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Payne-Corley House

Duluth, GA View map Visit website
2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
200 reviews
$11k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$11k - $13k For 100 Guests
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鈥檕euvres, 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
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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    Loragrace B. Married on 11/20/2022
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    Absolutely phenomenal

    My husband and I had the most amazing wedding day ever thanks to Payne Corley House! From the time we stepped foot on the property for our first tour and the planning process to the amazing showcase and rehearsal, every experience was flawless! My bridesmaids and I got ready in the beautiful Bridal Suite the morning of our wedding. Payne Corley provided us with a tasty lunch that fueled us until dinner! The team set up all of my DIY projects around and made the space look exactly as I had envisioned. They didn't even think I was crazy when I asked if they could hold a run-through sign for mine and my husband's reception entry. The food was EXCELLENT! People cannot stop talking about how delicious it was, saying it was "the best wedding food they had ever had!" The day was absolutely perfect and relaxing! We were able to truly enjoy our day without worrying if things were going as planned. Krista, Chef Michael, Hope, and everyone else at Payne Corley are phenomenal! We cannot recommend Payne Corley House enough! We wish we could relive the amazingness of our wedding day every day! Truly the best wedding venue you will find!

    Payne-Corley House's reply:

    Lora Grace, I can't thank you enough for taking the time to write this incredible review about your getting hitched day with us! So happy for Ya'll that your experience from planning to your beautiful wedding day was so wonderful.
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    Kristina P. Married on 11/04/2022
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    Book them, you won't regret it!

    The Payne Corley House singlehandedly made wedding planning a breeze! I loved that you could rent not only the facilities/grounds but they provide their own catering and menue. They also own their own florist (Abby's at the Cottage) to really make it a one stop venue! It was amazing to only have to deal with one or two point person(s) for the biggest vendors which made communication seamless. From Hope helping us with our initial inquiries to finalizing our proposal to the perfect hand off to our wedding planner Krista (also the owner of the venue) all the way to the moment when each one of them jumped in to help find a replacement when our photographer was a no-show. As a bride I felt taken care of every step of the way; as a person I felt respected and understood. Everyone at The Payne Corley House is professional, kind, and confident! They really went above and beyond for us! If I could give 10 stars I would!

    Payne-Corley House's reply:

    Kristina what an amazing review!! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell other couples about your special day with us. So happy for you and your new hubby that getting hitched at PCH was all that you envisioned and more...and we would take those 10 stars!
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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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