The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Just about an hour east of Atlanta, the quaint small town of Good Hope, Georgia, offers a secluded 18-acre property with abundant natural beauty, thoughtful landscaping and a charming collection of comfortable historic buildings. This is Cottages on Mergendollar, a spacious, gorgeous place to hold a wedding ceremony and reception. With its former plantation history and small Southern-town rustic charm, this venue is ideal for brides and grooms who are looking to blend comfort and elegance with regional significance on their special day.
From the weathered sides of its buildings to the gleaming surfaces of its ponds, Cottages on Mergendollar offers no shortage of gorgeous scenery for wedding photos. Stage your first-look photo shoot on the veranda of one of the cottages or line your bridal party up in front of a stand of blooming trees for memorable photographs you can treasure forever.
This venue has no stated guest capacity limit, but it suggests wedding groups may be most comfortable with about 500 guests. With so much acreage available for use, you can assemble a large group for an open-air wedding ceremony and reception. Cottages on Mergendollar is also open to the idea of tenting on the property, so you can set up a covered space on the grounds if you make the proper arrangements.
Aside from the ample grounds, there are some indoor spaces you can use for wedding events, including a large converted barn that's all rustic on the outside and completely glam on the inside. With weathered exposed brick walls and lovely chandeliers hanging from its ceiling, the barn at Cottages on Mergendollar is the ideal place to hold a country-chic wedding reception.
What You Should Know
Though this is a historic property, its charming vintage buildings have been renovated on the inside to allow for climate control. This venue is available for weddings all year round and you can enjoy everything from spring dogwoods to the occasional winter snow in this northeast Georgia location.
Cottages on Mergendollar's rental fee covers venue use only. The venue does not have in-house catering, service staff or a substantial amount of event furniture available for wedding groups. That makes it a great venue for couples who want to pick and choose vendors and have more control over the minute details of their wedding event.
Couples who marry at Cottages on Mergendollar can take advantage of some awesome amenities. These include:
- On-site accommodations
- Separate cottages available for each member of the couple to get ready, with ample room for attendants as well
- Venue is completely flexible with event-site selection on the property
From the Vendor
Simple, elegant, elite event venue
Nestled on 18 acres in beautiful Good Hope, Ga, we offer a plantation style setting with limitless possibilities of location choices for your event. From pond scenery to plantation home front view, we have the possibilities for you.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Backyard, Garden, Estate, Historic Venue, Tented
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