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Reception
$1,500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$16 per person
Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$16 per person
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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. With a walkable hotel and historic downtown, this is truly a wedding destination!

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 200 guests at this venue.

Services Offered
Payne-Corley House is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. Their services include:

  • Event planning
  • Culinary
  • Bar Services
  • In-House Floral & Design
  • Elopement Packages
  • Micro-Wedding Packages


Cuisine
This property's culinary team allows couples to choose from a variety of serving options. These include buffet, hors d’oeuvres, plated, and stations. The cuisine is offered in American and Southern styles.

History
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.

Location
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.

  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$16

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
December
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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The Payne-Corley House is a highly recommended and popular wedding venue. The staff, including the wedding coordinator, Bryana, are praised for being attentive, helpful, and professional throughout the planning process and on the wedding day. The venue handles all the details, including food, alcohol, decorations, and flowers, making the experience easy and seamless for couples. The food is consistently mentioned as delicious and the overall experience is described as perfect and flawless. Reviewers highly recommend this venue and express a desire to relive their wedding day there.

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The Payne-Corley House is a highly recommended and popular wedding venue. The staff, including the wedding coordinator, Bryana, are praised for being attentive, helpful, and professional throughout the planning process and on the wedding day. The venue handles all the details, including food, alcohol, decorations, and flowers, making the experience easy and seamless for couples. The food is consistently mentioned as delicious and the overall experience is described as perfect and flawless. Reviewers highly recommend this venue and express a desire to relive their wedding day there.

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Kaylie R. Sent on 06/22/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Bride and Groom

We absolutely loved having our wedding at The Payne-Corley house! Our experience from the moment we took a tour to our wedding day was fantastic. The staff was so accommodating, the decor and details were exactly what I asked for and Hope and Krista were great at answering all of my questions along the way. We also loved having our rehearsal dinner at The Cottage where our guests raved about how great the food was. All our family and friends had an amazing time and we couldn’t be more grateful for a venue that holds such a special place in our hearts now.
Lynn
Lynn Sent on 07/28/2017
5 out of 5 rating
The Payne-Corley House is a beautiful venue with an amazing history. I am so happy we chose them for our reception. Krista was amazing to work with. She made sure everything at our reception happened on time and went smoothly. We cannot thank them enough for everything they did for us on our day.
Sharon
Sharon P. Sent on 10/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect, amazing, wonderful day ever!

I don't think I could ever accurately put into words how amazing our experience was with Payne Corley House. From the moment we met with Hope, got assigned the amazing Bryana through our wedding day - everything was so perfect.
There is no detail they have not thought of and they execute it seamlessly. Side note - the venue handles all the food, alcohol, decorations and flowers - which makes everything so incredibly easy and they are all expert level.
Bryana and Hope as well as the rest of the staff works really hard to make your wedding day exactly the way you always dreamed of. Bryana and Hope were incredibly responsive and were always quick to answer our questions or offer suggestions.
The bridal suite and lounge were such a nice touch, which made it easy for my girls and I to get ready and the lunch the chef prepared was outstanding. My husband also really enjoyed the grooms cottage - which is set up for the guys to be able to relax and hang out for the day. In other words - do the full day package - its PERFECT!
I'll be honest - I was a little anxious the day before and Bryana brought me back down to reality quickly, professionally and nicely. The day of, she was there to make sure everything went smoothly and believe me - she is an absolute gem. She made sure that we ate, got us outside for our sunset photos, made sure the cake cutting went on time and all the other details that I never would have been able to keep track of. I cannot say enough good things about Bryana - plus she has the best personality.
I had many friends say this was one of the best weddings they have ever been to and hands down the BEST food at any wedding ever.

Our wedding was everything we ever dreamed of and it is all thanks to the Payne-Corley house. If I could go back and do my wedding again - I would! I would recommend the PCH to anyone and if I could give them more than 5 stars I would.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Tom Smarch Photography Tom Smarch Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

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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!

Katie Snyder Photography Katie Snyder Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

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