Gaither Plantation is a farm-style wedding venue located in Covington, Georgia. Situated amongst the rolling hills of southern Newton County, this historic property provides couples with a scenic backdrop for their wedding event. There are a total of 256 acres at Gaither Plantation. It is one of the last remaining mid-19th-century farms in Northeast Georgia and boasts plenty of heritage aspects throughout the grounds. This venue is home to the Gaither Plantation House, a loge smokehouse, a pole hay barn, agricultural fields, and other historic buildings. There are also four cemeteries on the premises that host a myriad of historic gravesites. As couples and their guests stroll through the green pasture lands they will be able to enjoy views of healthy trees that occupy the forest that surrounds the main homestead.
Facilities and Capacity
Gaither Plantation offers a manicured lawn for ceremonies, receptions, and other wedding events to take place. Couples and their guests may also make use of the period-appropriate plantation house. This house is washed in a stunning, white aesthetic and boasts a porch with intricately designed supports. The decor inside the house is tailored to match the elegant charm of the exterior, complete with chandeliers and wooden furniture pieces. A beautiful brick walkway leads up to the entryway, offering a grand view as couples and their guests enter into the event space. Behind the house, surrounded by a picketed white fence, is a landscaped garden that holds a delicately designed structure where ceremonies may take place.
Gaither Plantation is pleased to offer their clients services that help ensure the success of their wedding celebration. In addition to wedding services, they also offer filmmaker packages along with historic tours. For further information about the specific services that Gaither Plantation provides, inquiries should be directed to their event coordinator.
This farm venue is located southeast of the center of Covington. The nearest major city is Athens, Georgia, which can be reached via Interstate 20. The Oconee National Forest is accessible en-route to Greensboro. The Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge is directly south of the property and can be reached by following Highway 11.
Recommended by 81% of couples
Rosemary · Married on 05/21/2016
My daughter and her husband, Jessica and Alex, had their wedding there May 21 ,2016. The wedding was beautiful!!! In talking with guests, numerous remarked on how beautiful the site was. It is a very beautiful, serene place. They have done alot of work on the property. Kay Blevins oversees the rental of the property. She was great to work with accommodating, quick to respond to questions and very pleasant. The onsite caretaker, Kenny, is invaluable. He made sure the property was gorgeous so that the day is perfect and that is exactly how it turned out. We looked at so many venues before deciding on Gaither Plantation and it was one of the best decisions we made!! It is a must see for brides who want options of wedding sites on one property!!Sent on 05/25/2016
User2164960 · 2+ years ago
The venue was perfect!! So many options on where to have the ceremony. Marty is a wonderful person to have on site helping with everything.Sent on 10/21/2012
Lindsay · Married on 06/04/2011
My husband and I could not have been happier with our experience at Gaither Plantation! It is so beautiful there and had everything we wanted (and is the best price out there). The site manager, Marty went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was perfect! I also wanted to see the place several times for planning purposes and he was friendly and helpful every time I went out there. He is so flexible and will help in any way he can! He saved the day when our limo got lost. He found them, and brought them to us! The setting is so gorgeous perfect to have both the ceremony and reception. Our wedding was during a heat wave in June and I was worried about the heat. The fans in the pavilion were outstanding and kept everything cool. This is the only venue we saw where I liked the rain plan just as much, the chapel is absolutely precious and I would have been perfectly happy to have our ceremony in there as well. We had an incredible wedding at Gaither Plantation and it will always hold a special place in our hearts!Sent on 06/30/2011