If you are looking for a quaint place, full of Southern charm to have an outdoor wedding in the metro-Atlanta, GA area, consider the square in downtown Marietta. The name of the square is Glover Park. In the park you will find a gazebo, a fountain, beautiful landscaping, and plenty of park benches. The small gazebo is perfect for weddings. It is picturesque and affordable.
The fountain, gazebo, and well maintained landscape create plenty of photo opportunities. The beautiful background is perfect for your wedding.
The city of Marietta allows weddings to be booked in the square before 10 am and after 6 pm during the week. Weddings may be booked all day on Sunday. The small gazebo may be rented for $125 per hour. There is a stage for larger wedding parties. It may be rented for $300 an hour.
The park may allow chairs in front of the large stage, check with the Deptment of Parks and Recreations, as policies regarding chair placement are subject to change. Decorations may be added to either the stage or the gazebo. Someone from the wedding party is required to oversee set-up and clean up immediately following the wedding.
Weddings are booked first-come, first served. Your rental agreement is not considered complete until the application has been submitted and the appropriate fee has been paid in full.
Your reservations apply to the stage and gazebo. Glover Park is a public park, and may be used by other visitors at the time. It has been my experience that people are generally not intrusive on a wedding party and go out of their way to not disrupt the ceremony.
Rice and birdseed may not be used in the park, nor will the park accommodate a reception. There are several guest houses within blocks of the square that host spectacular receptions.
One reception facility worth noting is the Stanley House Inn. The Southern charm of your wedding will continue as your reception party moves to the antebellum home turned bed ‘n breakfast. The bride and groom can ride to the Stanley House via horse and carriage.
The Stanley House will cater your reception for 30 to 150 people. They also offer complete wedding packages of their own, if you decide not to be married in the town square. The Stanley House is located at 236 Church Street, Marietta, Georgia. You may phone them for more information at 770-426-1881.
To book your wedding at Glover Park on the square visit the official website for Marietta. You may download a park use application and find out more information. The wedding is booked through the city of Marietta’s Parks and Recreation Department. The application and fee may be mailed to: City Hall – Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 609, Marietta, GA 30061-0609. Call the Parks and Recreation Department to check availability at 770-794-5601. You may fax your completed application to 770-794-5635. Hand deliver your application and payment to the Parks and Recreation Department at City Hall – Parks and Recreation, 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA 30060.
Holiday celebrations, city concerts in the park, and other public celebrations may block the availability of certain days, so contact the Parks and Recreation Department early to ensure the availability of your wedding date.