Please view the common questions and answers about indoor and outdoor weddings in north Georgia 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 Sales Manager so that we can ensure that your special day will run flawlessly.
Your Wedding Sales Manager 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 Sales Manager can give you their undivided attention and focus on your Lanier Islands wedding details.
If this is something you are interested in doing, we do have several locations that the ceremony and reception are adjacent to one another.
We require that both the ceremony and reception or the reception only be held here.
Non-Saturday weddings (excluding holiday weekends) are discounted. Ask your Wedding Sales Manager for details.
The Catering Manager provided by Lanier Islands Weddings is responsible for communicating the details of your special day. We suggest securing an outside 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 Catering Managers 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 Sales Manager can provide you with a list of recommended vendors.
We do have a recommended vendor list but you are also welcome to utilize your own vendors. All entertainment must show proof of insurance.
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, Catering Manager and Banquet Manager. Of course we try our best to wait out the rain or work around it.
Evening weddings can go as late as 1:00 am. Afternoon weddings must be completed by 3:00 pm.
Overtime charges may apply, please speak with a Wedding Sales Manager for full details.
Of course!! Costs depend on your bar package. Please speak to your Wedding Sales Manager for specifics.
We allow up to 10 guests per table.
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.
We accept cash, personal check, most major credit cards, money orders and certified checks for your Georgia wedding. The final payment cannot be made with a personal check.
No, your deposit is credited towards your total wedding bill. It is not an additional fee. However, in the case of cancellation it is non-refundable.
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 $11,000.00 food and beverage minimum and you have 100 guests. The menu you selected is $110.00 per person. So 100 people times $110.00 equals $11,000.00 so the minimum has been met.
Should the event not be held at Lanier Islands or is canceled, you will be required to pay within thirty days after written notification to Lanier Islands of the cancellation, as follows:
0-14 days prior to event = Payment Owed is 100% of estimated revenue
15-90 days prior to event = Payment Owed is 75% of estimated revenue
90-179 days prior to event = Payment Owed is 50% of estimated revenue
180-269 days prior to event = Payment Owed is 25% of estimated revenue
270-364 days prior to event = Payment Owed is 10% of estimated revenue
365 or more days prior to event = No charge (except the non-refundable $1,000 deposit)
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 Sales Manager.
Yes. You will be invited to our Quarterly Wedding Showcase. At the showcase, you will be able to meet our preferred vendors and sample food from our menus.
We do not charge for your ceremony rehearsal space the day before the wedding. If the original ceremony space is not available for the rehearsal, we will provide an alternative.
Yes, a complimentary one night stay in a Legacy Lodge accommodation on the wedding night.
No, overnight rooms are not required to have your wedding at Lanier Islands. 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.
Our resort offers many activities for your guests. We offer golf, spa, boat rentals, ski equipment, fishing, tennis, walking and hiking trails, swimming pool, and a water park in the summer and snow park and holiday light show in the winter.
Social Distancing with a view! Book a Legacy LakeHouse and enjoy all the privacy and comforts of home plus a beautiful view. Each LakeHouse is its own two-bedroom, two bath unit, with a kitchen, living room, laundry and a deck with gas grill. Our LakeHouses provide plenty of outdoor, wooded space between you and your neighbor. Nestled in the woods with beautiful views of the lake and access to all that our beautiful islands have to offer.
Our most popular package is fun for the whole family with 4 water park tickets included!