Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center

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Ceremonies and receptions make a unique statement in the Discovery Center. The open designs, lofty ceilings, wrap around deck and expansive view of Mountain Creek Lake form the backdrop for a grand celebration on your special day.

Plan Your Wedding

Outdoor Bridge Ceremony: 150
Indoor Ceremony Only: 200

Indoor Reception: 200

Indoor Ceremony & Reception: 100


  • Gardens Admission: 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.
  • Rice, birdseed, and sparklers may not be used because of the harm they cause wildlife and natural resources. The release of butterflies or any other living thing is not permitted, per Callaway Resort & Gardens’ agreement with the Department of Agriculture. Bubbles are permitted outdoors.
  • All existing features, including signage, in the Callaway Discovery Center, must remain in place.
  • Set up time begins at 12:00pm day of event.
  • Events may not start before the Gardens close to the public (5:00pm in Fall/Winter, 6:00pm in Spring/Summer).  Events must conclude by midnight.
  • To flip the space from an indoor ceremony to an indoor reception requires an additional resetting fee.  This fee will not be applied if the space is needed for weather backup.
  • Additional time restrictions may apply during Fantasy In Lights.
  • Seasonal decor is included in the rental of the Discovery Center from late November to early January.  These displays may limit the seating capacities this time of year.
  • The Discovery Center may be secured as a reception venue for those who wish to have their ceremony in another area of the Gardens such as the Chapel or Gardens Restaurant Lawn.

James + Kristi // Callaway Gardens Wedding Highlights from CreatiVideos on Vimeo.

A four-season venue featuring large picture windows overlooking the lake and landscaping, the Discovery Center is an ideal choice any time of year.


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