- Kelly Sundstrom For the AJC
Spring is coming, and so are your plans for a stunning wedding to remember.
From picking out flowers to saying "I do," you want your Atlanta wedding to truly express how you feel about each other and embellish your love. But a wedding is more than just the bride and groom − it's a blending of two families into one.
Show your families just how important they are to your union with a memorable rehearsal dinner at one of these top-rated Atlanta locations.
Maggiano's Little Italy Perimeter. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 877-369-4995. www.maggianos.com.
Inside the 1940's Italian-themed rooms at Maggiano's Little Italy you'll feel as though you've stepped back in time, but with every modern amenity you could ask for at your rehearsal dinner. Their five private rooms can accommodate 10 to 300 guests, who will enjoy the family-style dining with homemade, generous portions. This traditional experience encourages conversation and allows any formal event to feel warm and relaxed.
Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta. 1775 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 770-923-1775. www.sonesta.com.
Sonesta can cater to your every rehearsal dinner whim, whether you're looking for a smaller gathering or elaborate gala. With three lavish ballrooms that can accommondate between 20 and 500 guests, you'll appreciate the elegant decor and high level of service at this Duluth location.
Little Gardens. 3571 Lawrenceville Highway NW, Lawrenceville. 770-923-3434. www.magicweddingvenues.com.
If you're looking for an absolutely gorgeous outdoor rehearsal dinner location within the Perimeter, you just can't match Little Gardens in Lawrenceville. With a 50 to 300 person capacity, your guests will be surrounded by an enchanting garden, waterfall Koi pond and garden bridge perfect for pictures.
St. Regis Atlanta. 88 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-563-7900. www.stregisatlanta.com.
From crystal chandeliers and lush greenery, to exquisite furnishings and art, St. Regis Atlanta offers a rehearsal dinner space filled with pure elegance and finery. Accommodating up to 690 dinner guests, St. Regis Atlanta is the perfect choice for couples looking for a sophisticated location for their event.
Primrose Cottage. 674 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. 770-594-2299. www.magicweddingvenues.com.
If a historical rehearsal dinner is more your thing, Primrose Cottage in Roswell offers couples a breathtaking experience in an Antebellum mansion dating to 1839. Their ballroom with garden views has a 300 guest capacity.
Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill. 85 Mill St., Building B, Roswell. 770-518-9220. www.eventscatering.com.
A highlight your wedding rehearsal dinner with a true piece of Georgia history. Holding your rehearsal dinner in Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill means that you'll have access to its beautiful windows and balconies, picturesque covered bridge perfect for photos and delicious cuisine. With a capacity between 150 and 450 guests, you'll have plenty of room to serve a larger dinner parties.
The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain. 1127 White Circle NW, Marietta. 770-396-5361. www.gardensatkennesaw.com.
Surrounded by 100-year-old oaks and stunning greenery, The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain offers couples use of an open-air pavilion, 19th-century Hunt House and Grand Ballroom. Hold a quintessentially Southern rehearsal dinner at this park location that can accommodate up between 150 and 200 guests.
5 Seasons Restaurant & Brewery Westside. 1000 Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-875-3232. www.5seasonsbrewing.com.
At 5 Seasons Restaurant & Brewery Westside, your guests will enjoy local, organic ingredients and award-winning craft beers throughout your rehearsal dinner. You'll have a selection of private rooms to choose from, with a capacity of 500 for larger parties.
Heritage Sandy Springs. 6110 Bluestone Road, Atlanta. 404-851-9111. www.heritagesandysprings.org.
Your dreams of a memorable rehearsal dinner will come true at Heritage Sandy Springs, which offers couples lush gardens, elegant cuisine and perfect picture opportunities at their gazebo and covered terrace. This historic location accommodates up to 300 guests.
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