If you’re engaged (congratulations!) and you’re considering where to get married in Atlanta, there is a seemingly endless number of locations. In this blog post, I want to take a moment to share with you my love for one of the best Atlanta wedding venues. The historic Swan House Gardens wedding venue.
The Swan House Gardens wedding venue is like taking a step back in time, out of the bustling modern city of Atlanta, and into serene, classic European gardens with a historic Georgia mansion right in the middle. I don’t know how they were able to so perfectly marry these two feelings, no pun intended! Sitting on a 33 acre campus with multiple beautiful outdoor spaces and several fantastic indoor options, including two ballrooms and a history museum, its one of the most stunning venues for you to say “I do” in front of your friends and family!
Granted, this venue is not for the budget bride (pricing for a Saturday starts at $10,500), or for someone who isn’t willing to hire a good wedding planner! This property is among the largest and most complicated of any wedding venue in Atlanta. While it makes a truly memorable experience for guests and couples alike (especially if you have a photographer like me who knows the venue and all the secret spots to take photos in the gardens), it definitely takes a village to run a wedding at this Atlanta wedding Venue. According to Steven, the private events manager at the Historic Swan House Gardens:
Thankfully, with that much space and a great wedding coordinator/team, you can really have the wedding of your dreams, no matter the size! They normally host 150 to 350 in their larger ballroom, the Grand Overlook; while their smaller ballroom, the Members Room, can seat up to 90. This isn’t even counting the iconic outdoor ceremony spaces, including in front of the double stone stairs.
A little thing to note though… This venue is usually a historic museum by day! That means that you can’t book it for the whole day, but can only start at 5:30pm. This is perfect during the summer months when the days are hot and long in Georgia anyway, or if you’re looking for a dreamy and romantic candle or twinkle lit ceremony and reception in the winter. That means that you’ll need to get ready off-site, either in your homes or at a hotel or AirBnB nearby (that shouldn’t be an issue though, there are so many gorgeous locations for getting ready in the area).
Of course, if you ever aren’t sure of where would be best to get ready or where will be pretty as a backdrop for photos during that time, I’m happy to help! I’ve got an arsenal of little BnB’s and a few gorgeous hotels that I’d be happy to offer as a suggestion for your big day preparations!
One of my favorite weddings photographed at this venue were actually taken while working alongside a dear friend, Sarah. I’ve shared a two of her photos from that day as well, on either side of this little note.
P.S. All guests invited to your wedding get free access to the museum and it’s grounds on the weekend of your wedding! Yay!
And, since you’re here, you may be wondering how to best pick out your wedding photographer. Just to help you out, I’ve got a simple little guide with 5 Things to Consider When Picking a Wedding Photographer.
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about your wedding, I’m always more than happy to help!
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