32+ Unforgettable Venues in Atlanta for Your Special Occasion

Mom and Dad are celebrating their 50th anniversary, your daughter just graduated high school, your rad startup job is looking for a holiday party venue…sometimes we need a great place to have an awesome special event. Event venues in Atlanta GA offer options that run the gamut.

Be it an attraction, a brewery, a historic home or a renovated factory, we’ve got the rundown of where to book your next unforgettable soiree. Host your next event at one of these meeting spaces conveniently located close to Atlanta Georgia!

UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE VENUES IN ATLANTA

32+ UNFORGETTABLE VENUES IN ATLANTA FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION

TREES ATLANTA KENDEDA CENTER

This beloved Atlanta nonprofit’s Reynoldstown office boasts a multi-purpose, customizable space, the focal point of which is a beautiful tree sculpture. The space is well-suited for corporate meetings, staff retreats, team-building programs, fundraising events.

You’ll also have access to the smaller Greenroof, which boasts some pretty enviable views of the Downtown skyline. Access to outdoor patios and natural spaces offers quiet moments for attendees to take a break or to walk on gravel trails on the property. The facility connects to the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail at the Allene Avenue access point and is within easy walking distance of local restaurants and businesses.

Bonus: rental fees go back to the organization to further their efforts.

DR. BOMBAY’S UNDERWATER TEA PARTY

Nestled in the retail trip in the Candler Park neighborhood, Dr. Bombay’s is a tea shop infused with color, whimsy, and shelves lovingly crammed with books. Host your book club, shower, or girls’ meetup here over their High Tea service – the sweet and savory array of snacks are to die for. Worried about being around too many people? No worries! They offer private rooms for you and your guests.

LE MAISON ROUGE

For a private event, Le Maison Rouge, now located in the historic and newly emerging Atlanta Underground, offers a stunning location to exchange wedding vows, take incredible videos or photos, and celebrate significant moments. The venue is rich in hues, and period furniture will leave you feeling like you’re on a Baz Luhrmann film set.

OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY

If you haven’t experienced the Gothic-revival architecture of Oglethorpe’s campus, you’re missing out. Nestled in Brookhaven on the city’s north side, the campus offers event space for large and small groups, from weddings to meetings to family celebrations, including the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM

Ackerman Hall at the Carlos Museum (located on Emory University’s campus) can accommodate up to 200 people standing, and all facility rentals have the option of adding on the galleries. With an impressive collection of artifacts dating back to antiquity–yes, including mummies–this is a hard amenity to refuse. Plus floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the Emory Quadrangle and chandelier lighting provide the perfect place for your event.

CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER

A nonprofit dedicated to environmental education along the banks of Georgia’s signature river, the Chattahoochee Nature Center also doubles as an event venue. Check out Kingfisher Hall for an indoor group gathering, the Heron Pond Picnic Pavilion for outdoor fun, or the Green Roof for an intimate cocktail reception or shower, among other options. This space is available for indoor and outdoor events.

THE TOWN OF YNOT

Two veterans with a love of the Wild West created this one of a kind Georgia wedding and special events venue that will take you back in time — to history and your childhood imagination. Let a carriage take you down the Outlaw Trail to the hand-made wedding chapel, then celebrate your nuptials in Sugbunk Hall. YNOT, right?

HISTORIC ROOTS

32+ UNFORGETTABLE VENUES IN ATLANTA FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION
Courtesy of The Trolley Barn

THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE

On the corner of Peachtree and 10th Streets, the Margaret Mitchell House is the Midtown Atlanta extension of Buckhead’s Atlanta History Center–and more importantly, it’s where Gone With the Wind was penned. Between the neatly trimmed lawn, rocking chair-adorned porch, and versatile indoor space, this house museum offers a variety of event options and is a cozy enclave in the city’s bustling heart.

THE WREN’S NEST

A house museum that preserves and interprets the history of Joel Chandler Harris (who penned and published the Uncle Remus oral folktales) and Atlanta during the 19th century, the backyard and front porch (the house interior is off-limits) of the Wren’s Nest are perfect for casual affairs. Tack on a house tour and storyteller performance for a complete experience at this historic venue.

GEORGIA FREIGHT DEPOT

Most suitable for large, social events, the Georgia Freight Depot is one of the oldest buildings in Downtown Atlanta (built in 1869) and will take your guests back to Atlanta’s Terminus roots–you’re just yards away from the Zero Milepost. The space is over 12,000 square feet of open space. The event site can accommodate up to 1,300 guests or be tailored for smaller, more intimate gatherings.

RHODES HALL

Known as the “castle on Peachtree,” Rhodes Hall is a house museum and an award-winning venue, best known for weddings. It’s also ideal, however, for parties, dinners and beyond, and don’t let the word “castle” throw you off – for seated dinners the max capacity is 100 guests, keeping this historic gem appropriate for more intimate gatherings.

THE TROLLEY BARN

Built in 1889 to house the city’s Downtown-Inman Park streetcar, The Trolley Barn fell into disrepair in the 20th century but was resuscitated and scrupulously preserved. Now managed by a nonprofit as a private event venue, guests will appreciate the building’s historic integrity, in addition to the patio garden and the charm of surrounding Inman Park.

HAZLEHURST HOUSE

Located southwest of Atlanta in McDonough, Hazlehurst House has maintained a reputation as an epicenter of social activity since the early 1800s. Today, it remains a popular and quintessentially Southern wedding and event venue, carefully restored and historically rich.

VENUES IN ATLANTA WHERE YOU CAN DRINK UP WITH EASE

VENUES IN ATLANTA WHERE YOU CAN DRINK UP WITH EASE
Courtesy of Atlanta Brewing Company

OLD FOURTH DISTILLERY

Located in the historic Old Fourth Ward, Old Fourth Distillery is full of Atlanta’s heart. The tasting room is ideal for an intimate gathering—of up to 60 people. Do a tour buyout; everyone will get to sample and savor their gin and vodka wares. This would be an ideal location for a rehearsal dinner or corporate event for a smaller-scale business.

ATLANTA BREWING COMPANY

Where better for a large gathering than a spacious brewery warehouse? The laid-back folks at Red Brick will serve tastings of their sunny beers and even school you on the brewing process while you’re there.

THREE TAVERNS BREWERY

The parlour at the Three Taverns Brewery is gorgeous yet laid back. Staff will help with onsite coordination, pours of their Belgian-style brews, and guided brewery tours. Enjoy the corn hole set, too!

URBAN TREE CIDERY

Not a fan of craft beer? No worries – take your next gathering to Atlanta’s first craft cidery. Rent out the Barrel Room, where you can enjoy tastings, a tour, and get schooled on the cider making process, all while enjoying curated cheese and app pairings.

AMERICAN SPIRIT WORKS

The Stave Room functions as the special events complement to the darling distillery that is American Spirit Works. This is another large-scale, industrial, and uber-trendy event space, but the craft whiskey makes it a real standout.

TRY A TOUCH OF LUXURY AT THESE ATLANTA VENUES

TRY A TOUCH OF LUXURY AT THESE ATLANTA VENUES
Courtesy of Kimball House

HAVANA CLUB

Oozing sultry luxury, Havana Club has been a Buckhead mainstay since 1996. The Club includes the Main Room, Latin Studio, and The Gallery, each playing different genres of music, and where full bars and cigar bars await.

STONEHURST PLACE

Stonehurst is a B&B that perfectly blends luxury with coziness. If you’re looking for a unique wedding opportunity, check out their elopement package. Their packages include flowers, cake, photographer, ceremony, and lodging – a true one-stop shop.

KIMBALL HOUSE

This gorgeous restaurant rests along the railroad tracks in Downtown Decatur. Their private event space, Bonanza!, seats anywhere from 10 to 24 guests. Amenities include decor, customizable menus, private entry, and bathrooms, and is open to all dinner guests on Friday and Saturday if events aren’t scheduled (a good opportunity for a preview of the space).

MILTON’S CUISINE & COCKTAILS

This restored 150-year-old farmhouse lies north of the city in Historic Crabapple. Your guests will love the secluded lawn, garden, and private rooms. And forget “farm to table” – Milton’s prides itself on “seed to fork,” marrying New South dining with Old South charm.

THE PAINTED PIN

Buckhead’s beloved bowling alley boasts a full bar, game courtyard, and 20 lanes. Reserve a semi-private selection of lanes and booths, or go for a full venue buyout. Either way, this venue is perfect for a gathering of friendly competition.

MY’STIQ ENTERTAINMENT

How often do you get to combine the words luxury, houseboat, and cruise? Take your party out onto Lake Lanier, stewarded by the experts at My’StiQ Entertainment. In addition to the typical DJ and catering, you can also enjoy face painting and a candy buffet. Sign us up!

THE FOUNDRY AT PURITAN MILL

Located in the King Plow Arts District west of Downtown Atlanta, Puritan Mill was once the Atlanta headquarters of Puritan Chemical Company, where soaps and cleaning products were manufactured. Now, it’s a sweeping and stunning mixed-use event facility best suited for large events–up to 1200 guests with its 12,000 square foot of space!

KING PLOW ARTS CENTER

Once a plow factory, now a mixed-used redevelopment and hub of arts and culture, King Plow’s event gallery is managed by Bold Catering & Design, housed in the center. Also on campus is music venue Terminal West, another industrial-chic, full-service event space option.

VENUES IN ATLANTA: ATTRACTIONS & ICONS

VENUES IN ATLANTA: ATTRACTIONS & ICONS
Courtesy of Longleaf

WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER

On a campus that encompasses the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre, and the High Museum of Arts, the Woodruff Arts Center is positively brimming with event space options. As the cultural heart of Atlanta, this is an ideal venue option for an art-infused occasion surrounded by an art gallery.

CITY SPRINGS

City Springs in Sandy Springs is a gorgeous new space with plenty of meeting places for every occasion. From the Byers and Studio Theatres to the City Green outdoor space. Our favorite?  City View Terrace overlooking the City Green offers guests lovely views of City Springs, and it comes with external audio speakers and a decorative water wall. Contact the sales department for even more options at affordable prices.

GEORGIA AQUARIUM

While the Georgia Aquarium can certainly accommodate large events—proms, corporate functions, and more—their gallery event series is geared toward smaller groups. Enjoying a meal while being immersed in the magical marine life of this iconic attraction—from coral reefs to the Arctic—makes for an event experience like no other in the city.

TABERNACLE ATLANTA

Church turned hospital turned live music venue, the Tabernacle is a great story in and of itself. Boasting ten different private event spaces, your selection ranges from the full concert hall to cozier VIP lounges.

LONGLEAF AT ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN

The Garden’s anchor dining concept, Longleaf, has private indoor dining, but the real gem is the rooftop patio that offers spectacular views of the gardens and skyline beyond. Bring your camera for this one.

SKYVIEW ATLANTA

A flight on SkyView always packs a “wow” factor, and so does their VIP lounge. With chic furniture and access to the VIP gondola, you can drink in Downtown Atlanta views in style.

SKYLINE PARK

As the crown jewel that sits atop Ponce City Market, Atlanta’s hottest destination, Skyline Park is ideal for all ages, thanks to its “old-timey” carnival-style amusements, from ski ball to mini-golf. Book a private or semi-private event here for games and Instagrammable city views. Eating and drinking at 9 Mile Station are musts, too.

THE RIALTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Located in the historic Fairlie-Poplar neighborhood of Downtown Atlanta, the Rialto has been a cultural mainstay for 100 years, morphing from a movie theater to a performance venue boasting jazz and international dance and music. Even if you don’t find yourself needing an 800+ seat theater, the lobby comes with a small, built-in stage and high windows that showcase the surrounding neighborhood, perfect for an event or reception. 

Looking for ideas for your kid’s birthday party? We have more here!

WHERE TO STAY IN ATLANTA

MORE INFORMATION FOR YOUR TRIP TO ATLANTA

ATLANTA FAQS

What is Atlanta known for?

Atlanta is known for many things, including having the largest airport, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in the United States.

What are Atlanta’s top attractions?

Some of Atlanta’s top attractions are the Georgia Aquarium, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the World of Coca-Cola, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

What famous people are from Atlanta?

Some famous people from Atlanta include Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Civil Rights Leader, Margaret Mitchell, a novelist, and Chris Tucker, a comedian. Atlanta is also home to several famous rappers, actors, and athletes.

Follow us here: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube | MSN | TripAdvisor | Flipboard

All articles belong to 365 Atlanta Family LLC, and all photos belong to us as well, unless otherwise noted. It’s all copyrighted. Please don’t repost anything elsewhere without asking me first. All rights reserved. This site uses cookies to enhance your experience.

We make no guarantees of any price listed on our site. We are not responsible for content on external web sites linked from ours, including linked resources, an external blog post, any partner site, hotel property sites, or affiliate sites. We only write about places we love in an attempt to help you in your adventures, but we can’t guarantee you will love them, too.

Posts may contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Several of our trips are also compensated by the respective tourism boards for the city or state we are visiting. This never impacts how we share the destination with you – opinions are always our own and we pride ourselves on that. We do not sell links or accept unsolicited guest posts under any circumstances. Don’t even ask.

United States Copyright, 365 Atlanta Family, LLC

View our Privacy Policy | Subscribe to our Newsletter | Contact Site Owner | View Terms & Conditions | About Us

32+ Unforgettable Venues in Atlanta for Your Special Occasion