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North Georgia Weddings at Cavender Castle

Small Weddings in Georgia & Wedding Chapels North Georgia

Cavender Castle is a pioneer in North Georgia Weddings.   We specialize in all inclusive elopements,  cheap elopements,  and affordable DIY facility rentals.  As are proud to be one of the small wedding venues in Georgia.   And we are an upscale alternative to wedding chapels in North Georgia.



North Georgia Weddings pioneer – Cavender Castle

Cavender Castle's "Out There" Outdoor Wedding Chapels in North Georgia

Cavender Castle’s “Out There’ Outdoor Wedding Chapels in North Georgia


Currently, North Georgia is one of the most popular locations for weddings in the USA. 


However, way back when we started in 2003, there were just a handful of weddings held in the area.  Since there has been 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 Georgia.   For us, It has been a privilege being part of this growth.  We take pride in having had a positive impact on our local economy.   We’ve had a blast being a pioneer in North Georgia Weddings!  





Wedding Departure at The Castle - Home for North Georgia Weddings

Cavender Castle – Home for North Georgia Weddings

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So, what does this mean for you if you are considering North Georgia 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 Georgia:

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Couple Elopes at Cavender Castle’s Outdoor Wedding Chapel one of the small wedding venues in 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 in your business unless you are expecting at least 200 guests and have a budget of at least $25K.   You can have a problem if you are looking for small wedding venues in Georgia. 


Cavender Castle offers D-I-Y facility rentals  that make planning a small to moderate sized wedding affordable.   Our  indoor & outdoor venues can handle ceremonies and receptions for up to 100 guests.




Wedding Chapels in North Georgia


Over the years Cavender Castle, located in Dahlonega,  has earned a solid reputation for offering upscale alternatives to tacky wedding chapels in North Georgia.   We are a great option for couples seeking a more memorable experience than a courthouse wedding.   

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Happy couple thinking about Cavender Castle as an alternative to wedding chapels in North Georgia

We make the same ceremony sites available for our elopements that we do for large weddings costing much, much more.   And, our Elopement Packages (designed for up to 25 guests) provide affordable options to those thinking about using wedding chapels in North Georgia. 


Check out these four ceremony sites we offer as alternatives to:


Wedding Chapels in North Georgia:




Family Owned: Small Wedding Venues in Georgia:



owners - Small Wedding venues in 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 Georgia Weddings.  


Throughout our history we have proudly been family owned and operated.





North Georgia Weddings Photos:

Little girl enjoying family focused North Georgia Weddings at Cavender Castle
Family focused alternative to wedding chapels in North Georgia
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Happy Family after their North Georgia Weddings

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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