It’s no secret that people love to celebrate. From marriages and birthdays to anniversaries and reunions, we’re always looking for a reason to throw a great party. Special occasions like these call for a spectacular venue, and Sandy Springs has many to choose from.

The natural beauty of the nearby Chattahoochee River combined with the vibrant new downtown area offer a perfect mix of nature and urban culture for the backdrop of your event. Plus, the city’s wide range of restaurants, hotels, and event spaces gives you and your guests all the necessary amenities for a fabulous celebration. Whatever type of event you’re planning, read on to discover why Sandy Springs is the best place to host it.

Venue Recommendations by Event Type

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From Bar Mitzvahs to weddings and birthdays, Sandy Springs has the perfect venue for your gathering. Visit Sandy Springs

If you’re planning a corporate event…

An excellent venue is the quickest way to make any corporate function more enjoyable for attendees. You can never go wrong hosting a big event at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, which has 17 different event rooms and can accommodate up to 1,000 people in its largest space. If you want to make your corporate event a little more active, head to Bury The Hatchet. This axe-throwing bar is the perfect location for a unique team building activity and some friendly competition.

When you want to treat your colleagues to a delicious meal, Kaiser’s Chophouse is certainly the place. The menu offers steak, seafood, and cocktails—everything you need for a successful dinner.

Looking for a modern and adaptable event space that is close to hotels but also in the heart of town? City Springs offers a wide variety of top-notch spaces to help you craft your perfect meeting experience. The City Springs campus offers five meeting rooms that are perfect for small receptions, board meetings, training and educational sessions, and a host of other small events. 

When you’re planning a wedding or reception…

Sandy Springs is home to some of the area’s most beautiful venues for weddings and receptions. For a gorgeous indoor/outdoor wedding celebration near the city center, you’ll need to look no further than the Bluestone Building at Heritage Sandy Springs Park. This venue features a lovely entertainment garden and event hall that are perfect for a ceremony and reception.

Another gorgeous indoor/outdoor venue option is the Huntcliff River Club. At Huntcliff, you can have a stunning ceremony on the banks of the Chattahoochee, followed by a cozy indoor reception with views of the river. Finally, Ray’s on the River is another of Sandy Springs’ incredibly elegant venues and offers a riverside garden, a modern indoor gathering space, and phenomenal in-house catering.

For a birthday celebration…

A birthday is the perfect opportunity to gather family and friends together to celebrate a loved one. For a fun and casual birthday party in Sandy Springs, Pontoon Brewing is a go-to spot for games, craft beer, and a laid-back atmosphere. If your crowd prefers an upscale dining experience, get your group together to celebrate at Casi Cielo, a restaurant inspired by the flavors of Oaxaca, Mexico that boasts Sandy Springs’ largest collection of Mezcal and a menu of handcrafted cocktails.

For game-lovers, Sandy Springs has excellent options for some birthday fun. Battle and Brew is a full restaurant and bar that offers hundreds of video and board games, while Hudson Grille is a nearby spot to celebrate the big day (or a big game) with sports bar eats, big screen TVs, and Coin-operating video games, ping pong, air hockey and foosball.

If it’s time for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah…

Sherwood Event Hall is an extremely elegant venue and can host up to 500 guests. Special amenities include a podium or stage, tables and chairs, full kitchen facilities, and much more. For a smaller, more contemporary setting, check out Space In Time, an art gallery and event space in the heart of Sandy Springs. This inviting venue is over 1880 square feet and holds up to 125 guests seated.

For Private Dining or a Rehearsal Dinner…

Many of Sandy Springs’ fantastic restaurants offer private dining options, and each lends its own unique charm to your event. One local favorite is Mojave, which features delicious Latin cuisine and an intimate private dining space for up to 32 guests. Another wonderful option is Ray’s on the River, one of the area’s most beloved restaurants featuring riverfront views and a menu of fresh seafood and steaks. Ray’s new private dining space can host up to 180 guests and offers several dining packages to choose from to best fit your event.

When a Family Reunion is on the calendar…

There’s nothing like getting together with family in a relaxed outdoor setting where adults can gather and kids can play. Morgan Falls Overlook Park is situated on the Chattahoochee River and features a playground, picnic pavilions, and restrooms, making it the ideal setting for a family cookout. Hammond Park is another well-loved outdoor space and is home to playgrounds, basketball courts, and two picnic pavilions.

Additional Amenities for your Gathering

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Don’t let the party stop just because your planned gathering is over. Sandy Springs has plenty to do before and after your event to keep things moving. Visit Sandy Springs

Spas and Salons

It’s a no-brainer that you’ll want to look your best for the big event, and Sandy Springs has plenty of places to get pampered and prepped for your celebration. For haircuts and colorings, let the expert stylists at Salon Lofts or Allie J Salon take care of you before the party gets started. If you want to really treat yourself, book a relaxing massage and facial at Hand and Stone in the Prado.

The After Party

The fun doesn’t have to end when the “official” gathering is over. Keep the party going by visiting some of Sandy Springs’ favorite late-night spots after your event. Head over to Thrill Korean Steak and Bar for all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ and handcrafted cocktails, enjoy live music and a late night happy hour at The Select, or check out the hookah at Mandolin Kitchen.

Where to Stay

Your guests won’t have to look far to find a great hotel while visiting Sandy Springs. The Sonesta Atlanta Northwest Galleria , Hyatt House Atlanta Perimeter Center, and Courtyard Atlanta Perimeter Center are just a few of the wonderful and comfortable accommodations to be found around the city. Our team at Visit Sandy Springs is available to help find the perfect place for every group.

Written by Madison Eubanks for Matcha in partnership with Sandy Springs GA.