private dining from 150 people in the opulent Grand Ballroom to 14 people in the cozy Conference Room, or 24 in the more private Office overlooking Reynolds Square. A food and beverage minimum is required. Contact Bianca Raub at 912.232.2803 or theoldepinkhouse@bellsouth.net. 23 Abercorn St., plantersinnsavannah.com/savannah-dining.htm

Cha Bella Grill and Patio Bar To please an organic-minded crowd, Cha Bella is a wonderful venue with a farm-to-table approach in the kitchen and an easy classiness in the dining spaces. Their private Star Room holds 24 people, or the entire restaurant can be rented to accommodate up to 200 people. The event menu will be designed to suit your tastes. Sample items include locally caught fish, bone-in pork chops or lamb shank entrees. Call for quote. Contact Tessa Mancini at 912.790.7888 or tessa@cha-bella.com. 102 East Broad St., cha-bella.com

700 Drayton For truly upscale events, 700 Drayton is a place to impress with intimate table settings accommodating 14 to 40 people in elegant private rooms like the Carriage Wine Cellar or Billiards Room. 700 Drayton is housed in the Mansion on Forsyth Park hotel, so prepare to wear your Sunday best. $250 room fee, plus cost of one of three menu configurations of items from regular menu. Contact Effie Hiter at 912.721.5021 or effie.hiter@mansiononforsythpark.com. 700 Drayton St., 700drayton.com

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