Convenience always has to be considered when planning a wedding (who wants to hear from Great-Aunt Mildred about how far she had to travel or from the little cousins how little there was to do?), but it isn’t always preferable or practical to plan a wedding in the middle of a city. Enter Henry County, GA. Henry County is “comfortably south of Atlanta,” so you’re out of the hubbub of the city, but still in a convenient location – 20 minutes from the Atlanta International Airport! But if you’re still hesitant about planning a wedding in somewhere a little more rural, let us help. We’ve laid out a few options for venues, hotels, and things for guests to do just to get you started!
Eagle’s Landing Country Club | Stockbridge, GA
Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor accommodations, Eagle’s Landing Country Club will offer an elegant backdrop to your special day. The Grand Ballroom’s high ceilings and crystal chandeliers, the fresh-air of the covered terrace, the gilded majesty of the circular staircase all contribute to an atmosphere of tastefulness and classic beauty that will leave your guests talking about your wedding for months to come.
The Alexander House | McDonough, GA
A beautifully preserved turn-of-the-century house, The Alexander House will make you feel right at home on your wedding day. The rich history and old world charm make this location ideal for an intimate ceremony and reception. The indoors will fit 50 seated guests with an additional 20 seated on the wrap-around porch. If this doesn’t quite fit your needs, the house sits on an acre of land that will accommodate a tent for up to 100 guests. Only a mile and a half from I-75, the house is convenient while maintaining peaceful serenity.
Grace Bridal Atelier | McDonough, GA
Henry County can take care of you from the beginning of the process to the very end. The moment you get engaged, you begin looking for that one-in-a-lifetime dress. It’s no easy task (talk about overwhelming!), but the stylists at Grace Bridal Atelier in McDonough can make the process a little easier. With a huge selection from some of the best and the most beautiful, Grace Bridal will guarantee you find the dress that makes you feel like one in a million.
This Is You Photography | McDonough, GA
Beautiful memories of your wedding day are inevitable. There’s the laughter, the family, the love, the celebration that will be entirely unforgettable. To make it even more special, however, you need a photographer talented enough to capture the perfect moments. That’s where Mark and Tracy of This Is You Photography come in. Their work is beautiful and utterly exceptional. Easy to work with, the team will make your day a little less stressful and a little more breathtaking.
Henry County boasts more than 22 comfortable and convenient hotels for all your guests. If you want the ease of having your ceremony or reception at a hotel and your guest list has surpassed 100, consider the Holiday Inn & Suites in Stockbridge or the Quality Inn & Suites in McDonough–both of which not only have elegant spaces for any part of your day, but offer an accommodating staff and comfortable lodgings.
For smaller ceremonies or if your guests just need a good night’s sleep, consider one of the other cozy and hospitable properties that Henry County offers.
Things to Do
Finding ways to entertain your guests all weekend is always a difficult task, but Henry County has more than enough to please any difficult guest. For outdoor fun, bring the kids to Southern Belle Farms or Gardner Farm and Peach Orchard for pick-your-own produce and a host of fun activities. The more adventurous can head to Panola Mountain State Park for hiking or Sky Zone indoor trampoline park for an exciting way to get all those pre-wedding jitters out.
If you’d rather avoid the outdoors, take in a show at The Academy Theatre in Stockbridge or head to Locust Grove for trendy shopping options like Deja Vu on Forty-Two, Grove Depot, and The French Market Tavern (which also doubles as a delicious restaurant and beautiful wedding venue!). Henry County won’t fail to keep your guests entertained all weekend and you completely stress free.