Atlanta Trolley Barn Wedding
This unique Atlanta wedding venue, The Trolley Barn, has a robust history. One of my favorite things about the Trolley Barn in Atlanta is that it has huge windows!
Being that they met in Atlanta, Ross & Sam decided to host their gorgeous wedding at the Trolley Barn. Surrounded by friends and family, they exchanged vows at their outdoor ceremony. Their readers had everyone in tears with their sweet poems and sentiments.
The preservationist in me cannot resist the history of The Trolley Barn! Those giant beams and gorgeous architecture had my swooning!
Here's a snippet of its history from their website:
The Trolley Barn opened in August, 1889, as the service and housing facility for Atlanta's first electric street railway line, running from the heart of downtown Atlanta to Inman Park, Atlanta's new garden suburb. Its life as a trolley barn was brief, however, for with the development of trolley technology and the merging of various lines into a city-wide network it became obsolete by the turn of the century. Following years saw The Barn used as a church, basketball court, farmers market, for various mercantile ventures, and as a storage and repair facility for antiques.
Over the middle decades of the 20th century, The Barn, along with its once lovely but forgotten Victorian neighborhood, slid into decay and disrepair until it became ripe for condemnation in the early 70s. But prodded by urban pioneers in a reviving neighborhood, the City of Atlanta purchased the building in 1976 and, in conjunction with the newly-organized Atlanta & Edgewood Street Railway Company (a name borrowed from the original 19th century company), began a restoration program which was completed in 1987. The A&ESRC, comprised primarily of local residents, now manages the non-profit rental facility.