CHOOS­ING THE PER­FECT WED­DING VENUE

5 places to con­sider when choos­ing the per­fect space for your nup­tials

GA Voice - - The Wedding Issue -

By DAR­IAN AARON

daaron@the­gavoice.com

Of all the things on your to-do list, choos­ing a venue to hold your spe­cial day most likely ranks at the top. Here are five At­lanta venues that we be­lieve you should give se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion to host your wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion. Your guests will won­der how you man­aged to pull it off and the mem­o­ries will last for­ever.

Ge­or­gian Ter­race Ho­tel

Whether you’re plan­ning a small wed­ding with 25 guests or a lav­ish af­fair with a guest list of 250 or more, Ge­or­gian Ter­race Ho­tel and its three ball­rooms are ready to ac­com­mo­date your spe­cial day. With floorto-ceil­ing win­dows, nat­u­ral light­ing and crystal chan­de­liers, your wed­ding day will look like an epic fairy­tale. And when the day has come to an end, Ge­or­gian Ter­race Ho­tel in­vites you to re­lax in one of five wed­ding suites de­signed specif­i­cally for the brides and grooms.

Re­nais­sance At­lanta Mid­town Ho­tel

If you’re in­ter­ested in mix­ing mod­ern glam with south­ern charm for your wed­ding day, Re­nais­sance At­lanta Mid­town Ho­tel may be the per­fect fit to make your wed­ding cer­e­mony dreams a re­al­ity. Your guests can wit­ness your pub­lic com­mit­ment on the rooftop un­der At­lanta’s sky­line sur­rounded by sculp­tured avant-garde fire pits and a breath­tak­ing wa­ter­fall or you can opt for the 4,445 square-foot High Ball­room. Re­gard­less, your day is guar­an­teed to be spe­cial, es­pe­cially since the Gay Wed­ding In­sti­tute Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Pro­gram has cer­ti­fied this ho­tel’s wed­ding plan­ners.

Fern­bank Mu­seum of Na­tional His­tory

If you’re look­ing to in­fuse your wed­ding day with a bit of drama, and we’re re­fer­ring to the kind that will make your guests gasp in a good way, then the breath­tak­ing 86-foot glass ceil­ing mounted high above the world’s largest dinosaurs in Fern­bank’s Great Hall may be a win­ner. For a more in­ti­mate set­ting, Fern­bank also of­fers the Ter­race for an open-air cer­e­mony, The Star Gallery, com­plete with a fiber op­tic ceil­ing show­cas­ing con­stel­la­tions of the evening sky and the Mu­seum Lobby, which is per­fect for your cer­e­mony or re­cep­tion.

At­lanta His­tory Cen­ter

Op­u­lent. Grand. Re­gal. Those are a few ad­jec­tives any bride or groom would most Above: The At­lanta His­tory Cen­ter of­fers va­ri­ety, el­e­gance and his­tor­i­cal ap­peal that is sure to be re­mem­bered long af­ter you say ‘I do.’ Be­low: Re­gard­less, your day is guar­an­teed to be spe­cial, es­pe­cially since the Gay Wed­ding In­sti­tute Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Pro­gram has cer­ti­fied Re­nais­sance At­lanta Mid­town Ho­tel’s wed­ding plan­ners. (Courtesy photos) likely use to de­scribe the wed­ding fa­cil­i­ties avail­able at the At­lanta His­tory Cen­ter.

You could host a small cer­e­mony here, but that would be an af­front to the pomp this venue de­mands. A guest list of 750 peo­ple? No prob­lem, the Grand Over­look and the Swan House Gar­dens can ac­com­mo­date up to 800 guests. The At­lanta His­tory Cen­ter of­fers va­ri­ety, el­e­gance and his­tor­i­cal ap­peal that is sure to be re­mem­bered long af­ter you say ‘I do.’

Woodruff Arts Cen­ter

Who says your wed­ding can’t ri­val any pro­duc­tion on­stage at Woodruff Arts Cen­ter? Take ad­van­tage of Woodruff ’s unique com­bi­na­tion of vis­ual and per­form­ing arts by trans­form­ing your wed­ding day into a work of art. With in-house ca­ter­ing and nine dif­fer­ent spa­ces to host your cer­emo- ny, Woodruff is ready to ac­com­mo­date your guest list of as few as 25 peo­ple up to as many as 2,000. Com­plete event plan­ning ser­vices are also of­fered. From decor, linen, flo­ral se­lec­tion, and en­ter­tain­ment, it takes a knowl­edge­able team to trans­port your wed­ding ideas from the page to the stage. From above left: Fern­bank’s Great Hall boasts an 86-foot glass ceil­ing high above the world’s largest dinosaurs. Ge­or­gian Ter­race Ho­tel and its three ball­rooms are ready to ac­com­mo­date your spe­cial day. Take ad­van­tage of Woodruff’s unique com­bi­na­tion of vis­ual and per­form­ing arts by trans­form­ing your wed­ding day into a work of art. (Courtesy photos)

April 1, 2016

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