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About Lanier Islands

Happily-Ever-After begins at the lake!

Lanier Islands is a lakeside wedding venue located in Buford, Georgia. This picturesque venue will not disappoint in its setting and services. The outdoor ceremony spaces have breathtaking lakeside views, making it ideal for the classic outdoor Georgia wedding, while the indoor locations boast elegance and sophistication. As a full-service wedding venue, they not only provide a setting with unparalleled views, but also on-site services of wedding specialists, catering managers, and preferred vendor partnerships.

Facilities and Capacity
Lanier Islands can accommodate up to 500 guests. Enjoy romantic outdoor venues with lakeside views or one of the many private indoor locations for your receptions and/or ceremony. These include the Grand Ballroom, Veranda Room, Magnolia Room, and the Plantation Ballroom.

Services Offered
Lanier Islands offers the following event services:

  • Accommodations
  • Clean-up and set-up
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Pet-friendly atmosphere
  • Wireless Internet

Lanier Islands is located in Buford, Georgia off of Lanier Islands Parkway. It services the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Atlanta

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Lanier Islands Resort is so beautiful. I got married there on 10/08/2017 during hurricane/tropical storm Nate and This place worked their butts off for me. This was the first and only place we visited when looking for venues because we fell IN LOVE with it. We took many trips up there prior to the wedding and it was always beautiful out. We worked with Ljerka Bilbija and Olivia Hinze and they BOTH WERE AMAZING. We knew Nate was coming on my wedding day so I decided I wanted to meet with Olivia the day before and texted her at like 9 p.m. the night before to see if we could meet and get a game plan because I was having an outside wedding. She immediately responded and told me she could meet me the next morning (even though she had other weddings going on that day :)) We decided to move the wedding inside and it was honestly just as beautiful. Every time I had an issue they immediately solved it and pretty much never told me no. I had a pretty small wedding and they worked with me to get the minimum down for the venue I wanted and treated me like I was having a huge wedding and made me feel as if I was the most important, definitely a feeling you want when planning a wedding! I feel like I must of emailed/texted them everyday with questions and they were always more than happy to answer questions and accommodate me. I had a destination wedding here and they made me feel as if this was my second home. I highly recommend having a wedding here, they are fully prepared for everything!

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Profile Picture Katie, 10/8/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Shuttle, Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planning, In-House Bar, In-House Catering, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wireless Internet

Lanier Islands Resort was the first location my fiancé and I looked at and after viewing several others really felt we were most excited about Lanier Islands. We worked with Wendi for the venue coordination and she did a great job providing us with a details sheet and all the information we would need to provide. Also she recommended a few of our vendors including the day of coordinator, florist/décor, and DJ which was a huge help! I found emailing Wendi was the best way to reach her and though there were a few times my coordinator and I had to follow up the work Wendi put into making our day perfect and answering any and all questions (and there were many) was beyond helpful.
When my wedding was finally here Wendi was able to facilitate with her staff giving gift bags to all of our arriving guests staying at the hotel, additionally she made sure to stop by to see me and ask if I needed anything. Many of my wedding guests commented on how nice the hotel was and how friendly the staff were. Our wedding was much smaller than the other wedding that was occurring on the same weekend but everyone treated my fiancé, me, and our guests like we were the most important people there that weekend. I would especially like to comment on how great the cleaning staff was, they were always so friendly and happy and even told my mother and me that they were praying for no rain for us as the day had started off cloudy and they just liked us so much. It was great to feel like they really cared about us and how they could help make the day as perfect as possible.
We got married at Oliver Point and held the reception inside in Plantation Ballroom. Everything was ready on time and the staff worked with my floral and décor team to make sure everything looked absolutely beautiful. The wedding ceremony and reception was everything I could have imagined and more. I’m so happy we chose to get married at Lanier Islands Resort and would recommend it to anyone looking to get married.

Profile Picture Tara, 10/15/16, 12 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Set Up, Parking, Barware, China, Flatware, Linens, Uncovered Outdoor, Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

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Country/Golf Club, Resort, Waterfront
Luxury, Outdoorsy, Rustic/Country
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Clean Up
Event Planning
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Pet Friendly
Set Up
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All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Chocolate Fountain
Wheelchair Access


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Summer Lovin'

$500.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
Book your wedding at Lanier Islands for June, July, or August of 2018 and receive $500 off your wedding reception. (May not be redeemed for cash. Please present this certificate to your Wedding Specialist at the time of contract signing to qualify for this opportunity. May not be used with any other offer. Intimate Wedding Package excluded.)
Offer Expires: 08/31/2018
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The Couple's Escape

$3,000.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
Book your wedding at Lanier Islands by May 31st, 2018 and receive a complimentary ceremony location, 1 complimentary round of golf for 2 guests, and 2 complimentary 50 minute spa treatments. (May not be redeemed for cash. Please present this certificate to your Wedding Specialist at the time of contract signing to qualify for this opportunity. Offer only valid with purchase of full reception package. May not be used with any other offer. Intimate Wedding Package Excluded.)
Offer Expires: 05/31/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

We are honored to work with the Lake Lanier Islands Resort and their Wedding Team! Not only is this gorgeous North Georgia venue amazingly stunning, but there are multiple settings for your wedding. Lake Lanier Islands is a floral designer's most wonderful dream come true. The staff is helpful, warm and professional to adapt to our bride families and their wishes. We love designing our wedding decor at Lake Lanier Islands Resort whether the wedding inside or outside. The reception ballrooms also offer fantastic space for your celebration. Thank you Lake Lanier Islands for giving us the opportunities to design centerpieces, drapery, lighting, outdoor ceremony decor, sweetheart tables, altar decor designs, and so much more! Our brides are super happy with Lake Lanier and we are continually in awe of happily transforming and offering our designing talent to this extraordinary venue. If you are questioning where to have your dream wedding - - search no place else. You will be impressed and thankful you chose Lake Lanier!

Lake Lanier has been a perfect place for me to work at for a few years. They have so many beautiful venues to choose from. Great venue

They have an excellent staff, and playing jazzy music with my saxes during a Wedding dinner on the main deck and dance music for the reception on the upperdeck of the Isaland Princess was a real trip! Not only did we have fun, but so did all the boats that surrounded and traveled with us! Thank you Carol!

Blair, Dale and the staff at Lake Lanier Isllands have got to be some of the THE most professional and helpful personnel in the wedding industry. My personal observation of them at this facility is second to none. The venue is great and allows for some very unique and creative photos and video opportunities! Super Venue!!!



7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518   See On Map
678-318-7859 (phone)
Lanier Islands is a wedding venue from Atlanta, GA. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Buford, Lake Lanier Islands, and Metro Atlanta. Lanier Islands is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Atlanta, GA wedding industry for over 20 years. We specialize in Catering, Indoor Venues, Outdoor Venues, Lakeside Views, Waterfront, Luxury, Ceremonies and Receptions, Resort Accommodations, Amenities, Boating, Golf, Water park, Equestrian center, horseback riding, Rehearsal Dinners, Custom Weddings, Exciting Menus and Strolling Receptions and Buffets.