(Closed) Venues in ATL and surrounding area – where food, alcohol, etc can be brought in

posted 5 years ago in Atlanta
Post # 3
15 posts

Our wedding was at the Solarium in Oakhurst/Decatur in 2010.  If you can find someone in that zip code to sign the contract, it’s half price.  We got married over Labor Day weekend – on Sunday – and they still gave us the Sunday rate.  I think it was $900 total for the venue.  It had an outdoor brick patio area, and we had a short ceremony, so our guests stood, though we had about 2 rows of chairs up front for older folks.  We then went right inside the venue.  Tables and wooden/white chairs were included in the rental fee.  We brought in our own caterer and booze, etc.  Only about 75 people at my wedding, but if you added a tent, it’d be doable.

We also looked at the Roswell River Landing.

Good Luck!

Post # 4
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

I was going to metnion the solarioum.  

Post # 5
1 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hopefully this will help. I am having my wedding at he Duluth Festival Center. Bethann is very helpful, and you can bring your own everything. The venue has many options and I have a guest list of 175 ppl. Good luck to you


Post # 6
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am having my wedding at the Huntcliff River Club in Atlanta along the Chatahoochee River.  Outdoor ceremony, clubhouse receptions. There are 155 chairs so that is the max for seated meal, but if you were doing hors’ doerve reception you could have plenty more and spread out. For the rental, you get the entire clubhouse area all to yourself.  They provide tables and chairs- everything else is you.  PM me if you want to see some pics of the venue.


Also, the Avondale Lake House in Avondale Estates is very pretty, inexpensive, bring what you want and enough space if you plan to use a tent on the terrace as well as the room.

Post # 7
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ll second the Roswell River Landing option, they are pretty inexpensive, you can have your ceremony outside and your reception inside or outside. They allow you to bring food and drinks as well. We looked at it and it was nice, unfortunately they get booked pretty quickly so make sure to check it out asap. Oh and it will hold that amount of guests pretty well. The other place we checked was The Mansell House and Gardens, they charge only $1000.00 for pretty much all day long, I think 8am to midnight. I really wanted this place but my Fiance wanted an indoor reception (we were only looking for a reception place, since our ceremony took place at a church). They allowyou to bring pretty much anything you want to, and that’s to say a lot since they are a historic house.

Finally the place we held our reception at was the The Roswell Historic Cottage, this place is pretty cool as well, it’s pretty rusticish, they allow you to bring food and drinks, they even have an area for your bartender. Very affordable as well. Only thing I guess, is not an outside reception place. I loved it though. It worked for us.

A plus on all of these places was their managers, they were all super nice and accomodating.

Anyway, I hope I was able to help you. Good luck. :-))

Post # 8
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My brother and his wife had their wedding at Red Top Mountain State Park, which was beautiful!  The ceremony itself was outside, right by a lake, and the reception was in a large shelter (which, as I recall, did have walls—just very large windows, I think? It’s been too long!).  As far as I know, the park didn’t have any requirements in terms of caterers.

One thing I will say: their wedding was a few weeks later than yours, but it was VERY warm during the outdoor cermony!  One of the groomsmen fainted dead away.   

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