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We chose a venue close to our heart. Goodwin Manor is located in downtown Greensboro, just south of Athens GA and near Lake Oconee. Margie grew up in the house before moving to Athens in her teens. It has been in her family for over a hundred years. Two years ago a massive renovation brought the house back to its former glory. We actually painted the entire outside of this 5,000 sq ft house ourselves!

Lake Oconee Wedding Venue

With 240 confirmed RSVPs we went all out with our event design. Following our plan below, we installed 6,500 sq ft of tenting adjacent to the ceremony site in the front yard. We employed a 40’x100′ high peak pole tent, 30’x40′ and 30’x30′ frame tents, and a 20’x20′ high peak frame entry tent.

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Georgia Tent Rental

We used our beautiful White Chiavari Chairs on the front lawn and Mahogany Chiavaris inside the tents.  For tables we mixed 60″ and 72″ rounds in with rectangular banquets and highboy cocktail tables to provide many different seating arrangements.  Le Petit Jardin in Madison provided all the beautiful flowers and decor.

White Chiavari Chair Rental

Atlanta Wedding Design

Mahogany Chiavari

the photos above are courtesy of our good friends at Wilkes Photography

We brought in the greatest Georgia Wedding Band, The Highballs, to play our reception so we knew we needed a large dance floor and plenty of space to party.    A 24’x16′ dance floor surrounded by cocktail tables was the perfect set up.

Tent Rental

Our caterer, Trumps Catering, out of Athens did a tremendous job.  We chose two buffets, two carving stations, and two bars on either end of the tent.  And La Petit Jardin did a wonderful job working with our budget on the table decor.

Georgia Wedding Florist

Phillip Faulker, our wedding photographer captured this amazing image of us galavanting in the street.  It was front and center in our wedding profile in the 2011-12 wedding issue of Southern Distinction Magazine.