Atlanta History Center | Atlanta Wedding and Event Venue

The Atlanta History Center will wow you!

I was lucky enough to receive a custom tour by Steven Dickson, Special Events Sales Associate at the Center. There's nothing ordinary about this place. Located on 33 acres in Buckhead, the Center houses 13 different event spaces, from the intimate to the breathtaking.

You could choose to host your event at The Grand Overlook with its barrel-vaulted ceiling, Brazilian cherry-wood floors, and an entire wall of 14-foot windows overlooking the Quarry Garden. Or you could host an unforgettable wedding ceremony or a cocktail party at the historic Swan House Gardens. Built in 1928, this estate garden venue is an Atlanta icon that is versatile enough to suit a wedding ceremony, a rehearsal dinner, mitzvah celebration, cocktail party or any other special occasion.

For those looking for something a little more rustic, the Center offers the Smith-Tulley Farm and period gardens. If you host your event at the Center, not only will your space be extraordinary, but you will be supporting the Center's mission to connect people, history, and culture through exhibitions, educational history programs, historic gardens and houses; and the preservation of documents and photographs.

Here are a few photographs from my tour:

Atlanta History Center Wedding Venue

Atlanta Wedding Photography from the Swann House

Photo from the Tulley-Smith Farm at the Atlanta History Center

Photos from the Tulley-Smith Farm

Wood Worker at History Center

Photographer Cindy M Brown -- Photos of the Atlanta History Center


Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.