Weddings at Wormsloe State Historic Site

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Congratulations on Your Engagement!

Thank you for considering Wormsloe State Historic Site as your wedding venue. Our picturesque setting is the ideal venue for wedding ceremonies with an intimate and rustic feel.

We have a variety of wedding packages to suit different needs. Please review the information below for our rates and information on how to book your wedding.

All weddings larger than 10 people take place at the end of the iconic, naturally arched, Live Oak-lined Avenue. Your guests will delight, as nearly 400 oaks whimsically usher them the mile and a half up the avenue.

Looking for something with a more intimate feel? Our DeRenne package, 10 people or less, enhances your choice of wedding location. Couples who choose the DeRenne package, may opt to have their ceremony on the side of the Oak-lined Avenue, Sutler’s Row, or the Marsh Overlook.

Most weddings occur during the historic site’s operating hours (between 9 am and 5 pm). As such, the park is still open for the public’s enjoyment. For a more private ceremony, we recommend an after-hours ceremony. For more information, be sure to speak with one of our wedding coordinators about after-hour rates and availability.

If you have any further questions, concerning how to book Wormsloe or any of our policies. Please feel free to email us at wormsloe.weddings@dnr.ga.gov or call us at (912) 353-3023. We are always happy to assist you in your booking needs.

Congratulations again and we hope you choose to share your special day with us!


Photo of Marsh overlook Photo of the side of the Avenue Photo of Sutler's Row

Wormsloe Wedding Packages

912.353.3023 | wormsloe.weddings@dnr.ga.gov

 

The Jones

Monday - Thursday
Up to 100 guests - $1500

Friday - Sunday
Up to 100 guests - $2000

Included in your wedding package is a 3-hour access to our Wedding ceremony venue for up to 100 guests, parking, and restroom facilities. You may also add up to 100 guests to this package for an additional $10 per person. All set-up and clean-up must be completed during this time. To learn more about our event policies and regulations, please see the attached Wedding Policy Agreement. We also have benches and golf carts available for rent. Benches, golf carts, after-hours rentals, and additional guests are available through our À La Carte menu.

Due to the limited number of parking spaces on site, large weddings, held during park hours, are required to secure transportation for their guests.

The Oglethorpe

Monday - Thursday
Up to 60 guests - $900

Friday - Sunday
Up to 60 guests - $1200

Included in your wedding package is a 3-hour access to our Wedding ceremony venue for up to 60 attendees, parking, and restroom facilities. All set-up and clean-up must be completed during this time. To learn more about our event policies and regulations, please see the attached Wedding Policy Agreement. The À La Carte menu allows wedding parties to rent benches, golf carts, and host their event after hours.

The Wymberley

Monday - Thursday
Up to 30 guests - $450

Friday - Sunday
Up to 30 guests - $600

Included in your wedding package is a 3-hour access to our Wedding ceremony venue for up to 30 attendees, parking, and restroom facilities. All set-up and clean-up must be completed during this time. To learn more about our event policies and regulations, please see the attached Wedding Policy Agreement. Benches, golf carts, and after-hours rentals are available through our À La Carte menu.

The DeRenne

Monday - Thursday
Up to 10 guests - $225

Friday - Sunday
Up to 10 guests - $300

Included in your wedding package is a 1.5-hour access to our Wedding ceremony venue for up to 10 attendees, parking, and restroom facilities. For elopements you also have your choice of wedding locations, at Sutler’s Row, the side of the avenue, or the Marsh Overlook. All set-up and clean-up must be completed during this time. To learn more about our event policies and regulations, please see the attached Wedding Policy Agreement. The À La Carte menu allows wedding parties to rent benches, golf carts, and host their event after hours

À La Carte

Monday - Thursday
Additional guests up to 100 - $10/person
(The Jones Package Only)

Afterhours - $100/hour

Bench Rental - $10/each
(Up to 60)

Golf Cart with driver - $100/hour

Photographer/Videographer Permit - $25/each

Monday - Thursday
Additional guests up to 100 - $10/person
(The Jones Package Only)

Afterhours - $150/hour

Bench Rental - $10/each
(Up to 60)

Golf Cart with driver - $100/hour

Photographer/Videographer Permit - $25/each

Additional Guests (The Jones Package ONLY):
The Jones package allows you to add on up to 100 additional guests at $10 per person (plus tax) for an overall total of 200 attendees. Weddings of larger than 200 people are not permitted.

After Hours:
Regular Park hours are from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Events held outside of regular operating hours, must be arranged at the time of booking, and will incur an additional charge of $100 per hour for weekdays or a $150 per hour on weekends.

Bench Rental:
Wormsloe has 60 benches available for rent at $10 each. Our benches comfortably seat 3 adults. The staff is responsible for delivery and removal of the benches at no extra charge.

Golf Cart Rental with Driver:
Wormsloe has an 8-passenger golf cart that maybe rented at $100 per hour and includes a driver. This is ideal to transport the couple and photographer around the site for pictures or to shuttle guests to and from our Marsh Overlook and overflow parking.

Outside vendors such as classic cars, horse and carriages, florists, and musicians are permitted with prior approval from the Site’s Wedding Coordinator.


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have to pay for the wedding party?
Yes. All attendees, including wedding party, guests, and vendors staying for the duration of the wedding, are included in the guest count.

Do we have to pay a deposit?
A $225 non-refundable fee is required to book your date. The fee will be applied to your total invoice with the balance due two weeks prior to your wedding date.

Can we change the date?
Reservations can be changed one time without penalty. Any additional changes will incur a $25 transfer fee.

We want to have our wedding after hours from 5:30PM-7:30PM, will we have to pay from 5:00PM to 8:00PM? Yes. The afterhours fee begins when the park closes at 5:00PM and is in one-hour increments until 7:00PM. Weddings after 7:00PM require prior management approval.

Can we bring in outside vendors?
Yes. Outside vendors such as classic cars, horse and carriages, florists, and musicians are permitted with prior approval from the Site’s Wedding Coordinator. Some stipulations/permits may be required.

How many people will the benches hold?
The benches are 6’ long and will comfortably seat 3 people.

Are receptions allowed?
Wormsloe is primarily a ceremony only venue, as the space is limited for receptions.
Please note, with prior manager approval some exceptions may be made for after hours events that follow all rules and regulations.

Is there a place we can get Dressed?
There is a public restroom which can be used for changing attire. All hair and makeup must be done prior to arrival at Wormsloe. Please be aware that this is a public facility.

What do we do if it rains?
This is an outdoor venue and provides no interior space. It is the wedding party’s responsibility to provide alternative weather plans.

Wedding Rules & Regulations

Wedding Rules & Regulations

Booking:

To book your Wormsloe wedding, simply email us at wormsloe.weddings@dnr.ga.gov. Make sure the email includes your name, a good contact phone number, physical address, email address, the date you are requesting, the time you are requesting, and the number of guests. (All dates and times are subject to availability.)

After Hours:

After hours is considered any time before 9 am or after 5 pm. Outside of these hours will incur an additional charge of $100 per hour for weekdays or $150 per hour on weekends.

Pre-Wedding Site Visits or/and Ceremony Rehearsals:

Pre-Wedding site visits and Ceremony rehearsals are encouraged; however, they both are subject to admissions.

For Pre-Wedding Site Visit, feel free to visit Wormsloe any day of the week from 9 am to 5 PM. You are required to pay admissions prior to driving up the Oak Avenue.

Ceremony rehearsals MUST be booked in advance. The charge for a ceremony rehearsal is the price of admission for everyone in your group.

Day of Your Event

We require someone capable of making decisions about your wedding report to the Visitor Center BEFORE your ceremony begins. They must speak with a wedding coordinator or a member of management to finalize your wedding contract.

You and your guest will drive the mile and a half up the Live Oak lined Avenue. Once in the Visitor Center parking lot, the ceremony site is a short 100-yard walk away.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Deposits are non-refundable.

Reservations can be changed one time without penalty. Changes to the date/time after the first will incur a $25 fee transfer fee.

Wormsloe, its staff, its representatives, nor the state of Georgia can be held responsible for cancellations due to weather, catastrophes, loss of power, emergencies, or interruptions of public use facilities. In this event, Wormsloe will do everything possible to accommodate a reschedule of the event.

Decorations:

Bubbles, real petals, real flowers, and birdseed are permitted and encouraged. Petals and flowers must be cleaned up afterward. Any decorations brought in must be free-standing (i.e., arches.) The wedding party is responsible for all cleanup. Additional fees maybe incurred for disposal of leftover items by staff, at the

discretion of the manager or appointed representative.

Wormsloe is an active archaeological and natural site. As such, certain items are strictly prohibited.

Prohibited items and actions:

  • Open flames are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  • Alcohol is STRICTLY PROHIBITED
  • No artificial petals/leaves, glitter, confetti, rice, balloons, fireworks (including sparklers), tiki-torches, or butterfly/bird releases are permitted.
  • Any elaborate decorations or furnishings are discouraged and must be pre-approved by manager at least two weeks prior to event.
  • NO floral arrangements or any other adornment may be hung on trees, shrubs, or in any other way disturb the flora or fauna of Wormsloe. Arrangements may be wrapped around gate/fence, as long as, no damage occurs to the gate/fence and the arrangement is removed promptly after completion of service.
  • The use of tape, nails, adhesives, pins, fishhooks, stakes, staples, etc. are strictly prohibited.
  • Tents are strictly prohibited.
Preferred Vendors

Preferred Vendors

Wedding Planners

Photographers

Officiants

Musician

  • Jonita Aadland Email: jonitafiddler@aol.com
    Phone Number: 407-616-5798

The State of Georgia strives to provide a beautiful natural setting that lends itself to helping create the day of your dreams. Wedding ceremonies at Wormsloe are held beneath the canopy of majestic Live Oaks that date back to 1891. As stewards of one of the most gorgeous natural resources that Georgia has to offer, the staff are pleased to provide you with one of the most treasured natural wonders of our great state. We respectfully request that you join us in our efforts to preserve Wormsloe State Historic Site for the enjoyment of this and future generations.

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For inquiries about weddings, please contact wormsloe.weddings@dnr.ga.gov.


Other Information

For any questions, visit the Visitor Center or call us at 912.353.3023.