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 …
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!
Your love story deserves to be cherished and is unique. Experience the magic when the best event venue, cuisine and service all come together for your perfect day. Our venues located nationwide include private country club settings with golf course views and business clubs overlooking iconic skylines. Guests may indulge in our handcrafted cuisine and cocktails delivered with first-class service, …
Fête Chalet is a 1957 Rollon Canned Ham camper renovated in to a mobile bar. She is equipped with 6 taps ready for beer, wine, and champagne! Add your favorite cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, or any of our add-ons. This camper provides a full bartending service & a one-of-a-kind experience!
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!
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 …
Hilton Head Island, SC
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC is one of the world’s finest resort destinations. Located on three miles of beaches overlooking the sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean, Palmetto Dunes provides the perfect wedding location, with spectacular guest accommodations located throughout the resort property. The professional planning staff at Palmetto Dunes will assist with every detail including wedding/reception venue selection, …
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 …
Full of family southern hospitality, Rolling M Ranch, located in beautiful Northeast Georgia, lies along the Chickasaw Creek, just North of Tignall, GA on Highway 17. Located in Wilkes County, near the Elbert County Border, Rolling M Ranch is situated on 500 acres of rolling hills with wide open spaces. There are barns, ponds, a gazebo, and lots of southern …
Summerour Studio is an expansive, refurbished warehouse located in Atlanta’s exciting Westside, where the city’s industrial past frames many destinations for design, dining, and style. This wonderfully unique building is the main studio for Summerour & Associates architecture firm. Updated in 2005 by renowned architect Keith Summerour, the building was previously the home to Preston Rose Printing, and had been …
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 …
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 …
The Reserve Club offers members and their guests a beautiful setting for any special occasion. Our staff is here eager to help assist you in the planning of that special day. We will work with you each step of the way to ensure a wonderful event. Our culinary staff can craft any menu to your desire and our numerous facilities …
Young Harris, GA
The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge is a gorgeous all inclusive wedding destination that’s an easy 2 hour drive from Atlanta. What could be more picturesque than a elegant lakeside setting nestled in the folds of the breathtaking North Georgia Mountains? Our brides and grooms love looking over the calm waters of Lake Chatuge as they hold hands and exchange …
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.
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 …
Governors Towne Club Provides the Ideal Location For Your Wedding, Private Party or Corporate Event.
The Club offers a beautiful selection of full-service private party and event rooms, as well as a 6,000 sq. ft. ballroom suited to accommodate up to 250 guests.
Jekyll Island, GA
We are a Jekyll Island hotel set among oak trees, steps from the ocean.
Admire the maritime forest and protected sand dunes from our newly renovated Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island hotel, off I-95 and about 15 minutes from Brunswick, Georgia. Explore Georgia Sea Turtle Center, splash at Summer Waves Water Park or visit Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Discover …
Established in 1908, Hays-McDonald Farm is 450 acres of picturesque farm land. With our rustic barn that has an elegant charm, rolling fields, and beautiful venue the farm is the perfect backdrop to make your wedding day dreams come true!
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 …