1. Luxe Life
For true Southern charm, consider the Coalson Plantation
in Thomasville. Reminiscent of a bygone era, this grand property allows you to marry in style by the Broadway-inspired Showboat Theatre or the decorative Pool House.
2. Castle Dreams
Always envisioned a fairy-tale wedding? Head to Rhodes Hall
, also known as the “castle on Peachtree,” where you can say “I do” in the restored parlor surrounded by pink silk damask walls. It’s a top pick from April Milliken Trigg of Eventologie
3. By the Sea
One of the most gorgeous spots on the Atlantic Coast, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel
offers the perfect, intimate site for oceanfront vows—without the threat of beach crashers!
4. City Sites
Feel like you’re on top of the world—well, on top of Atlanta that is—at the Buckhead Club
. Exchange vows before one of the best views of downtown: on the top floor in the East Tower of the Atlanta Financial Center.
5. Country Time
Picturesque ceremonies abound at Chota Falls
in Clayton. Take your pick from a waterfall backdrop or lakeside altar nestled in the Georgia mountains. Or exchange vows indoors in the charming hillside Vineyard Chapel.
6. Estate Grandeur
If the phrase “the bigger the better” comes to mind, look no further than The Mansion on Forsyth Park
in Savannah. Cara Townsend of Just Marry!
raves about this ornate-style hotel with gold-leaf detailing, which requires little, if any, decoration.
7. Restaurant Romance
Food lovers and romantics alike will be drawn to Canoe in Atlanta where you can exchange vows in the tranquil River Garden on the banks of the Chattahoochee.
8. Garden Charm
Evoke the sensibility of a scenic painting at Callaway Gardens
in Pine Mountain. Kiersten Pierce of Gooseberry Creative Events
directed us to this lush garden setting where you can say “I do” amid tranquil ponds and seasonal blooms.
9. Chapel of Love
Traditional brides looking for a unique setting can marry at Atlanta’s Town and Country Chapel
in Kennesaw. Declare your love for one another in this century-old Victorian structure that features full-service event planning and accommodates non-denominational ceremonies.
10. Inn StyleFoundry Park Inn & Spa
in Athens: It’s a little bit rustic and a whole lot of luxury. The chic, boutique hotel hosts ceremonies in the open-air Hoyt House Pavilion.
-- Christa Vagnozzi
Photo: Susan Stripling Photography
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