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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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1. The Farmhouse

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10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd
Chatt Hills, GA 30268
(770) 463-2622
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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.

2. Canoe

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4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 432-2663
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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.

3. Ray's on the River

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6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30339
(770) 955-1187
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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.

4. Bacchanalia

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1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
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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.

5. Monday Night Garage

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933 Lee St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 352-7703
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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.

6. Swan Coach House

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3130 Slaton Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 261-0636
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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.

7. Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NE Suite #140
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
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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.

8. Longleaf Restaurant

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1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 876-5859
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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.

9. The Roof at Ponce City Market

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675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(770) 999-1530
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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.

10. Table & Main | a southern tavern

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1028 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075
(678) 869-5178
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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.

11. Wrecking Bar Brewpub

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292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 221-2600
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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.

12. Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

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800 Mayfield Rd
Milton, GA 30009
(770) 817-0161
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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.

13. Sun in My Belly

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2161 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 370-1088
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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.

14. Wahoo! Grill

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1042 W College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-3331
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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.

15. Kimball House

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303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-3502
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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.

1. The Farmhouse

10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd, Chatt Hills, GA 30268

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.

10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd
Chatt Hills, GA 30268

2. Canoe

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

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.

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

3. Ray's on the River

6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30339

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.

6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30339

4. Bacchanalia

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Suite 1, Atlanta, GA 30318

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.

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. Monday Night Garage

933 Lee St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

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.

933 Lee St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

6. Swan Coach House

3130 Slaton Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

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.

3130 Slaton Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

7. Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NE Suite #140, Atlanta, GA 30309

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.

999 Peachtree St NE Suite #140
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. Longleaf Restaurant

1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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.

1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

9. The Roof at Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

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.

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

10. Table & Main | a southern tavern

1028 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075

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.

1028 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

11. Wrecking Bar Brewpub

292 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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.

292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

12. Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

800 Mayfield Rd, Milton, GA 30009

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.

800 Mayfield Rd
Milton, GA 30009

13. Sun in My Belly

2161 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

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.

2161 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

14. Wahoo! Grill

1042 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

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.

1042 W College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

15. Kimball House

303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

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.

303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

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