With the weather warming up, you inch closer and closer to your wedding day.
As you put the final touches on your Atlanta wedding, you want to make sure every element is a pure representation of the love you and your fiancé share for one another. However, while the focus is rightfully on the couple, it’s also important to remember it’s about bringing two families together, blending them into one.
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One of the best ways to do that is to celebrate them along with your union during your rehearsal dinner. To help you do just that, consider hosting your rehearsal dinner at one of Atlanta’s most notable locations.
Housed in the former location of Horseradish Grill at Chastian Park, The Chastain serves up classic comfort food with an innovative twist. Plus, the restaurant offers three private dining spaces ideal for intimate rehearsal dinners with 30 guests or less. These include the 1946 Room with its own private entrance, the Old Oak Terrace that takes advantage of Atlanta’s fantastic weather, and the South Terrace, which can be used in tandem with the 1946 Room.
Location: Buckhead/Northeast Atlanta – 4320 Powers Ferry Road; Website: thechastainatl.com; Contact: 404-257-6416
Maggiano’s Little Italy
A long-time Atlanta favorite for Italian food, Maggiano’s Little Italy welcomes you and your families to come together at this 1940s Italian-themed restaurant. Whether you have 10 family members or 300 guests, the restaurant has five private rooms where you can sit down together for a family-style dinner. What better way to celebrate the joining of two families than breaking bread together?
Location: Dunwoody – 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road; Website: maggianos.com; Contact: 770-804-8898
Located on a seven-acre estate in Lawrenceville, Little Gardens is anything but. The expansive grounds overflow with manicured gardens, a waterfall pouring into a koi pond, and picturesque spots around every corner. Accommodating anywhere from 50 to 300 people, you can have an intimate outdoor gathering or an elegant night under the stars.
Location: Lawrenceville - 3571 Lawrenceville Highway NW; Website: magicweddingvenues.com; Contact: 770-923-3434
The St. Regis Atlanta
If it’s urban sophistication coupled with elegance you want, The St. Regis Atlanta delivers. Featuring 10 event rooms, you’re sure to find a space that perfectly matches your ideal rehearsal dinner setting. In fact, you can choose from indoor or outdoor venues for your big event so it aligns with your overall wedding vision.
Location: Buckhead/Northeast Atlanta – 88 West Paces Ferry Road; Website: stregisatlanta.com; Contact: 404-563-7900
Located in the Kimptom Sylvan Hotel in Buckhead, The Betty is a throwback to a bygone era. This supper club-inspired restaurant brings together mid-century glam and modern sensibility with a menu of American continental cuisine that has been updated for today’s sophisticated palate. There’s also a private dining room for up to 22 guests where you can celebrate your union with flair.
Location: Buckhead/Northeast Atlanta – 374 E. Paces Ferry Road NE; Website: thebettyatl.com; Contact: 470-531-8902
This three-story, 1839 home harkens back to an era gone by, but the luxury and ambience is definitely up to date. While the ballroom accommodates up to 300 people, there are more intimate spaces on the property for smaller celebrations.
Location: Roswell – 674 Mimosa Blvd; Website: magicweddingvenues.com; Contact: 770-594-2299
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Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill
Whether you have 150 or 350 guests, Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill offers several scenic spaces for your rehearsal dinner. There’s the 25,000-square-foot deck overlooking Vickery Creek, two separate rooms for an indoor dinner, and, if needed, the large ballroom. Plus, the venue provides all food and beverage and handles set-up and clean-up.
Location: Roswell – 85 Mill St., Building B; Website: eventscatering.com; Contact: 770-518-9220
The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain
If you’re looking for an outdoor venue, The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain welcomes you to celebrate your rehearsal dinner at The Pavilion, where you’re surrounding by gorgeous trees and lush landscaping. If you prefer an indoor event, The Hunt House is a more intimate space complete with two wood-burning fireplaces.
Location: Marietta – 1127 White Circle NW; Website: gardensatkennesaw.com; Contact: 770-396-5361
Heritage Sandy Springs
At this Atlanta venue, you can choose the Sandy Springs History Museum at the Williams-Payne House and Garden for your rehearsal dinner. The 1869 plain style farmhouse features a brick terrace with lighted tent, a gazebo and a historic spring shelter. Or you can select a ballroom in the Blue Stone Building or opt for an outdoor event on the Entertainment Lawn.
Location: Sandy Springs - 6110 Bluestone Road; Website: citysprings.com/heritage; Contact: 404-851-9111
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