6 glorious venues to hold your Georgia wedding

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6 glorious venues to hold your Georgia wedding

On your big day, you'll want a wedding that's memorable and meaningful, but you don't need to travel to an exotic location in order to have your event at a stunning and unforgettable venue. 

In fact, Georgia hosts some of the most glorious wedding and reception venues your imagination could fathom. 

Celebrate your perfect day at one of these enchanting locations around the state:

Chota Falls Estate. Pricing starts at around $16,000 for 50 guests. 1810 Rickman Airfield Road, Clayton.706-490-5557. www.chotafalls.com.

At Chota Falls Estate, your wedding and reception will have a rustic, mountain feel on a private estate that features a cascading waterfall as the backdrop for your ceremony. Multiple ceremony locations exist, including the iconic fieldstone chapel surrounded by lush vineyards. After you exchange your vows, enjoy a full reception in the Grand Ballroom and an after party bonfire under the stars.

Maximum capacity: 250 guests

Catering: provided

Time restrictions: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Alcohol: bring your own

Ceremony type: indoor/outdoor

Reception type: indoor

Lanier Island

Lanier Islands. Pricing starts at around $11,000 for 50 guests. 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford. 678-753-9317. www.lanierislands.com.

Lanier Islands makes the perfect location if you want your wedding to feel like a luxury getaway for you and your guests. Surrounded by Lake Lanier, Lanier Islands sits on 1,500 acres and features multiple enchanting ceremony and reception sites, ranging from lakeside overlooks to lush, forested hideaways. You can even exchange your nuptials on a luxury yacht.

Maximum capacity: 500 guests

Catering: provided

Time restrictions: 8 a.m. to midnight

Alcohol: provided

Ceremony type: indoor/outdoor

Reception type: indoor/outdoor

Mansion on Forsyth Park Courtesy of Mansion on Forsyth Park

Mansion on Forsyth Park. Prices starting at $16,000 for 50 guests. 700 Drayton St., Savannah. 912-721-5012. www.marriott.com.

With a combination of authentic Southern charm and modern elegance, the Mansion on Forsyth Park will provide everything you need to have a beautiful ceremony and reception overlooking the waterfront. Located in Savannah, the mansion offers two picturesque ceremony sites and sophisticated reception sites for that classic wedding of your dreams.

Maximum capacity: 200 guests

Catering: provided

Time restrictions: 4 p.m. to midnight

Alcohol: provided

Ceremony type: outdoor

Reception type: indoor/outdoor

Jekyll Island Club Resort Courtesy of Jekyll Island Club Resort

Jekyll Island Club Resort. Prices starting at $16,000 for 50 guests. 371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island. 866-284-3746. www.jekyllclub.com.

At Jekyll Island Club Resort, you can have an island wedding without even leaving the state. Situated along some of the most stunning and unspoiled coastline in the South, you'll have the opportunity to say "I do" underneath towering, moss-covered trees and surrounded by the lush grounds of the Jekyll Island Club Resort. With richly decorated rooms featuring Victorian architecture, this venue has everything you could ask for in a truly Southern wedding.

Maximum capacity: 300 guests

Catering: provided

Time restrictions: 8 a.m. to midnight

Alcohol: provided

Ceremony type: indoor/outdoor

Reception type: indoor/outdoor

Rhodes Hall Courtesy of Rhodes Hall

Rhodes Hall. Prices starting at $8,300 for 50 guests. 1516 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-885-7800. www.georgiatrust.org.

If you want a little history on your wedding day, Rhodes Hall offers a charming venue filled with beautiful, sweeping staircases, stunning granite archways, painted glass windows and ornately decorated rooms. Built in 1904, Rhodes Hall offers a landmark destination for a wedding in the heart of the city.

Maximum capacity: 150 guests

Catering: options available

Time restrictions: 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Alcohol: bring your own

Ceremony type: indoor/outdoor

Reception type: indoor/outdoor

Jessie and Simone Leonard celebrate their marriage at Chateau Elan, in Braselton, GA. Robin Gaucher

Château Élan Winery and Resort. Prices starting at $8,200 for 50 guests. 100 Rue Charlemagne Drive, Braselton. 678-425-6008. www.chateauelan.com.

You just can't beat the romance and ambiance of a wedding held at the Château Élan Winery and Resort. Set against a backdrop of rolling, green vineyards, this extraordinary wedding and reception venue host an enormous array of amenities, including exquisite accommodations, breathtaking views and an unparalleled atmosphere for a vintage, rustic or vineyard wedding.

Maximum capacity: 600 guests

Catering: provided

Time restrictions: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Alcohol: provided

Ceremony type: indoor/outdoor

Reception type: indoor

Looking for even more ideas? Check out the best places to have an outdoor wedding in Atlanta

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