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Candlelight Forest

Chickamauga, GA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
20 reviews

About

Here at Candlelight Forest, we offer two unique wedding venues, The Homestead and Ridge Rose. While these two wedding venues are located on the same property, they are separated by the beautiful landscape at the foothill of Lookout Mountain. Privacy between these two venues is no problem and each venue offers a unique escape. We are located in Northwest Georgia in the Chattanooga Valley, just minutes from Downtown Chattanooga.

Ridge Rose

You and your guests will enjoy panoramic, breathtaking views of Lookout Mountain on this picturesque ridge and its landscaped green. A permanent gothic, high vaulted tent, referred to as Hickory Hall, is built using hickory oak trees that hold up the tent roof, and serves as the reception area. Hickory Hall's roof was handcrafted by the oldest tent makers in the US, originally circus tent makers in the 1800's. A fairy tale stone cottage finishes the collage of architectural wonder that sets this venue apart. For brides who love fairy tales, forests and beautiful views, this just might be the venue for you.

Facilities and Capacity

Hickory Hall accommodates up to 150 guests comfortably and includes a full catering kitchen and separate bathrooms for men and women.

The ceremony green is contiguous to the main entry of the hall and provides spectacular views over Candlelight Forest and upwards toward the highest point of famous Lookout Mountain. The view from the green is the choice site for the ceremony and is the number one reason couples choose Ridge Rose.

We believe a true commitment to the best wedding experience must also include a special and exclusive place for the bride and her bridesmaids to enjoy each other as they prepare throughout the day. As such, a most charming, storybook stone cottage sits off in the shade just a few steps from the green and is the perfect place for the bride to begin her memories. The stone cottage is an architectural backdrop that will beautify many photos taken as the bride exits the cottage and enters the green.

During the evening and on into the late night, sparkling lights hang over the green as well as from the highest points inside Hickory Hall, and are nothing short of magical.

Services Offered

Ridge Rose caters to all wedding events including bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, but mostly wedding ceremonies and receptions.

We have several trusted vendors who know the venue extremely well and can provide, at your option, a full package of all the remaining vendored services, including wedding coordination or wedding planning services.

The venue includes 5 handcrafted farm matching tables and an assortment of other items for you to enjoy at no cost. Included in the price of the rental are up to 150 chairs for both the ceremony and reception along with up to 15 round or rectangle tables.

The Homstead

The Homestead venue features a rural estate of three stately buildings: an Italianate estate home, a 150-year-old historic, hand-pegged Amish barn, and a carriage house. Lake Angela and Lookout Mountain's highest elevation are both focal points in panoramic views enjoyed from this historic estate. The Homestead is perfect for large and intimate weddings, and, with the most charming of accommodations, it is the site of many destination weddings.

Facilities and Capacity
The Homestead at Candlelight Forest offers a variety of lovely outdoor options for the outside ceremony. The celebration barn typically serves as the reception site, but the formal green is also used. The Amish barn's 150-year patina sets it apart from many barns. Its aged wood gives it a warm canvas for decor that can go in a more formal direction or in a more rustic one.

The capacity is 250, although 300 have been seated before. The Italianate farmhouse, known as Peacock Hall, serves as an exclusive bridal suite providing the bride with her very own preparation area and place to fellowship with her friends throughout the day. An additional large vaulted hall room provides a spacious preparation area for the bridesmaids as well as place to serve and enjoy food and drinks. The Peacock Hall also houses a full catering kitchen with its own separate entrance. The carriage house sits opposite the barn and net to Peacock Hall and includes a patio with a fire pit. All three buildings of the estate are formally set around a lovely green and bounded by an antique brick carriage path.

Services Offered
The Homestead at Candlelight Forest caters to all wedding events including bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, but mostly wedding ceremonies and receptions.

We have several trusted vendors who know the venue well and can provide a full package of all the remaining vendored services, including wedding coordination or wedding planning services, catering, bar services, music, decor, etc.

For more information and photos on The Homestead:

https://www.flipsnack.com/FF795D9C5A8/new-flipbook/full-view.html

For more information and photos on Ridge Rose:

https://www.flipsnack.com/FF795D9C5A8/new-ridge-rose-guide/full-view.html

Accommodations
The venue also offers accommodations for rent for up to 43 people in four well appointed houses:

  • Le Petit Treehouse (6)
  • Sophies Roost Treehouse (6)
  • This Old House's first Idea Home (8)
  • The Bellewood Lodge (options of 10, 19, and 23)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,900

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,900

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,900

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$5,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Barn
Farm/Ranch
Historic Building
Mansion
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December

20 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Rating 5 out of 5

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    Allison W. Married on 11/07/2020
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    Beautiful Wedding Venue!

    Booked this venue after an awesome tour with Rachel. She was so helpful and kind throughout my entire wedding planning process. The venue itself is gorgeous, and I would definitely recommend this venue.
  • Kelcie
    Kelcie K. Married on 11/02/2019
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    Perfect venue!

    Never even toured another venue! We knew Homestead at Cloudland Station was the perfect place for our wedding! Rachel and Ramey were so great to work with and made sure everything was just like I had dreamt of!

Awards

  • 20
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Kenney Photography Kenney Photography Wedding Photographers

The team at Homestead are amazing! We never run out of locations to photograph on their property because it is simply BEAUTIFUL! From the awesome Treehouses to the lovely reception Barn, this venue has it ALL!!

Map

9862 Ga Hwy 193 Chickamauga, GA, 30707
706-944-9065
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Candlelight Forest frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Candlelight Forest?

Candlelight Forest includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Candlelight Forest in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Candlelight Forest for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Candlelight Forest for wedding events?

Candlelight Forest offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Candlelight Forest offer?

Candlelight Forest offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Candlelight Forest offer for wedding events?

Candlelight Forest offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Candlelight Forest have available for wedding events?

Candlelight Forest offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Candlelight Forest and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Candlelight Forest is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

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