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Cavender Castle Preferred Vendors

These wedding professionals will make your event stress free!
This page provides contact details for the many vendors that we work with at Cavender Castle.  Those noted as “Preferred Vendors” have proven to provide exceptional service at an affordable price.   They are the companies and individuals we will hire when our daughter gets married!




You have waited for years to get married to the love of your life…

So why entrust that special moment to an amateur?   Hire a pro who can make your wedding memorable (and in all the right ways)!   don’t let anyone “practice” the art of performing a wedding on you!   Hire a professional!

Our Preferred Caterer:  The Smith House


We have established a strategic alliance with the Welch Family at The Smith House located in downtown Dahlonega for your catering needs.  he Smith House is an historic country inn located in downtown Dahlonega.  They can provide all the food, staffing and serving needs for your event at a very affordable price.   The Smith House is known for having the best family-oriented “comfort foods” in the south! 



First, if you have are having your wedding ceremony at Cavender Castle we urge you to consider going to The Smith House for your reception.  They offer multiple private rooms and reception areas for your group at nominal rates.  Check your menu options and costs here:  Smith House Receptions      Contact:  The Smith House –  706-867-7000  



Second, you can have your reception at Cavender Castle catered by The Smith House.  They provide the same high quality food you expect at The Smith House, along with servers and all your serving needs.   Prices start at around $20 pp, plus tax and gratuity.  Visit this link to obtain an estimate of what it would cost to have your event catered to The Castle:   Smith House Catering Options



Third, if you decide NOT to use The Smith House for your reception at The Castle, here is what we require:  

  • Your caterer must provide proof of insurance prior to your event
  • They must prepare all food, appetizers and beverages off site, and provide transport at proper temperatures
  • The caterer shall ample staffing for set-up, serving, and clean-up of food/beverages.  This typically means having one server for every 20 guests at your event. 

Contact Preferred Caterer/Restaurant The Smith House


You are welcome to hire your own photographer for your wedding.  However, our in-house photography team For Always Photos are experts in capturing the best images for your wedding:  

Wedding Cakes:

Call Melba Abernathy at 706-482-8029


Other Cake Decorators:

Sweet Treats By Leigh– Dahlonega – 770-361-6141

Cindy’s Tasty Cakes Р706-768-0895


Zachary Will  717-449-8115  (PREFERRED VENDOR)

Spark  678-525-9667



Preferred Florist: Max's Florist

Hair & Make-Up:


Madison Kiser– 706-502-5387 (Will come to your hotel or cabin to do hair and make-up)

Cindy Trammel – 706-867-6007  (Most affordable for hair, but does not do make-up)

Jolie Day Spa – 706-864-2772

The Studio at 120  – 706-864-2387

Structure Hair Studio – 706-867-6320

DJ Services & Entertainment:


We recommend the Pirone Brothers at Pirone Entertainment for your wedding or event at Cavender Castle.   They are what you might call “interactive DJs”.   That means they go beyond just playing the latest hits to get out on the dance floor with you and your guests to teach the latest dance steps and keep the party rolling.  If you want a fun reception you simply MUST hire Pirone Entertainment! 


If, Pirone Entertainment is not available here are other DJs we recommend:

Tuxedo & Formal Wear Preferred Vendor: 


We recommend Alice & Boyd, owners of Tuxedo Wearhouse for your tuxedo and formal wear needs at Cavender Castle.  Based in Cumming, GA this family owned company has been in business for over 30 years.  And, we have worked with them since 2004.  You will not find nicer, more caring people in the wedding business than Alice and Boyd!  

Alice and Boyd have can get you all of the same brands and styles offered at the national stores.   And, they make getting sized for your tux a breeze.  

They best part is that after the wedding you can just leave your formal wear at Cavender Castle and they will come there to pick them up!  No worries about groomsmen forgetting to return things on time and late fees!



Preferred Tuxedo/Formal Wear Professional Tuxedo Wearhouse