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Dockside Wedding Ceremony
Dockside Ceremony

Lake Clara Meer is the heart of Piedmont Park and its dock provides an unmatched view of the park’s serene beauty. Located near the 12th Street Gate, Dockside includes two contiguous areas: a dock/lawn area and the historic Visitor Center building. Beautifully landscaped boardwalks and stone steps connect the two spaces. Secluded behind the Visitor Center and below the park’s main pathway, the dock/lawn area forms an amphitheater-like space nestled into the western end of the lake.

Cockside Birthday Party
Dockside Picnic/Birthday Party

Dockside’s dock/lawn area is the perfect place for your wedding ceremony. And just a short walk through the park is Magnolia Hall or Greystone—ideal places to hold the wedding reception of your dreams.

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Dockside's Visitor Center

Dockside’s Visitor Center is the perfect location for smaller events of 50-60 guests or less. Rehearsal dinners, company picnics, or lavish family gatherings work well in this space. The mural on the barrel ceiling adds a unique element to your event. The Visitor Center is included with your rental of Dockside.

Rental Rates
20% discount on January and February Rental Rates. 20% discount applies to rental rates for non-profit organizations with proof of 501c3. 5% military discount offered with proof of military service. Only immediate family members will qualify. Call 404.875.7275 x224 to find out more.

  Ceremony Only (3 hours use) Monday-Sunday $1,200
  Please contact Facility Rentals Department to request indoor and/or outdoor use for smaller wedding receptions, corporate events, and social events. Contact sales person for pricing.

•  Dockside seats up to 50 persons inside and 10 persons on covered patio.
•  Dock seats up to 120 for ceremony. Lawn seats up to 200 for ceremony.
•  Event tents can be setup on the dock or the concrete. No tenting is allowed on the grass.
•  Tables and chairs (including chairs needed for the ceremony on Lawn or Dock), for outside use + tenting are available from our preferred rental vendors.
•  Events must end when Park closes @ 11:00 pm, vendors are permitted one (1) extra hour to load out. Events on Saturday cannot begin loading in until 3pm, due to Green Market.
•  Limited power and lighting is available at Dockside. Generator may be rented from a preferred provider.

Miscellaneous Fees
•  Ceremony Fee with rental of Magnolia Hall or Greystone for reception (2 hours added to facility use time for ceremony needs) $1,000
•  Additional Rental Time - per hour (if available) $200
•  Deposit (due up front at signing of contract along with half of rental rate) $1,000
•  Parking is available at the Sage Parking Facility located off of Monroe Drive on Worchester Drive. You may pre-pay and reserve spaces for your guests in advance. Contact sales person for pricing.
•  1- 5 passenger golf cart with driver to transport guests from Sage Parking Facility/other venues to Dockside. Note: Golf Cart Policy applies, so notify your sales person if you intend to utilize this service. Contact sales person for pricing.

All proceeds benefit Piedmont Park Conservancy – a member and donor non-profit, working to restore and enrich historic Piedmont Park.

Dockside is located behind the Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center near the 12th Street gate park entrance, click here for Directions.

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Facility Info
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Price List
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Rental Contacts
Barbara Roberts
Director, Facility Rentals
404.875.7275 x224

Jane Rollo
Sales Manager,
Facility Rental
404.875.7275 x230

Mailing Address
Piedmont Park Conservancy
Facility Rentals
P.O. Box 7795
Atlanta, GA 30357-0795

Physical Address
Magnolia Hall and Office
1320 Monroe Dr., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Physical Address
Visitor Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309