Please view the common questions and answers about weddings at Lanier Islands. This valuable information covers various topics including guests’ accommodation and post ceremony activities for your bridal party.
In order to get all of your questions answered and time to show you all the venues that would work for your wedding, we recommend that you make an appointment with a wedding specialist so that we can ensure that your special day will run flawlessly.
Your wedding specialist will be giving personal attention to the current wedding taking place and unfortunately not be able to meet with you at that time. Please ask about an alternative time that the Wedding Specialist can give you their undivided attention and focus on your Lake Lanier wedding details.
Your guests don’t have to leave the islands for your weekend wedding festivities. We have many options for venues for each of these events. With all the different events for your wedding weekend, we can give your guests a different experience at each one or tie all of them together with a common theme. We have special menus created for such events, or we can help you customize a menu that fit your personal tastes.
The Event Specialist provided by Legacy Weddings is responsible for communicating the details of your Special Day. We suggest securing a Wedding Coordinator to assist with the many facets of planning your event. We have a list of Wedding Coordinators/Planners we can recommend.
Absolutely! Our Event Specialists are available to answer questions through email, phone conversations, and mail to make sure that all the details are covered. We have a set list of vendors we can recommend to also assist with planning.
Our package does not include these vendors. The outside vendors you would be responsible for booking are your officiant, florist/decorator, photographer, videographer, and music for both the ceremony and reception. Your wedding specialist can provide you with a list of recommended vendors.
At no additional cost, we can move your ceremony inside to your reception location in the case of inclement weather. If you would like to guarantee a separate ceremony back up location, we can hold an additional space for you for a fee.
The decision to move an event indoors due to inclement weather will be made mutually with the Bride/Groom, Wedding Specialist and Banquet Manager. Of course we try our best to wait out the rain or work around it.
The deposit amount depends on your contract details; you have two (2) weeks from the date you received the contract to return it signed with the deposit. If needed, your wedding specialist can hold the space up to 72 hours without a contract or deposit.
The initial deposit is due with your signed contract; then there are two (2) payments from the time of the contract and the event. The final payment is due - along with the final confirmed number of guests - 14 days before the event.
Every reception location has a food and beverage minimum. This varies per location and day of the week.
A food and beverage minimum is met through only food and beverage sales prior to taxes and taxable service charge. The price of the menu you select times the number of guests must meet or exceed the minimum for your reception location before taxable service charge and tax are added on.
For example, a certain venue may have a $12,000.00 food and beverage minimum and you have 100 guests. The menu you selected is $115.00 per person. So 100 people times $115.00 equals $15,000.00 so the minimum has been met.
We will do everything we can to relocate your ceremony or reception to a larger area based on availability. Food and Beverage minimums for the alternate area will apply. If we are unable to move your event to another area, other arrangements may need to be made such as tent rentals, etc.
Due to specific liability policies, Lanier Islands must provide all food and beverage with the exception of the wedding cake. However, we are aware of some weddings need to have special foods due to religious reasons, and this can be accommodated with your wedding specialist.
No, overnight rooms are not required to have your wedding at Lake Lanier. You will need to sign a contract for a minimum of 5 rooms in order to receive a discounted rate. If all the rooms are not reserved, you will be held liable for those charges.