Welcome your wedding guests to Savannah by wowing them with an amazing rehearsal dinner. These standout restaurants not only promise delicious food and exemplary service— they offer a slice of Savannah’s rich history and Southern hospitality.
Want to feel like you’ve got your own private restaurant for the night? Reserve the sumptuous upstairs ballroom at Garibaldi's Cafe, a high-end Italian restaurant housed inside a 19th-century firehouse. A private bar, mirror-lined walls, glitzy chandeliers and enormous arched windows decorate the impressive space overlooking lively Congress Street—a great place to keep the party going after dessert.
This gem on the eastern edge of the Historic District helped pioneer the hyper-local, farm-to-table movement in Savannah. Cha Bella’s mouthwatering menu features specialties like watermelon cocktails and Georgia Wild Shrimp with Carolina-grown risotto. Even better: the semi-covered patio with billowy drapes and rope swing chairs make for a storybook setting for your rehearsal dinner on a balmy Savannah night.
If you prefer flip-flops to white tablecloths, treat your guests to a down-home seafood feast where, as the sign says, “the elite eat in their bare feet.” The Crab Shack is a perfect option if you're having a beach wedding on nearby Tybee Island, and its marshside location feels a world away. Be sure to try the Low Country boil, a Savannah specialty of shrimp, corn, potatoes and sausage.
Billy’s Place, located above McDonough’s Restaurant & Lounge, is a favorite local haunt and the perfect spot to host a rehearsal dinner in Savannah. The inviting space provides a dapper backdrop in contrast to the raucous downstairs karaoke bar. After your rehearsal dinner ends, your guests are just steps away from some of Savannah’s most popular nightlife.
With incredible views of Broughton Street and the ornate facade of the Marshall House, your guests will relish in the upstairs event space found at Common Restaurant & Bar, Ordinary Pub’s sister restaurant. Simply called “The Room,” the loft-like space can accommodate rehearsal dinners of various sizes. The decadent, casual menu will ensure that no guest leaves hungry!
Tubby’s Tank House can be found in the historic fishing community of Thunderbolt, conveniently nestled between downtown Savannah and Tybee Island. You can choose to have your rehearsal dinner in one of their private indoor spaces or outside on the two-story deck, which features stunning views of the Wilmington River.
Make your Savannah wedding experience simple by hosting all of your events in one place! Not only is Cohen’s Retreat a fabulous choice for your rehearsal dinner, it’s also a popular wedding ceremony and reception venue. It gets even better—they also have quaint on-site accommodation options for you and your wedding party!