There are not enough words to describe this wonderful venue and Kara and Hank who own it. After searching what seemed like the entire state of GA for the best outdoor ceremony/indoor reception ( initially I wanted mountains), we drove though th...
e lovely gates of this amazing pasture, down the long driveway, and to this peaceful place that feels like home away from home. Kara and Hank feel like long lost family as they greet you, and that feeling never fades throughout the entire planning process. In fact, we booked this venue prior to the barn being finished because they are just that amazing, detail oriented, and have already thought of everything that would make your wedding perfect.
There are many options for ceremony site ( three outdoor sites - so far, and indoor/patio options as well), the barn is elegant, clean, and air conditioned. There is a barn full of antique tables, table numbers, candle holders, candles ( flameless), lounge furniture, and ceremony decor including church pews, arbors, barn doors, lanterns, ect. For us, just the pasture ceremony site outside was beautiful enough naturally to not need any of it except the lanterns for our wedding for 115 guests. It was hot for September, but we luckily had cloud cover for the ceremony so we weren't squinting in the sun. The cocktail hour was held under a tent on the patio with lights and fans to cool everyone off - Kara and Hank have cocktail tables and patio furniture for use - and then we had an indoor dinner buffet. The Venue has beautiful hand crafted farm tables so we used these and a mix of round tables to soften the look in the reception room and it looked gorgeous underneath the large chandelier; any "space" we had extra, Kara and Hank placed lounge furniture to make it cozy and elegant without us even asking. The string lights on the back patio made for the perfect dance spot and we had a magical exit with sparklers at the end of the night, and stayed in the bear cave on site. My family stayed on site in the cabin making everything very easy for taking supplies at the end of the night, and my two year old nieces loved watching the neighboring cows every morning. The cabin is a relaxing, beautiful place to stay, perfect to fit a lot of people if needed for larger bridal parties ( mine was just my two sisters so just my family stayed there).
Kara and Hank did so much behind-the-scenes work both before and during my wedding. They noted and changed things that were not perfect, anticipated needs before we even asked, and as a result all I did was enjoy and relax on the wedding day. Despite being booked every weekend, they make you feel like you are the only ones getting married there and I cannot thank them enough for making this the BEST DAY for Michael and me!