Dawsonville Weddings & Event Planning (Click to Expand)
The Wedding/Event of Your Dreams

The natural beauty that encompasses and surrounds Dawsonville and Dawson County will add to the ambiance of your perfect wedding or event, whether you want your special day to be high-style or rustic elegance. The picturesque backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains makes Dawsonville-Dawson County a popular location for destination weddings, and some venues offer on-site wedding coordinators to ensure your special day comes off without a hitch. Consider the venues listed below, or contact us for additional options.
Amicalola Falls Lodge (Click to Expand)
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534
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Where Beauty and Efficiency Meet...

Discover a venue that will make your wedding event truly memorable, a day you and your guests will never forget. Our unique mountain resort provides an extraordinarily beautiful setting for your most meaningful ceremony. 

Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge consists of 2,050 acres of natural beauty, a 729-foot tall falls, and a 56 room lodge with restaurant. Located in North Georgia, Amicalola is surrounded by stunning vistas and interesting wildlife. Amicalola is only 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville, 18 miles west of Dahlonega and 54 miles from Atlanta’s perimeter I-285. All of these excellent attributes make the perfect setting for your next group meeting, family gathering, wedding, or conference. Here at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge we strive for excellence. Our efficient, friendly service and invigorating atmosphere will help make your event as trouble-free and amazing as possible.
Big Canoe (Click to Expand)
Big Canoe Mountain Home Rentals of GA
Post Office Box 5
Marble Hill, Georgia 30148
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Discover a venue that will make your wedding event truly memorable, a day you and your guests will never forget. Our unique mountain resort provides an extraordinarily beautiful setting for your most meaningful ceremony. The Chimneys is the perfect place for both your wedding and reception, featuring the outdoor stone patio sheltered by Chinese cherry trees overlooking Lake Sconti, or the elegantly cozy Chimneys building with its rich woodwork and rustic fireplaces. Big Canoe can meet your corporate, reception and wedding needs with facilities and accommodations for up to 260 people.

The reception area off the main entrance provides transition space for arriving guests. All three meeting rooms at The Chimneys Conference Center are connected with doorways and can be used for a flowing reception format.

For corporate events, seminars, business meetings, parties, weddings and receptions we have the following equipment available for your convenience. Rental Equipment Rates are based on daily rental and due to limited quantities these should be reserved in advance. Additional equipment can be rented through outside audio-visual services.

The Chimneys at Big Canoe is managed by Talk of the Town, Inc., a full-service event planning and catering company that has been named Atlanta’s Best Caterer by Consumer Choice Awards for the past three years. They have a variety of choices to match your taste and budget. They can also provide a full list of wedding services.

You are allowed to purchase and bring in your own alcohol, a policy that should help you to optimize your resources.

For information on planning and scheduling weddings please call Talk Of The Town at 770-329-0009, visit their website at www.talkofthetownatlanta.com, or request information by emailing info@talkofthetownatlanta.com.
Chestatee Golf Club (Click to Expand)

777 Dogwood Way
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534
PH: 706-216-7336; 800-520-8675
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With Chestatee Golf Club’s three sets of oversized French doors overlooking the beautiful wrap around back porch and 3500 sq ft meticulously manicured event lawn with views of Lake Lanier and the North Georgia mountains, you will be sure to have enough space for almost any size event. We can accommodate rehearsal dinners, business meetings, company dinners, family reunions, large elaborate wedding receptions and just about anything you would need a large, beautiful space for.

Chestatee also offers a full service bar as well as many buffet and plated dinner options from our Heron Grille kitchen and can customize a menu to fit your event needs. We invite you to join us for a tour of our property.

For more information on hosting an event with Chestatee Golf Club please contact Cheryl Howard by email at cheryl.howard@ChestateeGolfClub.com or by calling 706-216-7336.
Cold Creek Farm (Click to Expand)

Cold Creek Farm
1491 Shoal Creek Rd.
Dawsonville,GA 30534
PH: 678-602-2105
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Cold Creek Farm is owned and operated by Susan Carr and Jeff Buffington. An event venue is not how we first envisioned using this property when purchased in 2011, at least Jeff didn't see it that way.

Born and raised in the south, Jeff has grown up living life as a city fella, a Wheeler High School grad in1982, and on to UGA graduating in 1987. Jeff has owned and worked for various companies in the corporate world throughout his career. In 1998 Susan came to North East Georgia, yes a Yankee transplant. Growing up on her grandparent’s farm in a small mid-western town taught her a lot about country living. Currently Susan works in the public school system with special needs children.

Fate brought them together in 2009 and luck landed them at Cold Creek Farm in 2011. The road to this point has not been easy but staying true to each other and with God’s guidance, pieces of their lives have fallen into place. A lot of work had to be done at CCF, the property had been vacant for about 2 years. Grading machines, fence building, construction expansion and of course getting all the animals to their new home. Not only do the many different animals live at CCF, so do Susan, Jeff and a random hand full of the 9 kids they collectively have together. Most are in college but the need to make more room for everybody to live comfortably has brought the original 1500 square foot home to roughly 4400 square feet, which happens to be the upper level of the barn. That’s right, they live on the second floor, above the animals, right on the property!

Oak trees, pine trees and a rolling hill stand as the backdrop for the barn. A short walk down hill takes you to a country stream where the farm dogs, Cobb and Crisp, often take their morning swim. You can hear the water flowing over quaint water falls when standing just outside the north end of the barn.

Crystal Falls Lake & Golf Community (Click to Expand)
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort (Click to Expand)
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort & Conference Center
135 Forrest Hills Road
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

FX: 706-864-0757
Perched between the North Georgia Appalachian Mountains, this beautiful resort is set within 140 acres at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lush nature invites you both relax in a luxury cabin or a rustic cabin and to explore the activities and historical aspects of the North Georgia Mountains. Situated at the gateway to the Appalachian Trail, this cabin resort is close to Dahlonega, a famous gold-mining town established in the early 1800s. Besides mountain cabin rentals with hot tubs that are perfect for romantic getaways and honeymoons plus vacation packages for couples, the resort has group lodging, group retreat facilities, and team building activities ideal for executive retreats, plus wedding chapel, outdoor wedding gazebos, reception halls, a resort spa, horseback riding and more. Forrest Hills Resort has been nominated as one of the top 100 U.S. Resorts for 10 of its 30 years of existence.

• Forrest Hills Wedding and Events Facilities
Forrest Hills Resort and Spa provides a perfect environment for weddings for groups up to 200. The conference facilities are in a natural setting in the north Georgia mountains with all of the amenities needed for a successful event including wireless Internet, meeting space with A/V equipment, on-site group coordinator, and private group lodging.

Groups staying at Forrest Hills may enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, formal banquets; bonfires; horseback riding; carriage rides; spa services at our day spa, in-lodge chair massage, wellness programs; outdoor pool, sand volleyball courts; meeting and/or hospitality rooms; fitness room; outdoor hot tub; free wireless Internet access; 2-mile walking trail plus scenic horse-drawn wagon rides which depart from Forrest Hills for a 15-minute ride to the river house for steak and chicken cookout with live entertainment.

2-night stay required most weekends along with a meal package. Please contact our group coordinator for details and pricing based on your group's individual needs.

• Contacts:
Terri Votava

Mary Darflinger
Phone: Same as above

• Accommodations:
  • Standard group lodge: minimum 8 rooms; Rate range: $75 to $95 pending season
  • Premium Suites: minimum varies from 6-12 suites pending season; Rate range: $125-$150
  • Meal packages are available. Some meals are required to be added during weekend stays.
  • 10% commission available.
• Mobility:
Handicap access available; interior staircases in some lodges

• Group Services:
  • Luggage handling available upon request for additional fee
  • Breakfast not included in rate but available for $8.95++ per room and required on weekends
  • Meet and greet available upon request
• Additional services offered to groups:
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, formal banquets
  • Bonfires
  • Horseback riding
  • Carriage rides
  • Spa services at our day spa, in-lodge chair massage, wellness programs
  • Outdoor pool, sand volleyball courts; meeting and/or hospitality rooms
  • Fitness room
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Free wireless Internet access
  • 2-mile walking trail plus scenic horse-drawn wagon rides that depart from Forrest Hills for a 15-minute ride to the river house for steak and chicken cookout with live entertainment.
• Motorcoach parking:
Available at each group lodge

• Notes:
2-night stay required most weekends along with a meal package. Please contact group coordinator for details and pricing based on your group's individual needs.
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (Click to Expand)
415 Highway 53 East

Post Office Box 6
Dawsonville, GA 30534

PH: 706-265-RACE; 706-265-4214

The official home of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, the Museum recognizes prominent members of Georgia's racing heritage; "Saturday Night Races" introductory theater recalls vintage drive-in; Hall of Fame offers racing sensory experience. Museum; banquet hall; guided tours by local historian available by appointment. A full service event can be scheduled for a one of a kind wedding celebration.

• Group tour contact(s):
Steve Holder
PH: 706-974-0431/cell; 706-265-3256/office

• Group Services
No minimums for guided tours
Additional activities per will vary per customer
Staff available for conference M-F during normal business hours.

• Mobility or access:
The entire facility is 100% ADA compliant.

• Additional group services:
Meet and greet available by appointment

• Motorcoach parking:
Ample parking for all types, no hook-ups, parking adjacent to building.
Lily Creek Lodge (Click to Expand)

Lily Creek Lodge
2608 Auraria Road
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

PH: 706-864-6848
lilycreeklodge@windstream.net www.lilycreeklodge.com
Nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, just an hour's drive from downtown Atlanta, Lily Creek Lodge is a forest-hugged mountain retreat that combines cozy, vintage style with modern luxuries and amenities. Whether looking for a small group gathering or a friendly gathering place in a serene environment to relax, you can find all the essentials for a country escape at Lily Creek Lodge. Each morning guests are treated to Lily Creek's signature full breakfast, with American and European accents.

Lily Creek Lodge is an ideal location for an intimate wedding in the North Georgia mountains. Nestled on 9 acres on a lovely mountain ridge, the Lodge has several locations on its grounds that provide the romantic and serene atmosphere for an intimate ceremony. There are several areas in which to hold your reception. Please schedule a time to come see the property and pick out the venue that works best for you.

The grounds are gently landscaped to compliment the forest's natural beauty, and will undoubtedly complement the bride on her special day.

Situated alongside the pool and under a tent or in the open, your quests can enjoy your special occasion. This is our largest gathering area for a larger party. The pavilion is the perfect place to hold your reception and catering as it sits right next to the pool. (2-75 people)

Located alongside the pool with a cascading waterfall, you have a large covered pavilion to accommodate your event and provide for your guests as they dance and eat with views of the forest all around. Spacious and airy, this provides one of the largest areas for your event as your guests can spill out onto the pool area.

The Deck provides a spacious area to hold an open air event for several people. Additionally, the use of the adjacent parking area or dining room can be used for extended use when needed.

The Gazebo is perfect place for the small intimate wedding to make the most of your special day. Suggested reception locations to compliment the Gazebo Wedding include the tree house (for a party of two), the dining room, gathering room, or the deck. (2-20 people)

The Treehouse is a unique romantic secluded space for a very intimate reception for two to four people. High up in the trees you can enjoy the view during your celebration.

Should you desire a wedding or other event indoors, we have a quaint indoor setting that provides a warm environment beside the romantic fireplace in the gathering room. A very intimate setting among a collection of antiques, a small wedding can be held in front of the beautiful hearth. A small reception could then be easily held in the dining room or out on the deck. (2-40 people). This area is also very comfortable for holding small informal meetings (2-12 people).

The Dining Room is a large space to hold your reception and catering. Your guests can spill out onto the adjoining deck or into the Gathering Room. The perfect mix for everyone.

Whether you are planning a wedding, business conference, family reunion, or employee retreat, our location is a wonderfully secluded facility that can host your event with lodging to accommodate your guests.

• Contact:
Sharon Bacek; owner and innkeeper
706-864-6848; 706-429-6311

• Group rates - range:
  • No more than 2 people per room; includes breakfast
  • Based on 13 room minimum
  • Sunday - Thursday: $115 includes breakfast
  • Friday & Saturday: negotiable, call for rates
  • Based on 6 rooms:
    • Sunday - Thursday: 10% off rack rates of $115 - $225
    • Friday & Saturday: negotiable, call for rates
• Mobility:
  • Exterior staircase
  • Not ADA-approved
  • No luggage handling
• Group Services:
Lily Creek Lodge will coordinate activities at or away from the Lodge: dining, winery visits, tickets for events and activities, catering, music, speakers, limos, and more. Meet and greet and wine reception upon request

• Motorcoach parking:
Driveway is steep and paved with a large unpaved parking lot. Not suitable for large motor coaches but good for large vans, small buses, or limos

• Additional services offered to groups:
Lily Creek is a peaceful, private location and great for small groups. The owners can arrange catering, music, speakers, limos, etc., and are very flexible and cooperative.
Peach Brandy Cottage (Click to Expand)

Peach Brandy Cottage
3 Shepherds Lane
Dawsonville, Georgia 30533

A 6-acre site in the heart of downtown Dawsonville features a romantic gazebo beside our lake; a stone amphitheater that seats 300 built into the hill; historic house with a rocking chair front porch; romantic gardens; and a huge banquet room overlooking the main garden, fountain and lake. The Peach Brandy Cottage has 2,100 square feet of dining space perfect for group functions. Extensive menu to choose from; groups may bring their own alcohol and their bartender will pour.
3 Shepherds Lane
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534

PH: 770-490-3833
FX: 706-265-6618

• Group contact:
Caroline Christie; info@PeachBrandyCottage.com

• Group rates:
Special events from 30-100, and menu selections are offered at surprisingly affordable rates.

• Mobility or access:
Handicapped parking; dedicated handicap accessible restroom; stepless entries and exits

• Motorcoach parking:
Two parking lots: The front lot will hold approximately 30 cars; the back lot another 70 cars.
The Barn at Valley Brook Farm (Click to Expand)

The Barn at Valley Brook Farm
2839 Grizzle Rd,
Dawsonville, GA 30534
PH: 678-776-1298
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The latest trend in event venues with a 100 year family history. Situated on 324 acres of rolling hills, fenced pastures and romantic tree lined roads, with historic lime kiln, rambling stream, organic garden, pond, Brazilian mahogany arched foot bridge, Equestrian Center, newly renovated L-shaped pool and Pool House cabana, 18 hole public golf course and modern Grand Event Tent that holds 250 guests, seated. The location offers country elegance and rustic charm in a simply magical location. Let your imagination play to create unique events for any occasion.
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6140 Events (Click to Expand)

6140 Events
PH: (706) 867-6455
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6140 EVENTS offers exceptional value in just the right location for your event. From business meetings and seminars to weddings, receptions, and parties, our two adjacent spaces can service from 10-300 guests.
The Venue at Farris (Click to Expand)

The Venue at Farris
1450 Lumpkin County Parkway
Dahlonega, GA 30533
PH: (706) 867-6222
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The Venue at Farris is North Georgia’s newest event center, located in Lumpkin County just north of the North GA Premium Outlets. It is nestled in a peaceful serene country setting in the Appalachian Foothills. The Venue is a relaxed environment perfect for your; Holiday Parties, Showers, Quinceaneras/Sweet 16 Parties, Weddings, etcetera. They offer a spacious Banquet Reception Hall which is 3,500 sqft ensuring your event is the only event onsite.
Any celebration, any time!
Birthday, Anniversary, Reunions, Showers, Memorials, Receptions, Holiday Parties, Concerts, Formals, Proms, Balls, Conventions, Seminars, Workshops, Clubs, Black Tie Events, Awards Banquets, Weddings, Divorce Celebrations, Bat Mitzvah, Quinceanera, Baptism Parties