The Juliette Chapel is a lovely wedding and events venue in beautiful Dahlonega, GA. It is the perfect setting for for intimate weddings and events. If you love the great outdoors, you'll appreciate our rustic, yet elegant facilities that celebrate simplicity and the beauty of nature all around. The venue is a DIY facility that is rented by the day and is appropriate for small events of up to 70 seated guests. We also offer an all inclusive option if you prefer not to arrange the details and vendors yourself.
Juliette Chapel provides you the perfect backdrop for your special occasion. Our lovely chapel is full of windows and light that frame the surrounding forest.
Our reception facility has a kitchen, dressing room and event space that flows into the great outdoors. This space is perfect for wedding receptions, cocktail parties, anniversary and birthday parties, family reunions, corporate retreats and just about anything you can think of.
Daily Venue Rental Fees
Saturdays - $2,200 10 AM - midnight
Sundays & Fridays - $1,800 10 AM - midnight
Monday-Thursday - $1,200 10 AM - midnight
Chapel ceremony only - $500 - 4 hours, $400 - 3 hours, $300 - 2 hours (Monday - Thursday only & no food event permitted)
Reception Building Only - $800 - 6 hours (Monday - Thursday only)
Holidays - $2,200 (Christmas, NYE)
A $600 deposit is required to hold a Friday, Saturday or Sunday date and $400 for a weekday and $200 for a chapel weekday rental. This deposit is not refundable after 7 days of booking your event. The balance is due one month prior to your event.
***January - March winter discount of $200 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday rentals.
***All fees are for DIY rental of the facility and you can bring in vendors of your choosing (except for the all inclusive weekday packages where vendors will be arranged on your behalf)
Chapel seating for 70
Reception seating for 70
Bride's dressing room with private bath
Outdoor patio space with outdoor bar, café lights under covered pergola and 3 wine barrels
Audio system in reception, portable speaker for chapel
Tables and vintage wood folding chairs
Coordination & Planning
$675 Flat Rate
Post Event Clean Up
$100 Flat Rate
If you prefer to not worry about cleaning up, taking decorations down or removing trash at the end of your event, we can help.
$100 per hour
If you need to arrive earlier than 10:00 AM, you can pay an hourly fee to do so, up to 2 hours.
Rehearsals/Early Set Up
$100 per hour
If you would like to rehearse on site or if you want to come the day before your wedding to set up your decorations, you can pay an hourly fee to do so. This can be scheduled as the calendar allows (only available Mondays - Wednesdays and remaining days can only be booked two weeks prior to event date, if available).
Rent a variety of items to complete your day including; tent, café lighting, patio heaters, floral backdrop and a wooden cross. Details and photos provided HERE.
Wine - A CAUSE for Celebration
Give back gracefully by serving ONEHOPE Wine at your event. In addition to the charitable donation built into every one of our bottles, ONEHOPE will donate an additional 10% to the cause of your choice. Sparkling, beautiful, customizable bottles for your event available. To learn more, contact Amy Gay at 248-890-1778 or visit ONEHOPE Wine.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we fit more than 70 guests?
The fire department set the guest limit based upon square footage and bathroom accommodations. We have one toilet in each of the three restrooms on site and the parking lot holds about 35 cars. That said, depending on your table arrangement, you can get 86 or so seated inside. The more guests over 70, the less comfortable you might be.
Are tables and chairs included?
YES, there are 10 round tables (60") that seat 8 and 12 six foot rectangular tables (72" x 30") that also seat 8, for your indoor/outdoor use. There is also a 34 inch square cake table, a 5 ft rectangular sweetheart table, one 32 inch round table, and 6 bar height, 32 inch round cocktail tables for your use. You can visit Allseated.com to plan your table arrangement in the reception space. The attached document contains some typical table arrangements.
Are table linens included?
NO. Linens will not be provided. This is a great tool to determine what size linens you will need: linentablecloth.com
Also, tableclothfactory is a great site for affordable linens.
Is there and attendant or coordinator available on site during our event?
Planners and Coordinators are listed in our Vendor pages under Planning.
How many benches are in the chapel and how many people do they seat?
There are 16 benches in the chapel that seat 4 or 5 people each.
How many people will the chapel and reception facility hold?
The chapel and reception building will hold 70 seated guests.
Must I use your specific vendors?
NO, you are welcome to use whatever vendors you choose, however, Bella Events By Dezine has provided package options for use at our facility to simplify your planning. You can also visit www.dahlonega.org for help in finding lodging and other local services. Please visit my Vendor page for local options.
Can I bring in my own food?
YES, you can bring your own food.
Is alcohol allowed?
YES, but, you or whomever you hire, is responsible for it. No one under 21 years of age should consume alcohol on the property.
What time will we have access to the facility?
Access to the facility is from 10:00 AM until 12:00 AM. If you need to come earlier than that, there is a $100/hr fee to do so, up to 2 hours.
Can we have a rehearsal at the Chapel?
We recommend you rehearse the day of your event. You can easily rehearse your ceremony from any location (your home or yard) and you need not be on site to do so. If you still want to rehearse on site, there is a $100 fee per hour to be scheduled Monday - Wednesday only (3 hour minimum on Thursdays), or on any open date within one month of your event. We hate to nickel and dime you, but rehearsals require that we clean afterward and there are additional utilities expenses. No food is allowed at the rehearsal walk through, nor use of the kitchen/reception space. If you'd like to have a full rehearsal and dinner, you will need to reserve the day to do so.
Is there a discount for booking more than one day?
YES, I provide a $200 discount off the total fee if you want to have a rehearsal dinner the day before your wedding. Many brides want to decorate, rehearse and have dinner at the site the day before. The same discount applies to anyone renting the facility for more than one day for any event.
Do we need to clean the buildings after our event?
YES. We ask that you remove all your trash to the dumpster on site and remove all of your belongings. If you use the kitchen, please wipe down the counters and appliances and leave them in the condition you found them. If there are excessive spills or messes, there are cleaning supplies in the kitchen pantry for your use. If any furniture was moved outside, you will need to move it back inside. You will need to adjust the temperature, turn out the lights and lock the doors. We do provide a Clean Up Service if you prefer to have someone take care of these things for you.
How do I reserve a date?
If you decide to use the Juliette Chapel for your event, you will need to pay a deposit to hold your date. The deposit is applied to the final balance which is due one month prior to your event. A credit card is required to reserve the facility. You can use this FORM to inquire about booking a date.
How many cars will fit in your parking lot?
The parking lot can hold 30-35 cars. It's a gravel lot with free form parking, so if you have a larger group, you may want to consider carpooling, where possible. Dahlonega has several transportation companies that can bus your group in, as well. Refer to the Dahlonega Chamber of Commerce site for help in finding providers.
Do you have measurements of the spaces?
The chapel is 40 feet long and 20 feet wide. The back chapel window is 8 feet tall by 4 feet wide. The reception space is 50 feet long by 19 feet wide.
Where can we dance?
Depending on your guest count, season and weather you can dance inside or outside on the patio or on the lawn. If you are at maximum guests and wish to dance inside, you need only move a table or two out after dinner to create space for dancing.
Is smoking allowed inside the buildings?
NO, please no smoking inside. There are cigarette receptacles outside for you and your guests.
Can we set up a tent in the yard or hang additional lighting?
YES, however, we ask that you stake the tent in the bedding areas, where possible, to keep from damaging the sod. Use existing hooks to hang outdoor lighting. Foxfire Rentals offers both a tent and café lighting services.
Can we have a wedding outside?
YES, we have an arbor in the yard and 100 wood folding chairs that can be used inside or out. Please do not move the chapel benches outside!
Can we use the tables outside?
YES, the tables can be set up outside. Please bring all furniture back inside before you leave.
Can the chapel benches be used outside for a ceremony?
NO, please use the folding chairs The chapel benches are very heavy and could be damaged if dropped and moved about. They also have felt pads on the feet that will be ruined outside.
Is there lodging nearby?
YES, The Limelight Inn is right next door. There are also many options from cabins to hotels in the local area. Please refer to the Dahlonega Chamber of Commerce site for a comprehensive list of places to stay.
Are candles allowed?
You can use candles as long as they are completely enclosed inside a container to eliminate any possibility of wax spills and fire hazards. We recommend using battery operated candles.
Are flower petals allowed?
YES, but only if you have them swept out prior to your departure. They tend to crush into the wood floors and can be very difficult to remove and can damage the wood floors.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check or charge.
Any do's and don'ts?
No birdseed, rice, confetti, beads, fake flower petals or silly spray please. These things are very difficult or impossible to clean from the exterior and birdseed creates weeds. We suggest you use bubbles or sparklers as an alternative.
What are we required to sign in the contract?
An example of the contract is provided here. Juliette Chapel Event Contract
Can I hang decorations on the walls?
YES, however, please use the existing nails. No permanent holes should be created in the walls or floors. If you must hang things, please use command hooks and only apply them to the window or door moulding - NOT ON THE WALL! These hooks tend to rip sections of paint from the walls.
What supplies are on site?
We will provide trash bags in all garbage cans with some extras in the pantry. We also supply 2 rolls of paper towels, sponge, dish soap, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and hand soap. You will find brooms, dustpans and mops in the pantry in the kitchen.
Do you allow same sex marriages?
YES, absolutely! We welcome all couples.
What is the size of the window at the far end of the chapel?
8 ft tall by 4 ft wide
Can we come earlier than 10 AM?
YES, however there is a $100 fee per hour to do so, with a two hour maximum.
Can we have a firepit?
YES, you can have a firepit, but please do not place it on the sod. It kills the grass. You can place it on the concrete and if you are going to dispose of the ashes on site, make sure the fire is completely extinguished and dump at least 200 ft away from the buildings and landscaping.
Can we have our dog in the buildings or part of our ceremony?
YES, all well behaved dogs are welcome. If they have any accidents, please clean up after them promptly.
Do you have a place where we can collaborate with past and present couples?
YES, please visit or Facebook Collaboration site to communicate with other couples that are planning their wedding and others that may have items to sell.
Do you have any instructions or guidelines for using the venue?
YES, please review the attached documents for detailed rules and information about using the venue.