Atlanta Al Fresco: 17 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.


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: $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$

Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

Style: Upscale boutique hotel in the heart of stylish Buckhead, with airy, light-flooded reception rooms and a 15th-floor patio with jawdropping skyline views.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$

Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Style: 1885 brick treasure in the heart of Lawrenceville's charming town square, with lovely manicured grounds, a sweet outdoor gazebo shaded by trees, and wonderful vintage details throughout (including a romantic turret!).

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill

Roswell, Georgia

Style: Picturesque site boasting a lovely rustic hall with floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious deck overlooking Vickery Creek, as well as a classic covered bridge that's great for photos.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Wahoo! Grill

Decatur, GA

Style: Cool bistro with an "urban oasis" vibe, featuring a lush private garden plus a glass-walled Garden Room and patio.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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: $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$ • $$$

Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club

Douglasville, Georgia

Style: Luxe retreat with plenty of rustic & refined event spaces—from elegant ballrooms to scenic flagstone patios, lawns, and al fresco pavilions—all set on 1,100 manicured acres.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$

Lawrenceville Female Seminary and Isaac Adair House

Lawrenceville, Georgia

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: $ • $$

The Conservatory at Waterstone

Acworth, Georgia

Style: Vintage-chic building blends modern loft and rustic French country styles, with a lovely arbor in the open-air courtyard, where wooden pergolas shelter guests and the picturesque building itself provides the backdrop.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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: $$ • $$$

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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