Welcome to Our Savannah Hotel

On behalf of The Cotton Sail Hotel, it would be an honor to host your wedding at our award-winning, historic boutique hotel. When planning any event, it all begins with finding the perfect location. Here, you’ll find all of the key ingredients to create an intimate, and unforgettable experience. Our North Star Room features a rooftop terrace overlooking the city’s skyline and Savannah River, with floor to ceiling windows showcasing the beauty of Georgia’s First City.

When you choose to host your event at The Cotton Sail, it’s our priority to meet every expectation. Thanks to our experience and our trusted preferred vendor list, we will ensure your celebration goes off without a hitch so you can focus on what’s most important — ¬†each other.

Our staff will be delighted to assist you every step of the way and answer any questions as you plan this joyous moment. Thank you for considering The Cotton Sail Hotel for your special day.

With Warmest Regards,
Sales Team
Director of Sales

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Savannah Weddings at The Cotton Sail Hotel

Whether you’re planning a wedding reception for your extended family and friends, or a smaller, more intimate gathering, your wedding celebration should reflect the bride and groom’s unique individualities. In much the same way The Cotton Sail Hotel was meticulously restored to preserve its unique identity. Our staff takes pride in exceptional, hands-on service and detail.

Host your rehearsal dinner, pre-wedding cocktail reception or post-wedding day brunch here as well. We specialize in elevating ordinary events into extraordinary experiences. Our hotel is home to the only rooftop event space with direct balcony access in Savannah. Step out onto our terrace and see the Savannah River passing under the iconic Talmadge Memorial Bridge.

As an added convenience, we are also happy to offer a special room rate to your wedding guests so they too may enjoy our hotel’s idyllic setting and prime location for shopping and nightlife.

When it comes to planning your wedding celebration, location should be the first item to check off your list. However, food is a close second. The Cotton Sail’s catering options are arguably the best in the city. Take a look at the variety we offer here at the hotel. Keep in mind, we are here to make your wedding day wishes come true and are always happy to customize wherever we can.

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North Star Room - A Savannah Wedding Venue

The Cotton Sail’s North Star Room features a spectacular rooftop terrace overlooking downtown Savannah’s skyline and the Savannah River. The room’s open floor plan allows for a wide-range of seating options, comfortably sized to fit large parties of up to 120 or scaled down to better suit more intimate gatherings. Browse our general guide below, or customize your own layout.

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Savannah Wedding FAQ's

Who will oversee my event?

Our experienced staff, along with your dedicated Event Manager, will ensure your special event will run according to the plan designed in advance of the event.

What is included in the room rental fee?

We provide tables, chairs, white linens and simple center pieces. Specialty items such as colored linens, table overlays and napkins are available for an additional cost. Use of the private, furnished river view patio is also included in the room rental fee.

Can the hotel decorate an event for me?

Our experienced banquet staff will set-up the room according to the pre-designed plan with tables, linens and chairs. We will gladly work with you or your event professional(s) to schedule time for decorating prior to your event. Please speak with your Event Manager for questions regarding additional decorations. Thrown objects such as rice, birdseed, confetti or flower petals are not permitted, however you may use bubbles. Restrictions also apply to taping or stapling objects to the walls and/or furniture.

Are candles or open flames permitted in the banquet room?

Votive or floating candles are permitted. Large open flames, sparklers or other pyrotechnics are prohibited.

Is outside catering permitted for events at the hotel?

All food and beverages must be purchased and provided by The Cotton Sail Hotel. No guests will be allowed to bring in outside food and beverages, or remove extra food and beverages, with the exception of a wedding cake. A group may bring in a wedding cake from the baker of their choice. A time will be coordinated with the Event Manager, as it is the responsibility of the baker for the complete set-up of the cake.

Are vegetarian and other special dietary options available on the hotel event catering menu?

Yes. Our skilled catering team can accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free and other specialty dietary requests. Please consult with your Event Manager for details and menu options.

Is live music or a DJ permitted in the banquet room for events?

Due to the size of the North Star Room, you will find it is not practical to host a live band. However, The Cotton Sail Hotel welcomes acoustic musicians or a DJ. The hotel also has a state-of-the-art, in-house sound system available for a nominal fee. Please speak with your Event Manager for details and pricing.

Is smoking permitted in the North Star Room or River View Terrace?

The Cotton Sail Hotel is a 100% smoke-free property. Guests must exit hotel property (beyond the valet driveway) in order to smoke.

Is parking available for events at The Cotton Sail Hotel?

The Cotton Sail Hotel offers valet parking as our only parking option and space is limited. Off-site parking is available at the Whitaker Street Parking Garage, located directly across the street from the hotel. Separate charges will apply.

Is hotel security provided for a private event?

The Cotton Sail Hotel has general security on staff during pre-determined times. However, if you feel that you would like a dedicated security guard for your event, additional arrangements can be made. The Cotton Sail Hotel reserves the right to require security for certain events. Any additional security will be arranged by the hotel and billed to the group.

Is Top Deck Rooftop Bar available to host a private event?

Top Deck is operated by a separate management team and all event inquiries should be directed to that team. Please visit their website at www.TopDeckSavannah.com for contact information.

Additional Wedding Event Information And Terms

Event Scheduling

Events may be scheduled Sunday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Evening events may be scheduled to start anytime after 6 p.m. Events must conclude by Midnight.

Only one event will be scheduled per Saturday. Groups will have access to the room as early as 9 a.m. to allow ample time for setup and decoration. Events must conclude by Midnight.

Deposit

In order to secure the date and confirm the room reservation, a deposit equal to the room rental fee must be submitted along with a signed Contract of Agreement between yourself and The Cotton Sail Hotel. The remaining payment schedule will be outlined in your contract. Final payment will be due 14 days prior to the event. Any additional charges incurred during the event must be settled at the conclusion of the event. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Menu Selections

Menu selections must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the event. For events booked less than 30 days in advance, menu selections must be submitted along with the signed contract.

Guarantee

Confirmation of the final number of guests will be due 14 days prior to the event. This number becomes the minimum guaran­tee and cannot be lowered. Your bill will reflect this amount unless the number in attendance is higher.

Service Charge & Sales Tax

As noted on the menus, all food and beverages will be subject to a 22% taxable service charge and a 7% sales tax. All Liquor Sales are subject to an additional 3% liquor tax. Menu prices are subject to change.

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Thank you for considering The Cotton Sail Hotel for your special Wedding celebration! If you have any questions, please contact Ana Camacho. Director of Sales at The Cotton Sail Hotel, for more information. In addition, complete the quick REP form below and a member of our team will contact you shortly.

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