Help Us Preserve History
Help us preserve the historic spirit and structures of Vinings, educate the public about local history, engage in community preservation activities, and forge long-lasting relationships with the local residents and stakeholders.Read More
Plan Your Special Day
Add to the history of the Pace House and Old Pavilion. Both buildings are connected to a spacious open deck area and feature a versatile reception area, making it the perfect venue for your special event.Read More
It Was A Perfect Setting
Wrapped in nineteenth century charm in the delightful village of Vinings, with its two historic gems, The Pace House and The Old Pavilion, provide the perfect setting for today’s bride and groom.Read More
The Pace House
If you're looking for the perfect place to hold your wedding, family reunion or celebration, look no further than the Pace House, Vinings' most historic and beautiful location. The Solomon and Penelopy Pace House and Old Pavilion offer an oasis of old Southern small-town charm right at the doorstep of Atlanta.
This historic house was built with the remains of the 17-room antebellum home of Vinings founder Hardy Pace. The house served as General Sherman's temporary headquarters where he planned the siege of Atlanta. Hardy's son, Solomon Pace, returned home after the Civil War to find the home in ruins. Sometime between 1865 and 1874, Solomon painstakingly rebuilt the home—albeit more modestly—from doors, windows and remnants of several small cabins that survived the fire of the main house.
Today, the Pace House consists of three rooms: a parlor, a dining room and a bridal room. The adjacent Old Pavilion, itself a Vinings landmark, offers ample event space bathed in natural light in a historic setting. The facilities include a catering kitchen complete with refrigerator, warming stove, and sink as well as moveable tables for food preparation and assembly. Two male and two female restrooms are provided on-site. A spacious open deck connects the buildings. Lush trees on the lawn provide shade during the day and at night choose the exterior lighting or the moonlight above.
As of May 2009, the Pace House has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Click on some of the photos below to view The Pace House as we go through renovations.