If you want nature to play a role in your wedding, check out these Georgia wedding venues—they all offer the beauty of trees in gardens, forests and other landscapes.
Sugar Hill, GA
Located in a private forest, this popular venue offers everything you could want: a glass-enclosed chapel filled with natural light; two spectacular ballrooms boasting Austrian crystal chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the surrounding woods; and a tentable courtyard adjoining each ballroom so that you can expand your celebration!
You’ll be surrounded by natural beauty amongst this world-renowned collection of orchids, maples, and an urban forest. There are eight outdoor wedding sites, from the gorgeous Rose Garden and the intimate Robinson Gazebo (with its view of the pond) to the private brick-walled Trustees Garden. Indoor events take place in Mershon Hall, an elegant setting that features classical architecture, contemporary interior design, and its own patio.
Young Harris, GA
Blue Ridge Mountain weddings are beautiful, especially at this versatile venue. Outdoor ceremonies on the Waterfall Lawn and Sunset Terrace afford breathtaking mountain views, and there are several options for receptions. Formal celebrations take place in the Grand Ballroom, while the open-air Sunset and Creekside Pavilions or the unique Tackroom at the Stables host more casual events. Wedding packages can be customized!
At the Carter Center, just minutes from downtown Atlanta, you can have a lovely wedding and support the venue’s commitment to human rights at the same time. Couples often marry in the modern Cecil B. Day Chapel, then host their reception in the Cyprus Room, where a wall of windows overlooks the lawn and Japanese gardens. Guests will enjoy the view as well as the cuisine, prepared by Proof of the Pudding, one of Atlanta’s most respected caterers.
Occupying 52 peaceful acres at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, it’s the perfect place for a country wedding. Get married beneath an old oak out on a meadow, or behind the barn beside Mossy Creek where you’ll be surrounded by trees. Host your reception inside the barn, and for a fun experience arrange to have your guests arrive via a wagon ride!
This family-owned horse farm is spread over 280 bucolic acres of green pasture, mountain trails, paddocks, springs and ponds. It’s the ideal place for horse lovers—when you exchange vows in the grassy clearing don’t be surprised to hear some soft whinnying in the background! Romantic receptions are held in the European-style barn, with its graceful exterior brick arches and long wooden tables piled with fresh flowers and organic treats. You’ll feel transported to Tuscany or Provence!
Richmond Hill, GA
The spectacular grounds of Henry Ford’s former winter retreat reflect all the grace and charm of low country Georgia. White-fenced equestrian paddocks, ponds teeming with birds, and trees dripping in moss will wow your friends and family. They’ll be further impressed by the Greek Revival Main House, whose front lawn and pool area provide an excellent setting for outdoor ceremonies and tented receptions. Afterwards, you and your guests can linger for the weekend in the luxurious accommodations.
Private and picturesque, this historic B&B showcases nature at its best. There’s a 12-acre meadow plus a choice of beautiful ceremony spots, and the open-air pavilion (with clear roll-down panels) is perfect for receptions year-round. Guests will dine on award-winning Continental American cuisine, and those who stay over can savor the inn’s hospitality while indulging in local activities like horseback riding, golf and fly fishing—or just cozying up on the porch.
Once you take a tour of this magical, elegantly rustic venue, you won’t be able to resist picturing your outdoor wedding here. Exchange vows in the Garden of Trees, which is bordered by tall pines, a spring-fed creek and a stacked-stone wall. The tentable Lakefront Lawn, located on the shores of Lake Rabun, is lovely for a reception or ceremony, while the Creekside Meadow is a great place for guests to enjoy cocktails or a friendly game of bocce ball or croquet. The original horse barn and acres of natural landscape provide endless photo ops.
Water views abound: You have your choice of ceremony sites with vistas near the lake, beside the lake and on the lake—plus a few poolside options, too! Party in a glass-enclosed or tented pavilion that showcases the scenery, or reserve the lodge’s Grand Ballroom for a more glamorous setting. Just 45 minutes from Atlanta, this 1,500-acre resort has a wealth of activities, from boating and horseback riding to zipline tours, hiking and pampering at the spa….
If you’re a fan of Anne of Green Gables, you’ll love this white clapboard house with its gabled roof and wraparound porch. Say “I do” on the lawn with trees all around, then invite your guests inside to dine in the ballroom. After primping in the vintage dressing room with its fireplace and antique furnishings, you’ll be ready for your closeup! There are lots of photo ops around the property, including a rustic red-and-white barn.
You’ll enjoy both traditional Southern charm and modern amenities at this former 1870s farmhouse set on four acres. Lush gardens and hundred-year-old oak trees provide a picturesque backdrop for ceremonies, while the light-filled ballroom features multiple French doors and windows, a fireplace and a wealth of architectural details. Outdoor celebrations are also held in the courtyard and on the front lawn. Creative cuisine is prepared by the award-winning Executive Chef/Owner from fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients.
Sea Island, GA
Situated in the Golden Isles, this historic Forbes Five-Star luxury resort presides over five miles of pristine, private coastline and is surrounded by ancient oaks, scenic marshland, and three championship 18-hole golf courses. Exchange vows beneath a canopy of moss-covered oaks, or say “I do” in the enchanting Cloister Chapel or the Spanish Lounge. You also have your choice of exquisitely appointed ballrooms, an outdoor oceanfront venue, or one of Sea Island’s serene wooded and landscaped locations. VIP accommodations along with a top-rated spa complete this fabulous destination wedding venue.