Three Beautiful Georgia Mountain Wedding Venues in the Heart of North Georgia

The Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant, located in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains, is a special place. We have a variety of exciting and beautiful sites to choose from to accommodate your wedding size and budget.


Forest Lodge Wedding and Retreat Center

Capacity: 150 people

Our largest Georgia mountain wedding venue is one of spacious mountain elegance. It’s nestled in a tranquil, private forest surrounded by breathtaking views. This new facility, opened in 2020, offers an architecturally beautiful mountain lodge with touches of expert craftsmanship apparent throughout.

It’s designed to appeal to nature-loving couples who prefer a more open-air natural setting that can range from formal to informal depending upon the bride and groom’s taste. We consider it a privilege to work with brides and wedding planners to customize and stage all aspects of the wedding celebrations from rehearsal and rehearsal dinner to wedding ceremony, and reception, all on-site.

Forest Lodge Amenities

Forest Lodge features a custom-made waterfall, pond and boulder entrance to a large, stunning wedding site with a massive stone fireplace, reception and dancing area, full audio and speaker built-in sound system, and hand-crafted mountain log bar. With large spaces, vaulted timber ceilings, views of distant mountain ridges, and beautiful native plant gardens, you can rest assured you’ll have the perfect backdrop for the wedding of your dreams.

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Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant

Capacity: 100 people

The Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant captures the historical architecture and charm of a bygone era. It’s as you would imagine an old mountain lodge from the 1920s to be. Native woods were used to build it as well as local rock and expert masonry. It’s been renovated by a preservationist so while offering modern comforts it doesn’t forsake its original characteristics.

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Lake Rabun Pavilion

Capacity: 150 people

The Lake Rabun Pavilion is a charming North Georgia mountain wedding venue overlooking Lake Rabun across the street from the Lake Rabun Hotel. It’s an open-air facility of rock and native woods in a style typical of mountain architecture. It features a large rock fireplace, band stage, built-in audio and speaker systems, with a dance floor and wonderful views of the lake.

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Small/Micro-Weddings

(17-40 guests)

Customized Packages Starting at $4,000* (excludes lodging)

*Prices are subject to change

Small/micro-wedding package includes:

  • Exclusive use of the Locust Deck for your reception for a 5-hour period with additional time for setup and cleanup
  • Choice of three ceremony locations: the Lake Rabun Hotel water garden, the original stone entrance, or at Minnehaha Waterfall
  • All food, alcohol, taxes, and gratuities
  • Use of our tables, chairs, white linens & napkins, dinnerware, silverware, glassware
  • Use of our surround sound system for music
  • Four hours of venue coordination prior to the event and a day-of venue coordinator and timeline development
  • Free parking

Larger Weddings

(41-150 guests)

Customized Packages Starting at $12,000* (excludes lodging)

*Prices are subject to change

Large wedding package includes:

  • Exclusive use of Forest Lodge Wedding and Retreat center for your ceremony and reception
  • Choice of several ceremony locations: two indoor and four outdoor options
  • All food, alcohol, taxes, and gratuities
  • Use of our tables, chairs, white linens & napkins, dinnerware, silverware, glassware
  • Use of our surround sound system for music and speeches
  • Four hours of venue coordination prior to the event and a day-of venue coordinator and timeline development
  • Free parking

Elopement Packages in North Georgia

(2-16 guests)

Customized Packages Starting at $1,800*

*Prices are subject to change

If you’re looking to tie the knot in a simpler, more intimate fashion, perhaps elopement packages in North Georgia are what you’re looking for. Our elopement packages are custom-designed especially for you.

Elopement package includes:

  • 2-night stay at Lake Rabun Hotel (room based on availability)
  • Gourmet breakfast each morning
  • $70 restaurant allowance for a romantic dinner in our award-winning restaurant
  • Non-denominational (interfaith) minister
  • Customized ceremony with timeline development
  • Wedding bouquet and boutonniere 
  • Customized photos before, during, and after the ceremony

Package Add-Ons and Additional Services

Rehearsal dinners

Bridesmaid luncheons

Farewell brunches

Officiant and vow planning services

Preferred vendors for photography, wedding planning, flowers and decor, musicians, and DJs, and wedding bakeries

If you’ve decided that Lake Rabun Hotel is the perfect place for your Georgia mountain wedding, fill out our wedding services info request form to take the next step or learn more!