The Perfect Wedding Venue
Celebrate your wedding day at Heritage Green, home of the Williams-Payne House and the original “sandy springs.” The quaint gardens and historic location – complete with a romantic gazebo, covered terrace, and elegant reception hall – make an unforgettable setting for special occasions year-round! This incredible venue is the ideal location for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, and engagement parties.
The staff at Heritage Sandy Springs understands the importance of making your special event a day to remember, and we will be there to assist you every step of the way. We will help you choose which area on our historic property best suits your style and, if requested, we can recommend professional vendors to ensure all of your expectations are met with ease and flexibility. Our rental fees are quite reasonable and help to fund the mission of our non-profit organization.
Our Wedding Venues
Our versatile sites can be combined in a variety of ways to match your perfect vision! See below for a description of the picturesque venues we have to offer, or click here to download a brochure. Scroll down for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about hosting your wedding with Heritage Sandy Springs.
- 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
- 14,000 square-feet of terraced green space
- Permanent concrete stage with wooden trellis*
- Choice of cocktail or dining tables with corresponding chairs
- Optional add-on of Heritage Hall amenities
*Stage is covered with white 20’x20′ tent May-September; fees for removal but not usage
- Bright and spacious 1,100 square-foot room
- Covered upper level veranda with ceiling fans and patio furniture
- Refrigerator/freezer and microwave
- Set up of cocktail or dining tables with corresponding chairs
*Available as cocktail hour add-on; not recommended for receptions
“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.
“What do your rental rates include?”
The base rate includes your chosen reception venue and tables/chairs with set up. Reception rentals are up to 7 hours, during which all decoration and clean-up must be done. Ceremony rentals include 2 extra hours and a 1 hour rehearsal.
“What if I need more seating than the rate includes? Do you have extra items such as linens, silverware, etc?”
You may rent extra tables and chairs as needed, as well as additional items such as a dance floor, heater, amplifier, etc. Many caterers will provide linens and place settings, and we can also recommend linen vendors in the area.
“Are there any additional charges or fees?”
Ceremony fees are separate, but 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 Years) are subject to additional charges. Our indoor/outdoor venue does not have an “off season.”
“Do you have a wedding coordinator to help plan our event?”
Our rental liaison will be present the day of your event to provide direction to vendors and assist with technical issues related to the venue. We do not provide a wedding coordinator but can offer recommendations for services in the area.
“Do you have your own caterer or a preferred caterer list?”
We do not have a preferred list that you are required to select from. You may choose your own caterer, but we have many relationships with caterers 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/rice/birdseed/glitter/artificial petals are prohibited.
“Can I bring in a DJ or a band? Do you have any music and video equipment?”
We have numerous electrical outlets where music can be set up throughout the park, and you may rent an amplifier or microphone if needed. Per the Sandy Springs Noise Ordinance, all music must end by 11:00 pm.
“Do you have on-site parking?”
There is parking in the front and back of our administrative building, as well as in the HSS-labeled lot off Sandy Springs Place. This lot leads into an open grassy area which also accommodates parking. Street parking is open to the public. 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, site rules, and a $1000 deposit (half going to the rental and half going to the damage deposit). Hold fees are due at signing. Remaining balances are due 30 days prior to your event.