Empire Mills

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

Empire Mills is a historically preserved and restored cotton 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

Empire Mills offers a very unique dining experience as well, seeing as we are also a catering company, Hallie Jane’s Catering. Hallie Jane's Catering has a wide variety of food options available for your event. Having HJC on the same property ensures that your food will be freshly prepared steps away from your event and will come out hot for your guests! Our event managers know their way around the kitchen and the event space, guaranteeing the food display and flow will be executed flawlessly.

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
The Chapel, otherwise known as Marsden Hall. Photo by Madalynn Young
Banquet Hall Photo by Hannah Michelle Photography
Banquet Hall Photo by Hannah Michelle Photography
In the Banquet Hall. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
In the Banquet Hall. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
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 Evan & Jenna Creative.
The Bridal Suite. Photo by Evan & Jenna Creative.
The Bridal Suite. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
The Bridal Suite. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
The Bridal Suite. Photo by Audrey Herron Photography
The Bridal Suite. Photo by Audrey Herron Photography
Photo by Madalynn Young
Photo by Madalynn Young
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.
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.
Fried Mac-n-cheese bites.
Photo by Amanda Olivia Photo
Fried Mac-n-cheese bites. Photo by Amanda Olivia Photo
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Photo by Katelyn King Photo
Indie's tuscan salad with grilled and roasted veggies. Photo by Something Blue Photo
Indie's tuscan salad with grilled and roasted veggies. Photo by Something Blue Photo
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The Chapel, otherwise known as Marsden Hall. Photo by Madalynn Young
The Chapel, otherwise known as Marsden Hall. Photo by Madalynn Young
Banquet Hall Photo by Hannah Michelle Photography
Banquet Hall Photo by Hannah Michelle Photography

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5 Reviews for Empire Mills

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4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Mary Frances · Married on 06/10/2017

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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    My husband & I knew we wanted to get married at Empire Mills the moment we saw it in person. We initially visited the space when it was being renovated into the beauty that it is today. I loved being able to see an old neglected building transformed into the perfect venue for our wedding. I was looking for a venue with character, a history and unique features - and this is exactly what you get with Empire Mills! The exposed brick, wrought iron, chandeliers and huge windows give you the perfect back drop for your wedding ceremony & reception. The staff at Empire Mills is top notch, too! They were so easy to communicate with which was important because I was coming from Atlanta and they were able to help me stay on top of my to do lists from afar! We were able to get ready and hang out in our own spaces with the bridal cottage and the man cave - huge bonus! But one of the best things is that Empire Mills is a package deal with Hallie Jane's catering and you will not regret it! I still get compliments on our wedding food with guests saying that it was by far their favorite wedding meal to date - and its been almost a year and half since I was married!

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    Pat Bennett · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Beautiful Venue

    We had my daughter’s wedding at Empire Mills last weekend. It was a great day in every way! The venue is gorgeous with many great picture backdrops. There is hardly any need to decorate since the venue itself stands on its own. The food is amazing, although a little pricey. Still, everyone at the wedding raved about how good the meal and appetizers were. The staff is easy to work with and so very helpful. We had a great experience at Empire Mills making wonderful lifetime memories.

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Empire Mills FAQ

  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 6,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 4,000.00
  • 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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    Two nights at Empire Mills for the price of one!
    February is for lovers! TWO EMPIRE MILLS NIGHTS for the price of ONE. Book Empire Mills for your wedding Saturday, February 2nd or 9th at the rate of $4,500 and get beautiful Empire Mills on Friday night at NO CHARGE to host your rehearsal/welcome dinner **Prices based on 200 guests** **in-house Hallie Jane’s Catering not included**

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  • 1290 Pennington Road Madison, GA 30650 See on map
    706-948-6511 (Phone number)

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