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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Photo by Ruth Doctor
Photo by Ruth Doctor
Photo by Mattie Bell
Photo by Mattie Bell
The Chapel, otherwise known as Marsden Hall. Photo by Madalynn Young
The Chapel, otherwise known as Marsden Hall. Photo by Madalynn Young
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Photo by Mattie Bell
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Banquet Hall Photo by Hannah Michelle Photography
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Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ashah Photography
The Bridal Suite. Photo by Evan & Jenna Creative.
The Bridal Suite. Photo by Evan & Jenna Creative.
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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 the Banquet Hall. Photo by Something Blue Photography.
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Photo by Ashah Photography
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Photo by Madalynn Young
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Photo by Mattie Bell
Photo by Mattie Bell
Photo by Mattie Bell
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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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Photo by Ruth Doctor
Photo by Ruth Doctor
Photo by Ruth Doctor
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Photo by Ashah Photography
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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Photo by Katelyn King Photo
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Indie's tuscan salad with grilled and roasted veggies. Photo by Something Blue Photo
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Photo by Ruth Doctor
Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ashah Photography
Photo by Ruth Doctor
Photo by Ruth Doctor
Photo by Mattie Bell
Photo by Mattie Bell
The Chapel, otherwise known as Marsden Hall. Photo by Madalynn Young
The Chapel, otherwise known as Marsden Hall. Photo by Madalynn Young

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9 Reviews for Empire Mills

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Details! Details! · Getting married on 03/14/2020

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    Beuatiful Venue, Exceptional Staff

    As a wedding coordinator, I make sure to acknowledge when a venue has exceeded my expectations. Empire Mills did just that. Alex made a point to introduce himself early in the day and be available as the entire wedding party prepared for the day. They had flexibility in letting the family come set up the day before and conduct a rehearsal because they had no event scheduled. The event staff was in constant contact with me as they prepared to serve meals, pour champagne, cut cake, etc. Great service - Well done, Empire Mills!
    Betsy Taylor - Owner, Details! Details! of Marietta, GA
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    Sent on 01/23/2019

    Empire Mills's reply:

    Betsy, thank you so much for these kind words! We are glad we exceeded your expectations! Alex is exceptional at his job and we are very proud to have him on our team. We hope we get to work with you again in the future!

    -The Empire Mills & HJC Team
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    Allison Verner Maddox · Married on 12/22/2018

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    Just Say Yes!

    Empire Mills is a dream venue and the food from Hallie Jane's "wow'd" our guests! The staff is friendly and accommodating and helped make the whole experience that much more enjoyable. They envision each event as it's own making our night the perfect representation of "us" and one we will never forget.

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Empire Mills FAQ

  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 7,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,000.00
  • 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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    706-948-6511 (Phone number)

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