The Biltmore Hotel Atlanta is a historic building located on Peachtree Street in Midtown. The building is known for being developed by William Candler, son of the Coca Cola executive Asa Candler. The eleven-story hotel originally opened in 1924 and quickly became known as one of the premiere hotels in the city. It is interesting that some of the most distinguishing features that people associate with the hotel are not even connected with it. The two radio towers for WSB AM that rise over each side of the building are a landmark for people searching through Midtown for this iconic building. Now it is primarily used for Biltmore hotel events such as weddings and receptions. The Biltmore Atlanta Ballroom experience provides a next level of luxury for anyone getting married or wanting to stage a fairytale reception. Although a portion of the building is now reserved for condominiums, it does not function as a hotel presently.
The historic Biltmore Hotel Atlanta became the Sheraton-Biltmore Hotel in the 1960s. It was one of the focal points of social life and a center of cultural activities in Atlanta for decades, leading to it ultimately gaining the designation of The South’s Supreme Hotel. Unfortunately, the Biltmore Hotel Atlanta was closed in 1982 and subsequently gutted for the regrettable purpose of opening up space for offices of all things. What remains of the once amazing hotel is the exterior (completely in tact) and not one Biltmore Hotel Atlanta ballroom, but two. When people who are getting married look into Biltmore Hotel events they soon realize that the atmosphere is nothing short of elegant and opulent.
Both the Georgian Ballroom and the Imperial Ballroom are dazzling and breathtaking quarters that inspire old-world sophistication and elegant charm. They are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places and give a glimpse into the history of Atlanta as well. The marble floors and broad arches accentuate each Biltmore Hotel Atlanta ballroom, making it perhaps the most enviable destination both for wedding ceremonies and receptions among couples in the Atlanta area.
If you are seriously considering renting the space for Biltmore hotel events, you need to know some of the technical specifications. The Georgian Ballroom seats 350 people for banquets and 500 for receptions. The Imperial Ballroom seats 250 for banquets and 400 for receptions. The rates for renting one of the Biltmore ballrooms is certainly not cheap, but once you do, you are guaranteed of having an absolutely enchanting experience. Many people that do rent one of the ballrooms for the wedding ceremony itself, also rent the other for the purpose of having the reception. If you are so inclined, you can have an all-encompassing experience for your wedding and reception at one of the most alluring and enviable locations in all of Atlanta.
There are also plenty of Midtown hotels in the area, or luxury hotels if you really want to do your event right, and your wedding planner will be more than happy to help you arrange for accommodations for anyone who may be coming in from out of town. One thing that comes along with the price of renting the Biltmore Hotel Atlanta for your special event is having the professional services of a wedding planner to assist with everything down to the last detail.
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