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Decatur Historical Courthouse

101 E Court Sq, Decatur, GA 30030-2544
+1 404-373-1088
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Beautiful venue!

We were fortunate to attend a wedding in the courthouse & it was simply beautiful! Great location... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amy T
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Troutman, North Carolina
Pretty Good

On it's own it is pretty good but once you add the activities that they sometimes have here (mainly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CHEESEBALL27
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The DeKalb History Center collects, preserves and shares the history of DeKalb County, Georgia. Our Archives and Museum are located inside the historic courthouse in downtown Decatur, just a few miles from metro Atlanta. Open to the public, you can research many local history topics including genealogy and family history, cemeteries and historic homes. We also have many resources for teachers and host children’s programs throughout the year. The Courthouse is available for rent and serves as a popular event facility for facility for weddings, corporate functions and parties.
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101 E Court Sq, Decatur, GA 30030-2544
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+1 404-373-1088
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to attend a wedding in the courthouse & it was simply beautiful! Great location, with plenty of things to do surrounding it. Ceremony & reception were upstairs and both were amazing. Very cozy, romantic venue!!

Thank Amy T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On it's own it is pretty good but once you add the activities that they sometimes have here (mainly for kids) it is incredible! I love it! They dress up as characters from the civil war, do performances and tell stories! I loved it! Check...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I've been there a few of times, during Maker Faires and demonstrations in Decatur Square. The courthouse may not be a key place to put on a travel plan, but anyone in the downtown Decatur area really should take a few minutes to visit the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great for weddings and rehearsal dinners, dances, business functions. Marble and art deco. Wedding/ Rehearsal Dinner- upstairs ceremony, downstairs cocktail hour, upstairs reception. They have an elevator.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Walk or drive past all the time! Classic Architecture: imposing and beautiful! Great columns, adore the clock. Nice symmetrical lines!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Several years ago I asked and received permission on behalf of our Decatur Kiwanis Club to host a art exhibit for the special needs grade schools in Dekalb Country. It was a hit! One of the best features of the art show was giving financial...More

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

When you're a local, you tend to walk past things you see every day - without going in. Until some visitor asks you. So we went and there are several well-done, informative, and very interesting exhibits in the old Courthouse and they're all free. So...More

Thank AtlantaMadman
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

The wedding I attended was coordinated perfectly within the historic courthouse. The pre-wedding cocktail hour was in the main lobby, the actual ceremony was upstairs in the courtroom, and the dinner + reception was downstairs. Each activity had a completely different feel to it, and...More

Thank McFamGo
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This beautiful building is now a perfect venue for weddings; which is exactly why we were in Decatur and had the opportunity to visit the courthouse. The courthouse was a charming venue and we had a delightful evening celebrating in this building and town!

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is where locals go for jury duty and such. The general area around here is nice: lots of shops, restaurants, and bars. But I would never suggest that one visit the courthouse itself...unless one was involved in a trial.

Thank 179laraw
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