Waheh: Venue for Events & Productions
Waheh is a multi-level, post-modern architectural delight that is now, for the first time in its history, available as a unique venue for events & productions. Located in the heart of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, which is famous as the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King as well as the location of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Sweet Auburn District, Waheh overlooks the quintesential postcard view of the Atlanta Skyline. This space is ideally situated near the I-75/I-85 Connector, Downtown, Midtown and the Virginia-Highlands.Waheh is an ideal location for many types of events (social and corporate) including weddings, production shoots (commercials, music videos, reality TV shows and films). As well, Waheh is ideal for sweet sixteen, quinceañera, bar and bat mitzvah and holiday parties, exhibition space, auctions, fundraisers and vacation rentals.
Why here? Why Georgia? Qualifying productions receive a 20% tax credit, plus an additional 10% credit for embedding a Georgia promotional logo in your film title or credits. Other incentives include point of purchase sales tax exemptions up to 8% on production rentals, film processing, hotel occupancy, fuel and many other below-the-line purchases.
This property boasts tons of natural light in the day and glittering city lights at night. Waheh has an open 2,000 sq ft banquet hall/ production/ staging area downstairs including a bathroom and kitchen. It is easily accessible via 3 industrial garage doors. The rest of the property is approximately 3,500 sq ft. In addition, there are four terraces totaling approximately 3,000 sq ft and a quaint 2,000 sq ft courtyard. With immediate interstate access and plenty of parking, Waheh resides on a one-way, low-traffic street that can be closed to traffic (with a permit). Additionally, there is plenty of adjacent parking available.
Zoning And Capacity
- Zoned C2 (Commercial & Residential)
- Seating Capacity: 125-seated
- 2,000 sq ft, Banquet Hall/ Production Area; 17'-19' Ceilings and exposed brick walls
- 2,000 sq ft, Courtyard
- 500 sq ft, Mezzanine with initimate feel and exposed brick walls
- 2,500 sq ft, Venue Hall; 15'-22' Ceilings and an amazing architectural focal point
- 1,000 sq ft, Sun Deck with awesome panoramic city views
- 1,200 sq ft, City-view Terrace overlooking the quintessential Atlanta Skyline
- 500 sq ft, Two intimate terraces
Constructed in the late 1920's, the original structure, in brick, was part of a national bakery. Through the years, as the neighborhood became less industrial, the property eventually was the last part of the original structure left standing, used as an automotive shop in the late 1960's.
The building, now called "Waheh" which translates into oasis, was acquired in 1996 and magically transformed into the inspiring post-modern piece of architecture you see today. A private residence, the main structure continues to awe many tourists and residents alike. Now for the first time in its long history, Waheh is available for rent.