Our Story

In the 1890s, the M.G. Whitlock House, the famous 150 room Marietta resort, burned to the ground. It had been a popular showplace for tourists taking the train from the hot coastal towns, to the cooler foothills of Georgia. The resort occupied nearly the whole block of Whitlock Avenue. In 1900, part of the land was purchased by Herbert C. Dobbs and his wife Annie where the built a Victorian mansion for their family of eight. Since then, the Whitlock Inn has served as a beloved family home, senior citizen center, bed & breakfast, and today, an award winning event facility. For over 120 years these walls have held a history of love stories, and we can’t wait for yours to be one of them!


the venue





our venue

- The Whitlock Inn has served as a historic Marietta landmark since 1900
- Private gardens for outdoor entertaining
- Spacious courtyard for outdoor entertaining
- Elegant gazebo and garden trellis
- First and second floor venue access
- (2) custom wedding suites
- Vendor green room
- Wireless internet throughout property
- Complimentary venue adjacent parking
- Handicap accessibility
  • Beautiful custom bar off main entrance
  • Stunning wrap around veranda perfect for bridal luncheons, intimate dinners, and cocktail hours
  • Perfectly situated to accommodate optional secondary bar

The Venue

  • Private dressing area with fireplace, lounge style seating, concierge bar, multiple restrooms, and separate living room
  • Three parlor rooms centered around original fireplaces and anchored by antique Parisian chandeliers
  • Perfect for socializing, appetizers, or stations
  • Private courtyard perfect for hosting ceremonies, receptions, social events, or rehearsal dinners
  • The rose arbor, or elegant brick staircase, provide a unique and intimate backdrop
  • Beautiful reception space large enough to accommodate dining tables and a dance floor
  • Entrance off parlor rooms through double French doors
  • Opens up to elegant brick staircase into courtyard
  • Intimate setting for an estate table
  • Perfect to house buffet or stations
  • Separate oversized groom’s lounge
  • Equipped with lounge seating, private restrooms, WIFI, tv, games, and more

- 150 white resin folding chairs
- 150 white wood folding chairs
- (22) 60 in. round table
- (7) 48 in. round tables
- (2) 36 in. highboy tables
- (4) 36" cocktail tables
- (13) 6 ft. banquet tables
- (2) 8 ft. banquet tables
- (2) 4' banquet tables


Courtyard ceremony: up to 200 guests
Ballroom ceremony: up to 150 guests
Courtyard reception: up to 150 guests seated
up to 200 guests for strolling (station-style) reception
Ballroom reception: up to 120 guests seated with a dance floor
*up to 150 seated without a dance floor
**up to 250 guests strolling (station-style) reception