Featured Photo by The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

If the hustle and bustle of the city is getting to be too much, and all you want is a nice relaxing getaway for your wedding, we have the perfect place for you. Not far from Atlanta and Athens, tucked away in the beautiful lake community of Lake Oconee is the Ritz-Carlton, boasting beautiful lakeside views and fabulous top-notch golf courses. No one can complain when staying at this luxury resort, especially when celebrating the perfect wedding day. From attentive staff who help cater to all your needs to delicious food and beautiful views, you may have come upon the perfect location for your southern wedding. This post will discuss all the fabulous amenities at the Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee to show you that this could be the best place for your big day.

Photo by The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee


The Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee has several fabulous venues on their grounds where you can have your perfect wedding ceremony or reception. Whether you want your wedding to be inside or outside, they have you covered with rustic farmhouses and barns to their iconic lakefront lawn. If you want to opt for a more traditional venue, they also have a grand ballroom to serve as an elegant backdrop for your reception. This resort is perfect for small intimate weddings or weddings of up to 600 guests. Whatever path you might choose, know that the Ritz-Carlton has room to host your guests and give them, and you, a weekend you will never forget!

Photo by The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Wedding Advisor

Now that you have chosen the Ritz-Carlton as your dream wedding location, you probably have many questions about how to navigate this journey to the altar. Don’t fret because the Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee has a personal wedding advisor, Ms. Carina Gelman, to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. With an all-star staff and a fabulous advisor to help you plan every last detail, you can’t go wrong with this perfect location.


Photo by Katie’s Bliss


If your guests are looking for a more luxurious way to spend the day rather than playing a round of golf or hiking nature trails by the lake, we have the perfect place for rest and relaxation. The Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee is newly renovated with five-star spa services and a soothing southern touch. The spa offers many different services, including  massages and mani-pedis to please all guests. There is even a barbershop to pamper the groom and his groomsmen before tying the knot.  

Photo by The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee


The Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee boasts 5 championship golf courses designed by famous architects such as Rees Jones, Tom Fazio, Bob Cupp and Jack Nicklaus. With over 99 holes to play, there is endless entertainment for the avid golfer. This is the perfect way to entertain your golf loving guests before or after the wedding day. These scenic golf courses also provide a great way to get the groomsmen together for one last hurrah before the ceremony.

Photo by New England Golf

Lake Activities

Lake Oconee provides fun and entertainment for all ages, amplified by the helpful staff and recreational activities provided by the Ritz-Carlton. This resort offers boat and jetski rentals for a day full of endless water sports or a relaxing fishing excursion with the family. There is also a lakeside beach with lounge chairs to get in a good tan before the wedding festivities begin, so make sure you pack your sunscreen!

Photo by The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee


With all the fabulous amenities and fun you’ll be having, you’ll be sure to work up a big appetite.  From reception hors d’oeuvres to rehearsal dinners, the cuisine at the Ritz-Carlton is always top-notch and will please whatever craving you may have. With several on-site restaurants, guests can receive any type of dining experience they please, along with room service if you’d rather stay in. The Ritz-Carlton also has in-house culinary experts to help you plan out every meal and appetizer for your wedding festivities.

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