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The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge

Hiawassee, GA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
59 reviews
$14k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$14k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge is the only lakeside mountian resort in Georgia. This gorgeous waterfront wedding venue is surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge mountans and features a grand ballroom and floating event pier. With exceptional dining, luxurious accommodations and a full-service marina, The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge is a unique and memorable destination for a wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
This all-inclusive resort offers several stunning indoor and outdoor venues to accommodate up to 150 guests indoor and 250 lakeside wedding guests. The Ridges Resort is a serene lakefront environment with stunning mountain views. Wedding ceremonies and receptions can be held on the 3,000-square-foot Chatuge Event Pier, Lakeside in the Pavilion or or under the stars or expirence the rustic ellegance of the Red Banks Ridge Ballroom to mention a couple venues.

Services Offered
The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Their experienced event staff will remove the stress of wedding planning by working with the best wedding vendors to create a beautiful and memorable wedding event personalized to each couple’s desires. Event services offered include the following:

  • Accommodations
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Setup and cleanup
  • In-house bar and catering services
  • Prefered vendors

Cuisine:
The on-site restaurants, the Oaks Lakeside Kitchen and Marina Station for the casual and finer side with elegant Southern hospitality. Private dinning where menus can be customized based on a couples personal tastes and preferences.

Accommodation
Newly renovated lakeside guest rooms and suites at The Ridges Resort feature elegant design and indulgent amenities. With contemporary-chic interiors and lodge-style accents, accommodations were designed to inspire rest and relaxation. Guests can choose from a variety of Standard Rooms, Suites and Villas. The resort fee covers nightly s'mores, afternoon cookies, lawn games and activities, lake access, $10 breakfast credit, wireless internet, a fitness center, a saltwater pool, DirecTV, and endless coffee.

Other Services
The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers Welcome receptions and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, car clubs, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

Location
The Ridges Resort is conveniently located in the North Georgia Mountains just two hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Greenville and Knoxville. This resort is located on the Lake Chatuge marina with access to boat rentals and other recreational activities.

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?

$1,036

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?

$1,049

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$350

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

500

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Hotel
Inn/B&B
Marina
Park
Resort
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
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
November
December

59 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Rachel S. Getting married on 09/01/2022
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    Amazing from start to finish!

    We looked around extensively for a wedding venue that fit our needs. The Ridges Resort is absolutely breathtaking! Our coordinator Andy, was very friendly and easy to work with. She (along with the entire Ridges Staff) was professional, responsive, organized, detailed and worked with us to make our day absolutely perfect. We can't wait to visit the resort again!

    The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge's reply:

    So honored to be part of your big day! Beautiful couple!
    Hope to see you again soon. Many Blessings
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    Whitney R. Getting married on 07/10/2022
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    Stop Looking & Book Here!!

    Getting engaged right before COVID-19, we were excited to have our wedding at the Ridges. When we saw venue nightmare stories, weddings cancelled, we started to panic. Andy from The Ridges put all our minds and hearts at ease with making our big day a realty.
    This is the perfect venue if you want a more intimate weekend with friends and family while being in a beautiful place, with incredible food and activities.
    Wedding day was a BREEZE, we got a ton of compliments on the food, and walking into our reception and seeing the magic the Ridges created brought me to tears.
    I'm so glad we have a place we can go back and relive the best day of our life. Our memories at The Ridges are just starting thanks to wonderful and outstanding hospitality!!

    The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge's reply:

    Working with you has been so much fun. We wish you many many years of happiness. I cannot wait to see all the beautiful photos!!
    Hope to see you soon.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
All Faith Weddings - North Ga All Faith Weddings - North Ga Wedding Officiants

It is such a pleasure to work with The Ridges Resort! They are easy to work with and make sure all is in order and are ready for each wedding. They are ready to meet a couple's needs as well as other vendors working the wedding. I look forward to working with them more!

DJ TOD / Peavy Entertainment DJ TOD / Peavy Entertainment Wedding DJs

I love working here! Beautiful venue, fantastic food and excellent service! You will love every moment you spend at The Ridges!

Lethal Rhythms Lethal Rhythms Wedding DJs

The Ridges Resort is an excellent place to have your wedding ceremony and reception. We are very selective as to which companies or vendors we put our referral behind and we are very comfortable saying you will be treated to an experience with this facility. The staff, the setting is amazing. If you are looking for something scenic and you want to remain near atlanta, check out The Ridges Resort.

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3499 Highway 76 West Hiawassee, GA, 30546
706-897-1555
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