Private Events

Events That Stand the Test of Time

On 33-acres of gardens and woodlands in the heart of Buckhead, the Atlanta History Center with its elegance, historical appeal and natural beauty offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues for weddings, corporate events, award dinners, mitzvahs, rehearsal dinners, fundraisers, lectures and other special occasions. From intimate celebrations and ceremonies to 500-person galas, host an outdoor reception in the timeless Swan House Gardens or on the rustic Smith Family Farm, witness the spectacular garden views from the Grand Overlook Ballroom or McElreath Hall, or enjoy the award-winning interactive exhibits in the Museum Atrium. With five different venues, the Atlanta History Center and Swan House Mansion offer a unique and unforgettable setting for your next event.

Swan House Gardens

Swan House Gardens

Host an unforgettable social gathering or have a memorable wedding ceremony at the historic venue setting. After your ceremony, stroll across the bridge to enjoy the elegance of the Grand Overlook ballroom for a magnificent reception.

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Grand Overlook

Grand Overlook

Enjoy a spectacular evening in the Grand Overlook ballroom featuring a barrel vaulted ceiling, Brazilian cherry-wood floors and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the illuminated wooded Quarry Garden. This well-known Atlanta event venue can host standing receptions up to 750 guests as well as seated dinners for 500 and 400 for dinner and dancing.

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Atlanta History Museum

Atlanta History Museum

Your guests can begin their evening in our recently renovated atrium then tour our award-winning exhibitions while sipping a libation and enjoying learning about Southern history. The Museum is a splendid event venue in its own respect, but can be combined with the Grand Overlook ballroom as well.

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McElreath Hall

McElreath Hall

McElreath Hall is one of our most versatile spaces where a sky-lit atrium creates a welcoming entrance for the Members Room, our boutique ballroom and the 400 seat Woodruff Auditorium. 

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Smith Family Farm

Smith Family Farm

Our 1860s farmhouse, outbuildings and period gardens have remarkably rustic overtones and charming allure. Enjoy this natural setting among the trees where your guests will experience a truly memorable, fun and historic experience.

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endless photo opportunities

endless photo opportunities

To schedule a photo shoot please contact the Private Events Department at (404) 814-4090 or at least two weeks prior to the photo shoot date.  Click on the links below to learn more.


* All photography except for the general public taking tourist snapshots without a tripod is considered a photo shoot and requires a permit.

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Personal Photo Shoots

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Margaret Mitchell House

Margaret Mitchell House

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 in which 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.

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Inquiry Form:

If you have any issues filling out the web form you can send an email to us with your event details: specialevents@atlantahistorycenter.com.

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