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10 Downing at Churchill's

Savannah , GA
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LOCATION

13 W Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401 US (map)

PHONE

912-232-8501

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10 downing’s private banquet room is secluded from, and adjacent to the main restaurant’s roof-top terrace. This luxurious area can be personalized to suit any event. Parties have their... Read more
10 downing’s private banquet room is secluded from, and adjacent to the main restaurant’s roof-top terrace. This luxurious area can be personalized to suit any event. Parties have their own private entrance, bar and washrooms.

The venue's architect has masterfully sculpted a warm, modern interior, showcased by the large north-facing windows. Upon entering, guests are drawn to the exquisitely etched interior glass door that is subtle, yet dramatic before being stunned by the art-deco chandeliers and beautiful tin ceiling of the lounge area. Another door toward the rear of the room leads out on to the picturesque roof-top terrace.

The room is outfitted for all audio visual needs, including a drop-down screen and projection system for slide-shows, and the simplest of connections to enable music from an iPod or similar device to play throughout the venue.

We specialize in wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners, but are also thrilled to host many other kinds of special occasion celebrations and meetings. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
90
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, British, Local, Southern
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian

REVIEWS

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Susan
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
There are literally no words to describe how amazing the staff at 10 Downing is and how much they care about their brides. I spent 8 months planning my wedding and the entire time Mark was prompt and pleasant to respond no matter what I needed. However, they really showed how much they cared when the week before my wedding Hurricane Matthew started heading our way. Starting the Monday before (wedding was on Saturday), Mark was in constant contact with me to reassure me that everything would be ok and they would do everything they could...and they did! Sunday morning I got a text that Mark and two staff members had made it to the venue and we were having the wedding. It was the most amazing day, we were catered to with a smile. The venue is beautiful, the food is amazing, and the staff are LITERALLY THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD! They don't have enough stars for me to give these people but they are definitely 100!
There are literally no words to describe how amazing the staff at 10 Downing is and how much they care about their brides. Read more...
There are literally no words to describe how amazing the staff at 10 Downing is and how much they care about their brides. I spent 8 months planning my wedding and the entire time Mark was prompt and pleasant to respond no matter what I needed. However, they really showed how much they cared when the week before my wedding Hurricane Matthew started heading our way. Starting the Monday before (wedding was on Saturday), Mark was in constant contact with me to reassure me that everything would be ok and they would do everything they could...and they did! Sunday morning I got a text that Mark and two staff members had made it to the venue and we were having the wedding. It was the most amazing day, we were catered to with a smile. The venue is beautiful, the food is amazing, and the staff are LITERALLY THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD! They don't have enough stars for me to give these people but they are definitely 100! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mark at 10downing is wonderful at making sure you don't miss anything!He is very responsive and super friendly to work with. The staff was attentive to our needs and the guests needs as well. My advice for this venue is to have atleast a day of coordinator if you plan to have ceremony and reception there because you have to flip the room in 45 minutes. Without Mark and my coordinator, I would've been stressed about this,but I just got to walk in and see all the beautiful decorations I had envisioned all set up. I also advise that you include 2 bartenders if you rent the outdoor terrace. Finally please have your credit card ready and have a person appointed to take care of the final bill. This got overlooked and my groom had to pull his credit card out in a hurry before out sparkler send off. It was a little stressful but really was my fault as the bride for not having this detail covered. No wedding is perfect I guess.
Mark at 10downing is wonderful at making sure you don't miss anything!He is very responsive and super friendly to work Read more...
Mark at 10downing is wonderful at making sure you don't miss anything!He is very responsive and super friendly to work with. The staff was attentive to our needs and the guests needs as well. My advice for this venue is to have atleast a day of coordinator if you plan to have ceremony and reception there because you have to flip the room in 45 minutes. Without Mark and my coordinator, I would've been stressed about this,but I just got to walk in and see all the beautiful decorations I had envisioned all set up. I also advise that you include 2 bartenders if you rent the outdoor terrace. Finally please have your credit card ready and have a person appointed to take care of the final bill. This got overlooked and my groom had to pull his credit card out in a hurry before out sparkler send off. It was a little stressful but really was my fault as the bride for not having this detail covered. No wedding is perfect I guess. Read less
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ashley
Wedding:
9/23/2016
5.0/5.0
We had a perfect event at Churchill’s in the 10 Downing Room, mostly due to Mark and his staff. We had a small wedding, 35 guests, but were just as valued as a larger wedding party. Mark went out of his way to accommodate some of our requests for substitutions on the menu, notifying us when menu changes were made and coordinating with the various vendors dropping items off (flowers, favors, cupcakes, etc.). The bride only met Mark and viewed the space 2 days before the wedding, when we stopped by impromptu and he was more than gracious enough to open up the room and give her a sneak peek!

It was a destination wedding for us, but the groom was able to do the tasting and view the space a few months early. The groom and his parents were stuffed to the brim with the tasting 3 months before our event – go hungry, very hungry, to the tasting. Mark made it easy for us to have confidence in his team and in our decision to sign a contract for a space sight unseen, from 6,000 miles away!

The evening of, he was there – unobtrusive, professional and in charge. The wait and bar staff were phenomenal and we didn’t hear of a single complaint of the wrong meal (more that people had forgotten what they’d requested) and nobody’s glass remained less than half full. Churchill’s was able to accommodate each guest selecting their own appetizer, salad and entrée – mostly unheard of – and we were so excited that each guest could customize their own meal. Not sure if this is realistic for a much larger group but we appreciated the extra work that goes into that level of catering. The food was fabulous and had generous portions – we did plated dinner, not the buffet.

10 Downing is beautiful all on its own, so we had little in the way of décor – lots of tea lights, simple flowers and the room was perfect – our guests were our focus and Churchill’s made it feel intimate and special. They had a custom bar menu for us and signs at the entrance of the building guiding our gue
We had a perfect event at Churchill’s in the 10 Downing Room, mostly due to Mark and his staff. We had a small wedding, 35 Read more...
We had a perfect event at Churchill’s in the 10 Downing Room, mostly due to Mark and his staff. We had a small wedding, 35 guests, but were just as valued as a larger wedding party. Mark went out of his way to accommodate some of our requests for substitutions on the menu, notifying us when menu changes were made and coordinating with the various vendors dropping items off (flowers, favors, cupcakes, etc.). The bride only met Mark and viewed the space 2 days before the wedding, when we stopped by impromptu and he was more than gracious enough to open up the room and give her a sneak peek!

It was a destination wedding for us, but the groom was able to do the tasting and view the space a few months early. The groom and his parents were stuffed to the brim with the tasting 3 months before our event – go hungry, very hungry, to the tasting. Mark made it easy for us to have confidence in his team and in our decision to sign a contract for a space sight unseen, from 6,000 miles away!

The evening of, he was there – unobtrusive, professional and in charge. The wait and bar staff were phenomenal and we didn’t hear of a single complaint of the wrong meal (more that people had forgotten what they’d requested) and nobody’s glass remained less than half full. Churchill’s was able to accommodate each guest selecting their own appetizer, salad and entrée – mostly unheard of – and we were so excited that each guest could customize their own meal. Not sure if this is realistic for a much larger group but we appreciated the extra work that goes into that level of catering. The food was fabulous and had generous portions – we did plated dinner, not the buffet.

10 Downing is beautiful all on its own, so we had little in the way of décor – lots of tea lights, simple flowers and the room was perfect – our guests were our focus and Churchill’s made it feel intimate and special. They had a custom bar menu for us and signs at the entrance of the building guiding our gue Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend 10 Downing for any event or occasion! Mark Royston was amazing to work with! He answered all of our questions within 24 hours (we had a lot of questions) and provided us with great recommendations on DJs, etc. The staff was all very friendly and nice, and the location could not be better being downtown in Savannah! 10 Downing has everything needed for a perfect wedding! The tables, chairs, and overall appeal of the banquet room along with the outside rooftop was beautiful! Could not be happier with how things turned out! Mark was really great and helped us out along the entire process!
I would highly recommend 10 Downing for any event or occasion! Mark Royston was amazing to work with! He answered all of Read more...
I would highly recommend 10 Downing for any event or occasion! Mark Royston was amazing to work with! He answered all of our questions within 24 hours (we had a lot of questions) and provided us with great recommendations on DJs, etc. The staff was all very friendly and nice, and the location could not be better being downtown in Savannah! 10 Downing has everything needed for a perfect wedding! The tables, chairs, and overall appeal of the banquet room along with the outside rooftop was beautiful! Could not be happier with how things turned out! Mark was really great and helped us out along the entire process! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This venue was perfect. We were able to have our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in the same place.
This venue was perfect. We were able to have our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in the same place.
This venue was perfect. We were able to have our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in the same place. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
I was overwhelmed. I was worried that I would forget a critical piece of the wedding puzzle. It seemed like I was getting bombarded with more information than I could handle. A co-worker caught me crying in the office storeroom one morning and after listening to my increasing anxiety over the tsunami of tasks in front of me and my fiance, she calmly insisted that after work we go meet someone she claimed would make all my worries immediately vanish. Her sister had gotten married in 2015 and had used 10 Downing at Churchill's as the location and most importantly, had utilized Mark Royston of 10 Downing as her wedding planner/organizer/miracle-worker. Even after 3 months have passed since our ceremony and reception at 10 Downing, my husband and I cannot stop raving about Mark Royston, his co-planner wife Meg, and the entire staff. Before writing this review, we read some of the other WeddingWire comments and could not agree more that Mark's ability to well in advance envision the entire experience down to the smallest of detail is beyond amazing. Like a professional juggler, he is able to keep about a dozen balls up in the air at one time while still treating the one in his hands at that moment as the only thing on his agenda. It's one thing to see someone perform as a master event planner. It's an entirely different (and extremely rare) thing to see them execute every step as planned down to the smallest of detail. I apologize for the lengthy review. So if you're looking for one word to describe our wedding and reception and all of the planning and execution that went into it, here it is: MAGICAL. Thank you Mark and Meg. You were the difference.
I was overwhelmed. I was worried that I would forget a critical piece of the wedding puzzle. It seemed like I was getting Read more...
I was overwhelmed. I was worried that I would forget a critical piece of the wedding puzzle. It seemed like I was getting bombarded with more information than I could handle. A co-worker caught me crying in the office storeroom one morning and after listening to my increasing anxiety over the tsunami of tasks in front of me and my fiance, she calmly insisted that after work we go meet someone she claimed would make all my worries immediately vanish. Her sister had gotten married in 2015 and had used 10 Downing at Churchill's as the location and most importantly, had utilized Mark Royston of 10 Downing as her wedding planner/organizer/miracle-worker. Even after 3 months have passed since our ceremony and reception at 10 Downing, my husband and I cannot stop raving about Mark Royston, his co-planner wife Meg, and the entire staff. Before writing this review, we read some of the other WeddingWire comments and could not agree more that Mark's ability to well in advance envision the entire experience down to the smallest of detail is beyond amazing. Like a professional juggler, he is able to keep about a dozen balls up in the air at one time while still treating the one in his hands at that moment as the only thing on his agenda. It's one thing to see someone perform as a master event planner. It's an entirely different (and extremely rare) thing to see them execute every step as planned down to the smallest of detail. I apologize for the lengthy review. So if you're looking for one word to describe our wedding and reception and all of the planning and execution that went into it, here it is: MAGICAL. Thank you Mark and Meg. You were the difference. Read less
Services Used: Band, Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
We hosted a wedding after-party at Churchills and a wonderful experience, start to finish. Mark was timely and gracious with all communications, the service was wonderful, and the space absolutely beautiful.
We hosted a wedding after-party at Churchills and a wonderful experience, start to finish. Mark was timely and gracious Read more...
We hosted a wedding after-party at Churchills and a wonderful experience, start to finish. Mark was timely and gracious with all communications, the service was wonderful, and the space absolutely beautiful. Read less
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Tyler
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
10 Downing is a hidden gem downtown and a lovely spot to have a reception for your wedding, or any type of party really! We came across this location while checking out spots downtown, all of which were too big for our small wedding. We were already patrons of Churchill’s and when we realized they had a reception area upstairs we jumped at the chance to check it out. We truly loved how self-contained the space was; the private bar, kitchen and facilities meant our guests didn’t have to leave and cut through the restaurant. In the days leading up to the wedding there was a chance weather would affect our outside ceremony. It was such a relief knowing that we could have the ceremony at 10 Downing should Mother Nature not cooperate (which she did thank goodness!)
From the very first email with Mark I was immensely impressed and knew we had picked the perfect place for the reception. Through the whole process he was extremely patient as we emailed, called and sometimes just dropped by to ask questions or clarify items. He would meet with us before the restaurant opened and even allowed us to get in the night before to set everything up and come back the next day to pick everything up because of inclement weather the night before. Working with Mark was a blessing as he was just as organized as I was which made follow ups very smooth.
The food was absolutely outstanding! We didn’t do one of the dinners or buffet but opted to do dozens of different appetizers. This let our guests try all sorts of things like baked brie, five spice dumplings, and while keeping the chatting and party atmosphere going. Also being able to pick the bar selections helped us save a little bit of money while still having an open bar. The waitstaff seemed very nice and as soon as we walked into the reception one of the bartenders came right over to get us drinks which was fantastic!
We truly loved how perfect the size of the space was for our event and all the details as well!!
10 Downing is a hidden gem downtown and a lovely spot to have a reception for your wedding, or any type of party really! Read more...
10 Downing is a hidden gem downtown and a lovely spot to have a reception for your wedding, or any type of party really! We came across this location while checking out spots downtown, all of which were too big for our small wedding. We were already patrons of Churchill’s and when we realized they had a reception area upstairs we jumped at the chance to check it out. We truly loved how self-contained the space was; the private bar, kitchen and facilities meant our guests didn’t have to leave and cut through the restaurant. In the days leading up to the wedding there was a chance weather would affect our outside ceremony. It was such a relief knowing that we could have the ceremony at 10 Downing should Mother Nature not cooperate (which she did thank goodness!)
From the very first email with Mark I was immensely impressed and knew we had picked the perfect place for the reception. Through the whole process he was extremely patient as we emailed, called and sometimes just dropped by to ask questions or clarify items. He would meet with us before the restaurant opened and even allowed us to get in the night before to set everything up and come back the next day to pick everything up because of inclement weather the night before. Working with Mark was a blessing as he was just as organized as I was which made follow ups very smooth.
The food was absolutely outstanding! We didn’t do one of the dinners or buffet but opted to do dozens of different appetizers. This let our guests try all sorts of things like baked brie, five spice dumplings, and while keeping the chatting and party atmosphere going. Also being able to pick the bar selections helped us save a little bit of money while still having an open bar. The waitstaff seemed very nice and as soon as we walked into the reception one of the bartenders came right over to get us drinks which was fantastic!
We truly loved how perfect the size of the space was for our event and all the details as well!! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
5/22/2016
5.0/5.0
As if meeting (and exceeding) all of my needs and calmly addressing all of my reception concerns was not enough, Mark Royston goes and negotiates with the local parking garages to secure complimentary parking for my family, wedding party, and guests!!! I did not even think of this! Mark’s ability to, as they say in business, "see around the corner" and address topics before they become problems is almost magical. His wife, Meg, works with him throughout the wedding and reception planning process and she does an incredible job of adding just the right touch of quality southern grace and charm to every aspect of the experience. They coordinated with local bakeries, florists, officiants, and even found an item at a local antique shop that they thought would add a "special touch" to the decor theme we had selected. It was non-stop satisfaction throughout. We could not be happier with how things turned out! Thank you 10 Downing staff and applauds all around for Mark and Meg Royston. Their endless hard work (which they seemed to constantly do without even breaking a sweat) allowed us to fully embrace our wedding and the reception experience. Well done!
As if meeting (and exceeding) all of my needs and calmly addressing all of my reception concerns was not enough, Mark Read more...
As if meeting (and exceeding) all of my needs and calmly addressing all of my reception concerns was not enough, Mark Royston goes and negotiates with the local parking garages to secure complimentary parking for my family, wedding party, and guests!!! I did not even think of this! Mark’s ability to, as they say in business, "see around the corner" and address topics before they become problems is almost magical. His wife, Meg, works with him throughout the wedding and reception planning process and she does an incredible job of adding just the right touch of quality southern grace and charm to every aspect of the experience. They coordinated with local bakeries, florists, officiants, and even found an item at a local antique shop that they thought would add a "special touch" to the decor theme we had selected. It was non-stop satisfaction throughout. We could not be happier with how things turned out! Thank you 10 Downing staff and applauds all around for Mark and Meg Royston. Their endless hard work (which they seemed to constantly do without even breaking a sweat) allowed us to fully embrace our wedding and the reception experience. Well done! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on May 7, 2016 in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. We live in Daytona Beach, Florida so planning an out of town wedding was a little nerve racking. Luckily, we couldn't of been happier with the results. The vendors we chose were a huge part of the day feeling stress free, and turning out better then we imagined.

10 Downing is on the top of that list. We booked this reception venue before seeing it in person, and it was even better in person then pictures. The exact space we wanted for a more intimate size wedding. I can't say enough great things about MARK! He was our contact through the entire process, and always responded so quickly to any questions. Even his staff would respond quickly if he happened to be off. He was very detailed oriented, and made the planning process so easy for me. The space was beautiful, the food was amazing, but what really stood out to us was the service of Mark and all other staff!
My husband and I were married on May 7, 2016 in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. We live in Daytona Beach, Florida so planning Read more...
My husband and I were married on May 7, 2016 in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. We live in Daytona Beach, Florida so planning an out of town wedding was a little nerve racking. Luckily, we couldn't of been happier with the results. The vendors we chose were a huge part of the day feeling stress free, and turning out better then we imagined.

10 Downing is on the top of that list. We booked this reception venue before seeing it in person, and it was even better in person then pictures. The exact space we wanted for a more intimate size wedding. I can't say enough great things about MARK! He was our contact through the entire process, and always responded so quickly to any questions. Even his staff would respond quickly if he happened to be off. He was very detailed oriented, and made the planning process so easy for me. The space was beautiful, the food was amazing, but what really stood out to us was the service of Mark and all other staff! Read less
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