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A Guide to the Best Wedding Venues in Atlanta


Do you have the big day coming up soon? Are you looking for the perfect new wedding venue to host your event?

On your wedding day, you don't want to skimp out on anything. This day only happens once, so you want to make it all count.

If you're wondering what makes the best wedding venues, this guide is for you! We'll discuss everything you need to consider when you pick a wedding venue. Read on to learn more!

Plenty of Space

For starters, you need somewhere that has plenty of space for you and your guests. The last thing you want is to be squished into a venue. This is especially true when you want to have a lot of people at your wedding.

You want to make sure that there is room for your guests to dance and move around to talk to people they haven't seen in a while. You also want to be able to talk to people that you haven't seen in a while! This is your big day and you should be able to spend it moving around freely, not feeling constricted to one space all night.

In addition to space for people to hang out and mingle at the wedding, you also need ample space for tables, chairs, and a bar. Your guests will want to hang out at the bar, so you want to make sure there is space around that area, too. You may even want a few tables and chairs in that area of the venue as well.

Dressing Rooms and Bathrooms

One thing you may not immediately consider when choosing a wedding venue is that you should have dressing rooms and bathrooms readily available.

The dressing rooms are a must for the bridal party and the groomsmen to get ready before the pictures. This should be comfortable as well for you to spend all morning in before the wedding.

The bathrooms need to have ample space, as guests will be in and out of the restrooms all night since they are with you for a long period of time.

Parking Options

Many people will choose to drive to the wedding. If public transportation isn't an option, or they don't want to take a ride share to pay the extra bucks, there needs to be a place where people can easily find parking.

The last thing you want is people strolling into the ceremony late because they couldn't find parking in time.

While many places may have street parking, you should find a venue that has a lot of parking space. A parking garage or a parking lot would be a plus so that those who are attending your wedding will be able to park with ease.

Great Photo Background Options

You will always want to remember this day, and your guests will also want to remember your big day as well!

To do that, you should make sure that there is a place in the venue that has a great background for photos to be taken.

Even if you have a blank wall, you can add in something that would make it a great spot for photos.

Hiring a wedding photographer to help out in this area is never a bad idea.

Close to Accommodations

If you have a lot of guests, especially a lot of out-of-town guests, you need to have a wedding venue that is close to accommodations for your guests to stay after the big night is over.

While the hotels do not have to be within walking distance (although that would be a bonus), they should be a quick drive or ride-share away!

The West Venue is in the heart of Atlanta. Although it is not directly downtown, there are many areas around that would be perfect to send your overnight guests to without being in the bustling downtown area.

Freedom to Decorate How You Please

When you pick a venue for your wedding, you don't want to leave the venue barren. You'll definitely want to decorate the wedding venue as you please.

Here are a few things that you may want to include in your decor:

  • Small lights and larger illuminated signs or letters

  • Chandelier lighting

  • Adding floral backdrops to the walls or any wall art for photos

  • Decor that matches the season, like fall floral arrangements for a fall wedding

  • Garlands and table flower arrangements

There are so many different options you can choose for how to decorate a wedding. However, you want to ensure that you are able to decorate the space when you rent it out.

At the West Venue, you can rent out the Lounge or the Event Hall - both of which you can decorate!

Best Wedding Venues in Atlanta: The West Venue

If you are looking for the best wedding venues in Atlanta, look no further than the West Venue!

The West Venue has everything you could possibly want - and more!

The event hall and lounge both have ample space for people (and a bar or two). The event hall can fit around 300 people and the lounge can fit about 250 people for the wedding event. There are large bathrooms and dressing rooms for the two parties to get ready before the wedding takes place.

If you are ready to choose the best place for your wedding in Atlanta, reach out to us today so we can discuss your event!

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