Historic Dekalb Courthouse





Nestled in DeKalb County, Georgia resides the DeKalb History Center. This historic Old Courthouse is a beautiful building, perfect for your special day. The luxurious interior adds romance to every wedding celebration. The DeKalb History Center has a lovely ballroom and is close to the downtown of Decatur. The stone interior and large windows create a light interior that looks stunning with the addition of special wedding decor. Floral centerpieces and colorful linens create a wedding room that is bursting with elegance. The DeKalb History Center can host both your wedding celebration as well as ceremony. The picturesque building has wonderful sites inside and out to capture your special day. The ballroom's high ceiling and mood lighting will create a festive site for an evening of dancing. Cheer, enjoy dancing, and bask in the joy of wedding festivities. The DeKalb History Center is a venue with historic charm as well as contemporary elegance.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, City/Skyline View


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Rental time-blocks include setup and breakdown. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,200 to $3,400 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $325/hr. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Historic Dekalb Courthouse is estimated at between $6,830 and $10,680 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Valet or public parking for a fee
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 1:00AM