Built in 1906, The Wimbish House was actually inspired by the châteauesque homes you can find in southern France. Its Renaissance Revival style and sophisticated interior have housed many of the city’s elite figures and is considered to be a prized landmark on a city, state and national level. Nowadays, the stunning venue lends itself to a range of events, from luxurious weddings to the enchanting Candlelight concert series.
Located in the heart of Midtown, The Wimbish House is a quick 10-minute drive from downtown Atlanta. You can find it behind the Atlanta Event Center perched on the intersection of Peachtree and 14th streets, and it’s just a short walk from Piedmont Park.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about The Wimbish House
1. A famous architect drew up the plans for The Wimbish House
W. T. Downing was in charge of designing the venue and also happens to be one of Atlanta’s most esteemed architects. He’s responsible for some of the city’s most iconic architectural gems including The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Trinity United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Lupton Hall at Oglethorpe University.
2. A timeless Midtown gem
High ceilings, period furnishings and towering archways are some of the venue’s most impressive features, and it’s no surprise that it’s been used over the decades as a go-to location for many elegant events. Chandeliers and original fireplaces have been fitted in almost every room, and the venue itself was actually added to the list of National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
3. The Atlanta Woman’s Club has played a key role in the community
As the venue is owned by The Atlanta Woman’s Club, funds from its operations are used to support their multiple charities. From grand balls to large conferences, there are many events that take place throughout the year here to help raise funds. Through their fundraising efforts, the club have been able to help supply Appalachian children with educational resources and lobbied to incorporate kindergartens into the public school system.
The Wimbish House continues to welcome the utterly enchanting series of Candlelight concerts. Thousands of candles flicker and twinkle as talented musicians pay homage to some of music’s biggest stars at these unforgettable musical experiences. Performed by a string quartet, Beyoncé’s iconic discography will be getting the magical Candlelight treatment this season to make for a truly “Irreplaceable” evening filled with magic and light.
What else can you do at The Wimbish House?
Thanks to its intricate detailing and massive stone masonry ornamentation, the venue makes for a timeless event space that is used frequently to host weddings and more. When it’s not being rented out to host private events, the venue is a perfect setting for location shoots. In fact, it’s provided the backdrop for multiple shows including Married at First Sight, Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The Wimbish House is a historic venue that provides the enchanting backdrop for multiple Candlelight concerts, but it’s not the only incredible venue in Atlanta hosting these unforgettable musical experiences. Several magnificent locations across the city including The Trolley Barn and The Chapel on Sycamore have welcomed this series of candlelit concerts over the years and continue to light up with the warm glow of candlelight.