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Spring is almost here, and that also means wedding season is also on the way. If you’re a bride or helping someone plan a wedding, we’ve asked about some unique wedding venues around the area from former brides. Whether it’s a small gathering or a big affair, there are so many great places around the Augusta area to check out!

Wedding Planning

There’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding. You’ve got to pick the date, buy the dress, choose your bridal party and their attire, catering, flowers, etc. The list goes on and on. It can be a stressful time. Maybe it’s something you’ve dreamed of since you were a kid and you already know what you want. Or maybe you have no idea where to start.

Well first of all, if you’re recently engaged… Congratulations! This is such a special time in your life and a memory you’ll keep with you the rest of your life. Take a moment to enjoy it. Unless there’s a pressing reason, you have time to plan the wedding!

There’s one aspect that plays a big role in your wedding day, and that’s the venue!

Picking Wedding Venues

One of the first big decisions when planning a wedding can be the venue.  You might have a date in mind for the big day, but you also need to make sure the venue you want is going to be available that day.  So many venues book up way in advance, so securing yours needs to be high on your list of things to do.

What’s your vision for the big day? Will you get married indoors or out? And then, what time of day? Of course, you’ll want to consider the time of year and what the weather might be. If you want to get married outdoors, is there a backup space if it rains? And depending on the season, you’ll want to consider air conditioning or heating options for you and your guests.

Then there’s all the prep leading up to the ceremony.  Do you want to get ready on-site? Does the venue have a space for all of that?

Again, there’s a lot to think about. But we asked some local brides where they got married… and they provided some ideas for venues that you might not have considered or even heard of! Check out these wedding venues for your big day. And if there’s one we should add, email us!

  • Back To Nature Garden Center

    Address: 1815 Kissingbower Road, Augusta, GA
    Capacity: Up to 120 guests

    Located in the historic area of Augusta near Summerville, Back To Nature Garden Center has three spaces available for weddings and events.  There’s the outdoor forest space, which can accomodate up to 120 guests. Next, there’s a open air pavilion for up to 75 people.  Then a small indoor space for an intimate gathering of up to 25 guests.

    The areas are equipped with lighting, power, fans, heat sources, and more to accomodate events year-round, day or night.

    While they do partner with various vendors, you aren’t required to use those.  You are welcome to use your own photographer, caterer, florist, etc. Back To Nature Garden Center does have chairs, tables, and linens for use if needed.

    Get more information HERE.

  • The Foundry At Rae's Creek

    Address: 250 Boy Scout Road, Augusta, GA
    Capacity: Full venue rental can host 350-400 guests, seated capacity is 250-300.

    The Foundry at Rae’s Creek is a scenic venue in Augusta that can accommodate your big day. They have a team of professionals to help you plan every detail of your day, along with in-house catering. The venue includes a lounge, banquet hall, a covered and heated outdoor rear patio with a bar and grill, and more.

    For more information, click here.

  • The Barn at Sanderlin Horse Farm

    Address: 5022 White Oak Road, Appling, GA
    Capacity: Can accomodate up to 250 guests

    The Barn at Sanderlin Horse Farm is a rustic setting for your wedding, reception, or other event. The site includes beautiful views, along with a cabin to get ready in, a chapel barn for the ceremony, and a walk up reception area.

    This venue is ready for any weather, with fully covered or enclosed areas, along with an outside lawn area for an outdoor wedding.

    They were also voted Best Wedding Venue in 2023 for Columbia County Magazine.

    This venue is BYO alcohol, but beer and wine only.  There is no rice, birdseed, or confetti allowed.  Approved outside caterer allowed.

    Get more information HERE.

  • The Barns At Gunn-Stewart Farm

    Address: 1424 Macon Highway, Warrenton, GA
    Capacity: Up to 300 guests (using outdoor tables and seating). Up to 150 seated guests inside the reception barn.

    The barns on this farm were in use for over a century, but have been renovated and put to use as an event space. It’s a scenic spot with an open-air, rustic chapel. You can also have your ceremony in the pecan orchard.

    The two existing barns on the property were transformed into a bridal suite and a huge reception space. There’s a large commercial kitchen attached to the reception space as well.  There’s also a custom-decorated two-bedroom cottage on the property.

    The bridal suite has a salon area, sleeps up to 8 people, and has great lighting for photos. And there’s a Groomsmen house on site as well.

    On their website, they have a list of preferred vendors. Get more details HERE.

  • The Venue At Legare's Landing

    Address: 2896 Highway 102, Wrens, GA
    Capacity: 100+ guests

    This venue is located on the restored grounds of the former Brushy Creek Golf Course in the heart of Wrens. There are great views and the owners have brought their vision of an extraordinary gathering place to life.

    There’s a bit of an Old World French Bistro atmosphere, along with charming street lights, and cozy elegance.

    Learn more about this new event venue HERE.

  • The Barn At Double J Ranch

    Address: 453 Slide Hill Road, Johnston, SC
    Capacity: Up to 200 guests

    This venue is on a family farm of over 100 acres. They began hosting weddings over 10 years ago and provide a very unique wedding weekend where “Your Wedding Your Way” is taken to a whole new level.

    The owners take pride in making the bride’s vision come to life. This is a very “all-inclusive” experience where they provide almost everything- keeping rentals out of the equation.

    Learn more about them HERE.

  • Tin Roof Farms

    Address: 4300 Fruit Hill Road, Saluda, SC
    Capacity: Depending on the package, 150 guests up to 400 guests.

    Tin Roof Farms is located on 75 acres and can host a wedding any time of year. They’re just off Highway 121 and about 45 minutes from the Augusta area. The venue has a chapel, bridal suite, and bunkhouse. There are also outdoor areas for a ceremony and a reception barn with a patio and courtyard.

    They have a few wedding packages listed on their website. They have a list of recommended and preferred vendors to use for catering and bar services.

  • The Venue At Valley View Farm

    Address: 139 Dragstrip Road, Jackson, SC
    Capacity: Up to 150 guests under the barn, but additional room for party tents for larger gatherings up to 300 guests.

    Valley View Farm is a beautiful, newer space that can accommodate any party big or small. They are adding a bridal cottage this Spring, and have added a courtyard to go along with the barn space. There is access to restrooms and power at the venue.
    For any questions and to schedule a tour, you can call (803)-552-0939 or visit their Facebook page for more info!

  • Cold Creek Nurseries

    Address: 398 Hitchcock Parkway, Aiken, SC
    Capacity: Small to large gatherings

    Cold Creek Nurseries can accomodate events of various sizes.  They host intimate gatherings like garden clubs in the main greenhouse, but can also host larger events in their growing greenhouses.

    Events in the greenhouse are seasonal, as summer months can bring indoor temperatures that may be less comfortable.

    Recent events include the Harvest Moon Farm To Table Dinner in support of Brenda’s Angels and a winter Farm To Table event to support the Aiken Symphony.

    To inquire about using Cold Creek Nurseries for an event, email [email protected].

    Brenda's Angels Event

    A recent Farm To Table event to benefit Brenda’s Angels.
    Photo Courtesy of Cold Creek Nurseries

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