The Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite

319 W Hill St, Decatur, GA 30030 Map · Phone number
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About The Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite

The Solarium is an historic event facility located in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur, convenient to I-285, I-20 and downtown Decatur. We have both indoor and outdoor space and can accommodate both a ceremony and reception. Our clients are free to select all their own vendors and may bring in their own alcohol. A lovely bridal suite, tables and chairs, pre-event setup and post-event breakdown, on-site facility manager and a rehearsal are all included in the rental fee. Call or email us to schedule a site visit!

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20 Reviews for The Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Sarah · Married on 06/23/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our wedding a few weeks ago at the Solarium exceeded all of our (already quite high) expectations! This was the only venue we looked at—after visiting and talking with Beth and Cindy (and doing a pretty thorough search of online reviews), we booked it right away because it offers the perfect balance of easy elegance, flexibility, and affordability. The space is really charming and distinctive, with tons of options for indoor/outdoor use and beautiful windows for perfect lighting for your photos. I didn’t realize going in to the planning process that it would be so important to be able to customize the space and vendors to our vision and budget, but that turned out to be key in making the event ours. You can bring in any vendors you like, as well as your own alcohol, which opens up a ton of options and can significantly lower your costs I highly recommend the pizza oven/food truck route—we did pizza from Strada Napoli and ice cream from Queen of Creams, and it was so lovely to enjoy al fresco and our guests loved it. Many of our guests are from Atlanta but were unfamiliar with the Solarium and Oakhurst more generally, and they were really taken by both. Meanwhile, our out-of-town guests rented Air BnBs or stayed in nearby hotels, and they loved their weekend in the neighborhood. Perhaps most importantly, the ease of planning was fantastic. Beth and Cindy are total pros at this, not to mention incredibly nice. Through the planning process, I came to really appreciate people who are organized in a way that doesn’t feel stressful, and Beth and Cindy are exactly that. Beth sent perfectly timed emails to keep us on track, and answered all our questions promptly. I had to do most of the planning from out of town, and they were really accommodating in giving multiple site visits. The best compliment we received from our guests was that the wedding felt elegant but not stuffy, and we have the Solarium to thank for that!

    Sent on 07/09/2018
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    Dalas · Married on 02/24/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    This is where my husband and I got married, and could not have picked a better place! Cindy and Beth were amazing to work with and quick to respond with any questions we had. The venue was perfect for our 125 guests and beautiful to say the least! We had the option to do an indoor or outdoor wedding, but went with indoors since it was a February wedding (even though it was 80 degrees on our big day...but who would’ve known that would be the case). We were able to use our own vendors and weren’t “stuck” with what the venue had to offer. They were very communicative with our caterers and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend using this venue for your special occasion!

    Sent on 04/05/2018
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    Christina · Married on 10/23/2016

    5.0
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    We were so grateful to have found the Solarium. If you are planning a smaller more intimate ceremony and cocktail hour and dinner reception this place was perfect. They don't put a ton of added fees on you, they are very flexible to work with and very accommodating. They basically let you do anything except put glitter on the floor and holes in the wall. The other feature is that for having a plan B or rain plan for your big day this place is perfect. The garden is beautiful for the ceremony but it is very easy to move everything inside. It is also worth the money, significantly less than you will find around greater Atlanta. I highly recommend this venue and the staff!

    Sent on 11/01/2016

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The Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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  • 319 W Hill St, Suite 1-A Decatur, GA, 30030 See on map
    4043700888 (Phone number)

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