Thinking of hosting a destination wedding in Atlanta? You’re not the only one! The vibrant city has been a major draw for couples, coveted for its global cuisine, shopping centers, museums, and beautiful outdoors. However, hosting a wedding when you’re not in the general vicinity of the venue can be a challenging task. You’ll need a dedicated, supportive team of experts and a wedding venue that’s worth it – a venue like Ashton Gardens, which sits just north of the city. Awash in calming whites and tucked amongst the greenery, this stunning estate offers the luxury of privacy: just you, your guests, and the nature that surrounds.
“Ashton Gardens Atlanta is one of the most established venues in Georgia,” experts at Walters Wedding Estates said. “With its 10-year anniversary this March, we’ve hosted thousands of wedding-day celebrations and will always continue to prioritize a five-star experience for everyone.” Here, we’ll share the many reasons you should select Ashton Gardens in Atlanta as the backdrop to your big day – and a few ways Walters Wedding Specialists make planning a destination wedding a breeze.
1. A gorgeous on-site chapel
As one of the most standout features of the venue, Ashton Gardens’ on-site chapel stuns from the get-go. Outside, its ornately carved wooden doors offer a perfect background to your blissful post-ceremony photographs. Inside, you’ll be greeted with ample sunlight pouring from the arched floor-to-ceiling windows and lush, verdant views. What’s more, a well-appointed bridal suite gives you and your best friends a convenient place to prepare for the big day ahead.
2. A spacious reception site
Love the floor-to-ceiling windows? You’ll find them at Ashton Gardens’ reception hall, too. The ballroom is airy and bright, boasting spectacular garden views from every vantage point. Everything about the atmosphere emanates romance – from the grand chandeliers that drip from the ceiling to the elegant staircase made for a dramatic entrance. Last but not least, the expansive dance floor offers you and your guests plenty of room to sway the night away.
3. Ample parking space
One of the biggest obstacles for hosting a wedding in the middle of a bustling city? Finding parking – not just for you, but for the 200-plus invitees on your guestlist. Luckily, that’s not a concern at Ashton Gardens; here, you’ll find a paved parking lot with lots of vacant spots ready to receive your friends, colleagues, and family members.
4. Accessible location
Sitting just outside of the city center, Ashton Gardens boasts awe-inspiring scenic views of the forested Georgia landscape. It’s peaceful and private – an idyllic backdrop for your special day. That said, the property is also just 40 miles north of Atlanta’s award-winning restaurants, shopping centers, museums and attractions. In other words, you get the best of both worlds when you host your wedding at Ashton Gardens.
5. Immaculate landscaping
Attention to detail is key to what makes Ashton Gardens such a special place for tying the knot – and this extends beyond the ceremony and reception space. From the moment you drive into the parking lot and walk up to the property’s entrance, you’ll be surrounded by immaculate landscaping. Think: lush lawns and towering trees that lend a sense of seclusion and isolation to the venue.
6. Customizable packages
The team at Walters Wedding Estates knows that every couple is different – and there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to weddings. Your big day should be all about you and your love story, which is why we always strive to create personalized experiences. Alleviating major planning stressors and headaches, Walters Wedding Estates offers in-house catering and beverage packages – each customized and fine-tuned to your needs and wants. Our packages also include chairs, tables, linens, china, glassware, and so much more.
7. Stress-free planning
Walters Wedding Estates’ one-stop shopping experience means there’s less work involved on your part. Our team handles the nitty gritty, leaving you to enjoy the fun parts of your wedding. This is especially important when you’re planning a celebration from afar; you’ll need a trusted team of experts who are committed to executing your vision and bringing all the pieces together for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration you won’t soon forget.
8. Supportive staff
As a Walters Wedding Specialist said, “Just read the reviews! Our staff is made of the industry’s best and most professional employees in Atlanta.” From the culinary crew to the operations team, everyone at Walters Wedding Estates has years of experience working in the industry. They’re experts in their fields and are there to support you during every step of the process. You’ll go into your wedding weekend with a relaxed mindset, knowing everything is taken care of so you can focus on yourself, your soon-to-be spouse, and the people who’re there to support your love.