The Carter Presidential Center is a 37-acre retreat located just two miles from downtown Atlanta, accessible via I-75/I-85 and Freedom Parkway.
The Carter Center does not allow events to take place outside on the grounds. However, the grounds are available for you and your guest to enjoy during your event and for engagement and wedding photos.
Please contact one of the Events office staff listed on the upper right corner of this page for availability.
Proof of the Pudding is the exclusive caterer at The Carter Center. All food and beverage, including alcohol, must be provided by Proof of the Pudding. For information regarding menus and pricing, please contact our account executive listed under Exclusive Vendors located on the lower right corner of this page.
Ceremonies in the Cecil B. Day Chapel range from 70-300 guests and receptions in the Cyprus Room can accommodate up to 170 guests. Please see our wedding pricing (PDF) for a detailed list of room capacities and rental information for weddings at The Carter Center.
There are several engagement photos and wedding photos available for viewing on The Carter Center Events Facebook page.
View the full list of amenities included with the facility use fee for weddings.
Yes, there are event spaces available for rehearsal dinners, bridesmaids' luncheons, and gorgeous grounds for engagement photo sessions.
Yes, the private grounds are available for scheduled engagement sessions for a separate fee. The public areas are open and available between 9:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. View map of the gardens (PDF) >
The Events Office will be happy to assist you with recommendations for these items, as they are not included with the space rental. A wedding planner is not required, but highly recommended for at least the day of the wedding. An Events staff member will be on site on the day of your wedding to work directly with your coordinator as the facility contact.
Wedding ceremonies and receptions are based on an eight hour timeframe. Four hours for preparation and the ceremony and four hours for the reception. All vendors and guests must depart the premises by midnight.
Please fill out the reservation request form and an Events staff member will contact you to discuss availability and determine if you're ready for a contract or if you'd like to place the date on hold for a few weeks while you make a final decision on the venue.