The Blacksmith Shop is a wedding venue located in Macon, Georgia. This historic and restored 1890 venue has served many purposes over the years. In the year 2000, this blacksmith shop and carriage facility was renovated in order to provide couples with a more modern and updated space where they could exchange their vows. However, even though this venue now contains modern amenities, it still features many of the original elements. As you exchange your vows surrounded by the original handmade bricks and heart pine beams, you will be able to experience this historic Southern landmark.
Facilities and Capacity
At the Blacksmith Shop, you will have over 10,000 square feet of space to use for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. This unique venue features a main hosting hall indoors that you can enjoy with up to 300 of your friends and family. This space is filled with industrial chic touches, from the brick lined walls to the arched doorways. Couples can also use this space for dancing or dinner. If you are planning an outdoor ceremony or would just like an outdoor space to relax in with your guests, you can use the Courtyard on the property. Here you and your guests will find formal gardens, which provide a lovely backdrop for not only your wedding, but also your photographs. This venue also contains a Blacksmith Shop’s Bar perfect for after-ceremony cocktails and refreshments, and a full-service kitchen. Brides will also receive a separate bridal suite space which includes a vanity area, sitting room, and more.
To ensure you have all of the furniture pieces needed for your big day, the Blacksmith Shop will provide you with chairs and tables to use. The team can help you with setting up before your ceremony as well as cleaning up after it is over. Additionally, if you need assistance with selecting outside vendors, the team is happy to help with that, too. Couples and guests will also be provided with:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Chris · Married on 11/22/2014
With no ties to Macon, it was our search for a fully accessible Wedding venue for our daughter who uses a wheelchair that originally led us to The Blacksmith Shop. And while accessibility was the one thing we couldn't compromise on we kept expanding our search from Atlanta hoping to find the perfect combination of beauty, charm, character AND accessibility. The Blacksmith Shop turned out to be all that and so much more! A beautiful venue, with a tree lined courtyard perfect for an outdoor ceremony, it also has a great indoor reception area with a huge kitchen, an elegant, all wood, wrap-around bar and room to host a ceremony if bad weather forces you inside. The exposed brick and wooden beams compliment any style and the lighted arbor surrounding the French doors made the perfect backdrop for my daughter’s Wedding. Rounding out the amenities is a fully accessible two room Bridal Suite large enough to have hair and makeup for the entire Bridal party done on site.Sent on 01/26/2015
Another tremendous benefit to using The Blacksmith Shop is you get complete access for the entire day making it perfect for set-up and pre-ceremony pictures. And, working with Aubrey was a dream! With a wealth of information and ideas on how to get the best out of the venue while keeping your wants and needs in mind, Aubrey was also incredibly helpful brainstorming ways to arrange tables and chairs to both accommodate all our guests (we were at capacity!) and be sure our daughter was able to move effortlessly throughout the night both while mingling with guests and on the dance floor. He’s open to all suggestions and really goes out of his way to be sure you’re able to have the Wedding of your dreams in this dream venue.
Sorry this review is so long but I wanted to share as much information as possible for anyone looking for a venue from out of town and/or for anyone who may also need wheelchair accessibility. I hope I’ve been able to do justice to just how perfect TBS is in every way!
Brendalyn Bailey · Married on 07/10/2019
Brendalyn Bailey (Matron of Honor) - The Hillman Wedding
Sent on 07/11/2019
I (Ms. Brendalyn Bailey) could not have asked for a more elegant experience for my sister’s wedding.
The “Hillman” wedding (Mr. Izell B. Hillman and Ms. Beverly M. Bailey) was beautiful and fun. The rustic background of the “Blacksmith” downtown Macon facility was the impetus that gave this event its extraordinary appeal. Were the summer heat of the day, “we initially thought would be a problem”, the facility of the Blacksmith more than compensated by keeping everyone “COOL” and comfortable.
Christopher Marcs Designs (Mr. Graddick) was the planner and designer of the ceremony. Mr. Graddick arranged the rehearsal for the wedding party, kept the commencements moving in an orderly fashion, and continually made sure that all members of the event had everything they needed during and after the ceremony. I salute his professionalism, as well as, his dedication to our family. A big “thank you”. Each family was able to be assigned a particular table. Mr. Graddick was able to check everyone into the main area while keeping the precessions secure. For my family, security was a principle concern. The Blacksmith’s gated facility definitely helped to keep the family safe as well as the small children that also attended.
Michael Davis – (Personal Chef) SDR Personal Chef prepared the food for this event. Everything was delicious, hot and ready from the oven. I think it looked just as beautiful as it tasted. Mr. Davis was especially pleased with the commercial grade kitchen of the Blacksmith. There were many free surfaces available for food prep in addition to a large display area for the finish entrees, 2 convection ovens, 3 conventional ovens and multiple burners. “This made cooking a true delight”, said Mr. Davis.
The band had its own area in front of the main entrance that was easily viewed by all guest. And the high ceilings of the Blacksmith provided the acoustics in the room that made the music rise and fall from the ceiling to the wall. The sound carried smoothly from room to room over the PA systems. Music was done by the natives of Macon:
• Aj the DJ
• Mr. Dean Brown
• Mr. Harold Thomas
We thank these artists for their collective contributions to this great day.
The bridal suite and Groom’s man suite were centrally located in a perfect positon that allowed the wedding participants to have a private area away from guests. Both areas were separate and we could walk around without getting into each other’s way.
I do encourage and highly recommend this venue “The Blacksmith” for weddings, parties, and any large gathering where attention to detail, infusion of culture where life time memories are made. The size of the space, lights that come on at night in the court yard, the bridal suite, prep space in the commercial kitchen, guest restrooms, Bar service area, and the gated exterior were just a few reasons I recommend this location in Downtown Macon.
Mr. Alvin Bailey (father of the Bride) states: “It was the nicest event” .. I feel like the most blessed man in the world. This completes the things that I have most wanted for my life and my children. A few things that made this event extra special for me was: the fact that it was inside of the city of Macon. I didn’t need to travel miles to get this event completed, and there was enough room for everyone to be comfortable – and they really treated us nice.
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Jenni · Married on 12/30/2017
The Blacksmith Shop is a beautiful, unique venue and it was a wonderful place to host our December 30th, 2017 wedding reception for our daughter and new son-in-law. Aubrey was so easy to work with and very responsive to questions. The kitchen is spacious for the catering team and the working pizza oven was a wonderful treat for our guests. We also used the brides room for our girls to get ready and then traveled by trolley to the wedding chapel. Everything was beautiful! I would highly recommend the Blacksmith Shop.Sent on 01/03/2018
The Blacksmith Shop is one of my favorite venues to work at. Aubrey makes it easy for the vendors to setup and load out. I've never felt rushed in any way. He is always friendly, ready to help and an all around nice guy! You can't do better than him!!