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Updated: April 15th, 2021

Elope in Savannah

One of the original 13 colonies and the oldest city in Georgia, Savannah is oozing with history and Southern charm. With cobblestone streets, ornate public squares, and lush city parks, it’s easy to see why so many lovers fly south and elope to Savannah.

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Places to elope in Savannah

Chippewa Square

Chippewa Square

Located in the heart of it all, Chippewa Square is a staple of Savannah. Forrest Gump famously waited for the...

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Pulaski Square

Pulaski Square

One of the city’s newer squares, Pulaski Square is where old town charm meets urban forest. Tall, mossy trees tower...

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Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park

This breathtaking park occupies 30 acres in the center of Savannah. One of the most iconic attractions of Savannah is...

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Troup Square

Troup Square

Troup Square is one of the smaller squares in Savannah and is home to some of the most interesting art...

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Tybee Island

Tybee Island is located 20 minutes from downtown Savannah is Georgia’s beach wedding destination. Tybee Island is rich with romantic...

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Chande Pines

Chande Pines

Just outside of Savannah sits a beautiful 50-acre pine grove known as Chande Pines. Country vibes, a lush forest, and...

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Red Gate Farms

Red Gate Farms

Just 6 miles from downtown Savannah, Red Gate Farms offers an historic property complete with 300-year-old oak trees, lush paddocks,...

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The Mackey House

The Mackey House

The Mackey House is a Colonial mansion that sits on 440 acres of gorgeous property. Have your ceremony in a...

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Savannah Elopement Packages

Whether you’re looking for a simple elopement or an all inclusive ceremony experience,

we have Savannah elopement packages that will provide you with everything you need to get married in this charming Georgia city!

Seed
Seed
  • Officiation services

    Personalization of vows

  • Enactment of ceremony

    Advice on obtaining wedding license

  • Advice on ceremony locations

Starting at

$450

Sprout
Sprout
  • Everything from the

    SEED PACKAGE

  • Photography of ceremony

    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)

  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images

    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)

Starting at

$875

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    SPROUT PACKAGE

  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing

Starting at

$1,099

Oasis
Oasis
  • Everything from the

    BLOOM PACKAGE

  • 2 Hours Total of Photography

    1 Hour of Videography

  • Long-form Video of Ceremony & 1-2 Minute Highlight Reel

    Hair & Makeup for One Person

  • On-Site Helper

Starting at

$2,700

Marry Anywhere in Georgia

We have a team that can travel anywhere you please in Georgia. Reach out to us for a quote!

If you’re looking to venture outside of charming Savannah, photographer Karen Norian and officiant Melissa DeLynn will travel anywhere in Georgia that you can imagine, from the bustling city of Atlanta all the way to the scenic mountain views of North Georgia. Whether you’re craving a stunning cityscape or nothing but nature as far as the eye can see, our team can travel wherever you please! The Marry Anywhere Experience also includes:

  • Up to four hours of photography anywhere in Georgia
  • Tailored location, time and outfit suggestions
  • Online gallery of 75+ edited, high-res digital photos per hour
  • Unlimited downloads and personal printing rights delivered within 5 weeks or less after ceremony

Reach out to us about your desired location for a quote!

Add-Ons

You can optionally add the following to your package:


Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers
Extra Photography

Extra Photography

$350/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography

$350/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography
Videography

Videography

$650/HR

Videography

$650/HR

Videography
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

Engagement Shoot

$500

Engagement Shoot

$500

On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$250

On-Site Helper

$250

On-Site Helper

It’s No Secret…

Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. When couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned quickly at a fraction of the cost. But don’t take our word for it!

I would recommend your services to everyone! You took the stress and worry out of planning a wedding. Down to the last detail, everything was perfect! Thank you Laura, Megan, Melissa, and Jessica for making this the best day of our lives!!!

Kim and Sean

Thank you for your help! It’s an awesome service and I will be recommending to everyone.

Quanesha and Christopher

Thank you so much for helping make my wedding one that was so wonderful. It was small but beautiful! It was an easy process without the headache of running around.

Brittany and Joel

I could not have asked for a better experience for my day. It was absolutely perfect.

Corie and Matthew

All around great customer service, can’t thank you enough for helping us plan our day to be what we wanted.

Leah and Cody

We are so appreciative of the team at Simply Eloped. Thank you for everything! We will sing your praise for a lifetime to come!

Kasey and Patrick

Simply Eloped seemed to be the most credible, as opposed to location-specific elopement companies. Good thing we did, they allowed us to switch our location!

Madison and Justin

Amazing experience. Would recommend to everyone getting married. I can’t even relate when people talk about being stressed before a wedding because I had 0 stress.

Jessica and Austin

My Simply Eloped experience was absolutely perfect! I cannot recommend them enough for the couples that are considering eloping!

Nina and Josh

Meet our vendors

Martha, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Savannah so special?

The overall atmosphere of Savannah. We are laid back and very welcoming.

What’s your favorite elopement venue in Savannah?

I can’t pick just one, as every season I have a new favorite.

Melissa, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Savannah so special?

Savannah is pure magic. The old trees, and coastal breeze create the most beautiful setting for love to be witnessed.

What’s your favorite elopement venue in Savannah?

Forsyth park is like a second home to me. Its beauty is just unmatched!

Our Team

Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Karen
Karen
Photographer
Melissa
Melissa
Officiant
Jessica
Jessica
Photographer
Tina
Tina
Officiant
Stephen
Stephen
Officiant
Matthew
Matthew
Videographer
Cameron
Cameron
Photographer
Chelsea
Chelsea
On-Site Helper
Stephanie
Stephanie
Hair and Makeup
Hilary
Hilary
Photographer
Martha
Martha
Officiant
Kelsey Jacobs
Kelsey Jacobs
Photographer
Maeve
Maeve
On-Site Helper
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Karen
Karen
Photographer
Melissa
Melissa
Officiant
Jessica
Jessica
Photographer
Tina
Tina
Officiant
Stephen
Stephen
Officiant
Matthew
Matthew
Videographer
Cameron
Cameron
Photographer
Chelsea
Chelsea
On-Site Helper
Stephanie
Stephanie
Hair and Makeup
Hilary
Hilary
Photographer
Martha
Martha
Officiant
Kelsey Jacobs
Kelsey Jacobs
Photographer
Maeve
Maeve
On-Site Helper

How to elope in Savannah

Old world charm and history go hand in hand in the gorgeous coastal city of Savannah. With its cobblestone streets, quaint squares, and historic architecture, Savannah is truly something of a hidden gem for your elopement. If you’re sold on a Savannah elopement, we’ll walk you through how to plan your big day.

Can I get married in a Savannah, GA wedding chapel?

The short answer: Yes! Quaint squares and Spanish moss make Savannah the perfect place to elope to – it’s dripping with historic southern charm! And, if you like to keep things traditional, consider having your ceremony in one of the wedding chapels in Savannah, GA.

While there are only a few chapels in Savannah, GA, you can’t go wrong with either one you choose. Whether you’re looking into the century-old Whitefield chapel or the coastal Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, these Savannah GA wedding chapels both offer a unique, romantic place to tie the knot.

Where else can I have my Savannah destination wedding?

Savannah is an iconic city with perfect locations for a wedding ceremony every way you look. Romantic squares, historic homes and a sprawling shoreline are all beautiful options for an intimate wedding day! Whether you’re looking to elope to Savannah for an epic outdoor ceremony in one of its parks or squares or having a simple justice of the peace Savannah GA wedding, we can help make your day unforgettable.

How to legalize your Savannah elopement

Eloping in Savannah is a simple process and only requires a few legal steps. If you’re dreaming of a romantic Savannah elopement, you’ll need to both arrive at the County Courthouse to apply for your marriage license and present valid identification. You’ll need to pay a fee of $66. Once you’ve received your license, there is no waiting period to get married – which means that once you receive your license, you can get married the very same day! To learn more about how you can obtain your marriage license for your Savannah elopement, you can visit the Chatham County website.

When is the best time of year to elope to Savannah?

Savannah has gorgeous, historic beauty year-round, but depending on your temperature preferences, you may want to choose your elopement date by figuring out first what season is best for you. With mild winter temperatures, Savannah is the perfect place to have a winter ceremony if you’re not looking for a winter wonderland of snow or extreme cold! Spring and fall tend to boast beautiful and generally mild temperatures, but it might be worth noting that some months during the fall and spring season can feel like summer! If heat and humidity are both climates that you want to avoid, we recommend skipping the summer season, as temps can go past 90 degrees and the humidity can be well past 75%! Overall, it entirely depends on what kind of climate you envision for your big day. Once that’s nailed down, choosing a season will be much simpler!

Karen Norian

Article written by

Karen Norian

Karen Norian is an elopement photographer and has photographed over a hundred elopements. Karen has also worked as an elopement planner for Simply Eloped, as well as a writer, editor, and content strategist.

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Read the stories of real couples that eloped in Savannah!

Vanessa + Brian

If live oak trees with Spanish moss and quaint Victorian townhomes are your idea of the perfect ceremony backdrop, then you may want to consider a Savannah elopement like Vanessa and Brian! And having a Forsyth Park wedding or elopement is the perfect destination to do so: the park is filled with lush greenery, an iconic fountain, and colorful homes dotted along the park’s outskirts, meaning your Savannah elopement will have the southern charm you’re wanting for your day. After Vanessa and Brian realized planning a wedding amidst the current pandemic was simply not an option they’d want to go through with, the couple eloped on May 20, 2020 at Forsyth Park, then headed back to the beautiful Alida Hotel to capture some more intimate post-ceremony portraits. Scroll below to read their love story and to check out the incredible photos that were captured that day!

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

We met in the Atlanta airport about 2.5 years ago. I was headed to work (I am a flight attendant) and he was going to visit family. I thought he was handsome, but I didn’t take him seriously, and so the friend zone it became. My first impression of him was that he was quiet, and he is actually nothing like my first impression of him. Brian’s first impression of me was that I was funny, outgoing, and had a beautiful smile.

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

Brian had to travel to East Africa for work and was there for four months. Before he left he surprised me with four months worth of cards for me to open while he was gone. Some of the cards were romantic, some were for if I had a bad day, and some were just thinking of you cards. His dedication to preserve the relationship during his time away convinced me that his love was here to stay. Brian first fell in love with me the day after Christmas later that year. He said that the time apart earlier that year made him realize how strong his feelings were for me. He first told me he loved me the day after Christmas that year.

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

Brian proposed to me at a coffee shop in the small town where he was working for the last few years. We had discussed marriage for a while, but of course his proposal caught me off guard (in a great kind of way).

What do you love about your partner?

I first fell in love with Brian’s commitment to consistency. I love his loyalty, intelligence, curiosity, and open-mindedness. Brian says he loves my affectionate nature for him, loyalty, and most of all he says I make him a better person, man, and husband.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

The greatest strength of our relationship is our ability to openly communicate with each other without fear.

How did you find Simply Eloped?

I found Simply Eloped online after exhaustive research. Simply Eloped’s style matched ours perfectly.

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

We knew we liked Simply Eloped based the packages they provide, professionalism, and prompt communication. Another selling point was the edgy and sophisticated style of their photography. Flexibility is important and the Simply Eloped team were more than happy to improvise if need be.

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at? 

We chose Savannah because of incredible scenery and it’s proximity to where we live. There were a number of locations to choose from but Forsyth Park in our opinion was the most beautiful.

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement? 

We stayed at The Alida Hotel in Savannah. Brian had told the manager we were going to get married and she delightfully upgraded our room to a beautiful suite. We chose to stay in and enjoy our wedding morning together. It was raining all morning so we were a bit concerned that the wedding would be rained out. Right before it was time to leave the hotel the clouds disappeared and the sun came out. We both had feelings of happiness, anticipation, and relief that the sun would shine down on us on our perfect day.

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!

The entire team at Simply Eloped was communicative, professional, and warm. They made our experience absolutely unforgettable. We’d like to give shout outs to photographer Karen Norian, officiant Melissa DeLynn, and Simply Eloped’s Roni, Laura, and Janessa. This is what all customer service should look like.

How did you celebrate after?

Champagne, champagne, champagne!!!

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Eloping is a personal choice. People who truly love and support you, will honor how you choose to get married. Marriage is about love and commitment and eloping is an incredibly intimate way to celebrate that union. We would choose an elopement again and again if we could! It was the best decision ever.

Why did you decide to elope?

The thought of eloping was always enticing because of logistics. We both have big families whom we are both very close with that live all over the world. It was a bit intimidating to attempt to plan a wedding that could bring everyone together….especially now with the current pandemic. We became increasingly unsure of when we would ever get to bring everyone together and where we would be able to do this. Also eloping provided us with the intimate setting that better suits our personalities.

Planner: Simply Eloped 
Officiant: Melissa DeLynn
Photographer: Karen Norian
Florist: Jessica Malpas

Updated: April 15th, 2021

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