Why Atlanta is one of the best US cities for your wedding

Georgia’s capital is No. 1 for venues and event spaces, according to WalletHub analysis

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6 amazing venues to hold your Georgia wedding

December is the most popular month to get engaged, so there are a lot of couples in Atlanta now thinking about where to hold their ceremony.

Lucky for them, they live in one of the best cities in the United States to have a wedding, according to personal finance website WalletHub.

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To help the newly engaged find the best place to get hitched, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across three key dimensions: costs, facilities and services, and activities and attractions. Within those three dimensions, WalletHub analyzed 27 relevant metrics, from photo booth rental to weather. Each metric was graded on a 100 point score, with 100 being the best.

The best city is home to the happiest place on Earth. Orlando, Florida, came out on top with a score of 72.15. In last place was Pearl City, Hawaii, with a score of just 7.89.

Château Élan Winery and Resort is a beautiful location for an outdoor wedding.

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Credit: Courtesy of Château Élan Winery and Resort

Atlanta claimed the No. 4 spot, scoring 64.32.

In the three dimensions, Atlanta ranked:

  • Costs: No. 54
  • Facilities and services: No. 7
  • Activities and attractions: No. 13

Within those dimensions, the city finished:

  • 72nd – average wedding cost
  • 35th – wedding chapels anc churches per capita
  • 86th – event planners per capita
  • 6th – bridal shops per capita
  • 8th – flower Shops per capita
  • 1st – venues and event spaces per capita
  • 19th – number of attractions
  • 4th – hotels per capita
  • 16th – musicians and DJs per capita
  • 8th – videographers and photographers per capita
The Egyptian Ballroom in the Fox Theatre  takes wedding celebrations into 'A Whole New World.'

Credit: Photo courtesy of The Fox Theatre

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Credit: Photo courtesy of The Fox Theatre

Atlanta's top ranking for wedding venues should surprise no one, considering we have the Fox TheatreSwan HouseWimbish House and Rhodes Hall, just to name a few locations.

Last year, Green Wedding Shoes named the Ruins at Barnsley Resort one of the "coolest" places to have a wedding. The venue is about an hour northwest of Atlanta.

And Brides.com named the Biltmore Ballrooms one of the best places in the country to have a wedding.

Atlanta, which was also ranked No. 4 last year, isn't the only Georgia city to appear on WalletHub's ranking.

Augusta finished No. 72, with a score of 48.15, and Columbus came in at No. 94, with a score of 44.85. Both cities improved their ranking over last year, when they were 87th and 115th, respectively.

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