The Best North Georgia Wedding Venues for an Amazing Celebration

Below you will find a curated list of the best North Georgia Wedding Venues. We’re super lucky to have a huge range of options, from old warehouses, European-style vineyards and old mansions to backyard vibes and sweet garden-style venues. North Georgia and Atlanta have it all.

Wedding Venues in the North Georgia Mountains

Yonah Mountain Vineyards

Mountain views galore, this vineyard wedding venue in North Georgia has many options for ceremonies and receptions, including outdoor and indoor spaces. Inside, check out the lovely, small wine cellar that could be used for cocktail hour or even as an intimate wedding reception space). For outdoor weddings, the space can accommodate up to 200 guests.

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Address: 1717 Hwy 255 S, Cleveland, GA 30528

The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm

About an hour northeast of Atlanta tucked away in the North Georgia Mountains, The Ruins at Kellum Valley is a unique outdoor wooded wedding venue with a few different options for ceremonies and receptions. The Ruins are made out of 19th century restored stone and can seat up to 350 guests. There’s a lovely wooded area to sneak away to for photos at sunset, as well as a mountain view from the front yard of the property.

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Address: 705 Kellum Valley Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is the perfect wedding venue for those looking for a beautiful and serene setting for their wedding. Nestled in the North Georgia mountains, the resort offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, providing a picturesque backdrop for your ceremony and reception.

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Address: 6321 US-76, Young Harris, GA 30582

Meadows at Mossy Creek

Meadows at Mossy Creek is a contemporary wedding venue that boasts breathtaking views of the mountains and lush meadows. Located just an hour north of Atlanta, the venue's modern aesthetic and stunning scenery make it the perfect location for a wide range of events, from intimate elopements to grand celebrations. With its clean, white lines and black accents, the venue provides a blank canvas that can be tailored to suit any couple's vision.

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Address: 3216 Old Hwy 75 S, Cleveland, GA 30528

Splendor Mountain

The breathtaking vistas, serene waterfalls, and lush greenery are gorgeous and the outdoor venues on site can be a blank slate to work with on your wedding day.

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Address: 359 Eastman Mountain Rd, Tiger, GA 30576

The Stovall House Inn & Events

With 360° of year-round mountain views, Stovall House offers a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and reception. Exchange vows under the shade of majestic pecan trees, while taking in the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. The venue sits on 27 acres of lush greenery, providing ample space for dinner, dancing, and celebration. Additionally, their renovated commercial kitchen and vetted caterers ensure that your guests will be treated to delicious and memorable cuisine on your big day.

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Address: 1526 GA-255, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

Garden Wedding Venues in Georgia

Cator Woolford Gardens

Cator Woolford is a tucked-away oasis in Atlanta that includes Italian-style gardens, wooded areas for portraits, a circular paved courtyard with a grand italian staircase as a backdrop and an indoor Atrium for dance parties. The venue can accommodate up to 180 people. All proceeds from the venue support the Frazer Center, a non-profit that fosters inclusive communities.

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Address: 1815 S Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden is on the edge of Piedmont Park and has a variety of outdoor and indoor wedding venue options. One of the perks of getting married here is being able to use the gardens for portraits. One of my favorite places for photos on the property is the giant greenhouse. This venue can accommodate up to 250 people but also has options for micro-weddings and intimate celebrations.

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Address: 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Barnsley Resort

Gardens and ruins - what’s not to love? Barnsley Gardens is one of Georgia’s most luxurious venues with plenty of outdoor and indoor options that can be tailored to any taste.

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Address: 597 Barnsley Gardens Rd NW, Adairsville, GA 30103

Meadowlark 1939

Meadowlark 1939 is a dreamy garden venue with romantic pockets hidden everywhere you look. Meadowlark has major European vibes with overflowing ivy, magnolia trees, pools and statues throughout, not to mention the dreamiest greenhouse ever that can be used for portraits or intimate gatherings. Honestly if I were having a wedding this would be a top pick, for sure!

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Address: 2613 Newnan Rd, Griffin, GA 30223

Outdoor Georgia Wedding Venues

Grace Midtown Church

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Address: 579 Travis St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

The Inn at Serenbe

The Inn at Serenbe has upscale farm wedding vibes. I’ve photographed weddings in the wooded area on site as well as in the garden areas, both have been equally lovely.

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Address: 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268

The Greystone Estate

About an hour north of Atlanta is The Greystone Estate, a wedding venue complete with rolling hills, a small pond and an indoor reception option hall with grand chandeliers. This venue has tons of natural light, which is stands out among typical wedding hall style wedding venues, making it great for photography. Greystone Estate can accommodate up to 200 wedding guests.

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Address: 200 Greystone Estate, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Four Oaks Manor

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Address: 3198 Hamilton Mill Rd, Buford, GA 30519

Sweet Olive Farm

Sweet Olive Farm is a farm venue with a twist. The farm is an animal rescue farm and the property has an incredible victorian style home to get ready in, making the ceremony location beside it feel more like a backyard vibe than a farm wedding.

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Address: 880 Parkview Rd, Winterville, GA 30683

Sweet Meadow Farm and HomePlace

A stunning 160 acre farm with fields, forest, creeks and ponds.

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Address: 1115 Beech Creek Rd, Tallapoosa, GA 30176

Cherry Hollow Farm

Cherry Hollow Farm is the perfect place for an open-air wedding with romantic backdrops. You can choose to have your ceremony under the massive brick arches, vine-covered walls, and fountain or on an expansive green lawn abutting pastures and gardens. The venue offers a variety of architectural and organic backdrops for your photos, and the reception can be held in the 1860’s lounge, grand dining hall, or the industrially infused reception hall.

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Address: 12525 Jones Ferry Rd, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268

Vinewood Stables

Vinewood Stables is a popular venue that is located a short drive from downtown Atlanta. This historic Georgia homestead and horse stables have been fully renovated, providing all the modern amenities while still preserving its charm. It offers an ideal location for a wedding, with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate different size of events. The Main House and Wedding Pavilion are perfect for ceremonies, while The Stables have been redesigned to provide an elegant and sophisticated setting for receptions with a built-in bar and catering area. The property also features breathtaking views of the hillsides, rolling pastures and ancient oaks.

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Address: 1324 Roscoe Rd, Newnan, GA 30263

Winery Wedding Venues in Georgia

Montaluce Winery

European Vibes! A dreamy vineyard venue with rolling hills, stunning views and neutral color palettes, this venue would be perfect for any couple who wishes they could have a destination wedding in France but can’t convince grandma to make the trip. 🙂 Montaluce is definitely one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Georgia.

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Address: 501 Hightower Church Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Blue Mountain Vineyards

Blue Mountain Vineyards is a wedding venue located an hour north of Atlanta and minutes from the historic town of Dahlonega. This beautiful family-owned and operated venue offers breathtaking vantage points from its three-acre vineyard, open-air ceremony site, and 5,000 square foot event barn to perfectly host your wedding. The venue can accommodate up to 250 guests with seating and tables available, including ten farmhouse tables designed and built onsite.

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Address: 184 Turkey Hl, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Luxury Wedding Venues in Georgia

Swan House at The Atlanta History Center

Ahhhh, Swan House. It’s a beauty. Another “European Vibes in Atlanta” location, Swan House is definitely one of the best wedding venues in Georgia. Definitely upscale and can definitely accommodate a huge guest count (however I’ve also seen intimate and micro-weddings happen here, too!) While you’re not allowed to have your party inside the house itself, it does make a stunning backdrop for a ceremony and the grounds around the Swan House are gorgeous in photos. They offer indoor reception options (just not the house itself) and I’ve also seen people set up outdoor open-air receptions in the gardens.

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Address: 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Summerour

Summerour is another luxury wedding venue in Atlanta with upscale European vibes. The courtyard is full of dreamy, viney things and the getting-ready area has natural light and good vibes. I’m a fan of this place, and it’s definitely one of the best wedding venues in Georgia.

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Address: 409 Bishop St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

The Foundry at Puritan Mill

The Foundry is a unique and flexible event space that offers 12,000 square feet of space. Its features such as original pine beams, expansive skylights, and polished concrete floors, reflecting the industrial past and lively present of Atlanta's Westside neighborhood.

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Address: 916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Atlanta Wedding Venues

Fernbank Museum

If a reception under dinosaur fossils is your thing, this is your spot. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I first heard that Fernbank hosted weddings, but after photographing a wedding there, I was pleasantly surprised at how cool it turned out! While I’d recommend getting ready off-site, the grounds on the property do have a lot of pretty little nooks and crannies for outdoor portraits. Bonus, this place can accommodate a huge guest list.

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Address: 767 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307

Trolley Barn

Trolley Barn is a staple in Atlanta and gives backyard wedding vibes when people have their ceremonies in the courtyard. Photo locations nearby include Inman Park neighborhood streets, Springvale Park (small forested area within walking distance to the venue), Oakland Cemetery or even the Atlanta Beltline if you’re feeling adventurous.

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Address: 963 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

DeKalb History Center Museum

Aka The DeKalb Courthouse. And, I get it. Getting married at a courthouse might spark a certain image in your mind but this place is different. The upstairs part of the venue has a hall full of marble where people can host ceremonies and receptions. The place fills with natural light during the day, making it ideal for photography. Nearby places to take photos include the Decatur Square which has quirky little allies, shops and a tiki bar.

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Address: 101 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030

High Museum

You can get married at the High? Yeah! My favorite is their outdoor space called the Sifly Piazza that can be used for ceremonies and receptions. They also have several indoor options.

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Address: 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Piedmont Park Greystone

Greystone is Piedmont Park’s main wedding venue. There’s not a lot of getting-ready space here so I would recommend getting ready at a nearby hotel or airbnb, but the space itself is pretty great for everything else wedding-related. If having your wedding photos taken in Piedmont Park is appealing to you, this could be a great option!

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Address: 400 Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center

The outdoor open-air pavilion at Atlanta Contemporary is a cool option for both ceremonies and receptions. At night, the pavilion lights up beautifully for those dreamy reception photos we all love.

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Address: 535 Means St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Bishop Station

From the venue's website: "The main room is 3,600 square feet of chic industrial space with pristine hardwood floors in a chevron pattern. The walls are antique brick with three sides of expansive windows. A tall curved pine ceiling is finished by two ornate iron chandeliers. Take the elevator or the stairs to the lower level where we have an additional 3,600 square feet of event space that includes a furnished lounge area and a beautiful built-in bar."

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Address: 500 Bishop St NW Building D, Atlanta, GA 30318

Ventanas

Ventanas has the best wedding venue rooftop view in Atlanta. Sometimes, if you’re extra nice to the staff (or arrange it with your venue planner ahead of time) they’ll let you go up to the helicopter pad for portraits 🙂

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Address: 275 Baker St, Atlanta, GA 30313

The Roof at Ponce City Market

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that one of Atlanta's famous landmarks also doubles as a wedding venue! The Rooftop Terrace on top of Ponce City Market is awesome, offering a unique and exceptional experience with beautiful views of the Atlanta skyline. The space can be enjoyed rain or shine. The venue features 10,000 sq. ft of mixed indoor and outdoor space and can accommodate up to 350 guests for a reception and 220 seated capacity.

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Address: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Restaurant Wedding Venues in Atlanta

Sun in My Belly

Sun in my Belly is an Atlanta staple and the perfect spot for an intimate wedding. The food is so good and the place gives a neighborhood insider vibe. For photos, I like to take couples around the neighborhood during golden hour.

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Address: 2161 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

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Address: 2161 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Canoe

Canoe’s River Garden is a sweet outdoor space for medium sized weddings (50-140 guests). Tons of options around the property for photos, what’s not to love?

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Address: 4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

The General Muir

Really beautiful, modern restaurant that can be rented out for your wedding!

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Address: 1540 Avenue Pl B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329

Kimball House

This is one of my favorite restaurants and they have a (very) intimate room where they host micro wedding receptions. Your guests will love their meal here!

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Address: 303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Wahoo! Grill

This place has an outdoor courtyard with lots of greenery to host a wedding ceremony and can accommodate up to 110 seats plus additional standing room.

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Address: 1042 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Industrial Wedding Venues around Atlanta

Upstairs Atlanta

I love Upstairs Atlanta so much. The venue is a raw space with industrial finishes and an outdoor backyard-style covered patio area for cocktails or reception happenings and there’s also an upstairs cocktail lounge. I recommend going off-site for portraits and nearby spots include Cabbagetown (or the Atlanta Beltline if you’re feeling adventurous), Grant Park and Oakland Cemetery. Bonus, the team at Upstairs is incredible and will take care of you!

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Address: 750 Glenwood Ave SE Bldg 100, Atlanta, GA 30316

Factory Atlanta

Factory Atlanta is a huge venue! The space is a completely blank slate for you to create almost anything you can dream up.

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Address: 5616 New Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341

Westside Warehouse

This is such a cool space. The courtyard is such a vibe and the indoor space is pretty much a blank slate. I’ve seen some super cool transformations here with guest counts up to 215.

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Address: 996 Huff Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

The Stave Room at American Spirit Works

From the venue's website: " This 60,000 square foot space includes a fully functioning distillery, covered courtyard and a 10,500 square foot event space. The interior space, with its 18-foot ceiling and polished concrete floors, boasts a refined yet rustic interior with warm urban charm."

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Address: 199 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Ambient Plus Studio

This photography studio doubles as an event space and as you can image (with it being a photo studio, it has amazing natural light! Every wedding I've photographed here has been completely unique since the space is totally blank which means you can make it exactly what you want it to be!

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Address: 585 Wells St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312

Atlanta Area Breweries

Monday Night Brewing

If getting married at an iconic Atlanta brewery sounds like fun, this is your spot!

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Address: 670 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Mansion Wedding Venues in Atlanta

Rhodes Hall

Rhodes hall is kind of like a castle which means all you really need to add are some beautiful florals and you're set as far as decor goes. Some of the weddings I've photographed here have had ceremonies and cocktail hours on the front lawn, and dinners throughout the first floor of the building.

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Address: 1516 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

This spot could have easily gone under the "garden wedding venues" category since its gardens are absolutely gorgeous!

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Address: 980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Small Atlanta Wedding Venues

Private airbnb backyard weddings

If you're having a small event, consider renting an airbnb and have a backyard shindig! Of course, check with the owners to make sure it's ok with them first (pro-tip: if you fall in love with a listing but the page says parties aren't allowed, ask anyway! You'd be surprised how many homeowners will allow this despite the listing!) The cool thing about backyard weddings is that they can be as formal or as casual as you'd like. I've photographed some incredibly stunning backyard weddings and they're always a blast!

Arabia Mountain

Not exactly a wedding venue, but a stunning place to elope or have a micro-wedding ceremony. You must get a permit to shoot here, and they are super strict about leave-no-trace (as they should be!) so definitely something to keep in mind. If you do get a permit, Arabia has some of the best sunsets in Atlanta. I highly recommend the extra effort to climb to the top (not super challenging but maybe don’t wear heels or bring extra shoes) for golden hour!

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Cloudland Canyon

Giant waterfall! One of Georgia’s best. The only catch is that you’re probably going to want to do a ton of glute exercises leading up to your wedding day if you want photos in front of it because you’re going to have to climb a ton of stairs. Trust me on this one, don’t go without some glute muscles 🙂 But…pretty!

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Address: 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd, Rising Fawn, GA 30738

Oakland Cemetery

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Address: 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Athens, GA Wedding Venues

1051 Baxter

This venue is a minimalist's dream! If you love the look of sleek, white, naturally-lit spaces, definitely check it out!

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Address: 1051 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606

The State Botanical Garden of GA's Great Room

A plant lover's dream! You can host your wedding in State Botanical Garden's tropical conservatory, which can seat up to 250 guests!

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Address: 2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605

Barn South

Don't let the name fool you, this isn't a typical barn venue. The venue has a modern, white, natural light vibe with indoor and outdoor space for your wedding.

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Address: 2810 Mountain Creek Church Rd, Pendergrass, GA 30567

Wall & Broad

I once photographed an intimate wedding at an old inn on the western coast of Ireland which had a gorgeous dining room - the stuff dreams are made of. This venue gives those vibes.

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Address: 345 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601

North Georgia Wedding Venue FAQs

Where should I get ready for my wedding?

Hotels for Getting Ready in Atlanta

  1. Hotel Clermont
  2. Wylie Hotel

Airbnbs for Getting Ready in Atlanta

Airbnbs are awesome if you’re looking for a place to sprawl out while getting ready or having a place for everyone to get ready together. Often my couples rent houses with several spaces where each group can get ready with their friends, which makes getting-ready photos super simple.

When choosing an airbnb to get ready for your wedding in, some things you’ll want to consider are:

  1. Does the owner allow it?
  2. Is there plenty of natural light coming in through the windows where you will be getting ready?
  3. Vibe check? Would the aesthetic look cool in photos? (not mandatory but a nice bonus to have)
  4. Is there a nice, shaded backyard / other outdoor space in case we need to use it for a first look?

Here’s a link to one of my favorite airbnb listings in Atlanta.

What is the average cost of a wedding venue in Georgia?

Wedding venues in Georgia range from $5,000-$10,000 and up depending on add-ons. Getting married on a weekday can decrease the venue fee since most venues have higher prices for Friday, Saturday and Sunday weddings.

What is the best month to get married in Georgia?

Spring and fall are the most popular times to get married in Georgia. Summers in Georgia are borderline miserable, so it’s best to avoid having an outdoor wedding in June, July and August, if possible. October is the most popular month to get married in Georgia, so it’s a really good idea to book your favorite vendors super early if you’re planning on getting married in October (Seriously, in the 11 years I've been photographing weddings, I've never had a free weekend in October!)

Are there any more affordable georgia wedding venues?

If you’re looking to save money on your wedding, one of the best options is to elope in a park (Arabia Mountain above is a great option!) or to rent one of the venues above during the week for a couple of hours for a micro-wedding. Many places will allow you to use their outdoor spaces for a small fee. Once you’ve narrowed down where you will say your vows, pick a nice restaurant to have a romantic dinner with your new spouse or family - easy, stress-free and incredibly lovely!

Which Georgia venue is right for you?

I had a lot of fun creating this curated list of all the best wedding venues in North Georgia! Whether you’re looking to elope or host a mega-celebration for your big day (or somewhere in-between), there are so many great options to choose from.

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