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The Farm at High Shoals

The farm at High Shoals is located just about 10 miles from Athens towards Atlanta. It is an extraordinary estate that has a lot more to offer beyond the exquisite beauty. They live up to their philosophy of “creating highly exclusive, detailed, and one-of-a-kind events.”

The property itself is 400 acres, and is very close to surrounding hotels- perfect for all of your out-of-town family and friends. The property is co-owned by Athens-raised siblings, Laurie and Scott Higginbotham. Scott Higginbotham actually celebrated his own wedding at the estate. This Italian style, luxurious mansion is perfect if you’re wanting your wedding to be anything from elegant rustic to upscale luxury. Because of the size of the property, you can have your ceremony in a variety of different spots to create the aesthetic that you want.

Morgan Hall was hired by the Higginbothams in 2014 and has done incredibly well at turning the estate into an “official event facility.” Morgan is the head event coordinator and would be your direct line of contact through your wedding planning process. Almost every review of High Shoals Farm on mentions just how amazing and easy it was working with Morgan.


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On the venues website (, you can look through a variety of wedding photos and each is so uniquely different to every couple. The 15,000 square foot property includes a barn, private lake, and more reception areas that have everything you need to have your dream wedding. The indoor area can comfortably seat 300 guests and 600 guests outdoors. You can get married anywhere from the front steps of the mansion, to the gorgeous vineyards, to the rustic stables, to what is known as “The Island.” 

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“The Island” is a breathtaking waterfront location on the property. I can only imagine how it must feel walking over the little bridge to the person you’ll spend forever with. What I find to be so amazing about the venue is that, regardless of where you choose to have the ceremony, you have the entire 400 acres of the property to capture infinite dreamy pictures of you and your spouse to be. So if you find yourself struggling to decide between spots, you can find peace in knowing you can get any photo you want.

Reviews of The High Shoals Farm include that of “dream venue,” “most beautiful place in Georgia if not the Southeast,” “if you are lucky enough to book them, rest assured you are in good hands!”

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