Researchers estimate that the average modern wedding now takes around 528 hours to plan. That's 22 full days!
Choosing the perfect place to say "I do" can take up a major portion of that time. You want a spot that feels polished and special but isn't overly stuffy or intimidating.
This is why a hotel wedding venue is ideal. Not only are these facilities equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and sprawling ballrooms, but they also offer your out-of-town guests a convenient place to stay when the party's over.
If you're planning a wedding in or around the Atlanta area, we've got you covered. Today, we're sharing a comprehensive guide to the best hotel venues in the city!
The Georgian Terrace Hotel
The Georgian Terrace Hotel offers luxurious accommodations and also happens to be a glamorous local hotspot. Located near Atlanta's financial and cultural districts, it features six meeting centers that can accommodate up to 250 guests. In all, you'll find 16,000 square feet of event space here, as well as a full catering service.
Here, you'll also find a stunning boardroom and three generously sized ballrooms, capable of hosting your entire guest list, as well as any event entertainers. Whether you're planning a small-scale gathering or an elaborate gala, you'll find the perfect room to meet your needs.
The Sylvan Hotel
Located in Buckhead, The Sylvan Hotel has a gorgeous ballroom that can hold up to 125 guests. With its panoramic wooded views, it would make the perfect backdrop for any formal event. There's also a rooftop bar that's ideal for a pre-dinner cocktail reception.
Before you exchange vows, why not host your rehearsal dinner at the hotel's lush garden bar? This venue regularly holds wedding promotions on its website, including all-inclusive packages that allow a trained professional to take care of every little detail.
The "W" Hotel
The "W" Hotel is located right in the hustle and bustle of downtown Atlanta. From the intimate event rooms, you'll enjoy skyline views of the city that you can't find from just any vantage point.
Book a weekend here and treat your wedding party to a morning at the on-site spa! When you're ready to get started, there's a convenient online form to fill out that will allow you to explain the vision, needs, and goals for your ideal wedding.
The Grand Hyatt
This is another local Buckhead favorite! The Grand Hyatt offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces, ranging in size from intimate to enormous.
Tour the facility and choose a spot that overlooks the hotel's Japanese Zen garden or the beautiful three-story waterfall. With 42,000 square feet of space, you're sure to find the ideal spot.
Another perk to the Grand Hyatt? Your guests will be treated to the ultimate accommodations. The hotel recently earned the coveted GBAC STAR accreditation for the high standards it follows around cleanliness and sanitation.
St. Regis Hotel
If you want to create a one-of-a-kind wedding reception, then look no further than the St. Regis Hotel.
One of Atlanta's most sought-after venues, it includes 10 separate event rooms, more than 27,000 square feet of space, and the ability to accommodate a staggering 1,235 guests. With a 100-year legacy behind its name, this is one hotel that lives up to the grandeur of its reputation.
At more than 9,000 square feet, the Astor Ballroom is a sure bet, equipped with sparkly chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows, and luxurious gold curtains. Outside, the hotel's Grand Terrace is wide enough for your ceremony, with spectacular touches that include a waterfall, palatial columns, and well-manicured greenery.
The InterContinental Hotel
Offering a luxury stay in Buckhead, the InterContinental Hotel has more than 31,000 square feet of event space. In addition to two magnificent ballrooms, you can also take a look at the venue's multiple function rooms.
At this hotel, there is audio/visual gear available for rent, and you'll even find a dedicated Kosher kitchen to ensure that you're able to meet everyone's dietary needs.
In need of a little relaxation before one of the biggest days of your life? The on-site Jurlique Spa offers premium skincare, holistic therapies, and retreat packages for you and your visiting guests!
Crowne Plaza Ravinia
Located in the city's Dunwoody area, the Crowne Plaza Ravinia is close to Atlanta's buzzing business district. It's also close to the MARTA, which makes traveling to and from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport a cinch.
Encourage your guests to enjoy and explore the on-site walking trails before your wedding, and then head indoors to the amazing Ravinia Ballroom.
Spanning 12,000 square feet with the capacity for 1,000 guests, this ballroom was recently completely redesigned. Here, you'll find contemporary, custom chandeliers suspended from an ultra-tall, 21-foot ceiling. If you don't need quite as much space, the smaller Dunwoody Room can accommodate 471 guests and offers a more intimate atmosphere.
There are also tranquil gardens and fountains around the exterior of the hotel that would work beautifully for cocktail receptions and rehearsal dinner locations.
Which Hotel Wedding Venue Will You Choose?
With so many items on your wedding checklist, you're sure to breathe a sigh of relief when you finally book your dream location.
A hotel wedding venue effortlessly merges form with function. Not only are these spaces elegant and beautiful to look at, but they're also large enough to host even the most expansive wedding party. From small gathering rooms to grand ballrooms, there's an event space for every scale and size.
Looking for an event planner to help you navigate this decision, as well as many others? We're here to help.
Together, we'll help manage every aspect of your big day, from budget planning and equipment rentals to travel arrangements and vendor negotiations. We can also put you in touch with some of the biggest and best live performers in the city!
To get started, contact our team today, and let's take this next big step together.