Coming from the warm and sunny beaches of South Florida being outside was pretty much the norm all year round, except for maybe a few days in December. So when I moved to Georgia it was a bit of an adjustment getting used to the variation of all the seasons and not being outside all the time but I have grown to love going through the warmth of spring and summer to the cool of fall and the chill of winter. I have also learned that with the varying seasons comes a hobby that isn’t taken lightly, gardening. Georgians are very dedicated to making their lawns some of the most gorgeous I’ve ever come across. So it’s no wonder that they are also many venues that are centered around these pristine and breathtaking landscapes. If you are trying to bring your guests a bit of Georgia beauty, then see how these venues will have your guests swooning for more.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta: An urban oasis in Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning children’s garden, the serene Storza Woods with its unique Canopy Walk, and the new innovative Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen. The Garden offers a variety of indoor and outdoor options for your next gathering. Spaces can accommodate groups of 10 to 500. To be part of this rich Atlanta history, visit www.gardenevents.org or call us at 404-591-1585 to schedule a consultation. To view a recent real wedding at Atlanta Botanical Gardens, featured on Occasions, click here.
Credits: Photos courtesy of Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Barnsley Gardens, Adairsville: A Georgia Resort located just an hour north of Atlanta, Barnsley Resort welcomes guests into a storybook setting of incomparable service. Tucked away on the Resort’s 3,300 acres, amid historic ruins and verdant lawns, your ceremony and reception will feel like a fairytale. Indoors or out, beside the Grecian-style pool or in the Fairy Godmother’s Garden, your event will take on all the tranquility of this centuries-old resort. To view a recent real wedding at Barnsley Gardens, featured on Occasions, click here.
Credits: Photos courtesy of Barnsley Gardens
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain: Every great love story deserves a storybook setting, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. Much of the credit goes to their sublime woodland Gardens, which offers a spectacular backdrop and a variety of venues to choose from. And expert wedding and catering staff work hand in hand with Mother Nature, using their vast experience and attention to detail to ensure your big day is one to remember.
Credits: Photos courtesy of Callaway Gardens
Savannah Botanical Gardens, Savannah: The Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs,Inc. Botanical Garden in Savannah, Georgia is a 10 acre garden open daylight hours year-round. The 1839 farmhouse was originally located on what was the Rheinhard farm near the present-day Savannah historic district.Both the garden and historic Reinhard house are available for weddings, receptions, meetings or other special events. They are limited by space however, to smaller groups.
Credits: Photos courtesy of Savannah Botanical Gardens
Swan House, Atlanta: Let beauty and serenity set the scene for your event in the glorious Swan House Gardens. Outdoor gatherings at this iconic 1928 mansion with stately columns rise to unforgettable heights on a private lawn with majestic cascading fountains and a beautiful boxwood garden. To view a recent real wedding at Swan House, featured on Occasions, click here.
Credits: Photos courtesy of Swan House
These are only six of many picturesque garden venues in Georgia. Any you think I should add?