Cotton Gin at Mill Creek  – Hiram

Located on Ga 92 –North is a dedicated wedding space, formerly a restaurant; the Cotton Gin at Mill Creek.  The entrance and parking are located in the back of the property. There is a nice patio space in the front with evening café lights and sparklers. When entering the Cotton Gin, the charm is striking. Each piece of interior décor fits the overall theme of homey comfort and rustic chic. The waterwheels onsite, although, they are not currently functional, give the site an old-world country feel.  One of the bars, area counter space, and the reception site are upstairs and face the road. The Cotton Gin can accommodate 200 seated guests upstairs and a corner area is reserved for a DJ. Cake can be poised on a fitting whiskey barrel nearby.   There is an overwhelming vision of wood, low slung beams, crystal chandeliers and other unique lighting in the space. Downstairs is the location of another bar and is devoted to the cocktail reception.  Space is tight, but there is an outside patio with a fire pit which can accommodate the overflow.

There are two ceremony sites; outside and inside. Currently, renovations are being done to the interior room, but images of it adorned are on the venue’s website.  Renovations should be completed by mid-January.

The outdoor ceremony space is grand and pastoral.  Located on gradually leveled grounds with a creek streaming in the background, the outside space is on the other side of the parking area. The area is very private and quiet and is quite stunning. There are three payment intervals. Prior to the last payment (30 days before event), there is a final consultation to make sure all systems are go.

The tastings are done onsite by their resident chef Karen. The Cotton Gin can do a seated or buffet style meal. Two of the hors d’oeuvres choices are “passed” by the servers in the downstairs area.  Chef Karen can do the cake, but outside vendors for the cake are welcome. However, the cake cutting is done by the CG personnel. There is a reduction of $500 on the meal if a buffet meal is chosen. Price points from 75 to 200 guests range from $9000 TO $22000. This event space can be booked  up to 2 years in advance, but the venue can work on a more abbreviated schedule

 

Highlights

  • 1 wedding a day
  • Bride has full access to site
  • Large changing areas for bride (upstairs) and groom (down
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Ceremony and reception in one location
  • Space is available all day
  • Charming rustic and shabby chic features
  • Have a dedicated wedding onsite wedding coordinator
  • Both upstairs and downstairs bar can be open at same time
  • Cash bar or open bar available
  • Minimal need for additional decor
  • Can provide linens in any color
  • Easy access on Hwy 92
  • Parking for up to 100 cars
  • Handicapped accessible

Less than highlights:

  • Currently no coat check
  • Cannot bring in outside caterer
  • Serves only wine and beer
  • Dance floor is a tight fit