Working for a event magazine I am constantly in awe of the sheer number of venues that you can choose from when planning your wedding. No matter your taste or preference there is a venue out there for you. I have a special place in my heart for places that serve as more than just a venue as you can constantly re-visit that special once in a lifetime moment. Being a bit of a nerd and having a strong thirst for knowledge, I am particularly drawn to museums as there is already a history there to start your new life with. Museum venues also bring an inherent beauty that you rarely come across and can utilize when planning your event. After reading about these captivating and enchanting museums that double as event venues I’m sure you’ll agree.
Atlanta History Museum at Atlanta History Center, Atlanta: Entertain your guests by hosting your cocktail hour, rehearsal dinner or corporate event pre-function in the Atlanta History Museum. This unique event venue can accommodate up to 130 guests for a seated dinner affair or 500 guests as standing reception space. Create memories for a one-of-a-kind wedding reception, mitzvah or birthday party by encouraging guests to tour the museum as part of your special occasion.
Credits: Photos courtesy of Atlanta History Museum
Davenport House Museum, Savannah: The Davenport House Museum offers two venues: the museum’s courtyard garden, landscaped with typically coastal Georgia plantings including camellias, azaleas, jasmine and crepe myrtles; and a space in a restored late nineteenth century pharmacy building for weddings, receptions, meetings, and other special occasions.
Credits: Photos courtesy of Davenport House Museum
High Museum of Art, Atlanta: The sleek, stunning, award-winning architecture of the High Museum of Art, designed by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, lends an extraordinary and elegant atmosphere for your event. The Museum offers three memorable settings: the Margaretta Taylor Lobby designed by architect Renzo Piano, the signature Richard Meier-designed Stent Family Wing accompanying the Robinson Atrium and the Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza.
Credits: Photos courtesy of High Museum of Art
Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Savannah: The Roundhouse Railroad Museum is the site of the former Central of Georgia repair shops, a major repair facility for the Central of Georgia Railroad and a vibrant part of Savannah’s industrial heritage. This National Historic Landmark site is the oldest and largest existing nineteenth-century railroad operations complex in the nation.
Credits: Photos courtesy by Roundhouse Railroad Museum
Telfair Museum, Savannah: Telfair Museums, the oldest public art museum in the Southeast, has been an integral part of Savannah’s social landscape for over a century. Located in Savannah’s vibrant historic district, the museum consists of the Telfair Academy (above, left) and the Owens-Thomas House (above, center)—two circa 1820 National Historic Landmark buildings—and the contemporary Jepson Center (above, right). These three unique buildings, house three distinct collections, bridging three centuries of art and architecture.
Credits: Photos courtesy of Telfair Museum
These are only five on my list of amazing museum venues in Georgia. Is there one that didn’t make the list that you think should?