Getting married is one of the most important days of a person’s life.

While the biggest decision you will make when you decide to take the plunge is certainly that of choosing the person with whom you will be exchanging vows, the next hurdle to overcome is where to host your big party.

The location of your wedding reception will have a huge impact on the tone and mood of the whole day, so you’ll want to make sure that you select a site that resonates with your personality.

All of the following venues in the Atlanta area are first-rate, but each has a different atmosphere to offer couples looking to share their special day with loved ones. If you’ve just begun the process of looking for a wedding venue, allow us to try and narrow that search for you by asking a simple question.

Which of these places sounds the most like you?

Vecoma at the Yellow River

A stone cabin built by Cotton Mather back in the 1920s serves as a backdrop to your reception.  Rich in historical import, the true lure of this location comes from the trees, the river and all of the natural beauty that the site has to offer.

If you’re the outdoor type, then these surroundings will certainly speak to you.

Tongue & Groove

Do you like the nightlife? Do you want to feel like a VIP on your very important day? Then this club may well be the place for you.

With DJ booths, fully stocked bars and a dance floor that demands to be danced upon, if you are looking to throw a party, then you need look no further. This venue can fit up to 900 guests comfortably, so invite everyone you know to help you party like a rock star.

Gala Events Facility

Looking to steer clear of the spotlight? This facility, located in East Cobb, offers a private and serene setting for your wedding.

The staff will work with you in order to create whatever mood your heart desires. Gala not only helps those couples who don’t have all the answers, but also those who aren’t even sure what questions they should be asking.

Barnsley Gardens Resort

Not all weddings are one-day affairs. Some couples want to take a whole weekend to celebrate. The problem is typically figuring out how to occupy guests while they wait for the day of the ceremony to arrive.

Worry no more. With golf, horseback riding, hunting and many other activities to choose from, this resort is the perfect fit for a destination wedding that is sure to be a memorable affair.

Stanley House Mansion

One of the problems with some wedding locations is that you have to share the site with several other events going on at the same time. Not so with the Stanley House near Marietta Square that guarantees that your wedding will be the singular focus of their efforts for the day.

A picturesque Savannah-style courtyard and gazebo can serve as the perfect backdrop for the exchanging of vows in a setting as intimate and romantic as they come.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

One of the biggest hits to any wedding budget can be the flowers. But why skimp? By holding your wedding surrounded by the full bloom of nature, you can leave the city behind and escape to a garden of delights.

Love won’t be the only thing in bloom when you say “I do” to the Rose Garden, with 21 gorgeous varieties of roses framed against the Atlanta skyline.

LOFT at Castleberry Hill

Are you looking to be a trendsetter? Then why not choose to host your party in the middle of a neighborhood known for its art galleries and boutiques.

The contemporary décor of this loft space is perfect for couples who want to eschew the stuffy traditional weddings of their parent’s generation and celebrate their future in the most current and hip style.