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Nestled on four manicured acres and surrounded by over 30 acres of open pasture lies the classic Carl House venue. Nearly 118 years old, this building serves as a piece of Georgia history and has hosted a multitude of events throughout the years. Having been restored to recreate much of the original atmosphere, Carl House provides a timelessly elegant wedding venue.


Built in 1903, Carl House was originally home to the Durham family who crafted an ornate plant nursery. Much of the home, including the original garden plan, has been restored with the additions of a gazebo, an oversized ballroom, mezzanine, and third floor. Although additions have been made, the restoration specialist utilized antique materials and natural designs to encapsulate the original house’s charm. Carl House’s long history attributes to it’s elegant flair and makes for an immaculate venue.

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The Venue

The sophistication of its white columns complemented by the lush pastors surrounding Carl House make it a Southern haven of wedding venues. A 4,000 sq. ft. ballroom complemented by a dramatic staircase lies at the heart of this venue, providing every bride with a picturesque grand entrance. This space is able to accommodate a seated dinner for 135 guests, or a buffet for 280. In addition to the large ballroom, the gardens surrounding Carl House provide an option for an outdoor wedding, reception, or rehearsal dinner. With plenty of space and multiple accommodations, this venue has all of the essentials to craft a wedding unique to the couple’s desires.

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What Is Included

Carl House was crafted around the idea of hosting beautiful weddings, so it is their mission to provide a space that makes planning smoother and limits the need for excessive decorations. The amount of time the space can be rented for and what is provided depends on which package you choose, but Carl House has everything you could possibly need for your event in house. 

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Within the various packages, this venue provides a seamless and stress free transition into an interior space in case of poor weather conditions. Wedding planners/directors are available to assist in the planning of your ceremony/reception and floral decorations are included from Carl House’s in-house designer.

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 Additionally, the reception may be catered by in-house culinary and bar services. Two beautifully decorated dressing rooms are provided for the wedding party, and various event personnel are available at the couples disposal throughout the wedding planning process. While choosing outside vendors is an option, Carl House offers everything you could need to make the wedding planning experience as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Known for its warm atmosphere, Carl House provides the perfect space to say “I do”. From its luscious garden and the classic oversized ballroom, to its deep Georgian history and landmarking columns, this venue embodies Southern charm. Planning is made easy through all of the resources provided in-house, making your day that much more enjoyable. If you are looking for a classic wedding venue in Georgia, look no further than Carl House.

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