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Gorgeous and Remote Blue Mountain Vineyards Wedding

Up in the hills just an hour north of the bustling city of Atlanta, nestled into the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, there is a quaint, quiet vineyard. With breathtaking views of the rocky peaks, three acres of land planted with rustic vines, and the privacy of a mountain getaway, it’s a site with a lot of magic and plenty of romance. It’s no wonder that couples choose this spectacular spot as the place to begin the rest of their lives together. Bound together by a promise and a commitment to love, honor, and cherish for the rest of time. Blue Mountain Vineyards weddings are known for hosting extraordinary weddings with a lot of heart, charm, and natural beauty.

If you’re looking for a venue that is the perfect blend of outdoor spectacle and cozy, rustic elegance, look no further than Blue Mountain Vineyards. Keep reading to find out more about this beautiful hidden gem! 

Details of a Barn wedding reception setup with white linen and chairs and a large stone fireplace at a Blue Mountain Vineyards Wedding

About The Blue Mountain Vineyards Wedding Venue

Blue Mountain Vineyards is minutes away from the historic town of Dahlonega, Georgia. It is a perfectly quaint and sweet town where your guests can easily find comfortable accommodations. Since its humble beginnings, Blue Mountain Vineyards has been a family-owned business. Founded back when two families came together to plant vineyards on a family property. The Tardonia family soon welcomed a new daughter-in-law, Jessica, when she married their son, Teddy. Right in the same place on the property where they now host hundreds of weddings. 

With Jessica’s background in event planning and Teddy’s dedication to working hard, they turned the property into an event space. Built with their own hard work, labor, and imagination. Today they work together as husband and wife, helping other couples say “I do” in the same spot they did. Welcoming each new couple into their family as they share the same mountainside where their next chapter began. 

After years of growth, resilience, and patience, the gorgeous venue now offers an open-air ceremony site and a 5,000-square-foot event barn perfect for hosting a wedding ceremony or reception. And with years of experience transforming their property into other couples’ dream wedding settings, they know exactly how to help you bring your wedding vision to life, too. 

Details of centerpieces with white roses for a wedding reception

Details of the Grounds

To start your wedding day, you can gather with your bridal party and close family in the 300-square-foot bridal suite. This suite lives nestled into a loft in the event barn. With sweet rustic touches, lots of rich wooden accents, and comfortable furniture, it’s a cozy spot! 

While you can absolutely hold your ceremony in the event barn (and it makes a great Plan B space in case it rains,) it is hard to resist their open-air ceremony site that overlooks the vineyards and the distant mountaintops. In spring and summer months, the surrounding trees are vibrant and green, and late fall starts to see the leaves turn beautiful hues of red and amber for a truly autumnal vibe. 

You’ll have the option to use either a large arbor, a cross, or wine barrels at your altar to help set the scene and frame your romantic vow exchange. You can also bring in your own decorative element, add drapery or your wedding florals to your altar, or simply let the mountains and trees around you be your decor. 

Tw men stand in a wood paneled room in blue suit jackets and khaki pants while a third sits between them in blue pants on an antique chair Blue Mountain Vineyards Wedding

The Barn

The Blue Mountain Vineyards event barn accommodates up to 250 guests. Sitting atop a hill and overlooking the vineyard and ceremony site, it’s a beacon of all of the hard work and passion that went into this property and the weddings that it has hosted since its opening. The barn is like a work of art, with thirty-foot ceilings, an eye-catching stone fireplace (that makes a perfect backdrop for a sweetheart table or a head table), and a live-edge black walnut bar. 

The barn is elegantly rustic and neutral enough for you to bring in your own personal wedding aesthetic. Whether you’re envisioning chalkboard signs and wildflower centerpieces in mason jars or towering floral arrangements set beside tall taper candles and tealights, the barn is the ideal space for your wedding dreams to become a reality. Elegant white drapery can also be installed in the barn for your wedding. Adding a little extra drama and a big romantic impact (for an additional fee.) 

A groom in a blue suit stands in a door adjusting his sleeves at Blue Mountain Vineyards Wedding

Photography Opportunities

The highlight of Blue Mountain Vineyards is its spectacular property, including the three acres of vines planted on the hillside just beyond the barn. These gorgeous vines are perfect for romantic portraits that are whimsical, rustic, and romantic. Perfect for wine enthusiasts and anyone who can appreciate a gorgeous landscape. Throughout the property, we can use landscaping, trees, and of course, the breathtaking views as photo backdrops, too. The front porch of the event barn is the perfect location for an intimate, emotional first look, and the beautiful lighting in the barn itself is great for candid pictures of you and your guests throughout your celebration.  

A man stands in a window buttoning his blue suit jacket while wearing a pink tie

Wedding Details

Blue Mountain Vineyard offers several wedding packages that vary based on how much you need (or want) to be included. And, of course, your budget. Regardless of the package, however, you’ll have the help of a month-of coordinator and a day-of director to make sure that every detail has been thought through and is perfectly executed on your wedding day. 

The only vendor you are required to use is one of their preferred caterers. But with a list of 6 to choose from, you’ll be able to find the exact kind of cuisine that you want for your first meal as a married couple. 

Your wedding package will also include seating and tables for up to 250 guests, including ten spectacular farmhouse tables that were designed and built on the property by the Tardonia family. 

A few things to note that you’ll need to plan on providing. If you’re planning on serving liquor, then you’ll need to hire one bartender for every 75 guests attending. You’ll also need to secure liability insurance. Also, make sure that you’re renting round table linens for any round tables you use.

A man in a white shirt and pink tie sits in an antique chair looking out a window at Blue Mountain Vineyards Wedding

Blue Mountain Vineyards Wedding

Blue Mountain Vineyards wedding venue is a gorgeous, remote wedding venue that was founded in love and is shared by a couple whose own love story began in the very same spot. If you’re looking for a venue with spectacular views, rustic elegance, and a legacy of a lifetime of love, Blue Mountain Vineyards may be the perfect location for your dream wedding. 

Details of a man sitting in a window in a white collared shirt and pink tie

Once you have your venue, it’s time to start thinking about your wedding pictures. If you’ve been looking for a photographer who will provide timeless, romantic pictures, then I’d love to connect! I’m a luxury photographer who loves providing Atlanta couples with pictures. So they can remember every moment of their perfect day. Contact me to find out more!

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As a documentary wedding photographer, my photography style embodies connection and draws couples with a deep love for family.