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.
164 Reviews for Payne-Corley House
Recommended by 99% of couples
70 User photos
Chanelle Joseph · Married on 02/15/2020
They went above and beyond!
Our experience with Payne-Corely House was every bit of AMAZING. The team went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of (especially me the very pregnant bride). They made three months of wedding planning stress free and I couldn't be more thankful. The food at the dinner reception got raves from everyone! Everyone was raving about the quality of the dishes, and the ice cream bar looked and tasted good! They are just so flexible, easy to work with and want to make your wedding stress free and memorable. Thank you (Owner/Chef Michael & Liz, Director of Sales Hope and our planner Bryana) for making our wedding day absolutely beautiful.Sent on 05/22/2020
Payne-Corley House's reply:CJ you are the sweetest to take the time to put to your amazing day with us out there! I am over the moon that from beginning to end your wedding planning and big day were all that you wanted and more.
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!
Katherine Tison · Married on 02/29/2020
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!
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!