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Host your Special Event at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm


If you’re hosting a special event and want it to be one of a kind, there’s only one historic venue in Dunwoody – the historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm

The Donaldson-Bannister Farm is located on 2.89 acres at the intersection of Chamblee Dunwoody and Vermack Roads. The circa 1870 house is listed on both the Georgia and the National Register of Historic Places. The Main House, Guest House (now the Dunwoody Preservation Trust Office) and the barn have been totally rehabilitated with modern modifications for comfort and ADA accessibility.

The Main House has a seating capacity of 50-60 and has several rooms that can easily be transformed. There is also a catering preparation kitchen in the House. There are five (5) lovely outdoor spaces including an arbor, brick pavilion area and a flowing fountain immediately adjacent to the Main House as well as an open meadow. Located next to the Historic Barn is a 40’ X 40’ Gable Tented Pavilion with an adjoining catering preparation kitchen. The outside property can accommodate 275+ and may be booked for private events. Parking and shuttle arrangements are available for larger events. The house and gardens are open by appointment and can be booked for any event.

  • Weddings
  • Anniversary celebrations
  • Birthday parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Religious celebrations
  • Holiday parties
  • Reunions
  • Retreats
  • Club meetings
  • Seminars
  • Corporate meetings
  • Most Private Events and more

Please visit. Come take a stroll around the grounds that are lush with ornamentals and hardwoods; relax with a picnic in the meadow or use the picnic tables; or enjoy a spot of tranquility on one of the benches surrounding the fountain and additional benches throughout the property. The Donaldson-Bannister Farm is open with the grounds accessible daily from sunrise to sunset. The Main House, Barn, and additional structures are open by appointment.

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“Donaldson-Bannister Farm was an incredible venue for our Fall wedding. The day was extraordinary. The grounds were magnificent and the ceremony setting was beautiful. The whole process was enjoyable.  Dolores Lauderdale was a pleasure to work with and we couldn’t be more pleased with her professionalism but also her kindness and the fun she brought to the process. Our wedding was even better than we hoped for and we would highly recommend the Donaldson-Bannister Farm for any type of celebration or event. Class act all the way.”


“We had a wonderful experience and received very positive feedback from everyone who attended. Having our event there made it much more memorable.”


“The farm was a wonderful place to hold our recent event. The staff was helpful and accommodating. A great venue!”


“If you are planning a special event, I recommend the Donaldson-Bannister Farm. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The interior rooms of the house are immaculate and quite accommodating. The staff is responsive, friendly, and helpful. The location is convenient, and easy to find – a lovely spot in the lovely city of Dunwoody.”


“We had a wonderful small reception at the Farm, and it was absolutely perfect. The grounds are gorgeous, and the house was lovely and comfortable for our guests. So many guests had never been in the house and really enjoyed the opportunity to check it out. I would hold another event there without reservation.”


We hosted a graduation party at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm in May and could not have been more impressed. It was extra special for us because many of the graduating boys helped clear the land as part of Dunwoody High School football’s ongoing community service. The property is beautiful and rich with history. Our guests had so many wonderful comments on the unique atmosphere of the party. This is truly a unique gem in Dunwoody. Thank you Dunwoody Preservation Trust and the City of Dunwoody for revitalizing this gorgeous property in Dunwoody.


How to book your event:
For information about booking your special event at this beautiful facility, call 770-668-0401 or email

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