In today’s Atlanta Wedding Venue Highlight, we’re sharing about The Barn at Tatum Acres. The Barn at Tatum Acres is a North Georgia wedding venue, located about 45 minutes north of Atlanta. For city brides looking for a beautiful escape for their destination wedding weekend right in Atlanta’s backyard, this venue is a stunning choice – and it has just been updated for 2018 brides! We’re sharing more details about the barn’s updates, fun additions such as a partnership with The Perfect Palette + more below. Cheers!
– The Chancey Charm Team
The Barn at Tatum Acres
Wedding Venue Location
Jasper, Georgia – about 45 minutes north of Atlanta. On a clear night, you can actually see Atlanta’s skyline glimmering in the distance!
When did you open?
Why did you decide to open your venue?
The owners of The Barn at Tatum Acres, Doug and Lynda Tatum, lived in the area and always dreamed of owning a scenic piece of land in the North Georgia Mountains for their kids and future grandkids. When they saw the 75 acre property was up for sale, they jumped at the opportunity! They lovingly joke that the story of Tatum Acres began with a $1 bill, a handshake and a napkin as the Tatums instantly fell in love with the land after visiting with the owner. In good faith, Doug jotted down a “contract” on a napkin, handed him a dollar and they shook hands to make it official. That was just the beginning!
Lynda had a hand in the design and construction of the cottage, barn and other amenities on the property, using her interior design skills to create a barn wedding venue that was both beautiful and practical for all types of events. The Barn at Tatum Acres had been the gathering place for many special celebrations for the Tatums, which lead them to open their doors to couples and host weddings.
This year, the barn has gotten quite the makeover! The red barn was painted a beautiful wedding white, sliding barn doors have been added to both sides of the building so that the surrounding mountain views can be enjoyed even while inside, among other updates that our 2017 and 2018 brides love.
How many people does your venue hold for an event?
The Barn at Tatum Acres can accommodate 150 for 100% reception seating, or up to 200 for a cocktail-style reception.
What makes your venue unique?
The Barn at Tatum Acres serves as a destination wedding venue – close to home being only 45 minutes from Atlanta! The barn features three bedrooms (perfect for overnight stays and getting wedding day ready), two full bathrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen. Nearby lodging in the North Georgia Mountains is also available with shuttle services, making it a fun weekend getaway for guests. When it comes to the venue itself, couples love that off each side of the barn, there is even more to enjoy. The main entrance door leads to a large open space with a fire pit, perfect for an outdoor dance floor overlooking the mountains. Next to that is a covered sitting porch with an outdoor fireplace and additional seating that flows into the barn. The other space is identical, but features a large stone smoker for cooking barbecue. The final door leads into the barn’s stables, which is the main space and is used for upscale dining under the glimmer of string lights.
Photography: Lauren Rae Photography
Another thing that makes us unique: we’ve teamed up with The Perfect Palette to offer brides styled wedding packages. With four different wedding looks to choose from, planning a unique wedding has never been so easy. From there, brides can tie in even more personalization + special details that reflect their individual love story. Learn more on our website!
Best piece of planning advice to a new bride
Your wedding is going to be one of the best days of your life, so consider prolonging the experience by turning your wedding day into a wedding weekend with a destination wedding! Rather than your typical 5-hour event, plan out a weekend of festivities to celebrate this most special time in a big way. From an on-site rehearsal dinner, overnight accommodations for the bridal party and guests, a ceremony and reception to remember, plus all the activities that come with a destination wedding, we can help you host an epic wedding weekend – right in Atlanta’s backyard.
What’s your ideal couple like?
We love working with laid-back couples who are ready to relax and enjoy their wedding weekend in a beautiful, stress-free environment! If lawn games and watching stunning sunsets in the spring + summer and cozying up by the fire during the fall + winter are things you love, you’ll love The Barn at Tatum Acres!