BRIDES Atlanta: The Best Intimate Wedding Venues

Updated 07/17/16

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While we all know of Atlanta's hustle and bustle, there's a quieter side to Atlanta that should be uncovered if you're planning your wedding in this capital city. Each offering something incredibly unique, the below venues are able to transport you and your guests to another time and place. Whether you're looking for a more traditional Southern estate or something on the more theatrical side (ala Moulin Rouge), these venues will not disappoint. Here are some unique spaces that will make your wedding day incredibly personalized and intimate, while having it stand out from all the rest.

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 venue that is designed for a maximum of 80 guests, the space provides an incredibly intimate and private feel, while still allowing you the amenities 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, followed by a reception either within the House or on the brick terrace to toast to your love under the stars. Your complimentary honeymoon suite awaits you while your guests can head back to their hotel rooms nearby, or even head to the on-site bowling alley to close out the night. No matter what you're looking for to make your intimate wedding perfect, The Houston Mill House will have it covered.

If you're a couple that considers yourselves to be more theatrical, then Le Maison Rouge is right up your alley. Modelled after The Moulin Rouge, this 100+ year old venue instantly transports you and your guests to the center of France. Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, with a patio overlooking the the BeltLine, you'll feel separated in your own private wedding space, while still being in the center of it all. With a stage for you to host a show for your guests or for the sweetheart table, crushed velvet top to bottom, and mannequins and lounge beds lining the walls, this intimate venue will definitely make sure that your event sticks out in the memories of your guests for years to come.

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With a genuine Victorian castle as your venue, every element of your wedding instantly reflects back to the fairytale romance of you and your love. After saying your vows on the front lawn with the Rhodes Hall castle as your backdrop, you and your up to 100 guests (full reception seating) can enter the traditional Victorian home to your plated or buffet dinner, oozing romance with each step of your Cinderella glass slipper. Hardly an element of decoration is 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."

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Located just outside of downtown Atlanta, in the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood, is a venue with original features surrounding you from the 1920s. Offering an eclectic wedding feel and an intimate space that needs little decoration, is The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge, located just below the historic Highland Inn Hotel. The Lounge itself hosts a style that is one part 1920s speakeasy (including the original bar), one part Art Nouveau, making an ambiance that instantly transforms your wedding to be 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.

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