10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Yarborough Mill
We are so excited about our beautiful fall weddings and our upcoming spring brides! To help understand Yarborough Mill a bit better, we’ve put together this helpful article answering the top 10 most asked questions and their answers about the venue. Read on to learn all about our historic venue!
1. What is Yarborough Mill?
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 into a beautiful outdoor wedding venue. Its special blend of architecture, from the gristmill at the water’s 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.
Learn more about our history: https://yarboroughmill.com/our-history/.
2. What is the maximum capacity for an event?
Yarborough Mill can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests.
3. Do you offer any all inclusive packages?
Yes! We offer 3 amazing all inclusive packages to choose from: The Southern Charm Wedding, The Victorian Charm Wedding, and The Victorian Elegance Wedding.
Enjoy the laid-back ease of an all-inclusive package inspired by a true southern tradition… barbeque! Chef-staffed interactive stations from City Barbeque are sure to wow your guests with a barbeque spread uniquely presented in cast iron Dutch ovens, with custom cake, DJ and wedding coordinator included so you and your family can enjoy your day to the fullest.
The down-home hospitality and delicious dishes from award winning catering team Big Girls Catering, with one of their carefully crafted southern dinner buffets with passed hors’d oeuvres that is sure to please everyone.
The Victorian Elegance Wedding
Dazzle your guests with a beautiful dinner presentation, and black-tie service with consistently one of the top 20 caterers in Atlanta.. need we say more? Your guests will applaud the 5-star service from Talk of the Town Catering!
4. How do I tour the venue?
We’d love to meet you! The easiest way to get in touch with us is to fill out our venue inquiry form on our website: https://yarboroughmill.com/contact-us/
Filling out this form will enter you into our system and make communication easy! We will work together to set up a tour time for you and your guests.
5. Do you have on-site overnight accommodations?
Yes! The Victorian Bridal Cottage also doubles as a 3-bedroom, 2-bath guest cottage which is perfect for the bridal party that wishes to stay together on site and begin getting ready early for the big day! This cottage sleeps 11 and is available to rent for your event.
For off-site accomodations, we are only 10 minutes from Interstate 75, exit 312 in Calhoun, where there are multiple hotels, many offering shuttle service when you reserve a block of rooms for your guests. We also have local taxi/ shuttle services on our vendor list.
6. Can I bring in my own alcohol?
Yes! Yes, you may bring in outside alcohol, a huge savings, but we do require a licensed bartender. All of our catering partners provide licensed bartenders or choose one from our vendor list.
7. Do most couples have their reception in the Mill?
Yes! Once a working gristmill, three-story Yarborough Mill was built in 1849, and is an expansive space with sweeping two-story ceilings and hand-hewn beams. A built-in stage, which once held the mill equipment, is ideal for your band, DJ or a head table for your bridal party. We provide tables and chairs for up to 150 guests and can set up both inside and around the outside of the Mill which lends itself to mingling and enjoying the breathtaking natural surroundings. View our gallery of the Mill: https://yarboroughmill.com/the-mill/
8. What is the history of the Mill?
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 into a beautiful open-air outdoor wedding venue. The Mill, where wheat and corn were ground into flour and cornmeal, is now used as the reception area. Although all of the original Mill equipment is long gone, the high ceilings, hand-hewn beams that span over 30 feet and old handwriting on the walls add to the authenticity and rustic feel.
The Mill was originally owned and built in 1849 by Percy Yarborough, a physician and pharmacist who practiced in nearby Adairsville, and in 1885, he added the Queen Ann style Victorian home. The original farmhouse which dates back to 1849 is now used as the Victorian Bridal Cottage. The barn, also built around that time, now houses The Groom’s Loft for the groom and his groomsmen to get ready, while the old general store is used as a catering prep area.
The barn, built in 1849, once the stop where mail was delivered on horseback, now houses the restrooms and the barn loft has been redesigned for the guys to relax, hang out and get ready.
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 are evident at every turn. The property has 75 acres, includes 11 structures, and boasts a picturesque stream through the middle of it all. Its special blend of architecture, from the gristmill at the water’s 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.
9. Do you provide tables and chairs?
Yes! We provide vintage wood chairs at the Pavilion for the ceremony and wood farmhouse cross back chairs for seating for the reception (typically held in the Mill). We also have 6ft rectangular banquet tables, 72” and 36” rounds for the reception. We provide custom set-up for each wedding, both indoors and outdoors.
10. What surrounds the venue? Will our event be private?
Yarborough Mill is completely surrounded by acres of our farm land and woods. The property consists of 75 acres, so your event will be totally private and protected from street noise, city noise, or passersby. It’s truly a magical space!
If you’re still looking for the perfect venue to have your ceremony and reception, contact us today at https://yarboroughmill.com/contact-us/. We offer venue-only and all-inclusive options, so there’s sure to be a package that fits your wedding day needs. We can also provide more recommendations for wedding planning essentials for your Georgia wedding.
Yarborough Mill is located in Fairmount, Georgia. Our North Georgia barn and farm wedding venue is so gorgeous, you have to come see it in person to really understand all of its natural beauty. Tours of the property are by scheduled appointments only. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with us!