Recommended by 97%
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
Rahel · Married on 09/02/2017
We loved everyone at The Mary Gay were awesome. We went over by 20 minutes and they were so accommodating.Sent on 02/11/2018
Aaron · Married on 06/17/2017
We are so happy we chose the Mary Gay house as our wedding venue. Throughout the planning process Missy was quick to respond with any questions we had. And we had a lot. The house is beautiful and the outdoor area was a perfect setting for our ceremony. The time slot available to us ( Saturday morning/afternoon) was perfect for our brunch wedding. It's a great plus that there is plenty of parking right across the street. And downtown Decatur is within walking distance.Sent on 07/11/2017
Bruce · Married on 04/01/2017
The venue was the perfect setting for our wedding day ceremony and reception. We had close to 100 guests and that seemed to be just the right fit with dancing and some tables indoors and more tables outside to enjoy the perfect spring evening. The venue is beautiful, flowers in the courtyard were blooming and it felt like too much decorating would be a bad thing!Sent on 04/15/2017
Dianne · Married on 10/02/2016
I couldn't be happier with the way our wedding day turned out at this venue! We had 100 guests with a seated dinner and space for a dance floor, and it was the perfect amount of space. We had a tent for the outdoor area and it turned out beautifully. We worked with Elizabeth and Missy and they were easy to get a hold of and gave us some great advice and ideas. We loved the cozy feel of this venue - very unique in that it doesn't feel like a grand reception hall. Parking was very easy for guests and its conveniently located close enough to the Marriot downtown.Sent on 10/16/2016
Wendy · Married on 01/29/2016
We planned our wedding from Phoenix and we had the most stress free experience. Elizabeth was an absolute pleasure to work with. Our wedding was beautiful and just perfect.Sent on 05/14/2016
They have the perfect size facility for a small wedding. We provided the set up and tear down with the help of a few friends, and our deposit was returned promptly.
We chose to hsve the ceremony outside and the reception inside. It was easy for our guests to transition easily.
We chose two food truck vendors from their list and we loved them. My husband is a chef and was not to keen on having food trucks. But we found that they werevery reasonably priced and the guests loved the food.
User4656417 · 2+ years ago
Thank goodness we chose MGH for BOTH our rehearsal dinner and wedding locaion (both ceremony and reception!) Elizabeth is a joy to work with; she's so generous with her time and resources. The venue itself is so beautiful and feels cozy like a relative's home. It's an ideal size for a 100 person event. It is easy to find for guests and offers easy parking. Many great locations on site for photography. I could go on. Great for our vintage garden wedding and casual barbecue rehearsal. Great price - AND it's a nonprofit! Amazing.Sent on 10/19/2015
Francis · Married on 10/03/2015
Absolutely beautiful venue, wonderful people to work with. Super flexible with last minute needs- including need for a rain tent and location to assemble/leave paper lanterns for bride and groom departure. Very helpful and clear with what is/is not ok to do.Sent on 12/23/2015
Jennifer · Married on 08/01/2015
We had our wedding reception at the Mary Gay House and it was outstanding. The wedding was at our church in the morning, then we came over for an indoor/outdoor fun and games reception catered by Farm Burger.Sent on 08/12/2015
I dealt mostly with Elizabeth, the main contact there. From the moment I started planning and saw the space I knew it would be excellent. Elizabeth was super easy to work with and very helpful with suggestions, timelines, organization . . . all the stuff I didn't know because I'd clearly never planned a wedding before!
The day of the wedding things went off without a hitch. Brandon was there onsite if needed, but as far as I know everything went very smoothly.
One of the best things about this space is how "warm" it is, and how little decoration is needed if that's not your thing. We just had tablecloths and lots of bunches of very colorful flowers, and it was perfect.
I would hold another even at the MGH in a heartbeat!
User5181029 · 2+ years ago
The Mary Gay House was the perfect venue for the Rehearsal Dinner and Welcome Reception for out of town guests. The House itself is beautifully restored and maintained and the outside patio is spacious. Elizabeth is wonderful to work with - very accessible and accomodating. Knowing that the rental benefits the Junior League and their work in the community was an added plus.Sent on 06/16/2015
User4389728 · 2+ years ago
Beautiful, intimate venue. It was absolutely perfect! Elizabeth could not have been more helpful, friendly, and professional. She had great advice and input. She has great working relationships with vendors. Not one complaint from me, even anything minor!Sent on 03/20/2015
User4706734 · 2+ years ago
The Mary Gay house was not only an absolutely stunning location for our reception, it was also unique, cozy, and personal. Elizabeth was a wonderful facilitator and between her and our caterers, the event was a day to remember!Sent on 01/17/2015
Brooke · Married on 09/27/2014
We had our 60-person rehearsal dinner at the Mary Gay House, and it was more lovely than I could have imagined! Elizabeth was responsive, helpful, and flexible during the planning process. We worked with a "non-preferred" caterer because of the particular kind of food we wanted to serve, and she was a great resource for them.Sent on 10/16/2014
Many of our guests were staying at the Marriott in Decatur, and they walked to the Mary Gay House. For in-town folks, there's plenty of parking across the street.
It was a beautiful night, so we used the lovely back patio for cocktails, and then came inside for dinner. We hardly decorated-- just some lanterns and candles, and it looked beautiful! The pictures are amazing. The only problem we had was that everyone was having such a good time that we didn't want to leave!
Meredith · Married on 08/09/2014
Elizabeth at the Mary Gay house was great to work with. She had lots of ideas and asked great questions that helped us think of things about the event that we may not have thought of on our own. A sign of good experience!Sent on 09/21/2014
We had almost 70 guests at our reception, and the house was just the right size. Because of weather, we were unable to use the patio (sadly!), but that would have provided more space to spread out. Being limited to the inside of the house, I felt like we maxed the space out. Our caterer was able to fold up some tables after dinner to make more room for dancing afterwards. So, they have tables for 100 at the Mary Gay house, but I wouldn't recommend planning on more than 80 guests (for a sit-down meal) there, especially if you want space to move around, mingle and dance.
User4401094 · 2+ years ago
Great service and venue. The space was perfect for a rehearsal dinner.Sent on 09/15/2014
User4145213 · 2+ years ago
I could not possibly be more pleased with my choice to hold my wedding reception at the Mary Gay House. My ceremony took place at a nearby chapel, and the Mary Gay House is very conveniently located and was easy to find even for my out-of-town guests. It also has the historic charm and traditional decor that I was looking for. During the planning process, the representatives I worked with were professional and friendly. They provided me with all kinds of details and suggestions along the way which made planning my event from out of town much easier. Coordinating with other vendors--like my caterer and florist--was also easy because the Mary Gay House already has established relationships with many local businesses. Finally, the price for the venue rental is an excellent value, especially compared to other options in the Atlanta area. There is nowhere else you can find such a historic venue with beautiful character and professional services for such a great price. I highly recommend booking an event with the Mary Gay House!Sent on 06/02/2014
Kate · Married on 04/05/2014
We loved using the Mary Gay House for our wedding because it was such a peaceful and intimate setting. It felt like we were celebrating with our closest family and friends in our own home. The beauty of the home and rich history added to the experience. We just loved it.Sent on 04/20/2014
Jamie · Married on 10/06/2013
Elizabeth was phenomenal and the site was the perfect venue for our 80 person wedding party. This day could not have gone any better, many memories for all!!! I would recommend this site and Elizabeth, especially, to anyone having an event or getting married! 5 Stars all around :)Sent on 10/10/2013
User3568532 · 2+ years ago
Our rehearsal dinner at the Mary Gay House was a great family and friend event. We found the staff very responsive and helpful with planning and suggestions. We were allowed all the time we needed to look and plan at the venue on an as many visits as we needed. The staff was also very responsive and a great help with all details the night of the rehearsal dinner before, during, and after the event. The remodeling that has taken place inside and with the patio at the Mary Gay House has created an updated, warm venue.Sent on 09/29/2013
Meghan · Married on 05/11/2013
I can not say enough good things about The Mary Gay House!! I feel in love with the venue upon site and was amazed at the service and pure friendliness! So many things can cause stress when planning/having a wedding but MGH was never a stress in fact they were more of a help in relieving stress in many situations!! Our wedding was beautiful and so much fun and I attribute a lot of that to the MGH and staff!!! I would recommend MGH to anyone for a wedding (or any function) it is beautiful (and the recent renovations are amazing)!!Sent on 09/23/2013
Victoria · Married on 06/03/2012
I swear this place is Decatur's best kept secret. I didn't know it exists till I started searching for a small venue for my wedding. Not only was the venue beautiful, but the price was amazing. I found an awesome caterer through the venue (Bodkay by Joann ) who also did my flowers for the wedding, but with the garden set up outside I didn't need much flowers. I tell everyone I know about this place. It's beautiful.Sent on 02/03/2014
stephanie · Married on 06/02/2012
Kim was awesome to work with! She even let us drop some stuff off the day before and made sure that the reception ran smoothly. Mary Gay House is so beautiful and very photogenic. The value also can't be beat in Atlanta.Sent on 06/06/2012
Sheelagh · Married on 05/19/2012
The Mary Gay House is a beautiful and affordable location for your wedding and reception of fewer than 200 guests. May is an excellent time to have a wedding here as well because there are lots of flowers blooming and you have space to bring in your own flowers to make things look even more beautiful. Parking is convenient and there is plenty of it as the church nearest to this venue allows wedding guests to use their parking lot. A tent is recommended for the outside part of the venue but this is very easy to accomplish and was set up for us the night before the wedding. All of our guests complimented our choice of venue and some even indicated that they would consider it for a future event. We appreciate how easy it was to make a reservation and how accommodating Kim Brookhart at the Mary Gay House was when we were arranging all the details.Sent on 05/29/2012
Elizabeth · Married on 03/03/2012
The Mary Gay House is a beautiful house and perfect for a wedding and reception. Kim is wonderful to work with. We highly recommend the Mary Gay House!Sent on 03/08/2012