Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Wedding Services and Guidelines at Amicalola Falls

For Outdoor Weddings

Amicalola Falls State Park hosts a number of weddings each year. Weddings may be held in a more traditional environment by utilizing the Lodge or outside enjoying our natural resources. We are happy to allow weddings in the park as long as certain stipulations are met. Our main concern is for the safety and convenience of all visitors, as well as the preservation of our natural resources.

Weddings utilizing our natural resource are usually held either at the Top of the Falls or at the Reflection Pool near the base of the Falls. Both of these areas receive a great deal of use, over one million visitors per year. Each of these areas are classified as Day Use areas and cannot be reserved.

Due to the number of visitors and the size of the areas mentioned above, we ask that you keep the number of guests to a minimum. No changes are to be made to the area and we do not allow tents, chairs, trellises, flowers, decorations, rice, or music. A larger ceremony or reception could take place in pavilions or picnic areas located in the Day Use Area, utilizing banquet facilities in our Lodge, or you could also reserve the Upper Amphitheater for a rental fee by calling the Lodge at 800-573-9656. When hosting an outside ceremony, there is always the chance of Mother Nature spoiling your event!   We cannot hold any type of back up space for your ceremony if utilizing our Natural Resources. Picnic tables are on a first come, first serve basis.

If you are interested in holding your special event here, please send us a detailed letter of your ceremony request. This letter should include: the date and time of your ceremony, how many guests are expected to attend, the particular area that you would like your ceremony to take place, and that you fully understand all the stipulations that are required for your ceremony to take place at this natural resource. If you have any questions regarding the particulars and/or would like to schedule a visit to walk through the area, please feel free to contact us at 800-573-9656.



For Weddings at The Lodge

In order to ensure you will have enjoyable memories of your wedding and reception, please review the following information.

Wedding Ceremony:
The wedding ceremony may take place at our Lodge on the outdoor Veranda, inside the Lower Lobby of the hotel or our private banquet rooms. The set up fee for the use of the outdoor Veranda or Lower Lobby is $450.00. The maximum capacity for the Veranda is 100 people and the Lower Lobby can accommodate up to 75 people.

Wedding Reception:

We suggest renting the entire Banquet Hall to prevent any other groups from meeting during your wedding and reception. The room rental of $1,800.00 includes the Oak Hall, the Veranda and the Lower Lobby for your wedding reception.

You may choose from any of our dinner or reception menus. The Lodge MUST provide all food & beverage, except for the wedding cake.

Alcoholic Beverages:
Beer and Wine is provided through either a Host or Cash bar. There is a $40.00 bartender fee for the first hour and $10.00 for each additional hour with a three-hour minimum on Cash or Host Bars. Beer and Wine must be provided through the Lodge. The Lodge may not service, carry or store liquor.

Set up/Preparation:
We will automatically block one hour set up time prior to the event. We welcome your own personal florists, disk jockeys, bands, photographers, ministers and cake decorators to set up earlier in the day. Speciality items such as arches, dance floors, candlesticks, extra chairs, etc. may be rented by outside vendors and are the group's responsibility.  

Overnight Guestrooms:
All weddings will require a two night minimum stay of at least 15 guest rooms. We ask that your guests make all reservations for these rooms at least 30-days in advance. They will be asked for a credit card and charged an advance deposit of the first night’s room rate when making their reservation. Your lodge sales contact will supply you with the necessary telephone numbers for your guest to call when making their reservations. If there are any rooms in your block of rooms not used, the difference plus applicable taxes will be applied to your master account.

Billing Information:

One-half of the total estimated charges will be required as a deposit upon signing the contract. Two weeks before the event date, 100% of all estimated charges are due.


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