Payne-Corley House

2987 Main St, Duluth, GA 30096 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Payne-Corley House

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.

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


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. 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.

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164 Reviews for Payne-Corley House

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Kyleigh Moore · Getting married on 02/04/2021

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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely perfect!

    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!
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    Katherine Tison · Married on 02/29/2020

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    Awesome experience!

    Everyone at Payne-Corley was incredibly kind, accommodating, and professional throughout our wedding planning process. On the big day my fiancé and I did not have to worry about anything and could simply enjoy our day together thanks to our wedding coordinator, Jen. The venue was beautiful and the catering delicious- all of our guests had the best time. We will always be thankful to the Payne Corley House for everything they did to help make our wedding day so special.

    Sent on 04/07/2020

    Payne-Corley House's reply:

    Thank you Katherine for the great review. We are so glad you had a great experience with us and wish you and Aamar all the best!

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Payne-Corley House FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • 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?
    $ 16.00
  • 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
    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

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    Winter 2020

    Discounted venue rental for winter months.

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7 Endorsements

  • 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.

  • Formal Faces - On Location Hair & Makeup for Weddings Wedding Hair & Makeup

    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 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 See on map
    770-766-4363 (Phone number)
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