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Bride's Choice Reviews
Cyndi and Rick were so wonderful to work with! Cindy was always available when I called with any question. She made me feel so comfortable and my family as well! I had the most perfect wedding day at the castle and would recommend it to anyone I come across!!
Ashley & Tommy

Married at Cavender Castle

“Thank you so much for the INCREDIBLE experience

and for everything you did for us!

We LOVE you guys!”

… Bride Stephanie & Groom Anthony



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Marlon, Michael and Monica Hayes Review

Rick, Cyndi, and Delaney are awesome! I was married at Cavender Castle on 4/12/2014, and I could not have planned my wedding any better. I wanted a small intimate ceremony, with close family and a few friends, and Cyndi was able to exceed my expectations! I had family come from a multitude of states just to celebrate with us, and the Durham family made them feel right at home. They were very hospitable, kind, and very sincere. It’s not every day that you come across people like the Durhams. There is something so special about this family. It was a true blessing to have Rick and Cyndi facilitate and plan our special day. Words cannot express my gratitude to the Durham family…I can only say that I am truly humbled to have had the opportunity to meet them, and share one of the most important days of my life with Rick, Cyndi, and Delaney. Thank you for making my day memorable! Oh yes, and I forgot to say that my day was PERFECT!







Monica Hayes... married at Cavender Castle

Cavendar Castle was a great venue site! Rick was very informative and helpful which was great and added to the experience.  We would recommend it for any couple that wants a simple private wedding.




Jonathan & Kristen

We want to thank you so much for our wonderful, beautiful wedding.  Without Cyndi and Rick our special wedding day never would have happened.   Thank you for being so kind and caring to us.  And, thank you for your support, ideas, and back-up plans which allowed us to enjoy or wedding day and not worry about the details.    And your staff was great!



Stefanie Cruz and Patrick Karoly

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Janna & Austin Testimonial Photo

I remember the first time I came to the castle and you both were so nice and generous. I almost thought it was too good to be true, but I can say that I never had a bad experience with anything at the Castle. Even when I came in late, ill, and hungry I found both of you smiling, and offering me food. I just wanted to tell you thank you again for helping me have my fantasy wedding! Love Janna 



Janna & Austin

I just wanted to send a word of thanks for the amazing wedding!  It was beautiful!! Everything from beginning to end was great… stress-free… seamless. Of course it was extremely special to Brian and myself, but it was so nice for the whole family.   You guys made it the best. The photographer was awesome.  He really made sure to make my son (who can be difficult to photograph because he thinks it’s cool to look tortured in the pics) comfortable… and made it ‘cool’ to take a good picture.     The whole staff was great. All of you made it happen… made it great. Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!



Lyn Baker - Mother of Groom

I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know I appreciate everything that you and your staff did for the wedding it was great. I am just sad that is over. We had a blast and couldn’t have dreamed of it being any better than what it was a true fairytale. Everyone was awesome and you are the best!!! Scott and I want to thank you so much!!!    Thanks again for everything!!!”



Kim & Scott Review

Kim and Scott Review

Rick & Cyndi Durham are the easiest and most generous people to do business with.  All you have to do is give them a general idea of what you have in mind for your event and they do the rest.  They will kindly advise you and offer suggestions as well as listen to any suggestions you may have.  This year’s Christmas Party was a tremendous success!  I give all the credit to Rick & Cyndi.



Monica Arrendale - Chestatee Regional Hospital

Malisa & Eric Review

Thank you so much for putting on the absolutely perfect wedding! I can’t tell you how many compliments I received on it, and how much fun I have reliving it through the pictures. Everything I saw from the Castle leading up to the event made me trust you all had this down to a science so I felt totally comfortable not worrying about any details, but wow, you still managed to exceed my expectations!  The set up of the event was flawless. All the tables looked lovely- I adored all the chair ties, and the centerpieces with the ivy were the ideal blend of simple and sophisticated. The ceremony site looked incredible! The food was scrumptious! You and your team are a terrific group of people and I really appreciate all you did to make sure we had a special day.



Malisa & Eric

Your facility, and those working in it, are an amazing group of individuals! Such teamwork is not often seen in today’s world. Everything ran perfectly- no snags- no flaws. A few specifics: Cyndi- you and Rick went above and beyond to accommodate Danielle, Melissa, their guests, and even me! Your Servers- Couldn’t have been more pleasant and professional. This has been the most positive experience I have had at a wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah in 20 years. Thank-you from the bottom of my heart! You are an amazing team!




Minister Susan Levine

I am writing this review from the perspective of the Mother-of-the-Bride—which in December of 2012 I was (at Cavender Castle in Dahlonega, GA). My daughter chose the venue and it began as an “Elopement” Ceremony Package that morphed into the “Perfect” Ceremony/Reception Package—and then some. Besides the Bride and Groom, we had about 32 guests.
Because I know my daughter very well I was very relieved that the planning did not have to overly involve me. I did initially communicate with Cyndi and Rick Durham, but that was all that was necessary. My daughter knew what she wanted and Cyndi and Rick worked out the details with her and her fiancé in a thoughtful and super helpful manner.
The wedding and reception were both exceptionally executed through Cyndi and Rick’s guidance. All I had to do was show up and enjoy the moment—and that’s exactly what I did. The total event lasted five to six hours and zero problems were incurred. The atmosphere was very festive and fun—just very down to earth. I felt stress free and relaxed because Cyndi and Rick had everything under control. I’ve also heard from many guests/family members that felt the same way I did. One expects weddings to be a little stuffy and semi-boring—but that’s not how this one at Cavender Castle turned out to be at all. It was truly a fun-filled positive experience from beginning to end.
One final but important element of my Cavender Castle experience—that impressed me very much—was how all the input/information that I received during my initial contacts with Cyndi and Rick was actually followed up on and fully completed by them. In other words, what they presented to me that they could and would provide for the wedding event (at the cost quoted) was absolutely 110% completed—they were honest and upfront from the start. There was no bait and switch—they provided above and beyond what they said they would do. So many times in life that is not the case.
 I greatly appreciate all the hard work that Cyndi and Rick and the Cavender Castle staff did to ensure a picture perfect wedding day for my daughter. It was truly a “Royal” Wedding—without the royal pain!



Deborah Archer - Mother of Bride

Our wedding weekend was the best weekend of my life, and you and your staff made it unforgettable. I will never ever forget it!



Natalie Gazaway Wilson

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Juliette & Tim Review Photo

We just wanted to say THANK YOU for making our wedding  dreams come true! Everything was SO PERFECT!   You guys really did a remarkable job.  Thank you so much for everything.  It was a pleasure working with you!



Juliette & Tim Herman - Bride & Groom

Dear Cyndi,  I wanted to thank you for the exceptional job you did for our daughters wedding two weeks ago. It was so nice to just enjoy the day without having to worry about anything. You took care of all the details just as you said. Your help in planning made the journey stress free. Your ideas and suggestions were most helpful.  Everyone we have heard from said what a beautiful place the Castle is and how friendly all the staff was. It really was more beautiful than I imagined.  I too found your staff to be most helpful. And your children are delightful. Spencer did a fine job as bar tender. And thank you for saving Kyle by lending me your scissors! Thanks to your upstairs accommodations I was able to “fix” his do-it-his self haircut.  Speaking of the upstairs accommodations for the wedding party, that extra service just made the pre-wedding time so relaxing and stress free. You thought of everything!  We will continue to highly recommend your facility and especially your services.  Thank you again”



Margaret Tingley - Mother of Bride

“We wish we could do it all over again!    AMAZING!!!”

… Bride Ily and Groom Gui

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