About Historic Bryson Hall

Bryson Hall is a unique event space in the heart of historic Savannah, Georgia that provides a comfortable and sophisticated environment for banquets, receptions, business and civic meetings, weddings, and social and cultural events. Located on Chippewa Square, with a spacious view of its moss covered giant oak trees, Bryson Hall captures all of the charm of historic Savannah.

History of Bryson Hall

1917-bryson-packardIn 1904 Thomas Archer Bryson built 5 East Perry Street to house what would become the oldest automobile dealership in the South as well as one of the oldest in the country, the Bryson Auto Exchange. Bryson Hall occupies the space that was in the early 1900’s the exclusive Packard showroom in Savannah. The T.A. Bryson building showcases restrained art deco architecture, which was a popular building design during the early 20th century. Overlooking beautiful Chippewa Square in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, the T.A. Bryson building is a downtown landmark.

Accentuating the deco style and history of this remarkable venue are the original windows extending a gracious view of Chippewa Square, as well as the original tin ceiling and grand staircase. The original wrought iron flanked mezzanine overlooks the grand hall where three stunning chandeliers provide dramatic lighting.

Bryson Hall’s unique design allows for versatility in seating arrangements, while providing distinctive sophistication for banquets, weddings, corporate events and special occasions.

Incorporated within the 5000 square feet are a sizeable catering kitchen, men’s and women’s handicapped-accessible restrooms, and a VIP dressing / sitting room with an adjoining private bathroom, perfect for brides and executives.


Chippewa Square

Chippewa Square, located on Bull Street between Hull and Perry Streets, is at the very center of Savannah’s famed Historic District. Today, this beautiful plot of Savannah real estate remains a favorite locale for weddings, receptions and cocktail parties.

Established in 1815, it takes its name from the Battle of Chippewa during the War of 1812, in which American forces under Major General Jacob Jennings Brown defeated the English. In the middle of the square is a statue of General James Oglethorpe. Oglethorpe, born in 1696, founded the colony of Georgia in 1733 with the intention of creating a utopian haven for debtors, a place for adventurers to make a fresh start in the New World.

The producers of the film “Forrest Gump” chose this picturesque square as the location for all of Forrest’s bus bench scenes. Although the bench is now in the Savannah History Museum, the square is still a major tourist attraction.

Chippewa Square was originally the center of Savannah’s nightlife. In 1818 William Jay designed The Savannah Theatre, which still stands as the oldest theatre in America still operating on its original site. Due to a damaging fire, the theatre’s facade was last restored in a 1940’s art deco style, but professional, high-energy live musical productions are still performed year-round, and are ranked as one of Savannah’s most recommended attractions.

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Sundays & Fridays

(11am – 11pm)



(11am – 11pm)



(any 5 hours between 8am and 3pm)



Rates are valid through December 30th, 2016.

The interior capacity of Bryson Hall is 150  guests (luncheon seating), 120 guests (wedding reception seating), and 200 people for a standing reception/mixer.  Round tables and black Chiavari chairs for 100 people are provided at no charge. This is a $1,000 savings.  We would love to schedule an appointment time for you to come by and visit the venue. Appointments are available Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm. Please call 912-272-4435 to schedule your appointment today!


We allow any licensed caterer to serve at Bryson Hall. Our Venue Coordinator can provide you a list of preferred vendors to assist in finding the perfect vendor for your special day. We have a full liquor license and several different bar packages to meet your needs. Please contact the Venue Coordinator for more information on our alcohol services.

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Bryson Hall is located at 5 East Perry Street in the heart of Savannah’s Landmark Historic District.