At INOLA Blue Ridge, we go beyond standard packages to create special events that shine with freshness and innovation. The key to a grand happening is imagination. We do small intimate weddings and affairs of the heart as well as astounding, mind-blowing bashes unlike any you have attended. Make your mark in the social whirl with a signature INOLA event. Yes, we can do posh, that’s our standard. We can also lift your event to a new level using lush and innovative approaches. Surprise and impress your clients and loved ones with personal touches that express your unique world view.
Let us help you plan your custom event. The team at INOLA is open to your fresh new ideas. Sit down with us and be awed by the outcome.
Here are a few of the event possibilities at INOLA.
It’s your special day and you want a wedding that expresses your unique personality. Surprise your guests with elegance and luxury in a colonial setting distinctly superior to any wedding venue in Georgia. Whether you are married in the enchanting 1740s chapel or the Historic Wythe House’s Orchard Pavilion, your family and friends will be stunned by the beauty and charm of the setting. Colonial architecture is elegant setting off the couple and wedding party. INOLA is exceptional as a location for your remarkable celebration of your love.
Corporate Events and Holiday Gatherings
Surprise and impress your clients with personal touches that express your unique world view. Meet and exceed the world’s view of your business with a formal dinner or casual fun. The most decorous of events or casual employee party can happen as you want with our experienced planners and staff assisting you. Beyond efficient, we will guide you to developing a personal statement as part of your entertainment events that will, in your guest’s experience, bring clarity to what you represent.
Team Building, Corporate or Governmental
Utilizing activities on-site and in the area, we can design a team building retreat that your people will find amazing, memorable and that will build cohesiveness. Golf, spa time, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, fishing with a guide, horseback riding, all are possible. We even have a vendor that facilitates riding in a real British tank as well as smashing a car with the tank if you are of such a mind. By combining all our rental possibilities, we can accommodate all your team members for you event.
Possibilities abound for a unique twist for your organization’s fundraiser. Introduce our peacock George.. Possibly include a carriage ride. Patrons will want to stroll among the authentic Williamsburg buildings. Music can be contracted for either indoors or outdoors events. Such a distinctive location as INOLA in Blue Ridge, will attract guests and as a result raise your donation totals.
The Ultimate Birthday at any Age
Benchmarks in your life should be celebrated joyfully. Wow your guests with a location that exceeds their every expectation. Recently we hosted a surprise party for an Atlanta realtor. We managed to hide over forty cars to amaze the unknowing birthday girl. The special night was stunning with live music, dancing, fireworks and friends.
Recommitting to Your Love
Perhaps you’ve made it to 10, 25 or 50 years together and you want the world to know you’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. Maybe you want to reaffirm your commitment to each other after a rough period in your relationship. There’s no wrong reason to renew. The Hopewell Chapel is the perfect location for declaring your lasting love to the glow of candles and surrounded by friends and family. After, Wetherburn’s Tavern and Wythe House are available for a reception.
Over the Top in Luxury and Drama
Consider the unconventional as an adjunct to any of the above possibilities. You can arrive by helicopter, be greeted by our staff with champagne flutes, and perhaps roses for the lady. Then we will whisk you to the event in a horse and carriage. For more drama how about a high end or vintage sports car. There is no reason to be ordinary. At INOLA we make the extraordinary happen.
Amphitheater: Coming soon, plans for a 200-person amphitheater that we call “Chastain Park In the Mountains” with tables and candelabras and grass area seating for another 800+ persons. Weddings, concerts and plays will take place on the circular stage that will be partially on the lake with its magnificent backdrop of the 20’ waterfall. Our concert venue can hold up to 1500 and is located on the banks of our private lake. It faces the opposite side the bank which we are building a stream along with the waterfall that falls 20 feet into the lake. There will be a walking path and seating area behind it, making it perfect for a special outdoor event.
Movie and Films
Our historic main street is the only early to mid 1700’s proper buildings and street view in Georgia other than Savannah
The village is replete with replicas of Colonial Williamsburg VA homes, a church, stables, barns, gardens, a Tavern/Inn, Post Office and shops. The Colonial buildings are the most period perfect in the U.S. All trim, hardware, handmade windows and glass, floors, moldings, fireplaces and even each color, size and number of bricks for the façades were painstakingly re-created over a 10-year construction period.