Nature loving Atlanta-based couples might be worried about finding a wedding venue that perfectly reflects their passion for the great outdoors. Amongst the activity of the city, it can be hard to think of a more relaxed, secluded space to host their wedding. Thankfully for these couples, there are more choices than it may seem. There are multiple gorgeous wedding venue options surrounding Atlanta that will allow you escape the bustle of the city and say your vows amongst nature—all within an hour drive of downtown.
2382 Pine Mountain Road. Kennesaw, GA 30152
Green thumbs will love Smith-Gilbert Gardens, located just 40 minutes outside of Atlanta in Kennesaw. The gardens feature over 4,000 species of plants, many of which are unique to American gardens. The 17-acre property will provide a picturesque backdrop for your reception and ceremony. They offer a variety of wedding packages for everything from intimate ceremonies to celebrations hosting up to 150 guests. Amenities include bride and groom dressing areas, tables and chairs, a tent for the reception (or use of the Hiram Butler House for smaller receptions), valet parking, and more.
392 Red Mountain Road. Dallas, GA 30157
If you dream of getting married surrounded by lakes, streams, bridges, flowers, and landscaped hills, Indigo Falls Events is the spot for you. The 350-acre property—which has won The Knot’s Best of Weddings award 5 years in a row—features two outdoor ceremony spaces to choose from, a rustic yet elegant reception hall that can host up to 220 people, and an outdoor fireplace for guests to cozy up by. Amenities include bride and groom dressing areas, parking attendants and shuttle service, access to their DJ and florist, as well as furniture, tableware, and linens.
7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy. Buford, GA 30518
Lanier Islands Weddings offers 8 uniquely beautiful wedding ceremony venues that overlook Lake Lanier, as well as multiple event spaces for the following reception. Ceremony options include gorgeous locations such as Peachtree Pointe, a large ceremony space that overlooks the lake from atop a hill, which can host up to 498 guests. A more intimate option is Venetian Pier, where up to 100 guests can join you out on the lake as you say your vows. Lanier Islands Weddings offers both Full and Intimate Wedding packages. Depending on the package, amenities may include customized dining options, access to resort golf carts, furniture, linens, and tableware, and more.
2173 Cartersville Hwy. Rockmart, GA 30153
Atlanta couples looking to get out of the city and enjoy secluded, lush greenery will fall in love with In the Woods, which has won Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Award in 2017 and 2018. The gorgeous property, which is located an hour outside of Atlanta in Rockmart, is surrounded by 250 acres of greenery and woodlands. The space features an open-air chapel that overlooks a lake, as well as a 5200 square foot reception hall that can fit up to 250 guests. There is even a Honeymoon Suite Cabin on site for couples to enjoy after their “I dos.” Amenities include access to an on-site wedding coordinator, in-house DJ, access to their florist, shuttles and drivers for the day, as well as furniture and tableware.
1735 Cochran Road. Dallas, Georgia 30132
Pumpkinvine Gardens offers 35 acres of secluded, beautiful grounds, giving you endless possibilities for your outdoor ceremony. The event space offers customizable event packages for 25 to 150 guests. The elegant southern mansion on the property has a wraparound porch, allowing guests to enjoy views of the grounds from every angle. Amenities include bride and groom dressing areas, two stone fireplaces indoors, and access to their partner wedding cake baker.
If you are in the process of planning your wedding, come to the next Georgia Bridal Show near you to explore event space options around Atlanta, GA and all across the Southeast. You will also have the chance to meet with wedding vendors of all talents who can help bring your wedding vision to life!