The Most Picturesque Southern Venues in the Lowcountry
Here, in the Spanish-moss-draped landscape of the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry, we love to throw a good party. After all, Savannah is nicknamed the Hostess City – and rightly so.
Jepson Center for the Arts & Telfair Museum
Contemporary art collection meets sprawling event space
Located in the heart of downtown Savannah, the Jepson Center for the Arts combines contemporary art exhibitions with bright, open spaces to create the ultimate event venue. Choose from multiple spaces such as its three-story atrium, spacious art galleries, auditorium, or state-of-the-art boardroom to host your next fete – you’ll find a myriad of options to customize specifically for your event’s needs in one of the South’s greatest destinations for fine art. Open to the public since 2006, the Jepson Center serves as the connector of Telfair Museum’s two other properties, offering Savannah a taste of modern art as well as a clean canvas upon which to create a one-of-a-kind event.
Address: Jepson center 207 W. York St., Savannah, GA 31401 Phone: 912.790.8800 Web: telfair.org/visit/jepson
Address: The Telfair 121 Barnard St., Savannah, GA 31401 Phone: 912.790.8800 Web: telfair.org
The Savannah Event Group
Several incredible event venues, one country road
“Originally a camp for Confederate soldiers, and then stomping grounds for Union troops following General Sherman’s infamous March to the Sea.”
Steeped in history and rustic charm, The Barn at Red Gate Farms and The Mackey House, both owned and operated by Savannah Venues, take the #2 spot on our list. Each of these locales retain unique identities, but both exude that undeniable Southern charm that so many seek when visiting potential event sites in the area. As a historical landmark dating back to the Civil War, The Mackey House at Red Gate Plantation has character and history to its core, originally a camp for Confederate soldiers, and then stomping grounds for Union troops following General Sherman’s infamous March to the Sea. Though not quite as aged as The Mackey House, The Barn at Red Gate Farms also has a rich history, originally starting out as (yes, you guessed it) a 300-acre cattle farm in the early 20th century. Now, both historic places host events of all kinds, from weddings to corporate groups to smaller events.
Address: The Mackey House, 190 Red Gate Farms Tral, Savannah, GA 31405 Phone: 912.234.7404 Web: mackeyhouse.com
Address: Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Tral, Savannah, GA 31405 Phone: 912.438.0995 Web: redgatefarms.com
Elegant oceanfront resort with endless amenities and accommodations
Home to one of the most luxurious resorts in the South, Sea Island is truly a one-of-a-kind property. Comprised of several elegant accommodations, facilities and amenities such as The Cloister and The Lodge, Sea Island is brimming with opportunities to create a captivating, unforgettable event – or a fabulous vacation. But with so many options, you might think you’d get overwhelmed – fear not, as the well-versed Sea Island staff is there to guide you through the menu of event locations to select the one that suits your vision the best. Your dream event awaits.
Address: 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, GA 31561 Phone: 855.572.4975 Web: seaisland.com
The Mansion on Forsyth
Regal hotel featuring eclectic décor and private art collections
As a part of the enormously successful Kessler Collection, The Mansion at Forsyth Park is known in Savannah as one of the most beautiful and prestigious hotels in the city. The stately Victorian hotel is home to not only elegantly appointed rooms, but one of the city’s most coveted art collections too, boasting over 400 original pieces of art. Over 13,000 square feet of event space offers flexibility and function for any event – a wine cellar, private meeting rooms, and a courtyard give a variety of choices to host an affair that will be as memorable as The Mansion’s collected, gallery-worthy décor.
Address: 700 Drayton Street, Savannah, GA 31401 Phone: 888.213.3671 Web: mansiononforsythpark.com
Montage Palmetto Bluff
Lowcountry retreat where nature and luxury take center stage
Nestled snugly between Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Bluff is a 20,000-acre resort and residential community that celebrates the best of the Lowcountry. With 32 miles of property along the beautiful May, Cooper and New Rivers, to say the view from (and of, for that matter) the Bluff is scenic would be a drastic understatement – in fact, nearly every part of Palmetto Bluff is so picture-perfect that it would make the ultimate backdrop for any event. The recently expanded 200-room Montage Palmetto Bluff includes two chapels, two ballrooms spanning over 8,000 square feet, and many other options for smaller, more intimate gatherings. The Bluff also offers a myriad of ways to explore and discover the pristine natural beauty of the Lowcountry – whether you decide to visit for the day, stay for the weekend, or live there forever. Now how’s that for Southern hospitality?
Address: 19 Village Park Sq., Bluffton, SC 29910 Phone: 843.706.6400 Web: montagehotels.com/palmettobluff