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DeKalb History Center at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse

Decatur , GA
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LOCATION

101 East Court Square
Decatur, GA US 30030 (map)

PHONE

404-373-1088

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Old Courthouse on the Square is a premier event facility located in the heart of Decatur, Georgia. Our marble walls and beautifully arched windows are the perfect backdrop for your... Read more
The Old Courthouse on the Square is a premier event facility located in the heart of Decatur, Georgia. Our marble walls and beautifully arched windows are the perfect backdrop for your ceremony and reception. To find out more about this beautiful facility email us at sales@dekalbhistory.com or call 404-373-1088 extension 26.

Photos courtesy of Jamie Howell Photography, Melissa Prosser, Chelsea Patricia Photography, Michelle Scott Photgraphy, Anna & Spencer Photography and Catherine Taylor for Woodlandfields Photography. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1918
When was your venue last renovated?
1992
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Sorayel and Leger
Wedding:
6/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The DeKalb History Center is the perfect venue for both large and small weddings. The architecture of the building created a beautiful background for all of our wedding photos. The rental coordinator is excellent and will go over and beyond to make sure your wedding day is perfect.
The DeKalb History Center is the perfect venue for both large and small weddings. The architecture of the building created Read more...
The DeKalb History Center is the perfect venue for both large and small weddings. The architecture of the building created a beautiful background for all of our wedding photos. The rental coordinator is excellent and will go over and beyond to make sure your wedding day is perfect. Read less
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DeKalb History Center at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much, Sorayel. It was great to work with you and best wishes for a bright and happy marriage! :)
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Angelica
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Fantastic venue, great people to work with! Stacey is beyond wonderful! If you are in doubt, don't be and choose this place!
Fantastic venue, great people to work with! Stacey is beyond wonderful! If you are in doubt, don't be and choose this Read more...
Fantastic venue, great people to work with! Stacey is beyond wonderful! If you are in doubt, don't be and choose this place! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding photos in the Courthouse are absolutely breathtaking!! It is just the most beautiful space. The service was wonderful. They responded quickly to me emails and also let us store our items the night before. We couldn't have chosen a better venue!!
Our wedding photos in the Courthouse are absolutely breathtaking!! It is just the most beautiful space. The service was Read more...
Our wedding photos in the Courthouse are absolutely breathtaking!! It is just the most beautiful space. The service was wonderful. They responded quickly to me emails and also let us store our items the night before. We couldn't have chosen a better venue!! Read less
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Latonya
Wedding:
8/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Old courthouse on the square is an inexpensive location to hold your wedding and reception. The venue is really nice and the location was perfect. Our guests thought the wedding was beautiful.
Old courthouse on the square is an inexpensive location to hold your wedding and reception. The venue is really nice and Read more...
Old courthouse on the square is an inexpensive location to hold your wedding and reception. The venue is really nice and the location was perfect. Our guests thought the wedding was beautiful. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Old Historic Courthouse in Decatur on June 1st and it was wonderful! Stacey was great to work with and answered all of our questions from the first viewing to the final days before the wedding. She was very responsive to emails and super friendly. I was worried the building would be really warm since it was June and the building is a little older, but the AC worked great and they also provided a fan for use by the dance floor. The Courthouse is so beautiful and is a perfect setting for a wedding. It is super convenient that the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception call all be held in one building, and there is a hotel within walking distance for guests to stay at. We had many guests tell us what a beautiful venue it was. I'm so glad we chose the Courthouse for our wedding!
We had our wedding at the Old Historic Courthouse in Decatur on June 1st and it was wonderful! Stacey was great to work Read more...
We had our wedding at the Old Historic Courthouse in Decatur on June 1st and it was wonderful! Stacey was great to work with and answered all of our questions from the first viewing to the final days before the wedding. She was very responsive to emails and super friendly. I was worried the building would be really warm since it was June and the building is a little older, but the AC worked great and they also provided a fan for use by the dance floor. The Courthouse is so beautiful and is a perfect setting for a wedding. It is super convenient that the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception call all be held in one building, and there is a hotel within walking distance for guests to stay at. We had many guests tell us what a beautiful venue it was. I'm so glad we chose the Courthouse for our wedding! Read less
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Seunghyun
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We were married at the Old Courthouse. It was the perfect size for our wedding (50 ppl) and with plenty more room to use if needed. Stacey (who is the coordinator for the rentals) is super nice and flexible. It has a gorgeous combination of marble and wood inside and the pictures looked great! We had a wonderful time and would recommend this place to anyone.
We were married at the Old Courthouse. It was the perfect size for our wedding (50 ppl) and with plenty more room to use Read more...
We were married at the Old Courthouse. It was the perfect size for our wedding (50 ppl) and with plenty more room to use if needed. Stacey (who is the coordinator for the rentals) is super nice and flexible. It has a gorgeous combination of marble and wood inside and the pictures looked great! We had a wonderful time and would recommend this place to anyone. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm so glad we chose the Old Courthouse on the Square! The theme for our wedding was "All Things Atlanta" so it was just perfect that we got married in an Atlanta landmark! Stacy was very responsive and professional. The venue is so elegant and looks amazing at night with uplighting. My only suggestion to any future bride is to hire a preferred vendor from their list. Save yourself the hassle, these caterers are "preferred" for a reason! We ended up using Bold American and wow is really all I can say!!!
I'm so glad we chose the Old Courthouse on the Square! The theme for our wedding was "All Things Atlanta" so it was just Read more...
I'm so glad we chose the Old Courthouse on the Square! The theme for our wedding was "All Things Atlanta" so it was just perfect that we got married in an Atlanta landmark! Stacy was very responsive and professional. The venue is so elegant and looks amazing at night with uplighting. My only suggestion to any future bride is to hire a preferred vendor from their list. Save yourself the hassle, these caterers are "preferred" for a reason! We ended up using Bold American and wow is really all I can say!!! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The Old Courthouse was the perfect backdrop for our wedding! We held both our ceremony and reception in the main room upstairs, with the cocktail hour downstairs in between. The building is truly beautiful and we felt that it suited our wedding perfectly! The white marble was absolutely stunning in pictures and we didn't need a ton of decor because the building speaks for itself! We accented the white marble with lots of candles and the room looked fabulous! Stacey was also very easy to work with and helped to accommodate our needs. Overall, we were very satisfied with the venue and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get married in a historic, beautiful building that happens to be surrounded by an awesome little square with lots of fun restaurants and bars!
The Old Courthouse was the perfect backdrop for our wedding! We held both our ceremony and reception in the main room Read more...
The Old Courthouse was the perfect backdrop for our wedding! We held both our ceremony and reception in the main room upstairs, with the cocktail hour downstairs in between. The building is truly beautiful and we felt that it suited our wedding perfectly! The white marble was absolutely stunning in pictures and we didn't need a ton of decor because the building speaks for itself! We accented the white marble with lots of candles and the room looked fabulous! Stacey was also very easy to work with and helped to accommodate our needs. Overall, we were very satisfied with the venue and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get married in a historic, beautiful building that happens to be surrounded by an awesome little square with lots of fun restaurants and bars! Read less
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Christen
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Old Courthouse on the Square is beautiful venue. The entire space is white and a blank canvas! It was perfect for my vintage wedding but would also be beautiful for a modern wedding! The staff was great. Very helpful and responsive and the event went very smoothly!
Old Courthouse on the Square is beautiful venue. The entire space is white and a blank canvas! It was perfect for my Read more...
Old Courthouse on the Square is beautiful venue. The entire space is white and a blank canvas! It was perfect for my vintage wedding but would also be beautiful for a modern wedding! The staff was great. Very helpful and responsive and the event went very smoothly! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier that we chose to have our wedding at the Old Courthouse on the Square! It's such a beautiful venue, and it's in a great location. All of our guests absolutely loved it!
We couldn't be happier that we chose to have our wedding at the Old Courthouse on the Square! It's such a beautiful venue, Read more...
We couldn't be happier that we chose to have our wedding at the Old Courthouse on the Square! It's such a beautiful venue, and it's in a great location. All of our guests absolutely loved it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Stacey was so welcoming from the moment we met her. She did not try to convince us one way or the other to rent the Courthouse. As a newly engaged and budget conscience bride, I truly appreciated that. She answered all our questions and was very responsive to last minute emails and changes. Thank you Stacey for making our wedding plans with the Old Decatur Courthouse go so smoothly.
Stacey was so welcoming from the moment we met her. She did not try to convince us one way or the other to rent the Read more...
Stacey was so welcoming from the moment we met her. She did not try to convince us one way or the other to rent the Courthouse. As a newly engaged and budget conscience bride, I truly appreciated that. She answered all our questions and was very responsive to last minute emails and changes. Thank you Stacey for making our wedding plans with the Old Decatur Courthouse go so smoothly. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
We knew we wanted to get married near our house and since we first met in Decatur, and had our first date in Decatur, and live in Decatur we KNEW just the place. To be honest after living here for 27 years, I never had actually been inside the Old Decatur Court House. It is such a beautiful venue. You do not need to bring in much decor because the venue itself has so much to offer. We worked with Stacy and she was so sweet and wonderful. She let us bring in our items that Friday morning so that was one less stress we had to deal with Saturday! They provided about 10 caterers we could pick from. We could bring in anything we wanted. We had 14 round tables (tables and chairs provided by ODC). We had a band and a DJ plus a bar and a photo booth upstairs. We had our cocktail hour downstairs with a band and bar downstairs. However our dancing floor was a little small but that didn’t stop people! We took pictures before around the square and had sparklers after. We were not disappointed with anything by Old Decatur Courthouse and we would recommend it to everyone!

Jackie & Jason 10.13.12
We knew we wanted to get married near our house and since we first met in Decatur, and had our first date in Decatur, and Read more...
We knew we wanted to get married near our house and since we first met in Decatur, and had our first date in Decatur, and live in Decatur we KNEW just the place. To be honest after living here for 27 years, I never had actually been inside the Old Decatur Court House. It is such a beautiful venue. You do not need to bring in much decor because the venue itself has so much to offer. We worked with Stacy and she was so sweet and wonderful. She let us bring in our items that Friday morning so that was one less stress we had to deal with Saturday! They provided about 10 caterers we could pick from. We could bring in anything we wanted. We had 14 round tables (tables and chairs provided by ODC). We had a band and a DJ plus a bar and a photo booth upstairs. We had our cocktail hour downstairs with a band and bar downstairs. However our dancing floor was a little small but that didn’t stop people! We took pictures before around the square and had sparklers after. We were not disappointed with anything by Old Decatur Courthouse and we would recommend it to everyone!

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Marie
Wedding:
10/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Having my wedding at the Old Courthouse on the Square was a dream come true. I worked with Stacey, and she was always so helpful! She was very flexible with me, always there to answer questions, and even letting me drop off items the day before, which was a HUGE help. The venue is gorgeous - and there is an amazing bridal suite downstairs with room for everyone in your party to get ready! I highly recommend the Old Decatur Courthouse on the Square for your wedding venue!!!
Having my wedding at the Old Courthouse on the Square was a dream come true. I worked with Stacey, and she was always so Read more...
Having my wedding at the Old Courthouse on the Square was a dream come true. I worked with Stacey, and she was always so helpful! She was very flexible with me, always there to answer questions, and even letting me drop off items the day before, which was a HUGE help. The venue is gorgeous - and there is an amazing bridal suite downstairs with room for everyone in your party to get ready! I highly recommend the Old Decatur Courthouse on the Square for your wedding venue!!! Read less
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Roxanna
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Old courthouse on the Square on October 5, 2012. This venue is so unique! It is so beautiful. The marble floors and walls with the windows bring such an elegant and different feel compared to other normal ballrooms. We received so many compliments on just how beautiful the venue was! It is easy to get to and right in the heart of beautiful historic downtown Decatur. Stacy was so easy to work with and was always helping out with any questions we had. It is very affordable and unique! If you are looking for something beyond the typical ballroom, I suggest you check this venue out! It is so perfect!
We had our wedding reception at the Old courthouse on the Square on October 5, 2012. This venue is so unique! It is so Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Old courthouse on the Square on October 5, 2012. This venue is so unique! It is so beautiful. The marble floors and walls with the windows bring such an elegant and different feel compared to other normal ballrooms. We received so many compliments on just how beautiful the venue was! It is easy to get to and right in the heart of beautiful historic downtown Decatur. Stacy was so easy to work with and was always helping out with any questions we had. It is very affordable and unique! If you are looking for something beyond the typical ballroom, I suggest you check this venue out! It is so perfect! Read less
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DeKalb History Center at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the nice review Roxy! You were a pleasure to work with and I'm glad your wedding was everything you envisioned. Wishing y'all many years of joy & happiness!
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Stacey
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Kimberley
Wedding:
7/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We looked at several venues before visiting the Courthouse. There was one that we really liked, but was way out of the budget that we had set for ourselves. Once we came across the Courthouse online, we liked what we saw. When we went to visit, the Courthouse was just like the pictures online. We loved the arches and the grey and white marble, especially since our colors were grey and yellow. We actually loved the Courthouse more than the venue that we had originally liked! The price for what you get is also a plus (rental of the building for 8 hours, chairs, and tables). We worked with Stacey, and she was very helpful from the first day we visited up until days after the wedding. Overall, the Courthouse is a beautiful venue, and we are more than happy that we decided to have our wedding here.
We looked at several venues before visiting the Courthouse. There was one that we really liked, but was way out of the Read more...
We looked at several venues before visiting the Courthouse. There was one that we really liked, but was way out of the budget that we had set for ourselves. Once we came across the Courthouse online, we liked what we saw. When we went to visit, the Courthouse was just like the pictures online. We loved the arches and the grey and white marble, especially since our colors were grey and yellow. We actually loved the Courthouse more than the venue that we had originally liked! The price for what you get is also a plus (rental of the building for 8 hours, chairs, and tables). We worked with Stacey, and she was very helpful from the first day we visited up until days after the wedding. Overall, the Courthouse is a beautiful venue, and we are more than happy that we decided to have our wedding here. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The old court house was a beautiful place to get married at. I got married on a thursday and they still allowed me to rent the venue just like a person would who was getting married on a friday or a saturday but for a cheaper price. Everyone did a wonderful job and Stacey was very easy to work with and always responded back to me in a timely manner . I have recommended a lot of brides there ... So they can enjoy it just as much as I did on my wedding day.
The old court house was a beautiful place to get married at. I got married on a thursday and they still allowed me to rent Read more...
The old court house was a beautiful place to get married at. I got married on a thursday and they still allowed me to rent the venue just like a person would who was getting married on a friday or a saturday but for a cheaper price. Everyone did a wonderful job and Stacey was very easy to work with and always responded back to me in a timely manner . I have recommended a lot of brides there ... So they can enjoy it just as much as I did on my wedding day. Read less
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Arkeyshaw
Wedding:
11/20/2011
5.0/5.0
This place is beautiful, so the less decorations the better. I worked with Leslie at the beginning and towards the end Stacey, both are a pleasure to work with and made my planning easy.
This place is beautiful, so the less decorations the better. I worked with Leslie at the beginning and towards the end Read more...
This place is beautiful, so the less decorations the better. I worked with Leslie at the beginning and towards the end Stacey, both are a pleasure to work with and made my planning easy. Read less
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Jess_wal_foster
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Wonderful and beautiful Venue! So classy and unique! We had our wedding ceremony outside on the front stairs and the reception in the ball room! Our guest loved it and we still get compliments on the space! It was absolutely perfect in everyway! Great staff and great venue! if you're looking for a unique place for a wedding seriously check out the Old Courthouse on the Square! Highly recommended!
Wonderful and beautiful Venue! So classy and unique! We had our wedding ceremony outside on the front stairs and the Read more...
Wonderful and beautiful Venue! So classy and unique! We had our wedding ceremony outside on the front stairs and the reception in the ball room! Our guest loved it and we still get compliments on the space! It was absolutely perfect in everyway! Great staff and great venue! if you're looking for a unique place for a wedding seriously check out the Old Courthouse on the Square! Highly recommended! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
5 stars for the Old Courthouse on the Square! We just held our wedding there a couple of weeks ago, and we had about 125 guests. We held both our ceremony and our reception in the ballroom, and the cocktail hour in the lobby area. Everyone complimented the space, the location, and the ambiance. This place is gorgeous, and the staff is super easy to work with and are very accommodating. While the price might seem a bit pricey for a Saturday evening, I assure you that it's worth every penny. We couldn't have asked for a better venue, and the Old Courthouse on the Square lived up to our every expectation. Loved it, and can't wait to see our pictures! That marble ballroom is STUNNING!!
5 stars for the Old Courthouse on the Square! We just held our wedding there a couple of weeks ago, and we had about 125 Read more...
5 stars for the Old Courthouse on the Square! We just held our wedding there a couple of weeks ago, and we had about 125 guests. We held both our ceremony and our reception in the ballroom, and the cocktail hour in the lobby area. Everyone complimented the space, the location, and the ambiance. This place is gorgeous, and the staff is super easy to work with and are very accommodating. While the price might seem a bit pricey for a Saturday evening, I assure you that it's worth every penny. We couldn't have asked for a better venue, and the Old Courthouse on the Square lived up to our every expectation. Loved it, and can't wait to see our pictures! That marble ballroom is STUNNING!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I am so happy I choose this venue. Leslie was very great to work with. She also answered my emails and answered every question. My guest loved the venue, with the marble walls. It was very chic and romantic and after only a month after my wedding, my guest are still talking about it. Thank you to The Old Courthouse on the Square
I am so happy I choose this venue. Leslie was very great to work with. She also answered my emails and answered every Read more...
I am so happy I choose this venue. Leslie was very great to work with. She also answered my emails and answered every question. My guest loved the venue, with the marble walls. It was very chic and romantic and after only a month after my wedding, my guest are still talking about it. Thank you to The Old Courthouse on the Square Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Leslie at the Old Courthouse on the Square was wonderful from day one. My husband and I booked the Square that same day after the services we received from Leslie. She was attentive and addressed any concerns we had following that day.

The venue was absolutely breathtaking! If anyone is looking for a place that offers elegance and a beautiful backdrop to your photos, then this is the place. My photographer went crazy with pictures because he was so in love with the architecture, lol.

This was definitely one of the best decisions my husband and I made throughout the wedding planning process.
Leslie at the Old Courthouse on the Square was wonderful from day one. My husband and I booked the Square that same day Read more...
Leslie at the Old Courthouse on the Square was wonderful from day one. My husband and I booked the Square that same day after the services we received from Leslie. She was attentive and addressed any concerns we had following that day.

The venue was absolutely breathtaking! If anyone is looking for a place that offers elegance and a beautiful backdrop to your photos, then this is the place. My photographer went crazy with pictures because he was so in love with the architecture, lol.

This was definitely one of the best decisions my husband and I made throughout the wedding planning process. Read less
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jkd55
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
This is the best, most unique and undiscovered venue in the metro area in my opinion. It is gorgeous, and you have many catering companies to choose from and can bring your own alcohol. Leslie, the contact person, was very helpful and allowed us in early to the bridal suite. I am so happy I chose this place to get married; it was beautiful and affordable .
This is the best, most unique and undiscovered venue in the metro area in my opinion. It is gorgeous, and you have many Read more...
This is the best, most unique and undiscovered venue in the metro area in my opinion. It is gorgeous, and you have many catering companies to choose from and can bring your own alcohol. Leslie, the contact person, was very helpful and allowed us in early to the bridal suite. I am so happy I chose this place to get married; it was beautiful and affordable . Read less
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Tamar Carrero
Wedding:
5/2/2010
5.0/5.0
We got married here on May 2, 2010. We picked a Sunday because the price was 1/2 the cost than if we had it on Saturday. Leslie is the contact person and she is always very prompt in responding to emails or phone calls. She even allowed us to access the facility early that day to get things set up. All of our guest loved the venue and thought it was gorgeous. I was very pleased with our choice.
We got married here on May 2, 2010. We picked a Sunday because the price was 1/2 the cost than if we had it on Saturday. Read more...
We got married here on May 2, 2010. We picked a Sunday because the price was 1/2 the cost than if we had it on Saturday. Leslie is the contact person and she is always very prompt in responding to emails or phone calls. She even allowed us to access the facility early that day to get things set up. All of our guest loved the venue and thought it was gorgeous. I was very pleased with our choice. Read less
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rosebud638
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I got married at the Old Courthouse on the Square on 1.16.2010 and I cannot say enough good things about it. Leslie (the contact) is very responsive and flexible throughout the entire planning process. Our guests continue to comment that it was one of the "coolest venues" they've ever seen. We had our ceremony in the ballroom, then guests went downstairs into the lobby for cocktail hour, and returned to the ballroom after the caterers flipped the room. We had about 110 guests and a seated dinner and there was PLENTY of room for a huge dance floor! Half of our guests came from out of town and the Old Courthouse on the Square is the perfect venue, as it is convenient (walking distance) to MARTA, the Holiday Inn, and the restaurants/bars in the Decatur Square. I highly recommend this venue.
I got married at the Old Courthouse on the Square on 1.16.2010 and I cannot say enough good things about it. Leslie (the Read more...
I got married at the Old Courthouse on the Square on 1.16.2010 and I cannot say enough good things about it. Leslie (the contact) is very responsive and flexible throughout the entire planning process. Our guests continue to comment that it was one of the "coolest venues" they've ever seen. We had our ceremony in the ballroom, then guests went downstairs into the lobby for cocktail hour, and returned to the ballroom after the caterers flipped the room. We had about 110 guests and a seated dinner and there was PLENTY of room for a huge dance floor! Half of our guests came from out of town and the Old Courthouse on the Square is the perfect venue, as it is convenient (walking distance) to MARTA, the Holiday Inn, and the restaurants/bars in the Decatur Square. I highly recommend this venue. Read less
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gymcheer84
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Leslie could not have been easier to work with! My wedding was late on Saturday--so late that the reception started even later and she extended the courthouse hours without charging us for the extra time. She also was extremely flexible with setting up, we were able to get into the courthouse first thing Saturday morning even though my reception wasn't until 9pm...and she would have let us in Friday night if there hadn't been a function scheduled.

Not to mention the venue is gorgeous! All of the guests were so impressed by the courtroom upstairs--it is truly a unique space and I couldn't have imagined my wedding being anywhere else!
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Leslie could not have been easier to work with! My wedding was late on Saturday--so late that the reception started even later and she extended the courthouse hours without charging us for the extra time. She also was extremely flexible with setting up, we were able to get into the courthouse first thing Saturday morning even though my reception wasn't until 9pm...and she would have let us in Friday night if there hadn't been a function scheduled.

Not to mention the venue is gorgeous! All of the guests were so impressed by the courtroom upstairs--it is truly a unique space and I couldn't have imagined my wedding being anywhere else! Read less
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Ajpilav
Wedding:
7/1/2006
5.0/5.0
I fell in love with this venue the second I saw it. It has so much history and it just seemed perfect for the start of out lives together. The people were helpfull, but I would have liked if they had given us some suggestions. Love the place and the beautiful huge windows are going to make your wedding ceremony/reception amazing
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I fell in love with this venue the second I saw it. It has so much history and it just seemed perfect for the start of out lives together. The people were helpfull, but I would have liked if they had given us some suggestions. Love the place and the beautiful huge windows are going to make your wedding ceremony/reception amazing Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.9/5.0
The Old Courthouse on the Square is a beautiful wedding venue- I could not be happier with our decision to get married there! We started planning our Atlanta wedding from Pittsburgh, so we booked the courthouse without even seeing it first, but it worked out perfectly. If you're looking to get married during the spring, book as early as you can because Saturdays fill up quickly! 90% of our guests came in from out of town, so Decatur was the perfect destination for them to spend the weekend with the abundance of shops and restaurants in walking distance. Our wedding was in the late afternoon in May, so the light streaming into the marble courtroom was just stunning for the ceremony. Cocktails were served in the lobby while our caterer set up the courtroom for the reception. Having the entire wedding in one location was very convenient for everyone involved. Our guests have not stopped complimenting the venue and how gorgeous is was for a wedding- it doesn't take much decorating to compliment the already stunning space. One thing to note, since it's a historic building with one small elevator, loading and setting up takes a lot of time, so you may need to pay for extra rental time if you're having your entire event there. The included 8 hours was not enough for us. But that doesn't change the fact that space is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone!!
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The Old Courthouse on the Square is a beautiful wedding venue- I could not be happier with our decision to get married there! We started planning our Atlanta wedding from Pittsburgh, so we booked the courthouse without even seeing it first, but it worked out perfectly. If you're looking to get married during the spring, book as early as you can because Saturdays fill up quickly! 90% of our guests came in from out of town, so Decatur was the perfect destination for them to spend the weekend with the abundance of shops and restaurants in walking distance. Our wedding was in the late afternoon in May, so the light streaming into the marble courtroom was just stunning for the ceremony. Cocktails were served in the lobby while our caterer set up the courtroom for the reception. Having the entire wedding in one location was very convenient for everyone involved. Our guests have not stopped complimenting the venue and how gorgeous is was for a wedding- it doesn't take much decorating to compliment the already stunning space. One thing to note, since it's a historic building with one small elevator, loading and setting up takes a lot of time, so you may need to pay for extra rental time if you're having your entire event there. The included 8 hours was not enough for us. But that doesn't change the fact that space is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/31/2013
4.9/5.0
My husband and I are soooo happy that we chose to get married at the Old Courthouse on the Square. We both love history and historic buildings which can be hard to come by in Atlanta. The minute we stepped into the Courthouse we loved it and its historic character! The coordinator, Stacey, was wonderful to deal with. She responded to emails and phone calls promptly and worked with me and my vendors to make sure that everything happened the way it needed to be. She also had helpful suggestions when it came to the preferred cater list. It was easy coordinating the rehearsal time and also we were able to drop things off the day before the wedding to make the day of the wedding even easier. Another huge bonus was that we were able to bring in our own alcohol which saved us a ton of money! The photos around the courthouse turned out beautiful and the venue itself was gorgeous during the daylight ceremony and the nighttime reception. Our only very minor complaints were that the bridal suite wasn't very attractive (not a big deal, we took the getting ready photos at our hotel) and it was a bit hot during the cocktail hour and reception which wasn't terrible surprising as it's a historic venue and the AC was added. We had our wedding on a Friday evening which I recommend because it saved money and every vendor we wanted was available even though we planned our wedding in less than 7 months. We whole heartedly recommend this facility.
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My husband and I are soooo happy that we chose to get married at the Old Courthouse on the Square. We both love history and historic buildings which can be hard to come by in Atlanta. The minute we stepped into the Courthouse we loved it and its historic character! The coordinator, Stacey, was wonderful to deal with. She responded to emails and phone calls promptly and worked with me and my vendors to make sure that everything happened the way it needed to be. She also had helpful suggestions when it came to the preferred cater list. It was easy coordinating the rehearsal time and also we were able to drop things off the day before the wedding to make the day of the wedding even easier. Another huge bonus was that we were able to bring in our own alcohol which saved us a ton of money! The photos around the courthouse turned out beautiful and the venue itself was gorgeous during the daylight ceremony and the nighttime reception. Our only very minor complaints were that the bridal suite wasn't very attractive (not a big deal, we took the getting ready photos at our hotel) and it was a bit hot during the cocktail hour and reception which wasn't terrible surprising as it's a historic venue and the AC was added. We had our wedding on a Friday evening which I recommend because it saved money and every vendor we wanted was available even though we planned our wedding in less than 7 months. We whole heartedly recommend this facility. Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.9/5.0
Beautiful venue! Friendly staff! Great list of suggested caterers. You can bring in your own caterer for a small fee, and you can bring in your own alcohol (as long as you hire a cop). Many of my guest stated that they enjoyed the traditional feel with a modern twist! It was a beautiful day! Great places for photos located around the venue.
So very happy this was the site of our wedding!
Beautiful venue! Friendly staff! Great list of suggested caterers. You can bring in your own caterer for a small fee, and Read more...
Beautiful venue! Friendly staff! Great list of suggested caterers. You can bring in your own caterer for a small fee, and you can bring in your own alcohol (as long as you hire a cop). Many of my guest stated that they enjoyed the traditional feel with a modern twist! It was a beautiful day! Great places for photos located around the venue.
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jbkuwedding
Wedding:
3/10/2012
4.8/5.0
We absolutely loved this space as soon as we saw it. It's called The Old Decatur Courthouse or Dekalb History Center - thought a historical landmark would be fun! Plus - downtown Decatur is so much fun. Worked with Stacey R. and she is so nice, so flexible and pretty easy to get in touch with. She let us drop off our bar/beverages/decor etc on Friday afternoon for a Saturday wedding - which was great b/c we didn't have to even think about it Saturday. The space is pretty large (we had 150 ppl. but it could have held more) and did the cocktail hour downstairs and the reception upstairs in the main Courtroom - which is huge (all white marble - so pretty). Pretty much a blank slate, we created the exact look we wanted! So happy with our choice.
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We absolutely loved this space as soon as we saw it. It's called The Old Decatur Courthouse or Dekalb History Center - thought a historical landmark would be fun! Plus - downtown Decatur is so much fun. Worked with Stacey R. and she is so nice, so flexible and pretty easy to get in touch with. She let us drop off our bar/beverages/decor etc on Friday afternoon for a Saturday wedding - which was great b/c we didn't have to even think about it Saturday. The space is pretty large (we had 150 ppl. but it could have held more) and did the cocktail hour downstairs and the reception upstairs in the main Courtroom - which is huge (all white marble - so pretty). Pretty much a blank slate, we created the exact look we wanted! So happy with our choice. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
Beautiful and unique venue that is perfect for the ceremony and reception! This location allows you to bring in all vendors as you are just renting out the venue. This is great for saving money on alcohol! All of our guests loved the venue and it made a perfect backdrop for pictures throughout the night!
Beautiful and unique venue that is perfect for the ceremony and reception! This location allows you to bring in all Read more...
Beautiful and unique venue that is perfect for the ceremony and reception! This location allows you to bring in all vendors as you are just renting out the venue. This is great for saving money on alcohol! All of our guests loved the venue and it made a perfect backdrop for pictures throughout the night! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
The Courthouse was AMAZING!!! The place is absolutely beautiful and a great place for having a wedding. We had a lot of out of town guest, so it was perfect location for them- easy to get to from airport, tons of shopping and dining in the square, and only one block away from the hotel.

The staff and Stacy were great and very responsive. It did get a little warm on the dance floor at the end of the night, but the maintenance guy was on staff to kick up the AC.

Great for weddings of 130 or less. It was a little tight on the dance floor with 132 guest and 16 tables. We put the buffet in the adjacent room, so it was great to have the food out of the way. Soiree, one of their preferred vendors, was the caterer and did an AMAZING job. They far exceeded my expectation in food quality and service! Also, they let you bring your own alcoholic beverages, which saved a TON of money.

Overall an amazing location, I would highly recommend.
The Courthouse was AMAZING!!! The place is absolutely beautiful and a great place for having a wedding. We had a lot of Read more...
The Courthouse was AMAZING!!! The place is absolutely beautiful and a great place for having a wedding. We had a lot of out of town guest, so it was perfect location for them- easy to get to from airport, tons of shopping and dining in the square, and only one block away from the hotel.

The staff and Stacy were great and very responsive. It did get a little warm on the dance floor at the end of the night, but the maintenance guy was on staff to kick up the AC.

Great for weddings of 130 or less. It was a little tight on the dance floor with 132 guest and 16 tables. We put the buffet in the adjacent room, so it was great to have the food out of the way. Soiree, one of their preferred vendors, was the caterer and did an AMAZING job. They far exceeded my expectation in food quality and service! Also, they let you bring your own alcoholic beverages, which saved a TON of money.

Overall an amazing location, I would highly recommend. Read less
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Juliana
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.6/5.0
It was a beautiful ceremony at a beautiful venue. Was good budget-wise, and it's nice that you are allowed to bring in your own alcohol and caterer, although it's an extra $1000 if you don't choose on the their preferred. I did, (Soiree) and they were wonderful as well. Stacey was the point person, and she was very helpful and responsive throughout the process. My only complaint would be lack of flexibility when I wanted to get in a little early to get ready with my mom and sisters in the Bridal Suite. I had read reviews where other brides were allowed to do this, and I wasn't. The florist and lighting vendor also wanted to get in a little early have a little more setup time, and even though my wedding planner took it all the way to the top in terms of working with us, they were incredibly strict on the 'rules' which was a bummer, since all the other vendors were so accommodating and understanding. Parking was also very tricky the day of, even though I was told parking garages were plentiful (they were) and easy to get to (they were NOT.) Overall, I'm happy I chose the venue -- it was a beautiful wedding.
It was a beautiful ceremony at a beautiful venue. Was good budget-wise, and it's nice that you are allowed to bring in Read more...
It was a beautiful ceremony at a beautiful venue. Was good budget-wise, and it's nice that you are allowed to bring in your own alcohol and caterer, although it's an extra $1000 if you don't choose on the their preferred. I did, (Soiree) and they were wonderful as well. Stacey was the point person, and she was very helpful and responsive throughout the process. My only complaint would be lack of flexibility when I wanted to get in a little early to get ready with my mom and sisters in the Bridal Suite. I had read reviews where other brides were allowed to do this, and I wasn't. The florist and lighting vendor also wanted to get in a little early have a little more setup time, and even though my wedding planner took it all the way to the top in terms of working with us, they were incredibly strict on the 'rules' which was a bummer, since all the other vendors were so accommodating and understanding. Parking was also very tricky the day of, even though I was told parking garages were plentiful (they were) and easy to get to (they were NOT.) Overall, I'm happy I chose the venue -- it was a beautiful wedding. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.6/5.0
I LOVED this venue!!! This building is gorgeous and all my guests said it was the most beautiful space they had ever seen for a wedding. Our photographer was able to highlight the classic architecture and our caterer was able to turn the space into the glamorous party that I dreamed. The staff was all very helpful and downtown Decatur had some great spots for unique pictures. I would highly recommend the Old Courthouse!
I LOVED this venue!!! This building is gorgeous and all my guests said it was the most beautiful space they had ever seen Read more...
I LOVED this venue!!! This building is gorgeous and all my guests said it was the most beautiful space they had ever seen for a wedding. Our photographer was able to highlight the classic architecture and our caterer was able to turn the space into the glamorous party that I dreamed. The staff was all very helpful and downtown Decatur had some great spots for unique pictures. I would highly recommend the Old Courthouse! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
This venue was perfect. I fell in love the second I stepped in and Leslie was very helpful through the process of planning. I did find that the preferred catering list was difficult to find someone within our price range, so we chose what seemed to be affordable and the people were nice, in the beginning. The lack of professionalism from the caterer is why this review isn't a 5.0. I loved the venue and Leslie was great! The gentleman that was the person to be present throughout the event wasn't very flexible or helpful which also contributes to why the rating isn't a 5.0. Hopefully they'll expand their preferred catering list because this place is amazing!
This venue was perfect. I fell in love the second I stepped in and Leslie was very helpful through the process of Read more...
This venue was perfect. I fell in love the second I stepped in and Leslie was very helpful through the process of planning. I did find that the preferred catering list was difficult to find someone within our price range, so we chose what seemed to be affordable and the people were nice, in the beginning. The lack of professionalism from the caterer is why this review isn't a 5.0. I loved the venue and Leslie was great! The gentleman that was the person to be present throughout the event wasn't very flexible or helpful which also contributes to why the rating isn't a 5.0. Hopefully they'll expand their preferred catering list because this place is amazing! Read less
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intowng8r
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.4/5.0
I had the reception only here and I love the history of the location and the room with the windows for an evening reception - it was gorgeous! The folks there are easy to work with and generally accessible by email.
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I had the reception only here and I love the history of the location and the room with the windows for an evening reception - it was gorgeous! The folks there are easy to work with and generally accessible by email. Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
11/9/2013
4.3/5.0
The venue was gorgeous! I love the 2 levels for cocktail hour and then for dinner. The day went so smoothly with everything there space-wise. They were always quick to respond to questions and very friendly. I did have a couple of issues from an information standpoint that bothered me throughout the process that were just withheld. #1 They prefer for you to choose one of their preferred caterers and it saves you money on the venue fee, so we did. Then they removed our caterer from the preferred list because they closed without telling customers, but the courthouse didn't send out any notifications even though I had submitted I was using that company that was no longer preferred. #2 the week before the wedding their elevator broke and I only found out because one of my vendors let it slip. I feel this is a disability issue they should have called me with immediately. Our elderly people had some issues, and I couldn't sneak up to see the upstairs before everyone else. #3 the wine festival got rescheduled as well to my wedding weekend, but again I wasn't told and they tried to keep me from knowing. This was a huge issue the day of the wedding because there was no parking accommodation for my family or the photographer who had to move all his equipment from the hotel by using the groomsmen as we were trying to do photos between the wedding which had been at a church and reception outside. It was very frustrating because we lost time and got off schedule with photos and just stood around waiting. I do realize some of these were just bad coincidences, and I love the venue, but I just wish more information was given out to brides instead of keeping them in the dark. I definitely recommend because of the beauty and the historical building, but I would just really check in with scheduling around the building and just to touch base as you get closer.
The venue was gorgeous! I love the 2 levels for cocktail hour and then for dinner. The day went so smoothly with Read more...
The venue was gorgeous! I love the 2 levels for cocktail hour and then for dinner. The day went so smoothly with everything there space-wise. They were always quick to respond to questions and very friendly. I did have a couple of issues from an information standpoint that bothered me throughout the process that were just withheld. #1 They prefer for you to choose one of their preferred caterers and it saves you money on the venue fee, so we did. Then they removed our caterer from the preferred list because they closed without telling customers, but the courthouse didn't send out any notifications even though I had submitted I was using that company that was no longer preferred. #2 the week before the wedding their elevator broke and I only found out because one of my vendors let it slip. I feel this is a disability issue they should have called me with immediately. Our elderly people had some issues, and I couldn't sneak up to see the upstairs before everyone else. #3 the wine festival got rescheduled as well to my wedding weekend, but again I wasn't told and they tried to keep me from knowing. This was a huge issue the day of the wedding because there was no parking accommodation for my family or the photographer who had to move all his equipment from the hotel by using the groomsmen as we were trying to do photos between the wedding which had been at a church and reception outside. It was very frustrating because we lost time and got off schedule with photos and just stood around waiting. I do realize some of these were just bad coincidences, and I love the venue, but I just wish more information was given out to brides instead of keeping them in the dark. I definitely recommend because of the beauty and the historical building, but I would just really check in with scheduling around the building and just to touch base as you get closer. Read less
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DeKalb History Center at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse responded with the following comments:

The Old Courthouse on the Square tries our absolute very best to inform our clients of developments related to issues effecting their events as best and as soon as we possibly can. We never want to give the impression we keep our clients in the dark on important issues on purpose. Many events are scheduled well in advance and there are things that arise beyond the DeKalb History Center's control. We work tirelessly with the City of Decatur and DeKalb County to troubleshot issues related to scheduling and facilities maintenance. The Old Courthouse on the Square had no prior knowledge of this Preferred Caterer going out of business and closing suddenly until after hearing so from other clients. This catering company never responded to our calls or e-mails. When the Decatur Wine Fest was rescheduled in early Spring 2013, we immediately communicated to the wedding planner. We worked attentively with the planner and vendors on an alternate loading in plan for the venue due to this festival. When it was clear from DeKalb County that the elevator would not be fixed in time for this event, we immediately reached out to the planner and caterer. We stressed to DeKalb County our broken elevator posed serious challenges for disabled and elderly guests. Due to not having the elevator, we offered the caterer and other vendors additional time to load in and load out the day of the wedding. We also offered early drop off of items the day before. This particular wedding was a perfect storm of unfortunate occurrences. We are very sorry to hear that this Bride feels we withheld information from her intentionally. We appreciate the patience and kindness her and her family gave us in the process of planning this challenging event. It was an absolute pleasure working with them.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
I wanted an old hollywood feel, so Old Courthouse on the Square turned out to be great for my budget. Stacey was always so pleasant and answered all my wedding planner's questions (I didn't have a clue most of the time) with an upbeat attitude I'm told. There were a lot of stipulations because it's a historic site, but most of them were okay. It was rough at first because of the preferred catering list, but I ended up just paying the extra $1,000 and having a non-preferred caterer. I know they worked hard because the kitchen is so small, but they were fabulous.

My only real complaint is that on my wedding day there was no air. It was all hot and sweaty trying to get ready in my suite. The building attendant had to cut on a big fan in the reception which was blowing my drapery. My cake melted and fell over half way through dinner. We were glad we already cut it, but the baker was going crazy trying to make sure it didn't melt too bad before our pictures. We made the best of things, but when you get married you want things to be perfect. I would have thought they would have made sure the air was fixed when they rented the place out. Of course, it was chilly outside and our pictures were cut short. I guess was just the bit of irony we'll remember and laugh about in years to come. We still had a great time.
I wanted an old hollywood feel, so Old Courthouse on the Square turned out to be great for my budget. Stacey was always so Read more...
I wanted an old hollywood feel, so Old Courthouse on the Square turned out to be great for my budget. Stacey was always so pleasant and answered all my wedding planner's questions (I didn't have a clue most of the time) with an upbeat attitude I'm told. There were a lot of stipulations because it's a historic site, but most of them were okay. It was rough at first because of the preferred catering list, but I ended up just paying the extra $1,000 and having a non-preferred caterer. I know they worked hard because the kitchen is so small, but they were fabulous.

My only real complaint is that on my wedding day there was no air. It was all hot and sweaty trying to get ready in my suite. The building attendant had to cut on a big fan in the reception which was blowing my drapery. My cake melted and fell over half way through dinner. We were glad we already cut it, but the baker was going crazy trying to make sure it didn't melt too bad before our pictures. We made the best of things, but when you get married you want things to be perfect. I would have thought they would have made sure the air was fixed when they rented the place out. Of course, it was chilly outside and our pictures were cut short. I guess was just the bit of irony we'll remember and laugh about in years to come. We still had a great time. Read less
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abrodtx
Wedding:
3/15/2014
3.9/5.0
We recently got married at the Old Courthouse on the Square in Decatur Georgia. We chose the Courthouse because of the location and size of the ballroom. Decatur is a great area with hotels and restaurants very close by. The Ballroom itself is gorgeous white marble, which provides a blank canvas for planning, which is great. The venue does not provide a planner, they simply answer questions about rules and inventory, so I would recommend hiring a day of planner at least. While the Ballroom and Lobby areas are very nice, the other rooms are not as nice/functional, including the bridal suite. It serves as a nice space to hide members of the bridal party prior to the ceremony, but is not great for getting ready, etc. Overall we were happy with the venue, however we did need to pay an additional $1,000 to use a caterer not on the approved list, even though that caterer had done events at the Courthouse previously.
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We recently got married at the Old Courthouse on the Square in Decatur Georgia. We chose the Courthouse because of the location and size of the ballroom. Decatur is a great area with hotels and restaurants very close by. The Ballroom itself is gorgeous white marble, which provides a blank canvas for planning, which is great. The venue does not provide a planner, they simply answer questions about rules and inventory, so I would recommend hiring a day of planner at least. While the Ballroom and Lobby areas are very nice, the other rooms are not as nice/functional, including the bridal suite. It serves as a nice space to hide members of the bridal party prior to the ceremony, but is not great for getting ready, etc. Overall we were happy with the venue, however we did need to pay an additional $1,000 to use a caterer not on the approved list, even though that caterer had done events at the Courthouse previously. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/3/2012
3.2/5.0
I just knew that my 50 out of town guests would love the convenience of the Marriott Downtown Emory (across the street and walking distance) as well as the Marta access. Even though many would have to fly in, no one would need to rent a car! I mean, The Decatur Square has everything!

When viewing the location I loved the Marble Ballroom, but I did see some water damage on the ceilings etc... that were visible in daylight. The coordinator was very nice and gave us a tour, but the basement "dungeon" Bridal room was frightening. I mean, this was a courthouse, so I guess that was a jail cell...

I didn't know what to do, and then it hit me! Get a room at the Marriott, get ready there, and walk over!

That seemed great...I did all my research and looking into any and every possible event that could ruin my event date...festivals, school events, even Metro Atlanta events that could increase hotel and airfare costs! My date looked great! I was able to book my date over a year ahead and move onto other plans.

I contacted the Marriott and received a proposal to block rooms....after not hearing back from them to find out what to do next, I reached back out about a month later. At this point they told me no rooms could be booked because Emory and Agnes Scott have set that weekend as their commencement ceremonies. I was told it would be hard to find ANY hotels near Decatur that weekend.

Now I know that this couldn't have been avoided, I chose my date before the colleges did, but if you are looking to book this event space because of the convenience...be wary... booking too early could leave time for other events to pop up and ruin your day!

Most importantly: CONTACT EMORY AND AGNES SCOTT! If they take over the hotels for any big event, you will not be able to find accommodations in the area!
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I just knew that my 50 out of town guests would love the convenience of the Marriott Downtown Emory (across the street and walking distance) as well as the Marta access. Even though many would have to fly in, no one would need to rent a car! I mean, The Decatur Square has everything!

When viewing the location I loved the Marble Ballroom, but I did see some water damage on the ceilings etc... that were visible in daylight. The coordinator was very nice and gave us a tour, but the basement "dungeon" Bridal room was frightening. I mean, this was a courthouse, so I guess that was a jail cell...

I didn't know what to do, and then it hit me! Get a room at the Marriott, get ready there, and walk over!

That seemed great...I did all my research and looking into any and every possible event that could ruin my event date...festivals, school events, even Metro Atlanta events that could increase hotel and airfare costs! My date looked great! I was able to book my date over a year ahead and move onto other plans.

I contacted the Marriott and received a proposal to block rooms....after not hearing back from them to find out what to do next, I reached back out about a month later. At this point they told me no rooms could be booked because Emory and Agnes Scott have set that weekend as their commencement ceremonies. I was told it would be hard to find ANY hotels near Decatur that weekend.

Now I know that this couldn't have been avoided, I chose my date before the colleges did, but if you are looking to book this event space because of the convenience...be wary... booking too early could leave time for other events to pop up and ruin your day!

Most importantly: CONTACT EMORY AND AGNES SCOTT! If they take over the hotels for any big event, you will not be able to find accommodations in the area! Read less
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