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Plan Your Destination Wedding in Newton County!

weddingThere is nothing more lovely than a summer bride. July is the pinnacle of wedding season in the South and Covington, Georgia has seen its fair share of happy couples. Brides from all over have chosen Covington as the backdrop to their dream day. Whether the bride had a vision of rustic charm, historical romance, or even Gone with the Wind, our fair city accommodated them all. In honor of our brides past, present, and future we’re giving you a little wedding gift. We present our favorite spots for weddings in Newton, County!


Some Place Old: Gaither Plantation

weddingGaither is a charming plantation home, located on 256 acres of Newton County farm land. The oldest parts of the farm date back to 1830, while the Gaither Plantation house itself dates to 1850. The home is small and intimate and perfect for a simple, Southern wedding. You can also check out the barn, which is a few short steps away from the main house. With huge, vaulted ceilings, and rustic barnwood, the barn is perfect if you have a larger crowd, but still want them to feel right at home on the farm. Your wedding will feel historic, and your pictures will be gorgeous! Trust us.

Some Place New: Burnt Pines Plantation
weddingBurnt Pines has been a hunting destination for over 40 years, but recently, they’ve branched out into the wedding business. Imagine, saying your vows under a canopy of pine trees and relaxing in the knowledge that everything has been taken care of. That’s what you’ll receive at Burnt Pines. They have everything, from a fully air-conditioned banquet hall, an on-site wedding planner, and even accommodations for up to 30 guests! Did we mention, Burnt Pines Plantation lies on pristine Georgia forest land?


Some Place Borrowed: Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast
weddingsEveryone in Covington knows the story of how Margaret Mitchell “borrowed” Twelve Oaks to complete her vision of Gone With the Wind. What? You mean you haven’t heard yet? Well, during the production of the film, Margaret Mitchell spotted a picture of Covington’s own Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast and immediately exclaimed “That’s Ashley’s House!” If you’re looking for a true Southern wedding, or just want to add a dash of Hollywood drama to your affair, look no further than this popular film locale. 

Some Place Blue: The Mill at Yellow River
weddingOk, we admit this last one is a bit of a stretch. But if you’re craving a stunning waterside vista for your wedding (Water? Blue? Get it?) then the Mill at Yellow River, located in Porterdale, Georgia should be on your list. The historic mill building overlooks the rough and tumble Yellow River, as it snakes its way over the granite rocks. Say your vows alongside the riverbanks. Trust us, your pictures will be absolutely breathtaking and your guests will be comfortable inside the fully air condition mill for your reception! 



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