This Midtown campus of the Atlanta History Center is the birthplace of Gone With the Wind, is listed on the National Register for Historic Sites and includes the Apartment Margaret Mitchell penned her famous novel, two lawns and the Commercial Row event space. This versatile event venue is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, award dinners, lectures and presentations, fundraisers, birthdays, graduation celebrations and mitzvahs, or any other special occasion.
Margaret Mitchell House & Lawns
Discover the picturesque ambiance of this unique urban setting listed on the National Register for Historic Sites. The three story Tudor revival home, which includes the apartment Margaret Mitchell wrote her best-selling novel, contains four intimate parlor rooms and one event room on two floors with covered porches and balconies, and is surrounded by manicured lawns. From backyard BBQs to black tie affairs, the Margaret Mitchell House promises a memorable event. Enjoy the whole Gone With the Wind experience and invite your guests to explore exhibitions as well as Margaret Mitchell’s Crescent Avenue apartment, which she affectionately nicknamed “The Dump.”
Commercial Row, a historic retail building, is a large space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with an open loft feel and exposed ceiling beams. This room can be transformed to fit even the most creative event themes. Don’t let the name misguide you, your event here will be anything other than commercial.
Daytime Rentals - Third Floor (Windsor Parlors & Crescent Room) or Commercial Row
- $600, Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- $2,000 for 8 hours including setup and cleanup time
- Peachtree Parlors: 50 standing, 42 seated
- Windsor Parlors: 50 stading, 42 seated
- Crescent Room: 50 standing, 42 seated
- Commercial Row: 150 standing, 140 seated, 100 wedding reception, 150 lecture seating, 55 classroom
- Upper Lawn: 300 standing, 250 seated
- Lower Lawn: 200 standing, 150 seated
- 125 banquet chairs (interior use only)
- 100 black metal folding chairs
- 7 six-foots, 7 eight-foots, 3 four-foots, 8 thirty-six inch round high boys and 14 forty-eight inch round tables
- Podium, stage and microphones in Commercial Row
- 1 block from MARTA train station; parking decks nearby
- Times include setup and cleanup
- Outdoor lighting may be desired for evening rentals, limited power is available.
Apartment & Exhibitions
Enjoy the whole Gone With the Wind experience and invite your guests to explore our exhibitions as well as Margaret Mitchell’s Crescent Avenue apartment, which she affectionately nicknamed “The Dump.” The historic space where Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind provides an apt setting to understand her motives for writing the novel and learn about the lifestyle of the author and her husband, John Marsh, in 1920s Atlanta. The exhibition Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character presents the aspiring writer through her girlhood writings, Mitchell’s career as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal newspaper, how the popularity of the book affected her life, and the philanthropy that characterized her later years.
On the second floor of the house you can see Stars Fall on Atlanta: The Premiere of Gone With the Wind, which highlights events and people in Atlanta surrounding the world premiere in December 1939. The display shows Atlanta’s excitement over the arrival of the stars of Gone With the Wind and the debut of the motion picture at Loew’s Grand Theatre.
Across the lower lawn in the movie exhibit we have The Making of a Film Legend: Gone With the Wind exhibition details the transformation of Gone With the Wind from a best-selling novel to a film classic and features the movie’s original doorway to Tara.
At least 2 docents at $100 each are required and can be available for up to two hours during your evening event. The gift shop staffing is complimentary when the apartment is open in the evening.