The Mary Gay House is a historic wedding venue located in Decatur, Georgia. This gorgeous, federal-style antebellum home is located in the heart of downtown Decatur, and exudes Southern charm of a bygone era in Georgia’s history. You'll fall in love with the many unique spaces of The Mary Gay House, and proceeds from its rental directly benefit the work of the Junior League of DeKalb County.
Facilities and Capacity
This antebellum home was built circa 1820 and is conveniently located in downtown Decatur, Georgia. This venue provides indoor and outdoor event space to accommodate up to 200 wedding guests. A large outdoor patio is perfect for ceremonies and receptions and can be tented to protect against the elements. Indoor event spaces include a separate dining room, banquet room and front parlor with fireplaces, all decorated with period décor and furnishings. Event spaces include the following:
The Mary Gay House offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Their mission is providing a unique, memorable and intimate wedding experience while also preserving the historic home. Event services offered include the following:
The Mary Gay House is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.
The Mary Gay House was built in the 1820s and is named after the home’s most famous tenant, Mary Ann Harris Gay. This Southern author was best remembered for her eyewitness account of the Civil War entitled “Life in Dixie During the War.” The Junior League of DeKalb County are the current stewards of the house, and this group maintains and rents the house for events to fund its mission.
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Recommended by 97% of couples
Sarah Lunsford · Married on 06/08/2019
Beautiful Southern Summer Wedding
I got married at the Mary Gay House earlier this month and had an absolutely wonderful experience! It was a beautiful event (despite the rain) and the staff was so accommodating and kind throughout the planning process. It was a great value and the perfect venue for a charming, southern wedding!Sent on 06/14/2019
Noele · Married on 03/10/2018
The Mary Gay House was the perfect venue for our wedding and the planning was stress-free and easy from beginning to end. Missy, the office manager, was a delight to work with and always responded immediately to our questions. The house has beautiful rooms and a lovely patio. The price was incredible, especially considering they have their own tables and chairs and don't require an alcohol package. For a small wedding, the venue can easily accommodate an inside or outside ceremony depending on weather, with various options for seating arrangements. The house can be easily decorated with your personal touch, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Our guests raved about the venue.Sent on 04/21/2018
Christina · Married on 10/14/2017
Our wedding at the Mary Gay House was amazing!!! We ended up with a guest count of 138 and were able to comfortable fit everyone for our seated/plated dinner with a combination of tables inside and on the patio. We even had a long estate table on the patio that turned out amazing! We actually did our ceremony at the park next door and that worked out perfectly. The only thing to double check is whether or not you have access to the basement- make sure you are certain of this b/c we had some issues day of until we pulled out our contract and then it was all good. Our guests stayed at the Courtyard Marriott right in downtown Decatur and it was super easy for everyone logistically with MARTA being right there and plenty of lyft/uber's around. Missy is awesome to work with and we absolutely loved getting married at the Mary Gay House!Sent on 10/30/2017
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Stunning venue! We absolutely love the great vibes! Highly recommend!
I have done a wedding once here in the past. The woman who works with the client is very nice and accommodating. It is an absolutely wonderfully kept historical home that has indoor and outdoor space for your smaller wedding.