The Blacksmith Shop

665 Poplar St, Macon, GA 31201 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Blacksmith Shop

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wireless Internet
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Celebrating the newlyweds
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Afternoon reception
The original carriage arches
The original carriage arches
Entrance at night
Entrance at night
Original heart pine beams
Original heart pine beams
Head table arrangement
Head table arrangement
Brick industrial lighting
Brick industrial lighting
Indoor Ceremony brick and pine
Indoor Ceremony brick and pine
Wedding cake
Wedding cake
Sparkler exit
Sparkler exit
Buffet setup
Buffet setup
Newlyweds sharing an umbrella
Newlyweds sharing an umbrella
Light fixtures
Light fixtures
Wedding kiss
Wedding kiss
Father of the bride
Father of the bride
First look in the courtyard
First look in the courtyard
Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom
Cutting the cake
Cutting the cake
Sparkler sendoff
Sparkler sendoff
Cutting the cake
Cutting the cake
Bride and Groom portrait gate
Bride and Groom portrait gate
Great dance space
Great dance space
Beautiful Courtyard
Beautiful Courtyard
Gated Entrance
Gated Entrance
Band and dance floor
Band and dance floor
Cutting the cake
Cutting the cake
Great portrait locations
Great portrait locations
Bridal party
Bridal party
Seated dinner setup
Seated dinner setup
Bridal Portrait
Bridal Portrait
Ceremony Setup
Ceremony Setup
Courtyard Ceremony
Courtyard Ceremony
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Fall ceremony in courtyard
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Buffet
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150 Ceremony
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15 Reviews for The Blacksmith Shop

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Brendalyn Bailey · Married on 07/10/2019

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    Brendalyn Bailey (Matron of Honor) - The Hillman Wedding


    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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    The Blacksmith Shop's reply:

    Brendalyn,
    WOW! Thank you for all of your kind words about The Blacksmith Shop. It really was a great team of vendors and I so enjoyed working with Beverly during all of the planning leading up to the wedding. Thank you again for your review.
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    Jenni · Married on 12/30/2017

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    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

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The Blacksmith Shop FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • 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? $ 4,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 10,000 Sq Ft, multiple rooms
  • Describe your venue: 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, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Outside Cake
  • What bar services do you provide? Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? China, Glassware
  • 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

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  • DKH Entertainment
    DKH Entertainment Wedding DJs

    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!!

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  • 665 Poplar St Macon, GA, 31201 See on map
    478-488-3456 (Phone number)

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