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The History Of This Beautiful Space

Venetian Room is a premiere event venue specializing in weddings, social parties and corporate events. Designed in 1913 by architect Joel Hurt the venue is located in the Hurt Building located in downtown Atlanta. The iconic landmark is a flatiron building and one of the country’s earliest skyscrapers. Its design incorporates Beaux-Arts classicism and modernist architecture with convenient amenities such as a adjacent nine-story parking garage. In 1917 construction work was halted due to the outbreak of the First World War afterwhich building resumed and the north and south wings were completed in 1924.

In the early 1900s the Hurt Building was the location of the original quarters of the Federal Reserve Bank intended to strengthen the cotton economy of the South and free it from dependence on the New York banks. Strategically located between the Central Business District, Government District, and Georgia State University, the Hurt Building, at over 100 years old, has been a member of the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. It was named the International Toby Award Historical Building of the Year for 2006-2007. The Hurt Building received its LEED Platinum certification as a historical yet eco-friendly venue in 2009 and is one of the oldest buildings in the country to be so honored. Standing 18 floors in height and said to be the 17th largest office building in the world at the time of its construction, it remains one of the most highly visible, recognizable, and architecturally important examples of early skyscraper construction in the United States.

Venetian Room is proud to grow and thrive in the history of the Hurt Building as well as the heart of a resurgent downtown Atlanta. Venetian Room is truly a perfect canvas for the creation of your unique event needs.