Updated: Sep 14
You’ve heard it all before: planning a wedding is supposed to be one of the most stressful and time consuming events in your life. But what if you decided to break the mold and opt out of the traditional way of doing things? Whether that means spontaneously eloping or simply skipping some of your more conventional plans, it can be liberating taking a less traditional route for one of life's biggest milestones. That said, if you are considering an elopement or intimate wedding in or around Atlanta, there are plenty of beautiful locations across the city to choose from! In this blog post, we'll dive into ten location options for saying "I do".
NOTE: Each of the places listed have their own separate booking processes, so I'd suggest researching their protocols. Let's dive in!
There's something special about tying the knot surrounded by nature, and eloping at a park provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate and romantic ceremony. Whether exchanging vows beneath a canopy of trees or standing beside a serene lake, eloping at a park offers endless opportunities for breathtaking photos. Here's a few suggestions in and around Atlanta:
1) Grant Park
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this beautiful park is surrounded by greenery and has a platform that makes it perfect for those wanting a few guests.
Address: 759 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Located 36 miles northeast from downtown Atlanta, Freeman’s Mill Park is in Lawrenceville. If you don't min the drive, then this is a great park for an outdoor elopement or intimate wedding. There's also a beautiful rock formation in front of the waterfalls, an old brown building and a wooded area for "forest-like" shots!
Address: 1401 Alcovy Rd SE, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
This 17-acre park has a lot to offer, including a splash fountain and amphitheater. You can get really creative shots here with all the scenery and the small pond. The park is also located in the heart of Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, so you can easily walk to nearby restaurants, bars, and attractions to celebrate your union.
Address: 680 Dallas St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
This city park in Norcross includes a gazebo and several fountains. Couples love the gazebo because of its romantic simplicity!
Address: 5 College St NW, Norcross, GA 30071
Getting married at the courthouse may not be the extravagant wedding that some dream of, but it is a simple and intimate way to commence a life-long journey with your significant other. The courthouse wedding experience can be exciting and stress-free, especially when you consider the convenience and affordability. The downside? You might miss out on some of the frills and fanciness of a typical wedding. But don't let that stop you from making it special in your own way. Whether it's wearing something non-conventional or exchanging love letters, a courthouse wedding can still be a memorable and meaningful moment shared between you and your partner.
With a sleek and modern design, this courthouse provides the perfect backdrop for a no-frills ceremony that still feels special. And once you've exchanged your vows, head over to Marietta Square for some unforgettable wedding photos. With its charming brick buildings and picturesque fountain, this downtown square is the perfect place to capture the magic of your elopement.
Address: 32 Waddell St SE, Marietta, GA, 30060
From its quaint architecture to its extensive collection of historical artifacts, this venue is sure to add a touch of vintage elegance to your elopement. Plus, with its convenient location just outside of Atlanta, you won't have to worry about going too far from the city!
Address: 101 E Court Square, Decatur, GA, 30030
Whether you're going for a regal vibe, or something simple yet elegant, there are various venues to choose from in and around Atlanta for your elopement or intimate wedding. Here are a few:
Located right across the street from Atlantic Station, this regal venue offers a unique and intimate setting for your special day. Enjoy the beautiful architecture, featuring a towering gate reminiscent of ancient Chinese design, while exchanging your vows with your partner.
Address: 395 17th St, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30363
8) The B Suite Event Venue/ Downtown Douglasville (Main Street)
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Douglasville, this chic event venue boasts a stylish and modern aesthetic- a perfect backdrop for your special day. With personalized packages designed to cater to your specific needs, you can rest easy knowing that every detail will be taken care of. From elegant floral arrangements to scrumptious catering options, The B Suite has thought of everything!
Address: 12455 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Douglasville, GA, 30134
This stunning and historic property boasts beautifully restored interiors and lush gardens. It offers an alluring, vintage charm that will make you feel like you've stepped back in time. Imagine saying your vows in the grand parlor with its elegant fireplace or in their beautiful garden surrounded by blooming flowers!
Address: 923 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
This charming bed and breakfast offers a cozy and intimate setting, perfect for an elopement. Plus, the gorgeous natural scenery of Stone Mountain Park will provide a stunning backdrop for your special day.
Address: 1037 Main St, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
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