Outdoor Party Venues for Rent in Atlanta, GA

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Top Outdoor Party Venues in Atlanta, GA

Got a special occasion to celebrate? Whether you want to throw an outdoor birthday party or a romantic wedding reception under the stars, you’ve come to the right place. From small to capacious, the city’s outdoor party venues are ready to cater to your needs! Rent a charming beer garden in Westside Atlanta, relax on a beautiful patio in Midtown or admire panoramic views of the city from a rooftop in Downtown. Scroll through our selection of fabulous event spaces in Atlanta and start planning your alfresco celebration.

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Outdoor Party Venues Rental Guide

Lush gardens, intimate patios and rooftop bars with sweeping views – Atlanta offers a broad variety of stunning outdoor party venues. Combined with its subtropical climate, the city is a fantastic choice for open-air events of all kinds. If you’re looking for the ideal ATL spot for your party, check out the collection of spaces available on our platform. And if you need more help and inspiration, read on!

Things to keep in mind when planning an outdoor party

There are many details to consider when planning any type of event. However, organizing an alfresco party requires even more attention. Not sure where to start? Check out our quick guide.

  • Monitor the weather situation. The most obvious downside of outdoor events is the fact that their success, to a large extent, depends on the weather. On the one hand, you just have to accept that it’s a factor you cannot predict 100% and there is only so much you can do to be in control of the situation. On the other hand, do what you can to be prepared for different scenarios.

    The first thing to do is check multiple weather forecasts to try and pick the most suitable time for your party. Luckily, Atlanta’s mild climate makes it a great location for open-air events. But it’s better to be prepared than to be sorry! And remember that it’s not just rain you should be looking out for. Summers in the city can be particularly hot and humid, which isn’t ideal if you’re planning to spend a large portion of the day outside.
  • Think about your guests. As a host, you should prioritize their well-being. Is everyone you’re inviting going to feel comfortable during an outdoor event? Remember that parties are meant to be fun for all! Older people, little children or pregnant women may need some extra attention, which moves us to our next point:
  • Make sure you have a Plan B! Try to find an outdoor location that offers at least a little bit of shade so that nobody overdoses on the sun. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find a leafy area, as Atlanta is literally known as a “tree haven.” If you decide to rent an outdoor venue, such as a patio or a private garden, they will often offer some kind of weather protection, e.g. in the form of a retractable roof, garden umbrellas, tents and the likes.

    And in case things really go south, check whether there is a possibility of moving your party to an indoor area. If you’re renting a restaurant patio, for example, maybe you could even go for some sort of a hybrid arrangement? Meaning, the event would take place in the open air for the most part, but the guests could also have the option of chilling indoors if they preferred. Don’t hesitate to discuss these things with the venue manager – most of them will be willing to help you figure out a solution that works best.

Alright! Now that we’ve covered the basics of throwing an outdoor party, let’s find you that perfect venue!

How to choose an Atlanta venue for an outdoor party

Here’s our checklist of key details to figure out when picking an outdoor party venue.

  • Consider your budget. One of the first steps to choosing the ideal venue is knowing how much you’re prepared to spend. Of course, the size of your budget is correlated to the scale of your event. If you’re planning a larger celebration, the costs will naturally go up. However, Atlanta is considered to be a relatively affordable city, so you should be able to find a location that won’t break the bank. Once you’ve done the calculations, set your price range on Tagvenue to easily browse suitable spaces.
  • Create a guest list. The next crucial thing you need to know to make the right choice is the expected number of guests. So make your guest list, send out the invitations and ask people to RSVP. Having a rough estimate will help you to further narrow your search and pick a venue that has enough space to accommodate everyone, but isn’t too big at the same time.
  • Pick the location. Now that you know how much you can spend and who’s coming to your party, it’s time to think about the ideal location. It should be relatively convenient to everyone, meaning they shouldn’t have trouble getting to the venue. Consider the road access (and don’t forget about the traffic) and public transit. You can also think about the vibe of a particular neighborhood. For example, if you want to be in the center of all activity, choose an area such as Downtown or Midtown. And if you’re looking for something more low-key, perhaps pick a neighborhood such as Grant Park.
  • Choose the catering. Next on our list: the food and beverages. If you rent an outdoor space that’s attached to a restaurant, cafe or bistro, the task should be easy enough. Such venues will typically offer on-site catering, so all you have to do is pick a menu and you’re all set. If your venue does not provide catering, you’ll have to turn to external vendors. Some managers will give you a list of preferred caterers, while others will leave the choice entirely up to you.
  • Set the mood. Last but not least, take care of the ambiance. The mood has a lot to do with the specifics of a venue. How much intimacy do you want? Would you prefer a patio located on a busy sidewalk or a garden nestled in a quiet area? What style are you interested in? Are you looking for an outdoor location to host a dinner party or just a casual gathering? Do you want candles or fairy lights? Potted plants, fresh flowers? Maybe you’d like to bring your own decorations or play your own music? Don’t forget to discuss these details with the manager!

FAQs about Outdoor Party Venues in Atlanta, GA

What are some of the best outdoor party venues in Atlanta?

Have a look at some of our top picks:

  • St. Julep Rooftop Bar – Sip on delicious crafted cocktails and take in the stunning views offered by this rooftop event space located on the ninth floor in the heart of Buckhead. The venue also features a covered area to protect you from the elements.
  • The Foundry Ruins - An industrial East Point-based space surrounded by warehouse ruins. If you're looking for a unique and large outdoor venue where you'll have complete control over your event, this one is perfect! 
  • Patio at Urban Wok There is something for everyone at Urban Wok: nice outdoor space, casual dining, mix and match dishes and a menu that caters to all diets. This restaurant is perfect for celebrations, dates or even just a fun night out with friends.

How much does it cost to rent an outdoor party venue in Atlanta?

Rental fees for outdoor party venues in Atlanta tend to range from $125 to $175 per hour. The fees may differ depending on the time slot that you choose. It is also possible to book an outdoor space for an entire day. Remember that rental fees typically don’t include the costs of catering. If you’re interested in catered venues, those will often offer package deals, starting at around $40 and reaching up to $80 per person. (All data from Tagvenue.)

Can I find any free outdoor venues in Atlanta?

Typically, public parks, such as Piedmont Park or Riverside Park, are great places where you can host an outdoor party for free. Why not grab a few blankets, gather your friends or family and celebrate with a picnic? Some parks feature designated BBQ areas and playgrounds to keep the little ones entertained. However, if you have a bigger event in mind, you will need to obtain a special permit. You’ll also need to apply for permits if you want to set up a tent larger than 10 by 10 feet, play amplified music, hire food vendors or consume alcohol. For more information about Atlanta’s parks, visit atlantaga.gov.

Which Atlanta neighborhoods have the best outdoor party venues?

You can find awesome outdoor party venues all across the city. Downtown Atlanta will spoil you with rooftops that offer amazing views of the city skyline. Midtown is particularly rich in eclectic restaurants with charming patios. Further in the north, Buckhead Village is also a great choice. If you’re looking for cool vibes, we can recommend Virginia-Highland and the patios attached to its hip restaurants and quirky cafes.

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