Atlanta Al Fresco: 11 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Atlanta, Georgia

If an outdoor ceremony or reception is at the top of your wedding “must have” list, Atlanta offers a wide range of options. From mansions and private estates to historic landmarks and restaurants, here are some of the best places in and around the city for an al fresco celebration (in no particular order).

1. Atlanta Botanical Garden

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Style: Mother Nature meets civilization
  • Fab Feature: The garden is home to a world-renowned collection of orchids, maples and an urban forest, not to mention an Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen for intimate events.
  • Event Space Highlights: There are eight outdoor wedding sites, from the gorgeous Rose Garden and the Robinson Gazebo (with its view of the pond) to the private brick-walled Trustees Garden. Indoor festivities take place in Mershon Hall, an elegant setting that showcases classical architecture, contemporary interior design, and its own patio.
  • Notable Services: Discounts are offered to nonprofit organizations and for Friday and Sunday events.
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden



2. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Style: Gothic-Tudor mansion and estate
  • Interesting Tidbit: Originally built for the eldest son of the Coca-Cola founder, the mansion is situated on 12.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and wooded grounds. It’s been featured in numerous films and TV shows and has hosted legendary galas and events.
  • Event Space Highlights: There’s a delightful enclosed courtyard plus restored formal gardens that are perfect for an open-air ceremony. Indoors, the Great Hall has rich walnut paneling and stained-glass windows.
  • Notable Amenities: Complimentary parking for up to 150 cars on site; access to a Wurlitzer Upright Piano, Baldwin Grand Piano and an Aeolian Organ for an additional fee.
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center



3. The Piedmont Room
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Style: Relaxed elegance
  • Interesting Tidbit: The Piedmont Room is part of a building that was originally built in the late 1920s as horse stables for local racing enthusiasts. After a number of fabulous transformations, it became a special event venue in the late 1990s.
  • Event Space Highlights: For outdoor parties, the Garden Tent is outfitted with white silk lining, crystal chandeliers, gold Chiavari chairs, a checkered dance floor and festive white Chinese lanterns. The Piedmont Room boasts a soaring 30-foot ceiling and 12-foot-tall windows framing views of Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. 
  • Notable Services: Fun menu options include stations serving shrimp and grits martinis, hash browns or stir fry; a mini-burger bar; a seasonal display or a gourmet buffet.
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

The Piedmont Room

The Piedmont Room

The Piedmont Room

The Piedmont Room



4. The Estate
  • Location: Buckhead Atlanta, GA
  • Style: Antebellum mansion and estate
  • Interesting Tidbit: Built around 1797 in Wilkes County, GA and moved to this secluded three-acre location more than a century later, the historic mansion has been updated with modern amenities but retains many of its original features.
  • Event Space Highlights: A custom-made crystal chandelier illuminates the ballroom, which opens onto a romantic courtyard bordered by shrubberies and flowers. Here you can have your ceremony or dine al fresco. In the main house, salons, stone-walled wine cellars and an inviting sun porch have been transformed into modern, yet cozy, lounge areas enhanced by fireplaces and artwork.
  • Notable Services: The estate’s event and floral design partners at Legendary Events will make your vision come to life, and the culinary team will customize your menu.
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

The Estate

The Estate

The Estate



5. Rhodes Hall
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Style: Romanesque Revival mansion
  • Interesting Tidbit: Built between 1902 and 1904, the castle-like, granite mansion cost almost $50,000, an extravagant sum at the time. It was also illuminated by over 300 light bulbs that produced a blaze of light rarely seen in those days.
  • Event Space Highlights: Exchange vows on the front lawn and you’ll have the magnificent mansion as a backdrop. The Reception Room is designed with elaborate woodwork, and at one end there’s a sweeping mahogany staircase backed by a series of luminous, painted windows. Other spaces offer high ceilings, a wealth of architectural details, and silk wall coverings and drapes.
  • Notable Services: If you use one of their approved caterers, you get a $1,000 discount on the catering fee.
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Rhodes Hall

Rhodes Hall

Rhodes Hall



6. Canoe
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Style: Riverfront garden restaurant
  • Fab Feature: It’s right on the Chattahoochee River and it has a romantic garden!
  • Event Space Highlights: The River Garden, with it’s colorful landscaping and white tents, is a serene spot for outdoor events. For an indoor celebration, reserve the Dining Room or private Wine Room.
  • Notable Desserts: Consider ending your reception with a sweet treat in addition to (or instead of!) wedding cake, like their Warm Apple Walnut Pie or Marinated Strawberries and Shortcake with Buttermilk Orange Ice Cream.
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Canoe

Canoe

Canoe



7. The Georgian Club
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Style: Relaxed sophistication
  • Fab Feature: Its location on the 17th floor of Galleria Tower 100, where you’re treated to a fantastic view of the Atlanta skyline.
  • Event Space Highlights: Ceremonies can be held outdoors in the Galleria Gardens, which has an impressive 20-foot cascading waterfall and bell tower. Adjacent to the courtyard gardens, the club welcomes you with a warm, classic interior enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows that provide spectacular daytime views of Atlanta, Buckhead, and Stone Mountain.
  • Wedding Package Perks: All packages include a Wedding Coordinator’s services to help you plan your event, as well as a bridal suite with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne for you and your new spouse to enjoy in private before the reception. They’ll also customize your menu and signature cocktails.
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels.

The Georgian Club

The Georgian Club

The Georgian Club

The Georgian Club



8. Summerour Studio
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Style: Industrial chic
  • Fab Feature: The awesome ceiling constructed of massive bow trusses.
  • Event Space Highlights: A charming brick courtyard with ivy-covered walls is lovely for outdoor ceremonies and small receptions. Inside the venue, diners can marvel at the trussed ceiling overhead and appreciate the skyline view of Atlantic Station and Midtown view through a wall of windows.
  • Notable Services: You get a $1,000 discount on the room rental when you use their preferred caterer and event décor company, Bold American Events.
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Summerour Studio

Summerour Studio

Summerour Studio



9. The Trolley Barn
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Style: Historic, vintage
  • Interesting Tidbit:  Opened in 1889, this facility housed Atlanta’s first electric street railway line.
  • Event Space Highlights:  A tentable brick patio surrounded by lush gardens and granite steps is ideal for exchanging vows. The main hall boasts a 30-foot, exposed wood-beam ceiling, a mezzanine, and a mesquite wood floor for dancing.
  • Notable Amenity: You can hire any vendors you choose (caterers must be licensed and insured).
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

The Trolley Barn

The Trolley Barn

The Trolley Barn



10. Ventanas
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Style: Contemporary comfort
  • Fab Feature: The venue’s location on the 14th and 15th floors of the Hilton Garden Inn comes with a helipad, so you can wow your guests with a dramatic entrance or departure!
  • Event Space Highlights: An exclusive outdoor rooftop deck with a bar, fire pits, and lounge seating is a fabulous place for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, or photographs against the skyline. The adjoining indoor space has two-story windows that frame a sweeping view of downtown and midtown Atlanta.
  • Notable Services: Their executive chefs will work with you to customize your menu.
  • Accommodations: 242 guest rooms and suites (in the Hilton Garden Inn)

Ventanas

Ventanas

Ventanas



11. Atlanta History Center
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Style: Historic, elegant and rustic
  • Interesting Tidbit: Six gardens on the property represent Georgia’s distinctive flora, and each one tells the story of a particular group of people who occupied this land and made use of its plants.
  • Event Space Highlights: Your outdoor ceremony or al fresco cocktail hour may take place in the Swan House Gardens in front of the beautiful 1928 mansion. Casual parties are often held nearby at the Smith Family Farm, a charmingly rustic 1860s farmhouse and gardens among the trees. Indoors, the Grand Overlook ballroom is distinguished by a barrel-vaulted ceiling, Brazilian cherrywood floors, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the illuminated Quarry Gardens.
  • Notable Services: The center provides a list of approved vendors who are familiar with working at the venue.
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Atlanta History Center

Atlanta History Center

Atlanta History Center

Atlanta History Center



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