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North Georgia Weddings at Cavender Castle

Offering North GA Weddings since 2003

North Georgia Weddings pioneer – Cavender Castle


Cavender Castle is a pioneer in North Georgia Weddings.  Over the years, North Ga. has grown into one of the most popular locations for weddings in the country.  


However, way back when we started in 2003, there were just a handful of weddings held in the area.  Since we have seen tremendous growth with wineries and barn weddings throughout the mountains of North Georgia. Plus, our local Dahlonega Chamber of Commerce   has made growing the wedding business a major priority in our community.  


As a result, the wedding business has boomed!  So, today, you will find many great choices for both large and small wedding venues in North Georgia, along with all the supporting services that make our North Ga Weddings great!  For us, it has been a privilege being part of the growth of North Ga. weddings, and the resulting growth of our local economy.  Most of all, we’ve had a blast being a pioneer in North Georgia Weddings!  



North Georgia Weddings at Cavender Castle

Cavender Castle your home for North Georgia Weddings

North GA Weddings:        


So, what does this mean for you if you are considering North GA Weddings?


The best part of this story is that the locals understand the importance of weddings to our economy and community. Many of our local businesses such as hotels, B&B’s, vacation rentals, restaurants, florists, and bakeries rely on North Georgia weddings for their livelihood.  As a result, the locals treat our visitors with appreciation and a friendly, down-home courtesy you will not find at other destination wedding locations.  



Small Wedding Venues in North Georgia:

small wedding venues in North Georgia

Couple Elopes at Cavender Castle’s Outdoor Wedding Chapel on of our small wedding venues in North Georgia


Cavender Castle is one of the few wedding venues in North Georgia that embraces intimate and small weddings for up to 100 guests.  Many other venues aren’t interested unless you are expecting at least 200 guests and have a budget of at least $25K.   Thus, you have a problem  if you are focusing on a smaller event for immediate family and friends.


We also make our six on site venues available for Elopements


We allow you to get married at the same ceremony sites used by couples spending thousands of dollars more for their larger wedding.


Think of us as an upscale alternative to getting married on the courthouse steps, or at a tacky wedding chapel. 



Family Owned Small Wedding Venues in North Georgia:


owners - Small Wedding venues in North Georgia

Cavender Castle Owners Cyndi Durham, Delaney Durham, Rick Durham (L to R)

And, why are we telling you all this?   Because we are the Durham Family.  As owners of Cavender Castle we are one of the pioneers in our local wedding economy. Currently, we are in our 14th year of hosting North Ga. Weddings.  Throughout our history we have proudly been family owned and operated.


Furthermore, we are unique in that our our family (Rick, Cyndi, and Delaney Durham) works directly with yours, every step of the way to provide stress free wedding experiences.  And finally, being located in Dahlonega, just one hour north of Atlanta, we have earned a reputation for “Royal Weddings that are not a Royal Pain”.  


Looking for stress-free North Ga Weddings for up to 100 guests?  


Look no further than the Durham Family & Cavender Castle!   

North Georgia Weddings Photos:

Little girl enjoying family focused North Georgia Weddings at Cavender Castle
family focused north ga weddings at Cavender Castle
small wedding venues in north Georgia - Castle Old World Gazebo
Happy Family after their North GA Wedding


Why consider Cavender Castle for North Ga. Weddings?   


  • First of all, we are “Family-focused”.   But what does that mean?   We operate a family based small business where we work directly with every couple, and their families, to make sure your wedding is stress-free from start to finish.  Hence, Rick, Cyndi and Delaney will personally plan every detail of your wedding with you.  And then on your wedding day we are the first to arrive and the last to leave.  Consequently, all those important details you talked about during the planning process will be handled without you having to worry.   And, you can count on lots of personal attention to make sure your wedding day is fun and stress-free!  




  • Fourth, we only do one wedding at a time.  Hence, all weddings at Cavender Castle (even our smallest, most intimate weddings) are private events where you and your guests have 100% of our staff’s attention.


  • And most of all, you will have FUN at your wedding!    Cavender Castle has earned a reputation as the FUN place to have a North Georgia Wedding.   If you want a stuffy and pretentious wedding… don’t come to us! That’s not what we do!  However, if you want a fun, family focused wedding be sure to check out Cavender Castle and The Durham Family.


Testimonial from the mother of a North GA Weddings Bride:  

5 Stars – “You Guys Rock!”

“Our daughter and her fiance chose beautiful Cavender Castle to have their medieval wedding. It was held on a Tuesday afternoon so not many people could attend. We had about 30 people there. I can not say enough about the staff. They truly went out of their way to make sure our daughter and her bridesmaids had everything they needed.   I know  also helpe out the groom and his best man and groomsmen.

They also took very good care of the mother of the bride (me). My daughter had mentioned to them early in their meetings with the staff, telling them of my medical issues and conditions that would forbid me to walk long distances. The bride and groom married at the gazebo in back of the castle.   This is a long walk from the back of the castle to the paved walkway we all walked down.  At a moments notice, they had a golf cart sent to the back door of the castle to pick me up and take me to the paved walkway. I was bound to not use my walker for our daughter’s wedding and was escorted down the aisle by my nephew I had not seen in 7 years.

We were all so excited as everyone who came dressed in medieval clothing. The wedding was beautiful. Our daughter’s dress was handmade by one of her friends and bridesmaids and was breathtaking. The Priestess who performed the wedding was wonderful as well as those who did readings.

Cavender Castle’s staff outdid themselves on the reception. The room was decorated with beautiful white linens, drapes, and beautiful china, chargers, and crystal.   And, the food was perfection, it was so delicious. The staff was attentive to every detail. Again, I could not walk long distances so the staff brought me my dinner and for that, I can not say enough. Thank you so much.

Our wedding cake which was three Dungeon and Dragon books, as her and her fiance and friends like to play this medieval game with lots of their friends.   Everyone was dressed in their medieval attire from top to bottom,thus the wedding theme. The DJ was wonderful playing songs that brought a lot of us down memory lane. We all ended up on the back deck with the open bar and the music playing thru speakers had us dancing, dancing, and dancing til around 9:15 pm.( we arrived at the castle at 10 am that morning) Once again, the staff checked on us to make sure everything was going as planned.

To anyone who checks out this site, please make this your destination for your wedding, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!   The castle is GORGEOUS, the grounds are BREATHTAKING.  And you WILL NOT find a staff ANYWHERE who will listen to YOUR ideas, implement them and will be at your side through it all.

My last words are to thank the staff again and again for how they took care of me, not only me but my husband and the whole wedding party. 


Debra Shigetomi

Mother of Bride, Married Spring 2017

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