Atlanta History Center

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 Map · Phone number
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About Atlanta History Center

On 33 acres in beautiful Buckhead, we offer the widest variety of event options at one location. Let beauty and serenity set the scene at the glorious Swan House Gardens. Outdoor gathering at this iconic 1928 mansion rise to unforgettable heights on a private lawn with majestic cascading fountains and the elegant boxwood garden and porch. After your ceremony, stroll across the bridge for a reception in the Grand Overlook ballroom.

Enjoy the simple elegance of this unique ballroom featuring Brazilian cherry wood floors, barrel vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling window overlooking the magnificent illuminated Quarry Garden. Take advantage of our outside terraces, a ceremony option embraces nature in an impressive way. Explore history in our award-winning museum exhibitions. The combination of these venues is as versatile as they are breathtaking.

Our 1860s farmhouse, outbuildings and period gardens give your wedding remarkably rustic overtones with charming allure. Enjoy this peaceful setting among the trees where your guests will experience a truly memorable, fun and historic experience.

Whether a ceremony, vow renewal or rehearsal dinner, McElreath Hall is one of our most versatile venues. A sky-lit atrium creates a welcoming entrance and room enough for a cocktail gathering. The Members Room, our boutique ballroom, features three crystal chandeliers and large windows overlooking the beautiful Asian American wooded garden. The Woodruff Auditorium can easily accommodate an indoor ceremony.

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17 Reviews for Atlanta History Center

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Jennifer · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Beautiful Garden Wedding!

    One cannot go wrong with having a wedding on the Swan House gardens of the Atlanta History Center (AHC). I took to heart having our wedding at a place that promotes the historic preservation of Atlanta. We had our ceremony and cocktail hour at the Swan House and the reception at the Grand Overlook Ballroom. My husband and I sought to work with Robin (Director of Sales) as she was highly recommended by our caterer. Robin was incredibly responsive, accommodating and kind to us and our vendors. Since AHC holds the liquor license, alcohol must be provided through them. We opted for a custom premium bar and it was a welcoming surprise that they offer a taste testing of their featured wines. We had our caterer provide mixers for our signature drinks and it is a testament to their top-notch bartenders that our guests loved our signature drinks as well as any drink that was concocted with their many in-house mixers. At first I was hesitant with having our wedding at the Atlanta History Center since it required me to do the heavy lifting of seeking out all of the vendors rather than being a packaged event that many places offer, but it allowed us to carefully select our premier wedding team that we consider are the best in the city, and quite honestly should rank among the best in the country. It was a dream come true having our wedding at the Atlanta History Center and we love that we can always visit the Swan House and reminisce about our wedding day.

    Sent on 05/20/2019
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    Sarah Catherine · Married on 11/18/2017

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    Working with Robin and the Atlanta History Center events team was a complete delight from our initial visit to final walk through! Taking photos on the gorgeous grounds is a must and these shots are now some of our most favorite. During cocktail hour in the atrium guests enjoyed visiting the permanent and rotating exhibits while we ate a private dinner before our entrance. The Grand Overlook ballroom was the perfect space for dinner stations and dancing with a live band. You will not regret having your wedding reception at this classic venue!

    Sent on 01/18/2018
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    Atlanta History Center's reply:

    Sarah Catherine,
    Thank you for the review! We loved hosting your Wedding at the Atlanta History Center! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!
    Happy Married Life!

    -The Private Events Team at Atlanta History Center
  • User2469957 · 2+ years ago

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    Our ceremony in the Swan House Gardens was stunning!! And our cocktail hour and reception in the museum and the Grand Overlook Ballroom was beautiful. As an Atlanta native, I always wanted to get married on the steps of the iconic Swan House and the AHC team made that dream a reality! They were friendly, eager to please and easy to work with. We would highly recommend this venue!

    Sent on 04/17/2016

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Atlanta History Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 10,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 8,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 10,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 8,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 31.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Liquor
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 400
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 10
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Farm/Ranch, Historic Building, Mansion, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, September, October, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, July, August, November

Real Weddings

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2 Endorsements

  • Hart-to-Heart Weddings
    Hart-to-Heart Weddings Wedding Planners

    what a wonderful location for your wedding and reception.

  • Unforgettable Soirees, LLC
    Unforgettable Soirees, LLC Wedding Planners

    The Atlanta History Center provides a variety of beautiful backdrops for a wedding ceremony while offering their grounds for pictures. Their ballroom is fabulous and overlooks their new terraces. This is such a beautiful location for any bride!

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  • 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, 30305 See on map
    4048144090 (Phone number)
    4048142041 (Fax Number)

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