10 Black-owned venues in Atlanta
If you want to bring diversity and inclusivity into your event, or support traditionally under represented businesses, a great way to do so is by hosting your event at an African American owned venue. They can be difficult to find because venue websites rightfully feature their space and benefits. But here are a few in the metro Atlanta area. This is not an exhaustive list and new venues are opening all the time so please check back.
Cha’le Gardens, Riverdale
Sitting on 3 acres of land in the South of Atlanta, Cha’le Gardens prides itself as the place to create lasting memories. If you are looking for an outdoor garden wedding ceremony with a pool and lakeside view then this is the place for you. Overlooking these is a ballroom for an indoor reception. Brides have also chosen this venue for being easy to find, its well-lit parking lot and attentive staff.
The Gavi Estate and Barn, Forsyth
Whether you are looking for an elopement or a wedding venue, The Gavi Estate has you covered. They call themselves the place ‘where Rustic Charm meets Southern Elegance’. There are countless photo opportunities at this venue. The most stunning sunsets and starlit skies can be found here. The Rustic Barn and the well-kept pastures provide an amazing backdrop for rustic elegance and formality pictures. An indoor wedding can cater to a maximum of 75 guests and there is an option to hire a tent for up to 200 guests. Brides have said they loved the warm treatment from staff members as well as the excellent service. Gavi also offers a virtual tour.
E Loft, Downtown Atlanta
Want an intimate wedding in the heart of the city? The 14’ wood beam ceilings and exposed brick walled E-Loft, provides a unique experience. The space can take up to 100 standing and 40 seating and the price includes chairs, tables and lounge seating. Additional items can be brought to the E Loft or you can rent more items such as linen and led uplights to make your experience even more personal. For photos you can also make use of their 8 foot boxwood (grass) wall.
Gleaming Event Hall, Cumming
High ceilings, hardwood laminate floors, ample parking, fully equipped catering prep space and bridal/dressing room are some of the features you will find at the Gleaming Event Hall. How good are you at event planning? Do you need a full service event planner? Gleaming events promises a 5 star experience for your birthday celebrations, Mitzvahs, Quinceañeras, Pujas, proms, fundraisers and more! Brides have said they loved the outgoing and people oriented owners.
Grand Royale Events Center, Decatur
This family owned venue offers a variety of spaces and room sizes. The banquet room is highlighted by tray ceilings, crown-molding, elegant light fixtures and 3 beautiful chandeliers. It is a great place to hold a wedding reception for 330 people. A separate media room opens up to this room and creates a great DJ Booth for your wedding. The bride can make use of the office suite which has its own entrance, clothing hooks, mirrors and sofas. The venue also offers a separate kitchen, bar and four other rooms to choose from. Whether you prefer to rent per hour or to purchase one of their packages, the Grand Royale Events Center aims to offer you an unforgettable experience. People have said they love it not only for the service but for the different rooms they can choose from.
The Red Door, Stone Mountain
If you want a one stop venue where you get all your catering, décor and set up services then this might just be the place for you. The Red Door offers an intimate space not just for weddings but baby showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, family brunches, business events and just about any intimate event you can think of. They offer a smooth and stress free event and one of the recurring comments by clients is that they will have another event there.
Occasions On Main Venue, Lithonia
The Occasions On Main Venue, another family owned business, invites you to bask in their unparalleled service. This historic structure has been in existence since 1852 and still has the original hard wood floors from its inception. Other features include 18-feet, beaded high ceilings adorned with (6) huge, 3 tiered, crystal chandeliers. The large entry windows offer an additional ideal photo background. This venue is a one-stop-shop offering linen, flowers, chiavari chairs, backdrop, decorating, DJ and many more rental options. They also offer these rental options even if you choose a different venue. Clients have said they loved the fact that they had someone to coordinate the event and therefore leaving them to enjoy the day hassle free.
The B Suite, Douglasville
This 1500 square foot venue located in the heart of Douglasville's charming Historic Downtown District offers an intimate experience for your exclusive event. Picture this: exposed brick walls, soaring white ceilings, wooden floors, and multiple light fixtures dangling from the ceiling to give a dreamy timeless feel. This is what you will find at The B Suite. In addition to this, large windows bring in natural light if you prefer a day time event. Built-in white bookshelves offer more options for creative décor and a great matching color of the white ceiling. The venue also has free street parking adjacent to the building and more parking within a short walk should you need it. The most recurring comment from clients is that The B Suite has an intimate atmosphere with ambience.
Posh Venue, Stockbridge
This luxury boutique venue has 1200 square feet of event space that accommodates 50 guests. On one side is a mirror wall from which a guest of honor stage protrudes while on the other is the glass entrance with white sheer curtains. The ceiling contains perfect lighting which includes chandeliers that can dim. The venue offers various packages depending on the type of event you would like to book. The wedding package includes, 8 hours: 6 event time, 2 hours of set up and take down. In this package you can also get table linen, table runner, chair covers, chair sashes, dinner ware, basic centerpiece, 2 hours rehearsal time and guest of honor chair or sofa. They also offer a bridal suite and catering as well as free parking. Clients have said they liked this venue because of the friendly and professional staff that works hard to meet the needs of their guests.
Orleangham Event Facility, Tyrone
If you are looking for a site that will provide professional wait staff, staff to greet guests, chinaware, wedding director and coordinator above the average one-stop-shop wedding services then Orleangham is the right place for you. This 5,000 sq.ft space offers a ballroom that can comfortably accommodate 130 seated guests, a party room that can hold 45 guests and a petite room with a bar area that can hold 25 guests. Guests love the aesthetically pleasing, the delicious food provided by the in house caterer Montgomery Catering and their amazing service.