19 Incredible Atlanta Event Venues
Where does Southern hospitality intersect with titans of industry? Where do marketing pros from one of the world’s most famous brands share subways with anchors from the country’s first cable news network? Where do families enjoy world-class aquariums and attractions while elite universities train the next generation? Atlanta, Georgia, of course. The city with the ninth-most populous metro area in the United States just so happens to play the perfect host to events big and small.
Location: 99 Peachtree Street NE
Great For: Receptions, Cocktail Parties
For more than three decades, the Peachtree Club has set the stage for marriages, parties, and celebrations of all kids. And it’s a stage with a stunning backdrop: the skyline of Atlanta. Withstanding space for cocktail receptions 200-strong or seated capacity of 100, The Peachtree Club consists of six private dining rooms, one outdoor terrace, and infinite views.
Location: 963 Edgewood Ave NE
Great For: Non-Profit Events, Retreats, Corporate Events
The Trolley Barn is like a Russian nesting doll: a venue surrounded by trees surrounded by 19th-century architecture surrounded by Atlanta’s most populous neighborhoods. Its location offers the best of both worlds: easy to access yet restfully serene. Once the offices for Atlanta’s innovative streetcar system, today’s Trolley Barn offers a brick patio and green gardens for corporate meetings, receptions, and team retreats.
Location: 3109 Piedmont Rd NE
Great For: Receptions, Formal Dinners
The Estate offers classic accommodations for formal dinners of all kinds, but its unique structure checks all the boxes for weddings. Wedding guests will feel instantly welcome in the large foyer, after which they’ll be ushered into one of two salons. Downstairs, groomsmen can mingle in the basement wine cellars while bridesmaids and family get access to a baby grand piano and bar. An elegant venue for weddings and company dinners alike.
Location: 817 West Peachtree Street
Great For: Outdoor Dinners, Company Dinners
A refurbished warehouse, Summerour Studio is the working headquarters for an architect by day. But by night, its 8000 square-foot space is filled with the sights and sounds of dancing and celebrating. Thanks to a unique truss system, the large room is completely free of pillars or columns, allowing the entire room an unobstructed view. Outside, the courtyard is designed to resemble a Tuscan Courtyard. Need we say more?
Location: 8000 Capps Ferry Rd
Great For: Team Retreats, Reunions
Not so much a venue as a sprawling property, Foxhall Resort sits on 1100 acres a short drive from the heart of downtown. A no-brainer for team retreats, Foxhall Resort is filled with options for activities, from croquet and quail hunting to clay shooting and fishing. When playtime turns to productivity, three spaces offer built-in A/V, ample seating, and plenty of room to lead teams into their best days yet — all while taking in the scenes of the Georgia countryside.
Location: 585 Wells Street SW
Great For: Photo & Video Shoots, Musical Events
10,000 square-feet of hardwoods meet walls of glass at Ambient Studio, a venue designed for photoshoots but ready to play host to creative events of all types. The studio’s giant cyc-wall, designated dressing rooms, vanities, and roll-in access make it a hotly demanded destination for videographers and photographers. Need to supplement your equipment? Ambient’s impressive collection is available for rent, as well. The only thing missing from Ambient Studio? Your script.
Location: 1150 Peachtree Street NE
Great For: Corporate Dinners, Receptions
Formality has never been more fun. The Wimbish House– a historic property primely located in midtown–features formal reception rooms, tall ceilings, and period furniture. But don’t let that fool you. The house is anything but stuffy. Fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, and warm colors make the Wimbish House a gorgeous setting for a well-appointed wedding or formal dinner.
Location: 101 E. Court Sq
Great For: Weddings
One look at the DeKalb Courthouse and you won’t believe you’re looking at a former public building. White and gray marble not only line the walls but are the walls. Arched windows, high ceilings, and white stone are everywhere, as are the myriad opportunities for light-filled photo ops. Not in Atlanta per se, the Decatur, Georgia courthouse is a short distance outside of the city, and one well worth the drive.
Location: 453 Freedom Parkway
Great For: Auctions, Galas
How’d you like to hold your next leadership summit at a tribute to the highest leadership office in all the land? The Carter Center, the destination that shares the property with the official presidential library of Jimmy Carter, is a not-for-profit venue dedicated to “waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope.” Their meeting rooms and spaces offer thought-provoking access to up to 200 guests. Who knows: maybe Jimmy himself will make a surprise appearance.
Location: 767 Clifton Rd NE
Great For: Galas, Corporate Parties
If five-year-old boys could afford to attend black-tie dinners, your next event at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History would be brimming with them. This is where the world’s largest dinosaurs live, after all. The Fernbank Museum of Natural History has the fossils, skeleton, and star-gazing you’d expect from a natural history museum, plus an event-hosting prowess you might not. A favorite destination for black-tie galas, the dino-filled Great Hall can accommodate up to 400 for a seated dinner, while the full museum can accommodate as many as 2500 lucky guests.