The big city with all its traffic, millions of people, spaghetti junctions and busy downtown area can be intimidating.
But if you’re a bride looking to book a wedding venue, here are 6 Unique Atlanta Wedding Venues to suit your fancy! There are venues for every size guest list, any price point and any design vision. I set out to find the most widespread offering of wedding venues in order to help serve you in the wedding planning process!
Here are the 6 unique Atlanta wedding venues I checked out on one of my touring days. The staff at each venue were so friendly, truly passionate about serving their couples and excited about what their venue offers. Each venue had something unique that rivals others in the city, and I had a blast seeing what the A had to offer!
Tucked away just west of midtown, Westside Warehouse is a large space with beautiful natural light, unique features for photography and totally transformable features. A ceremony against the fireplace makes it feel intimate, then the rest of the room has plenty of space for anything you can dream up.
• Max capacity: 200
• No required vendors
• Ability to rent antique furniture at no cost
It is right in the heart of historic downtown Atlanta, so you can feel the pulse of the city beating loudly. This venue is incredible in that it hosts six venue spaces in one massive building! It was converted from an old Macy’s, so some of the original chandeliers hang in the ballroom. Southern Exchange accomodates for every size wedding… here are some of the deets!
White Hall holds up to 800 people! With glorious chandeliers, marble floors, classic draping and a magnificent space that needs no additional decor, it’s a venue of dreams.
• Required planner (at least three months out)
• Required caterer and bar
• Outside marquee for names to be displayed
• Whitehall capacity: 800
• The Davison capacity: 750 seated or 1300 reception
• The Cellar capacity: 850 seated or 1200 reception
• The 155 capacity: 150 seated or 200 reception
• Grant Loft capacity: 150 seated or 300 reception
Upon walking in, I made new friends. A preferred caterer and two of the venue staff were chatting and welcomed me right into their conversation. I immediately felt at home, which made me feel so comfortable in the space! It has some unique features about it – a courtyard perfect for photography and reception flips, an optional open kitchen for food stations, in-house draping to section off anything you’d like and flexibility to make your design dreams come true.
• Max capacity: 225 for cocktail reception
• Sweet spot: 150
• Required caterer
An architect originally built this space as his business offices, so naturally the design is impeccable. Right when you walk in the courtyard, you’re overcome with the stunning simplicity and intentionality. This venue has lots of natural light, a great view of the skyline, a huge space with open ceilings, string lights and hardwoods to accommodate your guests and lots of open rooms to keep the flow efficient and smooth.
• Max capacity: ~400
• Average guest count: 175
• Required caterer
Built in 1904, this venue is one-of-a-kind. A grand staircase lined with stained glass greets you, but that’s right after you step on a vintage rug that coats the beautiful hardwoods. The entrance of Rhodes Hall alone is enough to convince you that this downtown castle is the place for you, and then the service hits a home run! Many brides get married on the front porch. I think you can see why! It’s located right next to the High Museum of Art, so you get a beautiful mesh of history and modern design. The romance of the venue is clear – there are five rooms where guests can spread out, the marble cake table stands right by a chandelier, and each room has its own character.
• Max capacity: 150
• Sweet spot: 80-120
• Required caterer, but 12 caterers to choose from
• Parking right off Spring Street
It has a mesmerizing view of the city. At every turn, there are large windows that make you feel like you’re on top of the world. And with the extreme class, professionalism and service from the staff, you really will be by the end of wedding day! This venue doesn’t need much decoration because it’s simply beautiful. But you can also transform the space into your vision! Outdoor ceremonies on the outside terrace are hugely popular – a view of Stone Mountain on one side and downtown on the other – and the inside works perfectly for all your family and friends.
• Max capacity: 175
• Sweet spot: 100
• Lots of parking close by
• Temporary club membership for booked couples
• Required caterer (in-house chef), coordinator/planner and bar services