The DeKalb History Center is a classic wedding venue located in Decatur, Georgia. This beautiful, historic wedding venue is full of intrigue and mystique. Nestled on the outskirts of Atlanta, The DeKalb History Center is a magical getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Its enchanting architecture and decor draw people in for extravagant occasions. Glistening white marble reflects ambient light brilliantly, engulfing the entirety of an event in an ethereal glow. With plenty of intricately designed elements being dispersed throughout the property, this living piece of history is sure to please any crowd.
Facilities and Capacity
The DeKalb History Center is able to easily accommodate up to 150 guests. This landmark estate has a stunning courtroom that boasts terrazzo floors and arched windows. Both receptions and ceremonies are welcome in the space. Its 2,600 square feet can be dressed with tables, chairs, and even a baby grand piano. Daylight filters into this room, illuminating all of its eye-catching embellishments. Just beyond the structured door frame is the lobby, a welcoming area for all who enter. This elegant facility also offers get-ready rooms for the couple's convenience.
The DeKalb History Center is pleased to offer their clients a selection of rentals that help any event feel more complete. Couples will be able to avail of tables, chairs, a baby grand piano, a bandstand, and dedicated parking. Combined, these elements can assist an occasion's overall success.
This historic center was first established in 1947. Since its inception, it has been consistently dedicated to the preservation and communication of DeKalb County's rich and nuanced heritage. The center has a museum and archive on the first floor as well as three separate historic structures.
The DeKalb History Center is located in Decatur, Georgia, right in front of Decatur Square. Surrounding the property are various pubs, transit options, and municipal buildings such as the DeKalb County Public Library. Couples and their guests will also be able to find multiple local solutions for overnight accommodation, some of which are in walking distance. Various other art centers and parks are nearby, and Atlanta's city center is only a short trip away.
70 Reviews for The DeKalb History Center
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Rebecca G. · Married on 01/25/2020
I loved the simple yet classy look to this venue! The staff was great to work with and our vendors knew exactly how to navigate the space. We ended up purchasing an additional hour to make sure that we had plenty of time on the wedding day. I continue to receive positive comments from our guests regarding the venue. Following the reception, our party continued in The Square - perfect location! This is where you want to have your wedding!Sent on 02/24/2020
Chelsea M. · Getting married on 03/06/2022
Gorgeous space, fantastic staff - book it now!
We LOVED our wedding at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse! Mallory was always incredibly helpful and efficient in her communications. The venue is gorgeous - it's every bit as beautiful in real life as it is in the pictures. And because of the beauty of the venue itself, we were able to worry less about florals and decorations since the atmosphere was so classy on its own. Another fantastic point about this venue is fact that you can hold both ceremony and reception in the same space. We had family from north Georgia drive in and it was so nice to have everything in once place to avoid people getting lost trying to get to multiple locations. The staff and house-recommended vendors worked seamless together leaving little to nothing for myself and my family to do on our special day. If you're considering booking this venue DO IT. You won't be disappointed!Sent on 07/23/2020
The DeKalb History Center's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse. Congrats again and best wishes. - Mallory
Cassie C. · Married on 10/25/2020
Don't hesitate BOOK NOW!
This place was everything I could have dreamed of and more! Mallory was so amazing, we knew exactly what to expect every step of the way. Even when the elevator was out of service she was more than accomodating giving the vendors extra time to load in and out and even allowing us to come back the next day to pick up items. The hall is stunning, elegant, conveniently located and the most unique style you'll find in the area, hands down! Book today, you won't regret it!Sent on 11/14/2020
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This is such a special venue. I've done several weddings here and clients have always loved it. The ballroom is beautiful and classic, an easy space to leave clean or to add decor to, but not necessary. We've had ceremonies and receptions here or just the reception. I look forward to working at Historic DeKalb Courthouse again soon!
As a professional wedding videographer for over 15, I have filmed numerous weddings at The Historic DeKalb Courthouse... It is a lovely, elegant location, with a beautiful and spacious room; for both ceremonies and receptions. It also has an historic quaintness to it! Highly recommended for you special day.
We've delivered many wedding cakes to the DeKalb Courthouse, and each time I am reminded about how beautiful a setting this is for a wedding. I highly recommend brides check out this venue!