Cator Woolford Gardens

Step into a world of timeless elegance and Southern allure at the enchanting Cator Woolford Gardens. Nestled in the heart of Druid Hills, this hidden gem offers more than just a picturesque backdrop for weddings and events—it’s a portal to 1920s Atlanta, preserving the legacy of Cator Woolford, a visionary entrepreneur and founder of Equifax. Surrounded by meticulously manicured Italian-style gardens, this oasis stands as a testament to a bygone era, untouched by the hustle and bustle of modern city life. As you stroll through the verdant pathways and bask in the charm of the historic estate, you’ll find yourself transported to a place where romance, sophistication, and Southern hospitality converge.

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Moreover, choosing Cator Woolford Gardens for your special occasion isn’t just about creating lasting memories—it’s about making a meaningful impact. Every event held at this treasured venue directly supports the Frazer Center’s mission of promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity within the Atlanta community. By saying “I do” amidst the splendor of these gardens or commemorating life’s milestones within its historic walls, you’re not only honoring the past, but also contributing to a brighter, more inclusive future for all. Join us in writing the next chapter of history at the Cator Woolford Gardens, where love, legacy, and philanthropy intertwine to create unforgettable moments.

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  • Italian-inspired gardens create a striking landscape
  • The timeless allure of the expansive Cator Woolford estate imbued with old-world charm
  • 39 acres of mature woodland and verdant gardens landscape
  • Combines formal and natural environments to offer a variety of versatile photo opportunities
  • Personal photography sessions that do not necessitate the use of facilities or any garden equipment, visitors are welcome to explore the Gardens at any time, as long as there are no ongoing events.
  • Abundant lighting is present throughout the Gardens, including lamp posts, chandeliers beneath the tent, globe string lights under the smaller tent, and suspended between the tent and bridal pavilion.
  • Pets are permitted in the Gardens but must be kept on a leash at all times while on the premises.


  • Exclusive use of genuine flower petals is permitted, and they must be gathered from the Ceremony Lawn and Atrium.
  • As of the current posting, a reservation and a fee of $100 are necessary.

Good areas to take photos:

  • The Grand Italian Staircase creates an elegant and commanding backdrop that perfectly frames portraits and other photos.
  • The Ceremony Lawn is flanked by beautiful landscaping, the sprawling green ceremony lawn sets the perfect stage for family photos and wide-angle shots.
  • Canopy at the Colonnade seamlessly blends the natural beauty of the Gardens with our Italian-style architecture.