The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Georgia makes a beautiful state for having an indoor-outdoor wedding and few venues offer a lovelier setting than Walnut Hill Farm. Nestled among the North Georgia Mountains outside of Dalton, Georgia, Walnut Hill Farm features lush green space, a pristine pond and stunning orchard and mountain views. A charming barn, pavilion and cottage make wedding celebrations more than memorable. Wedding celebrations at Walnut Hill Farm include capacity for up to 1,000 guests.
The Hilltop Barn. Couples and guests enjoy beautiful views of the property from the hilltop barn and the setting offers indoor-outdoor versatility. The roomy interior seats up to 350 guests and features towering, open-beam ceilings, polished concrete floors and well-appointed restrooms. The large barn doors can be opened for access to the fresh Georgia air. The carefully maintained grounds around the barn also provide opportunities for a ceremony or cocktail party.
The Pond Pavilion. This picturesque setting offers an ideal location for a smaller wedding ceremony. Guests relish pond, meadow and mountain views and the pavilion makes the ideal spot for couples to exchange vows.
The Cottage by the Pond. Prenuptial pairs looking for a private wedding space for up to 120 guests often choose the cottage by the pond. Outside, the charming farmhouse features a columned porch, a secluded patio, fragrant herb and flower beds and views of the gardens and pond. Indoors, the cottage offers entertainment space, a changing room for the bride, wide plank wood floors, soft carpeting and lovely wall murals.
What You Should Know
The wedding specialists at Walnut Hill Farm offer assistance with every step of the wedding-planning process through every season of the year. The venue provides all the food and catering for wedding celebrations and former clients report rave reviews from guests about the delicious cuisine and service.
Couples enjoy an extensive list of menu options including hot and cold appetizers, plated entrees, food stations, side dishes and salads. Examples of delicious dishes include strip steak with herb butter, brown sugar smoked salmon and roasted pork with apple bourbon chutney. There is also an array of delicious vegetarian menu options available, as well as an extensive list of Southern cuisine choices like fried catfish, sweet potato soufflé or a shrimp and grits bar. The site fee includes tables, chairs, china, flatware, linens and setup and cleanup.
To-be-weds have the option of renting the four-bedroom, four-bath bed-and-breakfast structure for special overnight guests. Each cozy bedroom features unique decor and family and close friends wake up to a gourmet breakfast. This space features a full kitchen, a comfortable living room, a media room, gas fireplaces and Dish Network. Walnut Hill Farm offers ample parking for wedding guests and couples may opt for shuttle parking if desired.
When it comes to choosing a wedding venue, betrothed couples usually lean toward those with a few special amenities. Extra perks offered by Walnut Hill Farm include:
- Handicap accessibility
- Spacious two-room suite in the barn's loft for bridal preparation
- An inviting carriage house for a honeymoon suite and/or a groom's changing area
- An option for tenting the property and the availability of a tent for larger guest lists
- Air conditioning in the barn
- An outdoor kitchen and electricity at the pond pavilion site
From the Vendor
Walnut Hill Farm
Majestic mountain views, formal and informal gardens, orchards and a beautifully landscaped pond await you. Nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, Walnut Hill Farm offers classic Southern elegance in beautifully decorated Barns and Cottages. Imagine having all of your wedding events in one place!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Farm + Ranch, Barn, Garden, Park, Restaurant, Tented, Vineyard
Food + Catering, Planning
Walnut Hill FarmReviewed on 10/06/2011 Shea B
The venue is a well manicured and more than you can ever imagine. The owners are wonderful in that they truly want you to enjoy your special day by taking on the duties of a wedding coordinator. I couldn't have imagined anything better than what I received on my wedding day.
This is the most WONDERFUL venue for a wedding!! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful, from the grounds and flowers to the barns and on site accommodations. But what made our experience perfect was Matt Barrett, the Venue/General Manager. He is the most fabulous person with which to work. My daughter got married May 6, 2017 and there was not one thing that we asked of Matt that he didn't make happen. He was always available and accessible and a true pleasure every time we interacted. It was vital to have someone easy to work with as I was planning my daughter's wedding from Dallas, Tx.! He is very professional and demands that of his staff as well. And to top it off, he is fun and funny. We feel like Matt is a part of our family now! He made our daughter's wedding even more special than we thought it could be. We will miss talking, planning and laughing with him! Don't miss the opportunity to see this venue. You will be glad you did. And be sure you ask for Matt Barrett!
Beautiful VenueReviewed on 10/25/2015 Ella S
This venue is placed on several acres including 2 large barns,lake with a fountain, secret gardens, and breath taking views. We were planning a small wedding with 60-90 guest and had a hard time finding a venue that would call us back based on our number. But when we found Matt on the Nashville bridal show, he was so excited to host our wedding! there is a huge home where our entire family and bridal party got ready, and was just gorgeous! We also walked a few steps at the end of the night to stay in the carriage house. Every detail was thought of by Matt and the employees of Walnut Hills, and we could have been more pleased!
Loved this venue!Reviewed on 7/01/2015 Jennette A
I was so happy with my choice to have my wedding at Walnut Hill Farm! The location is absolutely stunning and the people are wonderful. I would use this location again in a heartbeat.