Though the trends and styles have changed over the centuries, weddings have been rooted in tradition for generations. While some couples prefer to challenge traditions with innovative trends that push the boundaries of creativity, others simply look for an experience that feels timeless, classic, and “traditional.” A country club wedding is a wonderful option for a celebration that feels authentic and refined while allowing you to add your personal touches.
Here in Atlanta, one of the premier country club locations is the Atlanta Athletic Club. This venue offers its members a luxury lifestyle with a vibrant community, world-class amenities, and warm, welcoming service. Members can also take advantage of their beautiful event spaces that feature sweeping views of the property and room for all your friends and family. If you’re a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club (or contemplating becoming one,) keep reading to learn more about the perks of having an Atlanta Athletic Club wedding!
Atlanta Athletic Club has a reputation of true excellence; for nearly 15 years, Platinum Clubs of America has recognized it as one of the Top 10 athletic clubs in the USA. But Atlanta Athletic Club has a legacy that goes all the way back to 1898 when it first opened. In the 125 years since, while they have moved locations twice, they have provided their members exclusive access to the finest golf, social events, and athletic amenities. Their service is always personal yet professional, ideal for a meaningful membership that will help you make many memories.
Golf enthusiasts thoroughly appreciate the history of Atlanta Athletic Club’s courses, which have hosted acclaimed golfers like Alexa Stirling, Martha Kirouac, and Bobby Jones. Their golf courses are beautiful and scenic, ideal for a challenging day on the green. But golf isn’t the only draw to Atlanta Athletic Club; their Tennis Center, pool, and basketball courts are also big draws, especially for families with kids.
If a taste of luxury is on your list of must-haves, check out Atlanta Athletic Club’s spa, offering a full-service hair salon, mani/pedis, spray tans, facials, massages, and more! You can also indulge in a delicious meal at one of the club’s in-house restaurants, like The Royal Troon Grill, The Interlachen Lounge, or the Merion. Whatever experience you’re craving, Atlanta Athletic Club can offer you the amenities, service, and benefits you need!
In addition to its fabulous country club amenities, Atlanta Athletic Club is a beautiful venue for an unforgettable wedding. Every event they host represents the club’s dedication to hospitality and luxury, and weddings are certainly no exception.
Atlanta Athletic Club’s stunning grounds are the introduction to your exquisite wedding. Mature trees, sprawling green lawns, and sparkling ponds and water features all set a timeless tone of elegance you would expect from a country club wedding.
Some couples have their ceremony in a nearby church or chapel before heading to the Atlanta Athletic Club for a cocktail hour and reception. However, the club’s 1898 House Pavilion offers a beautiful space for a ceremony. The Pavilion was recently upgraded with heating and air conditioning to ensure that you and your guests will be comfortable regardless of the day’s weather.
The walls of the Atlanta Athletic Club wedding venue are made of elegant glass panels that can be left open for an open-air feel on a beautiful day or closed during colder months. Regardless, you’ll still be able to take advantage of beautiful views of the surrounding grounds and a sleek, industrial aesthetic that you can dress up to accommodate your dream wedding vision.
The St. Andrews Ballroom is a beautiful formal space for hosting a grand reception. With room to accommodate up to 450 guests, you and your partner can invite guests to your heart’s content. The room itself is large but still feels cozy and intimate. Add your signature décor touches like florals, uplighting, and greenery for a custom touch that reflects your perfect wedding. The ballroom also has a parquet dance floor with room for everyone to get up and dance and a stage, should you hire a live band to keep the party going.
Country Club wedding photos always seem to encompass a timeless beauty that is simultaneously pristine and organically aesthetic. Atlanta Athletic Club is no exception. Their sprawling golf courses and rich green lawns provide stretches of colorful backdrops for stunning outdoor photos. Meticulous and intentional landscaping adds pops of color and rich textures.
Elegant water features like serene ponds are also beautiful in the backgrounds of romantic portraits. The club itself adds a pop of beautiful architecture, and exterior touches like light fixtures, windows, and exposed brick are also great for pictures.
Regardless of where on the property we take your photos, your Atlanta Athletic Club wedding pictures will capture your style, personality, and, most of all, the love you and your partner have for each other on your incredible wedding day.
Having an Atlanta Athletic Club wedding makes the entire wedding planning process much easier. They offer onsite planning services with event specialists who can refer you to the area’s best florists, musicians, photo booths, and more. Plus, all of your catering will be done in-house by the club’s gourmet chefs, who will work with you to craft a sensational menu for you and your guests to enjoy. Your first meal as a married couple should taste exquisite and reflect your and your partner’s tastes and personalities; at Atlanta Athletic Club, it will!
Whether you are coming in with a detailed vision of how you want your wedding to look or need some guidance and inspiration, Atlanta Athletic Club’s event team will help you bring your dream wedding to life. Your special day is in strong, capable hands! Contact them directly to discuss what they include in your wedding booking and what rentals and add-ons you’ll be responsible for bringing in.
An Atlanta Athletic Club wedding is full of class, elegance, and as much (or as little) tradition as you wish to include. If you’re a member of this prestigious, welcoming club, consider hosting your wedding day at this fabulous location.
I’ve had the honor of photographing several weddings here, and I’m always so impressed by the level of service and the striking beauty of the event spaces. If you’re still looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love to impart my experience and help you capture your perfect wedding day with timeless photos.
- kim hymes
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