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5 Reasons to Tie the Knot in Helen, Georgia

Are you currently in search of the perfect spot to tie the knot? With its gorgeous mountain setting in the heart of Georgia’s wine country, Helen is the ideal location to host a romantic wedding celebration. Here are five reasons why we think Helen, Georgia is the ultimate place for a destination wedding you will never forget.

1. Gorgeous Mountain Views

Helen offers some of the most stunning vistas in the entire state of Georgia. From the soaring Blue Ridge Mountains to the verdant, stream-filled valleys, the beauty that surrounds Helen is truly unparalleled. If a beautiful setting is important to you, then Helen might just be the perfect choice. The breathtaking North Georgia mountains serve as a truly awe-inspiring backdrop for any wedding celebration, whether it is large or small. If you choose to host your ceremony at the Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars, you have the option of saying your vows in our garden, beneath a cathedral of trees, or with a gorgeous mountain panorama behind you. You can’t go wrong.

2. Delicious Wine

Helen is located the heart of Georgia’s wonderful wine country. The region boasts everything from large and historic vineyards to small boutique wineries. Booking a wedding in Helen means you will have easy access to the surrounding vineyards and wineries for tastings, rehearsal dinners, and/or receptions (if you choose to host one of these events outside the Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars.) It also means that the wine at your wedding is guaranteed to be top-of-the-line. Read Our Guide to Exploring Georgia Wine Country for more information.

3. Alpine Charm

Helen is a charming, Bavarian-inspired village filled with great restaurants, shops, wineries, and opportunities for family fun. With its quaint streets and beautiful German architecture, many visitors feel as if they have stepped into a fairy tale. What better place to say “I do?” Plus, your guests will have plenty to do when they aren’t at your ceremony. Direct them to our blog for up-to-date tips on the best restaurants, outdoor adventures, family activities, and more.

4. Convenient Location

Throwing a destination wedding can be daunting, but luckily, Helen’s convenient location makes it easy. If you choose Helen for your wedding, you’ll enjoy the privacy of an intimate wedding celebration without forcing your guests to make an arduous trek to the middle of nowhere. Helen is located an hour and a half outside Atlanta and is easily accessible from cities all around the South, ensuring that your guests’ journey to your big day will be pleasant and stress-free.


5. Unbeatable Wedding Packages at the Sylvan Valley Lodge

The Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars is North Georgia’s finest romantic wedding venue. We offer a variety of incredible packages to help make your wedding even better than your dreams. Packages include:

  • Lodging for up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive access to our property (including our lovely garden for photos)
  • A venue coordinator on site
  • Set-up, take-down, and clean-up services
  • Use of Brides Tower for bride and bridesmaids; cabin available for groom and groomsmen
  • Winery on site
  • Ample parking, tables, access to our prefered vendor list, and so much more!

Head to our Weddings Page to learn more about our two most popular package items, the Destination Wedding Package and the Elopement Package. Contact us to start planning today!

Are you thinking about hosting your wedding in beautiful Helen, Georgia? The Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars is a rustic bed & breakfast and wedding venue located at the base of Mount Yonah that offers gorgeous scenery, inviting rooms, and some of the best wedding packages in the region.