A Sylvan Valley Wedding May Be Your Perfect Choice
Destination Wedding Venue in North Georgia
Congratulations on your engagement! Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars is a one-of-a-kind Wine Country destination wedding venue. Our charming and unique mountain setting amidst the trees creates the perfect romantic ambiance for a picturesque and memorable wedding day. Whether your ideal wedding is understated elegance with mountain views, wine country casual in the garden, or fantastically romantic under the trees of nature’s cathedral, Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars is the perfect place to make life-long memories.
Please give us a call to schedule a tour so you can walk the aisle, imagine yourself flowing down the large stone staircase in your beautiful dress, and see your wedding party getting ready in our bride’s tower and groom’s cabin. We want you to design your perfect wedding day the way that you have always pictured. From different areas of the property to hold the ceremony to changes in the decor, we will help you bring your North Georgia wedding dreams to reality.
If you have questions or are ready to start planning your unforgettable North Georgia wedding, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to view our wedding gallery for pictures of our unique setting and see what our wedding venue has to offer.
Destination Wedding Package – $4500* + applicable taxes and Lodging:
For weddings with up to 100 guests, the Destination Weekend Wedding Package gives the bridal party and families staying on site more time to relax, have great conversations, and enjoy the moment together. Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars will be your exclusive site from 2 p.m. Friday of until 12 p.m. Sunday. This will allow you to have time to decorate, have a rehearsal on your wedding site, host a rehearsal dinner, and have early access to the venue on your wedding day. Our 8 rooms and 2 cabins are available to be rented by your wedding party/guests and will be billed individually to the people staying in them. Only your group will be permitted to stay at the Lodge for the weekend. This allows you and your guests time to meet and enjoy two or more days together during your special time. Plus, you save $50 per room night rented off your venue fee.
Included in your Wine Country Destination Wedding Package:
- Exclusive access to the property for the duration of your stay, including all venue locations
- Use of our gardens and facilities for engagement photos (by appointment)
- Venue coordinator on site at all times during your stay
- Setup, take-down & clean up of all venue supplied items
- Round or rectangle tables that fit eight-ten guests for reception and other wedding-related events, e.g., rehearsal dinner, bridal luncheon, send off brunch, etc., including Head, Gift and Cake tables with house linens
- Folding wedding chairs for the reception and rehearsal dinner, and benches or chairs for the ceremony
- Use of the bride’s tower for bride and bridesmaids on the day of the event. We recommend using one of the cabins for the groomsmen
- Public restrooms located in the Pavilion and the Lodge
- Free, ample parking for wedding guests
- Access to our preferred, not exclusive vendor list
- Owners on site all the times
Items that distinguish Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars from other North Georgia Wedding Venues:
- No beverage or food minimums
- Lodging for up to 20 guests (8 rooms and 2 cabins) and winery on site
- No exclusive list of vendors to choose from; you pick the caterer, florist, DJ, etc. that you want, we’ll share our list of favorites
- No middle person, as the owners live on-site
- Simple Pricing. Venue Fee is $4500 for the weekend (from 2pm Friday to noon on Sunday) less $50 per room night booked by your guests. If all rooms are booked for 2 nights, that’s $1000 off your venue fee!
- Retail beer and wine pricing (we charge you what you'd pay if you purchased it elsewhere but we save you the trip)
*$4500 venue fee based on up to 100 people, for weddings over 100, add $20 per additional guest.
Elopement Wedding Package – $495 + applicable taxes and Lodging:
The elopement package is designed for the couple that wants a smaller number of guests but the beauty of Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars for their special day. Sylvan Valley Lodge has many areas for your ceremony to take place, pictures to be shot, and allows for the couple to design their time how they want to spend it. There are other options that can be added to this package, such as a Bride’s bouquet and Groom’s boutonniere, small wedding cake, etc. so please call for further details. The Elopement Wedding package includes:
- Choice of venue/ceremony location (Thursday or Sunday only)
- One hour consultation with venue coordinator
- One hour time frame for your event TBD based on venue availability
- Georgia Sparkling Wine for 2, chocolate covered strawberries and a bouquet of fresh flowers in your room on arrival.
- Complimentary Wine Tasting in the Knot Bar, with 2 Souvenir Wine Glasses
- Officiant to perform your ceremony
- Access to our preferred, not exclusive vendor list
Lodging prices vary depending on season and day of the week. This package is available for single or multi-night stays. Most couples prefer to stay 2 nights. Room rates for specific dates may be found here..
Contact us today to start planning your special day at our Wine Country destination wedding venue in North Georgia.
Reach us via email at email@example.com , or call (706) 865-7371.Wedding Request Form
Frequently Asked Questions: General
Do I need to make an appointment to view the wedding venue?
Yes, an appointment ensures that both the venue coordinator and the space is available.
How many guests can I invite?
The Pavilion can seat up to a maximum of 125 guests for a sit down reception. If you plan to have a band, and or dancing, we recommend you stay closer to 100 or less to allow for the extra space required. Our outdoor ceremony space, The Forest Glade, can accommodate up to 200, however, the reception would then need to be a strolling/cocktail type with limited seating. *$4500 venue fee based on up to 100 people, for weddings over 100, add $20 per additional guest.
What is your payment policy?
We require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the venue fee. The rest will be paid in 3 more installments outlined in your contract, with the final payment due 30 days prior to your event.
Am I required to have a wedding coordinator? What about a wedding planner?
A wedding planner is not required, but highly recommended to ensure your day goes as planned and exceeds your expectations for a flawless event. We will be happy to recommend an exceptional Certified Wedding Coordinator, or work with yours to make your event perfect.
Is there a bride’s changing area? What about the groom and groomsmen?
Our newly finished Bride’s Tower offers the perfect place for you and your bridesmaids to prepare for your walk down the aisle. This two level space features a powder room, a lower level dressing area and an upper level make-up/sitting area with a view. We have three make-up stations with state of the art back-lit mirrors, plenty of natural light and a beautiful marble vanity. Step out on your private deck for a little fresh air and sunshine. We suggest using one of the cabin’s as a groom’s cabin. These are bigger than the rooms and offer a living room with a TV, fireplace, and wet-bar area.
When will I have my rehearsal?
Ceremony rehearsal time is included in the rental price and scheduled the day before the wedding. Your wedding coordinator and officiant should be there and if you have a wedding planner, we recommend they attend as well.
Is your wedding venue handicap accessible?
Most of our venue locations are handicap accessible, however, lodging and the upstairs Great Room are not. Ceremonies in the Glade may be viewed from the Pavilion deck.
What about restrooms for my wedding guests? Do we have to rent port-a-potties?
We have fully plumbed public restrooms located at the Pavilion and on the first floor of the lodge. No need to rent portable restrooms.
Frequently Asked Questions: Ceremony/Reception
Do you have an in-house caterer or a list of preferred caterers? Do I have the option of using an outside caterer?
We have the luxury of working with some exceptional caterers to provide the perfect fit for your event. Our venue coordinator will work with you to determine which of our caterers will provide the experience you’re looking for based on your tastes and budget. Should you choose an outside licensed and insured caterer, we do require adequate staffing to support your given wedding size—typically this is not an issue, but again, we want to ensure a successful event you will be proud to hold here at Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars. Using an outside caterer may incur an additional fee and a security deposit if they need access to our commercial kitchen.
Are tables, linens, chairs, plates, silverware and glassware provided?
Tables, chairs, and house linens for up to 100 guests are included in the venue rental. All other items are provided by our catering teams. If using an outside caterer, you will need to arrange these items through them.
Do you provide alcohol service? How is it priced? Are there additional charges for bar staff? Is there a beverage minimum?
We are fully licensed to provide beer and wine service. We are also licensed for retail sales. As such, you may purchase beer and wine directly from us at package vs. consumption prices. Our venue coordinator will help you determine the amount of beer and wine you will need based on your number of guests and make suggestions according to your preferences. In effect, you will pre-purchase beer and wine and if there is any left at the end, it is yours to take. Bar service fees are $150 for 3 hours of service (one bartender required per 50 people). Additional time will be billed at $50 per hour per bartender. Bar service includes all glassware and ice in addition to a dedicated bartender. Our bartenders abide by all state and local alcohol laws including age restrictions. We do not require a beverage minimum.
Is there parking on site? Is it complimentary? Do you offer valet parking? If a shuttle service is needed, can you assist with setting it up?
We have free parking for up to 75 cars on the property. Considering most guest come 2 or more to a vehicle, this has proven to be more than adequate for weddings up to 100 guests. We can help you set up shuttle services if needed.
Can I decorate to suit my purposes? Are there decoration guidelines or restrictions? How much assistance can I get with the set-up/decor?
You may customize the space with additional floral arrangements, bows, table decorations, etc. The venue does not permit anything to be affixed to the walls or other property structures without prior approval of the venue coordinator. Set-up of decor and any assistance needed should be discussed with the venue coordinator. Confetti, large sparklers, and un-globed candles are not allowed. Only biodegradable items may be tossed as the bride and groom leave the wedding. Please no rice or silk petals. Alternatives include: Lavender buds, bird seed, real flower petals, and small sparklers.
How much time do I have for decor set-up and when do my decorations need to be cleaned up?
You will have access to the designated space 2 hours prior to your event for decorating. Items may be brought in earlier and may be set up early depending on their location, but access to decorate tables will not be available until 2 hours prior to the event. One of the advantages of our Destination Packages is that your reception decor does not have to be removed until the following day. Our staff may consolidate your decor into one location for you to pick up in order for them to begin their break down process.
Are there restrictions on what kind of music I can play, or a time by which the music must end? Can the venue accommodate a DJ or Live Band?
All music and the event must end by 10 PM. This is in keeping with the county ordinance and out of respect for our neighbors across the valley. There is ample electrical access available at all of our venue locations on the property for Bands and DJs.
Do you have a list of recommended vendors (florists, photographers, hair stylists, cake bakers, wedding planners, musicians, DJs, etc.)? Do I have to choose from the list?
Yes, and we are happy to offer suggestions especially for vendors that have done a wonderful job here in the past and are familiar with our property. You are welcome to choose your own vendors provided they meet any necessary legal requirements with respect to licenses and insurance.
What is the weather contingency plan for outdoor spaces?
With our Pavilion, we always have a covered option if the weather turns imperfect. We can set up the ceremony inside with a little advance notice and then flip back to a reception site following the ceremony. This usually takes around a half-hour to 45 minutes to accomplish, during which time guests may relocate to the Knot Bar for bar service and hors d’oeuvres. Smaller outdoor ceremonies may be moved to other indoor locations on the property.
Are we required to purchase additional insurance or provide security for our event?
No, as a licensed Bed & Breakfast and Winery, we carry full commercial insurance in all of our guest areas, including riders for alcohol consumption. We handle our own security, no additional security is required.Wedding Request Form