Empire Mills is a historically preserved and restored cotton seed oil mill turned event venue located in the enchanting Madison, Georgia. A short 30 minute drive from Athens, Georgia and only an hour away from Atlanta. Empire Mills encompasses southern charm with industrial-style elements. Originally built in 1913 by the Empire Mills Cotton Company, this property has been transformed and updated to suit the specific needs of a modern day venue.
Facilities & Capacity
The property includes a spacious banquet hall for receptions, a chapel, a bridal suite, a groom's lounge, and two outdoor courtyards with strung edison lights to make things even more romantic! The chapel can seat up to 279 guests (not including the wedding party on the stage) while the banquet hall can hold up to 436 guests, so if you're looking to have a large wedding, look no further!
Hallie Jane's Catering is the exclusive on-site, full-service caterer for Empire Mills. Having Hallie Jane's on the same property as Empire Mills ensures the food will come out hot and fresh for your guests! We provide full bar service including barware, glassware, and bartenders, however, we do not provide the alcohol-we only serve it. To view sample menus and more information about our services, visit Hallie Jane's Catering.
Empire Mills is located in the charming historic Madison, Georgia. Just a short 30 minute drive from Athens, Ga, and an hour east of Atlanta. The property is tucked away on the outskirts of town and sits parallel to the train tracks overlooking a pasture, so you won't have to worry about privacy! You'll feel like you're the only one's around!
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24 Reviews for Empire Mills
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Kendall · Married on 04/24/2021
The Coolest Venue ever!!!
The moment I saw Empire Mills, I was instantly in love! It is the coolest venue and has the most unique touches throughout. It has great indoor and outdoor options, which is very important when you have to utilize a rain plan like I did. Everything still turned out perfectly. The staff were so great to work with! I had to postpone my wedding twice due to covid and Empire Mills remained completely flexible throughout the entire process. Hallie Janes, the onsite catering company, is an added perk to this venue. The food is amazing and fresh. Several guests told me it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding! I wish I could get married at Empire Mills over and over again!Sent on 04/28/2021
Jordan B. · Married on 04/12/2021
We heard about Empire Mills from a friend and when we visited the venue it was love at first sight. The old cotton oil mill has been beautifully restored and made a perfect setting for my dream wedding! Kathleen was great and very responsive to our requests and questions. The staff for the wedding and reception was great and the food was delicious! We received so many compliments about how beautiful and perfect everything was at Empire Mills! We totally agree and couldn’t have been more pleased!Sent on 01/07/2020
Millie P. · Married on 03/04/2021
Amazing venue and staff!
We absolutely LOVED this venue and it's entire staff! It is the perfect combination of a unique industrial/historic venue with an amazing in house catering menu that everyone RAVED about! Seriously, everyone at our wedding said it's the best food they had ever had at a wedding! We couldn't have picked a better venue if we tried, and wish we could do our wedding day over and over again at Empire Mills!Sent on 05/22/2019
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