Picture Perfect North Georgia Weddings
Just 90-minutes from Atlanta and around the corner from one of the state’s most popular tourist stops, Unicoi State Park & Lodge is a premier wedding destination for North Georgia nuptials. If you’re looking for a beautiful and convenient place to tie the knot, you must add Unicoi State Park & Lodge to your list.
With numerous picturesque venues and wonderful wedding packages to choose from, the knowledgeable and dedicated staff works directly with couples to set them up for wedding day success. The helpful wedding team alleviates the pressure and stress that comes along with planning the big day. They do the heavy lifting, while you enjoy time with your loved ones.
Gorgeous Wedding Venues
With more than 1,050 acres of state park property and minutes from nearby Alpine Helen, GA, Unicoi State Park & Lodge has become one of the top destinations for North Georgia Mountain weddings.
This North Georgia State Park has eight outdoor and indoor venues to help create the wedding of your dreams. For outdoor venues, brides can choose open green space of Smith Creek Field, which is bordered by a winding brook and mature hardwoods and is suitable for 300 or more guests. The more intimate settings of Serenity Meadow or Smith Creek Overlook give guests ample servings of fresh air and mountain vistas. There are even more options to check out here.
Indoor spaces include Masters Hall, with its 24-foot high ceilings and elegant chandeliers, the Fireside Room featuring a cozy two-sided wood burning stone fireplace, and The Beach House, a rustic but modern lakeside retreat overlooking Smith Creek and Unicoi Lake. No matter where you choose for your ceremony or reception, your photographer will have no trouble capturing memories that will last a lifetime.
Whether your ceremony is inside or out, the dedicated staff does its best to make sure the happy couple doesn’t have to lift a finger. The experienced event staff can handle the set-up and break-down of seating and will even install custom set staging if you desire. Your vendors will also have access to the event space to ensure everything looks the way you want it before you walk down the aisle.
All of our reception options include the use of tables, chairs, and linen plus set-up and break-down of the room or space. Custom set-up of dance floor and entertainment staging ia also available and couples often make use of our in-house selection of centerpieces. China, glassware, and flatware are included for Buffet and Hors D’ Oeuvres receptions and the attentive uniformed staff will be ready and willing to attend to all of your guests’ needs. Unlike other venues, Unicoi provides a wedding cake display table with complimentary cake cutting service and distribution. Yet another reason Unicoi State Park & Lodge is here to make your big day headache free.
When it comes to choosing your wedding package, Unicoi has options to fit any budget. The wedding planning team will work with you to make sure you come up with an event that has the right mix of drinks, dinner and dancing. The four main packages are a great place to start and the park also has a la carte options to ensure your vision becomes a reality. The renowned culinary staff takes great pride in preparing every dish, from delicious Hors D’ Oeuvres to a mouthwatering main course to decadent desserts and wedding cakes.
Additional package options help complete your wedding weekend at Unicoi State Park & Lodge. On-site rehearsal dinners are a great way to get your wedding party acclimated to the North Georgia Mountain retreat. Couples also enjoy hosting a Creekside Brunch the morning after the wedding. Not only will our culinary team whip up a great brunch, you’ll get one last chance to commiserate with your guests before they hit the road.
Guest Accommodations & Activities
One of the biggest potential headaches for any wedding weekend is the satisfaction of your guests outside of the planned events. Well, thanks to the accommodations and activities available in and around Unicoi State Park & Lodge, you won’t have to worry about where your guests will stay or what they’ll do when they’re not partying with you.
With 100 lodge guest rooms and 30 Georgia State Park cabins, your visitors needn’t bother with overpriced Helen, GA hotels or local cabin rentals. As the site of one of the most iconic lodges in Georgia, Unicoi State Park, has some of the finest lodge accommodations and cabins in Helen, GA and through your selected wedding package they’ll save money when they book.
As far as things to do are concerned, your guests will want to stay for days beyond the wedding to soak it all in. On site there’s 12 miles of hiking and nature trails, a challenging single track mountain bike trail, picnic facilities, bird watching, special nature and culinary programs, educational hikes, a field for recreational activities and sports plus fishing, beach swimming, seasonal canoe and pedal boat rentals on the 53-acre Unicoi Lake. Visitors can also drink and dine at the Lodge’s Unicoi Restaurant and the full-service Smith Creek Tavern.
Beyond the confines of the park, guests love to explore the historic and artistic Village of Sautee-Nacoochee, North Georgia’s many local wineries, seasonal festivals, art galleries, and of course the many attractions and events of Alpine Helen.