North Georgia Weddings are Among the Most Beautiful & Romantic

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Pavilion Reception at Glen-Ella Springs Inn


While the North Georgia mountains have long been known for being part of the beautiful Appalachia country that attracts outdoorsy types seeking adventure, they have become similarly well-known for being a wonderful wedding setting. North Georgia weddings can be both quaint and elegant – even simultaneously! A lush mountainous setting, impeccable southern hospitality, and myriad of outstanding venues scattered throughout Georgia’s upcountry, have been attracting happy soon-to-be newlyweds to begin planning their perfect destination weddings in Georgia’s Appalachian foothills for generations.  The Glen-Ella Springs Inn, located in Clarkesville, GA, is one of the premier venues for North Georgia weddings, providing a gorgeous setting for both the ceremony and reception, as well as impeccable wedding planning services.

The Setting

Located in the small town of Clarkesville, Glen-Ella Springs is an historic inn whose doors first opened in 1875 as one of the traditional small North Georgia hotels giving outdoorsmen prime lodging in the mountains. Glen-Ella is more than just a beautiful building, but is surrounded by the gorgeous North Georgia country. Your wedding will take place amidst the green hills, old trees and the Inn’s gardens which are beautiful throughout the spring and summer. The swimming pool, sun deck, green meadow and open air pavilion all add to Glen-Ella’s picturesque and romantic atmosphere.

The Restaurant

If menu items like marinated chicken with a peach chipotle glaze and applewood smoked pork tenderloin don’t speak wonders of the amazing chefs at Glen-Ella Springs Inn, then their media accolades surely do. Their restaurant has been on Georgia Trend Magazine’s list of the Top Dining Destinations in the state since 2004, as well as being recognized by Atlanta Magazine as “the best gourmet inn in North Georgia.” Your wedding fare will be well covered here, and the Innkeepers, Ed and Luci Kivett will provide you with suggested menus for every event, which are open to your customization. They are completely accommodating and aim to give you the diversity and and specificity that you’ve been dreaming of.

The Accommodations

The 16 Glen-Ella Springs guest rooms are all unique and beautiful, varying in size and decor. Often reserved for the bride and groom, the Penthouse suites are on the 3rd floor overlooking the Inn’s beautiful grounds and the scenery beyond. Both Penthouses have Franklin stoves and large whirlpool tubs. The other guest rooms include a variety of sleeping arrangements from king to twin beds. The entire Inn can be booked for a wedding party, and all room rates include weekend buffet breakfast.

The Wedding Planner

The current owners, Luci and Ed Kivett are well connected throughout the community. Luci is available to be your personal and professional wedding planner, and is known for her tact, calm demeanor and a gift for thinking of all the little details. With multiple partners throughout the area she can make sure that your lowcountry boil rehearsal dinner is transformed into your rustic chic reception the next day, accounting for to every last flower. If you’re looking for a stress-free wedding day, book Glen-Ella soon for the best in North Georgia weddings.

Get a copy of the Glen-Ella Springs Inn Wedding Planning Guide to learn more about preparing the perfect North Georgia wedding.