Georgia Wedding Destination

Georgia is the perfect wedding destination if you are looking for beauty and history.

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With its great beauty and historical significance, Georgia's glories are many. To make your Georgia destination wedding dreams come true, research the state and its offerings via the Internet. Once you decide on the place where you would like to get married, make your travel plans and contact a Georgia wedding planner to help you with the specifics. Consider the following venues as starting points for your search. St. Mary's, Georgia St. Mary's is one of the state's oldest towns. Established in the mid 1500's by Native Americans, Spanish, and French, then settled by the English in 1787, this town is dotted with turn-of-the-century mansions surrounded by peaceful gardens. Orange Hall Museum is a magnificent example of Georgia's architectural grandeur, and can be rented for your wedding by contacting the Historical Society. If you would prefer a church wedding, the First Presbyterian Church, Our Lady Star of the Sea Chapel, Christ Episcopal, and St Mary's Methodist Chapel were all built in the 1800's and are available for your ceremony. Cumberland Island National Seashore For an unparalleled outdoor wedding, a 45-minute ferryboat ride from St Mary's will take you to Cumberland Island National Seashore, which is open year-round. Cumberland Island's 17 miles of white-sand beaches are home to wild horses, whitetail deer, numerous species of birds, and alligators. Its peaceful, untouched beauty is the ideal backdrop for your ceremony and reception. On Cumberland Island there are two venues to consider. Plum Orchard, an 1898 Gregorian-style mansion, and the Greyfield Inn, built in 1901 and owned by the Carnegie family. (This grand venue was the setting for JFK Jr's wedding reception.) Savannah, Georgia One of America's oldest and grandest cities, Savannah is a wonderful place to take a stroll. Known for its "walking tours", it is the perfect place to get married. With architecture and oak trees dating back over 200 years, this waterfront town is filled with things to see! If you want a few extra guests at your wedding and you are not afraid of ghosts, consider learning a bit more than you thought you would ever want to know about Savannah's past residents by taking a "Ghost Tour". Popular with tourists, these walking tours of old streets and residences are a good way to remind yourself that marriage is nothing to fear! A less scary alternative is to hold your reception on the waterfront and enjoy fresh seafood in one of Savannah's fine restaurants. Or get married on a steamboat and cruise the Atlantic coast for your honeymoon. Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta (the capital of Georgia) was settled in 1837 by railroad builders and later became the stronghold of the Confederacy. Leveled during the Civil War, Atlanta has few buildings from that era. Today, Atlanta is a modern, thriving city with everything metropolitan areas have to offer. It is home to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, The World of Coca-Cola, Turner Field: Home of the Atlanta Braves, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Stone Mountain Park, just to name a few. Any of these places can be included as part of your Georgia destination wedding. Whether you are seeking a contemporary wedding with Southern flair, or an intimate ceremony at a historic mansion, Georgia is perfect for your nuptials.

Written by: Andrea Lewis Polk