Barnsley Resort is a romantic and historic estate located in Adairsville, Georgia. This unique wedding venue is only one hour from Chattanooga and Atlanta and provides multiple indoor and outdoor options for hosting wonderful celebrations. Couples can choose between the historic 19th century Manor House Ruins, the 5,000-square-foot Savannah Ballroom in Georgian Hall, a woodland setting at Silverbell Hills, and more indoor and outdoor venues.
Facilities and Capacity
This countryside retreat can accommodate up to 300 guests. One of the most popular options for weddings is the 19th century Manor House Ruins, ideal for both ceremonies and receptions. There are multiple lawns and gardens surrounding the house that can be utilized, depending on your guest count. The current Georgian Hall features the Savannah Ballroom with vaulted ceilings, dormer windows, and a brick fireplace. Other indoor event spaces include the Saylor Hall and the Town Hall. Meanwhile, the estate also boasts outdoor event spaces that include the Manor House Ruins and the Meditation Garden.
This venue has a special events manager that will guide you every step of the way. They'll go over venue options, menu selections, and wedding packages. The staff offers an array of services that are designed to make events as seamless as possible for couples. These valuable amenities include:
Couples who choose Barnsley Resort for their celebration of love will be able to take part in a Southern tradition prior to their wedding day. This tradition is called "Burying the Bourbon" and it is meant to keep the weather from turning gloomy on your special day. Couples who wish to participate in this long-standing tradition will bury a wooden box, with a bottle of bourbon inside, at the venue. Then, on the night before the wedding, couples can dig up the beverage to share amongst their loved ones.
Barnsley Resort was created nearly 200 years ago by Godfrey Barnsley. He built it for his wife, Julia, who he married on Christmas Eve. The manor was originally called the Woodlands and it was inspired by the work of Andrew Jackson Downing.
Recommended by 83% of couples
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Haley Keith · Married on 03/16/2019
Breathtaking Venue & Amazing Service!
I recently had my wedding at Barnsley Gardens and I cannot say enough great things. From the minute we went on the site visit, we were taken great care of. The weekend of my wedding everything was PERFECT and their team really makes the bride and groom feel special. We were given a honeymoon cottage with our package, and a chance to "bury the bourbon" one month before our wedding, which was so special. Our special day was better than we could have imagined and everything was set up exactly how we dreamed it would be. Their wedding team is outstanding and responsive. There is also so many activities to offer to your guests throughout the entire weekend. Best venue bar far, I would highly recommend.Sent on 03/27/2019
Hadley · Married on 10/06/2018
Barnsley is a dream come true. My husband and I got married there one week ago and it seriously couldn’t have been more perfect. The venue speaks for itself but the staff I just could rave about all day. Nora and Megan especially, thank you for all that you did for us leading up to our big day and on our big day. From the food tastings (best wedding food EVER btw), making sure my guests were all happy, upgrading me to my own cottage because you know I need my space and then running around with me on the day of... I can’t thank you enough. It was a day I’ll never forget and I’m honored that I get to go back to this place for years to come to relive the love and excitement that we felt that day.Sent on 10/13/2018
Megan · Married on 04/21/2018
Just WOW! I can't say enough positive things about my experience with Barnsley for our recent wedding. The resort is just absolutely gorgeous, especially after all the recent renovations, and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful and fun weekend. The wedding staff went above and beyond and any time throughout the weekend that something wasn't absolutely perfect, they were so quick to accommodate and do whatever was needed to ensure our special day amazing. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves as much as the guests because we had nothing to worry about the entire weekend - they took care of it all. Wish we could do it all over again - we're already planning to go back for our first anniversary.Sent on 07/06/2018