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The Higdon House Inn and Gardens is a beautiful home and inn located within driving distance from Atlanta, Athens, and Augusta. Located in Greensboro, Georgia, The Higdon House offers a more peaceful spot to get married at, with the venue serving as a space for concerts, weddings and other events, they are sure to fit all of your unique needs. With the rich history and stunning landscapes that this venue offers, you are bound to have a spectacular day of fun with your loved ones. The venue includes a centuries old Victorian Manor house, a custom designed outdoor chapel, a 6,000 square foot reception pavilion (which is covered, and can be heated or air conditioned), an elevated dance floor and 3 acres of landscaped gardens. 


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The Higdon’s House Rich History 

The Higdon House Inn and Gardens has a rich history. Founded in 1810, the land that The Higdon House Inn and Garden resides on was originally property of the University of Georgia. Interestingly, this is where the original campus was intended to be, until it was sold to a family in 1810. Over the course of the next century, the property underwent changes in ownership and a house was built on the land. The land faced many ups and downs, surviving the Civil War and the Great Depression. Slowly, additions to the house were built. Fast forward to 1946, when the Higdon family of seven bought the home and moved in. Up until 2001, members of the Higdon family lived in the home as their primary residence, until it was sold to the current owners, Jack Rallo and Jeff Hough. Upon acquiring the land, these two took on the intimidating task of restoring the home, adding a pool and patio and installing the 2.3 acres of gardens throughout the land. Today, the venue has earned the title of one of Greensboro’s most beautiful spots. 


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Wedding Options and Offerings

At the Higdon House, the staff work hard to make your day as seamless and perfect as they can. To do so, they offer different wedding packages so you are able to choose what best fits your needs! Their wedding options include the Venue Only Package and two Full Service Packages. 

The Venue Only package comes with many amenities, contrary to the name! This package was designed specifically for brides who want to use their own vendors to help customize their day. This package includes many basics – the entire estate, wedding party changing rooms, chairs (and set up!), access to the kitchen, a few staff members and the outdoor or indoor reception area. These are just a few of the many offerings in the Venue Only package!

In addition to that package, there are two full service packages – the Rose package and the Jasmine package. The only difference between these full service options is the duration they cover. The Rose package covers Friday/Saturday/Sunday Wedding 8 hour events, while the Jasmine package covers Friday/Sunday Wedding 6 hour events. Aside from that difference, these packages come with many benefits from set up through the whole event to make sure your day is perfect. Both packages come with exclusive access to the entirety of the 3-acre estate, the ballroom (complete with decor, tables, chairs, a photographer, and even a raised dance floor!), a DJ, a caterer for the buffet, a floral package and all labor for set-up, parking, greeting attendants, security and clean up. 

Regardless of which wedding package you choose, you are bound to have an excellent experience with the staff and your experience at the Higdon House!  


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