Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I make an appointment to speak with the Callaway Gardens Wedding Sales Manager?

Due to the high volume of weddings we have throughout the year, we ask that you schedule an appointment to visit and speak with our Wedding Coordinator. Appointment may be scheduled five (5) business days (Monday-Friday) in advance. Please contact:

Wedding Sales Manager



Q: Do I need an outside wedding planner?

Yes. We only assist in booking the events, setup, and menu planning. A personal wedding planner will need to be hired if you’d like assistance with décor, direction, and contacting vendors.


Q: Will the Callaway Gardens Wedding Sales Manager be there on the day of my wedding?

A Callaway team member will be appointed to assist you up to two (2) hours prior to the event start time. The Wedding Sales Manager will notify you of the appointed team member five (5) days prior to your event. The appointed team member will ensure the building is accessible and in proper condition prior to your arrival as well as following the event, but will NOT help direct or set up your wedding.


Q: Can I bring my own catering?

No, we do not allow any outside catering. With a full-service kitchen and an acclaimed Executive Chef, we schedule tastings prior to the wedding to ensure your catering needs are met in every way.


Q: What is the alcohol policy at Callaway Resort & Gardens?

Callaway Resort & Gardens does not allow any alcohol to be brought onto the property. We do provide a hosted and cash bar option for wedding receptions.


Q: Can I bring in my own wedding cake?

Yes. We allow outside vendors to bring in wedding cakes, with a minimal cake cutting fee of $75.


Q: Do I receive a discount on rates for accommodations? What are the accommodations?

Yes, with ten (10) guaranteed rooms, we can provide a special rate for your wedding party and guests. Callaway Resort & Gardens offers the Lodge and Spa, Mountain Creek Inn, Cottages, and Villas and Vacation Homes for overnight guests.


Q: Are tents provided for outdoor venues?

Tents are always a great choice, but Callaway Resort & Gardens does not provide tents for outdoor events. Our suggested vendor is United Rentals, 706.327.1038.


Q: Are chairs, tables, linens, flatware, and dinnerware included for the reception?

Yes. Each location does include the above. The Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel is not available for receptions, so these items are not included at the Chapel.


Q: Is my own décor permitted?

Thanks to the natural beauty of Callaway Resort & Gardens and its surroundings, most brides find additional decorations are not necessary. However, additional decorations are permitted, within reason, on the inside of the Chapel and Callaway Discovery Center. The use of nails, staples or heavily gummed tape is not permitted. Decorations must be removed immediately following the ceremony. For assistance with décor, we suggest contacting Details of the Gardens at 706.663.9361.


Q: Will our guests have to pay to enter Callaway Resort & Gardens?

Wedding guests will be admitted to the Gardens at no charge on the day of the wedding, up to two (2) hours prior to the scheduled time of the wedding. If guests are staying at one of the accommodations on the property, they will have admission to the Gardens the day of check-in through the day of check-out.

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