If you and your partner are thinking of getting hitched anytime soon, consider hosting your big day right here in Atlanta.
The metro was ranked among the top cities in the country to tie the knot in personal finance website WalletHub’s 2018 list of best places to get married in America.
WalletHub analysts assessed 182 different cities, including the 150 most populated ones in the country plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state. They compared each city across three key dimensions: costs, facilities/services and activities/attraction.
Researchers examined the three dimensions using 23 relevant metrics, such as average wedding cost, venues per capita and foodie friendliness. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Kayak.com and more were collected for the ranking.
Of the 182 cities on the list, Orlando earned top honors as the ultimate place to get hitched, followed by the city notorious for spontaneous wedding plans: Las Vegas.
Atlanta came in third on the list for at least the second year in a row in WalletHub’s ranking.
Here’s how Atlanta fared:
- Overall rank: No. 3
- Costs: No. 56
- Facilities and services: No. 6
- Activities and attractions: No. 11
The city is home to some stunning wedding venues, such as the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter, Kennesaw’s The Grande or The Wimbish House.
In fact, one Midtown Atlanta venue, The Biltmore Ballrooms, was recognized as one of the best wedding venues in the country by Brides.com. The site lauded The Biltmore Ballrooms as being "over-the-top in the best way possible," with its ivy-lined garden and two gilded ballrooms.
And if you’re expanding the range to all of Georgia, the options are endless — the Jekyll Island, Savannah’s Mansion at Forsyth Park and more.
Other Georgia cities on the list include Augusta (No. 85) and Columbus (100).
- Orlando, Florida
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- New York
- Portland, Oregon