This super-chic Atlanta neighborhood is an upscale destination for fine dining, luxury shopping, art galleries, museums, and much more. Buckhead not only gives visitors an opportunity to experience the good life, it’s home to some of Georgia’s finest wedding and special event venues. Here are 8 of the area’s best:
A fabulous array of indoor and outdoor venues accommodates all types of events. In fact, you could host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception here—all in uniquely different spaces! Exchange vows on the Swan House front lawn with the 1928 mansion as a backdrop…then dine and dance in the Grand Overlook Ballroom, with its barrel-vaulted ceiling, Brazilian cherrywood floors, and wall of windows framing a view of the Quarry Gardens. For a more casual party, reserve the Smith Family Farm, a charmingly rustic 1860s farmhouse and gardens among the trees.
2. The Estate
Stately black wrought-iron gates mark the entrance to The Estate, an elegant, circa 1797 antebellum mansion set on three acres in the heart of Buckhead. Inside, you’ll find salons, stone-walled wine cellars and a beautiful sun porch that have been transformed into modern, yet cozy, lounge areas that feature fireplaces and artwork. A custom-made crystal chandelier illuminates the ballroom, which opens onto a romantic courtyard where you can dine al fresco. Nearby, an old wishing well provides a quiet spot to relax in the shade. It’s easy to picture an exquisite wedding here, and a team of décor, culinary and floral design experts will work with you to bring your vision to life.
Located in the heart of Buckhead, the Grand Hyatt is a premier choice for a destination Atlanta wedding. Your guests will love its luxurious accommodations and impeccable service, and you’ll love how their professional staff brings your wedding vision to life. Two versatile ballrooms offer elegant surroundings for your celebration, and their cuisine incorporates local and sustainable produce wherever possible, and can include vegan, gluten-free, and cultural options. Stay overnight and you’ll also have access to the Fitness Center with its outdoor pool, steam room and sauna.
Artistic inspiration will surround you and your guests at Atlanta’s largest fine art gallery, an award-winning showcase for contemporary works of regional, national and international artists. The expansive Main Gallery provides the perfect blank canvas for your own ideas—put your stamp on the festivities by choosing the theme and decorations. And don’t worry if you need a little help being creative: The gallery has a preferred list of recommended event professionals to handle all the details.
Hip. Cool. Stylish. This contemporary, AAA Four Diamond Award winner is the epitome of iconic design and modern luxury. From the hand-crafted cocktails served in their restaurant, Cook Hall, to the cutting-edge technology and Bliss® Spa amenities in the guest rooms, every detail has been carefully executed. Push the Whatever/Whenever® button on your phone and their team will deliver whatever you want, whenever you want it (as long as it’s legal!). They even have a Honeymoon Concierge to assist you with selecting the perfect destination and making all the arrangements.
If you’re looking for the best of everything, you’ll find it at the Ritz. Take the Grand Ballroom, for example: It boasts dazzling chandeliers that have been custom-made in the Czech Republic of 30,000 hand-applied cut crystals. Then there’s the world-class cuisine, customized for your event. Your guests won’t be able to resist the 9th-floor Spa Level, where they’ll have access to personalized treatments, overnight guest rooms and suites, a Spa Concierge and a Spa Lounge. After a day of partying, pampering or exploring the local attractions, they’ll retire to luxuriously appointed accommodations.
Its central location puts you just steps from Atlanta’s best shopping, dining and nightlife. Their event spaces also offer just the right mix of elegance and versatility: The Phoenix Ballroom’s 16-foot ceiling adorned with six crystal chandeliers sets an upscale tone for a reception, while the Grand Foyer with its baby grand piano creates the perfect ambiance for a cocktail party. The culinary team delivers its own brand of southern comfort in sublime dishes like seared scallops with pecan-smoked bacon corn relish, and chicken skewers with smoked pepper-peach barbecue sauce and black-eyed pea relish.
This AAA Five Diamond Award-winning hotel is a favorite among discriminating brides for its opulent resort-style amenities, elegant event spaces and luxe accommodations. In the Astor Ballroom, crystal chandeliers illuminate the stunning silver-leaf ceiling, while the garden-inspired color palette adds to the sophisticated décor. Outdoors, the Grand Terrace hosts ceremonies and receptions al fresco or beneath a pure white tent. Customized menus feature fresh seasonal ingredients from local purveyors, and the food presentation is enhanced by exquisite place settings and floral displays.