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Atlanta Botanical Garden

  1. 1. weddings in the garden
  2. 2. Welcome to the garden Weddings in the garden This photo and photo to the left: © Drew Newman Photographers When a perfect romance is ready to bloom, there is no better place to celebrate than the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Garden is the most beautiful venue in Atlanta, and a wedding here will take your breath away. Natural beauty is in constant evolution at this urban oasis. Centrally located in the heart of midtown, the Garden is exquisite throughout continually changing seasons. Explore the array of versatile settings, each unique in its ambiance. garden mission The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a nonprofit organization founded in midtown in 1976. This breathtaking location features world- renowned collections of orchids, maples, and carnivorous pitcher plants. It is home to a treasured urban forest and provides research facilities for the study of native and international plants, animals, and endangered habitats. When choosing the Garden for your event, your rental revenue directly supports the Garden’s mission: to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation, and enjoyment.2 • This photo and front cover: © Nadia D. ( T 404.591.1585 • 3
  3. 3. Ceremonies Weddings, Vow renewals & Commitment Ceremonies Natural beauty will envelop your friends and family in one of the flourishing outdoor gardens. © © ATLANTAPHOTOGRAPHERS.COM rose garden The Rose Garden is the definition of romance and the most popular ceremony site. Imagine bridal white set in dazzling contrast to the brightly hued roses and the brilliant green of the lawn. Peak bloom is May/June and September/October, and this garden is stunning throughout the summer. CAPACITy: 200 seated. The Rose Garden may be tented.© Drew Newman Photographers particularly beautiful 4 • © T 404.591.1585 • 5 T404.591.1585
  4. 4. trustees’ garden A “secret garden” by design, the Trustees’ Garden is defined by four classical brick pavilions at the corners and a gently bubbling fountain in its center. An elegant balustrade entrance and graceful gazebo create a gorgeous vista overlooking the Cascades Garden. This formal garden is accessible via the Flower Bridge, brimming with color 12 months of the year. CAPACITy: 90 seated. The Trustees’ Garden may be tented. perfect setting© Drew Newman Photographers T 404.591.1585 • 7
  5. 5. robinson gazebo Atlanta’s dramatic skyline is the backdrop in the Robinson Gazebo. Overlooking Piedmont Park, this impressive gazebo features lovely hanging baskets and stately containers filled with seasonal color. The glass-topped, outdoor location is attached to the Fuqua Orchid Center brimming with a renowned collection of orchids. CAPACITy: 50 seated. alston oVerlook Perched at the highest point in the Garden, Alston Overlook is a delightful choice for a ceremony. Shaded by sweet bay magnolia, the design and plantings are meant to highlight its spectacular view of the Levy Parterre and the cityscape beyond. CAPACITy: 40 seated or standing. landscaped gardens© Drew Newman Photographers 8 • © Nadia D. ( T 404.591.1585 • 9
  6. 6. FragranCe garden This intimate garden space is nestled in between the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center and is filled with the fragrance of jasmine, gardenia, lavender, thyme, and mint. The Fragrance Garden also includes a water feature and a low stone wall. a gorgeous backdrop CAPACITy: 20 standing. Japanese garden Reverence for nature is the guiding philosophy in this serene and tranquil garden. Ceremonies in this space take place overlooking the Zen garden, which is landscaped with traditional elements of Asian landscape design – stone, water, and pine. This garden is enhanced by irises and azaleas and a wide variety of evergreen plantings. CAPACITy: 10 standing. The Great Lawn is available upon request on a limited basis for particularly magnificent ceremonies. Please inquire with the Special Events Department. © Nadia D. ( 10 •© T 404.591.1585 • 11
  7. 7. Receptions engagement parties, bridesmaids’ luncheons, rehearsal dinners & Wedding receptions Exceptional architecture is set within the Garden’s timeless natural environment. © day hall Envision filling Day Hall with family and friends for a lavish banquet or reception. A lovely, high-ceilinged ballroom of muted organic colors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant lighting, this hall accommodates the Garden’s largest receptions with style. The adaptable space may be designed in a multitude of ways by adding a dance floor, lounge, or stage. Guests may spill out onto the adjacent Lanier Terrace, just steps from the Levy Parterre, as music wafts over the garden. CAPACITy: 300 seated (500 for cocktails); 4,400 square feet.© T 404.591.1585 • 13
  8. 8. mershon hall Classical architecture is seamlessly integrated with contemporary interior design in this wonderful reception area. See a soft color scheme, elegant lighting, bamboo floors, and a built-in granite credenza that is perfect to display photos or serve your special cake. Sets of double Palladian doors fill the space with natural light and allow guests to move easily to the adjoining Levy Parterre for seamless style from inside to out. CAPACITy: 100 seated (1,650 square feet). leVy parterre* “Crewel embroidery” springs to life in the Levy Parterre, known as the “color core” of the garden. Crisply clipped boxwood hedges richly enclose flower beds overflowing with color each month of the year. Guests enjoy the ambiance as they stroll among the wide, graceful pathways. The focal point of this garden is a limestone fountain bursting with a Chihuly sculpture in blue and clear glass, sparkling in daylight and becoming luminous with romantic lighting as wedding daylight fades to dinner dusk. *Levy Parterre is included with the rental of either Mershon Hall or Day Hall. a truly unique wedding © Nadia D. ( • T 404.591.1585 • 15
  9. 9. Fuqua orChid Center The Orchid Center is the most unique and beautiful environment in the entire city. Provide guests with the exotic allure of orchids and the tropics in the “Gardens Under Glass” year round. Mingle in a lush, urban oasis and be enveloped by the sights and fragrances of exotic flora. This stunning location is perfect for announcement parties, cocktails before the reception, or intimate dinners. The glass-topped Robinson Gazebo is included in the rental of the Orchid Center. CAPACITy: 300 standing or 60 seated; 2,160 square feet. Inquire about optional pre-/post-event spaces that are available in combination with other rentals, including Cox Courtyard, Robinson Gazebo, Levy Parterre, and Hardin Visitor Center. breathtaking weddings16 • © Drew Newman Photographers © Nadia D. (
  10. 10. eVent planning details Availability: The timeless beauty of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is available year round to host private events. Call the Special Events Department at 404-591-1585 to check specific dates and times. Event date holds: A tentative hold on a single date may be placed at no cost. If another client inquires about the same desired date, the earlier hold has the right of refusal. Facility rental cost: Prices for all indoor and outdoor sites can be easily found at or by calling the Special Events Department at 404-591-1585. Contracts: All events require a signed contract. A non- refundable deposit of one-half of the facility rental, along with a refundable damage deposit, will be due at contract signing. The facility rental balance and beverage estimate will be due 60 days prior to the wedding. If the event is reserved less than 60 days in advance, the full balance and damage deposit must be paid at the time © Nadia D. ( of the contract signing. An event is not considered confirmed until the contract is signed and the deposit has been received. Security deposit: The security deposit will be refunded 30 days following the event, less applicable damages and clean-up charges. Deposit amounts for a ceremony only, a ceremony/reception, or a reception only will vary.18 • © Drew Newman Photographers T 404.591.1585 • 19
  11. 11. Parking: There is ample on-site parking. For details, call the Special Events Department at 404-591-1585. Exhibitions: Temporary art exhibitions at the Garden are subject to change without notification. Art exhibitions that are present at the time of contract signing may or may not be on display at the time of the rental. Catering: Guests are required to use one of the Garden’s reliable approved caterers. Kosher and Indian catering is available upon request. Affairs to Remember A Divine Event Catering * 404.872.7859 770.587.9117 Avante Catering * A Legendary Event * 770.427.0145 404.869.8858 Bold American Catering LowCountry Barbecue 404.815.1178 404.352.1121 Dennis Dean Catering Sun in my Belly * 404.475.1002 404.370.0856 * Please see this caterer’s advertisement in the Preferred Professionals section of the brochure. © ideally suited20 • T404.591.1585 • 21
  12. 12. Beverages: The Garden holds a Georgia Liquor License and provides top-quality selections, your choice of beverage plans, and complete coordination of bar staff. Please contact Special Events for additional details. Decorations: In order to protect the Garden’s natural environment, confetti, glitter, birdseed, rose petals, sparklers, and rice are prohibited. For the safety of guests, candles are allowed as long as there is no open flame. Music: The Garden welcomes musicians, bands, and deejays. Invitations: To ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Garden’s identity, wedding invitations and announcements must be approved by the Special Events staff before printing. Smoking: Smoking is strictly prohibited indoors and outdoors in the Garden. The security deposit will be forfeited if any guests are found smoking. Tents: Please contact the Special Events Department for more information. Staffing: A member of the Special Events team will be present for the duration of your event, including set up and clean-up. Information: For the most current information, please visit our Web site at or call 404-591-1585. © Drew Newman Photographers a natural beauty 22 •© © T 404.591.1585 • 23
  13. 13. PREfERRED professionals THE GARDEn acknowledges the event professionals listed who have graciously supported this weddings portfolio and the Garden overall. ACCOMMODATIOnS EvEnT DECOR & DESIGn FLORISTS PHOTO BOOTH Courtyard by Marriott (COnT’D.) Blossoms Atlanta Wow PhotoBooth Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech Borden Design Group 770.992.9888 404.371.8906 678.427.0929 770.795.9016 Advertisement on page 32 Advertisement on page 26 Advertisement on page 33 Advertisement on page 26 Darryl Wiseman Flowers PHOTOGRAPHy AuDIOvISuAL A Divine Event Catering 404.872.1000 Atlanta Photographers Active Production and Design, Inc. 770.587.9117 770.433.8584 404.633.3527 Advertisement on page 33 Advertisement on back cover Advertisement on page 33 Advertisement on page 32 A Legendary Event Event Drapery 404.869.8858 Drew Newman Photography The MAGNUM Companies, Ltd. 888.505.7555 404.444.4925 404.872.0553 Advertisement on page 35 Advertisement on page 26 Advertisement on page 28 Advertisement on page 30 Let’s Celebrate, Inc. A Legendary Event 678.879.9900 Lamar Gee Photography 404.869.8858 770.720.8179 CAkES & DESSERTS Advertisement on page 30 Avante Catering Advertisement on page 35 Advertisement on page 32 770.427.0145 Petals A Florist Let’s Celebrate, Inc. 404.350.8108 Advertisement on page 28 Mike Moon Studio 678.879.9900 404.509.0855 Advertisement on page 31 Chocolate Pink Pastry Advertisement on page 30 Cafe & Event Room The Savage Garden Advertisement on page 30 404.745.9292 Petals A Florist 404.304.3826 nadia d. photography 404.350.8108 404.386.8215 Advertisement on page 27 Advertisement on page 27 ...The perfect location for a wedding...our guests are still talking about the setting... Gabriel’s Desserts Advertisement on page 31 Advertisement on page 27 LIGHTInG we would recommend it to everyone...the memories we will have forever. ~Joyce & Joe 770.427.9007 Sun In My Belly 404.370.0856 Active Production and Design, Inc. Picture This! Photography Advertisement on page 31 404.633.3527 404.522.5554 Advertisement on page 29 Advertisement on page 32 Advertisement on page 26 Sun In My Belly Our wedding day at the Garden was truly spectacular! There is no better venue...the entire 404.370.0856 Susan Graham Signature Events The MAGNUM Companies, Ltd. Shari Zellers Photography 678.488.0170 staff is phenomenal – making the complete process from planning the event to Advertisement on page 29 404.872.0553 404.299.2800 Advertisement on page 33 execution of the event easy and enjoyable! ~Kimberly & Paul CATERING Advertisement on page 30 Advertisement on page 31 Avante Catering EvEnT PLAnnInG 770.427.0145 LInEnS & CHAIR COvERS RENTAL EqUIPMENT Borden Design Group Cover Ups Event Drapery 770.795.9016 Advertisement on page 28 770.777.7886 888.505.7555 ...The perfect place to get married – romantic, lush, an oasis in the middle of the city. Advertisement on page 26 Advertisement on page 30 Advertisement on page 26 A Divine Event Catering We got married on the Great Lawn, with the Atlanta skyline as the backdrop... 770.587.9117 An Exquisite Event MUSIC TRANSPORTATION We absolutely loved it! ~Carol & Marc Advertisement on back cover 770.505.2627 Allegro Strings Cloud Nine Services Advertisement on page 32 404.892.1262 404.992.4881 A Legendary Event 404.869.8858 Lethal Rhythms Event Services Advertisement on page 27 Advertisement on page 28 678.480.9845 Advertisement on page 35 Lethal Rhythms Event Services vIDEOGRAPHy Advertisement on page 34 678.480.9845 Lethal Rhythms Event Services Sun In My Belly 678.480.9845 404.370.0856 Susan Graham Signature Events Advertisement on page 34 678.488.0170 Advertisement on page 34 Advertisement on page 29 The Poulenc String Quartet Advertisement on page 33 404.932.5216 WEDDInG RESOuRCE Special Events Department • Atlanta Botanical Garden EvEnT DECOR & DESIGn Advertisement on page 26 Elegala Blossoms Atlanta fAvORS & GIfT BASkETS 1345 Piedmont Ave, n.E. • Atlanta, GA 30338 • 404-591-1585 770.992.9888 Chocolate Pink Pastry Advertisement on page 28 Cafe & Event Room • Advertisement on page 32 404.745.9292 Advertisement on page 27 This brochure was produced by Hawthorn Publications–developers of powerful print and online media packages for the catering and event industry. No portion may be reproduced or This brochure was printed on 30% post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks. distributed without written permission. © 200924 • T 404.591.1585 • 25
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