There is something magical about museums and historic sites; you can immerse yourself in the exhibits and step into history. Lucky for us, Georgia is full of wonderful museums to explore and visit. Even better — many open their doors for private events. (Cue the wedding bells!)
Planning your wedding at a museum is a great option. They often feature exquisite art, unique architectural design, historical yet modern elegance and incredible natural light. Whether you are a history lover, art aficionado or just someone who loves a beautiful building, these 8 museums are sure to amaze you with their gorgeous locations.
- Telfair Academy
The Telfair Academy, located on Telfair Square in the heart of the city’s famous historic district, has been Savannah’s wedding reception location of choice for decades. Tracing its history to 1883, Telfair Academy is the oldest public art museum in the South. With its romantic, three-story Rotunda, classically beautiful Sculpture Gallery, remarkable period rooms, and intimate galleries featuring works from temporary traveling shows and from the museum’s own permanent collection, the Telfair Academy will make any size event truly memorable. See more.
- Jepson Center
A distinctive state-of-the-art museum building designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie, the Jepson Center can accommodate very large groups in its soaring, three-story atrium, expansive galleries, and third-floor outdoor sculpture terraces. Located on Telfair Square just one building away from the Telfair Academy, the Jepson Center also features a sweeping, three-story central staircase ideally suited for the grandest of grand entrances, a 225-seat auditorium for presentations, small performances and more. See more.
- Tellus Science Museum
The Museum makes for an unforgettable venue for your special day. Imagine your wedding ceremony under an 80-foot long Apatosaurus, dancing the night away in a banquet room complete with bar service, and watching your memory video or photos on the big screen in the Theater. Tellus has spaces that can fit all of your needs, for parties of 32 people to up to 400. See more.
- The Booth Museum
The Booth Museum, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000-square-foot museum located in Cartersville, Georgia. The museum offers multiple event spaces, to fit your wedding’s size and needs. See more.
- Georgia State Railroad Museum
Georgia State Railroad Museum has a variety of locations you can utilize for your event. From a historic Blacksmith Shop to the large expanse of the Roundhouse to the ruins of a Machine Shop, you’re sure to find something that fits the size and feel of your day! They are all available for your use as the museum only rents to one client per evening. See more.
- Harper Fowlkes House
Located in downtown Savannah on Orleans Square, Harper Fowlkes House is an 1842 home owned by early-Savannah preservationist, Alida Harper Fowlkes. The House features an incredible interior of architectural details and artwork, as well as a beautiful garden to host your ceremony and reception. If your dream day consists of an elegant, intimate setting, Harper Fowlkes House is perfect for you! See more.
- Old Fort Jackson
Old Fort Jackson sits on the picturesque Savannah River with a unique backdrop of breathtaking sunsets in a historic setting. Georgia’s oldest brick fortification offers a perfect location for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception or dinner event that neither you nor your guests will ever forget. Whether you are planning a casual reception or a big bash, Old Fort Jackson is a unique venue that you and your guests are sure to enjoy. See more.
- Pin Point Heritage Museum
Pin Point Heritage Museum is a rustic, open-air, historic seafood cannery, made up of several outbuildings. The site offers a beautiful backdrop of marsh and river views. Pin Point Heritage Museum is perfect for rehearsal dinners and smaller weddings. See more.