Once again the Historic Savannah Foundation’s Davenport House Museum has put together a really special event for this coming Valentine’s Day at their State Street location in the landmark historic district. They are encouraging couples to get married in the Davenport House Museum’s beautiful garden as they join with other couples in creating a memory that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. No mystery here as to the geography as Savannah is a southeastern leader when it comes to Destination Weddings, but the number of planned weddings now that’s another thing all together.
On Wednesday, February 14 of this year, Davenport House Museum has convinced Judge Harris Lewis of the Chatham County Probate Court to officiate an extraordinary number of wedding ceremonies on site in the Museum Garden.
The good Judge will perform wedding ceremonies scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. and run through 7 p.m., with ceremonies planned to take place every 10 minutes. Judge Lewis has donated his time and services in this unique manner to the Davenport House for a suggested donation of $100 to the museum. Couples who bring a valid marriage license, which does not require a waiting period or a blood test in the state of Georgia, may call (912) 236-8097 to reserve their ceremony time. The ceremony can be conducted in English or Spanish. In the event of rain, ceremonies will be performed on the back porch of the museum, overlooking the Garden. While we would be the first to admit Savannah will certainly never be confused with Las Vegas (another Destination Wedding Mecca), and what you do in Savannah may not necessarily remain in Savannah, we do, however, submit for your consideration one undeniable premise, you would be hard pressed to find a more creative bunch of hospitality industry professionals that engender such intimately rendered ambiance as that consistently provided in the jewel of coastal Georgia, Savannah’s Historic District.