The town of Milledgeville, Georgia has many places to say “I do,” from historic buildings to charming churches. But it’s the outdoor spaces that provide an unrivaled connection with nature. These weddings allow guests to enjoy the Southern climate as the backdrop for the nuptials. Whether you’re looking for a lakeside retreat or a rustic barn wedding, Milledgeville has the place for your big day.
Set in the dense forest along the Oconee River, Adam’s Acres is one of Milledgeville’s most beautiful wedding venues. There’s a rustic wooden arch that can serve as the altar as well as an open-air pavilion for the reception. Pricing is all-inclusive so couples don’t have to worry about unexpected costs on the most important day of their lives. Adam’s Acres also has an extensive list of preferred vendors, including caterers, florists, photographers, and planners to make your day perfect.
Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion
Tie the knot alongside an important piece of the state’s history at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion. The majestic columned building was the home of the state governor starting in 1839 and survived the Civil War. It’s now managed by Georgia College and State University and allows weddings on the lawn. The beautiful home makes for the perfect backdrop for nuptials. The mansion even has its own caterer, Sodexo Catering, and offers the use of the education building for receptions of up to 80 guests.
The historic 74-acre farm at O’Quinn’s Mill provides rustic beauty for weddings of up to 150 guests. Built in 1807 by Colonel Thaddeus Holt, the property features an 18-acre pond with an overlook deck, a historic gristmill, and a sprawling farmhouse lawn. The lawn has long wooden benches and an archway for the couple to stand under. An open-air pavilion is perfect for receptions. The three-bedroom farmhouse is also available for rent on Airbnb and is convenient for the wedding party.
Rose Hill at Lockerly Arboretum
Built in 1852, the house known as Rose Hill is one of the most iconic homes in Milledgeville. It was named for the abundant Cherokee roses on the property and features Antebellum columns. Later renamed Lockerly, the home was privately owned and operated as a corporate retreat before opening to the public in 1998. The 50-acre grounds provide a number of backdrops for weddings of up to 75 people, including the meadow and amphitheater. Snap your photos in front of the fragrant camellias and azaleas.
Simply Southern Barn
Set along the shores of Lake Sinclair, the Simply Southern Barn is a popular choice for a country-style wedding. The grounds include a pond with a water feature, a vintage truck, and space for an altar. The two-story barn has two 2,800 square-foot spaces with climate control for all-season events, ideal for a reception of up to 250 guests. There are also separate suites for the wedding party to get ready. Simply Southern Barn even has an extensive vendor list to supply everything you need for the special day.
The Club at Lake Sinclair
Say “I do” at The Club at Lake Sinclair, a lakefront venue that has been a beloved site of celebrations since opening in 1957. The club has multiple spaces for the big day but it’s the grounds that have the best views of the lake. There’s also a grand ballroom, bar and grill, terrace, and lounge for receptions. The Club at Lake Sinclair can accommodate festivities of nearly any size.
Find your dream wedding in Milledgeville. Reach out to Visit Milledgeville for assistance planning your wedding, securing a room block for your guests, or to include uniquely Milledgeville touches.