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One of the original Wedding Venues in North Georgia

Welcome to Cavender Castle, one of the original North Georgia wedding venues.  Since 2003 we have provided affordable weddings at our Dahlonega location.    Read on to learn more about Cavender Castle, and other wedding venues in North Georgia. 

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Cavender Castle – One of the original North Georgia Wedding Venues 

You have many options when it comes to selecting North Georgia Wedding Venues.   Over recent years North Georgia has become one of the fastest growing destination wedding locations in the USA.


Our great climate and southern hospitality make North Georgia an ideal place to have a destination wedding.   Thinking of barn wedding?  Winery Wedding? Maybe a wedding with a mountain view?  Waterfall Wedding?  A Resort Wedding?  Think of Wedding Venues in North Georgia for all of these options and more.  


You have options for both large weddings and small wedding venues in North Georgia.  There is even a castle… Cavender Castle… one of the original wedding venues in North Georgia!


The Castle, owned by the Durham Family is in its 14th year of hosting North Georgia Weddings.  That makes us one of the original wedding venues in North Georgia!  Located in Dahlonega, just one hour north of Atlanta, we have earned a rock solid reputation for D-I-Y weddings that are fun and affordable.    We also offer cheap elopements as well as all inclusive elopement packages.


Looking for stress-free North Georgia Wedding Venues for 2 to 100 guests?  Look no further than the Durham Family & Cavender Castle!   

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Top Ten Reasons to Get Married at Cavender Castle Instead of Other Wedding Venues in North Georgia:


1) We are affordable.  Elopements start at only $250.  Facility Rentals for larger ceremonies and receptions start at just $2250.

2) Cavender Castle is a family owned small business.  You will work directly with the owners from start to finish.

3) We only schedule one wedding at a time.   No worries about rushing your wedding!

4) The Castle offers three totally unique outdoor ceremony sites providing you with options.

 5) We also have a dedicated indoor wedding chapel that is always available in case it rains.

6) There are two options for your reception space.  One inside and one outside.  Or, use both at the same time!

 7) Our Facilty Rental is the longest in the business.  You can rent our facility from 10:00 am to Midnight for weddings of up to 100 guests

8) Our grounds are gorgeous!  Prettiest grass this side of Augusta!

9) We are experts in weddings both large and small.  We have seen it all!

10) Our reviews.  Hundreds of five star reviews from couple who rave about our their experience with us!

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Wedding Venues in North Georgia: 


We are about to do something crazy!  Something you will never see on a wedding venue website…  We are providing you with a list of some of our biggest competitors!  


Why?  Because we realize that getting married at a Castle is not for everyone.  We appeal to couples looking for cheap elopements or  affordable D-I-Y Facility Rentals.   Many of our brides grew up dreaming of being a princess who gets married at a beautiful fairy-tale like Castle.   However, our venue is not a  good fit for couples looking for  barn weddings and winery wedding venues in North Georgia.  


Not only that, but we understand that all North Ga Weddings indirectly benefits us.  Weddings drive our local economy.   So we look at every wedding in North Georgia as a good thing even if they take place at another venue.


Plus, Cavender Castle owner, Rev. Rick Durham often conducts ceremonies at these other venues.  Additionally, our staff also provides photography, and wedding planning services at many of the North Georgia Wedding Venues listed below.

Rating:  5 Star (Fantastic Experience) “I can not express just how much I loved the staff at Cavender Castle for our wedding. Rick, Cyndi and Delaney were absolutely the best! They were very helpful in the wedding planning process, being that we were from out of state I could call or text about any concerns or changes that I had and they got right back to me.  They were a true blessing to us, especially on our wedding day when more people showed up then we planned for the staff made sure that everyone was accommodated.  Rick, Cindy, and Delaney will go out of their way to make your vision come to life. We could not be happier with the way that our wedding was handled from beginning to end. I would recommend Cavender Castle to anyone that plans on having any event in North Georgia. The service was exceptional !”
Shiela Braxton-Tyson

Some of our favorite Wedding Venues in North Georgia:


Amicalola Lodge, Ellijay, GA.  Affordable, scenic weddings at Amicalola State Park


Bear Claw Vineyards, Blue Ridge, GA.  New vineyard setting with lodging on the property.  Perfect for elopements.


Bear Ridge Lodge,  Ellijay, GA.  Scenic, private lodge for those looking for lodging at their wedding location


Cavender Castle, Dahlonega, GA.  OK, so we are partial to this family focused wedding venue…


Cenita Vineyards, Cleveland, GA. Beautiful view of Mt Yonah from an open air pavilion.


Copperhead Lodge, Blairsville, GA.  Weddings and lodging on the same property 


Barn at Tatum Acres, Jasper, GA.  Beautiful barn venue in the mountains of North Georgia


Far Winds Waterfall Weddings, Cleveland, GA.   Scenic waterfall venue for up to 200 guests


Frogtown Cellars, Dahlonega, GA.   Scenic, family owned vineyard and Dahlonega.. 


Juliette Chapel, Dahlonega, GA.  Relatively new venue offering D-I-Y weddings for up to 75 guests


Lake Rabun Hotel, Lakemont, GA.  Historic Hotel offering intimate ceremonies and receptions



More North Georgia Wedding Venues…


Paradise Hills Resort. Blairsville, GA.  Scenic small vineyard with lodging on premises


Sautee Mountain Retreat, Clarkesville, GA   Wedding and lodging all in one place!


Small Wedding Experts,  Offering ceremonies at cabins and unique locations throughout North Georgia


Sugarboo Farms, Blairsville, GA.  Farm oriented D-I-Y venue with lodging on site


Three Sisters Vineyards. Dahlonega, GA.  The oldest winery in the Dahlonega area.


Toccoa Falls Waterfall, Toccoa GA.  Inexpensive and DIY weddings on the campus of Toccoa Falls College


Vacation Rental  Weddings, Featuring elopements and intimate weddings at cabins throughout North Georgia 


Waterfall Wedding Experts,  Offering wedding ceremonies throughout North Georgia


White Birch Inn, Clayton, GA   B&B offering intimate weddings in downtown Clayton. 


White Oaks Barn, Dahlonega, GA.  Mountain ceremony site and beautiful barn receptions for large groups


Willow Creek Falls, Blue Ridge, GA.  Family owned venue with numerous ceremony sites depending upon your headcount 



More on Wedding Venues in North Georgia…


There are many more North Georgia Wedding Venues that are not necessarily listed here.  That does not mean that they are not good options for your wedding.   On the contrary, brand new venues seem to pop every month in North Georgia.   


If you are on a tight budget don’t be afraid to reach out to us and discuss your needs.  If we cannot help you we will point you in the right direction.   Most importantly, if you are looking for a venue with history, experience and a hands-on family focus, be sure to check out The Durhams at Cavender Castle.  



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