I would like to rent Del’avant on a Saturday night but do not need the entire facility.
We have recently updated our policy where you can rent the ballroom only on a Saturday night and no longer are required to rent the entire facility. If you are looking for a smaller space on a Saturday night, we allow the rental of the rooftop or the parlor only if we are 60 days or less away from the event date.
I want to have my wedding ceremony at Del’avant but would like to have a rehearsal on a day other than my wedding. Is that possible?
Due to the amount of events that we book at Del’avant, we can’t promise that you can have a rehearsal the day before your event. We no longer allow other couples to come in the day before if another event is booked. If there is not an event scheduled the day before, you are welcome to come in for 1 hour and rehearse. If there is another event scheduled, we can find another day the week before your wedding to rehearse if needed. Please call 30 days before your wedding to check availability and we will work with you to schedule a rehearsal.
What is the common schedule of events for a wedding ceremony, cocktail hour (pre-reception), and reception at Del’avant?
The McLellan Parlor is the most common place for the wedding ceremony. We take the 2,000 square foot room and transform it to resemble a chapel setting. We can fit up to 280 chairs in the Parlor in rows with the altar area in the front. The parking deck is connected to the back of the building which leads to the entrance of the building. This entrance is equipped with a handicap accessible ramp. When the ceremony is over, the guests will move upstairs to the Rooftop Garden for a cocktail hour (or pre-reception) while the bride, groom and wedding party finish their pictures. Our hostess can then assist the crowd to the Kress Ballroom for the start of the reception. Many couples will have their DJ or Emcee announce the bride and groom into the reception where they will walk across the balcony, down the stairwell, and then begin the reception with their first dance.
Do I need to hire a wedding coordinator or is that included in the price?
Anna Knight, the event coordinator, will give you a tour of the venue, assist in selecting a wedding day, handle all paperwork and payments for the rental, coordinate the layout and set up of the venue, and assist with all of the details that you require for your event. She will be your contact from day one until your wedding or reception begins.
The host will be at Del’avant during the wedding and the ceremony to assist with the building during your event. He will arrive an hour before the start of your event, unlock the doors, put out signage and will stay until the end to lock the building. He is there to make sure everything with the building runs smoothly.
Del’avant includes working with Anna throughout the engagement and the host in the price of the rental. If you need a person to assist with the wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception, you will need to hire a wedding planner or you can hire our Event Coordinator, Anna, to serve as the “Wedding Weekend” Planner.
Del’avant has just added a new optional service to the wedding package for an additional $1250. For the additional fee, Anna will serve as the “Wedding Weekend” Coordinator. Without the wedding coordinator, the bride and their family have the building for an hour for the wedding rehearsal and there isn’t a Del’avant staff member present. It is the brides responsibility to have someone assist with ceremony. On the wedding day, the host will arrive 1 hour before the start of the wedding but there isn’t Del’avant staff at the venue during the day. The bride and family get a code to come in and out all day until the doors are unlocked 1 hour prior. If you need the additional wedding coordinator services, Anna will be present for the wedding rehearsal and assist in telling everyone where to stand, when to walk down the aisle, etc. She will contact all vendors and create a wedding day timeline on when vendors arrive, when bridal party arrives, when photography begins, etc. She will assist during the reception for moving the crowd from room to room and the introduction of the bridal party and bride and groom. She will also assist when it’s time to do the first dance, cut the cake, all the way to the departure of the married couple. Since Del’avant opened 4 years ago, there has not been a wedding coordinator at the venue so it can be done without her or a wedding planner. But by adding this additional service, it will take the responsibility off of the bride and family. For more information on this service, please talk to Anna.
“Del’avant is a beautiful venue with tons of charm. The home page of their website says it all – Where Southern Charm and Elegance Meet. That describes it perfectly. The brick walls and the high tin ceilings combined with the wood floors make for a beautiful back-drop to whatever decor/theme you want for your event. Every inch of the place is just beautiful. It has tons of space in the parlor for a ceremony and in the ballroom for a reception, nice restrooms, plenty of parking, beautiful bridal suite and manly grooms room, charming rooftop, it truly has it all. We had my daughter’s wedding there on New Year’s Eve. It was absolutely perfect! My daughter (Kristen) and son-in-law (Sean) fell in love with the place immediately. Sean grew up in Savannah and was instantly drawn in by the old Southern Charm that reminds him of the town he loves so much. That combined with the elegance factor is what drew my daughter in. Del’avant was the first venue we visited in our search for the perfect wedding venue and I do believe Sean would have been fine with stopping there. He said book-it before we even got to the car. Kristen felt the same way. With your wedding day being such a big event in your life I insisted that we keep our next appointment. While it was a very nice place that we visited next it didn’t compare at all with what Del’avant had to offer. Our search was over. Del’avant it was! With it being a New Year’s wedding we chose to have them leave up their Christmas decorations and they added the perfect touch to our color theme (Black & Gold). Everyone is raving about how beautiful everything was. We opted to use the entire venue, having the ceremony in the Parlor, the cocktail hour on the Rooftop and the Reception in the Ballroom. I am so glad that we went with this option. It allowed us to give each part of the night its own distinct character. All in all it was a perfect night at the perfect venue. You cannot go wrong by choosing Del’avant for your special day!
In choosing Del’avant as our venue we opted to go with the option of having Anna Knight as our wedding coordinator as well. Truly the best decision we made. Anna is AWESOME!!! I knew from the moment I met her, when she showed us the venue, that I would want her as part of the package. Kristen & Sean felt the same way. They both liked her right off the bat. When we left, Kristen said I really do like her and if we use this place I want her as the coordinator and Sean agreed. She really is just the sweetest. Before the big day, she organized the timeline, communicated with all the vendors and had everything completely ready for us when we showed up. The wedding day went off without a hitch thanks to her. She did everything! And I truly mean everything. I did not have to worry about a thing and was able to be truly present in the activities of the day with my daughter. You can’t even start to put a price tag on that. It truly is PRICELESS! I left her a stack of boxes and a general idea of what we were wanting in the parlor for the ceremony and before I knew it she had far exceeded my expectations and made it absolutely beautiful. Throughout the entire night I was noticing little details of things she had done without being asked to make everything perfect and it truly was. My husband absolutely loved her. The day after, when talking about the wedding and how perfect everything was, he said his only regret of the entire night was not thanking her publically during his welcome. She was even a big hit with the guys. One of the groomsmen referred to her as the “chillist” wedding coordinator he had ever met. She was so calm through it all and kept us calm too. We truly could not have done it without her.
I will forever cherish the memories of that special day and Anna Knight & Del’avant will always be a huge part of what made the day so perfect.”
“Anna Knight served as coordinator for my daughter Alice’s wedding at the Del’Evant this September. She is a completely organized and extremely competent professional.
We met with Anna on several occasions, the last of which was about a month before the wedding when she met us with a list of questions, tasks, etc., and helped us keep focus on what was still to be done. Many of those tasks were for her, from arranging tables by number to making sure each table had the right number of chairs (there were different numbers) and contacting all our vendors to make sure they knew everything they needed to know, as well as many other details. She understands the facility inside out, which was also extremely helpful in our planning.
The day of the wedding and the rehearsal the night before she was there for everything we needed. Neither my daughter or I worried about anything from lighting candles to organizing guests.
I am a violinist and I have played for many weddings. Because of those experiences, I refused to have a coordinator for my older daughter’s wedding. I am very glad I made a different decision for this wedding, as Anna made everything more pleasant and made everything run smoothly.
I recommend hiring Anna for your wedding enthusiastically”
Celeste Myall, daughter was married on September 24, 2016
“Anna’s wedding coordination and planning services were outstanding! She was very oriented, and extremely hard-working. Anna was very professional as well. She was very nice and sweet to everyone. The day of the wedding she was there before 7 am to help make sure that everything was perfect for the wedding ceremony and the reception. We had a wonderful wedding thanks to her. We encountered some last minute issues and she was able to make everything work smooth and perfect, for example I brought my own computer for my slide show and it was not compatible with the projector, she ran to Walmart and bought the cable that was needed just so that we could have our slideshow for the reception. Anna was just extremely wonderful! We will definitely use her services again In the future for our events.”
Brad and Damaris Harris, wed on November 8, 2015
I’ve selected a date! What is the next step?
Once the date is selected, you will receive a contract and an invoice for the 20% deposit. Once the contract is signed and the deposit is paid, you will be added to our calendar. You will meet with Anna, the event coordinator, 1 month prior to your event to discuss the layout and pay the balance.