The Homestead at Candlelight Forest is a vintage wedding venue in the Chattanooga Valley just a few minutes south of downtown Chattanooga. Nestled in the Northwest Georgia Mountains, the venue features a rural estate of three stately buildings: an Italianate estate home, a 150-year-old historic, hand-pegged Amish barn, and a carriage house. Lake Angela and Lookout Mountain's highest elevation are both focal points in panoramic views enjoyed from this historic estate. The Homestead is perfect for large and intimate weddings, and, with the most charming of accommodations, it is the site of many destination weddings.
Facilities and Capacity
The Homestead at Candlelight Forest offers a variety of lovely outdoor options for the outside ceremony. The celebration barn typically serves as the reception site, but the formal green is also used. The Amish barn's 150-year patina sets it apart from many barns. Its aged wood gives it a warm canvas for decor that can go in a more formal direction or in a more rustic one.
The capacity is 250, although 300 have been seated before. The Italianate farmhouse, known as Peacock Hall, serves as an exclusive bridal suite providing the bride with her very own preparation area and place to fellowship with her friends throughout the day. An additional large vaulted hall room provides a spacious preparation area for the bridesmaids as well as place to serve and enjoy food and drinks. The Peacock Hall also houses a full catering kitchen with its own separate entrance. The carriage house sits opposite the barn and net to Peacock Hall and includes a patio with a fire pit. All three buildings of the estate are formally set around a lovely green and bounded by an antique brick carriage path.
The Homestead at Candlelight Forest caters to all wedding events including bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, but mostly wedding ceremonies and receptions.
We have several trusted vendors who know the venue well and can provide a full package of all the remaining vendored services, including wedding coordination or wedding planning services, catering, bar services, music, decor, etc.
The venue also offers accommodations for rent for up to 43 people in four well appointed houses:
20 Reviews for The Homestead at Cloudland Station
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Beka · Married on 10/04/2020
This venue is an absolute dream! My dad's friend is the owner of this property, and I’ve been coming here regularly since I was a little girl. When the barn was built, I immediately knew that I wanted to get married there one day, so much so, that my husband and I took a trip to the property, and this is where he proposed to me! It is truly breathtakingly beautiful! Away from the hustle and bustle, it’s the perfect rustic wedding! My girls and I had fun getting ready in the beautiful peacock hall while the men got ready in the barn. I just love the full set of windows on the backside of the barn that let in lots of light, and it’s so spacious and rustic inside the barn! We chose to have the ceremony out in the courtyard and have the reception in the barn, and it was perfect! And there are so many places around the property to take beautiful pictures—it was a dream! As if the scenery and location weren’t enough to sell you, I can’t even begin to express my gratefulness for the kindness and flexibility shown by the staff. We had to move our wedding at the last minute due to the groom coming down with covid the week before our original wedding date, and they were so accommodating and helped me to change dates easily. Thank you to Rachel Bourdon (the venue director) and John Tatum (the owner) for sharing this beautiful space with us and making all my childhood dreams come true!Sent on 02/09/2021
Allison W. · Married on 11/07/2020
Beautiful Wedding Venue!
Booked this venue after an awesome tour with Rachel. She was so helpful and kind throughout my entire wedding planning process. The venue itself is gorgeous, and I would definitely recommend this venue.Sent on 02/25/2021
Kelcie K. · Married on 11/02/2019
Never even toured another venue! We knew Homestead at Cloudland Station was the perfect place for our wedding! Rachel and Ramey were so great to work with and made sure everything was just like I had dreamt of!Sent on 03/27/2020
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The team at Homestead are amazing! We never run out of locations to photograph on their property because it is simply BEAUTIFUL! From the awesome Treehouses to the lovely reception Barn, this venue has it ALL!!