Special to the Herald
The Davenport House Museum, a Historic Savannah Foundation property that was the birthplace of Savannah’s modern-day preservation movement, is continuing its annual tradition of hosting weddings, vow renewals, and commitment ceremonies in the garden on Valentine’s Day.
This year marks the 17th consecutive year the Davenport House Museum will offer couples a convenient, romantic, and economical way to get married in Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District on the most romantic day of the year, while fundraising for the museum. Couples can reserve the garden space for a brief ceremony with a $100 donation.
Every 15 minutes, from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 14, Sheena Fulkerson, an ordained minister and the Davenport House Museum’s Tour and Wedding Coordinator, will conduct weddings, vow renewals, or commitment ceremonies. Couples are welcome to bring up to eight guests and are required to secure a valid marriage license in advance.
In the event of rain, ceremonies will be performed at a suitable location on the property. Couples interested in participating should contact the Davenport House Museum at email@example.com or 912-236-8097 to schedule a time in advance.
The Isaiah Davenport House overlooking Columbia Square was originally built in 1820 and was set to be demolished and turned into a parking lot in 1955 when a group of seven local women united to block the demolition, purchase the property and form the Historic Savannah Foundation. The Davenport House is the winner of the Preserve America Presidential Award, which is the highest national award honoring historic preservation achievement.
Davenport House is located at 323 E. Broughton St., Savannah.