The DeKalb History Center is a classic wedding venue located in Decatur, Georgia. This beautiful wedding venue is full of history and offers a fantastic and beautiful indoor location for your ceremony and reception. This venue is located on the outskirts of Atlanta. The DeKalb History Center features marble walls and arched windows, making this venue an exceptional and magical setting.
Facilities and Capacity
The DeKalb History Center can accommodate up to 150 guests. The historic government building is the very definition of elegance and class with amazing architecture and design. A bridal suite and a groom's room are also included in this venue.
The DeKalb History Center offers the following services and amenities:
This courthouse was named after Revolutionary War hero Baron Johann de Kolb. It has been rebuilt several times due to different events.
The DeKalb History Center is located in Decatur, Georgia right in front of Decatur Square.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Shawna · Married on 04/01/2018
As soon as I got engaged, I new the Historic DeKalb courthouse was the place. I had already saved for it and read all the reviews. How can you compete with a venue that is BYOB, includes so much storage, tables and chairs AND requires minimal decor because it's so beautiful?!? I didn't want a long engagement and there was only April 1st 2018 left on the online availability calendar that I had been stalking for a year. After I reserved the date, I realized that was Easter Sunday. I was worried at first but opted for a 1pm Sunday wedding with an Easter dinner buffet. Flash forward, it was the best decision EVER! The natural light that fills that room is insanely fantastic in our wedding photos and video. We had 142 guests with an ample dance floor. Being 80% of guests were from out-of-state, Downtown Decatur square accommodated my guests with access to Marta train station, hotels, restaurants and cute shops all in walking distance. My family and friends thought it was ingenious and it made for a refreshingly different type of wedding that guests called beautiful, urban, energetic, traditional, fun, and boho-chic. Guests (and me) appreciated the ceremony and reception being in the same building. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the lobby and the courthouse doors were propped open for guests to enjoy cocktails and passed appetizers inside and on the courthouse porch since it was a sunny 80 degree day! I worked with Mallory to get everything squared away. She knows the space very well and was even around during my Saturday AM rehearsal. I was a DIY bride so I was able to bring and store all the décor in a unit in the courthouse basement for my wedding coordinator to access. The courthouse has thought of everything and the space is unique and accommodating! Don't be afraid to host a daytime or Sunday wedding here, it was amazing and my reception was truly a dayparty....LIT!!!!Sent on 05/01/2018
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Jasmine · Getting married on 07/28/2019
Mix of Modern and Classic
I love the simple elegance of this place.Sent on 02/19/2019
Jennifer Lamourt · Married on 03/16/2019
Wedding Venue of My Dreams!
The Historic Dekalb Courthouse was the wedding venue of my dreams! I fell in love with the venue when my (now) Husband and I would go on dates in Decatur Square. When we got engaged, I knew I wanted to get married there- so I was so pleased when the booking process was such a breeze! The event team were amazing- Mallory was so nice and answered all of my (MANY!) questions. Every step of the process was so easy with this venue. They really helped me create the wedding of my dreams and it was so stress free. If you’re looking to get married in a gorgeous, stunning venue in a great part of Atlanta then this is the best place!Sent on 03/24/2019
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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!