Where to Host a Shower in Atlanta

Ideas for Bridal and Baby Special Events

A shower is always a special occasion, with friends gathering to celebrate a big moment like a wedding or a new baby. Sometimes if you are hosting a large group, your home as shower venue is just not an option. You have a lot of good venue options that offer a wide variety of moods for throwing a spectacular shower around metro Atlanta. So go all out for the bride- or mother-to-be.

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    Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party
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    Located in Candler Park, Dr. Bombay's is a unique and memorable spot for a smaller party. The tea shop has warm, eclectic decor with a seriously vintage vibe that reminds you of something out of a Wes Anderson film. Rent the quirky space and host high tea for the ladies, complete with yummy snacks. 

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    Sun in my Belly is known for both its delicious catering and cute neighborhood cafe in Kirkwood. This restaurant a private side room that can host fairly large showers and parties, and it has plenty of room to dine and open loads of presents. The sunny space is industrial chic with a hint of vintage flair.

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    Swan Coach House
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    A party at the elegant Swan Coach House has been a long-standing tradition for Southern belles. Order up dainty finger foods and party punches for an elegant affair. It has a wide variety of private spaces, including a gorgeous garden, to accommodate groups of 20 all the way up to 100.

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    Java Vino is a great location for an engagement party or wedding shower. This coffee shop cum wine bar hosts private events in its upstairs Wine Lounge, and it includes an outdoor patio. It will hold up to 50 people (standing) or 25 for a sit-down party. Java Vino also serves desserts and non-alcoholic beverages for baby showers, though it might be a bit of a tease to bring the mommy-to-to be a wine bar.

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    HodgePodge Coffee in Ormewood Park offers its space for rent for a modest fee, and you can even bring in your own food and drink. But even if you bring some items of your own, you'll definitely want to include some of HodgePodge's yummy desserts for your soiree.

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    La Madeleine is a chain restaurant that has several Atlanta-area locations, and it's often used for showers. Locations that have private rooms let you use the room for just a modest minimum spend that makes it a very affordable option for many hosts.

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    Neighborhood Clubhouses

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    If you're on a tight budget, you might want to look for a neighborhood clubhouse to host your party. These spacious facilities let you bring your own food and drink and give you a more home-like feel than a restaurant, but they have much bigger spaces for a party than a typical living room. Typically you'll find clubhouses with space to rent in both subdivisions and condo buildings. If you don't live in a community with a clubhouse, see if there's another close friend of the guest of honor who might have access to one of these areas.