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Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA
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130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305 US (map)

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404-814-4090

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ABOUT US

On 33 acres in beautiful Buckhead, we offer the widest variety of event options at one location. Let beauty and serenity set the scene at the glorious Swan House Gardens. Outdoor... Read more
On 33 acres in beautiful Buckhead, we offer the widest variety of event options at one location. Let beauty and serenity set the scene at the glorious Swan House Gardens. Outdoor gathering at this iconic 1928 mansion rise to unforgettable heights on a private lawn with majestic cascading fountains and the elegant boxwood garden and porch. After your ceremony, stroll across the bridge for a reception in the Grand Overlook ballroom.

Enjoy the simple elegance of this unique ballroom featuring Brazilian cherry wood floors, barrel vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling window overlooking the magnificent illuminated Quarry Garden. Take advantage of our outside terraces, a ceremony option embraces nature in an impressive way. Explore history in our award-winning museum exhibitions. The combination of these venues is as versatile as they are breathtaking.

Our 1860s farmhouse, outbuildings and period gardens give your wedding remarkably rustic overtones with charming allure. Enjoy this peaceful setting among the trees where your guests will experience a truly memorable, fun and historic experience.

Whether a ceremony, vow renewal or rehearsal dinner, McElreath Hall is one of our most versatile venues. A sky-lit atrium creates a welcoming entrance and room enough for a cocktail gathering. The Members Room, our boutique ballroom, features three crystal chandeliers and large windows overlooking the beautiful Asian American wooded garden. The Woodruff Auditorium can easily accommodate an indoor ceremony. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony in the Swan House Gardens was stunning!! And our cocktail hour and reception in the museum and the Grand Overlook Ballroom was beautiful. As an Atlanta native, I always wanted to get married on the steps of the iconic Swan House and the AHC team made that dream a reality! They were friendly, eager to please and easy to work with. We would highly recommend this venue!
Our ceremony in the Swan House Gardens was stunning!! And our cocktail hour and reception in the museum and the Grand Read more...
Our ceremony in the Swan House Gardens was stunning!! And our cocktail hour and reception in the museum and the Grand Overlook Ballroom was beautiful. As an Atlanta native, I always wanted to get married on the steps of the iconic Swan House and the AHC team made that dream a reality! They were friendly, eager to please and easy to work with. We would highly recommend this venue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used this venue for our reception with our ceremony held at a church downtown. We booked the Grand Overlook Ballroom and Museum Terraces for cocktail hour. On the day of our wedding cocktail hour was moved inside the museum and guests could not stop raving over how cool the space was and I'm so grateful the rain plan for our event was just as amazing as the original plan. Steven Dickson was wonderfully helpful throughout the year and the History Center day of staff was amazing as well. We also used the Swan House outside for pictures which are gorgeous just from the cell phone shots we received. Loved everything about our venue!
We used this venue for our reception with our ceremony held at a church downtown. We booked the Grand Overlook Ballroom Read more...
We used this venue for our reception with our ceremony held at a church downtown. We booked the Grand Overlook Ballroom and Museum Terraces for cocktail hour. On the day of our wedding cocktail hour was moved inside the museum and guests could not stop raving over how cool the space was and I'm so grateful the rain plan for our event was just as amazing as the original plan. Steven Dickson was wonderfully helpful throughout the year and the History Center day of staff was amazing as well. We also used the Swan House outside for pictures which are gorgeous just from the cell phone shots we received. Loved everything about our venue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.9/5.0
The venue is beautiful. We had the ceremony on the lawn in front of the fountain and ceremony in tents on the other side of the house. We did not use the indoor event space. I felt it looked boring and they are very restrictive on what you can do in there. In general they are very restrictive on most things (and we didn't ask for anything out of the ordinary), not very flexible and were one of the most disappointing vendor relationships out of all of our vendors. The lawn where the ceremony was was not kept up. The grass was brown and had several bare spots that were muddy from rain two days prior. They do not provide you with a solution to this so we had to come up with our own. Overall I would not recommend working with them. But if you fall in love with the place like we did (best place for photos) then just know that you are going to shell out a lot of money for very poor service. I was extremely disappointed with the people there.
The venue is beautiful. We had the ceremony on the lawn in front of the fountain and ceremony in tents on the other side Read more...
The venue is beautiful. We had the ceremony on the lawn in front of the fountain and ceremony in tents on the other side of the house. We did not use the indoor event space. I felt it looked boring and they are very restrictive on what you can do in there. In general they are very restrictive on most things (and we didn't ask for anything out of the ordinary), not very flexible and were one of the most disappointing vendor relationships out of all of our vendors. The lawn where the ceremony was was not kept up. The grass was brown and had several bare spots that were muddy from rain two days prior. They do not provide you with a solution to this so we had to come up with our own. Overall I would not recommend working with them. But if you fall in love with the place like we did (best place for photos) then just know that you are going to shell out a lot of money for very poor service. I was extremely disappointed with the people there. Read less
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Atlanta History Center responded with the following comments:

First, thank you for choosing the Atlanta History Center for your special day. We are very sorry our venue didn't meet your expectations. While there is always the chance that unforeseen circumstances arise during the planning of a wedding, our client’s satisfaction and happiness are our first and foremost priority. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond standard levels of service to offer reasonable solutions and concessions to make sure the wedding exceeds every level of expectation our client has. Every effort is made to maintain a high quality garden experience. However, we cannot guarantee the appearance of grass and plants, because of the many circumstances, like weather, that are beyond our control.

Because we are foremost a museum, we must protect our buildings, grounds, and artifacts to allow for the enjoyment and education of future generations; and while we know there are many details to keep up with, we try to be transparent and inform all our clients of the guidelines we have as a historic site with rare and sensitive gardens.

Thank you for taking time to express your concerns. We host over fifty weddings a year, and we always welcome and take into consideration all comments to better serve our future brides.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
My daughter truly had the perfect wedding at the Atlanta History Center. We needed a venue with an outdoor wedding area and a ballroom large enough for 250 people. The AHC was one of the few places that had both. Steven Dickenson was very professional and easy to work with. He worked well with our other vendors.
Luckily the weather held and the ceremony was on the lawn behind the Swan House. It was beautiful. The Overlook ballroom is a wonderful space; spacious enough for a large dance floor and the acoustics were great. The bartenders were also good.
My daughter truly had the perfect wedding at the Atlanta History Center. We needed a venue with an outdoor wedding area Read more...
My daughter truly had the perfect wedding at the Atlanta History Center. We needed a venue with an outdoor wedding area and a ballroom large enough for 250 people. The AHC was one of the few places that had both. Steven Dickenson was very professional and easy to work with. He worked well with our other vendors.
Luckily the weather held and the ceremony was on the lawn behind the Swan House. It was beautiful. The Overlook ballroom is a wonderful space; spacious enough for a large dance floor and the acoustics were great. The bartenders were also good. Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Apart from the elegance and magic associated with the venue, all of the staff made sure that our wedding day was beyond perfect. They were extremely attentive from the very beginning, making us feel so confident about our day. If you are looking for extremely professional people to work with, as well as a stunning venue, the Atlanta History Center is your place.
Apart from the elegance and magic associated with the venue, all of the staff made sure that our wedding day was beyond Read more...
Apart from the elegance and magic associated with the venue, all of the staff made sure that our wedding day was beyond perfect. They were extremely attentive from the very beginning, making us feel so confident about our day. If you are looking for extremely professional people to work with, as well as a stunning venue, the Atlanta History Center is your place. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
The Atlanta History Center was a beautiful venue for our November wedding reception. We used the Swan House for first look and bridal party photos prior to the wedding and held the reception in the Grand Overlook. The ballroom is beautiful and our guests really enjoyed viewing the museum during the cocktail hour as well. We received many compliments on how elegant and classic everything was. Although the price is a little steep for an Atlanta venue, we worked with an excellent and caring team from start to finish. I would highly recommend this venue to other brides.
The Atlanta History Center was a beautiful venue for our November wedding reception. We used the Swan House for first look Read more...
The Atlanta History Center was a beautiful venue for our November wedding reception. We used the Swan House for first look and bridal party photos prior to the wedding and held the reception in the Grand Overlook. The ballroom is beautiful and our guests really enjoyed viewing the museum during the cocktail hour as well. We received many compliments on how elegant and classic everything was. Although the price is a little steep for an Atlanta venue, we worked with an excellent and caring team from start to finish. I would highly recommend this venue to other brides. Read less
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Suseen
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.8/5.0
The Atlanta History Center was a wonderful decision for our wedding. Having a wedding ceremony in front of the Swan House and reception in the Grand Ballroom is stunning. Even pictures on peoples phones were amazing. The grand ballroom is very conducive to a great fun party since dinner and dancing is all in same room. Robin and the entire team were easy to work with and made it very simple and stress free.
The Atlanta History Center was a wonderful decision for our wedding. Having a wedding ceremony in front of the Swan House Read more...
The Atlanta History Center was a wonderful decision for our wedding. Having a wedding ceremony in front of the Swan House and reception in the Grand Ballroom is stunning. Even pictures on peoples phones were amazing. The grand ballroom is very conducive to a great fun party since dinner and dancing is all in same room. Robin and the entire team were easy to work with and made it very simple and stress free. Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
What a beautiful venue. The facilities are wonderful, and the staff is great. I would definitely recommend this venue .
What a beautiful venue. The facilities are wonderful, and the staff is great. I would definitely recommend this venue .
What a beautiful venue. The facilities are wonderful, and the staff is great. I would definitely recommend this venue . Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the History Center and could not be any happier with the choice we made. You won't find a classier or more beautiful venue...my guests were just in awe of the setting. Just as important, the staff made our wedding planning experience SO much less stressful! They are "all pro"- which makes a huge difference- especially when you're planning a wedding in a quick timeframe as we were (10 weeks!). Serena in the special events office took care of every detail and was such a pleasure to work with! We ended up having to move our ceremony indoors due to rain, so thankfully the Overlook ballroom was a beautiful "fallback plan" (as opposed to other sites we looked at where an indoor ceremony would've been in a closet). For the cocktail hour, our guests were able to pop into the museum's exhibit halls- which they loved. And then the ballroom was a spectacular setting, elegantly lit and decorated, for the reception. We were thrilled with it all!
We had our wedding at the History Center and could not be any happier with the choice we made. You won't find a classier Read more...
We had our wedding at the History Center and could not be any happier with the choice we made. You won't find a classier or more beautiful venue...my guests were just in awe of the setting. Just as important, the staff made our wedding planning experience SO much less stressful! They are "all pro"- which makes a huge difference- especially when you're planning a wedding in a quick timeframe as we were (10 weeks!). Serena in the special events office took care of every detail and was such a pleasure to work with! We ended up having to move our ceremony indoors due to rain, so thankfully the Overlook ballroom was a beautiful "fallback plan" (as opposed to other sites we looked at where an indoor ceremony would've been in a closet). For the cocktail hour, our guests were able to pop into the museum's exhibit halls- which they loved. And then the ballroom was a spectacular setting, elegantly lit and decorated, for the reception. We were thrilled with it all! Read less
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kkilch
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.9/5.0
I was so happy with my wedding at the History Center. We had the ceremony in the new outdoor terraces, and the reception in the Grand Overlook. Serena was great to work with, and all of our guests loved the venue. It was very easy to do the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one beautiful, convenient location.
I was so happy with my wedding at the History Center. We had the ceremony in the new outdoor terraces, and the reception Read more...
I was so happy with my wedding at the History Center. We had the ceremony in the new outdoor terraces, and the reception in the Grand Overlook. Serena was great to work with, and all of our guests loved the venue. It was very easy to do the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one beautiful, convenient location. Read less
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