Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Weddings
This gorgeous Tudor mansion has such a rich history in the city of Atlanta. It was the home of the Candler family of Coca Cola fame and is listed on the National Historic Register of Places. Now, a community arts center, it's owned by Dekalb county and operated by the Callanwolde Foundation. It hosts art & dance classes, jazz concerts and is one of the most popular wedding venues in Atlanta.
Callanwolde is a very popular venue with Saturday dates booking up to a year or more in advance. Due to the historic nature of the venue, they do have preferred caterers and require a professional wedding planner with a business license for all weddings. However you are free to work with any photographer you choose.
Why I love it
The grand staircase with the large stained glass windows, the beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, the intricate ceilings, the arched doorways. What's not to love? With a great photographer, you're guaranteed beautiful photos of your wedding day.
With a 27,000 square foot mansion, greenhouse and 12 acres of grounds, there are several locations to have a wedding at Callanwolde. The Great Hall is perfect for indoor ceremonies. The Hydrangea Garden, Portico lawn and Front lawn are options for an outdoor ceremony. The front terrace and the courtyards are gorgeous locations for cocktail hour. The reception hall with draped fabric, chandeliers, and large windows is very picturesque.
With such a large venue, you'd think they host several weddings a day but they typically only host one wedding at a time.