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.

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Athens Blue Heron
2525 Atlanta Hwy
Athens, GA

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 …

(706) 353-6248
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Resort
Stone Mountain, GA

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.

(770) 465-3248
Indigo Falls Events
392 Red Mountain Road
Dallas, GA

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 …

(770) 443-4458
Lanier Islands Weddings
Buford, GA

Boasting over 14 wedding venues and locations throughout the 1,500-acre resort for both ceremonies and receptions, Lanier Islands is the perfect place to begin your new life together.

Whether your vision of an ideal ceremony is in a wooded lakeside hideaway or along beautiful lakeside shores, Lanier Islands offers many options for creating your picture-perfect Georgia wedding. Exchange your vows …

(678) 318-7859
Lewallen Farms
205 Sawyer Farm Road
Waleska, GA

Lewallen Farms is a 400 acre venue that has beautiful mountain views every way you turn!

(770) 547-8088
Lion Hills Vineyard
400 Murphy Industrial Blvd
Bremen, GA

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, …

(770) 537-4946
Lodge Montagna
6761 Historic Highway 441 N
Baldwin, GA

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 …

(678) 764-4232
Ray’s on the River
6700 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA

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. …

(770) 952-4209
The Crooked Creek Club
3430 Highway 9 N
Milton, GA

The Crooked Creek Club is the only choice when it comes to entertaining family, friends and clients.

Our magnificent 28,000 square-foot Tudor style Clubhouse, featuring a variety of event space is the perfect setting for weddings, receptions, celebrations and elegant, intimate dinners. Combine this with a terrace area overlooking the 18th fairway and the venue is the perfect place for …

(770) 475-2300 x5
The Gables at C+D Farms
3074 Diamond Hill Colbert Rd.
Colbert, GA

We are nestled on a 150-acre farm just fifteen minutes north of Athens Georgia surrounded by peaceful ponds and idyllic pastures. We have an event barn with over 7,500 square feet of sheltered party space, with additional dressing rooms, restrooms, and kitchen. If it’s a big party you are in the mood for, we’ve got a huge stage for bands …

(706) 255-3506
Walnut Hill Farm
Dalton, GA

Lose yourself in the unique and tranquil setting of Walnut Hill Farm. Our staff knows how to make your wedding celebration a memorable occasion. We take pride in caring for your individual needs.  Through all seasons, Walnut Hill exudes a welcoming ambience. We offer catering for the ceremony and reception, with both outdoor and indoor settings that overlook the grounds …

(706) 581-1984
Windermere Golf Club – ClubCorp
Cumming, GA

Welcome to Windermere Golf Club, located in Cumming, and Olde Atlanta Golf Club in Suwannee. Join us and enjoy membership at both clubs, our inviting community of Members, 36 holes of great golf and a list of amenities, including two dining venues, event rooms, practice facilities, tournament planning and more. We offer fun for everyone, including golf instruction, leagues and …

(678) 513-1000