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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Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
4 Queens Folly Road
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, …

(843) 686-9643
Payne-Corley House
2987 Main Street
Duluth, GA

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.

(770) 476-5366
Perdido Beach Resort
22700 Perdido Beach Blvd
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 …

(251) 981-9811 x115
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
Rocky’s Lake Estate
2700 Cox Road
Woodstock, GA

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, …

(770) 926-7945
Rolling M Ranch Events
7780 Elberton Road
Tignall, GA

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 …

(706) 461-0694
Sautee Mountain Retreat
595 Highway 255
Clarkesville, GA

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 …

(404) 985-7859
Smith-Gilbert Gardens
2382 Pine Mountain Road
Kennesaw, GA

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 …

(770) 919-0248
Spring Hollow Events
5304 Old Highway 250
Claxton, Georgia 30417

Spring Hollow Events where sweet memories begin. The perfect place for all of your life events!

Only minutes from Savannah, Statesboro and surrounding towns.

(912) 313-4140
Spring Lake Events
445 Government Farm Rd
Rockmart, GA
We are an outdoor barn wedding venue with a gorgeous serene lake located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia in Rockmart. Our ceremonies are held lakeside on vintage wooden pews, under a handmade cedar arch. Our wedding receptions are held inside a rustic open-air barn graced with charming decor. Our guests love the place so much they don’t even want to …
(770) 377-6962
Summerour Studio
409 BISHOP STREET NW. ATLANTA GEORGIA

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 …

404-962-8708
The Barn at Young Harris
2835 Plottown Road, Young Harris, GA 30582

Venue Specializing in Outdoor/Barn Weddings and Receptions.

678-237-8184
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 Farley Estate
107 High Falls Park Road
Milner, GA

If you’re looking for a romantic venue to host your wedding, The Farley Estate offers you the best-kept secret in Georgia. Vibrant flowers bloom all spring and summer long and fill the air with their soft perfume. Our perfectly manicured grounds roll gently toward our stunning mansion. Inside, you will find 5000 square-feet of venue space available for your personal …

(404) 444-9101
The Farm at Silver Creek
6065 Rockmart Road
Silver Creek, GA

The Farm at Silver Creek, the premier event and wedding venue nestled in the beautiful NW Georgia countryside. Located on 107 acres of rolling hills, gorgeous lakes, and beautiful buildings, the options for your special event are endless. Our half mile wooded entrance road opens up to an incredible rustic event barn and pavilion. No matter where you are on …

(404) 218-9772
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
The Jewell House
79 Hamburg State Park Road
Jewell, GA

The historic Jewell House sits on the village green in the tiny town of Jewell, Georgia. Classic gardens, a riverside pavilion, a forest glen, a scenic backdrop overlooking the pond or our new barn …these are just some of the options you have to choose from for your ceremony and reception. 

(888) 399-9007
The Reserve Club
3000 Reserve Club Drive
Aiken, SC

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 …

(803) 220-3426
The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge
3499 US Hwy 76 W
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 …

(706) 896-1886
Tiny Mobile Wedding Chapel
Savannah, GA

We are Savannah’s one and only mobile wedding chapel for weddings, vow renewals and elopements!

(908) 917-8855
Vines Mansion
3500 Oak Grove Road
Loganville, GA

One of Gwinnett County’s hidden treasures! Vines Mansion is a venue with both inside and outside options. We sit in the center of 26 acres of gardens. The Mansion is a 18,000 sq ft. estate house with terraces overlooking Swan Lake. Vines Mansion has many cost saving options for your event, including a list of preferred caterers or you have …

(770) 554-2284
Walnut Hill Farm
800 Lee Bryant Road
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