These galleries represent some of our favorite galleries of Atlanta Botanical Gardens wedding photos of the many spaces and our clients’ experiences of getting married in the Garden. The Garden is one of the most amazing places to get married in the Atlanta region. It offers this perfect mix of elegance in the city, with the intimacy of a private garden party that is minutes from Midtown Atlanta. We have worked with the event staff at the Garden for 10 years and they are fun, professional, and know how to produce an amazing experience for our clients.
There are several event spaces both outside as well as inside, and typically we see client ceremonies in one of the garden spaces with a reception in Day Hall, Mershon Hall, the Hardin Visitors Center, or the Fuqua Conservatory. In our experience, anyone considering having an Atlanta Botanical Gardens wedding should consult with them as early as possible to secure their date. We have included some real weddings below as well as photos from several of the main event spaces at the Garden. If there is something you’d like to see that we have not included below, check out or blog or get in touch with us. In our experience, anyone considering having an Atlanta Botanical Garden wedding should consult with them as early as possible to secure their date.
The Rose Garden
Our favorite outdoor space is definitely the Rose Garden. In summertime the late afternoon sun is often mixed with the right amount of shade so its not too hot. The rose arbor with 21 varieties of climbing roses growing on chain swags sits on one end of the garden and a half-ellipse of elevated rose beds circle to the west toward Day hall. The views of midtown frame the whole experience and its truly an unforgettable place to have your ceremony.
Most Atlanta Botanical Gardens weddings use Day Hall to host their reception. It has recently undergone a beautiful transformation with a completely updated décor (this is the before — see below for the new ceiling & flooring). The largest event space in the Garden, it is available for diverse needs from conferences and lectures to parties and receptions. This airy hall features elegant cork floors, contemporary organic lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows. West doors open into the Mediterranean influenced Cox Courtyard while east doors lead onto Lanier Terrace, just steps away from the Levy Parterre garden.
The other main space that Atlanta Botanical Gardens weddings use for receptions is Mershon Hall. Its a beautiful, classical building with elegant lighting, bamboo floors, modern craftsman interior design and double Palladian doors leading outside. The main room is adjacent to a catering kitchen. The West doors lead onto the Levy Parterre garden and the Chihuly sculpture in the fountain. Its more airy than Day hall and feels equally like a space for an indoor or outdoor cocktail party and guests seem to flow seamlessly between indoors and the garden 12 feet away.
The Great Lawn and Fuqua Conservatory
Levy Parterre Garden & Chihuly Sculpture Fountain
The Levy parterre garden with its Dale Chihuly sculpture fountain is one of our favorite places to shoot any time of day but its truly the best at twilight.
Robinson Gazebo is a covered outdoor space off the Fuqua Conservatory, but the best part of it is seeing the twilight skyline of Piedmont Park and Midtown Atlanta.
The Cascades Garden
Leading down from the Sourwood Canopy Walk, the Cascades Garden is our favorite new spot in the Garden for celebrations. Something about the sound of flowing water and the high canopy of trees makes this space much more secluded and intimate. Our clients love it!
Hardin Visitors Center
The Hardin Visitors Center is a pretty dramatic transparent structure and begs for a great cocktail reception. Its also where we frequently photograph our client’s sendoff at the end of their celebrations.