Quantcast

It was stunning. The venue is the part that made my wedding day so beautiful. Understated, beautiful floral arrangements added to the beauty. The food was the best wedding food I ever had (and I ate it the day after). The space was absolutely magnificent.The place made my wedding a STUNNING event. my dreams came true at 200 peachtree ...

5.0/5.0
Julie, Wedding Date: 01/09/2016

About

Offering a balance of deep historical significance and contemporary glamour, Southern Exchange Ballrooms located at 200 Peachtree City Center is the premier event venue located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta.

Weddings, corporate events, conferences, conventions, parties and celebrations take on a new meaning at this Downtown Atlanta premier historic event space. Designed by Philip Shutze, Atlanta’s famous classical architect, and opened in 1927, Southern Exchange is the elegance of a bygone era beautifully transformed for today to showcase your life’s and your business’ special moments.

The four distinct event spaces of Southern Exchange Ballrooms lend themselves well to hosting business events and conventions as well as social gatherings. Within walking distance of several of Atlanta’s best hotels and easily accessible via public transportation, Southern Exchange Ballroom's couples an exquisite atmosphere with unbeatable convenience.

Details

Venue Type
Ballroom, Historic, Loft
Capacity
800
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Loft
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
800
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Aisle Markers, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
Rehearsal Dinner Location - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

4 Reviews

3.6/5.0
 
5.0/5.0
Julie, Wedding Date: 01/09/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

It was stunning. The venue is the part that made my wedding day so beautiful. Understated, beautiful floral arrangements added to the beauty.

The food was the best wedding food I ever had (and I ate it the day after).
The space was absolutely magnificent.
The place made my wedding a STUNNING event.

my dreams came true at 200 peachtree ...

Services Used: Event Venue

4.8/5.0
TaNekka, Wedding Date: 07/07/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 4.5 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 4.5

Rebecca and Kim are absolutely amazing! They went above and beyond to make sure that my day was flawless. Kim even stood with me before I walked down the aisle and held my train so it wouldn't get dirty on the freight elevator. I actually changed venues in the early stages of wedding planning and because of them I am definitely glad I did! I cannot thank them enough!

Services Used: Event Venue
Southern Exchange Ballrooms responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for your kind words, TaNekka! It was a pleasure working with you up to and throughout your wedding day. Thank you for choosing us to host your wedding. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and love!

3.4/5.0
reina, Wedding Date: 08/26/2017
Quality of Service: 3.5 Responsiveness: 4.0 Professionalism: 4.0 Value: 2.5 Flexibility: 3.0

Venue was used for cocktail hour & reception. Beautiful, Spacious, well equipped.

Needs paint & it appeared to be in process, however, not complete by the event. The portion completed, had patchy shades.
The venue cost itself seemed less expensive at first, however, the line item's add up, it is costly. EVERYTHING must be in writing or it will not be honored, even if the rep said it was normal part of all events. The reps promise the moon to get the contract signed & deposit.

During cocktail hour someone was flickering the lights on and off. Bar tenders wanting guests to pay more tips after I was precharged a 22% gratuity.... They promote the bride/groom names on ticker sign outside, it was up for a very short time, it was more promos the bride/grooms names(they didn't tell us that).

My biggest complaint is truly the lack of creativity when it came to setup. It seem like that person just didn't care. The placing of the cake, next to the front door, she stated, it would look fine. It looked awful, with the exit sign behind every pic, just like I said it would. To them it was just another wedding, whatever, pay them, was how it felt.

They responded, they were professional, they were polite.... However..... they really did not work to help make the wedding special, perfect, the way it should be. Giving decor ideas, creative table placement etc., so very disappointing. Every answer seemed to be no we can't do that... the only choices were preset whether or not they worked. We met 3 times, and every time she was in a hurry to leave.

Southern Exchange, beautiful Venue... needs people who want to work with brides and mothers of brides, people with decor vision and enjoy what they do. Finish the paint job, charge top dollar, but hire top talent too. Rebecca Day was wonderful, this was zero reflection on her, she would be the only one I would recommend working with if choosing this venue.

Services Used: Event Venue

1.2/5.0
User4976914, Wedding Date: 1+ year ago
Quality of Service: 1.0 Responsiveness: 1.0 Professionalism: 1.0 Value: 2.0 Flexibility: 1.0

I am writing this review almost one year post wedding - which was much needed after everything that we went through with this venue. The space don't get me wrong is something I've always dreamed up - but working with this venue was a NIGHTMARE. It started off by the fact that we signed a contract with 200 Peachtree only to be told 1 month post that our contact (and the entire venue) was under new management. Not communicative (had to threaten to just show up to get an answer). Venue rep was horrible (rude and not bright). BEWARE: not only is everything an upsell - they try to spring it on you by making it seem like it's included. Due to the management switch - we were told we could only use Bold despite the fact that our original venue contact told us we could use any caterer. Bold was 3x the price of our preferred caterer. After a long fought battle (we're talking 6 months of back and forth) we won out - but our caterer told us post-event they were difficult to work with in the kitchen. Night before our wedding, our wedding planner gets a call that evening saying our venue called and the bar will be closing at 8:30pm vs 9:30pm as planned because they said we never said 9:30. Everyone had 9:30 even the venue rep's assistant but they said we owed more money. LIVID doesn't even begin to describe my dad who refused to pay. The venue rep didn't show up at our wedding until 8:30pm & even told us she just arrived - my mom was cleaning broken glass off the floor and spills because no one was there to do it. It was just sad. If you want a headache - use this venue. I could give a laundry list of rude, unprofessional & difficult things the people working this venue did and they're aware of our unhappiness.

Services Used: Event Venue

Map