Pre-Wedding Events

From formal rehearsal dinners to beachside seafood boils to bridal tea parties, we can arrange a special event that will be rivaled only by the big day itself. Click on the following options to view details on our unique pre-wedding functions:

ENCHANTED GARDEN REHEARSAL DINNER

LOW COUNTRY BOIL REHEARSAL DINNER

ROCKIN' ROBIN'S RETRO REHEARSAL DINNER

SUNSET LUAU REHEARSAL DINNER

MOONLIGHT KISS REHEARSAL DINNER

LIPSTICK & BOWTIES REHEARSAL DINNER

BRIDAL LUNCHEONS

ENCHANTED GARDEN REHEARSAL DINNER
Our Enchanted Garden Rehearsal Dinner is comfortably located in Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden. The Vegetable Garden has a whimsical and enchanted feel that makes for an intimate night with your loved ones. Minimum 35 guests/ maximum 75 guests. Available March-October.

Entrée Choices
Tenderloin of Beef and Grilled Salmon with Tomato Beurre’ Blanc, Green Onion Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Brown Sauce and Chef’s Selection of Locally Grown Vegetables
OR
Chicken Saltimbocca stuffed with Prosciutto Ham, Provolone Cheese, Chef’s Selection of Locally Grown Vegetables, Horseradish Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Natural Pan
 
Salad Choices
Boston Bibb, Red Oak, Frisee, Lettuce with Gorgonzola Cheese, Spiced Pecans, Bourbon Peach Dressing
OR
Fresh Harvested Greens with Tomatoes, Cucumber, Shredded Carrot, Muscadine Vinaigrette, Ranch Dressing
 
Appetizer Choices (Select 2)
Miniature Crab Cakes with Chipotle Aioli 
Cozy Shrimp with Mango Salsa 
Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Fruity Curry Sauce
Spicy Tuna Tartar on a Wonton with Red Pepper Sauce 
Herbed Goat Cheese on Potato Cake with Muscadine Jelly
 
Dessert Choices (Select 2)
Red Velvet Cake
Chocolate Cake      
Cheesecake
Sweet Potato Pie 
Key Lime Pie
 
Select Teas
 

LOW COUNTRY BOIL REHEARSAL DINNER
Our Low Country Boil Rehearsal dinner is located at the Robin Lake Beach Ski Pavilion. This location includes volleyball nets on the sand and a dance floor, making for a casual, fun and relaxing occasion. Minimum 35 guests/ maximum 100 guests. Available March-October.

The Big Easy Buffet
Cut Romaine Hearts with Sweet Ham and Caramelized Onion in Scallion Vinaigrette
Arcadian Green Salad
Seafood Boil: Shrimp, Crayfish and Andoulie Sausage in a Spiced Broth, with Baby Red-Skinned Potatoes, Corn on the Cobb, Cocktail Sauce and Drawn Butter
Quartered Roasted Chicken
Banana Pudding
Key Lime Pie
Freshly Baked Rolls
Cornbread
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee
Select Teas
 
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Display
Seasonal Fruits, Honey Yogurt Sauce 
 
Callaway Shrimp and Speckled Hearts Grits Station
Fresh Sautéed Shrimp, White Wine, Peppers and Onions, Cajun Cream Sauce

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ROCKIN' ROBIN'S RETRO REHEARSAL DINNER

The Rockin’ Robin’s Retro Rehearsal dinner takes place in the 1950s-style Rockin’ Robin’s Malt Shop and Pizzeria. This is an event at which you can show up out of character and let loose. We encourage full retro costume wear to really get in the groove and feel funky! Minimum 35 guests/ maximum 65 guests. Available year-round.
 
Rockin’ Robbins Barbecue Dinner 
Marinated Cucumber and Red Onion Salad
Mustard Potato Salad
Creamy Cole Slaw
Barbecue Beef Brisket
Grilled Ribs
Bone-in Barbecue Chicken
Baked Beans
Buttered Corn on the Cobb
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Butter
Freshly Baked Rolls
Cornbread
Cobbler, Pie and Brownies
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee
Select Teas
 
Mr. Cason’s Fresh Grilled Market Display
Grilled Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Roasted Red Bell Pepper, Mushrooms and Asparagus

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SUNSET LUAU REHEARSAL DINNER

Our Sunset Luau Rehearsal Dinner is located at the Boathouse Lawn. With sunset views over Mountain Creek Lake, this event offers romantic and elegant atmosphere in an inspired setting. Minimum 35 guests/ maximum 75 guests. Available February-October.
 
Sunset Luau Buffet
Tossed Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette
Cucumber, Tomato, Onion Salad
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Display
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Tilapia with Mango Salsa
Caribbean Rice served with cilantro
Vegetable Medley
Bread
Key Lime Pie
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee
Select Teas
 
Antipasto Display
Genoa Salami, Capicola, Mortadella, Provolone Cheese, Aged Parmesan Cheese, Baby Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Grilled Vegetables, Olives, Pepperoncini, Lavosh, Focaccia Bread

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MOONLIGHT KISS REHEARSAL DINNER
Our Moonlight Kiss Rehearsal Dinner takes place on the Gardens Restaurant Lawn, overlooking Mountain Creek Lake. This romantic dinner really captures the heart of Callaway Gardens! Minimum 35 guests/ maximum 65 guests. Available March-October. 

Entrée Choices
Roasted Herb Chicken with Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Brown Gravy and Local Greens
OR
Pan Roasted Tilapia with Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes and Tomato Shallot Caper Reduction
 
Salad Choices
Hearts of Romaine Traditional Caesar Style, with Shaved Parmesan Cheese, Croutons, Caesar Dressing
OR
Fresh Harvested Greens with Tomatoes, Cucumber, Shredded Carrot, Muscadine Vinaigrette, Ranch Dressing
 
Appetizers (Select 2)
Brie En Croute with Raspberry 
Scallops Wrapped in Bacon 
Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet and Sour Sauce
Baby Lamb Chops 
Mini Beef Wellington
Thai Peanut Chicken Satay
 
Desserts (Select 2)
Red Velvet Cake
Chocolate Cake      
Cheesecake
Sweet Potato Pie 
Key Lime Pie

LIPSTICK & BOWTIES REHEARSAL DINNER
Our Lipstick & Bowties Rehearsal Dinner is a glamorous affair located in the Mountain Creek Inn Ballroom. In keeping with the elegant nature of this event, we encourage formal wear. Minimum 50 guests/ maximum 200 guests. Available year-round.

Soup
Tomato Basil
 
Appetizer
Pan-Seared Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Roasted Cream Sauce and Jalapeno Chow Chow
 
Entrée
10-Ounce Grilled New York Strip Steak & Shrimp with Twice Baked Potatoes, Chef’s Selection of  Locally-Grown Vegetables, Red Onion Marmalade with Au Jus
 
Dessert
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate-covered Strawberries
Petit Fours
Miniature Éclair
Lemon Bars
Assorted Fruit Tarts
Mini Cheesecake

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BRIDAL LUNCHEONS

Butterfly Garden Tea Party
Our Butterfly Garden Tea Party is located in the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. This elegant party is a time to be appreciated by your loved ones and wished well for your journey. After a sassy and chic luncheon, your guests can tour our award-winning butterfly conservatory.
Minimum 30 guests/ maximum 50 guests. Available year-round, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Butterfly Garden Tea Party Buffet
Egg Salad Sandwiches with Sweet Paprika
Cucumber Sandwiches with Dill Cream
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Lemon Squares
Scones with Muscadine Jam
Raspberry Squares
Petit Fors
Mini Cookies
Chocolate Mousse Tarts
Pound Cake with Lemon Curd
Assorted Jams
Choice of: Darjeeling Tea, Earl Grey Tea, English Tea, served with Lemon and Milk

 

Pink Martini Night
Pink Martini Night is located at our Cottage Pool House. The night before your dreams come true, enjoy a ladies night with your girlfriends and indulge in harmonious fun and laughter. With Pink Martinis and desserts, Pink Martini Night is an evening to remember.
Minimum 30 guests/ maximum 50 guests.Available March, April, May, August and September, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
 
Pink Martini Dessert Bar
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate-covered Strawberries
Petit Fours
Miniature Éclairs
Lemon Bars
Assorted Fruit Tarts
Mini Cheesecake
Pink Martinis
 

GROOM'S DAY EVENTS

Golf & Cigars Luncheon
Golf & Cigars Luncheon is located at our Mountain View Golf Clubhouse. Enjoy a luncheon and a round of golf with your groomsmen before your big day. With two amazing golf courses to choose from – Mountain View and Lake View – you are destined to have a relaxing day with the guys.
Minimum 10 guests. Available year-round.
 
Glow In the Dark Golf Party
The Glow in the Dark Golf Party takes place on the Mountain View or Lake View Golf Courses, where you can enjoy spending time with your groomsmen and a fun round of golf with lighted balls.  A delicious dinner at Champions Grille, located in the Mountain View Golf Clubhouse, follows.
Minimum 10 guests. Available year-round.
 
TreeTop Adventure
Treat your groomsmen and friends to an adrenaline rush on TreeTop Adventure, a dizzying course of zip lines and other high-flying challenges deftly woven into the natural forest behind the Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center. TreeTop Adventure traverses nearly 3,000 feet horizontally and soars up to 70 feet above the forest floor, with 10 zip lines ranging from 44 to 700 feet long.
Available year-round.
 
Fishing and Boating
Among the many wonderful activities you can enjoy at Callaway Gardens is some of the best fishing in Georgia and the United States. Enormous bream and shell crackers make our lakes famous. For equipment and attire, visit Kingfisher Outfitters to get everything you need for your day on the water.
CLICK HERE for details on boat rentals, guided fishing excursions and instruction from our expert staff.
 

Please Note
Rehearsal dinner menus may not be substituted by wedding reception menus. However, we will be happy to help you customize a rehearsal dinner menu.
All rehearsal dinners are contingent upon venue availability.
Each venue has a rental fee which is separate from the food cost.
Each location includes chairs, tables and linens, flatware and dinnerware. Typically décor is not included. Some rehearsal dinners include décor contingent upon date.
We are unable to provide tents for outdoor functions. We encourage brides to contact Pam Edwards of United Rentals at 706.327.1038 to order tents. 
Entertainment is not included.