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For Spring, Six Unique Atlanta Venues For Gettin' Hitched

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The joyous rapture of spring in Atlanta is enough to make anybody do something a little impetuous — like tying the knot. The metro region offers a bounty of unique wedding venues, ranging from dollhouse chapels to former department stores. With that diversity in mind, we've scouted the most beautiful, historic, and/or weird spots in Atlanta for a springtime wedding. Come, but don't forget the antihistamines.


— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Jonathan Carnright

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1. The Marianna

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292 Moreland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

The Marianna (aka the Kriegshaber House, aka the Wrecking Bar) has been many things in its 113-year history, but now the name of the game is brewpub in the basement, events facility up top. It's the best of best worlds: mouthwatering local brew and a restoration that'll charm your garter off.

2. Dekalb County Courthouse

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101 East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030

Before Dekalb County's government occupied its current Modernist slab, it was housed in a much more genteel courthouse that's now a beautiful events venue. Gorgeous original detailing abounds, and the hot Decatur restaurant scene promises a load of yummy reception options.

3. The Summerour

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409 Bishop Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318

You might have noticed the pseduo-Tuscan villa rising above the train tracks behind Atlantic Station. No, you're not having another case of the crazies - it's actually the studio of architect Keith Summerour, as well as a stunning events space. A 1920s warehouse has been transformed through the magic of good design into a little slice of Italy, complete with a replica of Michelangelo's Laurentian Library staircase.

4. Callanwolde Estate

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980 Briarcliff Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

Coca-Cola money has produced some of Atlanta's more notable homes, and the Callanwolde Estate in Druid Hills in no exception. Fine woods, stained glass, bronze and a whole other slew of niceties make for a dramatic, almost spooky atmosphere. Did we mention the 12 acres of estate grounds which are sure to be heaven in a month or two?

5. Oakland Cemetery

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248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312

Speaking of spooky, you don't have to be goth to think a wedding at Oakland Cemetery would seriously rock. Well, okay, owning at least one Cure album wouldn't hurt. If you really think about it, the place is one big garden, complete with historic statuary and surreal skyline views. Passing MARTA trains only up the gritty authenticity.

6. The Trolley Barn

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963 Edgewood Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

The Trolley Barn opened way back in 1889 to house Atlanta's first electric streetcars. These days, it functions as a cool, cozy event space, where weddings can book out all summer long.

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1. The Marianna

292 Moreland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

The Marianna (aka the Kriegshaber House, aka the Wrecking Bar) has been many things in its 113-year history, but now the name of the game is brewpub in the basement, events facility up top. It's the best of best worlds: mouthwatering local brew and a restoration that'll charm your garter off.

292 Moreland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

2. Dekalb County Courthouse

101 East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030

Before Dekalb County's government occupied its current Modernist slab, it was housed in a much more genteel courthouse that's now a beautiful events venue. Gorgeous original detailing abounds, and the hot Decatur restaurant scene promises a load of yummy reception options.

101 East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030

3. The Summerour

409 Bishop Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318

You might have noticed the pseduo-Tuscan villa rising above the train tracks behind Atlantic Station. No, you're not having another case of the crazies - it's actually the studio of architect Keith Summerour, as well as a stunning events space. A 1920s warehouse has been transformed through the magic of good design into a little slice of Italy, complete with a replica of Michelangelo's Laurentian Library staircase.

409 Bishop Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. Callanwolde Estate

980 Briarcliff Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

Coca-Cola money has produced some of Atlanta's more notable homes, and the Callanwolde Estate in Druid Hills in no exception. Fine woods, stained glass, bronze and a whole other slew of niceties make for a dramatic, almost spooky atmosphere. Did we mention the 12 acres of estate grounds which are sure to be heaven in a month or two?

980 Briarcliff Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

5. Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312

Speaking of spooky, you don't have to be goth to think a wedding at Oakland Cemetery would seriously rock. Well, okay, owning at least one Cure album wouldn't hurt. If you really think about it, the place is one big garden, complete with historic statuary and surreal skyline views. Passing MARTA trains only up the gritty authenticity.

248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312

6. The Trolley Barn

963 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

The Trolley Barn opened way back in 1889 to house Atlanta's first electric streetcars. These days, it functions as a cool, cozy event space, where weddings can book out all summer long.

963 Edgewood Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307