Just south of the hustle and bustle of urban Atlanta, GA sits the quiet but thriving Henry County. And Henry County might just be your haven for a Georgia wedding. Conveniently close to the Atlanta International Airport, but far enough out of the city that venues are much more affordable, Henry County boasts numerous beautiful locations to say your vows and wow your guests. So we’ve done a round-up of the top ten wedding venues – in no particular order – in the charming Henry County, GA.
1.Willowick Farm | McDonough, GA
Located in the county seat, McDonough, Willowick Farm is an utterly picturesque destination for your rustic wedding. With 70 acres, the farm is never short of options for your ceremony and reception. The farm offers a gazebo, an ancient oak tree, and an archway as outdoor venue options while a large barn could suit an indoor preference. Accommodations for the bride, groom, and all their attendants to get ready are provided. The gorgeous Georgia scenery is highlighted perfectly at Willowick.
2. Locust Grove Event Center | Locust Grove, GA
Only a stone’s throw away from the city sits the lovely little community of Locust Grove. The town has a lot to offer to guests and certainly isn’t short of prime wedding locations. Upstairs in the beautifully crafted event center is the large ballroom – an ideal setting for both ceremony and reception. Dark wood gives the space elegance while a fireplace on the far wall ensures a sense of intimacy is still maintained. And that’s quite an accomplishment since the room can seat up to 320 of your closest friends and family!
3. The French Market Courtyard Room | Locust Grove, GA
What better location for a wedding than a comely, quaint, and utterly delicious little restaurant? Don’t let the intimate dining room and small boutique of the The French Market fool you; their Courtyard Room can seat up to 100 guests and offers a stylish and sophisticated backdrop for your day. The room is attached to a little garden with an outdoor fireplace and a fountain that is perfect for relaxing and unwinding after the stress of a perfect wedding day.
4. Southern Belle Farms | McDonough, GA
A historic and thriving 330-acre farm, Southern Belle will allow you to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery of the season. Their covered, but open-air barn offers an all around view of the rolling hills and serene waters of an idyllic Georgia countryside. With seating for up to 500 guests, the venue can accommodate even the largest weddings. For the pastoral wedding, Southern Belle Farms is a dream come true.
5. Merle Manders Conference Center | Stockbridge, GA
High ceilings, large windows, and a stone fireplace give the 6,000 square-foot ballroom an unmatched tastefulness and refinement. The space is perfectly suited for both ceremony and reception while the grounds are beautifully landscaped and ideal for wedding photographs. There is a dance floor as well as accommodations for the bridal party to prepare. The conference center is both beautiful and well-equipped, ensuring you have a stress-free day.
6. Pinehurst Event Facility | Stockbridge, GA
The Pinehurst Catering and Events Facility is the ideal of elegance. A restored Victorian home built in 1899, the facility provides all the romance a couple could wish for. Surrounding the home and its 3,000 square-foot banquet hall ballroom is 3 and a half acres of landscaped gardens as well as a beautiful gazebo if you’re dying for an outdoor ceremony. Everything you need to perfect your day is contained in one beautiful venue.
7. Eagle’s Landing Country Club | Stockbridge, GA
This classic and utterly sophisticated venue could please any couple. The clubhouse offers a lakeside view of a beautiful golf course, indoor and outdoor location options, and a terrace for covered outdoor seating. Inside, a massive circular staircase stands in the foyer, an inviting backdrop for wedding photographs or a memorable entrance. For the best of both the indoors and outdoors, look no further.
8. Hampton Depot | Hampton, GA
For an unforgettable and charmingly historic wedding venue, Hampton Train Depot is exactly what you need. The building dates back to 1881 and boasts intricate brick design and the gilded decoration of the era. The space holds up to 85 guests and has a covered dock along the rail-side of the building so you can enjoy the outdoors. Not many can say they’ve gotten married in such a unique location, so Hampton Depot will set your wedding apart. Take note, however, the building is alcohol and smoke free.
9. The Alexander House | McDonough, GA
If you need a venue for a small, intimate wedding, The Alexander House is a perfect selection. The turn of the century home is beautifully kept and conveniently located – only a mile and a half from I-75! Don’t worry, though, an acre of land sets it off and keeps the grounds peaceful and charming. Should it suit your needs, a gorgeously landscaped outdoor space can draw your wedding into the Georgia scenery.
10. Crystal Lake Golf and Country Club | Hampton, GA
Only 30 minutes south of Atlanta, this clubhouse is both convenient and beautiful. An English cottage style, this venue will seat up 90 guests. Dark wood, an embossed iron door, and intricate stonework keep this space refined and elegantly pastoral. The lake and grounds are landscaped to perfection and the space will make you feel like you’ve stepped right into a Jane Austen novel. A pretty impressive accomplishment for North Georgia!