Below you will find a curated list of the best wedding venues in North Georgia. 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.
Mountain views galore, this vineyard venue 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. Definitely one to add to your list of best wedding venues in North Georgia.
Address: 1717 Hwy 255 S, Cleveland, GA 30528
About an hour northeast of Atlanta, The Ruins at Kellum Valley is a unique outdoor wooded wedding venue in North Georgia 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.
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is the perfect wedding venue in North Georgia 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.
Address: 6321 US-76, Young Harris, GA 30582
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, this wedding venue in North Georgia has a 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.
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.
With 360° of year-round mountain views, Stovall House is a wedding venue in North Georgia that 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.
Cator Woolford is a tucked-away garden wedding venue 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.
Atlanta Botanical Garden is on the edge of Piedmont Park and has a variety of outdoor and indoor garden 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.
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.
Meadowlark 1939 is a dreamy garden wedding 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!
Address: 2613 Newnan Rd, Griffin, GA 30223
Address: 579 Travis St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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. Definitely one to add to your list of best outdoor wedding venues in North Georgia if you like this vibe.
About an hour north of Atlanta is The Greystone Estate, an indoor / outdoor wedding venue complete with rolling hills, a sweeping tree in the distance, 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 in North Georgia, making it great for photography. Greystone Estate can accommodate up to 200 wedding guests.
Sweet Olive Farm is an indoor / outdoor 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. This is one of the best, unique wedding venues in North Georgia.
A stunning outdoor wedding venue on a 160 acre farm with fields, forest, creeks and ponds. Imagine dancing with all of your best friends in a tent under the stars!
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.
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.
Address: 1324 Roscoe Rd, Newnan, GA 30263
European Vibes! A dreamy winery venue in North Georgia 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 North Georgia. I would argue that it makes my list of top 5 best wedding venues in Georgia.
Blue Mountain Vineyards is a winery wedding venue in North Georgia, 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.
Address: 184 Turkey Hl, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Ahhhh, Swan House. It’s a beauty. Another “European Vibes in Atlanta” location, Swan House is definitely one of the most beautiful luxury wedding venues in North 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.
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, most beautiful wedding venues in North Georgia.
Address: 409 Bishop St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
The Foundry is a unique and flexible event space that offers 12,000 square feet of space that can be molded to fit your preferences. 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.
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 Atlanta wedding venue can accommodate a huge guest list.
Address: 767 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307
Trolley Barn is a staple Atlanta wedding venue that 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.
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 this Atlanta wedding 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.
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.
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!
Address: 400 Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
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. Definitely a unique wedding venue in Atlanta.
Address: 535 Means St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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.”
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 🙂
Address: 275 Baker St, Atlanta, GA 30313
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.
Modern venue in the middle of West Midtown Atlanta with a rooftop patio and skyline views. From the venue’s website: “Our interior space, with its 16-foot ceiling and polished concrete floors, boasts a refined upscale interior with warm urban charm. The outdoor rooftop patio provides striking views of Atlanta’s Midtown skyline as well as beautiful sunsets to the west.”
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.
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?
Really beautiful, modern restaurant that can be rented out for your wedding!
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!
Address: 303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
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.
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!
Factory Atlanta is a huge venue! The space is a completely blank slate for you to create almost anything you can dream up.
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.
Address: 996 Huff Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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.”
Address: 199 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
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!
Address: 585 Wells St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312
If getting married at an iconic Atlanta brewery sounds like fun, this is your spot!
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.
This spot could have easily gone under the “garden wedding venues” category since its gardens are absolutely gorgeous!
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!
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!
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!
Oakland Cemetery is one of my favorite places in Atlanta, period, not just for weddings. I’ve spent many afternoons strolling around these incredible gardens thinking about life and death and what I wanted to eat for dinner. Kidding (sort of) but seriously, it might sound a bit strange to think about having a ceremony here but don’t knock it until you’ve taken a stroll around this place at sunset. If you’re having a super intimate (think: micro) wedding, they even have a small greenhouse that could be cool to host a dinner in.
This venue is a minimalist’s dream! If you love the look of sleek, white, naturally-lit spaces, definitely check it out!
Address: 1051 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606
A plant lover’s dream! You can host your wedding in State Botanical Garden’s tropical conservatory, which can seat up to 250 guests!
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.
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.
Address: 345 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601
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:
The best 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.
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!)
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!
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. If you’re looking for a photographer to capture your day in a non-cliche way, be sure to get in touch! Dates fill up fast, so it’s best to get in touch as soon as you have a date, or message me and we can find a date that I have free. Happy venue shopping!