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Why these Georgia sites are the 'South's best wedding venues'   

He's popped the question, and you've said "yes."

That's the easy part.

Now it's time to book the venue, taste test wedding cakes, schedule fitting appointments, create your guest list, and above all, not go beyond budget.

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For Georgia brides-to-be who don't know exactly where to start their wedding location search, national lifestyle magazine Southern Living recommends Atlanta's The Fox Theatre and Jekyll Island's Jekyll Island Club Resort as two of its top picks Down South. 

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The romantic reasons why these sites are so "I do" ideal:

The Egyptian Ballroom takes wedding celebrations into 'A Whole New World.' (Photo courtesy of The Fox Theatre/For the AJC)

Atlanta's The Fox Theatre

The stunning scenery for memorable photography. The award-winning, world-renowned event and concert venue offers a customized wedding experience of Hollywood glitz and glam. Your professional photographer can capture you and soon-to-be hubby in classic movie, starry night or drifting cloud scenes inside the theatre's auditorium or gliding across the dance floor of the column-laden Egyptian Ballroom. Couples can also take advantage of cityscape views from the Moroccan and mosaic-designed Grand Salon and Terrace.

The practical price points for intimate to extravagant ceremonies. Whether you want a private ceremony of up to 30 or space to accommodate hundreds, the Fox provides flexible fees. Its swanky suite, Landmarks Lounge, is rentable for $500 and sets the tone for an Arabian night adventure.

For more guest space, couples are looking at $2,000 to $7,500 in rental fees for either the popular Grand Salon, Egyptian Ballroom or both. And if you want to buy out the building, it's definitely possible between $20,000 to $30,000. For more details and venue alternatives, click here

The bridal bonuses to broadcast your big day publicly. Confess your love for each other to the bustling downtown streets of Atlanta by displaying a tailor-made wedding message on the Fox's signature marquee. For $200 your announcement can rotate along with current shows an hour before vows are exchanged and ending one hour afterward. Bridal parties and guests can capitalize on selfies and group memories entering the theatre's famous red carpet entrance as well.

660 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Georgia, 30308 | 404-881-2100

The Fox Theatre's auditorium is a classic location to capture starry night bridal photography. (Photo courtesy of The Fox Theatre/For the AJC)

Jekyll Island's Club Resort

The oceanfront options to create beachside bliss. Mermaid-like wedding moments are imaginable through the resort's beach pavilion venue. Surrounded by seaside sand and cool breezes, this site instantly takes everyone's breath away. The pavilion holds up to 70 guests and combines a casual ceremony with Southern sophistication. Consider seizing the natural aura and stunning sunsets by perhaps hosting your celebration at the resort's newest wedding venue, The Wharf. This darling dockside highlight affords an organic waterway and boat traveling backdrop to the outdoor occasion.

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The dreamy indoor venues for destination wedding elegance. Become whisked away into fairytale and faraway worlds from the resort's sultry inside selections. The 1930-built Villa Ospo harmonizes Italian renaissance and Spanish eclectic motifs and features a charming great room, fountain, courtyard and bare bulb lighting throughout. It accommodates up to 60 people with tent options for larger parties. The wild rose-inspired, 1904-built Cherokee Cottage is a private, Southern-styled spot for up to 50 people. This indoor/outdoor space features a main hall for the reception, front veranda for open-air gazing and Spanish moss-covered live oak trees to set the coastal-loving mood. 

Click here for resort rates. 

371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, Georgia, 31527 | 855-535-9547

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