Cator Woolford Gardens

1815 Ponce de Leon Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA
Max Capacity: 350 people
Recommendations

A Beautiful Venue with Few Amenities, An Eventective User from Dallas, Texas

As an event planner, I always love going to Atlanta, Georgia for a new bride. Atlanta has endless possibilities and is great for venues with outdoor capability since the weather is so beautiful. One great venue that I have seen there is the Cator Woolford Gardens. This estate is owned and operated by the Frazer Center, a facility for adults and children with disabilities. Overall, though, it is a lovely wooded area for the perfect outdoor wedding. The woods are filled with lovely natural decor, from roses to various other types of beautiful flowers as well as large trees. In this woods, there is also space for large tents to be assembled for any event, but particularly for an outdoor wedding. Located in the space, there is already one tent. So, that does eliminate some of the cost of coming up with tents and decorations for the wedding. On the wooded plot, there is also elegant indoor space as well in the event that the weather takes a turn for the worst. The only argument that some people may have, though, is that the venue is really a blank canvas. There is no catering that is typically provided or any other type of technology such as a D.J. or outdoor lighting. These are all things that the bride and groom must come up with themselves. However, this can also be a great thing, though, because the venue can be tailored to the exact demands of the bride and groom. Also, the venue is in the middle of 39 acres of forest, making it a bit desolate if the couple would like more of a city venue. Overall, though, this was a beautiful place to wed.


The Secret Garden, An Eventective User from Athens, TN

Cator Woolford Gardens truly is a magical place. It is a secret garden in the Atlanta Metropolis. Located just a few miles from downtown Atlanta, this venue is in a perfect location. It is very easy for out-of-town guests to get to, as well as close to in-town guests. Location is just one of Cator Woolford Gardens' excellent features. Changing with the seasons, the gardens and forest are filled with dogwoods, roses, narcissi,rhododendrons, laurel, daffodils and azaleas, some of which are original to the estate. The gardens truly are a beautiful place. Your guests will easily imagine themselves in a time gone by in this unique Southern oasis so convenient to the heart of the city. The Italian-styled pavilion accompanied by an elegant 30' x 45' white tent creates a truly enchanting and unique setting for any event - corporate retreat, conference, fundraiser, movie shoot or wedding. In addition, with a 3,000 square foot indoor space featuring vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows as part of the gardens rental, only your imagination limits the type of event the gardens can accommodate. The staff at Cator Woolford Gardens were fantastic and helped our bride in any way that she needed. They truly made this the best day of her life, and I would definitely recommend these gardens to anyone looking for a secret garden for their special event.


Dreamy Verdant Venue, An Eventective User from Boston, MA

My wedding and reception were held at the Cator Woolford Gardens in the Frazer Center. It's just a few miles away from downtown, but we had all of the joys of nature because the gardens are right in the middle of the forest. My husband and I chose this location because we wanted a historic venue that felt private and intimate. I have always been a fan of ""The Secret Garden"" and you just get that vibe from the Cator Woolford Gardens. Our ceremony was held on the main lawn and we had our reception under their tent. The venue has so many pretty pavilions that are perfect for photo opportunities. This was another big plus for us because we wanted a lot of outdoor and nature shots instead of us inside a big hall. They have an indoor area and restrooms where I was able to get ready, but the restrooms for guests are outdoors. They are almost like camp ground restrooms, but everything is renovated and cleaned up. That might be an issue for some brides and guests. I was completely satisfied with the staff, service and ease of customizing my wedding. They were extremely accommodating. The Frazer Center does not cater the event, but they did recommend a variety of places and we ended up choosing our own to stick within our budget. Everything was just gorgeous, but this location is best for smaller weddings. Our guest list was only at 150 and I think they can only accommodate 200 people. They do have an indoor space and it did put me at ease in the event of any crazy weather issues. Overall, the price was very reasonable for a place so close to the city.

Location
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover
  • Facility Location Setting: Nestled on 39 acres of mature hardwood forest, Cator Woolford Gardens at the Frazer Center is located on one of the few remaining intact historic estates in Metropolitan Atlanta.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 180
  • Nearest Airport: 11-15 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 1-5 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1
  • Parking: Parking Open Lot On-site
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: 1-5 miles
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3,000
  • Year Built: 1916
  • Year Renovated: 1996
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