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Pricing information

Price range: $13,200 - $23,650 Price range: $13,200 - $23,650
Couples usually spend $18,400 Couples usually spend $18,400
Reception
$4,975 starting price
Reception
$4,975 starting price

About

The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm is a historical site and wedding venue located in Cleveland, Georgia. Nestled in a picturesque valley in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, this unique wedding venue features 1800's stone ruins and breathtaking mountain views. With the option to dine outdoors among historic ruins, The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm provides an enchanting and memorable wedding for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue provides multiple covered and uncovered outdoor spaces to accommodate up to 350 wedding guests. Wedding ceremonies can be held under a beautiful magnolia tree, on an expansive lawn or with the ruins and mountains as a backdrop. For receptions, guests can dine al fresco under twinkling lights and stars accented by the ethereal 19th Century ruins. A stage provides additional space for live entertainment or music. The beautiful property provides several scenic and natural spots for engagement and wedding photos.

Services Offered

The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. This venue offers inclusive packages for couples who want a stress-free and personalized wedding experience. Event services offered include the following:

  • Bridal suite
  • Chairs and tables
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking

Other Services

The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm 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 and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

History

The Kellum family was one of the most prominent and wealthy families in the U.S. in the early 1900s. Mrs. Elizabeth Carnegie Kellum was the niece of Pittsburgh steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. Mr. and Mrs. Kellum and their children fell in love with the North Georgia Mountains and purchased over 1,000 acres to establish a working farm with Arabian horses, angora goats and other livestock. In 1928, the school and dormitory on-site burned and became the ruins that continue to be part of the original acreage known as Kellum Valley Farm.

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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?

$4,975

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

$4,975

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
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Reviews of The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm

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19 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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Weddingwire
5.0/5 19 reviews
Google
4.9/5 66 reviews
Autumn
Autumn H. Sent on 05/28/2022
5 out of 5 rating

My Favorite Day Ever

I got married here on April 16, 2022 and it was the best day of my life. People always say that (and I think it's cheesy) but it truly was, and it was all because of this venue. My now husband and I couldn't thank Deanne, her sweet husband Joel, our wedding director Ashtyn, Pearl (the pupper), and all of the wonderful staff at The Ruins more for our day.

From the first email through to our sparkler lit exit, every interaction and detail was perfect. I personally am a totally type B person, so I knew handling all of the details of planning a wedding would be super stressful for me. Their inclusive package handles all of the major details, including catering, cake, decor, cocktail hour, rehearsal, and beyond. Our day ran so smoothly and seamlessly, right on schedule thanks to Ashtyn. I was truly able to enjoy all of the details and our guests because we were not at all worried about extraneous issues.

For catering, they have so many options, but we had phenomenal cinnamon apple pork, lemon rosemary chicken, potatoes, green beans almondine, and the best mashed potatoes I've ever tasted. Our cake was delicious, as well! They are able to cater to gluten free, allergies, and other special diets, too, which was important for some of our guests.

Simply put - the venue is breathtaking with the rolling mountains, manicured pool area, captivating ruins, and overall charm; there's not a thing I would change about it. Our guests are still saying how gorgeous our wedding was, and we owe it all to The Ruins. All I'm saying is, I would get married a thousand times here, if I could.
Susan
Susan Sent on 12/21/2021
5 out of 5 rating

THE best venue for North Georgia!

Our daughter’s wedding seems like a fairy tale, as I remember the details from May 2021 as a blur, but I will also remember the beautiful setting and loving support from DeAnne Major and the staff at The Ruins at Kellum Valley!
The day we met for a tour of the grounds and facilities at The Ruins, Carson and Andrew fell in love with the location because of its prominent position with a soft view of the north Georgia mountains, the open field bordered with arbors of trees, the farmhouse and barns, and of course, the historic ruins and pool deck. They were sold on the location; my husband Frank and I were sold on the way that DeAnne Major assured us that with vast experience, organization, and contacts, she and her staff could guarantee a lovely wedding, no matter what the or circumstance. THEY DELIVERED!
Because of a history of success in the hospitality field, DeAnne remained a calm and prepared whisper above the static chaos of wedding preparation! Every time I asked a “what if” question, she answered with a confident, “We take care of that!” What a relief! With that experience, staff, and director, Haili, we saw that many small details “fell into place,” as we were caught up in the joy of celebration! The collaboration with Honeybrook Catering, Cynthia Cakes and Cookies, and Flower Buds is extraordinary! We were absolutely pleased with not only the service and product quality, but the way that they worked together to create a beautiful experience! I didn’t even need a planner! All the big details were handled, with competence!
We are thankful to DeAnne Major for giving us the promised product. That was so important, as the time that we were planning the wedding was scary and uncertain. Covid-19 was a constant dark cloud over our thoughts of perfect plans. DeAnne never wavered or questioned that everything would be lovely and near perfect. We did battle through a painful year of Covid circumstances and last-minute threats (bride and groom’s house destroyed by a storm 10 days before the wedding, reports of 17-year cicada emergences, and sudden gas shortages), but the day of the wedding was PERFECT! Mask mandates had been lifted, there was enough gas in the area, cicadas did not show, and the weather was magnificent for May! It was a dream come true, as prayers were answered!
It’s smart that with a limited number of weddings a year at this venue, they can ensure that The Ruins at Kellum Valley will be a part of a dream-come-true experience for some star-gazed couples!

Susan M. Simpson
Emma
Emma S. Sent on 09/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue and amazing staff

The staff has made us so excited to get married next spring! The tour was incredible and they were very informative and professional!
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This is an absolutely elegant wedding venue and the owners are the best! I would highly recommend The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm to any couple looking for that special location for their special day!

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