Georgian Terrace Wedding: Wedding Day Details

Today I’m sharing details and a few favorite photos from our April 2021 Georgian Terrace wedding. We absolutely loved our wedding venue and hope this article helps another couple in the wedding planning process. All photos credit Jessica Lorren Photography.

Why The Georgian Terrace

When searching for a wedding venue, my husband and I knew we wanted somewhere that met three major requirements. First, we wanted a venue that could double as a host hotel. As a wedding photographer, I’ve witnessed firsthand the effect travel logistics can have on the stress and flow of a big day, and I loved the idea of keeping everything in one place. We also wanted a venue that could comfortably host ~200 guests. Pandemic restrictions ultimately shrunk our guest list to 150, but the Georgian Terrace met this requirement nonetheless. Third, we wanted a venue in the heart of Atlanta — the city where we fell in love and a place that means so very much to us.

The Georgian Terrace fit all of our requirements and more. Built in 1911, the historic hotel is rich in history and even housed the Gone with the Wind Premier in the late thirties. The location is unbeatable, with the Fox Theater and other local Midtown attractions just steps away. The venue photographs so well, with large white pillars lining the terrace and endless beautiful backdrops nearby.

After a very short search, we fell in love with this fabulous venue and moved full steam ahead planning our special day.

Georgian Terrace Wedding: Getting Ready Details

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My Getting Ready Outfit: Robe | Bodysuit | Slippers

We started our day getting ready in separate suites at the Georgian Terrace. The hotel offers several over-sized suites, including a spacious bridal suite complimentary for wedding couples. We booked a three-bedroom suite to serve as the bridesmaid get-ready location, and had the groomsmen use the traditional two-bedroom bridal suite. My sisters and Mom stayed with me on the eve of our wedding, and I loved waking up together to start the day. We ordered breakfast from nearby Einstein Bagels for both parties and lunch from Fresh2Order.

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For information on my bridesmaids’ outfits, check out this article!

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For wedding day gift inspiration, check out this article!

Georgian Terrace Wedding: First Looks

One underrated element of the Georgian Terrace: in the event of rain, the terrace has several large overhangs protected from the elements. With an early afternoon full of thunderstorms, we were so thankful to have both first looks (Dad + Matt) in a dry area. Prior to our first look, Matt also had the sweetest intimate moment with his parents. I love his Mom’s reaction!

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Check out this article for more information on my ceremony dress.

My bridesmaids looked so beautiful in their Jenny Yoo dresses. [Design: Lena. Color: Petal] The groomsmen rented matching tuxes from The Black Tux and looked so handsome!

Reception & Ceremony Details

The Georgian Terrace houses several ballrooms and large conference rooms. We hosted our ceremony in the Piedmont Ballroom, followed by cocktail hour in the hallway and a reception in the Grand Ballroom. Both ballrooms are gorgeous, featuring beautiful crystal chandeliers and stunning architectural details. 

Immediately following our ceremony, Matt and I had a moment alone in one of the Georgian Terrace’s smaller conference rooms. It was so nice to eat on our own and share time together before entering our reception. I also changed into my second dress during this break!

Shop my wedding day earrings here!

Pro Tip: We booked classes at International Dance Studios and had the best time learning a choreographed routine to our first dance song, Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Both Matt & I agree this was a highlight of our pre: wedding prep — and one of the most memorable moments of our wedding night!

One of my favorite parts about the grand ballroom was the Juliette balcony — the perfect spot for a fun grand entrance!

Reception Layout Details

We opted for a large estate table to fit our bridal party members and their plus ones. Matt and I sat at the end closest to the stage. I loved this layout because it gave us a front row seat to the action while still allowing for intimate time with our closest friends and family. To accommodate our remaining guests, we had a total of 16 tables with a mixture of 6-8 guests per table. 

One thing we didn’t love about the Georgian Terrace was the dark brown dance floor, so we opted to bring in Indaglow Productions to create a custom dance floor wrap. This was the monogram we shared with the team, and they created the most magical white & gold wrap!

   

Read more about our reception details and DIY ideas here.

Exit and After-Party Details

After a wonderful night of dancing and drinking with our favorite people, we exited the venue through a tunnel of sparklers and jumped in Georgia Tech’s (our alma mater) iconic mascot, the Ramblin’ Wreck. We took a short ride around campus before returning to the Georgian Terrace for our after-party.

Another underrated pro of the Georgian Terrace: an amazing on-property speakeasy! Edgar’s Proof and Provision was the perfect location for late night cocktails and bar food.

Vendor List: Georgian Terrace Wedding

As we reflect on our wedding day, we grow more and more grateful for our decision to book the Georgian Terrace. We can’t reccommend this venue or their staff more! A very special thanks to all of our phenomenal vendors:

Venue: @thegeorgianterraceweddings 
Photography: @jessicalorren 
Videography: @byjuliegomez 
Hair & Makeup:  @formalfaces 
Florals: @tulipatlanta 
My Get Ready Outfit: Robe | Bodysuit | Slippers
Ceremony Dress: @pronovias from @whitemagnoliabridal 
Reception Dress: @callablanchedress from @larainesboutique 
Bridesmaid Dresses: @jennyyoonyc from @bellabridesmaids 
Bridesmaid Earrings: Kate Spade
Mother of the Bride Dress: Herve Leger (similar)
Groom + Groomsmen Tuxes: @theblacktux
Dance Floor Wrap: @indaglowproductions 
Dance Lessons: International Dance Studios
Invites: @shinewedding 
Cocktail Hour Music: @luna.strings 
Band: @musicgardenbands 
Cake: @frostedpumpkincakes 
Send Off Car: @ramblinreckclub 


Watch our wedding video by the incredible Julie Gomez here:

Above all, I hope this article helps another couple plan their big day or make the decision to book the magical Georgian Terrace! If I can ever help, please send me a message or DM me on Instagram 🙂

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