Best places to have an outdoor wedding in Atlanta

  • Eileen Falkenberg-Hull
  • For the AJC
6:20 p.m Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Things to Do in Atlanta

From historic estates to classic landscapes, Atlanta's neighborhoods offer unique outdoor wedding venues to fit your budget.

Smith Family Farm (Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta 30305) – Step back in time and go rustic with your choice of venue. The 1860s farmhouse and penned gardens provide a unique setting that can accommodate up to 350 guests. The rental fee starts at $4,500.

Dockside at Piedmont Park (12th Street NE at Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta 30309) – Stand beside the quiet intown escape of Lake Clara Meer where landscaped boardwalks and stone steps meet the visitor center inside Piedmont Park as you pledge your allegiance to each other. The venue seats up to 200 for a ceremony and rental prices range from $600-$1,200.

Rhodes Hall (1516 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta 30309) – The landmark former home on Peachtree Street can be decked out for your big day providing a uniquely Atlanta setting for your nuptials. Wedding rental rates start at $1,000 and include setup, cleanup and event time. Capacity varies by spaces utilized.

Galleria Gardens (The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339) – Tucked into the intersection of I-75 and I-285 next to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, The Georgian Club welcomes members and non-members to book Galleria Gardens, featuring a 20-foot waterfall and amphitheater-like setting. Contact the venue directly to learn more about pricing and schedule a tour.

Rose Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden (1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta 30309) – The scent of fresh rose blossoms will envelop your guests as the Midtown skyline serves as a backdrop when you get married inside the gates of one of Atlanta's favorite attractions. The space is large enough for 200 guests and rental prices start at $3,000.

Gardens and Grounds of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center (980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta 30306) – Numerous settings for your outdoor nuptials are available throughout the estate's 12.5 acres of gardens and grounds including the hydrangea memorial garden, formal gardens, and a terraced lawn. Capacity depends on ceremony space. Pricing varies by event space.

The Estate (3109 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta 30305) – Transform this historic estate into the perfect venue for your outdoor wedding. The terrace offers outdoor space while the interior of the house, including a wine cellar, offers unique opportunities for entertaining. Rental prices start at $2,000 with an additional food and beverage minimum.

Swan House Gardens (Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta 30305) – One of Atlanta's most iconic wedding spots and the location of President Snow's mansion in "The Hunger Games" trilogy, the Swan House provides an elegant backdrop for an outdoor wedding. The lawn can accommodate 750 guests and the rental fee starts at $6,500.

Ventanas (275 Baker St., Atlanta 30313) – Let sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline be the backdrop for your big day at this downtown space atop the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in the Luckie Marietta District. As a full-service venue, Ventanas will work with you to create a menu and event space perfect for your wedding. Prices and capacity vary by event spaces reserved.

View full experience