Post # 1
I need some serious help. My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I met while rock climbing in LaFayette, GA. I really want to get married somewhere along the Cumberland Plateau. This is the ridgeline that we spend the most time around and holds a lot of significance for us. I’d love to have it on the lookout where we met, but it’s in a secluded town which means vendors will likely be really expensive.
The following things are necessary to me:
1. Outdoor setting
2. With a lookout. So on top of a cliff/mountain.
3. Allows alcohol (beer and wine is fine)
4. Northwest GA, Northeast, AL, or Chatty area
We found Grandview in Lookout Mountain, GA which is almost perfect, but I want to look at more options, and unfortunately I’m having a hard time coming up with any…that’s where you come in. I need ideas!
Post # 6
The Grandview is the only place I thought of. We had some friends look at getting married there, but decided to have it closer to home.
They liked it a lot, and it looked great.
Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.
Post # 7
I’m actually getting married at the Grandview, but we looked at Canyon Ridge when searching for a venue. It’s a golf resort in Trenton, GA nearby Cloudland Canyon. They had an outdoor pavilion for the reception and the views were GORGEOUS.
Post # 8
I’m just now seeing these comments! I’ll check out canyon ridge. How did you like Grandview? I haven’t actually viewed the site in person, and I was worried that it might not be personal enough. My ideal place is on a lookout where we first met, but I have a suspicion that getting vendors to come two hours outside of ATL or Chatty would be a nightmare. Plus, there’s no power or water. I’m thinking Grandview might be my only option.
Post # 9
If you’re willing to go about an hour or so north of Chattanooga, there’s and inn with spectacular views. I actually go rock climbing on the inn’s property. If you’re interested, I will find their website for you.
Post # 10
So far so good with the Grandview! We’re planning the wedding from 6 hours away even though my family is local – so them holding a lot of weddings there was actually a plus for me. Every time I’ve visited or spoken with them by phone or email I got the sense that they were really on top of things, which is reassuring. It also helps that so many vendors are familiar with them and have worked there before.
The house is also not as big as it seems in photos. Unless you are having a small wedding (< 50 people) everything is held outside. I’m afraid it might actually be too small if our parents don’t stop adding to the guest list!