Guardian Works is one of Atlanta’s hottest new industrial wedding venues. With exposed brick walls, large windows, and modern amenities, it’s the perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary style. As an Atlanta wedding photographer, I’ve shot many weddings at Guardian Works and want to share everything a bride needs to know for their big day.

outside of Guardian Works wedding venue

The Venue

Guardian Works is located in the trendy Westside neighborhood, close to the Beltline’s new westside trail. The space includes two large indoor rooms with tall ceilings, plus a large outdoor patio and lawn area. With room for up to 250 guests, it’s one of the larger wedding venues in Atlanta.

The exposed brick and large windows give Guardian Works a modern industrial vibe. The venue provides tables, chairs, and lighting, but the raw space also allows you to add your own creative touches. One of my favorite spots for portraits is the courtyard.

Wedding party table at reception space.

Ceremony & Reception

Most couples host their ceremony in the back room with brick walls and sunlight streaming through the windows. For large guest counts, the ceremony can also be held on the spacious lawn.

Cocktail hour is often held outside on the patio. The indoor space works beautifully for receptions with plenty of room for dinner, dancing, and other activities. One advantage of Guardian Works is having your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one location.

Bride and groom laugh as they cut wedding cake

Tips for Photos at Guardian Works

Guardian Works offers amazing backdrops for wedding photos. Here are my top tips:

  • Use the window light and brick walls for romantic portraits. The lush hanging ivy is also gorgeous.
  • Capture wide shots of the venue to highlight the modern industrial vibe.
  • Take photos on the Beltline just outside for urban scenes.
  • For creative reception shots, use sparklers at night against the brick exterior.
  • If construction is visible, consider draping the patio for a clean background during cocktail hour.

Guardian Works Wedding Cost

Pricing starts at $4,000 Monday through Thursday, $8,500 on Fridays, and $11,500 on Saturdays. Sundays and holiday weekends are $5,000. Additional fees apply for ceremonies on the lawn. Contact Guardian Works for full pricing and availability.

Atlanta wedding photographer smiles with bride and groom

Atlanta Wedding Photographer

With its versatile space and cool vibe, Guardian Works is one of my favorite Atlanta wedding venues. As an Atlanta wedding photographer I’ve had a ton of experience photographing weddings at this beautiful location. Feel free to reach out if you need any advice for planning your Guardian Works wedding photography!

Guardian Works Wedding Photos

Bride and groom walks down the wedding aisle as they hold hands
Groom holds bride's dress as they walk together
Groom holds bride's chin and kisses her cheek.
Close up of bride holding wedding bouquet.
Bride and groom hold each other as they look at each other.
Bride cheers during toast
bubble exit
bride touches grooms chest as they leave Guardian works wedding venue. They have a bubble exit.

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