The groom to be has it all worked out.
His family has booked the Wheeler House for the family Christmas party. The table is set in traditional red, green and gold. Candles glisten in their mercury votive holders on the table and on the mantle over the blazing fireplace.
The Romeo and Juliette balconies are decorated with boughs of cypress and pine and adorned with plaid burlap ribbons. As dinner is completed, pink champagne– the bride-to-be’s favorite– is poured table-side.
Even the candles flicker in anticipation as the groom to be stands to make a toast.
Upon his queue, a white scroll above the fireplace unrolls to reveal the words, WILL YOU MARRY ME?Now what? The first step in planning your wedding– selecting the perfect venue to make your dream day uniquely yours.The Holidays have become the most popular time for couples to get engaged followed by January through March as the most popular time to book a wedding venue. ”We book more event dates in the first three months of the year than at any other time” explains Debbie Ley, Event Liaison of The Wheeler House in Ball Ground, Georgia. “It seems to be a trend that gains momentum every year”.
The trend which appears to be gaining popularity is the North Georgia Mountains with Rustic & historic venues at the forefront. So many of these sites are abundant in natural beauty that little is needed to create that fairytale wedding.
Located at the cusp of Cherokee & Pickens Counties, The Wheeler House offers proximity to Atlanta and the North Georgia Mountains just off Hwy 575. The Historic home offers vintage charm while the newly resurrected barn offers guests an elegant rustic setting. Notwithstanding the pergola which seats up to 200 guests and can be adorned with flowing drapes & hanging chandeliers. Old church pews along with hanging vintage windows and frames set the ceremony back drop against established trees and pines.
The Wheeler House encompasses true southern charm with its meaningfully preserved, yet restored grounds and house. As couples are welcome to use the beautiful historic home, outdoor draped ceremony arbor and majestic barn, The Wheeler House is one of the most unique venues in North Georgia. Offering the best of both worlds, soon-to-be-newlyweds can choose to host their event in the arbor, or opt for a rustic or glam ceremony in the barn. With either option, the entire property can be used so that each wedding is unique and its own. The bride and her bridesmaids have use of the beautifully appointed home, with optional early arrival including brunch and mimosas. And, with the addition of the barn comes a handsome grooms suite with big screen TV and man cave-friendly décor. Guests can enjoy cocktail hour in the house after the ceremony, dinner is served in the draped and chandelier-lit barn, and then out to the patio under the string lights and more chandeliers for dancing. The possibilities here are endless!
The only thing missing now would be really great food. No worries there. The Wheeler House has recently contracted with Madeline’s Café & Bakery & Coast 2 Coast Catering in Jasper to be their exclusive caterer. The new Madeline’s Coast 2 Coast– specializing in Catering, events and florals will offer their already popular dishes, customized menus, exquisite flowers and elaborate décor.
But this venue is not just for weddings. It’s perfect for any type gathering or special event – bridal teas, baby showers, luncheons, wine tastings, birthday celebrations, corporate events and especially holiday parties.
With all that we have to offer– The Wheeler might just be the perfect venue for you!
The Wheeler House
510 Gilmer Ferry Road Ball Ground, GA 3-1-7
770. 402. 1686
Nina Parker Photography
770. 330. 5414