Congratulations, you’re engaged! You want the place you tie the knot to have special significance. We understand that. Getting married in a location that’s rich with history adds an extra layer of sentimental value to the occasion.
As the old rhyme goes, a bride needs something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day. Maybe you’ve already picked out something new (like that stunning dress you’ll be wearing). For something old, browse historic wedding venues in Georgia to find the perfect choice.
1. Lake Rabun Hotel
For a location that’s as unique as it is beautiful, Lake Rabun Hotel is the perfect nuptial spot. As the last surviving mountain lodge on a lake in Georgia, there’s no place quite like Lake Rabun. You and your guests will be swept away in the historical charm of the 1920s style mountain lodge.
When Lake Rabun Hotel was renovated to offer modern comforts, the top priority was preserving the unique history present throughout the building. In light of this, the captivating fixture brings the delightful feeling of going back in time to a period of glamour and festivity. For centuries, Lake Rabun has stood as a welcoming and elegant fixture in the North Georgia Mountains. Rich in history and beautiful lakefront views, this venue is a must-see.
Need a flexible venue? Lake Rabun Hotel provides ceremony spaces for parties of many sizes. Whether it’s an intimate gathering for 15 or fewer guests or an all-out party with up to 150 people, there are options for a range of party sizes.
Address: 35 Andrea Lane, Lakemont, GA 30552
2. Wedding Cake Mansion, Savannah
If you and your fiance don’t consider yourselves outdoorsy types, the Wedding Cake Mansion in the heart of Savannah’s historic district may appeal to your Southern sensibilities. This gorgeous mansion dates back to the 19th century and stuns visitors with stained glass windows, Italian mosaics, and hand-painted murals. For a small gathering, this beautiful baroque edifice serves as a great option.
Capacity: Up to 75 guests can fill the courtyard at Wedding Cake Mansion, so this is ideal for a small wedding.
Address: 14 East Taylor St. Savannah, GA 31401
3. Historic Dekalb Courthouse
A courthouse is next on the list of Georgia wedding venues that are historic and enchanting. Before you write off the idea of a courthouse wedding, take a look at the unexpectedly romantic courthouse in the Dekalb History Center.
The Courthouse dazzles with lustrous white marble, high ceilings and arched windows that cast the whole event in an otherworldly glow. The mystique only grows with the intricate embellishments and dignified architecture that meld together the historical and contemporary charm of the venue. If you enjoy the elegance and awe that old cathedral venues give a wedding, but you and yours prefer to tie the knot elsewhere, you must see the Dekalb courthouse.
Capacity: 2,600 square feet that can easily accommodate up to 150 guests
Address: 101 East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
4. The Georgian Terrace Hotel
This next venue expertly toes the line between modern and historical so that your wedding day is as glamorous as it is timeless.
The Georgian Terrace Hotel offers three different ballrooms to celebrate your wedding and reception. This way, you can keep it small and intimate or make merry with all your friends and family- the possibilities abound.
The rooms vary in size but not elegance, as the structures stun with traditional design elements. As a bonus, this venue is known for world-class dining options sure to hit the spot before guests hit the dance floor.
Capacity: Ranges from 220 guests to 120 guests
Address: 659 Peachtree St. North East Atlanta, GA 30308
5. Hay House
If ever a house deserved to be called stately, it is the Johnston-Felton-Hay House in Macon, Georgia.
This distinguished structure was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974, and so the 18,000-square-foot mansion has been preserved in pristine condition. The sprawling 24-room estate is encircled by ginkgo trees, magnolias, cedars and a fish pond.
Furthermore, it seems photographers are inspired and energized by the beauty of the Italian Renaissance style mansion, producing breathtaking photos that combine the love and magic of a wedding day with the mystery and allure of the old house. The Hay House even offers a bridal photography session included in the price for a wedding and reception.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Address: 934 Georgia Ave. Macon, GA 31201
The sky’s the limit at this wedding venue where you can say “I do” above the clouds, atop Lookout Mountain.
Grandview is a little slice of heaven, not just thanks to their location in the sky but because of an experienced staff dedicated to ensuring every detail of your wedding goes off without a hitch.
The English-style Tudor house has private rooms for the bride and groom as well as an intimate space for guests to eat or dance. The patio boasts the sweeping view of Chattanooga Valley and the courtyard homes charming gardens to be your wedding aisle. Let Grandview elevate your big day towards perfection.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests
Address: 1301 Patten Road Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Build Your Customized Wedding Plan at the Historic Lake Rabun Hotel
We hope you enjoyed this tour of six lovely historic wedding venues in Georgia. Leave stress behind as you say “I do” at the scenic Lake Rabun Hotel. Our knowledgeable venue coordinators and skilled special event staff are here to help you create your dream day.
Contact Lake Rabun today for details.