Congratulations on your engagement! Now comes the fun part. Planning an awesome wedding!
If you’ve dreamed of an outdoor wedding and happen to live in Atlanta, Georgia, you’re in luck! There are plenty of amazing outdoor spaces in this city of natural beauty to choose from.
According to The Wedding Report, the average cost of a wedding in Georgia in 2021 was $23,441, so let’s see what you can get for your money!
Here are our 10 best outdoor wedding venues in Atlanta and the surrounding area to get you started.
Piedmont Park Conservancy
Located on the shores of Lake Clara Meer with the skyline of Atlanta as a backdrop, Piedmont Park Conservancy is the perfect spot for your dream wedding.
With historical buildings, landmark monuments, and lush foliage, there are several outdoor locations to choose from:
Magnolia Hall was built in 1945 originally as a blacksmith’s forge and has a lush green lawn and lantern chandeliers.
The Dockside venue is directly on the lake and features a stunning stone boardwalk, and The Greystone was built in 1926 as the original bathhouse for lake swimmers.
Bonus: Included in the rental of the venue is the historic Visitor Center building featuring arched columns. This could create an amazing backdrop for photos for you and your guests!
Price Range: $1,200 and up.
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.
Have you been dreaming of tying the knot against the backdrop of a castle? If so, Rhodes Hall may be your dream come true.
Known as the “Castle on Peachtree,” this historic mansion is one of only two properties left on Peachtree Street from the turn of the century.
Constructed in 1904, this historic venue is now a museum with hand-painted murals, tile fireplaces, and turn-of-the-century furniture including an African Mahogany staircase.
With stunning gardens and a magnificent front lawn, Rhodes Hall is an absolutely gorgeous outdoor venue for a memorable day.
Bonus: Save money and bring your own alcohol to Rhodes Hall for a rocking reception.
Price Range: $1,500 and up.
Capacity: Up to 100 seated guests.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Are you and your fiance nature lovers? Chattahoochee Nature Center is a tree huggers paradise! Set near a lake and surrounded by trees, this wedding venue is located slightly north of Atlanta.
There are three venues to choose from: The Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion is 3,600 square feet and has panoramic views of the nearby lake. The grassy meadow is a gorgeous space for both your ceremony and outdoor reception, and The Green Roof is a breathtaking outdoor 1,400-square-foot patio space.
Bonus: The Chattahoochee Nature Center offers several wedding packages for intimate gatherings and larger receptions.
Price Range: $750 and up.
Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests.
Cochran Mill Brewing Company
Looking for a fun affordable wedding venue in the greater Atlanta area, with an emphasis on the “fun?” Cochran Mill Brewing Company in Fairburn may be your spot!
This historic building is a renovated ice and coal facility. With rustic yet hip indoor and outdoor areas, guests can enjoy beers brewed at the venue.
There are two options when renting the Cochran Mill Brewing Company. You can rent the entire venue for a total of 4,600 square feet including both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Or you can rent the patio “beer garden” featuring 2,300 square feet with tables, umbrellas, and a covered stage for live music.
Bonus: There is an outdoor fire pit on the patio where guests can enjoy s’mores! Cozy and fun!
Price Range: $650 and up.
Capacity: Up to 175 seated guests.
Pleasant Union Farm
Pleasant Union Farm is a charming venue located in Canton with beautiful outdoor wedding options.
With rave reviews, this rustic yet elegant working farm may be the ideal spot for you and your soon-to-be spouse.
You can have an intimate ceremony in the outdoor ceremony space where beautiful flowers and mature trees dot the landscape. The barn can then be used for your reception with a covered porch and sliding barn doors.
Enjoy a stress-free country wedding with Pleasant Union Farm’s all-inclusive packages. This venue can take care of everything from flowers to food and cake to make your big day extra special.
Bonus: Pleasant Union Farm is pet friendly so your furry friends can be a part of your wedding.
Price Range: $10,500 and up.
Capacity: Up to 160 seated guests.
Dreaming of an urban wedding surrounded by gorgeous flowers and delicious food? If so, Wahoo! Grill may be the venue for you. Located only five minutes from downtown Atlanta and close to Emory College, Wahoo! Grill will accommodate any wedding of up to 200 people.
The dining room is covered with glass walls and has french doors that open to a stunning “garden paradise” outdoor patio.
The chefs at Wahoo! Grill can create a special menu with wine pairings just for you.
Bonus: Wahoo! Grill offers custom packages for any budget and they are more than happy to take care of all the details so you don’t have to worry about anything except looking fabulous!
Price Range: $500 and up.
Capacity: Up to 180 seated guests.
Located on 10 acres, the Whitestone Reserve is an event space about 18 miles west of downtown Atlanta in Austell. With a gated entrance and lush gardens, you have to see this luxurious and chic venue to believe it!
Say your “I dos” on a large manicured lawn with sunset views, then move to the covered patio for cocktail hour.
You can work with Whitestone Reserve to create a full-service wedding package or rent the venue only.
Bonus: There is a large luxurious and elegant bridal suite for you and your wedding party to get ready for your big day.
Price Range: $13,400 and up.
Capacity: Up to 160 seated guests.
Venue 92 is located in Woodstock, just north of Atlanta, and is a modern award-winning venue. Perfect for your large contemporary wedding, the vibe here is hip and romantic.
There are two outdoor areas surrounded by flowering plants and trees for both your ceremony and reception if you choose.
There is also a 9,600 square-foot loft space inside with two floors and bride and groom suites.
Bonus: Did we mention the outdoor gardens are spectacular? Imagine the amazing photos your wedding photographer can capture in this fairytale-like setting!
Price Range: $2,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.
Set a little further outside of metropolitan Atlanta, but less than an hour’s drive, Bogle Farms in Greenville is THE outdoor wedding venue for a destination wedding.
A former dairy farm set on 70 acres, Bogle Farms is a spectacular spot to tie the knot. With a resort-style pool, fishing pond, orchards, a wildflower meadow, and a cozy stone fireplace, Bogle Farms is the perfect place for an all-inclusive wedding weekend.
There are also outdoor cabins on the premises that can accommodate up to 25 overnight guests!
Bonus: Did we mention the farm animals? There are horses and other animals on the property for an extra special touch.
Price Range: $5,500 and up.
Capacity: Up to 300 seated guests.
Three Birches Event Center
Three Birches Event Center is located in Alpharetta and is an absolutely beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding.
Set on six acres with farm animals, this rustic venue offers stunning views and several ceremony options.
The outdoor deck is 864 square feet and can seat 100 guests for an intimate wedding ceremony, and The Crystal Hall has a chapel and pavilion complete with a log cabin and pool.
Bonus: There are on-site accommodations to host the wedding party and/or out-of-town guests.
Price Range: $2,500 and up.
Capacity: Up to 130 seated guests.