Host your private party at Heritage Green, home of the historic Williams-Payne House and the original “sandy springs.” The charming gardens, terraced entertainment lawn, spacious veranda, and rustic reception hall are each a unique setting for special occasions year-round. This versatile venue is an ideal location for family reunions, bar & bat mitzvah parties, anniversary & birthday parties, private luncheons, fundraisers, baby showers, and corporate picnics!
The staff at Heritage Sandy Springs understands the importance of making your private event an enjoyable experience and we will be there to assist you along the way. We will help you choose which area on our historic property best suits your event style and we can recommend professional vendors to ensure all of your expectations are met. Our rental fees are quite reasonable and help to fund the mission of our non-profit organization.
Click here to download a brochure, or see below for a description of our different venues. Scroll down for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about booking private parties with Heritage Sandy Springs.
OUR PRIVATE PARTY VENUES
- Exclusive access to beautiful 2-acre park
- Fully enclosed Garden Room with warming kitchen and dressing room
- Brick terrace with lighted tent and ceiling fans
- Spacious, Victorian-style gazebo, and historic spring shelter
- Set up of dining, cocktail, and buffet tables with corresponding chairs
- 2,300 square-foot ballroom
- 18’ x 18’ dark oak laminate dance floor
- Spacious lower level veranda with ceiling fans
- On-site catering kitchen with walk-in cooler
- Dressing/Green room with private restroom access
- Set up of dining, cocktail, and buffet tables with Chiavari chairs
- Bright and spacious 1,100 square-foot room
- Covered upper level veranda with ceiling fans and patio furniture
- Built in wooden counter space
- Refrigerator/freezer and microwave
- Optional add-on of lower level catering kitchen
- Set up of cocktail, dining, and buffet tables with corresponding chairs
- 14,000 square-feet of terraced green space
- Permanent concrete stage with wooden trellis
- Cobblestone courtyard next to lawn for additional activities, food vendors, etc.
- Set up of cocktail, dining, or buffet tables with corresponding chairs
- (May require sound equipment, security, and/or portable restrooms)
“What is Heritage Sandy Springs?”
Heritage Sandy Springs is the not-for-profit organization that funds and operates Heritage Green, a four-acre City park that is home to the original “sandy springs.” All rental fees support our organization, community programs, and museum.
“What do your rental rates include?”
The rental fee includes your chosen venue and tables/chairs with set up. Social rates begin at a 3 hour minimum, and additional hours may added. Set up and clean up should be included in the total time frame.
“Do you have any extra items available that we can rent?”
We do not supply linens, china, flatware, etc. but we can recommend vendors for all of these. We do rent items such as an outdoor dance floor, heaters, amplifier, and staging. Please refer to page 3 of the rate packet for these prices.
“Are there any additional charges or fees?”
Our rental rates are a flat amount with no service fees or taxes. We require a damage deposit for all events, which is refundable assuming no damages are incurred on the property. See below for weather-related fees.
“Do your rental rates fluctuate?”
Our rates do vary for Monday-Thursday, Friday/Sunday, and Saturday rentals. Holiday rentals (excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s) are subject to additional charges. Our indoor/outdoor venue does not have an “off season.”
“Do you have an event coordinator to help plan our party?”
Our Event Sales Manager can assist you with vendor selection and room layouts. While we do not provide a party planner, a facility liaison will be present during your event to give direction to vendors and help with any venue-related issues.
“Do you have your own caterer or a preferred caterer list?”
We do not have catering on site. We allow outside vendors and do not require you to select from a preferred list. You may choose your own caterer, but we have relationships with many and can offer recommendations as needed.
“Can we bring our own alcohol?”
You may bring your own alcohol but we require that it be served by someone who is licensed and insured. Alcohol is prohibited on site without a licensed caterer/bartender with all necessary permits and a valid liquor liability policy.
“Are any decorations included in the rental fee? Can we decorate the site ourselves?”
Our venue provides its own natural beauty but you may decorate as you wish, provided nothing is nailed/stapled/taped/ permanently affixed. Candles must be in protective containers. Confetti, glitter, and similar items are prohibited.
“Can I bring in a DJ or a band? Do you have any music and video equipment?”
Most DJs and bands bring their equipment, but you may rent our amplifier/microphone if needed. Heritage Hall does have an A/V system. Per the Sandy Springs Noise Ordinance, music must be played at an appropriate level and end by 11:00 pm.
“Do you have on-site parking?”
There is free parking at our administrative building, as well as in the HSS-labeled lot off Sandy Springs Place. Street parking is open to the public but parking at CityWalk is for customers only. Download the parking map here.
“What happens if the weather is bad?”
You may reserve Heritage Hall as a backup, and the non-refundable hold fee guarantees that the space is not rented for another event. Additional fees are due only if Heritage Hall is used. Tents may also be rented through outside vendors.
“What are the terms of booking and payment?”
To reserve your date, we require a signed license agreement and site rules, plus the full damage deposit and 50% rental payment. Hold fees are due at signing. Remaining balances are due 30 days prior to your event.