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.
165 Reviews for Payne-Corley House
Recommended by 99% of couples
67 User photos
Ashley · Married on 10/17/2020
Magical & Beautiful
Everything about Payne-Corley House was perfect!!! The staff, the venue itself, the outdoor beauty, the food and the ambiance is all PERFECT!!! Every since our first meeting with Hope, all the way to saying goodbye at the sparkler send off, everything was flawless. There was absolutely no stress during the process! The food is probably some of the best food I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. So many guests raved about it as well! It is fresh and made right there at PCH. The staff is exceptional! Everyone is so knowledgeable and helpful no matter what. They truly want every couple to have a perfect experience!!! I wish I could relive my wedding over and over each day! It was so special.Sent on 11/23/2020
Payne-Corley House's reply:Love, love, love that your wedding with us was so special Ashley! Thank you for taking the time to let other brides know about what we do and yes, how much it means to us that every PCH couple have the perfect experience!
Julie Coppedge Ashley · Getting married on 02/11/2021
Perfect Venue for your Wedding Day!
Having our wedding at the Payne-Corley House (PCH) was the best decision we could have made regarding a wedding venue! Everything about our wedding day was perfect! And everything leading up to our wedding was incredible. From the initial meeting, to the one-off questions we had, to the food & beverage showcase, to the actual wedding day - this was the perfect venue! First off, it is BEAUTIFUL inside the house & outside on the grounds. There were so many options of where to get married, and they were flexible with us if we needed to quickly change due to weather! We had Krista for our wedding coordinator, and she was amazing! She answered all of our questions leading up to the big day, was flexible with us, and even helped solve a last minute hiccup during the rehearsal (highly recommend using their preferred vendors too, as they have great relationships with PCH). The food at the venue was truly THE BEST wedding food we have ever had! Our guests are still talking to us about how good the food was! We had our rehearsal dinner at PCH’s Cottage On Main (next door, same property), and both nights of food were amazing. You truly will not be disappointed if you book your wedding at the Payne-Corley House! Our day was wonderful, but having it at this venue truly made it even better! I could go on & on, but check it out for yourself and you’ll see why we loved it so much! Thank you to Krista & her team, we are so appreciative of you and will never forget our perfect day at the Payne-Corley House!Sent on 12/01/2020
Payne-Corley House's reply:Thank you so much Julie for the amazing review! Yes, Krista is the best and so glad that everything about your wedding weekend was so wonderful!
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!
Payne-Corley House Price Rates
Up to $1500 Off Available Dates Thorough March 2021
Up to $1000 Off Available Dates Through August 2021
PLUS Booking Bonus Items such as Complimentary Champagne Toast, Deluxe Coffee Station, Complimentary Photo Booth and more!
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!