Want to plan an amazing rehearsal dinner experience in Atlanta at a fab hot spot that has private dining? We’ve rounded up 16 of the most amazing restaurants in Atlanta with private dining for your rehearsal dinner!
1) Bangkok Thai Food
To kick off this list, we are starting with the high-end casual dining of Bangkok Thai Food! On the menu, you’ll find delicious options like papaya salad, satay chicken, and pad thai. The food is authentic and it’s all prepared by way of the heirloom Thai method. Each and every dish served is artfully plated and carefully crafted. You’ll also find that your meal will be served in a beautiful ceramic dish or bowl that was imported from Thailand!
At Bangkok Thai Food, the dishes are meant to be an experience. An experience that brings flavor, texture, and vibrant colors; literally, to the table! Bangkok Thai is committed to sourcing the freshest locally produced ingredients, providing stellar service, and embodying the essence of Thai food. To host your Atlanta rehearsal dinner at Bangkok Thai, their private dining room is able to accommodate up to 20 seated guests for dinner, or 30 guests for a standing or cocktail reception. You can contact the restaurant directly, by finding them online here!
Nestled along the peaceful banks of the Chattahoochee River, yet conveniently located in the Atlanta community of Vinings, Canoe is one of the area’s most well-loved dining experiences! At Canoe, the artful culinary experience they provide is balanced against the natural setting. You might’ve seen Canoe’s name in print. They’ve been featured in publications like Bon Appetit, The Wine Spectator, Newsweek, Modern Bride, and The New York Times!
This restaurant and wedding venue combined has an extensive menu ranging from brunch, lunch, and dinner to dessert, wine, and cocktails! Canoe has four different private event rooms to host your rehearsal dinner. They are the Paces Room, Wine Room, Covered Patio, and the River Garden. Each room has its unique ambiance, availability, and pricing structure. To find out more about planning your rehearsal dinner at Canoe you find their private dining events information here.
3) Double Zero
Getting our vote for one of the best Italian restaurants to host your rehearsal dinner in Atlanta is Double Zero! Just to be clear, when we say Italian we mean dishes inspired by the southern coast of Italy. Like traditional Neapolitan Pizza, fresh handmade pasta, and classic Italian dishes that have been reimagined into small planets!
Much like Bangkok Thai, Double Zero is vibrant and modern and serves up high-end cuisine in a casual relaxed atmosphere. Double Zero boasts one of the largest liquor collections in Atlanta! Along with a full team of sommeliers, they also offer their guests a wide variety of delectable Italian wine! Double Zero offers a wide range of menu selections for hosting your rehearsal dinner with them. In fact, you can find a complete list of their event spaces, along with layout, decor, and capacity right here! To take an in-depth look at putting together a menu for your rehearsal dinner at Double Zero, they have a guide for you, right here!
4) Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar
Ok, it might not exactly be “dinner” but how about a rehearsal gathering over an amazingly delicious selection of charcuterie? With a full bar, of course! Located inside the Loews Atlanta Hotel, Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar has to be one of the most unique choices we’ve seen for hosting your private rehearsal dinner!
There’s nothing we love more than an amaze glass of wine paired with charcuterie! As if that wasn’t amazing enough, the scene here is unforgettable. Bar on one side, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city on the other! And if you need another added bonus, we always love private dining options that are located inside a hotel. How easily and accessible is that for your out-of-town guests?
Full disclosure, in addition to their fully stocked bar and amaze charcuterie, Saltwood also has a selection of steak, burgers, and sandwiches! There are three private dining options for hosting your rehearsal dinner in Atlanta with Saltwood. Their Tasting Room can accommodate up to 16 seated guests or 25 standing guests. The Hickory Room can accommodate up to 65 seated guests or 100 standing guests. Finally, the Oak Room can accommodate up to 30 seated guests or 55 standing guests. For more information on private events at Saltwood, you can find them online here!
5) The General Muir
An upscale, New York-style Jewish deli in an ultra-chic atmosphere? Sign us up! If you’re wondering how authentic the food is here compared to NY deli, you’ll be happy to know that the pastrami is cured and smoked in-house! Their bagels are hand rolled and kettle boiled for that incredible soft-on-the-inside crunchy-on-the-outside iconic NY taste!
The General Muir is rooted in history. Taking its name from the transport ship that brought co-owner Jennifer Johnson’s mother and grandparents, Holocaust survivors, to New York in 1949. It’s location in Emory Point Atlanta serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. Making it an easy choice for a rehearsal dinner at any hour of the day! The General Muir is able to host up to 150 guests for your rehearsal get-together. You and your guests will find easily accessible & available parking in the back, behind their building. To get in touch with them to confirm the details of your event, you can find their contact form & information here!
6) Serena Pastificio
Light, bright, airy, and inviting, Serena Pastificio serves up handmade pasta and fresh seafood with craft cocktails! Part of the experience and charm of dining at Serena Pastificio is the visible pasta station where the chefs showcase the precision, passion, and creativity that comprise each & every dish before it hits your table!
In addition to the amazing hand-crafted pasta, you’ll also find a rotating seasonal wine and cocktail list that features drinks perfectly paired to your meal selections! Serena Pastificio’s private dining room can host up to 150 guests for your rehearsal dinner. And if the handmade pasta and spacious private room aren’t enough to entice you into having your rehearsal dinner here, the entire restaurant is one great big photo op! Making it easy to capture the magic on the night before your I do’s. For more information, or to contact Serena Pastificio for your rehearsal dinner, you can contact them here.
7) The Garden Room
In a great big old “you’ve probably seen it on Instagram” moment, comes The Garden Room. With its crazy gorgeous decor & atmosphere, The Garden Room is a place to unwind while escaping the noise of everyday life. Unique dining doesn’t even begin to cover the experience at The Garden Room. It’s Victorian Era meets French Garden meets modern-fabulous choice to host your rehearsal dinner! For private events, The Garden Room can accommodate 13-60 guests seated or up to 120 guests for a reception.
Private events come with a completely customized menu, and the ability to bring in your own decor and floral arrangements. However, outside decor must be approved by the event staff at least three days prior to your rehearsal dinner. Additionally, they have a pastry chef on hand to create a customized cake for your rehearsal dinner! Or, you can bring in your own cake, which includes an additional $5 per person plating fee. For more information on hosting a private rehearsal dinner at The Garden Room in Atlanta, you can find their group dining page here. Or, for a glimpse at their off-the-charts amazing menu, you’ll find their modern fusion offerings here!
8) Two Urban Licks
The smell of incredibly delicious wood-fired cuisine and juicy rotisserie will hit you as soon as you walk in the door! As the delicious scents take over your senses, you’ll realize there is a 26-foot wine tap barrel on the wall! Two Urban Licks combines funky live blues and belt line views. Creating an epic dining experience that plays on all your senses smoother than a harmonica solo!
The edgy atmosphere at Two Urban Licks combined with the fire-roasted goodies are available for an unforgettable experience during your rehearsal dinner. They offer three distinct private dining rooms. The Courtyard, Patio, or the Ballroom. The courtyard is an open-air setting under the stars that can seat up to 75 guests. The Patio is also an open-air setting that provides views of the city skyline. This space is best suited for a cocktail-style rehearsal dinner. Lastly, Two Urban Licks has a brand new ballroom located on their second floor. This space overlooks the main dining room and creates an amazing scene with a wonderful backdrop for your rehearsal dinner! For more information on booking your rehearsal dinner at Two Urban Licks, you can find the information for their events team, here!
9) Mary Mac’s Tearoom
Can you have a list of the best restaurants in Atlanta to host your rehearsal dinner without a good old made-from-scratch Southern food option? Mary Mac’s Tearoom has been an Atlanta staple for over 75 years! Every morning at Mary Mac’s start by brewing their own sweet tea and baking their own bread and desserts. On their dessert menu, you’ll find southern classics like banana pudding and Georgia peach cobbler.
The dinner menu at Mary Mac’s contains some of the juiciest fried chicken you will ever wrap your lips around! You’ll also find sides like fried okra, tomato pie, and their world-famous fried green tomatoes. All of the recipes at Mary Mac’s were documented back in the 1960s and have been passed down ever since! This amazing Southern food staple has a private event space that is perfect for hosting your rehearsal dinner before the big day. Their private dining rooms can accommodate anywhere from 20-200 guests for an amazing Southern hospitality experience. For more information, you can find information about private events at Mary Mac’s Tearoom at this link.
10) Marcus Bar and Grille
A vibrant, funky, neighborhood type of place, Marcus Bar and Grille is an open kitchen with a wood-fired grill and oven. So, it’s not your typical pub food experience! Dishes at Marcus Bar and Grille are elevated takes on comfort food classics. With each dish striving to embody the rich history of Atlata’s Old Fourth Ward.
The Old Forth Ward was a space for the community to come together and celebrate music with great food and drink. Marcus B&G carries on this tradition today! For libations, you’ll find local beers, creative cocktails, and an extensive wine list. One of the private dining options at Marcus is called the Vinyl Room and it upholds the restaurant’s mission of celebrating local music with bookcases packed full of vinyl records! This space can seat 10-24 guests for your rehearsal dinner. If you need more space to accommodate a larger size guest list, Marcus Bar & Grille offers a full restaurant buyout. This option can accommodate up to 125 guests for a seated dinner or 250 guests for a cocktail reception. To get a feel for the vibes in that amazing vinyl room, you can take a peak at the private event offerings at Marcus Bar & Grill, right here!
11) Atlanta Fish Market
With an ever-changing menu of fresh fish and seafood including Maine lobster, iced oysters, and crab and shrimp cocktail, Atlanta fish market has the widest selection of seafood in the southeast! The menu at Atlanta Fish Market is innovative, and the experience is lively! The whole scene is set against a backdrop that can only be described as an urban loft. If you decide that fresh seafood is on the menu at your Atlanta rehearsal dinner, Atlanta Fish Market has four options for private dining.
Room “A” has the capacity to accommodate up to 60 seated guests for dinner and includes the use of their AV system. Room “B” has the ability to accommodate up to 60 seated guests for dinner. Additionally, room B contains a window that overlooks the bustling scene inside the restaurant! The third option is to combine room A&B to seat anywhere from 140-160 guests for your rehearsal dinner. Finally, the last option for private dining at Atlanta Fish Market is their Savannah Room. This space contains two long imperial tables and has the ability to seat 32-36 guests for dinner. To take a look at each room’s floor plan and configuration, you can find that online. If you want to skip to the good part and start dreaming about the menu at your rehearsal dinner at Atlanta Fish Market, you can find the PDF of their private dining packages, here!
12) Chido & Padres
The vibrant colorful flavors of Oaxaca, Puebla, and Sinaloa are transported to you by way of Atlanta at Chido & Padres! The space is decorated with handcrafted Mexican artwork, packed with bursts of color. Which makes Dining at Chido & Padres an experience and celebration of Mexico.
To create a menu full of guest favorites, dishes here are crafted using a blend of local and imported ingredients. You’ll find classic staples like hand-mashed guacamole, house-made tortillas, and scratch-made moles. On the drink menu are juicy margaritas and palomas to wash it all down! Chido & Padre’s is a fun gateway that features live music and an environment that will elevate the mood of any gathering! To host your rehearsal dinner at Chido & Padre’s they offer the following private dining options. Their open-air outdoor patio, inside the private dining room, or inside their large dining room. If the flavors of Mexico are a must-have for your rehearsal dinner in Atlanta, you can tingle your senses at Chido & Padres by finding more information at this link!
Oysters on the half shell and a freshly poured glass of prosecco await you at Lure! This restaurant is a stylish 1920s bungalow with an inviting spirit. At Lure, they serve up seasonal, regionally-inspired seafood flavors for an unforgettable dining experience! Lure is the kind of place where you can get dressed up for a night on the town and a four-course dinner. Or where you can just stop in for a beer and a tray of raw oysters.
The walls of Lure are draped in nautical memorabilia. Creating a fully immersive experience for your rehearsal dinner! Lure offers a few private dining options in their Midtown location for hosting your rehearsal dinner with them. Their open-air patio which can accommodate up to 60 seated guests for dinner. Their semi-private dining room can seat up to 50 guests for dinner. The private dining room, which can accommodate up to 50 guests for a seated dinner. And, lastly, a full restaurant buyout which can accommodate up to 110 seated guests for your Atlanta rehearsal dinner!
14) Antica Posta
The Betti brothers, Marco & Alessandro, who grew up in the Tuscan hills just outside Florence, spent their childhood in and out of the family butcher shop. Alessandro’s firm belief is that he is only as good as the last meal he served. Nonetheless, you can expect the finest Italian dishes at Antica Posta crafted from nothing less than freshest seasonal ingredients. They also use the finest meats, fish, and poultry to elevate each and every dish. You’ll also see culinary dream items like white truffles, black winter truffles, and summer truffles listed as ingredients!
The Betti brother’s Dad also makes an appearance on their menu as well with his Tuscan extra virgin olive oil! Oh, and the homemade Italian Salami on the menu? It’s their family’s specialty! Lastly, you’ll find the menu at Antica Posta packed with an extensive selection of Italian wines to pair with your choice of Primi Piatti. Which by the way they serve with heaps of sauce, so don’t be afraid to dig in! Antica Posta has three private dining options to choose from for hosting your rehearsal dinner with them. But, you’ll have to get in touch with their event staff to book the room that best fits your needs. In the meantime, if you’re wondering what’s on the private dining menu, you can take a sneak peek at the menu and price list, right here!
15) New Realm Brewing Co.
Located along Atlanta’s Eastside Beltline Trail, New Realm Brewing Co. serves up IPAs, classic pilsners, Belgian-inspired ales, and cocktails mixed from a variety of the finest spirits on hand! Along with their in-house brews, their indoor-outdoor space serves some of Atlanta’s best wood-fired pizza along with their famed New Realm Burger.
New Realm is an indoor/outdoor kind of place. Overall, they offer EIGHT different options for hosting your rehearsal dinner with them in a private setting! The first is their rooftop terrace (heads up, you can only access this space by stairs!). The full capacity of the rooftop terrace seats 90 and stands 170. The partial capacity of the rooftop terrace seats 20 and stands 40. The Beer Garden at New Realm is also available. At full capacity, this space can seat 80 or stand 200 guests. The partial capacity of the Beer Garden seats 30 and stands 50. The Covered Patio at New Realm is a bit more intimate with a capacity of seating 30 guests or standing 40.
The main dining room at New Realm is available with a capacity to accommodate up to 100 seated guests or 200 standing guests. The Centennial Room, coated on the main floor directly off the brewhouse, can accommodate up to 25 seated guests or 35 standing guests. The Mosiac Room & Brewhouse Catwalk mezzanine level, can seat up to 25 guests or provide room for 40 standing guests. The Dock Bar (an outdoor space overlooking the beltline) can seat up to 120 guests or provide space for up to 200 standing guests.
Finally, the last option to host your rehearsal dinner at New Realm is a full restaurant buyout with the capacity to seat 250 guests or provide standing space for up to 450 guests. Each unique space has its own vibe and availability. For more information on New Realm Brewing’s private dining experience, you can find a complete list of their options right here!
16) O-KU Atlanta
A fresh innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine! The midtown location of O-KU has a dinner menu unlike any of their other locations. Here, you’ll find unique, unexpected, creative dishes. These one-of-a-kind meals find a home on their menu alongside traditional sashimi and specialty rolls. Additionally, the seafood at O-KU has been sourced from the finest fish markets in Tokoyo & Hawaii!
O-KU has that bustling, scene-setting, city experience inside its doors. Located in the Ironworks development, O-KU features a spacious rooftop and bar that overlooks the Midtown skyline. The ultra-chic cityscape vibe paired with their fresh menu makes it a win for hosting your rehearsal dinner in Atlanta! For a private dining experience at O-KU, their enclosed rooftop is available to accommodate up to 50 guests for your rehearsal dinner. For more information on booking this space, you can contact their general manager directly, with the information at this link!