Situated on 12.5 acres of magnificently manicured grounds, Callanwolde’s Gothic-Tudor exterior is the vision of Charles Howard Candler, former president of The Coca-Cola Company. Today, Callanwolde is most widely recognized as a Fine Arts Center, offering classes and workshops for all ages as well as special performances, gallery exhibits, and outreach programs. It is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and we agree that its historic feel is what makes it such a unique space.
The interior of Callanwolde is as picturesque as the exterior, making it a desirable event space for weddings, corporate meetings, or any special occasion. Located in Atlanta’s Druid Hills’ area, the location makes it an easily accessible and centrally located venue. With a capacity to comfortably seat 250 guests, Callanwolde offers old world charm with stained-glass windows, a grand staircase with walnut paneling, and a newly restored garden on its historic grounds. Ashley and Michael chose to have their wedding reception at Callanwolde and their pictures evoke the sense of timeless elegance that they were hoping for.
Newly Restored Retreat
Tucked away in the woodland gardens stands the original Callanwolde Pool House, renamed the Samuel Goldman Retreat. The 1920′s building was fully restored to replicate all of its historic details with vaulted ceilings, granite floors, stone fireplace, and wood trim. The Retreat is the perfect location for intimate luncheons, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, corporate meetings and retreats, with a seated capacity of 50.
Gardens and Grounds
Callanwolde’s 12.5 acres of lush gardens and wooded grounds are tiered with stone walls and gravel pathways, and include a circular council ring, a hydrangea memorial garden, a wooden arbor, completely restored formal gardens, and a terraced lawn area. These spaces also make for fantastic photo opportunities. Some outdoor settings may be used for ceremonies and social gatherings.
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