7 most romantic spots to celebrate your anniversary around Atlanta

Facts about Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Celebrating an anniversary deserves a special outing with your loved one, and, thankfully, Atlanta offers many romantic spots to make your moment extra special.

Whether you are looking for a tried-and-true romantic location like a restaurant or a spot that offers more privacy, you’re sure to find the right location at one of these seven most romantic spots to celebrate your anniversary around Atlanta:

An intimate restaurant


A perennial favorite for special occasions, and especially anniversaries, Canoe sits along the Chattahoochee River in Vinings. Before or after your meal, you can meander along the walkways through the gardens, sharing a moment alone.

Location: Northeast Atlanta - 4199 Paces Ferry Road; Website: canoeatl.com; Contact: 770-432-2663

Apres Diem

Located in Midtown, Apres Diem serves up a menu filled with seafood, pasta, and more served European style. On Friday and Saturday nights, you can enjoy music by the featured DJ, and surprise your loved on with a dance.

Location: Midtown - 931 Monroe Drive, Suite C-103; Website: apresdiem.com; Contact: 404-872-3333

The symphony

You can’t go wrong with a night filled with music from a live orchestra.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Location: Midtown - 1280 Peachtree St. NE; Website: aso.org; Contact: 404-733-5000

Georgia Symphony Orchestra, performances at four different venues, depending on the event. Location: Marietta - 36 Trammell St SW Suite 100; Website: georgiasymphony.org; Contact: 770-615-2908

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, head to the Perimeter College of Georgia State University’s Clarkston Campus to see the orchestra perform in the Marvin Cole Auditorium. Location: Dekalb County - 3773 Memorial College Ave; Website: dekalbsymphony.org; Contact: 678-891-3565

Georgia’s wineries

Georgia Wine Tours, all tours start at one of two pick-up/drop-off locations: Cobb Galleria Centre Parking Deck or the Dunwoody MARTA Station.

With more than 50 wineries in the state, it might seem overwhelming to try and see them all, or even just a few. With Georgia Wine Tours, you can let them choose an itinerary for you, or you can work together to customize your own journey through the vineyards.

Website: georgiawinetours.com; Contact: 404-924-1288

Chateau Elan welcomes you to tour the winery and enjoy a wine tasting. It’s the ideal spot for any anniversary celebration. Follow it up with a couples massage, before enjoying a romantic dinner in one of the onsite restaurants. Make it a true romantic getaway by booking a room at the Inn at Chateau Elan.

Location: 100 Rue Charlemagne Drive, Braselton, GA 30517; Website: chateauelan.com; Contact: 678-425-0900

Picnicking at Atlanta’s parks

Piedmont Park

For the best views, throw out your picnic blanket alongside Lake Clara Meer with the Atlanta skyline as a backdrop. Make your anniversary picnic extra special with gourmet takeout, flowers and luxe throw pillows.

Location: Midtown - 1320 Monroe Dr NE; Website: piedmontpark.org.

Alpharetta Arboretum at Webb Bridge Park

Before or after a romantic picnic, take a stroll along the 1.5-mile trail and enjoy trees representing all three of Georgia’s geographic regions: the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont and the North Georgia mountains.

Location: 4780 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005; Website: awesomealpharetta.com; Contact: 678-297-6123

Romantic hikes

East Palisades Trail on the Chattahoochee River Along the East Palisades Trail you can hike through a small bamboo forest or climb the bluffs overlooking the Chattahoochee River, all just minutes from Midtown Atlanta.

Sweetwater Creek Red Trail A moderate hike, the Sweetwater Creek Red Trail follows alongside the whitewaters of the creek, taking you to the ruins of a historic Civil War mill in Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs.

Spas that offer couples treatments

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Relax with your loved one during a full-body massage, and enhance the experience with your choice of aromatherapy oils.

Location: Midtown - 75 14th St. NE; Website: fourseasons.com; Contact: 404-881-9898

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

Enter the spa’s Magnolia Suite, where you and your partner will begin your experience in an aromatic bath followed by an aromatherapy massage.

Location: Buckhead - 3376 Peachtree Road NE; Website: waatl.com; Contact: 404-995-7526.

In the skies above Atlanta

From atop Ventanas

Enjoy an intimate dinner with your loved one, and then make your way up to the restaurant’s elevated helipad where you can embark on a Prestige Helicopters tour of the city.

Location: 275 Baker St.; Website: ventanasatlanta.com; Contact: 404-766-3867

North Atlanta Executive Air Service

Book the anniversary special, and take in the twinkling lights of Buckhead at night as you sip champagne.

Location: Chamblee - 3150 Corsair Dr, Atlanta, GA 30341; Website: atlantaheli.com; Contact: 678-362-3415

This story was originally published by Mary Caldwell in 2018 and has since been updated.

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