The Best Intimate Wedding Venues in Atlanta

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While Atlanta is well-known for its hustle and bustle, there's a quieter side worth uncovering if you're planning your wedding in this capital city. There are plenty of stunning options packed with history and charm for tying the knot in this beautiful metropolis, especially if you're looking for a wedding venue in Atlanta that offers something a bit more intimate.

The below venues are able to transport you and your guests to another time and place, each offering something incredibly unique. And whether you're looking for a more traditional Southern estate or a lower-level ballroom ready to host your stunning décor, these venues certainly will not disappoint. Read on for some unique spaces that will make your wedding day incredibly personalized and intimate, while still having it stand out from all the rest.

Houston Mill House

The Houston Mill House is a stunning Georgian Fieldstone manor that still maintains
its heritage from the original home that was built in the 1920s. Now a beautiful event venue that is designed for a maximum of 80 guests, the space provides an incredibly intimate and private feel, all while still allowing you the amenities and convenience of hosting your wedding on a property managed by the Emory Conference Center.

After getting ready in your private bridal suite, your vows can be hosted at the Houston Mill House's private gazebo surrounded by lush oak trees. Follow your nuptials with a reception either within the house or on the brick terrace for an evening to remember under the stars. Your complimentary honeymoon suite awaits you while your guests can head back to their hotel rooms at the Emory nearby, or even head to the on-site bowling alley to close out the night with a bit of fun. No matter what you're looking for to make your intimate wedding perfect, the Houston Mill House will have it covered.

Rhodes Hall

If you’ve always dreamed of having your wedding on the grounds of a castle, this is the place for you. Rhodes Hall, built in 1904, is a Romanesque Revival style mansion constructed of stone mountain granite. It stands tall and mighty, offering a picturesque setting for a fairy tale wedding on the lawn.

Tie the knot on the front lawn with the stunning historic architecture as your backdrop, and then you and up to 100 guests (full reception seating) can enter the traditional Victorian home for your plated or buffet dinner. Very few elements of decoration are needed to dress up this space, but what is needed can be seamlessly provided by the Rhodes Hall staff and their preferred vendors. Everyone in attendance will feel honored to attend what is the very start of your "happily ever after" in such a stunning piece of Georgia history. 

The Peachtree Club

Not many couples can say they tied the knot on the roof of a building, but this unique Atlanta venue will let you do just that. Located downtown, The Peachtree Club stands high among the city skyline, situated within minutes of plenty of hotels for lodging. Plan a sophisticated soiree atop the 28th floor of this modern building for a stunning, unique experience surrounded by your family and friends.

The Club can accommodate an outdoor ceremony for up to 160 guests on the private Skyline Terrace, with the option to plan a seated dinner in one of their dining rooms, or carry on the party on the terrace and host your seated dinner of 100 guests under the stars. There’s plenty of on-site options for the perfect food and beverage menu to match your reception plans, along with ample parking to accommodate your guests. 

The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge

Located just outside of downtown Atlanta, in the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood, is a venue with original features from the 1920s. Offering an eclectic wedding feel and an intimate space that needs little decoration, The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge, is located just below the historic Highland Inn Hotel.

The Lounge itself hosts a style that is one-part 1920s speakeasy (including the original bar) and one-part Art Nouveau. Guests will make their way downstairs to this tucked away venue, creating an ambiance that instantly transforms your wedding, making it reminiscent of yesteryear. With excellent food from the restaurant located just next door and a fun staff that will instantly feel like family, this local spot is ideal for an intimate celebration focused on understated elegance with vintage charm.

Upstairs Atlanta

Atlanta has a knack for turning industrial buildings into chic, event spaces, and Upstairs Atlanta is one of the most unique venues to fit the bill. Previously a Kodak processing plant, this building was transformed into a stunning wedding venue in 2017, tucked away in West Midtown.

The building is located on one of the highest points of the city, offering stunning skyline views from its front-facing windows. The raw space with exposed brick is beaming with rustic charm, with the ability to finish it with decorations to match any style. Plan your ceremony on-site or opt to utilize the space for a unique reception. The venue can accommodate 125 guests for an elegant seated soiree or entertain 250 for a cocktail reception. Plus, for the craft beer-loving couple, there’s a six-tap system allowing you to bring in craft beers for your guests to grab a brew and play a round of cornhole outside for a more casual option. 

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