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January 27, 2022

Choosing a venue in Georgia

We all know how hard it is to make decisions. Know when you struggle to decide what to have for dinner? If we think that’s difficult sometimes, how in the world do you decide where to organize your one and only special day? Choosing a venue in Georgia can be both fun but overwhelming experiences.

Whether you reside in Georgia or you’re looking into this area as a wedding destination… you’ve come to the right place. I’ve gathered a list of just some of my favorite wedding venues, that might just be your dream place. But before we get into venues to check out, here are a few tips for you in researching and selecting the backdrop of your wedding day.

TIPS TO PREPPING YOU FOR YOUR VENUE SEARCH

  • Think about your backdrop and style – are you wanting mountains and fields? Or maybe a more city vibe? Or maybe it’s the historic charm or eclectic look you’re going for. Writing down ideas on the type of venue is a good starting point and can help narrow things down. Don’t worry if you aren’t set on a background! Having a list of types you’re open to helps.
  • Choose indoor, outdoor or both – always consider your season too when thinking about whether you want an indoor or outdoor wedding. If you’re getting married in the heat of July or the cold months of December and January, finding an indoor venue or one with heater rentals available is probably your best bet.
  • Visit a few places – even though the pictures online may be great, it’s key to seeing the venue in person to get a feel for whether it’s the right fit or not. Tours can help you visualize your day in person, while photos can show examples of how others have done it. Using a combination of both can help in making your decision!
  • Have an idea of your needs and your budget – are you hoping to find a venue that includes all the rentals, furniture and such? Or maybe you want a more DIY approach and are looking for a venue that’s a blank slate. Have these in your mind before your tour so you can ask about what’s included.

CHOOSING A VENUE IN GEORGIA

Monday Night Garage, Atlanta

Monday Night Garage is a barrel-aging and souring brewery in the heart of the historic West End of Atlanta. It has a uniquely fun vibe, with amazing artwork and fantastic beer. A great place for any size of the wedding, as the venue, has a small VIP room, a large one for 750+ people (with a huge dance floor!) and also a beautiful courtyard space for an outdoor ceremony – so there is definitely something for everyone. This venue is perfect for an artsy and eclectic wedding or even a more contemporary, minimalist wedding.

Choosing a venue at Monday Night Garage

Cator Woolford Gardens, Atlanta

Cator Woolford Gardens is the perfect place for an outdoor, garden wedding. It’s a beautiful and intimate hidden gem of Atlanta. Their Italian-style gardens set an enchanting scene out of this world. Cator Woolford Gardens provides two unique rental spaces in one – the beautiful estate grounds and a light-filled indoor atrium in case of rain. During this spring, the flowers are jaw-droppingly gorgeous and provide such a beautiful backdrop for photos too. Plus, you can’t pass up those grand stairs!

Cator Woolford Gardens Wedding

Little River Farms, Alpharetta

Little River Farms is a family-owned wedding and special events facility located in Alpharetta, Georgia. The possibilities at this venue are endless. The venue has beautiful and picturesque grounds – an outdoor gazebo, outdoor orchard, and indoor, climate-controlled pavilion fireplace for you to choose from for your ceremony to have the wedding of your dreams. This venue has both a dreamy vibe as well as a classic romantic feel.

Alpharetta Atlanta Wedding Venue

The Brickyard, Marietta

The Brickyard is actually Marietta’s oldest new event space. It is historic and hip at the same time. It was built in 1920 and has barreled wooden ceilings, original brickwork, and the only open floor space in downtown Marietta. The venue is large enough to have your ceremony and reception in one place if that’s your vibe. Plus you have the surrounding Marietta Square area for photos too!

Marietta GA Wedding Venue ideas

Glover Park Brewery, Marietta

Glover Park Brewery is an amazing venue for gatherings and celebrations. It’s located one block away from the square of Marietta, Georgia. The historic venue features original 1930’s brick walls, oversized wooden doors, large antique star-shaped and globe chandelier lighting, and a fully functioning bar with beer taps and more. It has a warm and festive vibe with all of the golden lights – it’s a fun venue for a fun couple! Plus a few steps away from the Square too for some beautiful portraits.

Roswell Mill Club, Roswell

Roswell Mill Club has a lovely and classic feel. With an upscale, sophisticated indoor space and a quaint deck overlooking the natural area of Vickery Creek and the historic mill, it’s perfect for a wedding celebration. It’s just a few steps away from gorgeous trails and the beautiful bridge, a great backdrop for outdoor portraits.

Roswell Mill Club Wedding Ceremony

Mountain Laurel Farm, Cleveland

Mountain Laurel Farm in the North Georgia mountains region overlooks the Chattahoochee National Forest. They specialize in wedding events of up to 100 guests. The panoramic views are picturesque. Perfect if you are looking for a laid-back and relaxed vibe to celebrate the weekend with your closest family and friends. This venue has a beautiful balance of rustic charm with eclectic creative vibes.

Mountain Laurel Farm Wedding Inspiration

Crane Creek Vineyard, Young Harris

Crane Creek Vineyard is the perfect natural setting in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia to exchange your vows. This venue balances an enchanting rustic charm with European elements – especially with their gorgeous architecture and ivy walls. The North GA elegance will provide the perfect setting for your wedding celebration. The views are incredible and the vineyard is the perfect spot for portraits and a first look. It’s a perfect venue for a smaller wedding with up to 50 guests.

North Georgia Mountains Wedding Vineyard

Vezelay, Dahlonega

Another great North Georgia mountains venue! The outdoor ceremony space has a stunning backdrop of rolling hills, while the indoor space features beautiful grand lighting and big windows. It has great spots for photos around the venue, and the getting-ready suite is charming.

Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Piedmont Park is the perfect combination of historic and elegance. It’s a classic location for an Atlanta wedding. Piedmont Park always offers a variety – from waterfront views and adjacent city skyline views, it’s sure to set a classic Atlanta backdrop for an unforgettable event. Plus a perfect spot for portrait photos too!

Piedmont Park Atlanta Wedding Inspiration Christine Quarte Photography

Other venue ideas to consider:

Choosing a venue in Georgia can be fun because there’s so much variety! Do you have a venue in mind that you’d like to add to the list? Let me know in the comments!

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