If you haven't walked into the Andaz Hotel in Savannah than you should turn your hiney around and go instantly to the bar in the downstairs space for a yummy cocktail and the best bread ever. But really... The Andaz brings modern retro style to the historic city of Savannah. So today I'm here to talk all things Andaz and weddings at this shwanky downtown hotel in continuation of my A-to-Z Savannah Weddings blog series. Click here for my first venue feature on 10 Downing.
The Andaz has several indoors spaces but today I'm going to focus on my personal favorite space at the Andaz for weddings and that's the outdoor patio area by the pool.
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE BOARD(S): The outdoor space by the pool makes me reminiscent of a New York City rooftop. I think a wedding in this space should play off the modern vibe but I love the idea of incorporating some femininity by using lots of lush greenery and a touch of botany for a floral that's not too girly but just the perfect amount. Also, if you follow us on Instagram then you know I have an obsession with Target and their new Opalhouse line... All of the things from this line just scream Andaz poolside modern wedding to me. So I had to include some of those awesome pieces for the inspiration.
[Shamelessly advertising us right now... I have purchased a TON of the Opalhouse pieces for my own wedding... and I'm all about sharing the love so our inventory is full of these modern pieces, and so if you are loving this theme/style even for a wedding somewhere else, we got you. And if you want to check out just a small portion of our inventory on our Rentals page that is still under construction click here!]
Fruity cocktails... a modern wedding cake... and of course s'mores for the fire pit are must haves for the Andaz. The perfect dress for getting married at the Andaz would be something chic, simple, modern and a touch sexy... like our brand new Sienna by Made with Love gown. This gown has a daringly low front, a chic fit with its thicker crepe fabric and a sweet beaded lace top. Perfect for this space. And ummm can we talk about those adorable floral shoes that would fit so perfectly with the floral dress!?
Read on for some more details about this modern rooftop spot in the heart of Savannah...
THE WHERE: Andaz is located in the heart of downtown Savannah. Literally though... this hotel overlooks Ellis Square and is right next to City Market, the perfect place for strolling between the shaded courtyard filled with bistros, restaurants, art galleries, bars, candy shops and often featuring live music right outside (my fiance plays here sometimes!!) This is one of the best spots to walk around in Savannah as a tourist and I highly recommend popping in to Byrd's Cookies for some free samples of their mini cookies and Savannah Candy Kitchen for a bite-size praline. Cold beer? Look no further than the bar at Wild Wings Cafe.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ANDAZ: Aside from it's perfect location for the couple that wants to continue the party after the wedding party... the entire vibe of this hotel has that modern style that I love. Lots of wood elements, greenery and very clean. I also love how the outdoor patio by the pool gives the feeling of being transported to a big city on a rooftop. Oh and can we talk about how awesome their fire pit is? S'mores anybody??
PERFECT FOR COUPLES THAT... Want a modern smaller wedding with a big city feeling while bringing guests to the heart of a historic Southern city. And perfect if you want your guests to all stay in one place. The convenience of guests being able to stay at the same place as your wedding and then all just walk to go out afterwards makes the Andaz perfect for destination weddings.
BEST COLORS FOR THE SPACE: Green, neutrals and a pop of orange/pinks
Looking for a wedding planner, day-of/month-of coordinator, floral designer for your Savannah wedding at the Andaz? We got you. Click below to contact us for more deets on our services! And thanks for reading!!!
Photo Credits: [BOARD ONE] Garden Floral Asymmetrical Dress via Rent the Runway // Pompom Garland via Target // Moscow Mules via Liquor.com // Palm Leaf Candle Holders via Target // Orange Blossom Invites via Minted // Dinosaur via Today Is // Place Setting via Monika Hibbs [BOARD TWO] S'mores via Martha Stewart Weddings // Chelsea Crew Fine Dining Peep Toe Heel via Modcloth // Cake via 100 Layer Cake on Bloglovin', photography by Cari Courtright & Jess Rankin // Sienna by Made with Love available at Ivory & Beau // Lobby via Savannah Soiree