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Rankin Gardens & Atrium

Columbus, GA View map
4.4 out of 5 rating
7 reviews
$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Discover one of Columbus’ best-hidden secrets! Nestled in the heart of Uptown Columbus, between Broadway and First Avenue, the historic Rankin Building provides an unparalleled setting for special events, such as weddings, proms, corporate outings and more! Captivating lovers with its wrought iron balconies and historic French Quarter feel, the Rankin Garden and Atrium allows guests to step back in time and experience the allure of historic Columbus.

The building we now occupy was once known as the Rankin Hotel, opening after being purchased by Scotsman James A. Rankin in 1864. The wood-structured building was rebuilt with brick after suffering a fire in 1878, and continued operating as a hotel for another hundred years until changing hands and eventually becoming the Rankin we know today.

While walking the building, you can encounter history at every turn. The original cast iron marquee, marking the entrance to the old hotel, is still standing and prominent at our Broadway entrance. The Victorian details of the building, like the aged brick archways, serve as a window to the past and a doorway to present day beauty. Our largest event space, the Livery, once housed horse and carriage for hotel visitors, and later hosted the Springer Opera House Guild’s annual Governor’s Dinner in 1978.

Noted actors and high profile guests to the late Rankin Hotel include:

-Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet/Playwright known for “The Importance of Being Earnest”)
-John L Sullivan (dubbed the “Boston Strong Boy”, Sullivan was recognized as the first heavyweight champion of gloved boxing)
-Marie Dressler (Academy Award Winner for her performance in Min and Bill, 1930)
-John Phillip Sousa (known for composing “The Stars and Stripes Forever”)
-William Jennings Bryan (Member of the House of Representatives, ran for President three times on the Democratic ticket)

The Rankin Square was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites and Places in 1977. Today it serves as a beautiful and historic setting for intimate events and gatherings. Our spaces can accommodate a range of settings and budgets—for example, a charming outdoor wedding ceremony held in the garden—and can host up to 250 guests.

For more information, please contact us at 706.568.5101 or https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/be7496ee09f94b9cb0a6756fb8bcb563.

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?

$1,685

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

$1,685

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?

$1,685

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

$1,685

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Drapery
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
June
July
August
December
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    Beautiful venue!

    The Rankin was a beautiful venue for my wedding! The event coordinator, Amber was an absolute lifesaver! She was always available and made sure all of our needs were met!
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    Sarahann Married on 12/13/2014
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    This venue is so beautiful. The staff are awesome and make things go so smoothly!
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    Alison Married on 05/14/2016
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    The Rankin Gardens and Atrium is such a beautiful and different venue than anywhere else in Columbus! The scenery of the atrium makes for great pictures as well as a great option for rainy days, which is always a worry when hosting an outdoor event. :) Samantha was very helpful with my wedding in every way possible as well as her student staff. I would recommend this venue to anyone wanting to get married in Columbus!!

    My only con is that you can't set up any decorations until the day of your event, which can become a little stressful.

    - Alison Cox Rittenburg
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There's beauty in simplicity. Our “Simple but Sweet” Wedding Package is a scaled-down celebration of love, giving couples a place to celebrate their wedding with their closest friends or family without the stress (or price tag) of planning a large, elaborate ceremony.

The standard $1,920 Package Includes:

  • 4 Hour Rental of the Garden and Atrium for 20 Guests (Including Bride and Groom)
  • Use of Bridal/Groom Suites
  • Setup of all tables/chairs (provided by the venue)
  • Security
  • Post-Event Cleaning
  • Catered Meal for 20 Guests
    • Hors d'oeuvres, choice of salad, 2 entrees, 2 sides, rolls and beverages
  • Linen, plating and cutlery for tables
  • Table-side service for Bride and Groom
  • Alcohol available for additional cost

Upgrades available for those wanting a bit extra time or a few extra guests! Give us a call and let's start planning!

Team

Annette Ernest
Annette Ernest
Wedding Venue Consultant

A wedding is a celebration of love, and Annette Ernest specializes in making each event truly unforgettable. She brings more than 30 years of wedding and floral design experience to the table, helping couples alleviate the stress of piecing together a beautiful ceremony. Whether you're looking for prices for one of our venues or interested in her wedding planning services, Annette is here to help!

Tim Bragg
Tim Bragg
Venue and Event Sales Manager

Tim assists our couples with event planning, logistics and booking/billing the venue. Tim brings a wealth of experiences in event planning, photography and videography to the table, helping our couples say "I do" to the most romantic, "picture perfect" celebration.

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1004 Broadway Columbus, GA, 31901
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Rankin Gardens & Atrium frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Rankin Gardens & Atrium?

Rankin Gardens & Atrium includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Rankin Gardens & Atrium, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Rankin Gardens & Atrium includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Rankin Gardens & Atrium, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Rankin Gardens & Atrium includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Rankin Gardens & Atrium in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Rankin Gardens & Atrium for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Rankin Gardens & Atrium for wedding events?

Rankin Gardens & Atrium offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Rankin Gardens & Atrium offer?

Rankin Gardens & Atrium offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Rankin Gardens & Atrium offer for wedding events?

Rankin Gardens & Atrium offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Rankin Gardens & Atrium have available for wedding events?

Rankin Gardens & Atrium offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Rankin Gardens & Atrium and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Rankin Gardens & Atrium is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in professionalism, 4.5 in average response time, 4.4 in quality of service, 4.2 in flexibility and 4.2 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Rankin Gardens & Atrium offer?

Rankin Gardens & Atrium currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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