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-Stunning open-air wedding under the lights on Lake Oconee-


We were literally pulling out of the parking lot of the American Rental Association tradeshow in Orlando last winter when Amanda first called about her August wedding on the Lake.  Open-air, string lights, farm tables, ON THE WATER…yes!   A couple of days later we met with her at the first-choice venue inside one of the gated communities of Lake Oconee.  She had a very cool plan of a seated dinner under the lights on a point by the shimmering water.  She wanted to turn the usual seating area, inside the main pavilion, into an after hours, all night party club!  It wasn’t long though before she contacted us asking about other venues in the area.  Her original plans had changed and she was looking for something different…something a little less known.  We recommended she call up the new owners of The Retreat at Lake Oconee.  We had just done a wedding there in April, the first in a very long time since the house was taken off the rental market a couple of years back.  And it was a spectacular one…the perfect “welcome back” to a favorite venue.  The Retreat was one of the only places I could think of that would meet all of Amanda’s expectations.  Plus it provided the additional bonus of being both venue and home base for her family and wedding party with sleeping space for up to 30 guests!  There are not many homes for rent on Lake Oconee that work for weddings and events but the Retreat is certainly one of them.  Have a peek at these amazing photos from Jason Hales Photography below and see for yourself!

Also check Jason out on Instagram for more amazing photos –

Photos of the lake oconee retreat house

rental house for a wedding on lake oconee

blue and white china on farm table

ideas for reception farm tables

Lake Oconee

Unique Wedding Venues in GA

B/W dance floor

open air lighting dance floor

The Retreat at Lake Oconee

wedding party in the pool