Post # 1
We are originally from the Philly area but we’ve been in ATL for four years. We are planning on getting married in August-October (no specific date).
There hopefully will be a total of 80-120 guests (most from out of town).
It is a fusion South Asian/Western wedding.
We already started looking at some venues. Our favorite venue- 200 Peachtree has been a nightmare to work with in just getting them to give us estimates. One of the issue we are having is that this will be a dry wedding (boring I know) but because of religious and cultural restrictions we can not serve alcohol at the reception. In Philly it is easy to get around this by venues offering you to bring your own drinks and not charging a minimum, but it seems like every place does so in ATL?!
We have looked at
Mary Gay House
Cator Woolford Gardens
The Foundry at Puritan Mall
LOFTS at Castleberry Hill
Some of them don’t have minimums on Sundays.
Are there any other venues you can all recommend? What about a wedding planner?
Post # 3
@liapiapie: Darling Husband & I used to live in Atlanta- gorgeous city! His brother got married a few years ago at Roswell River Landing- it’s a lodge type building with a big patio right on the ‘hooch. I don’t know the specifics of their booking but I do know they handled the alcohol themselves, so I would assume the venue would be good for no alcohol as well. It was a gorgeous wedding, and the building is really nice. Not sure how far outside ATL you could go, but Roswell is not too far and is a nice area with plenty of hotels, shopping, food, and activities.
These are not their pics- just some I found in a google search:
Post # 4
@liapiapie: sorry 200 Peachtree has been a pain for you all. I’m having my wedding there and at first they were a little hard to communicate with but once I went and visited the venue and met Drew in person he has been extremely helpful and responsive. However, I know we have a $5000 beverage minimum (on a Saturday) so I’m pretty sure they don’t allow dry weddings anyhow. Have you checked out The Piedmont Room? I thought it was a beautiful space.
Post # 5
@liapiapie: Hi! We just went through this, except we wanted to bring our own alcohol and looked for BYOB venues ITP for Saturday night, so my list might help you! We’re getting married at Callanwolde, but they’re booked up already for Sept/Oct. Here are some other places we considered that you haven’t already listed:
–The Trolley Barn, had space when we booked. Rustic, cute, BYOB
–Women’s Club of Atlanta, I think BYOB or no minimum? A little small, but pretty and right downtown.
–Solarium, might be booked up (it was close when we visited) great funky little space but not a very formal venue at all
–Decatur Courthouse, nice spot, low minimum if I remember right
–Atlanta Contemporary Art Museum, if you’re willing to be a little avante garde, this is a cool modern space, but it is not for everyone (definitely wasn’t for me, at least not a wedding)
–I can also tell you RE: recommendation above, we did look at the Piedmont Room/Piedmont Garden Tent, the garden was all booked up for September/October, and had a pretty high minimum for Saturday (not bad for Sunday if I recall though.)
After all the digging I did, I’ll be really glad if any of this is helpful for you too. Good luck!
Post # 5
Thanks everyone! We decided to go with the Fernbank Museum 🙂 Britain Lamon is amazing responsive and there is NO drink minimum on Sundays 🙂
Post # 6
Oooh I was just at the Fernbank for their Imax and Martinis this past Friday! Awesome place for a wedding!