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Empire Mills

Madison, GA View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
24 reviews
Up to 436 guests

About

Up to 436 guests

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!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$7,000

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

$5,000

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

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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24 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Kendall Married on 04/24/2021
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    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!
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    Jordan B. Married on 04/12/2021
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    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鈥檛 have been more pleased!
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    Millie P. Married on 03/04/2021
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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!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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1290 Pennington Road Madison, 30650
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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 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in flexibility.

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