Our goal at HollyOaks Plantation is simple ~ to make every couple fall even more in love on their wedding day.
We do that by ensuring your unique and personal vision for your wedding is exactly that. We’re in the business of creating experiences you and your guests will want to remember forever. We believe that every element of your celebration should be special, starting with the venue.
A Brief History
HollyOaks Plantation was established by King’s Grant in 1747 along the Grove River. The original Plantation encompassed 500 acres and used for growing cotton. It was only accessible by water. Today, no vestiges of the original structures remain. We are left to assume that the home and buildings were marauded and burned during Sherman’s March to the Sea and his subsequent arrival in Savannah on December 21, 1864. Over time the Plantation was whittled away to its current 40 acres. Research is currently underway to find out more of the fascinating history of the estate.
The Plantation Home was built in 1941 and designed by prominent Savannah architect John Lebey, who designed many of the stately homes along Victory Drive. The home was designed to look like a historic plantation home but utilizing the modern building techniques of the time. Exterior concrete block walls were reinforced by rebar and poured, and the original lead roof remains and is in great condition.
Designed for the glamorous Savannah social soireés and parties of the 1940’s and 50’s, the interior living areas feature custom-designed doors that fold open to create large spaces for entertaining. The pine walls and floor in the hearth room and guest cottage were made from trees felled on the property.
In the 1970’s, the Plantation House underwent a massive building project with the addition of several rooms and bathrooms, as well as central air and heat. The interior was decorated in the colors and patterns that were popular during that time, and the 70’s décor was still in place when the Maupin family purchased the estate in March 2018.
Since that time, the interior of the Plantation Home has been completely renovated, and exterior work is ongoing including bringing the heirloom camellia and azalea gardens back to full bloom. The live oaks are inspected annually by a professional arborist and several are estimated to be over 450 years old. The oldest tree on the estate is to the left of the barns and has a wooden swing that is a beautiful spot for photos.