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Private Events

Featured in GQ Magazine as a top private event space, Historic Oakland Cemetery offers 48 acres of Victorian gardens and spectacular locations for your special occasion.  Historic Oakland Foundation can help you plan a wedding, corporate or social event, or special gathering for any occasion at Oakland Cemetery, one of the most beautiful and unique venues in Atlanta.  

Our private events team will work with you to ensure that your event is special. Need a caterer? We’ve got connections! Assistance with logistics? We’re here to help! 

This is a historic year for Historic Oakland Foundation as we embark upon the restoration of our 1899 Bell Tower! The rehabilitation of the building by Smith-Dalia Architects will transform the Oakland Bell Tower into a unique and flexible event space.  

The newly restored Bell Tower will feature two floors of event space, two outdoor balconies overlooking the cemetery, a covered porte cochere, and front porch. The entire building is accessible. With expected project completion in late 2022, the Historic Bell Tower will be ready for your event in 2023!  

Oakland Cemetery was beautiful, and a most appropriate venue for the assembled architects and their families and colleagues…the facility worked well for a dinner, the tours were fabulous and even the weather cooperated!

Regan Young
American Institute of Architects

Intimate Ceremonies and Elopements

Celebrate your eternal love with an intimate ceremony on the grounds of historic Oakland Cemetery. Our 48-acres of beautiful statuary and cultivated gardens provide an exquisite and serene setting to create a lifetime of memories for you and your loved ones.

Your package includes a private consultation with our private event coordinator and support to help guide you through the entire planning process, including day-of event support.


  • Your choice of four ceremony sites
  • 90-minute venue rental
  • Up to 20 guests
  • 15 chairs
  • One 6″ table and linen
  • One PA speaker (includes one wired microphone and Bluetooth pairing capability)
  • Custom on-site wayfinding signs

Fee: $1,500


  • Guided Private Tour: $250
  • Self-Guided Tour Maps: $50
  • Officiant: $250
  • Custom Bouquet and Boutonniere: $300

Catering with Outside Vendors

If you choose to use a vendor outside of our preferred vendors list, we require proof of insurance and a pre-event walkthrough before any arrangements are finalized. This is to ensure that vendors meet our venue guidelines and understand the logistics of working in a historic space.

Contact our Private Events Team

Contact our Private Events Team

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