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Defoor Centre

Atlanta , GA
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1710 Defoor Avenue, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 US (map)

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404-591-3809

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ABOUT US

Escape from the ordinary to our full service art gallery event facility. Located in Midtown West, we are convenient to downtown, 75/85 and 400.

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Escape from the ordinary to our full service art gallery event facility. Located in Midtown West, we are convenient to downtown, 75/85 and 400.

Have your wedding and/or reception surrounded by beautiful artwork in the hexagon-shaped Forum at Defoor Gallery. Originally built as a gospel church, The Forum boasts soaring 30'high ceilings. Interesting architecture makes our historic facility truly one of a kind. We have a variety of galleries in all shapes and sizes. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or an elaborate celebration, the experienced event professionals are at your disposal.

Menus customized to your specifications are prepared on-site by our culinary team. Let us handle the details while you relax and enjoy family and friends. Here you will truly experience the ART of celebration! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

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Dana
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
The Defoor Centre was the last venue we visited on our list when searching for our wedding spot. We loved it from the moment we walked in the door. It just had the perfect feel for our style. We also loved how easy going Michelle (the coordinator) was, and she helped to seal the deal. About midway through our planning process, we were introduced to Kori Shaw, who began to take over the planning and details for our wedding and would take over as our day of coordinator. Kori was equally as knowledgeable and a perfect complement to Michelle and Defoor. The coordinators are very responsive both over the phone and via email and made planning so easy. Kori was very attentive on our wedding day and did everything from coordinating with vendors to pinning on corsages and boutonnieres.

Being an art gallery and event center, there was a lot of decor already included and available for use, and all we had to do was personalize it. Be sure to ask specifics about what is available and included in the space. While visiting the Defoor Centre with my event designer, we found out there were candles, vases, Manzanita branches, candelabras, and décor galore that we could use! The lanterns hanging from the ceiling in the bar and the Encore! Gallery were a very nice touch. We chose the Forum for our ceremony and the Encore! Gallery for the reception, with cocktail hour in the Defoor Cafe and Bar. The "bridal suite" inside the main office was the perfect size for my wedding party (3 ladies), me, and my Mom while getting ready. They brought us refreshments while getting ready and really catered to us very well. The guys (groom, groomsmen, ushers) were also well attended to and were given a large space in which to get ready (Gatsby Room). Oh, and the hors d’oeuvres and reception food were delicious and they did an excellent job with our cake. All we had to do was provide a picture and they made it look exactly like it.
The Defoor Centre was the last venue we visited on our list when searching for our wedding spot. We loved it from the Read more...
The Defoor Centre was the last venue we visited on our list when searching for our wedding spot. We loved it from the moment we walked in the door. It just had the perfect feel for our style. We also loved how easy going Michelle (the coordinator) was, and she helped to seal the deal. About midway through our planning process, we were introduced to Kori Shaw, who began to take over the planning and details for our wedding and would take over as our day of coordinator. Kori was equally as knowledgeable and a perfect complement to Michelle and Defoor. The coordinators are very responsive both over the phone and via email and made planning so easy. Kori was very attentive on our wedding day and did everything from coordinating with vendors to pinning on corsages and boutonnieres.

Being an art gallery and event center, there was a lot of decor already included and available for use, and all we had to do was personalize it. Be sure to ask specifics about what is available and included in the space. While visiting the Defoor Centre with my event designer, we found out there were candles, vases, Manzanita branches, candelabras, and décor galore that we could use! The lanterns hanging from the ceiling in the bar and the Encore! Gallery were a very nice touch. We chose the Forum for our ceremony and the Encore! Gallery for the reception, with cocktail hour in the Defoor Cafe and Bar. The "bridal suite" inside the main office was the perfect size for my wedding party (3 ladies), me, and my Mom while getting ready. They brought us refreshments while getting ready and really catered to us very well. The guys (groom, groomsmen, ushers) were also well attended to and were given a large space in which to get ready (Gatsby Room). Oh, and the hors d’oeuvres and reception food were delicious and they did an excellent job with our cake. All we had to do was provide a picture and they made it look exactly like it. Read less
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Carmen
Wedding:
1/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't put into words how happy I am with my wedding and reception held at Defoor Centre. Michelle and Davina have been perfect from the initial tour of the facility to the day of the wedding. They worked with me and my budget to ensure that I had my dream wedding. The food was included in the venue pricing and it was absolutely phenomenal!! The wedding cake was fabulous! My guests are still complimenting us on the taste and quality of the food and wedding cake. They loved the look and service provided by the venue and I will definitely be recommending their location for future events.
I can't put into words how happy I am with my wedding and reception held at Defoor Centre. Michelle and Davina have been Read more...
I can't put into words how happy I am with my wedding and reception held at Defoor Centre. Michelle and Davina have been perfect from the initial tour of the facility to the day of the wedding. They worked with me and my budget to ensure that I had my dream wedding. The food was included in the venue pricing and it was absolutely phenomenal!! The wedding cake was fabulous! My guests are still complimenting us on the taste and quality of the food and wedding cake. They loved the look and service provided by the venue and I will definitely be recommending their location for future events. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I would like to highly recommend the Defoor Center as a venue for a wedding. It's so nice and classy. From the beginning to end the coordinator Michelle was so accommodating. I didn't really have a vision but Michelle made my wedding day stress free and beautiful beyond what I could have ever imagined. The staff was pleasant and overly accommodating. There were things that I should have done and was supposed to do that Michelle did for me. If I had to choose a venue all over again I wouldn’t change a thing. My family and I were treated like royalty by the staff. My family and friends are still talking about our wedding to this day and I continue to get inquiries and about this venue and again I definitely recommend to all brides and grooms or anyone that would like to have an event.
I would like to highly recommend the Defoor Center as a venue for a wedding. It's so nice and classy. From the beginning Read more...
I would like to highly recommend the Defoor Center as a venue for a wedding. It's so nice and classy. From the beginning to end the coordinator Michelle was so accommodating. I didn't really have a vision but Michelle made my wedding day stress free and beautiful beyond what I could have ever imagined. The staff was pleasant and overly accommodating. There were things that I should have done and was supposed to do that Michelle did for me. If I had to choose a venue all over again I wouldn’t change a thing. My family and I were treated like royalty by the staff. My family and friends are still talking about our wedding to this day and I continue to get inquiries and about this venue and again I definitely recommend to all brides and grooms or anyone that would like to have an event. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I wanted a unique venue and I that is exactly what I got! As my guests walked in they were blown away by the artwork and decor. Michelle and her team were so easy to work with, from food to decor! The Defoor Centre offers it all!
I wanted a unique venue and I that is exactly what I got! As my guests walked in they were blown away by the artwork and Read more...
I wanted a unique venue and I that is exactly what I got! As my guests walked in they were blown away by the artwork and decor. Michelle and her team were so easy to work with, from food to decor! The Defoor Centre offers it all! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
OUR WEDDING WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I would recommend the Defoor Centre to anyone for any event. The venue is trendy and beautiful. Although we were on a strict budget, no one treated us any different. Also, Michele and Davina were so sweet and helpful from the time before be made the deposit through the end of our wedding night. Also, Defoor had a variety of options that accommodated all of our needs. All of the staff was great especially Michele and Davina! As a bride, I must emphasize that Michele really took care of me, the groom, and our parents. It was truly a wonderful experience. The food was superb and available in abundance. Also, our guests were all happy and very impressed with the facility. Our wedding had over 150 people in attendance and there were no issue with space or parking. If I had to do it all over again I would not have my wedding anywhere but the Defoor Centre.
OUR WEDDING WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I would recommend the Defoor Centre to anyone for any event. The venue is trendy and Read more...
OUR WEDDING WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I would recommend the Defoor Centre to anyone for any event. The venue is trendy and beautiful. Although we were on a strict budget, no one treated us any different. Also, Michele and Davina were so sweet and helpful from the time before be made the deposit through the end of our wedding night. Also, Defoor had a variety of options that accommodated all of our needs. All of the staff was great especially Michele and Davina! As a bride, I must emphasize that Michele really took care of me, the groom, and our parents. It was truly a wonderful experience. The food was superb and available in abundance. Also, our guests were all happy and very impressed with the facility. Our wedding had over 150 people in attendance and there were no issue with space or parking. If I had to do it all over again I would not have my wedding anywhere but the Defoor Centre. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Margarita
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
There are SO many great things to say about the Defoor Centre, that I don't think I could fit them all in one review. Michelle was AMAZING -- she helped with all the planning and helped us make our wedding feel 'us' by helping us customize it. Whatever we wanted, Michelle made it happen!
The food was amazing! A month later and people are still raving about it! We opted for a buffet, but you can have a plated dinner. The buffet allowed people to go back for seconds, which they definitely did. The cake, was to die for, and looked just how we pictured!
Michelle kept the whole reception running smoothly and was excellent at troubleshooting when my bustle was not quite working out.
The staff was amazing, treated us like family, and they are so sweet.
They regularly have open houses, where you can try the food, and see the venue. Pictures simply don't do it justice; it is a really cool venue.
I cannot recommend them enough! They're simply amazing!
There are SO many great things to say about the Defoor Centre, that I don't think I could fit them all in one review. Read more...
There are SO many great things to say about the Defoor Centre, that I don't think I could fit them all in one review. Michelle was AMAZING -- she helped with all the planning and helped us make our wedding feel 'us' by helping us customize it. Whatever we wanted, Michelle made it happen!
The food was amazing! A month later and people are still raving about it! We opted for a buffet, but you can have a plated dinner. The buffet allowed people to go back for seconds, which they definitely did. The cake, was to die for, and looked just how we pictured!
Michelle kept the whole reception running smoothly and was excellent at troubleshooting when my bustle was not quite working out.
The staff was amazing, treated us like family, and they are so sweet.
They regularly have open houses, where you can try the food, and see the venue. Pictures simply don't do it justice; it is a really cool venue.
I cannot recommend them enough! They're simply amazing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Carla
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
The Defoor Centre is the perfect all in one venue! The venue itself is beautiful and little decorating is needed. The Defoor Centre also has lots of décor that is perfect for any wedding. Michelle and the staff are wonderful! You really don’t need a wedding planner because they do everything. Michelle was there to answer every possible question that I had from October to June! The food and alcohol selections are by far the best for your money. We had an evening wedding (7 p.m), which gave us plenty of time to relax at the Defoor Centre prior to the start of the wedding and we were not rushed to end our reception (which ended around midnight). My wedding was stress free and exciting! Michelle and the staff made me feel like a princess. I recommend this venue to any bride that wants a unique venue with a wonderful staff at a great price!
The Defoor Centre is the perfect all in one venue! The venue itself is beautiful and little decorating is needed. The Read more...
The Defoor Centre is the perfect all in one venue! The venue itself is beautiful and little decorating is needed. The Defoor Centre also has lots of décor that is perfect for any wedding. Michelle and the staff are wonderful! You really don’t need a wedding planner because they do everything. Michelle was there to answer every possible question that I had from October to June! The food and alcohol selections are by far the best for your money. We had an evening wedding (7 p.m), which gave us plenty of time to relax at the Defoor Centre prior to the start of the wedding and we were not rushed to end our reception (which ended around midnight). My wedding was stress free and exciting! Michelle and the staff made me feel like a princess. I recommend this venue to any bride that wants a unique venue with a wonderful staff at a great price! Read less
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milesmarried
Wedding:
4/6/2012
5.0/5.0
great prices, great consultant, prompt communication, doesn't nickel-and-dime you on every little thing. we had a blast
great prices, great consultant, prompt communication, doesn't nickel-and-dime you on every little thing. we had a blast
great prices, great consultant, prompt communication, doesn't nickel-and-dime you on every little thing. we had a blast Read less
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femjd
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Defoor Centre is an absolutely beautiful place to hold a wedding reception! We looked at about 30 venues, and they were all pretty similar, then we walked into Defoor Centre, and knew that this was the place! The pricing was reasonable, the layout was perfect for a fairly large crowd, the staff was very professional and responsive. Everyone enjoyed the buffet (and RAVED about the fried chicken!) - it was just a perfect evening all around. I highly recommend Defoor Centre to anyone who is planning a special event!
Defoor Centre is an absolutely beautiful place to hold a wedding reception! We looked at about 30 venues, and they were Read more...
Defoor Centre is an absolutely beautiful place to hold a wedding reception! We looked at about 30 venues, and they were all pretty similar, then we walked into Defoor Centre, and knew that this was the place! The pricing was reasonable, the layout was perfect for a fairly large crowd, the staff was very professional and responsive. Everyone enjoyed the buffet (and RAVED about the fried chicken!) - it was just a perfect evening all around. I highly recommend Defoor Centre to anyone who is planning a special event! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.9/5.0
Absolutely Amazing are the only two words needed to describe this venue and Michelle, the venue coordinator. Our ceremony and reception took place at the Defoor Centre on April 26, 2014, and my guest, husband and I have not stopped raving about our event. From the first time we met Michelle, she was extremely accommodating and went out of her way to make sure that all of our questions were answered. Leading up to the big day, it was such a relief to know that the Defoor Centre had a full staff ready to help execute all the final details. From coordinating timing with my vendors (florist, DJ, etc) to assisting with last minute changes and set-up, this venue took care of everything! Looking back, choosing the Defoor Centre was the absolute BEST decision we made! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to Michelle and her team!!!!
Absolutely Amazing are the only two words needed to describe this venue and Michelle, the venue coordinator. Our ceremony Read more...
Absolutely Amazing are the only two words needed to describe this venue and Michelle, the venue coordinator. Our ceremony and reception took place at the Defoor Centre on April 26, 2014, and my guest, husband and I have not stopped raving about our event. From the first time we met Michelle, she was extremely accommodating and went out of her way to make sure that all of our questions were answered. Leading up to the big day, it was such a relief to know that the Defoor Centre had a full staff ready to help execute all the final details. From coordinating timing with my vendors (florist, DJ, etc) to assisting with last minute changes and set-up, this venue took care of everything! Looking back, choosing the Defoor Centre was the absolute BEST decision we made! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to Michelle and her team!!!! Read less
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