Yarborough Mill

The history

Yarborough Mill is truly a magical place where very special memories are made.
If you desire an authentic, rustic outdoor wedding near Atlanta, search no more.

Established in 1849, Yarborough Mill is a privately owned historical property in a very unique setting. Once a working gristmill and thriving settlement at the turn of the century it has been transformed to a beautiful outdoor wedding venue. Its special blend of architecture, from the gristmill at waters edge, to the stately Victorian home on the hillside, is perfectly situated in a beautiful pastoral setting on the water, creating a stunning background for your outdoor wedding.

In 1998, the property was purchased and lovingly restored by the current owners to its original state. Their efforts to stay true to the original design is evident at every turn.

Built in 1885, the Queen Anne style Victorian home has a beautifully appointed bridal suite, ideal for pictures and getting ready. A separate groom’s cottage is also available. The Pavillion area by the water is the perfect setting to recite your vows, and afterwards, guests can proceed to the Mill for the reception. They will enjoy meandering the beautifully landscaped grounds which create a small village feel, as they walk by the old general store and barn, where mail was once delivered by horseback.

The Venue

Yarborough Mill is an indoor/outdoor venue and can accommodate up to 150 guests. Choose from our list of preferred catering partners who will ensure your event is perfection. A guest cottage is on site and sleeps 11. Just one hour north of Atlanta, and only 10 minutes from I-75, we are close to multiple hotels, some offering shuttle service, with outlet shopping and golf nearby. Pricing packages for Friday, Saturday or Sunday available upon request.  Site tours by appointment only.



The package

Yarborough Mill is an outdoor wedding venue in North Georgia (just one hour from Atlanta) and can accommodate up to 150 guests. Your choice of caterer from our list is encouraged but not required. Alcohol may be brought in. A guest cottage is on site and sleeps 11. We are located less than 10 minutes from I-75, convenient to both Atlanta and Chattanooga airports, with multiple hotel choices for your guests (some offering shuttle service), with outlet shopping and golf nearby. Pricing packages available upon request. Site tours by appointment only.

Here’s what’s included: 

Getting Ready

  • A beautiful Bridal suite to relax in Victorian splendor.
  • The Groom’s Cottage is the perfect place for the guys to get ready.
  • Greeters will meet your guests to direct parking and assemble them for the ceremony.
  • A golf cart is available to transport guests that require special assistance.
The Ceremony

  • Seating is provided at the Pavilion, a beautiful setting at waters edge to say your vows.
  • Wedding rehearsal time is included in the rental price.(Saturday only)
The Celebration

  • Use of Historic 1849 Yarborough Mill and other common areas on the grounds adjacent to the Mill will create a one of a kind setting for your reception.
  • Tables and chairs, set up and facility clean up are included.
  • The rustic and romantic Honeymoon Suite is the perfect end to your perfect day (Saturday only).

The Reviews

“Yarborough Mill has the most wonderful atmosphere…cannot imagine a more perfect spot to hold a wedding and reception.”
– Wendy F.

“This venue can’t be a more beautiful, peaceful and romantic place to marry the love of your life.”
– Laura H.

“Karen is absolutely the best!!! She doesn’t treat your wedding like just another day she is very responsive and so helpful!!! Our wedding was so beautiful and aside from the flowers we didn’t spend over 100 on our decorations. The place is perfect all on its own!!! It’s affordable and your money really does go a long way with this venue!!!”
– Haley

“Absolutely loved everything about this venue. Karen was amazing – all of my requests were accommodated! The property looked beautiful.”
– Izaura G.

“I highly recommend this venue for your wedding. The setting is breathtakingly beautiful and Karen’s helpful and calming presence made my daughter’s special day absolutely perfect. All of our guest raved and asked, “How did you find this place? It is awesome!” Don’t miss out on the perfect wedding venue! Come and enjoy Yarborough Mill for a memorable place to spend your wedding day.”
– Susan

“This venue is family owned and operated and absolutely gorgeous! It’s perfect if you are looking for a rustic venue near Atlanta, Georgia. It is located about 1 hour north of Atlanta and there are a variety of hotels nearby. This venue has a Mill, Barn, and old Victorian house located on a stream. The attic of the Barn has a gorgeous honeymoon suite that opens up to the scenic property. They allow you to bring your own caterer and alcohol and is great for a DIY bride. Our ceremony was outside by the stream and our reception was in the Mill. It was a perfect day and we are so happy that we choose Yarborough Mill. All of our guest loved it and complimented the beauty of the grounds.”
– Nadine

“What a breathtakingly beautiful place! We have looked high and low at venues and nothing compares.”
– Ellen D.

“Best wedding venue anywhere! It was the perfect place and the day for our son’s wedding in early August. We highly recommend it!”
– Juli U.


Nestled in the Great Valley of North Georgia, Yarborough Mill is located in Fairmount, just one hour north of Atlanta and only ten miles east of I-75 near Calhoun, within minutes of hotels, restaurants, golf and great outlet shopping. Tours of the property are by scheduled appointment only. Questions, comments, interested in booking the venue? We'd love to hear from you! Please click directly on the email link, call us, or fill out the form below and click Send in order to reach us and learn more.
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