The 1888 House is an events venue located in Dahlonega, Georgia that serves the Atlanta and surrounding North-Georgia regions. This historic colonial revival home is a wonderful option for couples who want a classic, elegant wedding near the city. This venue offers indoor and covered/uncovered outdoor settings for couples to host their wedding events, as well as a gorgeous indoor area that couples can decorate to their liking.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 90 guests at the 1888 House for their ceremonies, receptions, bridal and baby showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The gorgeous venue will transport couples and their guests back in time. The colonial architecture, dark wood floors, stunning interior woodwork, beautifully crafted ceiling, and antique portraits all work to reverse time. The covered cocktail patio allows guests to feel as though they are outside without having to deal with the elements of nature, as well as enjoy a view of the side of the Dahlonega Square.
The 1888 House offers many services to couples to ensure they have a wonderful wedding celebration. Staff are onsite to help you with any need or concern and are dedicated to making sure your day goes as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. Couples have the opportunity to bring in outside vendors of their choice and can also bring in their own alcohol if that is desired. The 1888 House offers the following services:
Catherine and Johnny Ariemma purchased the Higgins Home, now called The 1888 House, in 2016 and restored it to its original gorgeous state. Sarah Beth Wright, the daughter of Catherine and Johnny, manages the venue and handles all events and event needs. The house was originally constructed in 1881 and was home to many notable individuals, including presidents of the University of North Georgia, a judge, and a first editor of the local newspaper The Dahlonega Nugget. The family are happy to share the history of the house and would be honored if you chose the 1888 House’s beautiful property to host your wedding and other events.
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Liana P. · Married on 01/05/2021
This venue is timeless..
This venue is so beautiful. Everyone was impressed with the atmosphere, decorations and ambiance. It took everyone on a journey back in time. I can't thank Sara Beth Wright enough for her professionalism, attention and guidance to make our son's wedding rehearsal dinner a success. We definitely will have our future celebrations here. Thank you again...Sent on 05/28/2019
Karen T. · Married on 12/19/2020
Very helpful and flexible
We initially planned a quick wedding for Dec. 5th with the help of Sarah Beth (was hired as wedding planner, also). We had to change the date due to a wedding party member having COVID. Sarah Beth was quick to respond and reschedule our wedding for Dec. 19th. This was incredibly helpful since our decor was winter and also Christmas like. It is a naturally beautiful venue so not a lot of decor is needed. I would definitely recommend this venue and Sarah Beth.Sent on 12/20/2020
Christine D. · Married on 11/14/2020
The Perfect Wedding Venue
We had our wedding here and everything was absolutely PERFECT! Sarah Beth was an incredible coordinator and truly went above and beyond in making our day. I cannot thank her enough! The house is stunning and it suite our needs in every way. If you’re wanting to have your wedding in a beautiful venue and want to work with the most professional people, look no further! The 1888 House is for you!Sent on 11/14/2020
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