HollyOaks on the Marsh


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Savannah, GA + Destination Weddings + Elopements

Venue Description

Tucked into the gentle folds of Savannah’s Grove River, HOLLYOAKS ON THE MARSH is a private estate offering expansive lawn and garden spaces, and yet the 400-year-old Live Oaks, draping with Spanish moss, provide a canopy that makes the largest spaces feel intimate. There are settings for every aspect of your gathering, and we encourage you to keep your guests moving throughout each one for a full experience. We offer organic beauty, historic surroundings, pure privacy, and warm professionalism -- making HOLLYOAKS one of Savannah’s most desired venues. . The estate horses lead a leisurely life grazing in the pastures, and the views from the River Lawn across the marsh are unobstructed and private. HOLLYOAKS has easy access to the downtown nightlife, yet it feels worlds away in the country — your own private enclave of southern elegance. Located just 15 minutes from downtown, HOLLYOAKS is an outdoor venue with an exquisite ambience for the ultimate experience in private estate events. The Manor Home is available for smaller events, and the Bridal Salon and Groom's Hearth Room are comfortable and warm for preparing for your ceremony. Every detail is carefully cultivated with historic beauty amid modern elegance. This thoughtful design is the result of the masterful partnership of the owners — a partnership in marriage, event planning, and engineering experience. Whether hosting a wedding for 500 or an elopements for two, HOLLYOAKS ON THE MARSH offers personalized service and exceptional attention to detail. Each aspect of HOLLYOAKS is designed to offer the quintessential elements of classic entertaining. ------------------------------------------------------------------ We have two Wedding Offerings, but each of our collections is detailed according to your needs with a custom proposal. - The Luxury Weekend Package is a carefully curated weekend experience. The entire weekend is reserved for you and your guests. You will enjoy full use of the gardens and cottage for your event, rehearsal, bridal and entourage beauty, ceremony, cocktails, reception, and bridesmaids' luncheon or morning-after breakfast. A Professional Coordinator is required. - The Bespoke Wedding is a full-day experience for you and your guests. Enjoy full use of the gardens and cottage for your bridal and entourage beauty, ceremony, cocktails, reception, and cottage. A Professional Coordinator is required. Both Offerings include: Heirloom Garden Setting Selections, Exquisite & Lush Grove River Vistas, Private & Spacious Bridal Beauty Suite, Groom’s Hearth Room & Terrace, Private & Rustic Creek House Cottage, HollyOaks Concièrge, Free & Abundant Parking with Attendants, Reserved Private Time for Engagement Photography Session in the gardens, Reserved Private Time for Bridal Portrait in the gardens, Historic Bronze Wedding Bell Ringing, Professional Insect Treatment (no gnats or mosquitoes here!), Caterer’s Kitchen (cottage), $500 credit for HOLLYOAKS Styling Options. Some exclusions apply. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Our Elopement Offerings are detailed further on our website: sublime. One hour event + 30 minutes photography time - One Garden Setting - Ten Guests maximum sophisticated. Two hour event + 30 minutes photography time - Two Garden Settings - Fifteen Guests maximum sumptuous. Three hour event + 30 minutes photography time - Two Garden Settings - Twenty Guests maximum ------------------------------------------------------------------ FAQs: Is there a minimum SPEND? No, our price is as listed in your Custom Proposal. You are booking the venue and the amenities listed. Do you allow decorations? Absolutely! We welcome decorations, such as flowers, menus, favors, etc. We do not allow anything to be applied to the walls or building that will cause damage. We welcome candles as long as they are in containers without an open flame. May we bring an outside caterer? Yes, we do not provide catering services. We have worked with many caterers and can suggest a few that you might like. We also allow bakers and bartenders. All food service must be professional and licensed/insured unless specified in writing otherwise. May we bring our own alcohol? We require a licensed bartender for most events. Please check with us for details. Our fur baby is our baby… You may bring certain animals onto the estate. We require a proof of rabies vaccination and an extra deposit. We also require a pet sitter. Ask us about our favorite pet sitter who treats your baby like royalty! Can we have fireworks? Yes! The view of fireworks over the marsh is spectacular! Ask us for more information. What is the timing for a wedding rehearsal? Wedding Rehearsals are scheduled when your event deposit is paid. Do you have departure guidelines? Your departure from your wedding should take place no later than 10:45 pm in order to ensure that the noise ordinance is followed. Can you recommend local vendors? Savannah has a tremendous amount of talented wedding and event vendors. We are happy to refer you to them. Just ask! Does HOLLYOAKS provide a stage, A/V equipment, or additional lighting? We do not have a stage, A/V equipment, or additional uplighting. Your stage rental must not exceed 12' x 20'. We highly recommend using amplification for your outdoor ceremony. Are tents or restrooms included in your pricing? No. If you would like to rent a tent and the associated accessories, please ask for a referral to our preferred vendor. We have agreements in place with luxury restroom facilities. You may contract restroom facilities on your own, or we can help you. May we bring in food trucks? Yes, and we have hosted several for various events. Ask us for our favorites. When do you require the final headcount? The final attendee count is determined by the number you report to your caterer. Our venue fee may adjust upwards to cover additional guests. The final count must be received no later than 14 days prior to your event. Do you hold dates? We do not hold tentative dates. Your date is reserved when your deposit or full payment is received. ------------------------------------------------------------------ We require: - A Retainer to book our venue. For large group events and weddings, the deposit is 50%. For smaller events, the venue fee must be paid in full to reserve your date. - A Professional Wedding Coordinator or Planner to assist in the production of all large group events. The Planner must be selected from our Preferred Vendors List or pre-approved. In some cases, we will require a Planner for other smaller events. - Licensed Bartenders - no alcohol of any kind may be served unless a licensed bartender is contracted. - Babysitters for Children under age 12 if any alcohol is served. - Liability Insurance - a simple policy will cost about $150. It will protect both of us in the case of unruly guests or accidents. - Luxury Restroom Facilities. We have wonderful companies in Savannah who specialize in facilities for private events. - A Security Deposit. We will provide details based on your event. - Your contract will specify other minor considerations.

Venue Stats

  • 2 - 500 Person Capacity (Seated)

  • Historic Home / Estate

  • Indoor and Outdoor

  • Ceremony Space Available

  • Open Catering

Why We Love Them

  • The refined event and guest experience they offer, not to mention, so close to downtown Savannah, Richmond Hill, and Pooler.

  • The gardens, lawns, and estate home set a beautiful ambiance that makes you feel like you are part of the family.

  • They specialize in custom, bespoke weddings that epitomize luxury, and they have very few limitations on the vision and planning process.

Reviews (6)

"As a wedding planner and future client, I can not sing Holly Oak’s praises enough! Mrs. Stephanie and her family have been a joy to work with. You will ins..." Read Full Review

Megan J · Jul 2020

"Savannah is truly blessed to have such a wonderfully restored, historic home on the water open to private events. As a planner, I love that the property en..." Read Full Review

Anna S · Mar 2020

"This is a beautiful place! The main house is breathtaking and makes for a gorgeous wedding venue. The plantation house is surrounded not only by century..." Read Full Review

Kay A · Mar 2020

"We highly recommend HollyOaks. The owners are incredibly hospitable and kind. As a photographer the venue offers multiple locations for romantic portraits..." Read Full Review

Meredith R · Mar 2020

"If you're looking for a magical venue with history and class, you'll find it in HollyOaks! After researching almost every possible wedding venue in Savanna..." Read Full Review

Nellie W · Mar 2020

"Gorgeous venue with gracious owners/hosts. Love everything about this property: spacious yet cozy cottage, marsh view, elegant main house, beautiful ground..." Read Full Review

Jennifer W · Mar 2020


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