Parks & Squares Rental

  Squares In-Season Squares Off-Season Forsyth Bandshell Hyatt Habourside Rousakis Plaza Ellis Square Daffin Pavilion
Savannah Residents $350 / 4 Hours $350 / 4 Hours $750 / Day $150 / Day $500 / Day $325 $225 / Day
Non-Residents $725 / 4 Hours $575 / 4 Hours $750 / Day 150 / Day $500 / Day $325 $225  / Day

City Square

The City of Savannah’s parks and historic squares can be rented for various special events, such as weddings and parties.

For more information, please call 912-351-3837.

Do I need a permit?
If you are planning a wedding in one of Savannah’s beautiful squares, you may not need a permit after all. A permit is good to have if you are having a medium to large size wedding with chairs, aisle runner, etc. Also, you will want a permit if you are concerned about other park-goers being in the immediate vicinity of your wedding. When you get a permit, you will also have to hire security to keep others out of your permitted area. This is an extra cost.

Any costs for damages and any unusual cleaning costs which exceed the deposit amount shall be assessed in writing to the user, and paid by the user in addition to the deposit amount. By applying for a special event or public gathering permit, the user agrees to be responsible for all damages caused to City property by the user’s agents, including any damages resulting from such persons’ negligence. 

If you are planning a small wedding with fewer than twenty people, you will probably be able to do so without a permit. Activities in the squares happen on a first-come, first-served basis. So, if it’s just you, your spouse-to-be and maybe your dog, parents or grandparents, you probably don’t need a permit.

Do I need a permit to secure space in a square?
Yes. This is the only way to ensure that no one will be in area of your wedding.

Do I need a permit to get married in a square?
Not necessarily. If it’s a small wedding or elopement, you can get married without a permit.

Can I just go to a square with my spouse-to-be, dog and a few friends and get married without a permit?
Yes. As long as you are not infringing on the use of the squares by others, you are free to get married in a square.

All squares, except for Ellis Square, are open to weddings.

Can I set up chairs, tables, tents, and decorations in a park or square?
Yes, anything set up in the parks and squares requires a permit. Chairs may be set up for the elderly and handicapped without requiring a permit.

Sec. 3-6004. — Special event application.

  • Special event applications shall be submitted: 
    • No sooner than 365 days prior to the start of the event
    • No later than 90 days prior to the start of the event
  •  Special event application exceptions: 
    • Applications for an event’s initial year may be submitted for review up to eighteen months prior to the start of the event. This provision shall not apply to weddings or wedding receptions. 
  • Application submittal DOES NOT indicate approval. 
  • City of Savannah Special Event Ordinance
  • City of Savannah Revenue Ordinance

If you’re planning a private event, parade or gathering in a City park or square, complete and submit this application.