Any special activity or event on cemetery property must be approved in advance by the Director of Cemeteries. Permissible activities include, but are not limited to, holiday/memorial services, weddings, monument unveiling ceremonies; educational, historical or cultural awareness tours; public recognition ceremonies, religious events, family or church gatherings, photography or nature appreciation activities, conservation, beautification, or cemetery improvement activities.
The municipal cemeteries are not for sensational or entertainment purposes. Any tours or events marketed as haunted, paranormal, or involving ghosts, spiritualists or mediums are strictly prohibited from any of the municipal cemeteries. Athletic events, treasure hunting, loud gatherings, and other activities or events determined to be offensive, sacrilegious, disrespectful or disruptive to the dignity and character of the cemetery will not be permitted.
Groups with ten or more people must register with the Department of Cemeteries before or upon entering the cemetery. At least one person must be familiar with cemetery rules and regulations and accept responsibility for the conduct of the group.
After hour (8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.) activities in Colonial Park Cemetery are not permitted. Permission for after-hour (5:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.) activities in the other cemeteries must be requested at forty eight (48) hours in advance. After-hour fees at rates fixed by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah shall be paid in advance of after-hour activities. Additional security may be required by the Director of Cemeteries. No after-hour activities shall be permitted between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Groups with children under sixteen years of age must have at least one responsible adult chaperone per every five (5) children.
Interment services shall have precedence over special activities or events in cemeteries. Groups may be asked to move or leave an area where interment services are scheduled.
No beer, wine, liquor, or other alcoholic products should be allowed at or during any part of any tour or special event which includes a municipal cemetery, even at or during portions outside of the cemeteries. Coordinators or organizers of activities and events must actively prohibit intoxicated or otherwise disorderly persons from their tours or events.
Any individual or organization which habitually violates the Rules and Regulations of Municipal Cemeteries will be prohibited from holding future tours or events in the cemeteries.