Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend Hostess City Hospitality: from Grand Porches to Tabletops and Gardens

Hostess City Hospitality:  from Grand Porches to Tabletops and Gardens

Savannah is America’s Hostess City and this year we celebrate the city’s entertaining traditions with events in historic homes and gardens surrounded by antiques and classic decor. 

World renowned interior designer, Suzanne Kasler joins us as our keynote speaker, we will stage and exciting Tablescape Contest with Celebrity Judges, host an exclusive house tour, a Fabulous Fete, and a stunning online auction.

Organized by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, a 501C3 charitable organization, this event supports the ongoing preservation of two of the City’s prominent historic houses, the Andrew Low House Museum and The Green-Meldrim House.

Tablescapes Display and Contest
March 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m
*Meet the designers between 1 p.m - 4 p.m
Green-Meldrim House 14 W. Macon St. Savannah, GA 31401

There will be a fun table-setting contest with celebrity judges and prizes at the Green-Meldrim House. Regional designers, merchants, hostesses, and party planners will create Tablescapes for a contest utilizing antiques and other local resources in the Green-Meldrim House. Attendees may vote for the People’s Choice Award and celebrity judges will select the top winners. This event will inspire us all to entertain our families and guests with great flare.

Meet the Celebrity Judges
of the Tablescape contests



 Savannah’s traditions of entertaining and hospitality have earned her the name of America’s Hostess City. This year we are joined by some of the city’s top event and interior designers and celebrity judges. Join Paula Deen: the queen of Southern cooking, Chuck Chewning: world-renowned interior designer, Helen Ballard: founder of Bal-lard Designs, and Susan Mason: Savannah’s premier caterer and party planner as they select the best in show of the Tablescapes. The Fabulous Fete on Friday at the Green-Meldrim House reveals the displays with the judges and they will be on view to the public on Saturday when attendees may select their People’s Choice award winner.

Fabulous Fete
March 11, 6:30 p.m. Green-Meldrim House
14 W. Macon St. Savannah, GA 31401

Join us at the Green-Meldrim House

Our in-person celebration returns this year at the Green-Meldrim House with cocktails, food, live jazz music, and a chance to view and vote on the stunning Tablescapes created by some of Savannah’s finest designers.  

Garden Luncheon Talks with Suzanne Kasler
March 12, 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
**New Location**
27 W.Charlton on the corner of Whitaker St. Savannah, GA Parking available in the St. John's lot on Whitaker and Charlton

Suzanne Kasler is a world-renowned American designer of interiors and objects and author of multiple books on design who will join us for two seated presentations and book signings in the garden of the Andrew Low House Museum. Mixing the high and the low, traditional, and contemporary, Kasler’s signature interiors and products convey a sophisticated simplicity. Her work has been published in major design magazines including Architectural DigestElle DécorHouse BeautifulTraditional Home and Veranda. Her award-winning interiors have been captured in three books with Rizzoli, Inspired Interiors, Timeless Style, and her most recent title, Sophisticated Simplicity.  In addition to designing timeless interiors for her clients, Suzanne has produced signature lines for Ballard Designs, Hickory Chair, La Cornue, Lee Jofa, and Visual Comfort.

Private Home Tour and Reception
March 12, 6:00 p.m.
10 E. Taylor St. Savannah, GA 31401

For the past several years private residents have opened their doors for exclusive tours of their homes.  This year Mr. Greg Parker, CEO of Parker’s Markets will welcome guests to his stunning historic home on Monterey Square for an intimate reception and tours with our keynote speaker, Suzanne Kasler, who will also be signing her books. Kasler collaborated with Parker on some of his interiors.

March 7 - 13, ending at 7:00 PM

Bid high and bid often on great objects, art, experiences, and services.  All purchases go to support the Andrew Low House Museum and the Green-Meldrim House.