Explore North Georgia
Just an hour north of Atlanta, historic Dahlonega is a welcome respite, offering a bounty of natural beauty and history, with great shops and restaurants, entertainment, recreation, and the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.
The site of our country's first gold rush and home of The University of North Georgia, founded in 1871, generations of young people have flocked to the hills of North Georgia to seek fortune and wisdom.
"There's gold in them thar hills!" Dr. M. F. Stephenson famously declared in 1849 as he stood on our court house steps, trying to persuade miners not to leave for the gold rush in California. There is gold in these hills, though not as much ofthe mineral that so many once sought. Every fall, beginning in early October and lasting through early November, the world literally seems to glow with the spectacular changing of the leaves.
Today the hills are home to the fabulous vineyards of the Georgia Wine Trail, world-class golf courses, hiking and recreation areas, and a thriving arts and craft community. Speak with your wedding consultants about scheduling a shuttle tour for your wedding party!