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Best outdoor wedding venues in Cobb County

Looking for the perfect outdoor wedding space in Cobb County? These venues offer a variety of settings where you can have your cake and get married too.

Marietta Educational Garden Center (505 Kennesaw Ave. NW, Marietta, GA 30060) – Tucked into 3.5 acres is an antebellum estate that offers indoor and outdoor wedding options just off Marietta Square. Rental of the property includes all-day access and the ability to use both the house and grounds for your celebration.

Catering: Catering from the vendor of your choice is permitted and the venue has a list of recommended vendors.
Alcohol: Alcohol is permitted.
Bridal Suite: Bridal Suite with a balcony is available as is a private space for the groom and groomsmen.
Cost: See price list and fees page.

The Grande at Kennesaw (3030 N. Main St. NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144) – Boasting two outdoor ceremony spots, the property is made up of a historic home and grounds on a 2.5-acre estate. Two packages are available to choose from to make your wedding planning easy.

Catering: On-site catering is available. 
Alcohol: Packages include numerous open bar options.
Bridal Suite: Bridal Suite with a balcony is available as is a private space for the groom and groomsmen.
Cost: $4,500-plus, see price lists on package pages.

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The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain (1127 White Circle NW, Marietta, GA 30060) – Large trees shade the outdoor garden of The Gardens providing a serene space for your nuptials. After your outdoor ceremony, move to the pavilion for the party.

Catering: On-site catering is available.
Alcohol: Full bar service is available. The wedding party may also provide their own beverages for a fee.
Bridal Suite: Changing rooms are available for the bride, groom and wedding party.
Cost: A number of packages are available.

The Whitlock Inn (57 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GA 30064) – Floor plans for up to 400 guests that include outdoor space and a historic home make this downtown Marietta destination a classic option for your event.

Catering: The Whitlock Inn has a culinary team ready to customize a menu for you. A wedding cake is included in the package but can be subtracted if you prefer to use an outside vendor.
Alcohol: The wedding party is allowed to provide their own alcohol.
Bridal Suite: A changing room is available from two hours before your event through the length of the event when the ceremony is on-site.
Cost: Inquire with the venue for pricing.

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Smith-Gilbert Gardens (2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152) – Let 3,000 species of plants be the backdrop of your special day. The Gardens' most popular wedding spots are the Rose Garden and the Perennial Garden. Not only will your guests be able to attend your wedding, they'll also be able to explore the grounds free of charge.

Catering: There is no on-site catering available. Outside catering is welcome.
Alcohol: Alcohol may be served on the premises. When alcohol is served, the city requires an off-duty Kennesaw police officer to be on-site at the rate of $40 per hour with a four hour minimum.
Bridal Suite: A touch-up room is available on-site.
Cost: Ceremony only, $800-plus, ceremony and reception, $1700-plus (10 percent discount for Kennesaw residents and city employees)

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