If you are planning your wedding, you know that finding the right place for the big event is important in creating the memories you will cherish forever with family and friends. The state of Georgia offers many romantic places that could fit your personal style and needs, not only on your special day but throughout the entire weekend, if you wish to extend the celebration.
Nature’s beauty wedding
Barnsley Resort —If a wedding surrounded by nature's beauty near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is your thing, then Barnsley Resort's 3,000 acres about an hour north of Atlanta may be just the place for you. The resort is known for its exquisite Southern hospitality and charm, and Barnsley’s dedicated wedding staff can help take care of every detail, from start to finish. Choose from indoor and outdoor wedding venues, including the iconic 19th century Manor House Ruins, ballroom-style Georgian Hall, the Town Hall with an alpine chapel and the beautiful outdoor Meditation Garden, complete with a muscadine grape canopy and bamboo grove. Many full-service wedding packages are available. Some brides and grooms also take part in the special Barnsley Resort wedding tradition called “Burying the Bourbon,” which is done to keep rain away on your wedding day! The Barnsley Inn offers more than 150 deluxe rooms, cottages and cabins to accommodate guests, and dining options feature fresh garden-to-table meals. Resort activities include a tour of the Manor House Ruins, museum and gardens, horseback riding, UTV trail riding, hiking, biking, the Barnsley Farm to enjoy miniature horses, goats and sheep, kayaking, canoeing, fishing on a 10-acre lake, disc golf, tennis and more.
597 Barnsley Garden Road, Adairsville, GA 30103
Beach wedding venue
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort — Perhaps you dream about a wedding on the beach, with sunshine, surf, sand and ocean breezes? The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, part of Georgia’s famous Golden Isles, is a perfect seaside setting for your wedding. Known for its magnificent ocean views, outstanding service and rich coastal history, the King and Prince and its wedding staff are ready to help organize every aspect of your big day. The resort offers two beachside wedding venues. The Oceanfront Lawn venue is a fully landscaped lawn just steps away from the ocean and is perfect for your “on the beach” ceremony and reception. The Atlantic Court venue is an ideal outdoor space on the beach boardwalk and historic resort entrance. Indoor venues include the Lanier Ballroom, the Delegal Room, the Retreat Room with panoramic ocean views and the Solarium. Numerous full-service wedding packages are available. The King and Prince offers 195 deluxe rooms at the hotel, as well as beach villas and resort residences. Activities include golf, tennis, fitness center, yoga on the beach, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing charters, diving, dolphin tours, historic tours of St. Simons Island, the island lighthouse and museum and more.
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Vineyard and winery wedding
Chateau Elan Winery and Resort — Imagine hosting your wedding in a beautiful vineyard, sipping delicious wine and enjoying gourmet cuisine. Chateau Elan is a 3,500-acre premier resort destination with a full-production winery, European health spa, championship golf courses and tennis center, with new modern accommodations and dining restaurants.Located just 40 minutes from Atlanta, Chateau Elan is known for its world-class amenities, and its dedicated wedding staff can attend to your every need and desire. Weddings can be held in the spectacular vineyards at the Rose Vineyard, the Winery Pavilion, the Vineyard Lawn and in the Caskroom. At the resort’s inn, you can choose from among the French-inspired luxury Nice, Cannes, Paris, Debussy, Elan and Monte Carlo ballrooms or the Atrium and Matisse lawns. Full-service deluxe wedding packages are available for both day and evenings. Your guests can stay at the inn (which has more than 250 rooms), spa suites or villas. On site are 10 bars and award-winning restaurants, resort activities including spa treatments, fitness classes, golf, tennis and culinary classes, as well as wine tours and tastings, design your own wine label, shopping and more.
Chateau Elan Resort
100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton, GA 30517
As a tour operator and owner of GA Farm & Garden Tours, Inc., Charmaine Jackson creates unique and captivating tour experiences for your group. Connect with her at Charmaine@gafarmtours.com