My husband and I got married approximately six months ago at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marrietta, Georgia. The event was beautiful, and we got to get married on stage while our guests sat in the auditorium seats. I felt that that was a really fun and unique feature of getting married here, and it's actually one of the reasons we picked this venue. The ballrooms were also very nice, and the perfect place to hold a reception without making our guests drive to some other location. I felt that that was a major plus for this particular venue. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the organ music that I walked down the aisle to was a lovely, classy touch in my opinion. The theatre itself lends itself nicely to having pictures made, as there are lots of interesting places that are not your typical wedding photo locations. The only drawback for me was that I felt that renting the auditorium was a bit pricey, but I figured that since I only plan on getting married once, why not go for it? The best part for me, aside from the getting married part, was seeing my and my husband's names up in lights outside the theatre. I felt like a movie star! Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a quirky, unique setting to enjoy the most special day of their lives.
Hello, Marietta Square is not your typical venue but if you are looking for something outside of the box, this would be a great choice. I held my wedding in the gazebo on a summer evening. It was a small and I guess you could say not so formal/traditional wedding. We had decorated the gazebo with flowers and vines. In hindsight, I think I would have added tulle and maybe lights. My Father walked me down the sidewalk to the gazebo. We had a Justice of Peace hold the ceremony. Here again, in hindsight, I would have had my friend, a great saxaphone player, play a song. One drawback, my best man, a sheriff, had to chase away the homeless before the ceremony. The square also has a beautiful fountain that provided a great backdrop to our photos. Our small group of close friends all stood around the gazebo, in the shade, and watched the ceremony. There also was some benches for them to sit. Our ceremony was about 20 minutes. As far as the reception, we held ours in a hotel conference room. However, at the time I wasn't aware of the place, but I think a great reception would be at The Strand located right on the square as well. The Strand has a roof top room that you can rent. The room has a balcony overlooking the square which I think would be a great setting for a gazebo wedding. Best Wishes.