Weddings

Payne-Corley House

Duluth, GA View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   181 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 200 guests

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

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
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

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

181 Reviews

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    Jinny C. Married on 11/13/2021
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    Stunning Venue In All Respects

    There are not enough stars to give this stunning venue! I can't even wrap my head around or imagine my daughter's fairytale fall wedding reception without them in all respects! This precious vintage cottage is the perfect atmosphere for wedding, reception or both! It southern charm captivates you the moment you pull into the driveway! The oldest living Saucer Magnolia tree in the state of Georgia greets you at the front. Upon entry into the front door, a magnificent vintage home, warm and cozy, with all the elements of hardwood floors, candelabra light fixtures, gorgeous decorations and layout are descriptive of a blast from the past. The appetizers and food choices was nothing short of spectacular! Days after our wedding, my guests are still raving about the bacon wrapped scallops, filet and pecan crusted chicken. Even people with allergies were handled with specific care! I have NEVER been to an establishment in all my many years of weddings, to receive such kind, attentive and professional people from the kitchen staff to the Chef. A small alcove in the reception hall is the perfect host for entertainment. Even more significant is that I could not have asked for a more worthy Wedding Coordinator and Owner, Krista, along with, Hope, the Director of Sales, to keep me sane and fulfill our reception dreams. A everlasting memory of family, friends, fun and food to delight us forever. It was simply perfection!
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    Laura J. Married on 11/12/2021
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    The Perfect Place!

    Our wedding day at the Payne-Corley House was everything we wanted it to be! It is the perfect venue for a mid-size wedding (we had just under 100 people) with beautiful and picturesque options for both indoor and outdoor spaces - so no stressing if the forecast changes last minute! Michael is an extremely talented chef and made truly excellent dishes including passed hors d'oeuvres, salads, a chicken, steak, and vegetarian entrée option, and sides. Our guests raved about the food! Krista and Bryana - our designated day of coordinator - were wonderful in helping our vision come to life and made our day run smoothly and beautifully! The whole team was responsive, flexible with our wants and needs, and made the whole experience wonderful from start to finish! We wouldn't change a thing! We absolutely 100% recommend PCH for your wedding/special event!

    Pictures show the bridal suite (beautiful, clean, classic, and perfect for your getting ready photos), pavilion/altar space, ballroom, and the amazing magnolia tree out front, which is also a ceremony site option!

    Payne-Corley House's reply:

    Thank you do much Laura and Nick for taking the time to write this amazing review of your wedding day with us! We are thrilled that your wedding was all that you wanted and more!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Devan & Colin
    13 photos · 10/12/2019
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    21 photos · 05/26/2019

Pricing

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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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2987 Main St Duluth, GA, 30096
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