Looking for a wedding, rehearsal dinner, reception site, family, social or corporate gathering place with Southern charm and ambiance?
Consider the Marietta Educational Garden Center. Prominently located on 3.5 acres in historic Marietta, the enchanting antebellum home lends itself to indoor and outdoor small intimate gatherings as well as large formal weddings and receptions. This attractive home, handicap accessible, is decorated with exquisite period antiques and rugs and the beautifully landscaped gardens include a charming gazebo.
For weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners, the rental fee engages the Garden Center from 7:30am until 11:00pm. The renter may choose their own caterer as long as the caterer provides the Garden Center with a copy of their business license and insurance policy. For events other than weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners, the fees and hours of usage vary according to the rate structure found on the Price List page.
Inside the house, there is a large banquet room. For indoor events only, the Garden Center can accommodate 150 guests for a standing affair. The Garden Center can accommodate 100 seated guests, or 70 seated guests with an indoor dance floor. The Garden Center has round tables and chairs for 70 guests that may be used indoors by the renter at no additional charge. A projector for videos, photos, etc. can also be rented for an additional fee.
For indoor/outdoor events, the Garden Center can accommodate up to 250 guests. Tents may be used, but only if rented from our preferred vendor, Unlimited Party & Events Rentals. There is a power source available outdoors for bands, DJs, lights, etc.
Where is the Marietta Educational Garden Center located?
On historic Kennesaw Avenue just off the Marietta Square. The address is 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta.
How many people will the Marietta Educational Garden Center accommodate?
Up to 150 people indoors, or up to 250 for an indoor/outdoor event.
What is the rental price and what is included?
See our Price page for rates. With rental of the Marietta Educational Garden Center, you have use of the house and the gardens. There are tables and chairs for 70 people that may be used indoors.
Are tables, chairs, and linens available for rental?
There are tables and chairs for up to 70 people if used indoors. Tables & chairs for use outside, tents, linens, china, silverware, etc. must be provided by the renter.
Do you require a particular caterer?
No. You are free to use caterer of your choice or prepare the food yourself.
What is the alcohol policy?
Alcohol is permitted on the premises.
Where can guests park and are there fees?
Guests may park in the parking lot of the Marietta Educational Garden Center or across the street as directed by a security guard. There is no fee for parking.
When can I visit the site?
Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30 to 2:00. However, visits outside of regular business hours may be arranged by calling the Marietta Educational Garden Center.
May I use at tent in the gardens?
Yes, but only from our preferred vendor, Unlimited Party Rentals.
How do I secure a date for rental of the Marietta Educational Garden Center?
You must contact the Administrator of the Marietta Educational Garden Center and pay half of the rental fee as well as a security deposit.