Southern Exchange Ballrooms, a wedding venue located in Atlanta, Georgia, seamlessly combines history with modern elegance. This dazzling space was designed by Philip Shutze. It opened its doors in 1927 right in the downtown area of the city. Now, couples can experience the glamour of this premier venue on their wedding day. You and your wedding party will also be conveniently located near many hotels that you can stay in after the ceremony and reception are over.
Facilities and Capacity
The Southern Exchange Ballrooms features enough space for you to celebrate your wedding day with up to 800 of your friends and family. The entire venue encompasses over 110,000 square feet of space. Couples can choose from a variety of rooms found throughout the interior. The Whitehall Ballroom gives you a glamorous backdrop with its tall ceilings, chandeliers, and marble tile floors. For a unique touch, this space can even accommodate display vehicles. The Davison Ballroom, which also features a vehicle showroom, is quite spacious with a total of 20,000 square feet. Here you will be dazzled by the down-lighting, which is built into the columns throughout this space. For a bit more of a rustic touch, you can choose the Grant Loft site. Here, your wedding party will be surrounded by exposed brick and a concrete floor. Similarly, the Cellar site also adds a stylish industrial backdrop. This space features three separated spaces that your wedding party can use. Couples are also able to use the Augusta Conference Center or the hospitality suite.
Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale has partnered with Southern Exchange as the exclusive in-house catering. Rosendale Events provides a high-end culinary experience made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Rich Rosedale is an American Celebrity Chef with over 25 years of elite industry experience and is also one of only 72 Master Chefs in the United States. Chef Rosendale has won more than 50 National & International culinary competitions. He takes pride in his ability to cook anything well. This translates into his ability to customize menus for memorable culinary experiences, whether they are exclusive, fine-dining, or casual. The Chef’s attention to detail and extreme organization skills are the reason his events are so successful. Culinary Action Stations & Plated events are all artistically presented & always beautiful. He has years of experience cooking for 50 - 5000, and is looked up to by his peers for his talent, consistency, & results.
SEAV Event Technology
As the exclusive full-service audio-visual company within Southern Exchange, SEAV takes pride in the ability to provide clients with state-of-the-art equipment, engineers, and technical support for your wedding. SEAV can help transform the space with lighting in every color to match your wedding, among other AV and lighting needs. Whatever the scope of the wedding, SEAV can assist in planning and delivering a stress-free, high-quality production. The team has the experience to understand and translate your concept into reality and the creativity and equipment to make it happen.
Additional Services Offered
Because choosing vendors can be a difficult decision, the staff at Southern Exchange Ballrooms can provide you with a list of their preferred vendors. That way, you can rest assured that you will be selecting a quality vendor for your big day. Additionally, the staff can provide you with all of your decoration needs, such as aisle markers, altars, arches, centerpieces, chair covers, and much more. They can also provide you with the following services:
Recommended by 86% of couples
Brittani · Married on 11/24/2018
The venue was beautiful. Everything did have to be brought in from an outsource vendor but gave lots of room for creativity and creating my event the way I wanted it. We worked with Amanda who was awesome. Extremely responsive and made our vision come true completely. Amanda was great at making every request happen, even when we changed things the night of the rehearsal.Sent on 11/27/2018
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Carolina Sanchez · Getting married on 10/10/2020
Bridal extravaganza of Atlanta
Just visited this location for a bridal expo, and it's breathtaking. The only deal breaker for me would be parking, since their doing construction around the area, but you can always have valet.Sent on 08/12/2019
Ashley · Married on 05/12/2018
We used the Grant Loft for a Gala event. The room was beautiful! It brought a great ambiance to the event. The location of the DJ, bar, and catering tables were perfect and there was still plenty of room for tables, dancing, and mingling. The hallway was perfect for entrance tables and anything else we wanted displayed. Guests were really comfortable coming in and out of the room. The venue location through the sky-walk was wonderful and convenient. Their customer service was absolutely amazing. Any question I had was quickly answered and everything was extremely organized! I strongly recommend the Southern Exchange Ballrooms for any event!!Sent on 05/15/2018
Southern Exchange Ballrooms provide the most elegant and mesmerizing Venue space that downtown Atlanta has to offer! The beauty is in the fine details and the potential to transform this space to fit many Design Options- Vintage, Classic, Cultural, etc. Jesse, Kim, and team are an absolute pleasure to work with and really go above and beyond to see that each event is handled with the utmost care- not only a dream for a Newly engaged couple, but for a Wedding Planner, as well! Do not miss a visit to the magical Southern Exchange Ballrooms!
Very Professional and Highly Recommended.