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Wedding Venues

A Luxurious Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Wedding in GA

If there is ever a cause for a formal celebration dripping in opulence and luxury, a wedding is it. What better excuse is there to gather your favorite people and treat them to an evening of world-class dining, entertainment, and, of course, romance? If you’re planning a wedding and looking for a venue that lives up to your expectations of style and sophistication, then you should absolutely consider the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

Surrounded by some of the city’s best shops, restaurants, and entertainment, the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead provides you with everything you need for a modern luxury wedding, including an intimate courtyard garden with luscious green gardens, elegant ballroom spaces and the convenience of premier onsite accommodations for all of your out-of-town guests. 

Whether envisioning an intimate event or something grand, the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead can make your wedding dreams a reality.

courtyard of a hotel with a fountain

About The Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Wedding Venue

The reputation of the Waldorf Astoria precedes the hotel. The original Waldorf Astoria was built in Manhattan in 1930 and quickly became a place for cultural figures, political leaders, musicians, and royalty to gather. The epitome of elegance and opulence, its legendary service set the standard for American hospitality in a golden era. 

Today, the Waldorf Astoria’s legacy of sophistication and exceptional service lives on in its satellite hotels, including the one right here in Atlanta’s stylish Buckhead neighborhood. While only constructed and opened in 2008, you’ll still feel the original hotel’s legacy for finesse and grandeur throughout its Buckhead resort. 

The hotel has 127 guest rooms, perfect for accommodating your out-of-town guests (or in-town guests looking for a fabulous excuse for a luxury staycation.) The convenience of a resort wedding is an underestimated perk, eliminating transportation needs and providing your guests the practicality of staying onsite, where an outfit or shoe change may only be a short elevator ride away. Plus, with a gorgeous indoor pool, world-class dining, and the acclaimed Waldorf Astoria Spa as additional amenities, you won’t even need to leave the hotel to experience a luxury vacation!

Details of the Grounds

The Waldorf Astoria’s event spaces allow plenty of flexibility when planning your dream wedding. Whether you intend to host a ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception onsite or perhaps just a mix of one or two, their indoor and outdoor gathering sites can accommodate guest lists of up to 250 people. 

Should you plan to host your ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria, you will also receive access to a Bridal Suite, fully furnished and with plenty of amenities for added comfort and pampering. Plus, you’ll have the peace of mind of not needing to think about traveling from one place to another with your hair and makeup already pristine and perfect. 

One of the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead’s biggest draws is the ability to use their private garden for an intimate and romantic wedding ceremony that feels like something out of a vintage storybook. With enough room for up to 100 guests, the garden’s gorgeous fountain, lush landscaping, and bistro lighting make it an enchanting place to exchange vows. 

Add floating flowers or candles to the fountain for an even more opulent look, and decorate a stylish archway with greenery or florals for a true statement of your wedding aesthetic. Plus, the garden is tucked away into a private courtyard, so you’ll feel like you’re saying “I do” in a secluded paradise surrounded by your closest friends and family.

The garden also makes an excellent location for a cocktail hour, where guests can mingle and meander through the greenery and flowers with a signature cocktail or a glass of Champagne in hand. 

bride and groom standing under a flower arch at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Wedding venue

For your reception, the Waldorf Astoria has a variety of indoor spaces that are as refined and elegant as the rest of the resort. With sophisticated yet neutral décor, every space is a beautiful canvas to bring your unique color palette and design choices, transforming the room into the wedding of your dreams. Their ballroom spaces feature decorative elements like stylish carpeting, elegant drapery, large windows, and gorgeous chandeliers. Whether you’re planning a celebration for 250 or an intimate dinner party for 20, they have the perfect space to set the scene for an unforgettable event.

The Wisteria Room, The Azalea Room, The Taipan Room, and the Astor Ballroom

The Wisteria Room features soft carpeting, wall-mounted lighting, hanging chandeliers, tall windows, and elegant curtains. The Azalea Room can fit 45 to 200 guests, featuring unique carpeting, wall light fixtures, hanging lamps, sleek drapery, and plenty of soft lighting and white elements to make this a cozy spot to host a small indoor ceremony. The Taipan Room is an elegant room that can host up to 100 guests. It features marble tile floors, floor-to-ceiling windows with a garden view, unique chandeliers and wall-mounted lighting, luxurious drapery, and plenty of space to host a warm, inviting reception. The Taipan room can also host cocktail hour. 

grand staircase at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Wedding venue

The Astor Ballroom is the Waldorf’s large, luxurious ballroom that features stylish carpeting, elegant hanging chandeliers, ceiling lights, elegant drapery, lots of windows, and plenty of room to design a stunning seated wedding reception. This room can fit 24-250 guests, and the adjoining terrace can accommodate 20-30 guests. The Astor Ballroom also has a pre-function space that can accommodate 40-100 guests and host cocktails or appetizers before the reception. 

The wedding packages include a bridal suite for a space to get ready. 

Photography Opportunities

Your Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead wedding album will epitomize stylish elegance, an aesthetic reflection of the venue. Regardless of whether or not you use the garden for a ceremony or cocktail hour, we’ll use the beautiful fountain and courtyard landscaping for romantic upscale portraits that transport you and your partner to an era of effortless sophistication. 

Pristinely maintained hedges and built-in iron arches are gorgeous backdrops for photos that will make any wedding dress pop. The garden is perfect for magical outdoor photos that will look lush and natural without sacrificing the chic style and elegance of the surrounding Waldorf Astoria. 


bride holding a bouquet of colorful flowers at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Wedding venue

Indoors, we’ll find ways to use some of the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead’s most beautiful architectural features in your photos, including a grand curved staircase with marble steps and modern balusters. Their upscale hotel bar is perfect for chic and more lifestyle-inspired photos of you, your partner, and perhaps your wedding parties enjoying a celebratory drink. We’ll explore the hotel for other unique features and fixtures for one-of-a-kind photos that represent your unique personalities and, above all else, your love story.

groom getting ready at the the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Wedding venue

Wedding Details

When you host a wedding at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead, your guests will enjoy a fine dining experience with a menu specially curated to suit the needs and desires of you and your partner. All catering is provided in-house, as is all alcohol and bar service, which vary depending on your wedding package. Wine service also accompanies dinner. 

Additionally, they include all chairs and tables needed for your wedding, as well as linens, china, flatware, and glassware. They’ll also provide the dance floor for a night of celebration and a sparkling wine toast to “cheers” you and your new spouse as you begin your life together as a married couple.

floral decor at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Wedding venue

bride and groom sharing a toast at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Wedding venue

bride looking over her shoulder while holding her bouquet the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Wedding venue

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Wedding

The Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead has everything you need for an unforgettable wedding with all the luxury, formality, and exceptional service you would expect from a Waldorf Astoria hotel. If you’re searching for an upscale venue in the heart of one of Atlanta’s best neighborhoods, consider the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead.  

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