The Berry College campus boasts an unmatched beauty everywhere you look. Suitable for everything from small bridal showers to grand weddings, this historic and beautiful setting can offer a variety of both indoor and outdoor venue spaces.
Facilities and Capacity
Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum has a variety of spaces perfect for weddings that are modern in design but combined with classic and elegant historic details. Our newest event space, the Christopher Browning Pavillion is an elegant wedding and events venue featuring a full catering kitchen. The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and can be used as an indoor, air-conditioned space or open-air pavilion. Oak Hill Gardens provides a choice of beautiful outdoor areas for wedding ceremonies in a historic, open-air setting. The garden room, conveniently located behind the museum, can accommodate up to 30 people and can be used for smaller celebrations such as bridal showers or as a private dressing room space for the wedding party.
The Ford Dining Hall
This building is part of a complex which was donated to the Berry schools in the 1920’s by the founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford and his wife, Clara. Completed in 1925, the Ford Dining Hall is modeled after the dining hall of Christ College of Oxford, England in the style of a gothic cathedral, boasting large stained glass windows and a vaulted ceiling. Psalm 23 and the Lord’s Prayer are featured in Old English lettering along the walls. Accommodating up to 275 guests, Ford Dining Hall makes for a beautiful wedding reception in a fairytale castle-like setting.
Barnwell Chapel was built in 1911, and renovated in 2019 for the second time since its opening. With a maximum capacity of 100 guests, Barnwell is the perfect backdrop for a simple, rustic wedding. This newly renovated log-cabin style chapel boasts many beautifully restored details of the original building and was built completely with Berry logs.
The Berry College Chapel*
The College Chapel was modeled after Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia. This traditional chapel is perfect for any size wedding with seating for up to 1,100 guests. The chapel has been a center of campus activity, particularly celebratory ones, since its construction, and has hosted numerous weddings fo Berry College alumni. Ms. Berry was fond of weddings, so the chapel has been used for weddings from the very beginning.
The Frost Memorial Chapel was constructed by students in 1936-37 who worked 24 hours a day, prior to the dedication, to finish the pews and planting. Martha Berry had a final say in the design of the chapel, with its heavy wood beamed ceiling, flag stoned floors, leaded glass windows, and stained glass windows depicting the life of Christ. The Georgia State Society and National Society, and the Daughters of the American Revolution gave the donation for these windows, in memory of the boys who died in World War II. All of these stunning features make Frost Chapel perfect for a romantic, fairytale wedding.
*Berry Affiliation required
When booking your wedding at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum, you can take advantage of the following:
- A full catering kitchen
- On-campus catering by Classic Fare Catering of Berry’s Dining Services
- Rental of space includes tables and chairs
- A variety of locations and set-ups
- Fully equipped with A/V accessibility
- Wheelchair access
- Free Wi-Fi access
The Oak Hill home was built in the 1880s and was home to Martha Berry, founder of Berry College. The Greek Revival mansion was gifted by Martha Berry to the schools and remains intact as she left it in the 1930s. The Martha Berry Museum opened in 1972 on the Oak Hill Estate as a compliment the home and a place to further tell the story of the Berry Schools.
Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum is one of Georgia’s most prized attractions. It is located on the campus of Berry College, the world’s largest contiguous college campus, spanning more than 27,000 acres of woodlands, meadows, and streams. The venue is located near Rome, Georgia, about 75 minutes from both Atlanta and Chattanooga, on Veterans Memorial Highway at the intersection of the Martha Berry Highway.