First-time visitors to Atlanta are sometimes surprised by the bustling, large size of the city. It’s easy to understand why — the South is often viewed as a more relaxed and quaint part of the country even though many industrial centers call it home. Like other cities, Atlanta stretches for quite a while in many directions. But the hubs of the city are truly Downtown and Midtown. Both offer a much more industrial, modern feel, so today I thought I would embrace both by sharing the top five industrial wedding venues I eagerly recommend in this part of town.
Thanks to Bishop Station’s beauty, many couples choose to celebrate both their ceremony and reception onsite. It was once owned by Gulf Oil Company, and a team restored it back to its original 1920s charm. It’s a two-story venue, which makes it unique, and it also combines plenty of textures (think: exposed brick, wood). Similar to other spaces, there are indoor and outdoor options available. Plus, Bishop Station is primly located in West Midtown with beautiful views when couples and guests take a peek out of the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Foundry at Puritan Mill has a history! It was originally owned and operated by Puritan Chemical Company, which used it to produce cleaning products until 1996. In 2000, the space’s transformation began, and now it serves as one of the largest event spaces in the city. Novare Events runs the 12,000 square-foot industrial wedding space. Drapery helps to warm up the modern space, and the exposed beams add plenty of character. Here, you will need to work with some of the venue’s approved vendors—and keep in mind there are as many as 250 parking spaces for professionals and guests to use (a true win!). If you’re dreaming of transforming a space, this is the one.
Many industrial spaces are known for their incredibly beautiful exposed brick, and Guardian Works delivers! The space was originally built in 1908, and although it’s been completely renovated, much of its original charm is still intact. The venue offers 8,000 square feet of interior space as well as 14,000 square feet of exterior space – which is split between a covered patio and a courtyard). Managed by Novare Events, Guardian Works represents some of the best modern, industrial style, and it’s definitely a space to know in Atlanta.
Atlanta is known for celebrating the arts, and King Plow Arts Center does just that! The space is a functioning art space that launched in 1990, and there is plenty of history to read about on the site. With its exposed brick and expansive community of artists (there are more than 100 creatives who rent space!), King Plow Arts Center serves as a place for community members to work during the day before transforming into an event space at night. Keep in mind, the campus has 12.5 acres and more than 260,000 square feet of space! Because it is an art space, there’s plenty of natural light, soaring ceilings, exposed brick, and more. Plus, Bold Events helps to run it.
The Stave Room brings new meaning to hosting your wedding day at a distillery! The venue is located next to American Spirit Works, which is located in the Sweetwater Design District. Similar to other industrial spaces, this one also looms large. It does have a “newer” feel to it, as well as plenty of style (the overhead structure above the bar offers plenty of interest, and so too does the chalkboard behind the bar). At The Stave Room, you have access to a beautiful outdoor courtyard, which offers a perfect indoor-outdoor feel. I can’t say enough great things about this Novare Events space!
If you’re imagining welcoming your guests to the heart of Atlanta, in Downtown or Midtown Atlanta, there are plenty of venues from which to choose that will allow you to embrace industrial style that is modern as it is warm. Of these options, which one excites you the most? Send me a DM and let me know!