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 01/14/2019
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Jasmine · Getting married on 07/28/2019
Mix of Modern and Classic
I love the simple elegance of this place.
Lisa · Married on 03/25/2018
We had a fantastic experience in choosing the Dekalb History Center for our wedding. The staff members we worked with were all very responsive and helpful, and Mallory was always able to set up times for us to visit the space. We chose a preferred caterer from their list, which made the process extremely seamless, as they were very familiar with the venue.Sent on 01/14/2019
A few HUGE perks: 1) being able to bring items ahead of time to store. This was a huge help, as we were able to load in all of our decorations and alcohol the Friday before, so it took a lot of the headache out of setup. 2) You can supply your own alcohol. This was a huge cost-saver for us, and seems to be a rare option for many venues. 3) The space is absolutely breathtaking. We both fell in love with it immediately. It feels so grand and sophisticated without being stuffy or pretentious. Our guests just loved it, and the photographs are gorgeous.
My single suggestion for improvement would be to update the bridal suite a bit. It feels a little neglected and dated compared to the beauty of the ballroom and lobby. The space is quite functional for getting ready (and there's a small kitchen for snacks and champagne!), but it doesn't provide the best backdrop, so a little sprucing up would make a huge difference.
Overall, we couldn't be happier, and would highly recommend the venue to others looking for a gorgeous and surprisingly affordable event space.
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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!