Atlanta provides brides with a variety of wedding venues to choose from around the city. But hosting your ceremony and reception inside the perimeter can get expensive, and fast. Instead of renting out one of the South’s iconic event venues, consider traveling to an OTP (Outside the Perimeter) Atlanta neighborhood instead.
You’ll still get a beautiful Southern wedding, but without the extravagant cost.
1. Kennesaw and Marietta
Metro suburbs Kennesaw and Marietta are only about 30 minutes away from the heart of Atlanta, and each city provides a number of great wedding venues. Both are home to a number of historical sites dating back to before the Civil War.
Marietta is known for its picturesque square, which served as a backdrop to a few Hollywood films. Several historical homes in the area now host a number of special events, including ceremonies and receptions.
Nearby Kennesaw is also home to wedding venues that couples looking for beautiful gardens as a backdrop to the festivities will love. There are plenty of options for hosting a wedding both downtown and in the area surrounding Kennesaw Mountain.
2. Johns Creek
The OTP neighborhood of Johns Creek is located northeast of Atlanta, and is the fastest-growing metro area in the entire United States. It’s also home to one of the highest-earning populations in the nation, which means there’s no shortage of swanky, upscale venues to host an elegant wedding.
Johns Creek is a great Atlanta alternative if you want the classy, modern feel that comes with an urban setting for your event, but want to keep things outside the perimeter.
There’s no shortage of venue options in Roswell, an OTP Atlanta neighborhood in between Kennesaw and Johns Creek. Keep things indoors at one of the many event halls, or enjoy the great weather during the spring and fall by booking your ceremony and reception at one of the many gardens. For a vintage vibe, you can choose one of the historic homes or cottages. And if you’re interested in getting some stunning photos on a beautiful covered bridge, be sure to consider the Roswell Mill as your venue.
4. Stone Mountain
For truly stunning views, brides and grooms can choose to hold their wedding at Stone Mountain. This geological formation is known for the massive bas-relief sculpture carved into the face of the rock. It’s the largest of this type of carving in the world. The park allows for weddings and other events to be held on the grounds of their antebellum plantation, which sits adjacent to the historical Dickey House. The formal garden serves as a well-manicured backdrop to a picturesque outdoor venue.
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