Where do you want to be when your wedding day comes? If your thoughts drift to a beautiful and romantic destination wedding that has a unique appeal fitting your personality, Newton County has the perfect venue for you! As a wedding tourism and marriage tourism destination, we have many amazing venues to celebrate your special day while being surrounded by the people in your circle.
It’s your time for an incredible experience with memories you’ll cherish for years. Whether you love scenic beauty, history, film or rural farming, we are your destination for wedding tourism. Here are some venues that will make you realize why Newton County is the perfect choice for destination weddings.
6 Places with Good Reasons to Wed in Newton County
Outdoor Charm at the Burge Club
Our region has a mild climate with changing seasons that make any time of year a good time for a wedding. A great place to enjoy the splendor of the outdoors is Burge Club, a historic farm estate in Newborn with spacious lawns and a beautiful country setting. Burge Club offers an outdoor space with tons of natural beauty. The property has a rich 200-year-old history and charming facilities to accommodate up to 500 guests. Imagine a ceremony held on the steps of the romantic southern estate home, under the grand oak trees or in the formal garden. A reception can be held in or around the Burge Conservatory. To help ease the wedding day jitters and add to your comfort, you and your party can use some of the cottages before the ceremony.
Personality at Gaither’s at Myrtle Creek Farm
Many couples choose destination weddings to share their unique interests with their guests. If you want a location that brings out your passion for history, filming or rural farming, choose Gaither’s at Myrtle Creek Farm. This farm style wedding venue is a charming mid-19th century farm with 256 acres of serene beauty. You’ll love the backdrops of beautiful rolling hills in Covington. You will also love the location’s connection to your favorite movie and TV productions, such as Coat of Many Colors, Madea’s Family Reunion, and The Vampire Diaries. The many features such as the Gaither House, log smokehouse, pole hay barn, and garden provide a lot of allure and detail. With the manicured grass area in front of the home and the beautiful walkway in the garden, this venue is both historic and picturesque. There is also a chapel for a rain contingency plan. Gaither’s at Myrtle Creek Farm offers three packages for weddings that vary based on the duration of your event and include both the rehearsal and wedding.
Historic Beauty at Porter Memorial Gymnasium
Another place known for its stunning beauty that also has history and film connections is Porter Memorial Gymnasium – Village Gem Event Center. What makes this venue special for wedding tourism is its stunning Greek Revival architecture and open-air setting. The gym had a lot of history in Porterdale before the structure burned and was renovated into an event space. The renovations incorporated the remnant brick walls with the open sky and added steel frames to create an aesthetic wedding destination. The openness allows light to come in from all angles to capture your perfect moments! The space can easily be adapted for both your reception and wedding. With its location in the quaint historic area, many bridal parties walk over to the Mill at Yellow River to get portrait photos.
Captivating Rustic Setting at EnChanning Occasions
If you want a destination wedding with a WOW! factor, there’s a certain appeal to wedding in a barn. EnChanning Occasions provides rustic beauty with their barn wedding venue and surrounding natural environment. The place is breathtaking! They are also ready to accommodate you with equally beautiful indoor and outdoor options. In addition, they have amazing photo opportunities with a tractor, ’49 Ford, darling tiny house, dreamy bridal suite, one-of-a-kind custom arbor, and 22-foot-wide custom fireplace. Enchanning Occasions offers a mix of rustic and elegance for the perfect his and her balance.
Industrial-chic Experience at The Reserve at Hendricks
Industrial wedding venues are loved for their minimalistic look, which can work for both classic and trendy events. The event space at The Reserve at Hendricks is an industrial-chic renovated warehouse in Downtown Covington. Its gorgeous brick walls and wood floors provide a quaint atmosphere that has phenomenal possibilities for adding creative props and decorations.
Honeymoon at The Twelve Oaks
While the five wedding venues above are all treasures, we want to give a sixth mention. The Twelve Oaks is a historic Antebellum home in Downtown Covington that was the inspiration for Gone With the Wind. While the mansion and grounds make for a gorgeous venue, the inn is not currently booking events. However, the inn is open for you to stay in their beautiful rooms. With their fabulous luxuries, The Twelve Oaks will make a great honeymoon stay. As a marriage tourism location, the inn also will make a great anniversary stay to celebrate your marriage milestones.
One of the best reasons to have a destination wedding in Newton County is that you don’t have to have a far-flung destination in an exotic location. You will want to take into consideration traveling restrictions in the United States due to COVID-19. Additionally, the helpful staff at any of these locations can help you maintain social distancing requirements. So put your mind at ease. Choose Newton County for an amazing experience in wedding tourism with history, glamour and scenery at one of our amazing venues.