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A Hay House Wedding in Macon, Ga.

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A Hay House Wedding in Macon, Ga.

While shopping for a wedding venue in 2012, my daughter told me that she had always dreamed of a Hay House Wedding.  She was born and raised in Macon so we have a great appreciation for the rich history and architecture the area is known for.

Hay House Macon, Ga.

My family has lived in the middle Georgia area for more than 45 years. We have driven past the Hay House a gazillion times and toured it during the Cherry Blossom Festival. The Hay House in Macon,Ga. was built from 1855 to 1859 in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. The house is furnished with period furniture from the Antebellum time. True to the deep south, Macon was founded during the Antebellum period. There is an abundance of history and culture to enjoy in this truly southern city. There couldn’t possibly be a better location for a southern wedding!

 We LOVE the great photo’s from Lindley’s Photography. Jared Lindley and his crew were wonderful to work with. They treated us like family. In fact, thankfully Jared helped me, the mother of the bride, to fasten the bustle on Tiffany’s wedding dress after the ceremony. I had no clue where to begin but he knew exactly how to do it!

Tiffany & Andy on steps of Hay House after the wedding

An evening wedding created beautiful photo opportunities.

Cake in stained glass window alcove Hay House Macon, GA.

Isn’t that stained glass window the perfect backdrop for any wedding cake? It is located in an alcove in the dining room.The Three tiered, elegant Peacock cake was created by Melissa Alden of Byron, Ga. I can attest to the fact that it tasted as good as it was beautiful.

Music Room Hay House Macon, Ga.
Music Room where the ceremony took place in front of the Ruth marble sculpture under that magnificent chandelier.

The ceremony took place under the chandelier in the Music Room.  There is a grand piano just to the right of the chandelier. Hidden from view in this photo is a sculpture of Ruth from the Bible. Ruth made the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony. After the ceremony ended, the guest enjoyed the photo booth in one of the parlor rooms and hors d’ oeuvres  in the beautiful and spacious hallway. The sliding pocket doors to the Music room were closed as it was  being transitioned into the reception and dancing area.

Dining Room Hay House  Macon, GA
Dining Room

This Dining table has many leaves with which to make it extremely large! You can purchase post cards and men’s neck ties in the gift shop with that floor pattern on it.

These last two photo’s, I snapped with my phone when we first toured the Hay House as a wedding venue.

Hay House Macon, Ga. Front entrance foyer
Front foyer Hay House Macon, Ga.

Notice those giant sized front doors! There are two parlors on either side of the hallway as you enter the house. Wedding guest enter through the front doors into this beautiful hallway. Vendors and members of the wedding party use the back entrance. The Bride and her Bridal party get dressed in one of the period furnished bedrooms upstairs on the third floor of this grand house.

Parlor Hay House Macon, Ga.
Hay House Macon, Ga. Parlor

Most of the furniture and furnishings remain during an event. There is no need to spend money on a lot of flowers which would be overshadowed by the beautiful furnishings. The furniture in the middle of the room was stored to convert this room into a reception area.

Don’t you agree that the Hay House is a marvelous place for an Antebellum southern wedding?

 

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16 Comments

  1. Hi Shirley. You know my love for weddings. Great post. What a beautiful setting for a wedding. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the pictures and information you are going to share. Do you think your daughter and hubby would be interested in being interviewed for my Bullet Proofing Your Marriage series?

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Regina. I know you do weddings professionally so that means a lot to me. I mentioned it to Tif. She will speak with Andy and they will get in touch with you.

  2. What a beautiful sight for a wedding! I love weddings (and planning them) and am looking forward to seeing more beautiful pictures of your beautiful daughter! I love middle GA, too! 🙂

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