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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Jennifer · Married on 09/22/2018
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
Sarah Catherine · Married on 11/18/2017
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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User2469957 · 2+ years ago
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
what a wonderful location for your wedding and reception.
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!