Industrial wedding venues in Atlanta, Georgia are the newest on-trend wedding locations. We love how these spaces combine a historic and rustic feel, with exposed wood and brick, with a modern edge. Fortunately, some of the best wedding venues in Atlanta have an industrial-chic vibe, from art galleries to converted train depots and factory spaces, and much more.
Check out the top industrial wedding venues in Atlanta and learn more about this unique venue trend.
The Cotton Warehouse
Located just 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta in Monroe, Georgia, this 130-year-old warehouse is one of the top industrial wedding venues in the Atlanta area. A multiyear Couples’ Choice Award winner, The Cotton Warehouse offers outdoor garden space for ceremonies, and a super-cool, 6,000 square foot indoor space for receptions, featuring exposed brick and wood beams. We love the historic meets contemporary feel of this venue, as well as the in-house catering and floral design to make your planning experience a breeze. The Cotton Warehouse can host up to 350 guests for a wedding.
If you’re looking for an industrial wedding venue located in Atlanta with amazing views of the Downtown and Midtown Atlanta skylines, you’ll love Upstairs Atlanta. This venue is actually the former Eastman Kodak Co. film processing plant and, though it’s been refurbished, maintains that historic Southern charm. With 16-foot wood beam ceilings, exposed brick, and concrete floors, this space can host up to 125 seated guests, or 200 for a cocktail-style reception. Along with the 3,000 square feet of indoor space, there’s also a 1,100 square foot partially-covered patio for your guests to enjoy. Beer lovers will rejoice in knowing that there’s a concrete slab bar with a six-tap beer dispenser at this Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue. This is also a popular space for other special events, like rehearsal dinners.
The GA Freight Depot
It might seem a little funny that former train depots are among the most popular Atlanta wedding venues, but it’s totally true—and for good reason! The GA Freight Depot offers 12,000 square feet of event space, and can accommodate weddings of up to 1,300 guests. There are several rooms to choose from, but our favorite is the industrial-chic Freight Room, with its brick walls, concrete floors, barn doors, and 18-foot ceilings. This downtown Atlanta space (first constructed in 1869) can host both ceremonies and receptions for a truly unique wedding that your guests will love.
Live Wire Athens
Athens Is a popular spot for weddings (especially for UGA alums!), and this music venue is one of the coolest spaces in the city. You can host your ceremony in the outdoor courtyard, cocktail hour in The Parlor, and your reception inside Robertson Hall. And because this is a well-equipped music venue, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and lighting design here. Couples rave about the helpful staff and unique rustic-meets-industrial space, which can accommodate up to 500 guests.
A newcomer to the Atlanta industrial venue scene, this Chamblee events facility offers three different rooms to accommodate up to 500 guests. There’s the Factory Floor, a 5,600 square foot space with 18-foot ceilings—an ideal blank canvas to make your special day décor dreams come true. The Showroom, with room for 150 guests, overlooks the outdoor garden, and The Workshop can host 100 guests.
Ambient + Studio
One of the criteria to an ideal industrial wedding venue in Atlanta is that it photographs well. Well, this Atlanta wedding venue was actually designed by a photographer so you know that it’s going to look amazing in your pics. Natural light abounds here, and you’ll love the “blank slate” feel where you can add your own décor or highlight the minimalist vibe. There are four different spaces to choose from, including Stage 1, which offers 10,000 square feet of room, as well as hardwood floors, exposed brick, and large factory windows. Ambient + Studio can host weddings of up to 300 guests, and offers several customizable packages to accommodate couples of any budget. You can also rent tables, chairs, even a ping pong table, to help personalize your wedding day.
The Event Gallery at King Plow Arts Center
Art lovers will swoon over this turn-of-the-century renovated warehouse in the Westside neighborhood, near Downtown and Midtown Atlanta. The venue can accommodate up to 800 guests and offers a spacious open floor plan, 30-foot ceilings, and lots of natural light. Contemporary artwork adorns the walls, and the exposed brick gives the space an industrial feel. Bold Catering & Design serves as the in-house event team, working to make your vision come to life and providing catering, floral design, rentals, lighting, and more.
Conservatory at Waterstone
Located in Downtown Acworth, this Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue is ideal for couples who want an easy and stress-free planning process. Packages include catering, flowers, cake, and more, along with this industrial-chic historic venue, with its wrought iron, hardwood, and brick décor. There’s an outdoor garden for ceremonies, and a unique indoor space for receptions to accommodate up to 300 guests. Couples rave about the helpful staff, delicious food, and more.
The Cotton Gin at Mill Creek
Located about 45 minutes outside of Atlanta, this 1900s industrial mill in Hiram, Georgia, is a venue that combines a historic feel with modern amenities. You’ll love the water wheels throughout the property, the wooden details, and the onsite catering. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue features both indoor and outdoor wedding spaces for ceremonies and receptions, as well as lots of pretty photo backdrops.
Located in Athens, Graduate Athens combines the convenience of a hotel venue with the unique vibe of an industrial wedding space. Your guests will love staying on site, and you’ll love the not-your-typical-ballroom event space, with exposed brick, wood beams, and adjoining terrace. You can also rent The Foundry, the hotel’s highly-regarded live music venue, which can host 160 guests for a seated reception. There’s also a covered pavilion, ideal for ceremonies.
This former mill is a unique, rustic-chic space for weddings. With space for up to 400 guests, you’ll find a 25,000 square foot deck overlooking Vickery Creek for ceremonies and cocktail hours, and ample indoor space for receptions. The two reception rooms, the Vickery Room and the Brookside Room, both offer floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and Edison bulb lights. You’ll also love that this venue is all-inclusive, providing food, rentals, wedding ceremony décor and more.
Roswell Historic Cottage
This wedding venue in Historic Roswell combines a classic and elegant feel with an industrial vibe—and is certainly one of the best wedding venues in the Atlanta area. With space for 340 guests, you’ll love the high ceilings, exposed brick walls and hardwood floors, as well as the crystal chandeliers for that upscale look. This ample indoor space is the perfect place for weddings year-round.