(Closed) Atlanta area venues

posted 8 years ago in Atlanta
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

When you say “the venue, not including food,” does that mean you just want to know about the actual venue regardless of its food situation?  Or are you looking to bring in outside catering so you’re looking for a place without food?

I have a friend who’s getting married at Flint Hill and I’m getting married at Anthony’s Fine Dining…I LOVE both of those venues.  They’re both similar in how they’re antebellum homes and you can have both ceremony and reception there.  Anthony’s has been wonderful to work with so far, and my friend has nothing but good things to say about Flint Hill.  However, both require that you use their catering, so if you’re looking to bring in outside food it may not be your best option. Flint Hill is all inclusive…so as far as money goes, pretty much all of your budget would be right there (food, flowers, decor, actual venue fees, etc.)  Anthony’s doesn’t have a rental fee for reception (you just pay for food) and the ceremony fee was pretty reasonable.  I’m having a seated lunch on a Saturday for about $12K (including venue rental, food, alcohol, tables/chairs, and linens).

If you’re looking for something similar that allows outside catering, I’d recommend Rhodes Hall.  It’s also a historic home, and it’s along the same lines with price.  We looked there (and loved it!) but it wasn’t quite big enough to accomodate the size of our wedding.  It’s an absolutely beautiful building though and it’s in a great location.

Hope that helps 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

There are some places that don’t charge a rental fee, but only charge for food and beverage like the example julielizabeth gave.

I know you’re not officially engaged yet (neither am I), but you may want to decide what your estimated budget is going to be for the wedding. From there, you may be able to decide how much you can allocate for a venue fee (or food/beverage fee).

For myself, since I’m having a cultural wedding, there are very FEW places that require me to use their catering that I would still look at. With that being said, my budget for venue fee by itself is $3k. If I were to include food and beverage, the total budget would be $8k. Therefore, if I were looking for an all inclusive place (or place that only charges food/beverage fee), it would have to be less than $8k.

P.S. – My total budget is around $15k (not including honeymoon, incidentals, and rings) and I’m probably looking at around 250 guests. We’ll need a LOT of prayer to stick to this one.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

In reference to your actual question:

Kimball Hall, Payne Corley House, 173 Carlyle House, Hill Manor and the Devore House all seem all-inclusive.

Primrose Cottage and Little Gardens seem to charge a venue fee & have in house catering

With all inclusive places, your basic budget should be at least $5k no matter what time of the year it is.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think almost all of these post their prices on their websites. I had not problem finding them when I was searching. And the rental isn’t usually just a venue fee – as others have said, it needs to be broken down by package and usually includes catering or cake or setup/chairs, etc. Best to pull up their packages online.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Laylabelle: I looked at all the venue websites before I replied. None of them have pricing posted.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Laylabelle: I looked at all the venue websites before I replied. None of them have pricing posted.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

I agree with YSQueen…$5K is probably a good ballpark to start out with.  Sounds like you might be opposed to this, but calling around is probably your best bet.  When we were venue shopping, we just called around and got quotes.  Most places are pretty good about providing numbers if they think they might get a sale out of it eventually!  I’d definitely call around once you have an estimate of what you’d be working with.  Then you could change some things around in your budget if necessary.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d call and ask.

As for my venue, their prices are not online and you have to inquire directly.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I visited Flint Hill and was given a detailed quote for rental fee/food & beverage for Sat. afternoon – it was about $8500 – this was for 75 guests.  This does not include decorations (all must be done in house) or alcohol, cake, flowers, etc.

 

Hope this helps!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

For smaller, intimate weddings, check out (go and see and taste) Sugo in John’s Creek.  They recently were visited by Food Network and were chosen as the top restaurant in atl  last year by open table.

They also will be hositng our wedding reception, have beautiful event space for up to about 50-70 in the back, and make a sangria to die for…not to mention their fusion of Italian and Greek cuisine.

Our guests love that place so much they’re already asking me which items are we putting on our menus…

   

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

For smaller, intimate weddings, check out (go and see and taste) Sugo in John’s Creek.  They recently were visited by Food Network and were chosen as the top restaurant in atl  last year by open table.

They also will be hositng our wedding reception, have beautiful event space for up to about 50-70 in the back, and make a sangria to die for…not to mention their fusion of Italian and Greek cuisine.

Our guests love that place so much they’re already asking me which items are we putting on our menus…

   

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