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These Atlanta Restaurants Can Double as Wedding Venues

Restaurants offering unobstructed skyline views, secret garden patios, breathtaking riverside spots, and historic spaces for weddings

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Weddings occur all year round in Atlanta, especially during the spring and fall when pleasant temperatures, low humidity, and bright sunshine typically rule the day. While hotels with spacious ballrooms and banquet halls done up in wedding finery might be first choices for most couples seeking the perfect spot for their nuptials, some prefer the intimacy of a beautiful restaurant offering lush garden patios or riverside views and really good food to tie the knot and party afterwards with family and friends. Check out these Atlanta and metro Atlanta restaurants that often double as wedding venues serving great food, wine, and cocktails on the menu.

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The Farmhouse

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For couples looking for an intimate venue for a romantic wedding, book the ceremony in the back garden of Southern restaurant the Farmhouse at the Inn at Serenbe, followed by cocktails on the covered porch and a seated dinner in the sunroom. Create a custom menu for guests or opt for the chef’s five-course tasting menu to include dishes like sea scallops and spring peas with crispy rice or lamb persillade with turnip gratin. The Inn at Serenbe itself also offers full-service wedding packages, including guest accommodations.

The views from this riverside restaurant are hard to beat. Conduct the wedding ceremony on the covered patio or in the gardens overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Kick off cocktail hour with drinks under shade trees by the river, before heading over to Canoe’s River Garden area for dinner and dancing held within a white tent decked out in elegant chandeliers and greenery. Canoe offers several spots throughout the restaurant and the grounds for tying the knot and celebrating the happy couple afterwards over food and drinks.

Ray's on the River

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This Atlanta-area institution continues to be a dining destination for Southern surf and turf as well as for couples seeking a unique space to say “I do” along the Chattahoochee River. Get married in the lush riverside garden beyond the restaurant with its unobstructed views of the Chattahoochee. Book the Grand Pavilion for the wedding reception featuring panoramic views of the river, lighted pathways for romantic strolls, and dinner customized for the couple on their special day.

Bacchanalia

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For over 20 years now, chef Anne Quatrano’s westside Atlanta restaurant Bacchanalia has been serving its epic tasting menu in a refined yet casual environment. For couples seeking a sophisticated, laidback spot to gather a small group of family and friends for their wedding day, Bacchanalia offers a light-filled space to conduct an intimate ceremony which then transforms back into a dining room for an exquisite seated meal. Host a cocktail hour on the wraparound patio and covered porch behind the restaurant before dinner.

Monday Night Garage

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This Atlanta brewery is no stranger to hosting wedding ceremonies or receptions, with most couples opting to hold both under one roof. Monday Night’s Westside Beltline location offers plenty of spaces to conduct the ceremony inside or outside on the patio overlooking the trail below, followed by a catered reception with a number of the brewery’s beers flowing through the taps at the bar. The original Trabert Avenue brewery also offers space for weddings and includes a shady outdoor patio.

Swan Coach House

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This former coach house is part of the Swan House mansion featured in the Hunger Games. But before the movie franchise made the stately Buckhead home and its grand courtyard staircase famous, it’s been a popular location for Atlanta couples seeking a special place to say “I do” in the city. Located next door to the mansion, hold a cocktail hour and wedding reception at the Swan Coach House, which exudes Southern charm inside and out in the gardens and on the back patio.

Empire State South

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Chef Hugh Acheson’s Southern restaurant in Midtown features a beautiful courtyard (with a bocce ball court) that often doubles as an outdoor wedding venue. After the ceremony, enjoy cocktails and wine on the covered portico and a seated dinner filled with dishes for which Acheson and his team of chefs are now known for in Atlanta.

Longleaf Restaurant

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Get married in one of the lush gardens throughout the Atlanta Botanical Gardens at Piedmont Park, then head over to the rooftop at Longleaf Restaurant for cocktails and breathtaking views. Head down afterwards for a seated reception in the dining room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the surrounding gardens. Spring is a popular time for weddings at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Longleaf Restaurant, so be sure to plan the day well in advance.

The Roof at Ponce City Market

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Atlanta’s largest rooftop patio sits high atop Ponce City Market and features unobstructed views of the Atlanta skyline, a small amusement park, a restaurant and beer garden in Nine Mile Station, and a cocktail bar in the iconic tower. There are plenty of options to choose from for spaces to conduct both the wedding ceremony and a rollicking reception afterwards filled with food, cocktails, and games.

Table & Main | a southern tavern

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Hold the wedding ceremony outside on the charming garden patio at this historic Canton Street cottage, now home to one of Roswell’s premier Southern restaurants. The space can also double as a cocktail area and as seating for a garden reception. Or, move the party indoors for a seated dinner offering a multitude of Southern dishes and sides and bourbon from the bar within a cozy space built for celebrating with family and close friends.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

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This Little Five Points brewpub is located in the basement of an old Victorian mansion. The mansion itself features a ballroom with 13-foot ceilings, stained glass windows, and original fireplaces, along with a covered portico and other areas throughout the house to hold a wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Couples can opt to buy out Wrecking Bar and its taproom for a more laidback party after saying “I do” upstairs.

Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

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Located within a 155-year-old farmhouse in the heart of Crabapple, Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails is overflowing with Southern charm, covered patios, and lovely gardens in which to host a wedding ceremony and reception. This includes booking Milton’s Acre, the restaurant’s vegetable and herb garden out back that can take a couple from ceremony to a custom chef’s table dining experience for their reception.

Sun in My Belly

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Filled with rustic charm and shabby chic decor accented by string lights and candlelight, Sun in My Belly cafe has been hosting (and catering) intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions for years now in Kirkwood. Say “I do”, then sit down for a family-style meal or full seated dinner with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres beforehand.

Wahoo! Grill

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The secret garden patio behind this Oakhurst neighborhood restaurant has been the scene for many weddings and receptions through the years. Couples often choose to marry on the garden patio surrounded by shade trees and lush plants, then move to the covered patio for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while the ceremony space transforms for dinner under the stars and string lights. There’s even a private area for brides to use for prep prior to the ceremony, and for couples to escape to for a moment alone before greeting their guests.

Kimball House

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Located in what was once an old Decatur train depot dating from the 1800s, the owners of Kimball House have since transformed the historic building into an award-winning French-American restaurant and raw bar with outstanding cocktails and wine. Conduct the wedding ceremony on the patio out front or inside the dining room or private events space called Bonanza near the restaurant garden. Bonanza is also the perfect spot for an intimate wedding reception with its own private entrance, wait staff, and custom menu filled with Kimball House favorites.

The Farmhouse

For couples looking for an intimate venue for a romantic wedding, book the ceremony in the back garden of Southern restaurant the Farmhouse at the Inn at Serenbe, followed by cocktails on the covered porch and a seated dinner in the sunroom. Create a custom menu for guests or opt for the chef’s five-course tasting menu to include dishes like sea scallops and spring peas with crispy rice or lamb persillade with turnip gratin. The Inn at Serenbe itself also offers full-service wedding packages, including guest accommodations.

Canoe

The views from this riverside restaurant are hard to beat. Conduct the wedding ceremony on the covered patio or in the gardens overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Kick off cocktail hour with drinks under shade trees by the river, before heading over to Canoe’s River Garden area for dinner and dancing held within a white tent decked out in elegant chandeliers and greenery. Canoe offers several spots throughout the restaurant and the grounds for tying the knot and celebrating the happy couple afterwards over food and drinks.

Ray's on the River

This Atlanta-area institution continues to be a dining destination for Southern surf and turf as well as for couples seeking a unique space to say “I do” along the Chattahoochee River. Get married in the lush riverside garden beyond the restaurant with its unobstructed views of the Chattahoochee. Book the Grand Pavilion for the wedding reception featuring panoramic views of the river, lighted pathways for romantic strolls, and dinner customized for the couple on their special day.

Bacchanalia

For over 20 years now, chef Anne Quatrano’s westside Atlanta restaurant Bacchanalia has been serving its epic tasting menu in a refined yet casual environment. For couples seeking a sophisticated, laidback spot to gather a small group of family and friends for their wedding day, Bacchanalia offers a light-filled space to conduct an intimate ceremony which then transforms back into a dining room for an exquisite seated meal. Host a cocktail hour on the wraparound patio and covered porch behind the restaurant before dinner.

Monday Night Garage

This Atlanta brewery is no stranger to hosting wedding ceremonies or receptions, with most couples opting to hold both under one roof. Monday Night’s Westside Beltline location offers plenty of spaces to conduct the ceremony inside or outside on the patio overlooking the trail below, followed by a catered reception with a number of the brewery’s beers flowing through the taps at the bar. The original Trabert Avenue brewery also offers space for weddings and includes a shady outdoor patio.

Swan Coach House

This former coach house is part of the Swan House mansion featured in the Hunger Games. But before the movie franchise made the stately Buckhead home and its grand courtyard staircase famous, it’s been a popular location for Atlanta couples seeking a special place to say “I do” in the city. Located next door to the mansion, hold a cocktail hour and wedding reception at the Swan Coach House, which exudes Southern charm inside and out in the gardens and on the back patio.

Empire State South

Chef Hugh Acheson’s Southern restaurant in Midtown features a beautiful courtyard (with a bocce ball court) that often doubles as an outdoor wedding venue. After the ceremony, enjoy cocktails and wine on the covered portico and a seated dinner filled with dishes for which Acheson and his team of chefs are now known for in Atlanta.

Longleaf Restaurant

Get married in one of the lush gardens throughout the Atlanta Botanical Gardens at Piedmont Park, then head over to the rooftop at Longleaf Restaurant for cocktails and breathtaking views. Head down afterwards for a seated reception in the dining room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the surrounding gardens. Spring is a popular time for weddings at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Longleaf Restaurant, so be sure to plan the day well in advance.

The Roof at Ponce City Market

Atlanta’s largest rooftop patio sits high atop Ponce City Market and features unobstructed views of the Atlanta skyline, a small amusement park, a restaurant and beer garden in Nine Mile Station, and a cocktail bar in the iconic tower. There are plenty of options to choose from for spaces to conduct both the wedding ceremony and a rollicking reception afterwards filled with food, cocktails, and games.

Table & Main | a southern tavern

Hold the wedding ceremony outside on the charming garden patio at this historic Canton Street cottage, now home to one of Roswell’s premier Southern restaurants. The space can also double as a cocktail area and as seating for a garden reception. Or, move the party indoors for a seated dinner offering a multitude of Southern dishes and sides and bourbon from the bar within a cozy space built for celebrating with family and close friends.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

This Little Five Points brewpub is located in the basement of an old Victorian mansion. The mansion itself features a ballroom with 13-foot ceilings, stained glass windows, and original fireplaces, along with a covered portico and other areas throughout the house to hold a wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Couples can opt to buy out Wrecking Bar and its taproom for a more laidback party after saying “I do” upstairs.

Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

Located within a 155-year-old farmhouse in the heart of Crabapple, Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails is overflowing with Southern charm, covered patios, and lovely gardens in which to host a wedding ceremony and reception. This includes booking Milton’s Acre, the restaurant’s vegetable and herb garden out back that can take a couple from ceremony to a custom chef’s table dining experience for their reception.

Sun in My Belly

Filled with rustic charm and shabby chic decor accented by string lights and candlelight, Sun in My Belly cafe has been hosting (and catering) intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions for years now in Kirkwood. Say “I do”, then sit down for a family-style meal or full seated dinner with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres beforehand.

Wahoo! Grill

The secret garden patio behind this Oakhurst neighborhood restaurant has been the scene for many weddings and receptions through the years. Couples often choose to marry on the garden patio surrounded by shade trees and lush plants, then move to the covered patio for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while the ceremony space transforms for dinner under the stars and string lights. There’s even a private area for brides to use for prep prior to the ceremony, and for couples to escape to for a moment alone before greeting their guests.

Kimball House

Located in what was once an old Decatur train depot dating from the 1800s, the owners of Kimball House have since transformed the historic building into an award-winning French-American restaurant and raw bar with outstanding cocktails and wine. Conduct the wedding ceremony on the patio out front or inside the dining room or private events space called Bonanza near the restaurant garden. Bonanza is also the perfect spot for an intimate wedding reception with its own private entrance, wait staff, and custom menu filled with Kimball House favorites.

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