Kim Hymes Photography is a documentary wedding photographer rooted in Atlanta and travels to destinations around the world.


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The Perfect Mountain Oasis for Your Currahee Club Wedding

Nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains lies a beautiful, serene country club with luxury amenities and an appreciation for all things idyllic. Derived from the Cherokee word meaning “stand-alone,” Currahee Club is an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life where you can enjoy the beautiful water of Lake Hartwell, spend the afternoon golfing, or dine with friends under the stars. It’s also a beautiful venue for an unforgettable Georgia wedding. I’ve put together some information about what makes a Currahee Club wedding a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

About The Currahee Club Wedding Venue

Currahee Club is a gorgeous mountain community tucked into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Here amidst the quiet of nature, you can build your dream home, enjoy a relaxing round of golf, or enjoy time out on the beautiful Lake Hartwell. As they say on their website, Currahee Club “offers both a place to lose yourself and find yourself.” 

The club itself has a variety of year-round activities for the entire family to enjoy. Their five-acre Currahee Club Sports Complex features a zero-entry saltwater swimming pool, lit tennis courts, bocce ball, sand volleyball, and even a playground. Members and residents love to visit the pool to get in a great workout, sunbathe in a lounge chair, or enjoy a drink gathered around a cozy firepit. 

Details of wedding details on a stone patio A bride pops a bottle of a champagne while wearing blue pajamas with her bridesmaids A bride stands in an antique room getting buttoned into her large dress by her mother A bride sits in her getting ready room fixing her shoes A bride stands while her bridal party spreads out her dress

Currahee Club also offers access to Lake Hartwell with its lakefront park and boat rentals. You can enjoy the serenity and beauty of lakefront living, enjoying the lake’s 960 miles of shoreline that covers two states and six counties. Fishermen love fishing for striped bass, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy renting a kayak or sailing aboard the club pontoon for a day of relaxation. 

Even if you don’t live onsite near Currahee Club, you can still take advantage of all of their amenities with a membership. If you’re considering hosting a wedding at Currahee Club but aren’t currently a member, there’s no worry – while members may save a little extra on the cost of a venue rental, non-members are welcome to enjoy the beauty and amenities of their spectacular facility while celebrating the best day of their lives. 

A bride laughs with her bridal party on a stone patio A bride stands on a stone patio holding her flowers A groom stands outside a stone building buttoning his black tuxedo jacket A wide shot of a golf course going downhill and a lake Details of a table setting with white florals and wooden chairs

Details of the Grounds

Similarly to the incredible natural surroundings and scenic vistas at Currahee Club, their event spaces and accommodations are just as grand and lovely

Exchange your vows in one of three beautiful locations, either indoors or outdoors. Inside, you can say “I do” in the Great Room with giant windows overlooking the breathtaking mountain views. Outdoors, take advantage of every single facet of the surrounding property, including panoramic views of Lake Hartwell.

With your ceremony on the Back Lawn, you can accommodate up to 150 guests while overlooking the sparkling lake, mountains, and wide open sky. The Grand Lawn accommodates an additional 50 guests and uses the beautiful clubhouse as an elegant backdrop. 

Then, when it comes time to celebrate, you can host your reception inside the Clubhouse. The Great Room (for up to 100 guests), the Overlook Dining Room (100 guests), and the Fazio Pub (50 guests) all feature broad, beautiful windows with expansive views of the mountains.

Details like leather sofas, majestic stone fireplaces, ornate chandeliers, and rich wooden features make each space feel cozy while still exuding a rustic elegance. Outdoor patios and terraces allow your guests to take in the fresh mountain air while enjoying a drink, socializing, and celebrating your wedding day. 

Newlyweds hold hands while standing in their Curahee Club Wedding ceremony Newlyweds walk through a lawn with their bridal party surrounding them Newlyweds lean in for a kiss while hiding under a veil at sunset A bride smiles over her shoulder while snuggling her groom and standing in a stone porch at the Curahee Club Wedding venue Newlyweds walk down a garden path at the Curahee Club Wedding venue

On-Site Accommodations

In addition to all of Currahee Club’s country club amenities, they also offer a variety of onsite accommodations, perfect for turning your wedding day into a wedding weekend. They have cottages, lodges, and the Nineteenth Hole Inn, all of which have modern hotel amenities, beautiful interior design, and comfortable beds and furnishings.

Staying onsite will give you, your wedding parties, family, and guests peace of mind, knowing that their overnight stay is just a short walk away from your celebration. Plus, anyone staying at Currahee Club can take advantage of the golf course, waterfront activities, and other club perks throughout their stay. 

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Photography Opportunities

Currahee Club’s position at the highest peak on the property’s mountains offers the best views in the area. Luckily for you and your partner, those views can be featured in your wedding album for stunning photos that make you look like you’re celebrating on top of the world. Layers of mountains fading into the distance create an epically beautiful photo backdrop and are even more mystical if you can catch them on a day when the mist comes rolling in.

In the fall, changing leaves create an unmistakably autumn aesthetic with rich hues of red, gold, and orange. From the back lawn, views of the sparkling blue Lake Hartwell, one of the largest lakes in the country, glisten for spectacular photo settings. 

Around the Clubhouse, beautiful landscaping and rustic stone features are great for mountain lodge-inspired pictures. As the sun sets, we can capture fun, intimate moments of you and your partner by the fireside, cozying up beneath the stars. Inside, plush furniture, wood paneling, and magnificent windows are great for playfully formal portraits that lean into the rustic grandeur of Currahee Club. 

Newlyweds stand on a putting green holding hands at their Curahee Club Wedding Newlyweds walk up a hill with wildflowers holding hands at their Curahee Club Wedding A bride twirls in her dress on a golf course with a view at the Curahee Club Wedding venue

The best part of taking wedding photos is finding unique ways to incorporate you and your partner’s personality into your finished album. We’ll find plenty of opportunities to capture stunning outdoor pictures while also being able to craft a completely one-of-a-kind wedding album reflective of you and your love story. 

Wedding Details

Currahee Club hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including beautiful weddings. Their award-winning hospitality and events team can help you plan your dream wedding and coordinate every detail, so be sure to reach out to them for a consultation regarding your wedding! 

All of their events are catered by their in-house culinary team, who focus on creating delectable farm-to-table dishes to indulge every palate. Whether you opt for traditional or premium catering, you and your guests will enjoy a mouthwatering meal that will fuel your celebration all night long. They can also accommodate additional events like rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches for an all-inclusive wedding experience! 

Newlyweds dance for the first time in front of their guests at the Curahee Club Wedding venue Newlyweds dance under an iron chandelier at the Curahee Club Wedding venue Newlyweds hold hands and smile while exiting their Curahee Club Wedding under sparklers A bride looks out the window of an antique Bronco to her family with sparklers

Currahee Club Wedding

A Currahee Club wedding isn’t just about the spectacular mountain views; it’s about creating a comfortable, welcoming, and upscale environment to celebrate your new chapter as a married couple. 

It would be my honor to help you capture this special day with photos I know you will love and treasure forever. I’m happy to introduce myself and share all of the ways that my experience as a Georgia wedding photographer can be beneficial for your wedding day!

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Journalist. Documentarian. Artist

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