Gathering friends and family to celebrate birthday parties or special events is a fun way to create lasting memories. Instead of holding a party at home where you have to do all the planning and work, why not rent a unique venue in the Buckhead, GA, area that welcomes and caters to families for your special celebration? Our team at Crème de la Crème of Buckhead has put together this list of amazing party venues you and your family will enjoy.

Georgia Aquarium

A view of a shark and a school of fish at the Georgia Aquarium

georgia aquarium by Rian Castillo is licensed with CC BY 2.0

Everyone in the family will get a kick out of having a birthday party at the Georgia Aquarium. The staff at this popular Atlanta attraction offers three party packages with the option to add food and beverages to feed hungry kids of all ages. Party packages include:

Standard Party With a 15-Person Minimum

  • A birthday invitation template.
  • All-day admission to the aquarium.
  • 1.5 hours of party time.

Premium Party With a 15-Person Minimum

All the above plus:

  • Mermaid, ocean, or shark-themed party decorations.
  • Reserved seats at the dolphin presentation.
  • Parking voucher for one vehicle.

Sleepover Party With a 10-Guest Minimum

All of the above plus:

  • A sleepover in the aquarium.
  • All guests for the sleepover must be at least 7 years or older.

Busy aquarium party-goers can add pizza and beverages to fill their tummies. Simply give the staff a heads-up on your order so they can have the food and beverages brought to the party room.

Location: 225 Baker St. NW in Atlanta.

Contact: 404-581-4000.

Fernbank Museum

You’ll have a wild dinosaur and animal-themed party when you book your venue at the Fernbank Museum. This amazing museum has dinosaur skeletons to admire, science exhibits that will wow you, and a 75-acre forest you can explore.

The Fernbank’s Birthday Package

  • A downloadable invitation to the party.
  • Unlimited access to all of Fernbank’s exhibits, 3D theater, and the forest.
  • A special dinosaur throne for the birthday child to sit on.
  • Two hours in the private party room with seating for up to 20 guests.

Add-On Activities for Extra Excitement

  • Live animal encounters.
  • Cool chemistry experiments.
  • Nature tales with a story and sing-alongs.

You don’t even have to worry about the food when you have the staff at the Fernbank Museum cater your party with items like pizza, hot dogs, chips, and beverages. Feel free to bring your own birthday decorations along with a cake and table settings.

Location: 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta.

Contact: 404-929-6300.

College Football Hall of Fame

Any football enthusiast will appreciate having a birthday party or celebration at the College Football Hall of Fame. This unique venue gives participants a feel for what it’s like to be a football star that they’ll never forget. The team at the College Football Hall of Fame offers two birthday party packages:

Field Goal Package Includes:

  • Access passes for up to 18 people to tour the building and exhibits.
  • Time to play on the field.
  • The birthday child’s name on the playing field’s video board.
  • A $25 gift card to the Hall of Fame gift store for the birthday child.

Touchdown Package Includes:

  • All of the above with access passes for up to 25 people.

You’re welcome to bring cake or cupcakes and party decorations to the stanchioned-off party area of the playing field, and you can get food catered from a Chick-fil-A restaurant.

Location: 250 Marietta St. NW in Atlanta.

Contact: 404-880-4800.

Buck’s Sport Barn

Whether you want a circus-themed birthday party or a cave-themed party, you’ll find just what you’re looking for at Buck’s Sport Barn. This private party facility sits on 2 acres located by a creek perfect for indoor or outdoor celebrations. Kids will love the professional circus performers who dress up in costumes and entertain the participants with themes such as princesses, superheroes, or movie characters. Choose from two venues: The Barn, which resembles a circus tent, or The Castle Cave with its Hogwarts-style dining room, bounce house, and American Ninja Warrior course.

Party Package Includes:

  • Party coordinators.
  • 75 minutes of activities.
  • 45 minutes for cake, food, and present opening.
  • Access to indoor zip lines, an obstacle course, and games.
  • Two costumed characters.

Themes Include:

  • Star Wars.
  • Superheroes.
  • Princess/Disney.

Party Add-Ons Include:

  • Magician.
  • Face painting.
  • Balloon drop.
  • Circus performers.
  • Circus training.
  • A red carpet entrance with LED candles.

The party coordinators at Buck’s Sport Barn can set up decorations and order catered food, or you can bring your own items and the team will help you lay everything out in a festive manner.

Location: 2303-B Peachtree Road in Atlanta.

Contact: 404-869-8003.

Atlanta ContactPoint

Families who enjoy playing sports can have a fun and athletic birthday party at Atlanta ContactPoint. You and your family and friends can enjoy using the multisport playing fields, the tree climbing area, or the inside art studio for your birthday party. The team at Atlanta ContactPoint designed all packages for up to 20 people.

Your General Atlanta ContactPoint Party Package Includes:

  • A sports coach.
  • Access to the mini turf field, mini hockey rink, playground, and huge open green space.
  • Access to the playing fields and basketball courts.
  • Up to 90 minutes of playtime.
  • Up to 30 minutes for cake and presents.

Tree Climbing Party Package Includes:

  • Staff members trained by the professionals at Tree Climbers International.
  • Up to 90 minutes of climbing time.
  • Up to 30 minutes for cake and opening presents.

Art Party Package Includes:

  • Up to two hours in the art studio.
  • Team members to help guide the art projects.
  • All art supplies.
  • Access to the outside areas, playground, tree swings, and sports rink.

The Art Party Package is an ideal way to have a birthday party if the weather is a bit on the gray side or for any aspiring artists in the group.

Location: 502 Seminole Ave. NE in Atlanta.

Contact: 404-423-3090.

That’s a wrap for great family-friendly party venues in the Buckhead, GA area. Our team at Crème de la Crème of Buckhead understands how important having the right venue for a party or special event is, and we hope you enjoy our list of unique places to celebrate with infants and toddlers alike.