Outdoor Wedding Venues
If you want to have a garden wedding or buck tradition and get married under the stars, you may want to plan an outdoor wedding. Luckily, there are all kinds of outdoor wedding venues in North Georgia. Here’s a list of some of our favorite outdoor wedding venues and a few tips to help you find the right outdoor venue.
Basic Considerations When Planning an Outdoor Wedding in Georgia
Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor wedding venues in Atlanta, you need to cover the basics. How many people can the venue accommodate? Does it work with your budget? And is it in the right location in terms of proximity to overnight accommodations and similar concerns?
Focus on these essential elements first as you look at various outdoor wedding venues in Augusta GA or other parts of the state. If a site works based on those criteria, think about how you feel about the venue. Your personal preference is a big part of this decision.
Questions to Ask When Looking at Outdoor Wedding Venues in North Georgia
As you tour different outdoor wedding venues in North Georgia, you may want to ask a few questions. Consider asking the reps of prospective venues the following questions:
- What amenities are available? Find out what’s available on site and figure out if you need to rent bathrooms, portable fridges for caterers, or other amenities.
- Do you offer marquees? A marquee can be essential for protection from both the sun and the rain.
- Do you have an alternative indoor space in case of inclement weather? A backup plan can be essential for an outdoor wedding.
- Is there access to electricity outside? You may want power for caterers, bands, DJs, and other parts of your wedding.
- Is the site handicapped accessible? If you have guests in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties, you may want to make sure they can get around the outdoor venue.
Planning Food and Drinks at Outdoor Wedding Venues in North Georgia
Different venues, both indoors and out, have a variety of rules and arrangements for food and drink, and it’s critical to cover these issues before you decide on a venue and put down a deposit. In particular, find out if the facility has in-house caterers and bartenders or if you can bring your own.
If you can bring your own, ask if there are any restrictions, and ideally, see if the venue has a point person who can liaison with your caterer. In terms of stocking the bar, make sure the venue allows you to bring in alcohol, see if you have to purchase any insurance for the big day, and find out if you need to pay a corkage fee. That is a small per-bottle fee that some venues charge if you bring in outside alcohol.
To talk with some of these featured vendors and other wedding professionals, come to the next Georgia Bridal Show. We have so many different vendors you can almost plan your entire wedding in a single day at our convention.
If you represent an outdoor wedding venue in North Georgia, contact us about getting featured on our website or exhibiting at our next bridal show.
2400 On The River is a unique wedding venue nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and on the banks of the Coosawattee River. This quiet oasis is where nature comes together with one of a kind architecture to create a magical experience customized to your preferences. Exchange vows under the gazebo overlooking the water or enjoy a fireside …
This venue boasts beautiful views of the river. Nestled among large oak trees and Georgia pines is this farm-inspired building, with a fire pit for family style functions and a large arbor fit for the ultimate wedding experience. Whimsical touches at this venue will make your event the memory that you are looking for.
The Blue Heron is Athens newest and only riverside event venue for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners or most any type private party seating up to 200 guests. Amenities include: dining hall, dance floor, tables, chairs, bathrooms, dressing rooms, kitchenette for caterer, outdoor dock for ceremony or band,2000 sq.ft., sun deck overlooking river, 3 outdoor grills, and river access for water …
The Gainesville location of the Atlanta Botanical Garden offers a variety of options for private rentals. Say “I do” under a cathedral of trees with woodland blooms or host a party inside the striking event space overlooking a terrace pond.
Infuse your special day with natural elegance and say I do surrounded by the enchanting wooded beauty of park grounds in Stone Mountain wedding venues. Saturated in romance, this picturesque haven sets the stage for magical Stone Mountain weddings, big or small.
Dry Branch, GA
We have an incredible 2,200 acre property with a high end lodge and cabins on site. It’s the perfect site for a wedding with a lake and rustic chic flare!
Flowery Branch, GA
Bradford House and Gardens, located just North of Atlanta, offers a beautiful plantation-style house with lots of bright windows, warm pine floors, covered porches, and a year round blooming garden. We can accommodate up to 150 people for an indoor/outdoor reception. Enjoy the spacious, covered gazebo that sets amidst the natural beauty of our 7-acre property and accommodates up to …
Established in 2004, we are the most prestigious Atlanta outdoor wedding venue offering an exceptional full service experience that will make your special event come to life. Upon entering our estate, you will be captivated by the breathtaking beauty of our gardens, lush landscape and unique European Manor tucked away in its own private setting. From the exquisite custom architecture …
Reminiscent of a mountain lodge, Healy Point features a variety of settings for you to choose from for your wedding. The Lounge has a stone fireplace and windows overlooking the golf course. The Lakeview room is spacious and open with spectacular panoramic golf course and lake views. More intimate private dining rooms are available for rehearsal dinners, receptions and bridal …
Hightower Falls is an event venue that combines nature and rustic charm. It has an 80 foot, spring fed, cascading waterfall and an 1850 stone grist mill ruins that have attracted people for over 150 years. We are located approximately one hour west of Atlanta in the foot hills of the Appalachian Mountains between Rockmart and Cedartown, GA. The beauty …
House Island is a private Island in Casco Bay off the coast of Portland, Maine. It can be rented for private luxury lodging, a wedding venue, or a private event venue. House Island is a once in a lifetime venue for any event!
In the Woods is a beautiful new wedding venue in North Georgia. We have a chapel overlooking the lake, a 5200 sq ft reception hall sitting up to 250 guests, a Bridal Suite and Groom’s Lounge and a honeymoon suite cabin on the lake. We offer an all-inclusive type wedding package!
Indigo Falls Events is a 350 acre wooded paradise located Northwest of Atlanta. With three lakes, streams, walking trails, bridges, beautiful flowers and landscaped hills, we can help you and your families build a wedding with memories to last a lifetime.
We have an outdoor wedding location with church pews, a beautiful rustic elegant arbor that seats up to 220 …
Create the wedding and reception you have been dreaming of at the Venues at The James Madison Inn. Conveniently located downtown in the charming historic city of Madison, GA, this top rated luxury inn is the perfect romantic venue, complemented with Madison’s premier day spa.
Whether intimate or grand, garden or indoor, you will be surprised at how affordable a …
Located 45 minutes outside metro Atlanta, Lanier Islands Weddings provides breathtaking backdrops, world class amenities, and an incredible variety of venues, all within reach. With endless options from quiet lakeside ceremonies to elegant ballroom receptions, we have it all!
Lewallen Farms is a 400 acre venue that has beautiful mountain views every way you turn!
Looking for a private venue? You’ve come to the right place. When you book with us, you and your guests have exclusive access to the clubhouse and grounds of Lion Hills. No double booking here! We have several unique outdoor wedding locations on the property, and you are welcome to consider them all, whether it be lakeside, on the lawn, …
If you want a unique southern experience with charm and hospitality, come let us share your special day in the rustic beauty of Little River Plantation Lodge or Quails Landing at Little River Plantation.
This package includes (8) bedrooms (2 double beds per room) for 2-nights, our 30 ft gazebo as a wedding site, chairs and tables for the ceremony …
Lodge Montagna is North Georgia’s newest premier rustique venue for hosting weddings/receptions and special events nestled at the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, Lodge Montagna is the perfect destination setting for your wedding and is conveniently located less than one hour from the Atlanta and Athens areas. “Montagna” being of the French origin…in the mountains embraces the rustic décor …
At the Payne-Corley House, weddings are our specialty. Our nearly 4-acre property features several unique settings to beautifully accommodate intimate celebrations, grand affairs, and everything in between. For your dream outdoor wedding venue in Duluth GA, couples can be reassured that when you bring us your vision, we will create the perfect arrangement for your special day.
Orange Beach, AL
Discover a romantic beach wedding venue in paradise at Perdido Beach Resort. Whether dreaming of a beachfront grand affair on a terrace, a barefoot Gulf beach wedding, or an intimate reception in an elegant ballroom, our stunning paradise provides the perfect setting to complete your vision. From the rehearsal dinner to your farewell brunch, let our professional event team create …
Ideal for an intimate waterfront wedding, Ray’s on the River offers a picturesque wedding venue nestled against the Chattahoochee River. As an Atlanta Tradition since 1984, Ray’s on the River offers serene views while enjoying a menu filled with fresh seafood flown-in daily, prime cut steaks & chops, regionally grown vegetables, crafted cocktails and a Wine Spectator award-winning Wine List. …
Fancy ballrooms? Stuffy conference halls? Historic homes? Not quite your style. Yet a barn doesn’t seem right, either.
Welcome to Rocky’s Lake Estate, a 12-acre lakefront property in Woodstock, Georgia, where nature partners with talented professionals to bring you the wedding or special event that radiates both elegance and warmth. The moment you drive through the iron gates, …
Welcome to Sautee Mountain Retreat, a popular mountain destination venue! It is home to many corporate retreats, church retreats, and family reunions. The retreat is a marvelous getaway for Destination Weddings. The Serenity Garden features three unique cascading water features and Arbor for the ceremony. Honeymoon in one of the one bedroom cabins for a romantic stay. Avoid late night …
Smith-Gilbert Gardens is one of North Georgia’s botanical gems. A true collector’s garden with more than 4,000 species of plants on 17 acres, it is also simply a beautiful garden offering an ideal venue for your memorable outdoor event. The Gardens has an excellent contemporary outdoor sculpture display, with more than 30 sculptures featured throughout the property. History buffs will …