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10 Most Talked-About Georgia Wedding Venues

You've heard the hype -- now get the scoop on these top Georgia wedding reception sites.

Photo: Ben Rose Photography

Cafe 267

Knotties voted Cafe 267, in Decatur, one of the best venues of 2010. The modern-chic cafe will wow up to 200 guests with delicious gourmet dishes made by an award-winning chef. The decor is elegant and flexible enough to create the wedding of your dreams. (770) 939-9777, Cafe267.net

Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain offers 2,500 gorgeous acres of wedding space. Fit up to 300 guests in their world-renowned gardens or one of their many ballrooms. An on-site chapel, spa and team of caterers make it convenient from start to finish! (800) 543-7121, CallawayGardens.com

The Cotton Barn at Pineola Farms

Invite up to 300 guests to The Cotton Barn at Pineola Farms in Peach County for an authentic Southern experience. Exchange vows on their picturesque lawns or pecan orchards, move the party indoors for a rustic celebration in The Barn (it has heat and air conditioning!), or gather with a smaller crowd inside The Pineola Homeplace, an original plantation. (478) 827-0894, TheCottonBarn.com

595 North

From the planning stages to the last dance of the night, the experts at 595 North in Atlanta will work with you to create your all-inclusive dream wedding and reception, for up to 300 guests, in their contemporary loft-style space. Onsite experts will help with flowers, decor and full-service catering. (404) 835-2329, 595North.com

The King and Prince Resort

You'll be treated like a queen at The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island. (Psst! Your guests will also be pretty happy!) There's room for up to 300 guests, if you're planning a seaside ceremony, or take the party inside the luxurious Lanier Ballroom. The stately Delegal Dining Room or Retreat Room with a 180-degree ocean vista is perfect for smaller guest lists. (800) 342-0212, KingandPrince.com

Le Bam

If you're planning a real-life fairy-tale wedding, Le Bam in midtown Atlanta can literally help you set the scene. From whimsical, handcrafted trees in a magic garden (think Alice in Wonderland) to dark and sultry seating areas with ambient lighting -- they'll work with you to create a wedding you and 120 of your guests (65 if they're sitting) won't soon forget. You can bring your own alcohol and they'll even work with your favorite caterer. (404) 512-0329, BamArtSpace.com

The Marlow House

The Marlow House, in Marietta, is perfect for intimate weddings in a quaint, Victorian setting. Invite up to 85 guests for a celebration in the artwork-filled Grand Salon, or use the gazebo in the manicured courtyard. For larger groups of up to 250, the charming Front Porch is framed in white columns. Full-service wedding packages, including photographers and florists, are available and any licensed caterer is welcome. (770) 426-1887, MarlowHouse.com

Opera Atlanta Event Center

For a unique ceremony experience, exchange vows on stage at Opera, a beautifully restored performance theater, built in the 1920s. The main theater holds about 200, but more are welcome to events on the Patio or in the Venetian Room. Use the in-house caterer for custom menus. (404) 874-3006, AtlantaEventCenter.com

Vecoma

If the sound of a rushing river, rustling leaves and gentle wildlife appeal to you, then Vecoma at the Yellow River, near Stone Mountain, is the perfect place for your I dos. Invite up to 300 guests to your outdoor wedding, with a 70-acre forest as the backdrop, or take the festivities inside the historic lodge with a large deck overlooking the Yellow River. (770) 972-6540, Vecoma1.com

Villa Serena

Magnificent details, like stone paving, grand fountains, beautiful verandas, terraces and an elegant wrought-iron staircase, make Villa Serena one of Atlanta's most exquisite wedding venues. Whether you're hosting a large or small affair, this European mansion offers a wide variety of options for ceremonies and receptions. They'll even work with your favorite caterer. (770) 207-7600, VillaSerenaAtlanta.com

-- Carrie Chambers