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The DeKalb History Center

Decatur, GA View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
77 reviews
$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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.

Services Offered
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.

History
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.

Location
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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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

$1,350

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

$1,350

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

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

$650

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

$650

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Government Building
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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?

Get Ready Rooms

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

77 Reviews

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    Ah Married on 04/03/2022
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    Wonderful!!!

    I am still so surprised that the Dekalb courthouse is such an affordable venue! It is beyond beautiful. The most elegant choice, rain or shine. It was the perfect size for my 115 guest wedding. Very grateful to Mallory who was incredibly organized and very helpful from start to finish. What a dream venue!
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    Chelsea M. Married on 03/06/2022
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    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!

    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

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Taylor & Jon
    12 photos · 10/12/2018
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    115 photos · 11/04/2017
  • Roberta & Diego
    24 photos · 04/30/2017

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Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Storybook Wedding Consulting Storybook Wedding Consulting Wedding Planners

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!

Leone Productions Leone Productions Wedding Videographers

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.

Bliss Cake Boutique Bliss Cake Boutique Wedding Cakes

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!

Map

101 East Court Square Decatur, GA, 30030
4043731088

M-Th 9am-4pm F 9am-11am
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