Why You Should Elope in Savannah

When late summer rolls around and meets fall, it seems like everyone is having a wedding. Plenty of couples take the traditional route and create an elaborate, stunning event that takes months to plan to perfection. However, the other side of the newly engaged group look at the planned, more formal weddings with doubt.

What about eloping?

This once taboo way of getting married has become quite popular in recent years. You could literally go anywhere you wanted in the globe to exchange your vows! And we think you should pick Savannah as the destination for your special day.

Savannah as the Perfect Elopement Spot

Beautiful Location

Perhaps the only thing more important than the wedding ceremony is the pictures that document that joyous moment. When you choose Savannah as the location for your elopement, your pictures will have the coastal backdrop of quaint squares and beautiful live oak trees draped with Spanish moss. You could also stroll River Street or pose in front of the Forsyth Park water fountain.

Easy Marriage Laws

One of the biggest benefits of an elopement is the fact that it’s a stress-free zone, especially when compared to the larger, more elaborate wedding. Getting married in Georgia is also easier than most states. You don’t have to wait between getting your marriage license and actually getting married. The licenses never expire, and you don’t need witnesses (only a valid government ID).

Good Food

Forget catering. When you plan to elope, you only have to worry about feeding yourself and your significant other for the duration of your stay. The good news about Savannah is that our dining scene has grown substantially over the past for years, and our city now boasts delicious options all over!

Save Money

Speaking of saving money on food, the whole elopement itself costs much less than a traditional wedding. With that being said, you’re able to use your savings to explore the city! You could hit the nearby beaches of Tybee or Hilton Head, explore historic houses, wander through museums, or simply walk the streets and admire the architecture and atmosphere. Your savings could also be used to plan a romantic (or adventurous) honeymoon!


The last thing about eloping in Savannah is the great weather all year around. Although some of the best times to visit the area are in the spring and fall because of the amazing things that nature does during these times of the year, the winter and summer also have good weather, especially because our winters never really count as winters when it’s 70° and sunny!

When you admit to yourself that Savannah is the perfect spot for you and your fiancée’s elopement, research Hamilton-Turner Inn’s elopement package to make your intimate ceremony all the more wonderful. This bundle includes three days and two nights of accommodations at our historic hotel in Lafayette Square. In addition to the regular amenities, guests who opt for this bundle are also treated to a minister or justice of the peace for the ceremony, a bridal bouquet and boutonniere, a (yummy) wedding cake, and two signature champagne flutes (as well as the chilled bubbly drink for celebrating). Our elopement package is very popular, so give us a call for more information!

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