The Willows Farm: A Closer Look At This Enchanting North GA Wedding Venue

This is an in depth look at one of our all time favorite wedding venues in north GA from our perspective as wedding photographers and videographers.  All the photos and videos you see below are taken by us, Grizzle Photography and Video.

The Willows Farm wedding venue

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Georgia countryside, The Willows Farm stands as a testament to timeless romance and rustic charm. This enchanting wedding venue offers a unique blend of Southern hospitality and natural beauty, making it an ideal setting for couples seeking a memorable and intimate wedding celebration. In this blog post, we’ll explore the captivating allure of The Willows Farm and discover why it has become one of the most sought-after destinations for couples tying the knot.

An aerial view of The Willows Farm

A Symphony of Nature and Rustic Elegance:

The Willows Farm boasts a variety of outdoor and indoor spaces that can accommodate weddings of all sizes up to 200+. The beautifully landscaped grounds provide a picturesque backdrop for ceremonies, receptions, and photoshoots. Across the 300 acre farm the venue offers towering willow trees, countryside dirt roads, serene ponds, and a plethora of picturesque structures like gazebos, water fountains, and beautifully decorated green houses.

DIY or All Inclusive?

The Willows Farm is typically an all inclusive wedding venue and they can accommodate you with everything including décor, catering, DJ, photography, video, ect. With that being said, if you have your heart set on using a particular vendor, they will glady customize a package for you so you get exactly what you want for your big day.

An aerial panorama of the Willows Farm at sunset

Versatile Event Spaces

The Willows Farm understands that every couple is unique, and their wedding should reflect their individual style. With this in mind, the venue offers a variety of versatile event spaces, allowing couples to tailor their celebration to suit their vision. From charming outdoor ceremonies under the shade of towering willow trees to elegant indoor receptions in the rustic-chic barn, The Willows Farm provides a canvas for couples to paint their perfect day.

The Green House

The most popular outdoor ceremony spot is a location that they call The Green House. It is a beautiful ceremony site nestled into a nook of shade trees. A beautiful flagstone pathway leads up to a green, wrought iron arbor under which you can say your vows. Have a look at our Green House example video below.

The Willow Trees

Get married under the canopy of the willow trees!

Under the willows ceremony at the Willows Farm

The Pavilion

Inside the big, temperature controlled space of the main venue space called the Pavilion is a great way to outsmart mother nature by having your ceremony inside. The only drawback is that this space will need to be converted into the reception space immediately following the ceremony. While this is happening, your guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres outside on the patio.

Pavilion wedding ceremony at the Willows Farm
Inside wedding ceremony at the Willows Farm

The Barn

This smaller space is typically used as a backup plan for when the outdoor ceremonies have a rain out. It usually stays decorated and ready to go at a moments notice.  This is rare to find in a wedding venue; a dedicated, ready to go in a moments notice, backup ceremony location.

Reception Space – The Pavilion

The first thing that stands out to me about the interior of the Pavilion is it’s spaciousness. It’s a rare thing to be in a barn this big without having some type of support posts or columns that you have to work around.

Second is the layout and the flow. I’m not 100% certain about this but I believe this venue was built with the specific purpose of being a wedding venue. In other words, I don’t believe it was an already existing building that was converted into a wedding venue but it was instead built and laid out to serve the specific needs of a wedding and reception venue. And let me tell you, it makes a difference.

There is a convenient space for the bar, the wedding cake, a kitchen for the caterers, plenty of bathrooms for the guests. You have plenty of space for all the tables and chairs and at the same time you still have plenty of room for the dance floor.

The Bridal Suite

Another aspect where this venue outshines is the bridal suite. First, it is incredibly spacious with more than enough room for numerous bridesmaids to get ready. Second, the space is absolutely gorgeous with plenty of diffused window light for those glowing bridal portraits. We LOVE photographing in here!

Where do the groomsmen get ready?

The Willows Farm thinks of everything you may need for your wedding day and one of those things is a place for the guys to get ready and hangout. Not too long ago they added a cozy groom’s cottage where the guys can chill out of sight while they await their turn for photos.

Photo Locations

Let’s just say you will not be disappointed with the plethora of photo locations at this wedding venue. Have a look at this short video to see them all!

Rain Backup Plan

Let’s face it. No one likes to think of having bad weather on their wedding day. But unfortunately we can’t bury our head in the sand and pretend it never happens. Believe me, it does. In fact, it happened to us very recently here at The Willows Farm.

It was 15 minutes until ceremony time and we were already setting up our camera equipment to video the ceremony outside down at the Greenhouse. The first handful of guests had already taken their seats but you could tell a large rain cloud was headed our way.

The Willows Farm staff was diligent at checking the radar and they made the call to move the ceremony indoors to the barn which was all ready to go. They bused us and the handful of guests who were already seated back up the hill and out of the rain.

We had almost no time to prepare for the weather. It started raining about five minutes before the original ceremony time. And thanks to The Willows Farm backup plan and their wonderful staff, we had the ceremony indoors while a popup raincloud rained overhead and we only had to delay the start time by about half an hour.

Expert Event Coordination

Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, but The Willows Farm aims to alleviate the stress by providing expert event coordination services. The dedicated team works closely with couples to understand their vision and execute it flawlessly. From coordinating vendors to ensuring every detail aligns with the couple’s dreams, the experienced staff at The Willows Farm is committed to turning wedding dreams into reality.

I can’t say enough good things about the owners, management, and staff at the Willows Farm. They are a family owned, family run wedding venue. Amy along with the rest of the staff are professional yet friendly and accommodating. And you can just tell that they strive to have your wedding day be perfect and go off without a hitch.

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Conclusion

In the heart of Georgia’s bucolic landscape, The Willows Farm stands as a testament to the timeless allure of love and celebration. With its breathtaking natural surroundings, versatile event spaces, exquisite accommodations, expert event coordination, and culinary excellence, The Willows Farm has firmly established itself as a premier wedding venue. For couples seeking a harmonious blend of rustic charm and Southern elegance, The Willows Farm is undoubtedly a venue where dreams take root and flourish into lifelong memories.