If you’re on the hunt for the perfect wedding venue in Atlanta, let me introduce you to the enchanting Swan House wedding venue. The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center is a dreamy wedding destination, combining history, beauty, and charm. With its scenic gardens and majestic mansion, it offers an unforgettable setting for your special day. Whether you’re envisioning an outdoor ceremony or an indoor reception, the Swan House has it all. As an Atlanta wedding photographer I’ll guide you through everything you need to know when considering a Swan House wedding including photos, cost, tips and more.

Swan House at Atlanta History Center. Engaged Couple poses outside of swan house

A Breathtaking Venue

The Atlanta History Center Swan House, an Atlanta based wedding venue, is located in the historic Buckhead neighborhood at 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. The estate spans 33 acres, featuring not only the splendid 1928 mansion but also meticulously maintained gardens that will leave you in awe. Even if you’re not planning a wedding, I highly recommend a visit to soak in the stunning scenery.

Why Choose Swan House?

Here’s what makes Swan House so special:

  1. Captivating Vows: Imagine saying “I do” amidst the charming Swan House Gardens, with the elegant 1928 mansion as your backdrop. It’s the perfect spot for an al fresco cocktail hour too!
  2. Grand Overlook Ballroom: The sought-after Grand Overlook ballroom will leave your guests in awe. Its barrel-vaulted ceiling, Brazilian cherrywood floors, and wall of windows offering views of the Quarry Gardens create an unforgettable setting.
  3. Complete Experience: Swan House weddings include access to the Atlanta History Center Museum, featuring award-winning permanent and traveling exhibits. You can even host your reception and rehearsal dinner here, ensuring an all-in-one experience.
Bride and Groom walk up the grand stairs of the Swan House.

Why You’ll Love This Place

Imagine saying your vows in the lush Swan House Gardens, with the mansion’s timeless elegance as your backdrop. The Grand Overlook ballroom is another sought-after gem, boasting a barrel-vaulted ceiling, Brazilian cherrywood floors, and panoramic windows offering your guests a view of the Quarry Gardens. Hosting your reception and rehearsal dinner here adds an extra touch of grandeur.

Bride and groom face each other in front of the swan house

Let’s Talk Cost

The Swan House offers flexibility to suit different budgets and preferences. Rental fees range from $8,500 to $12,500, depending on the day, time, and space you reserve. The food and beverage minimum ranges from $2,500 to $5,500, based on the day of the week and time of the year. While they have preferred catering options, you can choose your own caterer for an additional fee of $3,500 if they’re not on the approved list. No doubt about it that your wedding will be top notch.

Ceremonies and Reception Spaces

For your dream wedding ceremony, consider the Fountain Side of the Swan House with its stunning estate as the backdrop. Alternatively, the charming Olguita’s Garden is a year-round blooming haven, perfect for intimate celebrations.

As for the reception, you can enjoy it on the column side of Swan House, relishing the extraordinary ambiance. For those who prefer indoor options, the Grand Overlook Ballroom at the Atlanta History Center is an excellent choice.

Groom dips bride and she throws her bouquet in the air at the Atlanta History Center Swan House.

Contact Me for Your Swan House Wedding

I can’t wait to be part of your journey and capture the joy and love of your wedding day. Reach out to me through my inquiry form to start planning your Swan House wedding photography. I’m excited to create timeless images that will bring a smile to your face for years to come!

P.S. View my portfolio here to see more of my wedding photography.

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