Elopements & Weddings in Savannah

Your Wedding at The Marshall House

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding at The Marshall House!   We're looking forward to coordinating your ceremony date, your rooms and your elopement preferences for you, so we ask that you return your contract to us at your earliest convenience.  We do need your contract back within seven days of receipt in order to secure the availability you need.

Please Sign and Return Your Contract:
*  Email:  sales@marshallhouse.com
*  Fax:  912-234-3334
*  Mail:  123 East Broughton Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401

We will need the information below to plan a day that is perfect and individualized for you. 

  1. Your Elopement Package Selection: Verandah Elopement for Two / Verandah Elopement for 1-6 Guests / Private Verandah Wedding Package

  2. How many guests do you expect?

  3. A wedding cake of flavors and icing styles of your choice will be ordered on your behalf.  If you'd like any changes or additions to this (i.e. two or more tiers, gluten-free, etc.), please notify us directly and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  4. Ceremony time availability are between 12:00pm and 2:30pm or 5:00pm and 7:30pm.  These specific times are set to ensure the best chance that our other guests arriving or departing will not interrupt your ceremony.

  5. An officiate will be arranged to perform your ceremony. Please let us know if you plan to provide your own officiate.

  6. The bridal bouquet is a dozen roses in your color choice, with matching boutonniere for the groom.  Any changes or additions please notify us directly and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  7. A wedding cake of flavors and icing styles of your choice will be ordered on your behalf. Again, as with the bouquet, any changes or additions to this (i.e. two or more tiers, gluten-free, etc.) please notify us directly and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  8. A bottle of champagne is included along with two keepsake Marshall House champagne flutes. These flutes are yours to take home to remember your wedding day at The Marshall House. 

  9. Your room includes a romantic turn down service on your wedding night which includes chocolate covered strawberries.

  10. Ceremony Time Preference (between Noon and 2:30 or between 5-7:30 pm)

  11. Bouquet & Boutonniere Color:  Pink, Yellow, Red, White, Orange, Peach, Dark Pink or Lavender

  12. Wedding Ceremony Style Preference: Sweet & Simple, Contemporary or Non-Denominational Religious (anchor to list below)

  13. Can Our Concierge Assist You with Wedding Night Dinner Reservations?  Preferences?

  14. Anything Else We Need to Know? 

 

Frequently Asked Elopement Questions:

 · When can we arrive at the Marshall House?
Check-in is at 4 pm.  Should you arrive in Savannah earlier, feel free to stop by and see if we can accommodate an earlier check-in.  It's possible, especially for a mid-week elopement getaway, that we may be able to allow you to check in a little earlier if your room was not rented the night before.

· May we have friends and family attend our ceremony? 
The Marshall House has three elopement packages, including an intimate elopement for 2;  a Veranda Elopement for 1-6 guests;  or an Elopement Wedding Package for up to 20 guests, including the bride and groom, to participate in your special day.  Please make sure you have booked the correct package to meet your needs.  We understand that sometimes your guest list may grow after your initial planning.  Please let us know as we can assist you with additional guest rooms if necessary.  There are additional fees associated with additional guests, and there are limits to the Verandah's capacity for wedding guests.

 · What about dinner after the ceremony? 
It would be our pleasure to make reservations for you at one of Savannah's many romantic restaurants.  Please see the restaurant suggestions above and contact us to assist with your reservations.  We'll make sure the restaurant knows it's your wedding day!

More FAQ About The Marshall House


Information You Might Find Helpful:

Your Marriage License: 
To obtain a marriage license, contact the Chatham County Probate Court at 133 Montgomery Street.  Phone:   912-652-7277


Photographers to Consider:


Hair Stylists and Near-by Salons:

  • Loren Laney, Brandy George Salon - 912-631-1865
  • JW Salon & Spa - 912-236-7577
  • B Street Salon - 912 443-0043
  • Salon Della Vita – 912 231-0427
  • Joseph’s on Jones Street- 912 236-8515
  • Beyond Beautiful by Heather Ferguson –  912-713-7039
  • Savannah Makeup & Hair – 912 661-0036
  • For men who would like a cut and shave before their wedding, the Barber Pole at 110 Bull Street - (912) 234-3831

Recommended Restaurants:


Wedding Ceremony Service Options

Below are three ceremony suggestions for your wedding service at The Marshall House.  Our ministers and officiates are happy to customize this text, but have offered these three choices as their most requested services.  If you prefer one below, let us know and we will pass your selection on to the officiate. 

1.  Sweet & Simple Service

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today in the presence of family and friends to celebrate the joining of this man and this woman in the unity of marriage.

~Readings may be added here.~

There are no obligations on earth sweeter or more tender than those you are about to assume.  There are no vows more solemn than those you about to make.  There is no human institution more sacred than that of the home you are about to form.  True marriage is the holiest of all earthly relationships.  The state of matrimony is based in this deep union of two person who seek to find completion in one another.

___________, will you take this woman, whose hands you hold, choosing her alone to be your wedded wife?  Will you live with her in the state of true matrimony, meaning will you love her, comfort her, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor her at all times, and be faithful to her?

I will.

____________, will you take this man, whose hands you hold, choosing him alone to be your wedded husband?  Will you live with him in the state of true matrimony, meaning will you love him, comfort him, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor him at all times, and be faithful to him?

I will.

I would have you to remember:

To love is to come together from the pathways of our past and then move forward… hand in hand… along the uncharted roads of our future, ready to risk, to dream, and to dare…  And always believe that all things are possible with faith and love in God, and in each other.

________________, please repeat after me:

I, ______________,   take you, ____________, to be my wife, to love and to cherish from this day forward.  And I promise to always be there for you, as long as we both shall live.

________________, please repeat after me:

I, ______________,   take you, ____________, to be my husband, to love and to cherish from this day forward.  And I promise to always be there for you, as long as we both shall live.

You have brought rings as a token of your sincerity, may I have them please?

Let us pray:

Bless O God these rings that each gives and receives and wears as a token of the covenant between them and God, and may they ever abide in your peace, living together in unity, in love, and in happiness, and with good purpose, doing your will.  Amen.

____________, please repeat after me as you look at your bride and place this ring on her finger:

With this ring, I thee wed.

______________, please repeat after me as you look at your groom and place this ring on his finger:

With this ring, I thee wed.

In as much as you, __________, and you, _____________, have consented together in the union of matrimony and you have pledged your faith each to the other in the presence of these witnesses.  Now, by the authority vested in my by the State of Georgia, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.

You may kiss.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with privilege and honor I present to you:

Mr. & Mrs. ________________________

 

2.  Contemporary Service:

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today in the presence of family and friends to celebrate the joining of this man and this woman in the unity of marriage.  There are no obligations on earth sweeter or tender than those you are about to assume.  There are no vows more solemn than those you about to make.  There is no human institution more sacred than that of the home you are about to form.  True marriage is the holiest of all earthly relationships.  The state of matrimony is based in this deep invisible union of two souls who seek to find completion in one another.

__________, will you take this woman, whose hands you hold, choosing her alone to be your wedded wife?  Will you live with her in the state of true matrimony? Will you love her, comfort her, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor her at all times, and be faithful to her?

I will.

__________, will you take this man, whose hands you hold, choosing him alone to be your wedded husband?  Will you live with him in the state of true matrimony?  Will you love him, comfort him, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor him at all times, and be faithful to him?

I will.

I would have you to remember:

To love is to come together from the pathways of our past and then move forward… hand in hand… along the uncharted roads of our future, ready to risk, to dream, and to dare…  And always believe that all things are possible with faith and love in God, and in each other.

__________, please repeat after me:

I __________, take you __________, to be my wife, to love and to cherish, from this day forward, and I promise to always be there for you, as long as we live.

__________, please repeat after me:

I __________, take you __________, to be my husband, to love and to cherish, from this day forward, and I promise to always be there for you, as long as we live.

You have brought rings as a token of your sincerity, may I have them please?

Bless O God these rings that each gives and receives and wears as a token of the covenant between them and God, and may they ever abide in your peace, living together in unity, in love, and in happiness, and with good purpose, doing your will.  Amen.

__________ please repeat after me as you look at your bride and place this ring on her finger:

With this ring, I thee wed. Let it always be to us a symbol of our love.

__________, please repeat after me as you look at your groom and place this ring on his finger:

With this ring, I thee wed.  Let it always be to us a symbol of our love.

In as much as you __________ and you __________ have consented together in the union of matrimony and you have pledged your faith each to the other in the presence of these witnesses.  Now, by the authority vested in my by the State of Georgia, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.

You may kiss.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with privilege and honor I present to you: ________________________

 

3. Non-Denominational Religious Service:

Dear Family and Friends,

We are gathered here today in the presence of God and this company to join __________ and __________ in the bonds of sacred marriage.  An institution by God ordered and by Christ endorsed and declared by the Holy Spirit to honor in the sight of all.

In as much as we are here today to celebrate an institution given by God it is altogether fitting and proper that we impress our minds with the teaching of the Scripture as it regards this subject.  In Matthew 19:4-6, Jesus, in quoting this passage warned, ”What God has joined, let no one separate.“  The union you are about to form is not imaginary or antiquated.  It is as real as the God who instituted it and the Christ who endorsed it.  It is to remain undissolved in this life even as the vows you make will affirm this.

It is a new relationship which calls for the severance of other relationships in order to honor the marriage partner.  Men and women never show more honor for one another than in the marriage relationship Godly fulfilled.

At this time, we will ask you to make your vows to one another.  Join right hands, please.  Do you, __________, take this woman to be your lawful and wedded wife?  Do you promise to love and cherish her in sickness and in health?  To care for her above all others in prosperity and adversity and to cleave to her alone until death do you part?

I do.

Do you, __________, take this man to be your lawful wedded husband?  Do you promise to love and honor him above all others and in sickness and in health and prosperity and adversity and forsaking all others, cleave unto him until death do you part?

Are there rings?  For generations, rings have been used as tokens of pledges made in good faith and as seals of sacred vows honorably declared.  The circular nature of the ring symbolizes the eternal nature of the relationship which you have enjoined yourselves to, its precious metal, the preciousness of your devotion and love.  It is a symbol of your pledge to faithfully discharge the duties of husband and wife to one another.

__________, repeat after me:

With this ring, I thee wed and with all that I have, I give to you: my name, and my home, my heart and my hand, my life and my all, as long as we shall live.

__________, repeat after me:

With this ring, I thee wed.  I pledge to you the loyalty of my life, the love of my heart, and the devotion of my soul, and I promise to you, to be your faithful wife while together, we walk along life’s path.

And now, by the authority vested in me by the State of Georgia, I pronounce you husband and wife.

__________, you may kiss your bride.

I am pleased to present to you, Mr. and Mrs. __________.

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