Small Wedding Venues in Georgia Full of Sweet Southern Charm

From darling Savannah homes to coastline ceremonies, you'll love these Georgia venues for an intimate wedding.
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Jacqueline Mann
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Jacqueline Mann
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  • Jacqueline writes articles for The Knot Worldwide that cover an array of wedding-related topics.
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Updated Mar 29, 2023

The Peach State isn't short on historic charm, Southern hospitality or romance. If you're planning a wedding with around 50 of your closest loved ones, you may be lucky enough to book one of these small wedding venues in Georgia. Say your vows at a turn-of-the-century home in Savannah, surrounded by lush gardens at an outdoor venue or beachside on the coast. If you want to expand your search, hop over to The Knot Marketplace to find all of the vendors and venues you need for your wedding.

No matter where you host your small wedding, it's comforting to know the people who matter most will be right there celebrating alongside you. For an intimate setting for your ceremony and reception, check out our favorite venues for a small wedding in Georgia.

The Gingerbread House in Savannah, Georgia

Located in Savannah's historic district is one of the sweetest wedding venues you've ever seen. The Gingerbread House is easy to spot from its Steamboat Gothic architecture, gingerbread arches and welcoming front porch. Built in 1899, it's the epitome of Southern charm and historic elegance.

The Gingerbread House has room for up to 50 guests for a ceremony and reception. The interior includes a ballroom with a solid oak bar, high-vaulted ceilings in the dining and living rooms, a conservatory and antique furnishings that date back to the home's original era. The outdoor courtyard is home to delightful gardens and is a lovely location to host your ceremony. The venue also sleeps up to ten guests in its charming upstairs bedrooms.

Le'Chosewood Oasis in Atlanta, Georgia

Make this private home's stunning oasis yours for a day. Whether you get married poolside or in its designer-decorated indoor space, Le'Chosewood Oasis offers a chic and casual setting in East Atlanta. At the Poolside Vista, say "I do" by the saltwater pool, sip on cocktails under the cedarwood-covered patio and delight in an intimate candlelight dinner for your reception. This open-air space also features a hot tub, grill, outdoor heaters and a fire pit perfect for making s'mores. The Poolside Vista can accommodate up to 30 seated guests.

If you prefer to host your wedding indoors, the Glass View Room offers an intimate ambiance with views of the pool and outdoor landscaping. Dine with up to 20 of your closest family and friends among an indoor fireplace, a sculptural glass chandelier and bright and warm neutral tones.

Beachview Bed & Breakfast in Tybee Island, Georgia

Marry your partner with waves crashing behind you and host your reception at the historic inn at Beachview Bed & Breakfast. Located on the south end of Tybee Island and just 1 block from the beach, this lovely B&B is ideal for the Georgia couple who love the ocean. Gather your group of up to 50 to celebrate your wedding day events at this small wedding venue in Georgia.

Beachview Bed & Breakfast has a wedding pavilion with tongue and groove wood, teak floors, beautiful chandeliers and a central porch for social gatherings. Soak up some pre-wedding relaxation at the in-house spa with saunas, a steam room and massage therapists. Guests who stay overnight at the B&B are treated to a gourmet breakfast the next morning.

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The Whitman Savannah in Savannah, Georgia

This gorgeous mansion wedding venue was built in 1895 and renovated in 2013 to retain its Victorian features while adding modern amenities. The Whitman Savannah overlooks Forsyth Park and is located in the town's historic district. It boasts many indoor and outdoor event spaces that can accommodate up to 60 guests. Say your wedding vows on one of the quaint verandas surrounded by green lawns and a lush botanical garden. Additional outdoor areas include an outdoor kitchen and fireplace and provide the perfect setting for receptions and cocktail hour. Inside the mansion are ballrooms, dressing suites and overnight accommodations for up to 14 guests. Reception areas have plenty of room for seated guests, a dance floor and live entertainment.

Lake & Local in Greensboro, Georgia

You won't have trouble finding great photo op locations among the lavish gardens at Lake & Local. The venue's stunning Gathering Garden is home to native Georgia plants including lush palms and black bamboo. Lake & Local's small wedding venue in Georgia is located in downtown Greensboro and has room for up to 50 guests.

Host your wedding on the spacious patio with its cozy and welcoming vibe. It features a brick backdrop that is adorned with Edison lights. The 400-square-foot Statham Room can accommodate up to 30 guests and offers garden access. It can serve as a place for catering, additional seating or an indoor option during inclement weather.

Nick's Westside in Atlanta, Georgia

Located near Atlanta's vibrant artistic hub, Nick's Westside is an industrial-inspired venue with a fun and playful atmosphere. The venue prides itself on providing locally sourced food with global flavors to all of its guests. Host your reception in the Sunroom, which seats up to 40 of your family and friends. Large glass panes let in tons of natural light and offer a view of the city. The grand gas fireplace provides a cozy and welcoming ambiance when the sun goes down. Step out onto the connecting patio for cocktail hour or to mingle after dinner. For an even more intimate setting, host your reception dinner in the Tin Tin Wine Bar with seating for up to 20. Both of these spaces can be booked separately, or together for a little more room.

Jekyll Island Club Resort in Jekyll Island, Georgia

Gather your closest loved ones at this coastal wedding venue on Jekyll Island. Offering old-world charm and oceanfront settings, Jekyll Island Club Resort has several options for a micro wedding in Georgia. Choose the Jekyll Ocean Club venues for a beachside wedding and rooftop reception for up to 40 guests. Or get married at Cherokee, an indoor/outdoor venue space for up to 50. Cherokee features a southern-style front veranda and arched double-front doors that let in tons of natural light. Hold your ceremony on the lawn under the romantic oak tree draped in Spanish moss. There is also plenty of room for your guests to stay overnight at one of the several lodging options available on property.

Bison View Lodge in Blairsville, Georgia

Host your wedding at Bison View Lodge for a magical wedding weekend in the mountains. This small wedding venue in North Georgia is bordered by 500 acres of US National Forest, providing a breathtaking view of towering trees and mountain landscapes. Three rustic cabins nestled on the venue's 15 private gated acres can accommodate up to 60 overnight guests, bringing all of your loved ones together in one location.

Outdoor ceremony locations include the helipad with views of the forest and Helen Barn and the covered pavilion with Mount Yonah and the barn as a backdrop. Once an authentic horse and bison barn, the Helen Barn reception area seats up to 60 guests. Here you'll find long tables for family-style dinners, a Tiki bar, large kitchen and arcade games all in a cozy cabin atmosphere.

Forsyth Park Inn in Savannah, Georgia

Originally built in the 1890s, this Queen Anne Victorian inn is now a charming small wedding venue in Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park Inn offers southern hospitality and a romantic atmosphere for couples hosting an intimate wedding of up to 45 guests. Get married in the inviting courtyard with a backdrop of lush gardens while enjoying the relaxing sounds of the three-tiered fountain. With 11 rooms and a private garden cottage, you and your guests can stay overnight and spend quality time over breakfast the next morning. Many guestrooms feature 14-foot ceilings, a tiled fireplace, parquetry hardwood flooring and views of Forsyth Park.

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails in Atlanta, Georgia

If you and your partner love Southern cuisine and unique mixed drinks, check out White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails. This small wedding venue in Atlanta, Georgia is known for its collection of more than 70 whiskies and bourbons. Our favorite spot for intimate weddings at White Oak Kitchen is the Distillery Room with space for up to 64 seated guests. Decorated to resemble the inside of a whiskey barrel, it boasts burnt cedar plank walls and a mahogany-beamed ceiling. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a panoramic view of the Atlanta skyline. The Distillery Room also offers access to the outside garden terrace where guests can mingle and enjoy a cocktail.

Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia

Nestled among a lush landscape of tall trees and is a sweet little chapel made for intimate weddings. Juliette Chapel is an affordable small wedding venue in Georgia that is rustic, yet elegant. Hold your ceremony in the triangle-roof chapel, with large pane windows that let in natural light and tree-lined views. The indoor reception area includes hardwood floors and a cozy fireplace. You can also choose to dine outdoors on the lawn or patio area. On the patio, you'll also find an adorable porch swing perfect for pictures.

Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta, Georgia

Home to 30 acres of pristine landscapes, Atlanta Botanical Garden is an urban oasis in the midst of Midtown. Say "I do" among tropical foliage, romantic glens, rose gardens, secluded grottoes and old-growth hardwood trees. The venue has many ceremony and reception locations throughout the property to accommodate intimate weddings. The Alston Overlook features colorful beds of Levy Parterre and breathtaking views. Or host a small ceremony with ten people in the Japanese Garden with irises and azaleas blooming in the spring and the changing colors of the maple leaves in the fall. Indoor locations including the Gardenhouse and Mershon Hall work beautifully for a reception with accommodations for around 60 guests and views of the gardens.

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