Payne-Corley House is a historic banquet hall and wedding venue located in Duluth, Georgia. This venue sits on a four-acre property that is ideal for an outdoor wedding. Payne-Corley House offers a mix of modern amenities and Southern charm that is sure to create an unforgettable atmosphere.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may use the open courtyard or front lawn for a lovely outdoor setting. Tents are available to rent, helping to shelter couples and their guests from inclement weather. There is also a lovely banquet hall, adorned with stunning chandeliers and warm wooden floors. Couples can host up to 250 guests at this venue.
Payne-Corley House is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. Their services include:
This property's culinary team allows couples to choose from a variety of serving options. These include buffet, hors d’oeuvres, plated, and stations. Cuisine is offered in American and Southern styles.
This building was originally constructed in the early 1870s. At the time, Duluth was still referred to as Howell's Crossing. The farmhouse received a placard in 1873, the same year that the town was rebranded with the name Duluth. Joseph Moor purchased the property in 1904. Emma Moor, Joseph's daughter, married a man named Lee Payne, building a house next to the original structure. Lee raised his children on the land, the youngest of which, Frances, married Minor Corley. The happy couple lived out their days on the estate until Frances' passing. In the following years, Minor Corley remarried his childhood friend Winnie Guthrie Cain, who went on to maintain the property until its selling to Betsy Corley, Frances and Minor's daughter. Betsy and five of her friends bought the farmhouse, naming it the Payne-Corley House. Nowadays, the venue is maintained by Krista Summerour Ganley, a daughter of one of the five friends of Betsy, and her husband, Michael. Since then, they have been helping beautiful celebrations take place at the historic landmark.
This venue is located northwest of Atlanta in the city of Duluth. Booming historical downtown area includes many bars and restaurants as well as hotel coming spring 2021.
158 Reviews for Payne-Corley House
Recommended by 99% of couples
39 User photos
Kyleigh Moore · Getting married on 02/04/2021
I am so glad our wedding was at the Payne-Corley House! I looked at many places and instantly fell in love with this location. From the moment I walked into the venue, I was amazed with all they provided at such a reasonable price. Everyone was so helpful (shout out to the staff!!) They wanted our special day to be exactly how we envisioned it and it was even better than what I had in mind. Loved too that I paid a little extra to have their wedding coordinator help with rehearsal and being there day of (didn't have to worry about a thing, thanks Krista ;)). Couldn't speak better about this venue, I'm a huge fan!Sent on 05/13/2019
Payne-Corley House's reply:Love that your wedding day was everything that you wanted and more... yes Krista is the bomb and will let the rest of the staff know of your shout out to them!
Debika · Married on 10/20/2019
Dream wedding venue
We just got married at PCH three weekends ago! Choosing PCH was the best decision we made. Everyone we worked with - Hope (initial contact), Krista (our day of coordinator), Chef Michael, and Carly (florals) really listened to us and worked with us to make our dream wedding possible. We had a fusion wedding there - both Indian and western ceremony on the same day, which is uncommon and doesn't fit any regular wedding package, but PCH was very flexible and offered a fair package to us. I was also an out of town bride, and PCH was super flexible about planning visits, calls, and walk-throughs per our schedule (so whenever we were in ATL) vs. their usual timeline. On the day of our wedding, everything was perfect. The venue itself is beautiful. We had a major rain scare the week of and it was so nice to know that we could just move the ceremonies inside vs. having to rent a tent! Food was also excellent. Everybody loved the crab bisque!!! Chef Michael and Krista really let us customize the food package as well. Thank you for all your flexibility, PCH! A special note about Abby's at the Cottage - they are fantastic as well! Our florals were breathtaking and exactly what we were envisioning. If you're looking for a place that takes care of pretty much everything other than cake, DJ, officiant, hair & make, photographer, PCH is your place!Sent on 11/10/2019
Payne-Corley House's reply:Debika,
Rene · Married on 05/26/2019
Our wedding day was perfect.
We love Payne Corley House! Krista and Hope were absolutely amazing and accommodating throughout the experience!Sent on 06/11/2019
Every question or concern we had, from catering to decor, they were able to handle with a smile. PCH went out of their way with providing the best catering tasting we've had and we couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome. Guests are still talking about how wonderful the wedding turned out. What an experience. Thank you!
Payne-Corley House's reply:Oh wow Rene thank you for such an amazing review and we are so glad that everything was all that you and your beautiful bride wanted for your wedding day...love that your guests are still talking about how wonderful it was!!
Payne-Corley House Price Rates
Discounted venue rental for winter months.
If you want a hassle free event where the only thing you have to worry about is nothing, at one of the most unique, intimate, and beautiful settings in Georgia, then The Payne-Corley House is for you. Every event I have ever been a part of at The Payne-Corley house has been spectacular! The entire staff has always strived for 100% satisfaction for all of their clients with every detail from their five star food to making sure the four year old flower girl finds her way down the ceremony asile. If you are planning an event or trying to decide on where to celebrate your wedding, call The Payne-Corley House, you will be glad you did.
We really enjoy having the opportunity to partner with the Payne-Cornley House. They are a wonderful wedding facility. I have also been a wedding guest at this location! Just beautiful! Perfect in EVERY way! Wonderful staff and the Southern touches are lovely!
We LOVE working at the Payne-Corley House!!!! We do several weddings there each year and could not be happier with our experiences there! Every one of their team members is wonderfully professional and gives exceptional performance. It is the perfect southern backdrop for any wedding and they will make sure you have an amazing event!