Recommended by 98%
Brittany · Married on 09/02/2018
We visited a handful of venues, but none of them could compare to Thompson House & Gardens (THG). We wanted a venue that was a reflection of us and this venue was just that. Very intimate setting and it just seemed as if we were “home”. The house is great and they have so many ways to make it personable! Tiffany was the manager when we first booked and she was great throughout the entire engagement process! She moved shortly before the wedding and the new manager, Melanie, stepped right in. Also, Dana, who is the manager at their sister venue, 9 Oaks Farms, was excellent!! She was so responsive and so kind!! Always in great spirits when we called to ask questions. On, the owner, did an outstanding job on the flowers. They were beautiful!!!! Overall, this venue and their staff are great! Couldn’t have imagined our wedding day at any other venue. Thank you THG for helping us have a perfect wedding day at such a beautiful venue! Highly recommend!! Also a plus that this venue includes florals, decor, and much more. Also, unlike so many other venues, THG allows you to bring in your own vendors for food, DJ, bartender AND you can provide your own alcohol!! Can’t beat it!!!
Courtney · Married on 03/24/2018
Thompson House was amazing! They took care of EVERYTHING! I can’t say enough wonderful things about their director, Tiffany!! She listened to what I wanted and made our day so special and perfect!
Marci · Married on 03/17/2018
Thomas House & Gardens was the perfect venue for our wedding! The staff worked with us the entire time! The venue is very spacious and accommodated all 230 guests that showed for our big day! Most all decor is included in the price you pay along with the flowers (which were absolutely beautiful) For us it was a no brainier; it was a one stop shop and made it less stressful on me, the bride! I would not have changed a thing and highly recommend the staff and venue!
Sarah · Married on 12/30/2017
My husband and I were married at The Thompson House & Gardens on December 30th and it was an absolutely beautiful wedding! Our was a smaller wedding and we had it all inside. The flowers and decorations were absolutely beautiful! The staff there was wonderful! It is almost a one stop shop for your wedding! Tiffany was a delight and made sure my day was great! On did an amazing job with the flowers. This is a wonderful place to get married.
Kacy · Married on 01/14/2017
We had our wedding reception here and it could not have been more perfect. Brittany (wedding coordinator) made everything so easy for us and was so quick to respond to all of my emails. She set up the venue so beautifully for us and cleaned everything up at the end. All we had to do was take home anything that was ours. The flowers by On were flawless. Could not have asked for more beautiful flowers. I highly recommend this venue for the perfect wedding. You will be so happy you did!!
Stacey · Married on 05/21/2016
My daughter was married at THG on May 21, 2016. The venue was beautiful, with flowers blooming in the gardens and the gorgeous creative floral arrangements. The buffet centerpiece was breathtaking. Our guests spent time enjoying the spacious property both inside and outside. Everyone marveled at how pretty everything was. The staff worked quietly and unobtrusively in the background. My expectations were exceeded by the magical environment they created.
Kimberly · Married on 04/23/2016
I can't put into words how amazing our wedding day was! All of our guests had such a great time & thought that the Thompson House and Gardens was beautiful! Brittany was so helpful & was there for us all day long! Without her & Sheila our day might not have been as amazing as it was! Thanks for everything that THG did to make mine & David's wedding day special! I HIGHLY recommend this Venue to anyone who is getting married or just having a special event! Everyone was great & we are so thankful!
User5077914 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I got married at the Thompson House and Gardens (THG) in Nov 2015. THG was exactly what we were looking for -- instead of having our wedding guests restricted to one room which is the case at many other venues, we wanted our guests to be able to walk around the whole venue, sit and chat in one of the smaller rooms of the house, and go outside. There are string lights out back that are very pretty, and we also had the string quartet play during the cocktail hour while our guests talked, enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and played giant jenga and croquet.
We did not have a wedding planner, but we did ask Sheila to be our day-of wedding coordinator. Sheila does this for an extra price, and it is totally worth it. My husband made the remark after the wedding that we were really lucky to have Sheila there to help with the planning and coordinating of the wedding. Sheila decorated the house the way we asked her to, she reminded us of all of the little details that we may have otherwise forgotten (such as getting our marriage license!), she ordered and arranged all of the beautiful flowers, she contacted the vendors (DJ, photographer, etc) to make sure there were no problems, she directed the bridesmaids and family down the aisle during the actual wedding, she made sure the banquet hall was set up appropriately as we had discussed, and she put my items in the get-away car at the end of the night. She also kept everything on schedule and let me know when it was time for the toasts, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. During the wedding, many of my guests commented that every detail was perfect, and we really have to give Sheila credit for that.
The only downside that comes to mind is that the venue is somewhat close to the street, and I was worried that we would hear cars going by. However, it is not a busy street, especially on the weekend, and our wedding guests were mostly in the backyard or in the house anyway, so it wasn't a problem.
Erin · Married on 06/13/2015
My husband and I got married at Thompson House and Gardens on June 13th. It was an absolutely amazing experience! Sheila was the most helpful day of coordinator and we had nothing to worry about the whole weekend since she had everything under control. The flowers were beautifully done through the venue as well! We loved having the wedding and reception on the same site and the flow was perfect from start to finish. We would recommend this site to all of our friends!
rajal · Married on 05/23/2015
we got married on May 2015. We had an Indian Fusion wedding with around 250 guests. It was absolutely amazing venue with such great character. This venue has many areas to take great photos. Our coordinator Sheila was very helpful and got everything lined up for our big day. This was their first Indian wedding and Sheila did everything to learn the customs and meanings of everything. She listened to what I wanted and made it come through. Sh
Melissa · Married on 04/04/2015
My husband and I got married at the Thompson House and Gardens April 4th, 2015 and had the best experience! The entire team is professional and works so diligently to make sure everything is perfect and goes smoothly in the planning process and on the day of the wedding. The venue requires you to use the floral company Flowers by On because they are partnered with the Thompson House and Flowers by On did an incredible job with our flowers and we would not have wanted to use anyone else! The venue and gardens are gorgeous and worked well with our vintage theme. We have nothing but great things to say about the Thompson House and they helped make the start of our marriage even more memorable and special.
Meganne · Married on 10/25/2014
The Thompson House was the PERFECT place to have our wedding! Sheila was incredible and handled so many different parts of our day! I do not have a single bad thing to say about this group of people and the venue. All of my guests told us multiple times how gorgeous the venue was and how it could not have been any better!
User4596788 · 2+ years ago
Thompson House and Gardens was wonderful! The staff was more than willing to work with us to make our big day be picture perfect--and with the way this venue looks, it is! Sheila was my coordinator and her number one priority was making sure the wedding went as planned and did it with a great attitude! I would definitely recommend this venue and Sheila as a coordinator.
Lindsay · Married on 09/20/2014
The Thompson House did a wonderful job in making our day the best we could have imagined! They provide the flowers and decorations and do an AMAZING job with them. From recommending other vendors that are the best quality at the best price to deciding on florals and decor to easing any concern you could possibly have, the entire staff go above and beyond to make sure your wedding day turns out beautifully! I wouldn't recommend any other venue!
Hannah · Married on 08/09/2014
My husband and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Thompson House! We hired Sheila as our wedding coordinator and it was one of the best decisions we made. On and Sheila run a beautiful venue that offers everything you could ask for in a wedding venue. They are extremely accommodating and flexible, and affordable. Our wedding day was perfect from beginning to end, and our friends and family can't stop talking about how beautiful the whole day was. We are so thankful that we ended up choosing the Thompson House as our wedding venue, and we haven't stopped reminiscing about our perfect wedding day.
User2569922 · 2+ years ago
This venue is absolutely stunning. We fell in love with the size and uniqueness of the back and front yard. It gave guests so many places to explore and made everyone feel extremely welcome. The decorations and table set-ups were exactly as we asked for them. They are a flexible staff, yet extremely knowledgeable about their craft. We loved the room upstairs to take a minute to eat, gather our thoughts, and bustle my dress. We had roughly 100 guests and an 8 piece band and the dance floor allowed for plenty of room to dance and to sit and watch. The guests truly loved the location and we received a ton of praise. Finally, the Thompson House has so many garden shots with a variety of backgrounds for pictures.
User3634910 · 2+ years ago
Our wedding at THG was perfect. The venue is beautiful (especially the outdoor patio at night). Our coordinator, Sheila, created our dream wedding by taking our ideas from pinterest and designing all the decorations and flowers based on our tastes. The week leading up to the wedding, she double checked every detail with our vendors to make sure everything would go smoothly. The day of the wedding, she kept everything on track and took care of each little detail so that we did not need to worry about anything. Overall, Sheila and On were wonderful to work with because they are flexible and professional. They also show a sincere interest in making your wedding the best day of your life.
User2798643 · 2+ years ago
We fell in love with Thompson House from the get go, so I was so pleased to find out that it was also a good price. They are very flexible and allow you to use your own vendors (besides floral) which is a great plus. On and Sheila did an excellent job making the space look absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend Thompson House to anyone in the Athens, Bogart, and Watkinsville area, and for anyone in the Atlanta area looking for something that is a much better deal than anything in that area. We could not have been more pleased with everything.
User2842537 · 2+ years ago
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Thompson House. Everything was absolutely exceptional, and we loved every minute of it. On and Shela did a wonderful job with the flowers. They met with me a few months before to go over what I wanted for flowers and decorations. They had so many great suggestions and it all turned out more perfect than I imagined. Nothing at all went wrong during our wedding and we had guests complimenting the wedding for months after. You will not regret booking this venue, it is awesome!
Amanda · Married on 10/19/2013
I had my wedding at the Thompson House on October 19, 2013. My experience from start to finish was great. I did not have to worry about a thing. The staff at THG handles setting up, decorating and cleaning up at the venue. This was a huge help for my husband and I. One thing we did not want to ask our friends and family to do was to set up and clean up for our wedding. This made the experience much more memorable because I was able to focus on getting married and having a good time at our reception. Also I called and emailed several times to ask questions and clarify things and the THG staff was patient and answered all of my questions. Even down to two days before the ceremony I was beginning to feel the stress of the last minute things that go into a wedding and Shelia just told me not to worry about a thing and enjoy my day, this meant so much to me! They were great, I would definitely recommend THG to anyone getting married!
Brooke · Married on 09/28/2013
We had our wedding at THG on Saturday September 28th and it was the best day ever. Sheila and On were constantly checking in on me throughout the planning process and were sure they were accomodating my needs and wants. They were willing to meet with me at my convenience and go over any and all questions with no rush. All of the decorations were absoutely beautiful. Their attention to detail blew my mind. I/we could have asked for a better day. Brides would be crazy to have their wedding anywhere else!!!!!!! Thank you Sheila and On!!
Carly · Married on 09/07/2013
THANK YOU THOMPSON HOUSE!!!! We are over the moon with how wonderful our big day was thanks to the gorgeous Thompson House & Gardens! Truly magical! On & Sheila were so helpful with every aspect of the wedding planning, especially helpful the day of! They were quick with emails and phone calls and always had excellent suggestions along the way.
The venue is absolutely gorgeous!! Our guests are still talking about it! The flowers exceeded my wildest expections! The grounds are fantastic and the house is amazing as well! We loved the decor, the dining set up, outside/inside lighting- everything! The location is perfect, plenty of parking, and plenty of room to get ready on the day of!
It was the best day of our lives and we owe it to the Thompson House! Ready to build my time machine so I can relive that day over and over! Highly recommend this place!
Lucy · Married on 08/24/2013
We were very happy with our venue and the people who made it all happen. Thank yall so much!!
Kayla · Married on 07/27/2013
If I could re-do my wedding, I would still select Thompson House and Gardens as my preferred wedding venue. It was an absolutely spectacular venue with gorgeous details!!! I felt as if I not only have a venue and florist with Thompson House and Gardens, but as if I also had a wedding stylist! Every nook and cranny was designed and decorated to embrace my theme and colors. Thompson House and Gardens had WONDERFUL communication throughout the entire wedding process and were quick to answer any questions I may have. The flowers were spectacular and were the buzz of the wedding! I would like to thank Thompson House for the AMAZING roll they played in making my wedding so very beautiful and wonderful! I would highly recommend them for any future weddings!!!!!
Kari · Married on 06/21/2013
As a child, I can remember going to my grandmother's house in Gainesville and driving by the Thompson House on our way there. I've always thought it was beautiful and dreamed of getting married there. When my fiancé and I got engaged, we looked at a few different venues, but ultimately the Thompson House won out. We got married on June 21st and I can honestly say that my wedding was even better than I had imagined. On Guest, the owner, is fabulous. Working with On and Sheila was easy and wonderful. I told them my ideas and they made something wonderful. The flowers on the day of were stunning. Even more importantly, though, was that everything was easy and stress-free. My main concern was that the day of would be enjoyable for me and my family. I highly recommend the Thompson House (as well as using Jessie with Wild Flower Events) for your wedding. We had such wonderful feedback from all of our wedding guests! My wedding day was perfect.