Couples Can Find Their Happily Ever After with a Wedding at Barnsley Gardens Resort

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Wedding Season is Here and this Enchanting English Garden Setting in North Georgia is Ideal for a Destination Wedding.

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Nestled in the foothills of the Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Barnsley Gardens Resort’s Andrew Jackson Downing-inspired setting and love-filled history make it the ideal location for Georgia Weddings. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of flowering gardens and lush green forests, the resort offers luxurious wedding services for bridal parties of all sizes. Special discounted pricing is also available to brides hosting weddings in winter or late summer months. The combination of stunning scenery, numerous venue choices, and Southern charm guarantee that couples will have the fairy tale wedding they’ve always dreamed about.    

The historic manor home ruins are one of Barnsley Gardens’ most requested wedding venues. Surrounded by non-native trees, the Boxwood Parterre, and an assortment of colorful blooms, the Ruins are all that remain of the home that was built by Godfrey Barnsley as a tribute to his wife, the love of his life. This picturesque setting offers unparalleled views and many great photo opportunities. Depending on the size of the wedding party, the ceremony and reception can be held inside the Ruins, or brides can opt to host the ceremony on the lawn next to the manor and arrange a tented reception on the perennial lawn. In the evening, dozens of white candles illuminate the historic, ivy-covered structure.        

With heart-of-pine flooring and a dramatic fireplace, the charming Town Hall is the perfect option for a smaller, more intimate wedding. Located in the center of Barnsley’s English-style village, it can comfortably hold 70 people in a reception layout with a dance floor. The Pavilion is another stunning choice for brides and grooms with different sized rooms that can be configured into one large ballroom capable of accommodating up to 80 guests with a dance floor. The recently added covered porch is also a great spot to host the cocktail hour.

Couples who decide to host their most important day at Barnsley Gardens Resort have a variety of packages to choose from to make their wedding unforgettable. The Premier Package includes a wedding coordinator, ceremony rehearsal, ceremony seating, a tent with white lighting and beautifully set dining tables for the reception, a buffet with unique menu options, four hours of continuous beverage service, and complimentary wedding night accommodations for the bride and groom. Rates for this package range from $225-$267 per guest, based on the selected dinner menus.    

Brides and grooms opting to wed during the months of January, February, July and August will enjoy reduced site fees for their wedding ceremony venue and reception location, as well as reduced food and beverage minimums of $70 per person. During these times, guests will also enjoy the resort’s lowest room rates. Two other budget-friendly wedding options include the Brunch in the Gardens Package, which includes a private ceremony and brunch reception at the Historic Ruins, and the An Afternoon to Remember Package, which features a private ceremony at the Historic Ruins and a reception and lunch in one of the property’s elegant dining rooms. The price of both packages is $150 per person.

Barnsley Gardens provides an excellent setting for rehearsal dinners as well. For a more casual feel, a buffet-style dinner poolside or at the Bavarian-inspired Beer Garden that features picnic benches and German food offer a relaxed atmosphere. Couples can also choose to dine in the historic Rice House, the resort’s formal restaurant. This 1854 farmhouse, which bears the bullet scars of a Civil War battle, has been restored to provide an elegant setting.

In addition to providing plenty of venue options, Barnsley Gardens Resort is also equipped to offer an assortment of activities for the bridal party, groomsmen and guests. The bride and her bridesmaids can pamper themselves at the resort’s luxurious European spa to alleviate any pre-wedding jitters. The state-of-the-art facility features 10 treatment rooms; ladies’ and gentlemen’s lounges, saunas and steam rooms; and a co-ed whirlpool. Treatments include an array of facials, body treatments, massages, manicures and pedicures, all given with organic spa products. The groom and groomsmen can unwind with a round of golf on the Jim Fazio-designed course or engage in clay shooting at Springbank Plantation. The resort’s other activities include horseback riding, tennis, scenic hiking trails, lawn games, canoeing and kayaking, and paintball.

After their wedding day winds down, the newly married husband and wife can escape to one of Barnsley Gardens Resort’s romantic cottages. Each cottage features king or queen sized beds, lovely claw-footed bathtubs, and a plethora of windows that light up the room and offer gorgeous views of the property. All cottages, which are laid out in the style of a European village, have porches with rocking chairs or swings, perfect for newlyweds to snuggle and relax.

Barnsley Gardens Resort is willing to work with each bride and groom to customize a destination wedding price package depending on desired services. Couples can also work with the resort to arrange room blocks for their guests. For additional information on hosting a wedding or to book a date, please contact Wedding Coordinator Beth Elinskey by e-mail at bethe(at)barnsleyresort(dot)com or by phone at (770) 773-7480.

In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 60 miles north of Atlanta, Barnsley Gardens Resort welcomes guests into a storybook romantic setting of incomparable service. Encompassing 3,300 acres, the historic Barnsley Gardens offers a unique getaway experience. Originally built as an opulent estate in the 19th century, the grounds have been transformed into a world-class resort. All guests are lodged in private rooms, suites or cottages, all luxuriously appointed with a mix of old-world charm and modern convenience. Whether looking for a relaxing weekend, strategic meeting or an elegant wedding, guests will discover a retreat of privacy and perfection. Amenities include gourmet dining, immaculate gardens, historic ruins, a European-style spa, and exciting recreational choices such as world-class golf, wingshooting and hunting at Springbank Plantation – Georgia’s most unique hunting preserve, and horseback riding along scenic trails.

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