Our Favorite Wedding Venues

February 26, 2021

Our Favorite Wedding Venues

Hey, friends! As many of you may know, 2021 and 2022 are bringing a BOOM in the wedding industry. Because of postponements in 2020 and newly-engaged couples eager to secure wedding dates, the wedding industry is seeing one of the highest spikes in demand. Brides – if we have one tip for you, it’s book your dream vendors ASAP! Before you know it, they could be booked. For vendors like ourselves (photographers and videographers), we can only serve one couple per day, so that means as soon as the date is booked, it’s gone.

To help you with your wedding planning, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite wedding venues in the Southeast! Dates are flying fast, especially for top venues & vendors, so reach out quickly! Enjoy!

1: The Swan House (Atlanta History Center) in Atlanta, GA

Featuring timeless and elegant Italian and English architecture and landscaping, the Swan House is easily one of Atlanta’s most popular and elegant luxury wedding venues. Located in the heart of Atlanta, there’s no wonder why couples choose to get married at The Swan House.

2: Meadows at Mossy Creek in Cleveland, GA

Meadows at Mossy Creek is one of Georgia’s newest and popular venues. One reason we love shooting here is the sense of family the venue’s staff shares and the amazing views. Designed by a former wedding videographer, Meadows at Mossy Creek has some of the best photo opportunities and lighting that we’ve ever seen. The walls are clean, white, and the windows are plentiful. And we can’t forget about the mountains! Your picturesque ceremony will feature the North GA Mountains behind you, and the most beautiful sunset if you time it right! You can’t go wrong with Meadows!

Meadows at mossy creek wedding
Meadows at mossy creek wedding
Wedding reception with lots of flowers at meadows at mossy creek

3: Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, GA

There’s a reason why people love having weddings at wineries, and no it’s not because of the wine (but that sure doesn’t hurt)! Inspired by the beautiful Italian Tuscan countryside, Montaluce Winery. This venue offers gorgeous rolling hills and beautiful waterscapes. It’s joyful, authentic and timeless!

We are headed to shoot a wedding here in August, but until then, enjoy these photos by some of our photog friends in the area!:

Montaluce Winery Wedding Photos

4: The Chapel on McEver in Gainesville, GA

The Chapel on McEver is a photographer’s dream. All white, lots of natural light, both modern and timeless at the same time. Located in Northeast Georgia, this is a great spot for your ceremony – with lots of options for your reception nearby (or even at the venue itself if you have a small guest count).

5: Foxhall Resort in Douglasville, GA

Foxhall Resort is a venue we’ve been interested in photographing since we started our business many years ago. We’re excited to be capturing a wedding here next month! With different backdrops ranging from equestrian stables, polo fields, lookout points, and lakeview terraces, this venue has soiree written all over it. Foxhall Resort is perfect for your wedding – whether inside or outside!

Rebecca Cerasani

6: Sea Island Resort

Located on St. Simon’s Island, Sea Island Resort is one of the top destinations in Georgia for weddings! If you’ve dreamed of getting married on the coast surrounded by the most stunning backdrop of wispy trees and luxury, this is the place! We’ve documented weddings indoors and outdoors at the Cloister, and can’t wait to go back soon to photograph more and feature their Cloister ceremony space!

The Clositer at Sea Island Resort Wedding Video

7: Your Home

Okay – we know that this blog post is all about elegant, lovely wedding venues. But..there’s no list of our favorite venues that we can’t include your home on. Getting married at you or your family’s property always holds a special meaning that a venue can never express. This is the place you made memories, both with your fiance and without. Not to mention, the potential for creativity and customization with decor is only limited by your ideas! There are no venue limitations, guest cap, sparkler/firework ban, etc. If you are considering hosting your wedding at your home, we are behind it!

Chattanooga Intimate Backyard Wedding
Augusta GA Wedding Photos
Augusta GA Wedding Photos

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading more about some of our favorite wedding venues in Atlanta and the Southeast!

View more of our blog posts here!

Michael Rizza Photography is a husband and wife wedding photography & videography team capturing timeless wedding memories in the Southeast and beyond. We photograph and document weddings in Chattanooga, Atlanta, North Georgia, and beyond. We are available to travel across the country and worldwide to document weddings as well! If you’re looking for your dream team for your wedding photography & videography, get in touch here!