From a date to a caterer to the wedding party to the guests, the list of choices goes on and on for brides and grooms to be. Just deciding where to start can be overwhelming! A venue will probably be one of the first decisions you make for your big day, but even then how do you narrow down the list?
North Georgia wedding planners, look no further. We know how overwhelming it can feel to choose where to say, “I do,” so we researched and cherry-picked some of the best venues for a gorgeous wedding ceremony and wedding reception in the North Georgia mountains.
We also know that no two couples are the same, and neither are any two weddings. Is your dream wedding chic and grand? Is it a romantic and intimate affair? No matter your style as a couple, this list of diverse, unique venue options will give you something to consider.
|Juliette Chapel||Intimate size |
Indoor and outdoor space
|DIY event venue|
|Cavender Castle||Many ceremony site options |
An affordable, intimate venue
|DIY event venue|
|The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm||Unique venue |
Great for Dark and Moody photography style
|CeNita Venue||Lodging available |
Spacious, beautiful views
|Swan Lake Overlook||Luxurious style |
Indoor and outdoor space
|Deer and animal life on the property|
Juliette Chapel for a Dahlonega, GA Wedding
Juliette Chapel is one of the best venues for intimate weddings in North Georgia. Rustic meets elegant in this beautiful venue that showcases all the natural charm and scenic views North Georgia has to offer.
The chapel is an open and inviting space, with large windows to let in the warm sunlight and showcase the beautiful forest trees. They also offer a reception facility with a kitchen, dressing room, and event space that opens right into the woodsy surroundings.
- Location: 497 GA-52 West, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Juliette Chapel Pros
When it comes to stunning scenery, Juliette Chapel certainly makes a name for itself. The space also opens right into the great outdoors, giving couples the best of both worlds when it comes to indoor and outdoor space on the big day. The small sizes of the chapel and reception space make for a perfect intimate gathering.
Juliette Chapel Cons
Juliette Chapel is a DIY wedding venue, so the set-up might feel overwhelming for couples who aren’t familiar or comfortable with the event planning process. The least stressful option might be to hire a wedding planner or coordinator, which may be difficult on a small budget. The spaces are also simple and classic, but they might not be the best choice for couples seeking a statelier event.
Cavender Castle for a Dahlonega, GA Wedding
Another gem of a wedding venue in Dahlonega is Cavender Castle. This lush venue has been family-owned and -operated since 2003, making it one of the self-proclaimed “original North Georgia wedding venues.”
Cavender Castle features four outdoor ceremony locations and two indoor wedding spaces, so rain or shine the comfort of you and your wedding guests is guaranteed. When it comes to offerings, couples are spoiled for choice from small weddings, elopements and all-inclusive elopements for two to 25 people. However, they also offer facility rentals for DIY weddings for up to 100 people.
The Cavender Castle venues include the Old World Gazebo Ceremony Site, Outdoor Wedding Chapel, Queen’s Deck Garden Ceremony Site (which also works for night weddings), Kings Chapel Indoor Ceremony Site, Queen’s Deck for Outdoor Receptions, and the Princess Ballroom for Indoor Receptions.
All of these venues are close to the great outdoors, and they can be dressed down or up to meet every couple’s desires.
- Location: 121 Cavender Castle Dr, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Cavender Castle Pros
As advertised, Cavender Castle is the perfect North Georgia mountain wedding venue for a truly intimate special event. If you and your sweetheart are interested in a small affair for your closest family and friends, it will be hard to find a perfect wedding venue that isn’t Cavender Castle. There are also many choices to match any couple’s desired vibe, whether that’s woodsy, romantic, elegant or something else. Lastly, Cavender Castle also prides itself on affordable prices.
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Cavender Castle Cons
However, the wedding spaces at Cavender Castle are DIY, just as they are at Juliette Chapel. This gives couples creative reign over their weddings, but it can be overwhelming to some, and you may require help of family, friends or even a wedding coordinator. The rustic and beautiful natural settings can also be dressed up or down, but couples who want a sleek, polished feel might prefer a different venue.
The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm for a Cleveland, GA Wedding
Georgia couples seeking mystique and dramatics for their wedding day should look no further than the Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm. The property was once a working farm, as well as a school for underprivileged children.
A tragic fire unfortunately burned down the school in 1928, but left behind are the beautiful stone chimneys and foundations. They make for a historic and unforgettable outdoor wedding venue.
At the exclusive Ruins at Kellum Valley, couples can choose from over 10 different ceremony sites, such as the gorgeous and otherworldly stone staircase, a large barn and the open fields. Even better, all of the sites are a stone’s throw from stunning forest and breathtaking mountain views.
- Location: 705 Kellum Valley Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528
The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm Pros
This is certainly one of the most unique locations for a North Georgia wedding. Neither you nor your guests will be able to forget the brooding, picturesque backdrops. They make for stunning photos as well. The Dark and Moody photography style is increasingly popular for wedding photos, and there is no better venue to complement that dramatic, striking photograph style. You will look like movie stars in all your photos!
The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm Cons
Due to its uniqueness, the Ruins at Kellum Valley is a highly sought-after and exclusive event venue for North Georgia weddings. It may be difficult to land a date and time that fits your schedule.
CeNita Venue for a Cleveland, GA Wedding
CeNita Venue is a stunning choice for a dream wedding in North Georgia. The beautiful venue is an hour north of Atlanta sits on a 50-acre property with incredible views of Georgia’s own Mount Yonah. The lush combination of mountains, forests and landscaping make a truly breathtaking space for your special day.
In addition to the sprawling landscape, there is also a 3,200 square foot open-air post and beam-style building. The building has a prep kitchen, bridal suite, groom’s room, and AV access.
When it comes to the outdoor space, couples can use the outdoor ceremony platform with the striking natural backdrop, and the venue supplies tables and chairs for both the ceremony and reception.
- Location: 659 Dock Dorsey Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528
CeNita Venue Pros
There are very few breathtaking views that rival those at the CeNita Venue. The combination of forest, mountain and landscaping makes the perfect location for a truly unique and grand experience. It’s a great venue for couples seeking a more opulent experience. The venue also offers great amenities like lodging and close proximity to attractions like the CeNita vineyards.
CeNita Venue Cons
When it comes to cons, the lodging provided at the venue only has room for up to 14 guests. It might be difficult to host larger wedding parties right on site. The space is a great blend of modern and rustic, but for couples who want a primarily sleek feel, then this might not be the right choice.
Swan Lake Overlook for a Dawsonville, GA Wedding
Finally, couples who want their big day to scream luxury and opulence should highly consider Swan Lake Overlook. This stately and elegant venue is located just north of Atlanta in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The venue offers several ceremony spots, as well as a large indoor venue space that seats up to 300 guests. The indoor space is 5,500 square feet and includes 60” round tables, 6’ rectangle tables and chivari chairs, among other accommodations like two bars and a catering prep area.
What’s more, this venue is an exotic deer farm, and over 80 deer call the venue home. They make special guests at your ceremony and in your photos, and you can also meet their alpaca, donkey, emu, horse and swan friends on the property.
The venue is located on 225 acres of farmland, but the management classifies the energy as “rustic-elegance.” They have blended rustic and elegant elements for a perfect, stately feel for your event, photos and videos.
- Location: 319 W Buffalo Dr, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Swan Lake Overlook Pros
Swan Lake Overlook has both indoor and outdoor spaces, so you can easily host a rain or shine event at the venue. The venue is also gorgeous and chic, making it one of the more refined options for a North Georgia wedding. It’s great for couples who want a sophisticated event.
Swan Lake Overlook Cons
The venue’s furry friends are definitely one thing that make the venue unique. However, for those who don’t want animal guests at the wedding, they can be seen as a con. Additionally, this venue might not be the right choice for couples who want a simpler wedding ceremony and reception.