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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Atlanta, Georgia View map
Rating 4.4 out of 5
81 reviews
$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a magnificent nonprofit art gallery, historic site, and wedding venue in Atlanta, Georgia. The Callanwolde Mansion was built in 1920 to serve as the home of Charles Howard Candler, son of Asa Candler who founded Coca-Cola Company. The Candler family lived on the property for many years before being donated to Emory University and eventually becoming a public historical site. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been maintained by DeKalb County for several decades. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is an ideal venue for couples looking to find a place with comfort, serenity, and true southern charm. Weddings at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center are a once in a lifetime experience, filled with joy and memories for everyone.

Facilities and Capacity
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is nestled in Atlanta's Druid Hills neighborhood, a historic area will several mansions and natural wooded trails. The mansion was built in a Tudor Revival, and offers over 12 acres of landscaped greenery, forest trails, and a rock garden. Outdoor ceremonies are very popular at Callanwolde because of the abundant greenery and serenity within one of Atlanta’s finest neighborhoods. Inside, you’ll have access to a grand ballroom, with capacity for 240 guests. The mansion has vintage-style decor and fine art adorning the walls. It’s long linens and grand staircase offer stunning settings for your wedding portraits. Callanwolde also features an art gallery and bridal suite, perfect for pre-ceremony preparations and cocktail hour.

Services Offered
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center has an exceptional staff that is prepared for weddings of all kinds. They will meet with you for a consultation and tour to help you decide if the venue is right for you. The event staff will help plan and prepare every detail of your day, including vendor coordination and decor setup. No matter what your wedding day needs may be, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center will be there to help you make your day a dream come true.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$7,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$6,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August

81 Reviews

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4.4
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Recommended by 88% of couples
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  • Juliana
    Juliana V. Married on 09/05/2021
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    Dream Venue!

    I toured numerous Atlanta venues for my wedding, but nothing could have compared to Callanwolde. The beautiful architecture and landscape took my breath away. If it weren’t for Google Maps, you would never know you’re in the middle of a city. It is an incredibly peaceful and quiet area of town.

    I was heartbroken postponing my wedding in 2020 due to COVID, but the team worked with us to schedule a new date the following year. Everything went off without a hitch and I could not be more thankful to have chosen this spot for my big day. I grew up in Europe, and at certain times throughout the day it felt as if I was back there. I will be returning around the holidays for one of their events!
  • Laura
    Laura W. Married on 11/02/2019
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    Beautiful Wedding Venue

    Callanwolde was a dream for our wedding! We chose to have both the ceremony + reception on-site and there was plenty of room to host a cocktail hour and allow our guests time to explore the different rooms while they set up for the reception. Photos on the grounds are gorgeous and unique. The team was accommodating and able to bring our vision to life. There was an issue with the plumbing in the upstairs rooms where we were getting ready, but the team came up with a solution for us that worked. it was also great being able to choose all of our vendors, which helped save money. Definitely recommend!
  • Dana
    Dana G. Married on 05/18/2019
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    Gorgeous Wedding Venue!

    Stunning venue that I feel in love with online. As a long distance bride it was challenging to choose a wedding venue, but I feel in love with Callanwolde as soon as I looked at the website and then even more so when I got to see it in person! It was absolute beautiful and unique. It feels elegant and homey all at the same time. The main room is magical with all the draping and lights that are up year round, which helps minimize decoration costs.

    Anna was very responsive during the whole process and was accommodating to our vision. We had a babysitter's room in the upstairs portion in one of the dance studios which was fantastic and I am so grateful that Callanwolde was receptive to that! Highly recommend this venue!

Awards

  • 81
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Bodhi & Anna
    39 photos · 04/11/2021
  • Alyssa & Jon
    29 photos · 11/10/2019

Pricing

Team

Khala Lee
Khala Lee
Rentals Manager

Khala Lee

Rental Manager

(404) 474-8107

Our mission is to provide the

Atlanta community with premier,

accessible arts education, especially

to the underserved, while promoting

enjoyment of the arts at the historic

and inspiring Callanwolde estate.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Wedding Decor & Drapery Geri Sims Wedding Decor & Drapery Geri Sims Wedding Decor & Lighting

Callanwolde is one of my most favorite venues in Atlanta. If you like historic, classic and a staff of professionals that love this old home, then go see it. Beautiful gardens for those special ceremonies, chandeliers adorning a breathtaking ballroom and the most elegant staircase in Atlanta. Take the time to look at their pictures online and schedule a time to stop by and consider this historic location. You will LOVE IT!. Geri Sims

Organized Occasions Organized Occasions Wedding Planners

Callanwolde is the perfect location for any event. The history of the house makes this a truly unique venue in the heart of the city, and the staff are so helpful and professional! As a planner, I really love working here and the staff make planning and setup a breeze.

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Map

980 Briarcliff Road, NE Atlanta, Georgia, 30306
4048725338
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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center?

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for wedding events?

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Callanwolde Fine Arts Center offer?

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Callanwolde Fine Arts Center offer for wedding events?

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Callanwolde Fine Arts Center have available for wedding events?

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in flexibility, 4.5 in value, 4.4 in professionalism and 4.1 in average response time.

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