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From the entrance down the pebble road, to the beautiful greenery surrounding each building on the property it is absolutely stunning.
If you are ever in the Blue Ridge area and have the time to view the beautiful grounds of INOLA you should. From the entrance down the pebble road, to the beautiful greenery surrounding each building on the property it is absolutely stunning. We had the privilege of having our wedding there on good Friday this year. We booked the all inclusive package because we both work out of town and the package offered all of the things that would be harder to get done being 1100 miles away. Susie and Rick, the owners of INOLA and Ivy Ferguson (Wedding Coordinator) were so helpful throughout the entire planning process. They were always very responsive and went above and beyond to make our weekend magical. They even checked in with us when we didn’t have questions. They opened up their entire home and property to us and allowed us and our guest to hangout and have fun the entire weekend without feeling like we were invading there space, which made it even more enjoyable. I cannot say enough about how beautiful this property is, we are truly thankful for them and all of the staff that made our wedding an unforgettable once in a lifetime dream that became an enchanting and unforgettable reality!
Beautiful Venue, Cost Effective, Outstanding Service
Firstly, Susie, the properly owner, provides outstanding customer service. She’s personable, easy to reach, and responsive via text, email, or phone. She made it so easy to coordinate the wedding and answer any questions. We made multiple updates to our wedding package and she did a great job staying on top of it.
This is a property with multiple options for your wedding weekend. The landscape is kept well, the scenery is beautiful, and the space feels very private. The tavern was used for our rehearsal dinner (50 people). There was plenty of kitchen space and seating. We really enjoyed the patio and yard for games! Bridal party stayed in the recently renovated Wythe Estate. The rooms are gorgeous, fun, and cozy! It was the perfect place to stay with my bridal party. If you’re the bride, stay in the room with the window that overlooks the formal garden. The morning video is breathtaking. The formal garden seats were provided by the venue. Even though we had 150-160 attend our wedding, the space felt so spacious that the wedding felt like a smaller intimate one. The garden was converted to a cocktail hour space that extended into the apple orchard. People checked out the lake too. The white tent is huge and spacious. They recently redid their floor which is really nice. The lighting was provided and the space again, felt spacious! At night, the gardens/outdoor space were beautifully lit. It was an absolutely gorgeous venue that everyone loved.
P.S. don’t waste your time looking for a cheaper place for your rehearsal dinner. INOLA’s price can’t be beat. Blue ridge restaurants charge a LOT for renting out space.
You made planning a destination wedding easy
I wanted to thank you again for the amazing wedding of Alyssa and Josh. Every detail was perfect! The venue is beautiful, and you and your husband are such gracious hosts. You made planning a destination wedding much easier than we could ever have imagined. Thank you again. Look forward to stopping by on our next visit.
Amazing and unique venue!
I don’t know where to start! INOLA Blue Ridge is a one of a kind venue. The buildings are exquisite replicas from colonial Williamsburg which makes you feel like you have traveled in time. Located 5 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, GA and 3 miles from the beautiful lake Blue Ridge, this great resort town has so much to offer your guests. The venue staff is very hands on and extremely accommodating. INOLA Blue Ridge has multiple cottages on property which is very convenient for the bridal party to stay on site! You will not go wrong if you book this venue. Your guests will be blown away!
Fall Wedding at INOLA Blue Ridge
We were very pleased to have our daughter’s wedding reception at INOLA. The grounds are so beautiful with an Old Williamsburg feel, not to mention you have such a variety of gorgeous natural backdrops for the phots, and they turned out amazing. The Owners & Staff at Inola were very professional and hands on for the entire evening. Drinks were served in the garden, then we moved in to the Tent area for dinning & dancing which was perfect for our guest to social distance and be safe. I can’t say enough about Ivy Ferguson (wedding Planner) who did an outstanding job of decorating and making Katy & Gregg’s wedding reception so beautiful.
Thank you Inola!!
My sisters wedding was spectacular, magical and beyond beautiful.
First the venue itself, there’s nothing like it. If you go you will want to stay all day to experience the magic. The history is rich, and although it’s right off the highway you will feel like you have went back in time to a magical place. There’s a tavern, village, 100 fireplaces, white chapel, brick mansion, English garden, countless cottages, lake, waterfalls, horse carriage…. it’s a photographers dream. I have no doubt this place will be the top place to wed in the south before long.
At my sisters wedding last November the guests all said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to. The cigar bar that’s located in a welders building was the biggest hit. Something for the guys and they made the most awesome memories.
Rick and Susie have the biggest hearts and can accomplish great tasks in days. Every event I have seen at INOLA has been memorable.
Best Venue Ever!!
We couldn’t have dreamt of a better venue for our wedding!! The grounds are beautiful and the owners were so helpful and kind. Truly a one of a kind place!
Amazing venue with tons of options
INOLA is beautiful and they do an amazing job helping complete the image you are tryin to achieve for your special day. I would highly recommend them.
Amazing, it was perfect from start to finish!
Working with Susie and Rick and Lori and everyone there is a wonderful experience! It’s an incredible venue with so much to offer, you have to see it to believe it!!
Ivy and Susie were extremely helpful with everything! They helped us find an excellent caterer, photographer, and places to find dresses and suits. They always answered my texts and emails quickly and gave a lot of detail to make the wedding day go by smoothly.
Working with INOLA Blue Ridge was a breeze! This picturesque venue was very classy and breathtaking. The event was a huge success and we cannot wait to work with them again!
Unique, beautiful venue
Definitely a standout wedding venue. The staff is especially responsive and flexible. Overall great people to work with.
A very magical experience
This is the most beautiful breath of fresh air. Walking the property fills you with such happiness and joy to see the love and attention to detail Susie and Rick have created at this little enchanted village. They are the sweetest people and will make your event something that people will always be talking about.
A Fairytale Beginning
What an amazing venue. A beautiful place for our August wedding. Every aspect of this venue is simply elegant. We could not have asked for better venue owners than Susie and Rick. The ambiance of the place and layout was perfect. The grounds were groomed to perfection for our special day and the staff could not have been more accommodating. We were married inside the beautiful Hopewell Chapel that takes you back in time with it’s beauty and elegance. Susie and Rick arranged a beautiful carriage ride from the chapel to our reception, which was held at the Wetherburn Tavern. The tavern was classical and elegant with plenty of seating for our guests. I highly recommend INOLA for your wedding or any functions that you may need to hold.
Absolutely Beautiful Venue!
Truly Amazing! Easy access from Blue Ridge along with the Beautiful Setting driving through the property. Highly recommend!
Gorgeous Place for Events!
I’ve worked the grounds and events for some time now, and must say I truly enjoy when this Vendor comes up on my schedule. The views are incredible. The owners and staff are delightful. Each wedding I’ve been a part of has been like a dream as events are well organized and run smooth. I would recommend Inola to anyone looking for a place to host their next event.
Oct 2, 2021 wedding at INOLA at Blue Ridge
It was a perfect wedding at the MOST beautiful venue location!!!! We RAVE about our INOLA experience from start to finish. All our guest are still talking about our daughter’s wedding in such a fabulous setting!!! We also stayed on the grounds at Vitner Cottage which made the wedding weekend so accessible and easy. Susie and Ivey are amazing!!!! BOLD catering did a wonderful job catering our reception as well!!!
I attended a wedding at Inola Blue Ridge and the property was absolutely wonderful. The grounds, gardens and replica buildings were impeccable. Inola is a magical place to have a wedding! I will recommend it to all my engaged friends! The owners were so helpful and friendly.
Absolutely beautiful with amazing people
Absolutely beautiful with amazing people! Susie and her husband have such an awesome place to start your great memories from. My wife and I can’t express how happy we were to be married in such a beautiful surrounding with amazing views. Highly recommend!
Breathtaking scenery and historic buildings. An excellent place for a wedding or large event. The owners were very accommodating and professional!
The venue was great in the grounds on this property are beautiful! Susie is great to work with for an event.
Excellent. Rick and Susie were great to work with.
INOLA is a magical place set in beautiful surroundings. The grounds are well-kept and the service is excellent. Would definitely recommend this venue to others.
An amazing venue
Imagine Williamsburg in the N GA mountains and you’ll get a sense of what makes INOLA special. Rick and Susie go above and beyond to exceed your expectations. Highly recommended!
Truly the best
INOLA is hands down the most beautiful venue I’ve seen. The property and buildings are well maintained and elegantly styled. The owners Susie and Rick are the kindest people you will ever meet and their in house wedding planner Ivy is truly the best.
World Class Quality!
My wife and I attended an event at INOLA and when we got home we immediately contacted all our family and friends to recommend this venue. The venue location, the atmosphere, quality, professionalism, and the service, make this a Premier World Quality Venue for Weddings and Events. Rick and Susie paid attention to every detail, personally greeted every attendee warmly, and created a truly One of A Kind Event! Highest Recommendations over any other events, weddings, and Birthdays, We have attended Worldwide!
Wonderful Multi-use Event Venue
INOLA Blue Ridge gets the highest marks from us. First, it is an incredibly unique venue and just beautiful. Next, it has all the facilities, amenities, functions and flexible options we could ask for to handle a complex event. Finally, the service and attention to detail is outstanding….especially accommodating last minute changes, etc.
We were in a pinch with finding a venue super last minute, and Ms. Susie was so amazing and accommodating!! She was able to get us booked and relief all of our stress!! The place is gorgeous and I would definitely recommend this place for any and everyone!!
Durel Wedding Reception
INOLA was an incredible venue. Susie and Rick were so helpful and responded quickly to all our wishes and wet so kind and helpful. I highly recommend INOLA.
Such a magical and beautiful place
This venue is just amazing! It’s beautiful and so classy. The owners are wonderful people and go above and beyond!
Beautiful, unique venue with extremely generous hosts
Stunning location in North Georgia mountains. Minutes from downtown Blue Ridge. Perfect for our small wedding in September 2021. Venue would easily accommodate much larger parties.
Incredible venue for any occasion!
My wife booked INOLA for my retirement party and it was a fantastic event. INOLA has a wide variety of event space to accommodate everything from small gatherings up to large events for several hundred guests. The buildings are spacious & beautiful and the gardens & grounds are gorgeous. The colonial chapel is immaculate and there is plenty of parking. Location is ideal & adjacent to Blue Ridge, GA. Susie and Rick are fantastic hosts and will make sure your wedding, party or any event makes memories to last a lifetime.
Fantastic venue with amazing service. Attention to detail was impeccable.
Friendly and professional.
You can tell they really care about making sure your event is special. Everything was taken care of down to the smallest details. I highly recommend INOLA.
A must see! It’s like some place from a movie!
INOLA is so much more than a wedding venue! I’ve been their for a couple of different occasions. It never gets old and the owners are so accommodating. Each venue has its own spirit!
Very beautiful well planned events with many options to match your budget, plenty of parking
There aren’t enough wonderful things I can say about this venue and all of the staff that were involved with our event. They catered to every need and helped create the wedding of my dreams….and then some! Ivy was the coordinator for my wedding and she provided top notch service to me and the entire wedding party. Her attention to detail and time management helped relieve so much day of stress for me and made the entire day flow smoothly.
An evening of Jazz & Wine!
We were so happy to attend a beautiful jazz and wine festival at Inola last summer the grounds are impeccable the flowers and of course the Williamsburg style houses are so charming . We enjoyed smooth jazz and fine wine under the pavilion next to an English garden what a night! I would recommend this for any event that you would choose to host five star all the way!
Absolutely stunning setting for a wedding or special event! The staff is excellent showing great attention to detail and are wonderful to work with. The colonial style makes for a unique experience. Highly recommend!
Excellent for weddings and pre events
Did a photo shoot for a pre wedding event at the Tavern. Lots of space between the venue snd deck. The client had a large wedding two days later in the main facility. There are three rentals on the property for family to stay
I very much enjoyed my experience here. I love the Peacock
INOLA was amazing. The facilities are awesome and totally surpassed our expectations. The facilities and grounds are in the Williamsburg style and quite endearing. The staff was highly attentive and took care of our every need. Would highly recommend.
Beauty in the Mountains!
Such a wonderful experience! INOLA is a very unique venue steeped in history and beauty. No way you can go wrong with anything you plan here , the staff was extremely accommodating and focused on creating an unforgettable experience. What a place to create memories.
Wonderful atmosphere and the owners are spectacular people. Very attentive and easy to work with.
The venue was very beautiful the owners were very easy to work with them I guess really enjoy the atmosphere. It is a must place to have your wedding for any kind of event
Amazing One-of-a-Kind Setting
This is one of the most unique wedding and event venues combining the ambiance of a charming colonial village with the natural beauty of the vibrant mountain town of Blue Ridge, GA. We took a group of friends for a special weekend and everyone loved it. Rick Skelton and Susie Counsel are the most attentive hosts and were committed to making our event special.
First class the whole way !
Rick and Susie the owners far exceeded our expectations . The venue was so romantic and perfect celebration location for any occasion!
We Will be back for sure ! Barb and Gordy
The time we spent with our friends was only enhanced by this sweet venue. All expectations were met. Not one detail was left out. Thank you Rick and Sue
Wonderful New Venue in BR!
We went to a beautiful birthday party at the gardens at INOLA. The owners were lovely and we had a spectacular time! Highly recommend this unique venue minutes from downtown Blue Ridge!
The most beautiful venue
Rick and Susie are most helpful and the property is simply perfect. Unlike any other event venue in north Georgia.
Our wedding was a dream! The staff and venue was amazing. Highly recommend!!
Hints of the Past to Celebrate Our Special Present Moment
INOLA was the absolute perfect setting for my daughter’s wedding. The entire property is stunning and the buildings that are replicas of those in Williamsburg, VA resonated so strongly with the couple’s theme of “Hints of the Past to Celebrate our Present Moment”. My daughter and her fiance met at Liberty University and first got to know one another in a Colonial History class. As avid admirers of Thomas Jefferson–the Wythe House (George Wythe was a mentor to Jefferson) was the perfect launch for the bride and her bridal party. Susie Council, owner of Inola, was so attentive and responsive from our first visit to the property and throughout every detail pertaining to our rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, and our celebration reception. She went above and beyond in every way, making sure that the property was immaculate, along with the wise counsel that she provided. She served us with depth of heart and professional excellence that allowed the bride and groom to create a weekend of precious memories that they and their families will treasure for years to come. Inola has outstanding beauty and personality that is unmatchable and will not disappoint. Rather than being just an event, my daughter’s wedding was truly an experience of God’s goodness and grace.
Stunning Romantic Step Back In Time
You feel like you have stepped back into a time when living was easier, romance was taken more seriously, and life with loved ones lingered a little longer. The Colonial setting is perfect for a romantic wedding.
The venue was perfect for my party. The guest loved it, I can’t imagine having my event anywhere else.
Beautiful and intimate location. Our party was a huge success and the guest loved the venue.
The most magical venue ever
We fell in love with INOLA the moment we set foot on the property. Inola’s owner, Susie instantly felt like family. We knew our vision of an intimate Christmas wedding would come to life in her hands. INOLA’s wedding planner, Ivy Ferguson was a dream to work with. There were so many small details that we hadn’t even thought of and before we could ask about any of it, they had it covered. The grounds were absolutely breathtaking, the chapel beautiful and divine, the bridal suite comforting and accommodating… literally every aspect of the venue is what you would want from a wedding venue, but also everything you didn’t even know that you wanted and then even more. We had some particular requests and Ivy and Susie encouraged us and then made them a reality. We had absolutely nothing to worry about the day of our wedding. We are moved to tears every time we think of how special Susie and Inola made us feel. We had some guests stay at one of Inola’s beautiful homes on the property which made it very easy for some of them to have a place to stay after the wedding. Thank you so much Susie for everything. We can’t wait to come back to relive our special day some weekend in the future!
Loved the Charming Grounds with a Great Support Team
Everything about INOLA is charming. Walking the grounds at night feels like you are transported to another world. Rick and his crew do an amazing job and can make changes on the fly.
Supurb accommodations. Beautiful scenery. Top notch service.
This is one of the most beautiful locations in North Georgia where my soon to be husband and I plan on getting married. The owners were so kind and they really helped take all the stress and anxiety out of the planning. The location has an old world charm feel that takes you back to the turn of the century. Fantastic accommodations. Highly recommend.
Wedding at INOLA
INOLA Blue Ridge is an exceptional wedding venue in every respect. The level of friendly service, planning, every detail, exceeded our expectations. When we visited INOLA, met Susie and Rick, and had a tour of of the facilities, we decided to have our wedding there and scheduled the event before we left.
INOLA truly takes you back in time. The venue is so beautifully maintained and undated. Susie and Rick have done a fabulous job maintaining the quaintness of this venue and maintaining the historic look of it. INOLA and truly one a kind and continuing to get better. Susie is extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with.
Amazing, Beautiful Venue!
INOLA was the most beautiful wedding venue I could have dreamed of! The grounds and buildings reflected a classic garden themed wedding and we had the most amazing weekend renting it out for my wedding and rehearsal.The cottages on-site were great for family and friends to stay, and the tent fit our large wedding of over 200+ easily. Susie and her team are extremely kind and helpful and went out of their way to make this weekend so special. Cannot say enough good things about how gorgeous this venue is.
Hidden Charm in Blue Ridge for Weddings
This past weekend my son and bride had their wedding at INOLA and I cannot say enough about the charm and elegance of this venue and the kindness and warmth of Susie, the owner and her team. The beauty of the colonial-style backdrop, along with the mountain-like landscape and setting provided a “destination wedding” without the extra travel and expense. The whole weekend was an unique experience and I mean that in a very positive way. You will not be disappointed.
A Dream Come True
We had the BEST experience hosting our daughter’s wedding at INOLA. There are not enough words to describe how gorgeous this place is. Our guests were blown away by the venue’s charm and outdoor setting. Several of them told us that it was “the most beautiful place they’ve ever seen”. The grounds are impeccable and the vendors were top notch. The Tavern was a perfect place to host the rehearsal dinner. Ivy Ferguson, the wedding coordinator and florist, was so attentive to detail that we were able to enjoy the wedding day without any stress. Rick and Susie are gracious hosts and a pleasure to work with. We are grateful to them for making our daughter’s wedding day a dream come true!
Hidden gem but not for long!
…The grounds are beyond beautiful, the greenery, lights, gardens, and the large tent made the night so perfect for our wedding of over 200 people! Inola is such a unique venue, far enough from Atlanta to give guests an easy night getaway but close enough if guests do not want to stay. Having accommodations for bridal party and family on property made such a huge difference…
We chose INOLA as our destination wedding venue with less than 4 months until our wedding date but Susie made the entire process so easy every step of the way. She was wonderful to work with and was super responsive with her communication and answering all of our questions. We loved that INOLA had multiple locations for the ceremony site as well as a separate places for both the bride and groom to get ready the day of. Our guests loved our wedding venue and we received many compliments about it. Would highly recommend INOLA to any bride to be!
The perfect getaway for us
This was the perfect getaway for us (two adults and a puppy!) We found the cottage a truly delightful and restful way to unwind and get into the holiday spirit! The grounds are amazing and so unique! Being from Virginia originally, we loved living in a Williamsburg-inspired locale. You can walk around the entire property, including a little maze in the forest, the lake, some of the buildings on the property, and more! It was so much fun to take daily walks even in the winter! The huge fireplaces and rustic/original finishes were so cozy! When we stayed it was below freezing yet we stayed toasty warm. I thought for sure we were going to be freezing overnight but the heaters and fireplaces put out a sufficient amount of heat! There are some super cozy furry blankets and candles that helped us get right into relaxation mode!
The most beautiful place on the planet.
Having traveled the world and have seen some of the most beautiful places on this planet, we sometimes forget that the most beautiful places are in our own backyard. Rick Skelton is a development Atlanta legend, developing some of the most innovative and beautiful properties in the SE, USA. Rick invited me and my fiancé to see INOLA, his new development in Blue Ridge , Ga. This visit was concurrent with us building a home in Costa Rica which, by our standards, “ the most beautiful place on the planet.” INOLA literally took our breath away. Everything we loved about Costa Rica was 90 minutes north of us from Atlanta. You have to see this place to feel the stillness, energy, and the absolute magic of nature. We now have a second dream, and that is to sell our home in Alpharetta and have a home in Costa Rica and INOLA. To say this setting is magnificent is an understatement.
INOLA is a perfect setting for any major life celebration event.
Fabulous night of celebrating Susie’s big birthday! Rick, your charming town of INOLA, in Blue Ridge, Georgia which recreates Williamsburgn, Virginia, is breathtaking!
This venue was transformed into one of the most unique places I have had the pleasure to experience
I had the privilege to attend an event this past weekend at a magical place called Inola.
Once driving onto the property, you feel as though you have stepped back in time to a place only read about in novels. This venue was transformed into one of the most unique places I have had the pleasure to experience a social gathering and celebration. I felt as thought fetes as this one had been been relished here for centuries.
I am intrigued by the fact one day I may call this enchanted place home, I’m looking into purchasing a home lot in Inola.
Charming, unique, breathtaking
…all words that flooded my thoughts when I first visited Inola Blue Ridge. I was blown away by the replica of Williamsburg, Virginia, the rolling hills, beautiful vistas, and the unexpected peacock and emu. A truly distinctive property perfect for weddings, special events, and home ownership assured to appeal to the most discriminating of clients.
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