Atlanta Al Fresco: 15 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.


Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

Buford, GA

Style: Stylish venue set on 233 lushly wooded acres, with al fresco ceremonies set in the pretty outdoor Plaza Arbor receptions in the impressive Blue Planet Theatre, with its dramatic "water screen" cascading into an infinity pool.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Barnsley Resort

Adairsville, GA

Style: Exquisite 1840s estate-turned-luxury resort set on 3,000 lush acres, offering al fresco celebrations among the manicured gardens or amid the 19th-century Manor House Ruins, and elegant indoor events in a charming alpine chapel or the fireplace-accented Georgian Hall.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$
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Villa Christina

Atlanta, GA

Style: Fragrant blooms, graceful waterfalls, and lush landscaped gardens form the dreamy backdrop of an al fresco ceremony in the Villa Christina Gardens, with the tastefully appointed Azalea Ballroom nearby for an elegant indoor reception.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Pristine Chapel Lakeside

Jonesboro, GA

Style: 30-acre oasis with a wrought-iron gazebo at the edge of a sparkling lake and a cool reception hall complete with a rockin' audio system, swanky bar and lounge area, and huge dance floor.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Mill Creek Venue

Griffin, GA

Style: Historic 1800s grist mill where you can exchange vows beside the creek, then shift the celebration to the rustic-industrial open air pavilion designed with a vaulted ceiling whose whitewashed trusses are hung with glittering crystal chandeliers

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Venue 92

Woodstock, Georgia

Style: This unique event space offers plenty of flexibility to fit your vision, from al fresco ceremonies beneath a custom-built natural wood arbor to a versatile indoor space with a polished cement floor, soaring, multi-story windows, and an adjacent outdoor terrace.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Loews Atlanta Hotel

Atlanta, GA

Style: Stylish hotel blends modern luxury and Southern hospitality, with an airy Terrace for al fresco fun, and cool, contemporary indoor spaces on the 14th floor, with divine city views.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta, Georgia

Style: Mother Nature reigns at eight outdoor wedding sites (including the gorgeous Rose Garden, the Robinson Gazebo with its view of the pond, and the private brick-walled Trustees Garden), as well as the elegant Mershon Hall for indoor festivities.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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42West

Atlanta, GA

Style: Restored warehouse and private secret garden conveniently located in Northwest Atlanta outfitted with exposed brick walls, doors of iron and glass, oversized farm tables, and sleek metal chairs that give the space a chic industrial vibe.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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The Piedmont Room and Piedmont Garden Tent

Atlanta, Georgia

Style: The Piedmont Room boasts a soaring 30-foot ceiling and 12-foot-tall windows framing views of Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline, while the silk-lined Garden Tent outfitted with crystal chandeliers and gold Chiavari chairs hosts outdoor events.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Trolley Barn

Atlanta, Georgia

Style: Once home to Atlanta's first electric street railway line, this vintage venue has a main hall with a 30-foot, wood-beam ceiling, and a mezzanine, plus a tentable brick patio surrounded by lush gardens that's ideal for exchanging vows.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Piedmont Park Conservancy

Atlanta, GA

Style: Verdant, expansive park in the heart of Atlanta with plenty of beautiful event spaces, from a lush green lawn abutted by a renovated stable to a terrace off the historic Visitor's Center, overlooking the gleaming Lake Clara Meer.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Lawrenceville Female Seminary and Isaac Adair House

Lawrenceville, GA

Style: The park-like setting boasts one historic home with a quaint porch, Grand Lawn, pergola & arbor, and another with a rustic fireplace and romantic courtyard.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

Atlanta, GA

Style: Sophisticated hotel with luxe accommodations and impeccable service, highlighted by unforgettable al fresco ceremonies on the Terrace, with its 30-foot waterfall and Japanese Garden.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

Atlanta, GA

Style: Elegant hotel boasting a natural-light drenched ballroom and adjacent, sprawling al fresco terrace, with romantic ceremonies held in the lush private garden.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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