Augusta is one of Georgia's most picturesque cities, located along the state's South Carolina border not far from both Atlanta and Savannah. The gorgeous city is home to splendid historic architectural landmarks, many of which can be rented for unique wedding ceremony and reception options. Lovely modern and historic hotels throughout the city offer grand ballrooms and complimentary or discounted honeymoon suite stays for couples after ceremonies, including Partridge Inn, known for hosting the 1923 Presidential Banquet for William G. Harding. Other venues offer golf course panoramas for outdoor ceremonies, capitalizing on the region's association with the annual Masters Golf Tournament.
1.Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
© Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center is a gorgeous upscale hotel in August's downtown district, conveniently located within walking distance of the Augusta Convention Center. Several stylish wedding venues are located throughout the hotel, including three grand ballroom spaces sure to meet the needs of every couple's ceremony or reception dreams. Couples can choose from the Oglethorpe, Lamar, or Estes ballrooms, which can be customized to a variety of configurations and event styles. The hotel's grand staircase also makes a great unique spot for saying vows or taking wedding photography. Experienced hotel wedding planning staff are able to assist with all aspects of the big day, including budget setting, catering, and preferred vendors. After the wedding, couples are welcome to stay at the hotel's polished guest rooms and suites, which offer romantic amenities such as whirlpool tubs and river views.
2 10th St, Augusta, GA 30901, Phone: 706-722-8900
2.Boathouse Community Center
Boathouse Community Center is a beautiful August community center space overlooking the banks of the pristine Savannah River, featuring panoramic views throughout that are sure to make a wonderful backdrop for ceremonies and receptions. Couples can rent the facility for the day and enjoy use of its main hall space, which features access to an adjacent wraparound deck perfect for wedding photos. A prep kitchen is available for caterers of couples' choice, along with a full bar for whatever beverage vendors couples select for their reception. A DJ booth is also offered, along with a stage area for ceremonies or live music performances. Up to 250 people can be seated within the hall, with tables and chairs available as part of all special event rentals.
101 Riverfront Dr, Augusta, GA 30901, Phone: 706-821-2870
3.Enterprise Mill Events Center
© Enterprise Mill Events Center
Enterprise Mill Events Center is a beautiful full-service event center located adjacent to the historic Enterprise Mill in Augusta's lovely downtown district. A number of facilities are available for rental throughout the center, including its main banquet hall, which can host up to 250 seated guests inside and an additional 250 guests outside in courtyard tents. A courtyard gazebo is a popular spot for outdoor wedding ceremonies and photography, especially beloved as a spot for spring and autumn weddings. Other spaces include a cafe room which can be used for small receptions or bridal dressing. Full-service catering is available for all events, along with unique package offerings like boat rides along the beautiful adjacent Augusta Canal.
1450 Greene St Suite 600, Augusta, GA 30901, Phone: 706-306-6754
4.Garden Weddings and Events
© Garden Weddings and Events
Garden Weddings and Events is one of Augusta's premiere special event venues, located at a beautiful garden facility off the city's Riverwatch Parkway. The company specializes in full event packages for events of any size and configuration, including large and small wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples can marry outside in the facility's gardens or inside within a spacious, stylish banquet hall, which can easily accommodate up to 165 guests. A gazebo, trellis, and arbor within the garden make for gorgeous spots for saying vows or taking wedding photography. Discounted photography services are available from Michael O'Byrne Photography, along with full catering services, in-house DJs, and personalized wedding cake orders.
930 Stevens Creek Rd, Augusta, GA 30907, Phone: 706-733-9804
5.Julian Smith Casino
Julian Smith Casino is one of Augusta's most unique event venues, located within the city's Lake Olmstead Park within a beautiful grove of Southern magnolia and pine trees. The venue is not a casino in the modern sense of a gambling establishment, but rather a community gathering and recreational space according to the traditional European definition of the word. It is named in honor of former Augusta Mayor Julian Smith and can host up to 350 guests for wedding ceremonies and receptions. A spacious main hall features pine hardwood floors and stunning palladium windows opening out over panoramic views of the lake. Full patio and bar spaces are available for event use, along with a prep kitchen for catering services of couples' choice.
2200 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30904, Phone: 706-821-2804
6.The Knights of Columbus Council Home
The Knights of Columbus Council Home is the official Augusta home of the Knights of Columbus fraternal service organization of men, which serves as an outreach organization for the St. Mary's on the Hill Catholic Church and strives to unite community members under the principles of fraternity, patriotism, unity, and charity. The lovely venue, which is located within Augusta's Summerville neighborhood, was chartered in 1902 and is available for use for private special events, including wedding ceremonies and receptions for community members. Facilities within the hall include a large council hall area that offers a full projector screen and PA system, perfect for multimedia use for receptions. A full-service bar is also available for use by couples' selected beverage vendors, along with a commercial-grade kitchen for use by caterers of couples' choice. Outside, a large patio space makes for a beautiful scenic area for wedding photography.
1501 Monte Sano Ave, Augusta, GA 30904, Phone: 706-737-4475
7.The Legends Club
© The Legends Club
The Legends Club is one of Augusta's most luxurious special event rental venues, known for its classic flair and spacious, grand ballroom and event spaces. The venue is unrivaled in its service and location, helping to create dream wedding experiences for couples of all budgets and ceremony needs. A beautiful main ballroom space can comfortably accommodate up to 400 guests, featuring timeless design elements meant to coordinate with couples' chosen theming and decor. An additional 2,500-square-foot mezzanine space can accommodate an additional 150 guests, along with a 900-square-foot luxurious covered outdoor patio that is located adjacent to the grand ballroom space. A state-of-the-art sound system is available for use with all special event rentals, with optional add-on packages for DJs or live music performances.
#22 Ste. B, 2701 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30909, Phone: 706-496-2114
8.The Marbury Center
© The Marbury Center
The Marbury Center offers an alternative to traditional wedding venues, housed within Augusta's historic original fire department headquarters, which were constructed in the late 1890s and remained in service through the 1970s. Today, the fire station has been completely restored as one of Augusta's premiere special event venues, conveniently located within the city's downtown district close to many nightlife and dining destinations. Couples can rent the venue's spacious main hall for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsals, or bachelor and bachelorette parties, which accommodates up to 300 guests and features ample natural lighting and neutral decor. A beautiful outdoor courtyard is also available for outdoor festivities, overlooking two historic horse stable facilities and featuring an outdoor dance floor area.
1110, 1257 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901, Phone: 706-724-1250
9.The Marion Hatcher Center
© The Marion Hatcher Center
The Marion Hatcher Center is housed within a gorgeous 1835 three-story Georgian-style mansion in Augusta that was originally constructed as the private residence of John Phinizy, a wealthy 19th-century merchant and businessman. During the late 20th century, the home was meticulously renovated and transformed into a private special event center, which is available for use for ceremonies, receptions, and other wedding festivities. Gorgeous Antebellum-style architecture and decor makes for a grand setting within the home's lovely main house spaces, including a handsomely-decorated library, a full working kitchen, and a Rose Room that can serve as a bridal suite. Outside, perfectly-manicured gardens feature a fountain, two gazebos, and lovely concrete benches, making for great opportunities for unique wedding photography. Up to 300 guests can be housed at the facility's interior and exterior spaces.
519 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901, Phone: 706-426-8123
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10.The Old Government House
© The Old Government House
The Old Government House, commonly referred to as the Old Richmond County Courthouse, was the former seat of the Augusta government between 1801 and 1821 and remains one of the city's oldest preserved historic buildings. Today, it is open to the public for private special event rentals, including wedding ceremonies and receptions. The venue is a great choice for couples looking for a classic venue with grand historic flair, especially couples with smaller guest lists, as the venue can only hold up to 77 guests seated or 200 standing. Tables and chairs are available for inside guest use, along with a prep kitchen that can accommodate caterers of couples' choice. Outside, a spacious front garden area makes for a perfect spot for saying vows outside, with in-house photography sessions available Mondays through Thursdays during business hours.
432 Telfair St, Augusta, GA 30901, Phone: 706-796-1812
11.The Old Medical College Building
The Old Medical College Building is a National Historic Landmark building in Augusta's downtown district, originally constructed in 1835 as a facility for the Medical College of Georgia, one of the American South's premiere medical higher learning institutions. The lovely Greek Revival-style building, which was designed by architect Charles B. Cluskey, has been preserved for its spectacular architecture and has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind special event venue, open to the public for events such as wedding ceremonies and receptions. Separate spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions within the venue, making it a great choice for couples looking to minimize stress and keep festivities in one location.
598 Telfair St, Augusta, GA 30901, Phone: 706-724-2627
Perry's Landing is a spectacular private event venue in Hephzibah, owned and operated by married duo Loren and Mignon Perry on the couple's 280 acres of private wooded land, which includes a private airport runway. The unique event venue is set on a picturesque property featuring lush tropical garden areas meant to recreate the splendor of Mignon's home country of Jamaica, including extensive plantings of azaleas, hydrangeas, clematis, and banana plants. Formal English-style gardens, topiaries, and fountains are located throughout the home's grounds, making for excellent places for unique wedding photography or ceremony sites. A beautifully-designed barn makes a great spot for receptions, while the facility's overnight rental Paddock House is a perfect spot for couples to stay overnight on their wedding night after the ceremony. A preferred list of florists, caterers, and other vendors is available for all couples, along with in-house wedding coordination services.
5380 Henderson Rd, Hephzibah, GA 30815, Phone: 404-933-3396
13.Savannah Rapids Pavilion
Savannah Rapids Pavilion is a beautiful multipurpose special event center in Martinez, home to the only official state visitor center in Columbia County. The gorgeous venue is set atop an 80-foot bluff overlooking the spectacular banks of the Savannah River and the historic Augusta Canal Headgates. The pavilion's banquet hall can accommodate standing groups as large as 500, making it a great choice for couples looking for large-scale reception sites. Beautiful rooms for rental include the facility's scenic Rapids Room, which offers a built-in oak dance floor and is very popular for wedding receptions. Other rental spaces include the facility's Elm Room, which is popularly used as a bridal dressing suite, and its grand ballroom. A commercial kitchen is available for use by couples' catering teams of their choosing.
3300 Evans to Locks Rd, Martinez, GA 30907, Martinez, GA 30907, Phone: 706-868-3349
14.Sheraton Augusta Hotel
© Sheraton Augusta Hotel
Sheraton Augusta Hotel is a gorgeous Augusta hotel conveniently located near top area attractions such as the Augusta National Golf Club and the James Brown Arena. The contemporary-style hotel offers gorgeous banquet room areas for special event rentals, including its Maple Room, which can be rented for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 60 guests. All rentals can make use of the hotel's versatile audiovisual equipment, which can be used for slideshows, toasts, and multimedia music presentations. Spaces are also available for rehearsal dinner rentals, with catering offered from the hotel's Prime 1079 Steakhouse. After the wedding, couples can stay at their choice of the hotel's lovely guest rooms and suites, which feature modern amenities like flat screen televisions and iPod docks.
1069 Stevens Creek Rd, Augusta, GA 30907, Phone: 706-396-1000
15.Snelling Conference Center
Snelling Conference Center is located adjacent to popular Augusta restaurant Edgar's Grille, which is known for its excellent Southern-influenced upscale New American fare. The conference center is an excellent choice for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, accommodating groups as large as 300 guests depending on room selection. Several rental spaces within the center can be joined and customized to meet any couple's individualized event needs and style. Delicious catering is offered by Edgar's Grill, which serves up hearty fare crafted with locally-sourced ingredients. Catering options range from excellent breakfast and lunch buffet options to full-service plated dinners.
3165 Washington Rd, Suite D, Augusta, GA 30907, Phone: 706-854-4728
16.The Foundry at Rae's Creek
The Foundry at Rae's Creek is a brand-new special event venue opened in 2016 by the owners of the Lodge on Heath, known as one of the premiere special event venues connected to the Masters Golf Tournament. The beautiful facility makes an extraordinary choice for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsals, featuring a gorgeous banquet hall space that can seat large and small groups alike for wedding receptions. A covered outdoor patio offers a built-in bar and grill, with fencing for extra privacy for reception groups. Other spaces available for rent include a front deck, a full lounge, and a bridal party preparation suite. A custom sound system and flat screen televisions are available for audiovisual use, while a beautifully-landscaped grounds area makes for perfect scenery for wedding photos. Traditional Southern-style fare is available for onsite catering, with customizable menu options to suit the tastes of every guest list.
250 Boy Scout Rd, Augusta, GA 30909, Phone: 706-724-2218
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17.The Partridge Inn
© The Partridge Inn
The Partridge Inn is one of Augusta's most distinctive historic hotels, housed within a restored mansion that dates back to 1836. The lovely venue is home to the grand Morris Partridge Ballroom, which famously hosted the 1923 Presidential Banquet for President Warren G. Harding. More than 8,000 square feet in total are available for special event rental, including a rooftop bar and penthouse area featuring spectacular panoramic views of the city's downtown district and a private cigar bar that makes for a great groom's lounge area. Elevated onsite catering is offered by the hotel's P.I. Bar and Grill restaurant. After the wedding, couples can stay in their choice of lovely contemporary guest rooms and suites, which offer private living space and balconies.
2110 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904, Phone: 706-737-8888
18.The Richmond On Greene
The Richmond On Greene is a lovely rental venue offering capacity for up to 300 guests for weddings and receptions, including stately indoor and outdoor venue spaces. Gorgeous restored historic spaces within the venue include a grand lobby entryway, which features a lovely lounge space for guests and a mezzanine overlook that can be used for wedding photography. A fully-equipped grand ballroom features more than 4,600 square feet of reception space, stocked with a full PA system, mounted projector, small stage area, mobile wet bar, and baby grand piano. A full kitchen can be used by caterers of couples' choice, with direct access to the ballroom. Outside, a veranda and pool area feature table service, lounge chairs, and a stainless steel grill.
25 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901, Phone: 706-306-3335
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19.The Southern Barn at Neely Farms
© The Southern Barn at Neely Farms
The Southern Barn at Neely Farms is a great choice for couples looking for a rustic chic wedding, located just south of Augusta in the city of Hephzibah. The third-generation family farm has remained in the Neely family for more than a century, covering more than 800 acres with fully-functional cattle and hay farming operations. Up to 300 guests can be accommodated within the farm's beautiful newly-constructed barn, which is available as a special event venue. All-inclusive wedding packages are available, taking the stress out of planning special days and putting the focus back on making romantic memories. All event venue spaces offer scenic views of the farm's gorgeous rolling landscape, perfect for creating a warm, inviting atmosphere for guests.
5122 Neely Rd, Hephzibah, GA 30815, Phone: 706-836-7171
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20.West Lake Country Club
© West Lake Country Club
West Lake Country Club is nestled on 700 intimate woodland acres in Augusta, offering unparalleled Southern charm and beauty for wedding ceremonies and receptions. More than 5,000 square feet of event space is offered throughout the complex, including gorgeous outdoor spaces overlooking the panoramas of the club's 18th golf green. Two grand ballrooms seat up to 250 guests, while an expansive outdoor patio space offers a fountain courtyard and fire pit. Professional event staff is on hand to assist with all day-of operations, ensuring smooth sailing on couples' big day. Award-winning cuisine options are available for catering, ranging from hors d'oeuvres service to multi-course banquet dining.
3556 W Lake Dr, Augusta, GA 30907, Phone: 706-863-4640
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© Windsor Manor
Windsor Manor has been listed on Historic Augusta's Endangered Properties list and is under the process of ongoing restoration, returning the beautiful historic building to its 19th-century splendor. The mansion, which was designed by architect Willis Irvin, showcases astounding Tudor Revival architectural elements, including diamond-paned windows and a stone and stucco facade. Inside, the venue preserved stained woodworking, high beamed ceilings, and a large operating stone fireplace, creating the perfect atmosphere for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions of 100 guests or less. An outdoor garden ceremony area is also offered, along with a covered pavilion for receptions. A venue manager is on site at all times during event rentals to ensure smooth operations, with two advance planning sessions included in all rentals.
3594 Windsor Spring Rd, Hephzibah, GA 30815, Phone: 404-822-5866
21 Best Wedding Venues in Augusta, Georgia
- Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Photo: Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
- Boathouse Community Center, Photo: elitravo/stock.adobe.com
- Enterprise Mill Events Center, Photo: Enterprise Mill Events Center
- Garden Weddings and Events, Photo: Garden Weddings and Events
- Julian Smith Casino, Photo: paulrichstudio/stock.adobe.com
- The Knights of Columbus Council Home, Photo: Olga/stock.adobe.com
- The Legends Club, Photo: The Legends Club
- The Marbury Center, Photo: The Marbury Center
- The Marion Hatcher Center, Photo: The Marion Hatcher Center
- The Old Government House, Photo: The Old Government House
- The Old Medical College Building, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Perry's Landing, Photo: Pete/stock.adobe.com
- Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Photo: demy89/stock.adobe.com
- Sheraton Augusta Hotel, Photo: Sheraton Augusta Hotel
- Snelling Conference Center, Photo: kaf_produccion/stock.adobe.com
- The Foundry at Rae's Creek, Photo: alexgukalov/stock.adobe.com
- The Partridge Inn, Photo: The Partridge Inn
- The Richmond On Greene, Photo: bigguns/stock.adobe.com
- The Southern Barn at Neely Farms, Photo: The Southern Barn at Neely Farms
- West Lake Country Club, Photo: West Lake Country Club
- Windsor Manor, Photo: Windsor Manor
- Cover Photo: SeanPavonePhoto/stock.adobe.com