Updated: Feb 15
The Peach state is usually thought of for its perfect weather, great food, and Southern hospitality. While each area is evolving, the cities still maintain their 19th century roots through their architecture. Many wedding locations today celebrate their history in their interior design giving their venues a vintage feel. Enjoy Georgia's white columns, gorgeous lawn manicuring, and spacious acreage that may soon become a part of your wedding day.
Atlanta, Fulton County - Our Top 3 Picks
Most Elegant - The Biltmore Ballrooms
Built in 1924, this stunning structure holds some of the most beautiful marble and mosaic work in the United States. Complete with Tennessee marble floors, detailed murals, and dazzling chandeliers, The Biltmore Ballrooms is truly the pinnacle of Southern luxury fit for a queen on her wedding day. Palladian openings and floor to ceiling windows mimic images similar to Buckingham Palace. If you're looking to hold a wedding for up to 1500 people, this epic venue is spacious enough to fit the bill.
Most Scenic - Atlanta Botanical Garden
If you were looking for an outdoor summer wedding erupting with greenery and flowers, this is your venue. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is one of the best in the country and has many different spaces to choose from at their location. Their most popular option is The Rose Garden, which during the late spring and fall, showcase dazzling petals as your nuptial backdrop. This enchanting venue also offers a fragrance garden and a Japanese garden, so that your wedding can be as unique as your love.
Budget-Friendly - Ray's On The River
Nestled against the Chattahoochee River, this scenic retreat looks like a painting. Tall trees and wildflower decorate the back of this highly acclaimed restaurant, exuding an elevated lake-house that is easy on your pocket. Ray's On The River has a large reception hall that fits 120 guests.
Augusta, Augusta-Richmond County - Our Top 3 Picks
Most Elegant - Marion Hatcher Center
This white mansion guards the surrounding forest like an angel. Built in 1835 as the home of a wealthy businessman, Marion Hatcher Center will transport you and your guests to the early 19th century. The venue, perfect for those who want the epitome of a Southern luxury wedding, will dazzle up to 299 guests. Take your wedding party pictures on this mansion’s front doorsteps, and you too, will make your mark on its long romantic history.
Most Scenic - West Lake Country Club
With over 5,000 square feet of entertaining space, this is the perfect venue for a big outdoor wedding. The backdrop consists of an award-winning landscaped golf course that opens up to a vast skyline. Easy on your guests, The West Lake Country Club also holds two large reception halls catered by one of their esteemed chefs. The classic backdrops allow many opportunities for customization and will give you and your guests beautiful views to enjoy throughout your special day.
Budget-Friendly - Enterprise Mill Events
This option gives you the rustic vintage appeal you're looking for without the price-tag. Enterprise Mill Events has brick-clad walls and wooden accents that will go beautifully with your rustic yet romantic wedding decor. This historic venue is great for a couple that wants a smaller ceremony, as it can intimately host up to 180 people. This venue offers a small-town feel with a downtown edge, celebrating a couple who loves classic elements. Bonus! The staff is highly rated in customer service, and weddings are the basis of their business. We love experts.
Savannah, Chatham County - Our Top 3 Picks
Most Elegant - Perry Lane Hotel
One of the many beautiful things about Georgia, is that there is a plethora of stunning hotels. Perry Lane Hotel pick truly exudes the term "Southern Wedding" as it incorporates all the grandeur that comes with it. It has stunning sunset views through floor to ceiling windows, a rooftop terrace that overlooks the city, an elegant 5-star dining fit for a queen on her wedding day. Elevated in every way, it's the most luxurious pick on this list.
Most Scenic - Forsyth Park
This Forrest-y pick lets you incorporate the beauty of nature on your special day. The most distinct attraction is the large fountain, which dazzles in the background. Couples who have married there have stated that their first kiss was made even more memorable by the fountain's sounds. This venue is pretty fairytale and high on the romance scale. If you're looking to have a smaller wedding, Forsyth Park is perfect and can be accessed quite easily. Simple, beautiful, and magical, what could be better?
Budget-Friendly - Doc Hill Farm
If you love a barn feel, then this pick is for you. The barn house maintained by husband and wife team Dr. Charles Miller and Mrs. Becky Miller since 1996, captures all the charm of a time gone by. Rooms painted vibrant pastels, and rocking chairs adorn this quaint location built in 1885. If you're looking to spend money on your wedding elsewhere, Doc Hill Farm gives you an excellent foundation to do so. You can customize the space to your liking and use the entire house to entertain, letting your wedding have an intimate feel with true southern roots.
Georgia has a unique option for you whether you want floor to ceiling mosaics or a simple ceremony by the river. Adding a touch of history to your wedding can create a classic feel that enhances a traditional wedding. Alternatively, the open spaces are ready to be customized to show your creativity and truly make it your own. When picking colors for your wedding try to accentuate tones that are already hidden in the venue. This will make for a cohesive look and add a touch of sophistication for your special day.
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