Empire Mills

1290 Pennington Road, Madison, GA 30650 Map · Phone number
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About Empire Mills

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!

In-House Catering

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.

Location

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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The Chapel, otherwise known as Marsden Hall. Photo by Madalynn Young
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Banquet Hall Photo by Hannah Michelle Photography
Banquet Hall Photo by Hannah Michelle Photography
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Banquet Hall
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The Bridal Suite. Photo by Evan & Jenna Creative.
The Bridal Suite. Photo by Evan & Jenna Creative.
The Groom's Lounge. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
The Groom's Lounge. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
The Groom's Lounge. Photo by Hannah Michelle Photo.
The Groom's Lounge. Photo by Hannah Michelle Photo.
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Photo by Michelle Houston
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In front of the old warehouse. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
In front of the old warehouse. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
Banquet Hall. Photo by Melissa Schollaert
Banquet Hall. Photo by Melissa Schollaert
The Bridal Suite. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
The Bridal Suite. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
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The Bridal Suite. Photo by Audrey Herron Photography
The Bridal Suite. Photo by Audrey Herron Photography
Juliette Balcony in the Banquet Hall. Photo by Hannah Michelle Photo.
Juliette Balcony in the Banquet Hall. Photo by Hannah Michelle Photo.
Behind the pasture-side courtyard. Photo by Madalynn Young.
Behind the pasture-side courtyard. Photo by Madalynn Young.
In front of the old warehouse
In front of the old warehouse
At the old warehouse. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
At the old warehouse. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
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Fried Mac-n-cheese bites.Photo by Amanda Olivia Photo
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24 Reviews for Empire Mills

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kendall · Married on 04/24/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
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    Jordan B. · Married on 04/12/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing venue

    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
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    Millie P. · Married on 03/04/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    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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Empire Mills FAQ

  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 7000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 8.00
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    436
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    100
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Decor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    July
    August

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  • 1290 Pennington Road Madison, 30650 See on map
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Empire Mills frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Empire Mills?

Empire Mills includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Empire Mills, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Empire Mills includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

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

The space offered by Empire Mills for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Empire Mills for wedding events?

Empire Mills offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Empire Mills offer?

Empire Mills offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Empire Mills offer for wedding events?

Empire Mills offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Empire Mills have available for wedding events?

Empire Mills offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Tables

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

Empire Mills is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in flexibility.