When it comes to event planning, there’s no doubt that choosing between an indoor or outdoor venue can be a tough decision. But when you’re in Atlanta, the great outdoors is calling with beautiful weather nearly all year round. Not only does the peachy skyline make for a stunning backdrop, but the warmth and southern hospitality add an extra dose of charm to any gathering.

Whether you’re hosting a corporate retreat, a wedding, or a family reunion, ditch the air conditioning and embrace the great outdoors. Who needs walls when you have an endless expanse of grass, trees, and blue skies? And let’s be real—there’s nothing better than a refreshing, ice-cold glass of sweet tea or mint julep while soaking up that vitamin D.

While we love all our Atlanta outdoor event venues, today we’re featuring a few favorites for you to explore for your next gathering!

Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta

Downtown Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 1,000 | Reception Capacity: 2,500

Zoo Atlanta Events

Welcome to the wild side! When it comes to hosting an outdoor event in Atlanta, is there any better place than a venue that will place you in the heart of nature and the great outdoors?

Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta offers sprawling savanna views, lush greenery and exotic wildlife all around. This venue creates a magical and exciting atmosphere that is perfect for any occasion.

Imagine sipping cocktails while overlooking the stunning African Plains soaking up the sounds of African elephants and birds. Or dancing the night away while giraffes and zebras prance around below. It’s not just another typical event space—it’s an exotic and thrilling adventure that your attendees will be talking about for years to come.

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta? Chat with Krystine Bullington and/or Carey Hosker.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Metro Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 225 | Reception Capacity: 500

Atlanta Botanical Garden

From garden-inspired weddings to intimate corporate gatherings, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is the perfect spot to make any outdoor occasion come to life. With over 30 acres of lush green space, it’s no surprise that this garden is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after outdoor event venues in Atlanta.

The Garden’s outdoor event options include a breathtaking Canopy Walk, stunning ponds and waterfalls and multiple garden courtyards that will make your guests feel like they’ve been transported to a magical oasis. Not to mention, the team at the Garden is dedicated to making your event run smoothly from start to finish!

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of the Atlanta Botanical Garden? Chat with Chris Bazemore.

Atlanta History Center

Metro Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 1,500 | Reception Capacity: 1,500

If you’ve ever wandered the grounds of the Atlanta History Center before, you know just how captivating they are. With over 33 acres of land peppered with historic homes, lush gardens, and award-winning exhibitions, this one-of-a-kind outdoor event venue in Atlanta is highly sought after for both social and corporate events!

There’s nothing quite like a wedding ceremony in Olguita’s Garden & Museum Terraces or a networking event on the lawn of the Swan House Gardens. The stately architecture exudes European influence with Southern charm mixed in, perfect for entertaining of any kind as it makes for an incredible photo op!

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of the Atlanta History Center? Chat with Ashley Patrick.

Home Depot Backyard

Downtown Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 2,500+ | Reception Capacity: 2,500+

Home Depot Event Space

If you’re new to the Atlanta area, we need to put the disclaimer on this that we’re not telling you to plan an event in the back parking lot of the local Home Depot—don’t worry. The Home Depot Backyard is the sprawling outdoor event venue directly adjacent to the iconic Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United teams!

This 11-acre community greenspace is ideal for large events like festivals, product launches and family reunions—public or private. On any given day, you can wander by and find public events that align with one of their three main pillars: Arts + Culture, Health + Wellness or Inspired Learning. But you can also rent the space for your own outdoor Atlanta event! Choose from seven different outdoor event spaces depending on the number of attendees and the goals of your event. We can help you decide!

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of Home Depot Backyard? Contact us. 

Piedmont Park

Metro Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 200 | Reception Capacity: 300

Piedmont Park Outdoor Event

Piedmont Park is more than just an Atlanta recreation hub. It’s also an event haven, specializing in weddings, social events, corporate events, non-profit events, marketing activation events, film shoots and more.

The largest park in the city, they boast two specific Atlanta outdoor event venues we adore: Greystone and Magnolia Hall. Greystone features an outdoor tented space that has sprawling views of Lake Clara Meer on one side and Midtown Atlanta’s beautiful skyline on the other. Nearby, Magnolia Hall offers an intimate and private lush green lawn! Both are ultra charming and ready to be transformed for your unique event.

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of Piedmont Park’s unique outdoor event venues? Contact us. 

Need Help Finding the Best Outdoor Event Spaces in Atlanta for Your Next Event? Let’s Chat.

The POP team has spent 40+ years cultivating relationships with ideal event venues throughout Atlanta and beyond. We have a special place in our hearts for outdoor events, too! Let’s chat about your vision, and we can give recommendations and set up some tours to explore your perfect options.

by Dina Biondo in Venue