Events & Venues

Looking for something fun to do in Cherokee County or a venue for your special occasion? Look no further! Cherokee County hosts an array of fun entertainment options throughout the year and has unique event facilities with scenic vistas that are sure to please!

Annual Events

Ball Ground

Ball Ground Annual Fireworks Display
Description

Fireworks and fun at City Park downtown held Saturday in June prio to the 4th of July.

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Ball Ground Garden Club Plant Festival
Description

Native and Heirloom plants for slae exclusively at the festival.  Local vendors, music, food/beverages, and more.  Enter raffle to win prizes and plants.  Free admission.  Tour the garden.

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Address
215 Valley Street (next to City Hall)
Ball Ground, GA
Ball Ground March of the Toys Parade
Description

Parade featuring special characters and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Benefitting Toys for Tots and held the 1st Friday in December. 7pm.

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Address
Gilmer Ferry Road
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Ball Ground Rock the Park Concerts
Description

Outdoor concerts at Downtown City Park with special themes on select Saturdays.

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Downtown Walking Tours
Description

Walking tours for the downtown areas and other self-guided tour information available onlilne.

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Gibbs Gardens Japanese Maples ColorFest
Description

View over 3000 Japanese maples and 200 maple varieties at Gibbs Gardens!  These ornamental trees display beautiful color throughout the Fall. Check website to see color updates and additional images.

Phone
770.893.1880
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Address
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Gibbs Gardens Twilight Concerts
Description

Live music returns to Gibbs Gardens in May, June, September, and the first two Saturdays in October. Featuring local and regional cover bands from the days of dance clubs, drive-ins, and prom nights.

Phone
770.893.1880
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Address
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Canton

Canton 4th of July Celebration
Description

Parade, entertainment and fireworks at RiverStone Shopping Plaza.

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Description

Two-day event with wine tasting and shopping stops throughout Historic Downtown Canton.

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Canton Christmas Parade
Description

The Canton Optimist Club and The City of Canton present a Christams Parade in Downtown Canton. The parade fun starts at 6 p.m. and will feature classic cars, carolers, and floats! Don't miss this holiday extravaganza!

 

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Canton First Friday
Description

Downtown Block Party - a family friendly fun night filled with live entertainment, extended shopping hours, restaurants, Kids Zone, food and beverage vendors along Main Street, and a CRUISE IN!  Don't forget your chair and dancin' shoes!  1st Friday, May - October

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Phone
770.704.1548
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Canton River Rock Concert & Festival
Description

Enjoy a 2-day festival with food trucks, beverage vendors, children's area, and concerts.  3rd weekend in July.

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Cherokee County Fair
Description

Carnival rides, livestock exhibitions, entertainment and more. Held in September at the Canton Fairgrounds.

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Christmas in Canton
Description

Celebration for the young, old and all ages inbetween.  Enjoy a visit with Santa, wagon rides, petting zoo, face painting, balloon artist, s'mores station, inflatables, and a decorated cookie station while you shop in Downtown Canton.

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Derby Day Fundraiser for Cherokee County History Center
Description

Annual Kentucky Derby Day to benefit Cherokee County History Center.  Food and fun watching the Kentucky Debry at The Mill on Etowah in May.

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Downtown Chocolate Walk
Description

Afternoon of shopping and chocolate in Downtown Canton!  Visit your favorite shops and sample chocolate provided by our downtown businesses.

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Downtown Walking Tours
Description

Walking tours for the downtown areas and other self-guided tour information available onlilne.

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Events at The Mill on Etowah
Description

Live music on the Event Green rain or shine every Friday from April to November.  Monthly and weekly events such as:

WildLife Expo
UpRiver Fest
Denim Fest
Christmas at the Mill
The Rink on the River

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Address
225 Reformation Parkway

Canton, Ga
Description

Featuring handmade art, flowers, and plants in downtown Canton's Cannon Park.

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Holiday Lights at Veterans Park
Description

Two-mile drive thru light show featuring light tunnels, amazing animated Christmas displays and over 1 million lights that benefits local charities during December/January.

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Mother’s Day Pow-Wow & Indian  Festival
Description

Experience Native American entertainment, arts and crafts, music and food. Mother’s Day weekend at Boling Park in Canton.

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Phone
770.735.6275
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Address
Boling Park
1200 Marietta Hwy
Canton, GA 30114
Multicultural Festival
Description

Sample food and learn about the cultures of more than nine different countries.  FREE!

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Canton, GA
Paranoia Haunted House
Description

Rated #1 Haunted House in Georgia.  May your screams be loud and your frights many.

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Address
2075 Marietta Highway
Peaberry Film Festival
Description

International film festival at the Canton Theatre in the spring.

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Riverfest Arts & Crafts Festival
Description

Annual arts & crafts 2-day festival with over 130 exhibitors, entertainment and more. Held the last weekend in September at Etowah River Park in Canton.

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Summer Family Movies
Description

Enjoy a $1 movie every Thursday in June and July at the Historic Canton Theatre.

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Address
171 East Main Street
Canton, GA
Taste & Brews Festival
Description

2-day one-of-a-kind event with live Southern music, food, and fun at the Etowah River Park in November.

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Taste of Canton
Description

24+ restaurateurs promote their unique cuisine to the greater community, and attendees get a delicious "Taste of Canton".

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Canton, GA
The Mill on Etowah
Description

An adaptive re-use development in a century-old textile mill on the Etowah River with brewery, speciality shops, restaurants, outfitter, special events and more.

Phone
678.762.9950
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Address
225 Reformation Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114
The Rink on the River
Description

Ice skating rink at The Mill on Etowah, November to January.

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Address
225 Reformation Parkway
West Milford Farm
Description

Unique setting with large open-air spaces where groups can gather and enjoy live entertainment!  Bring your own food, beer, and wine.  Enjoy the sunset one Friday each month from March-November for an incredible lineup of talent.

Phone
404.427.1136
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Address
7938 Ball Ground Road
Cumming, GA 30028
Wing and Rock Fest
Description

Great tasting chicken wings and rockin' music at the beautiful Etowah River Park venue for a 2-day festival.  Voted one of the Top 10 Food Festivals in the Southeast.  Free family friendly event offers food and beverage vendors, wing eating contests, kid zone, and live music.

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Canton, GA

Holly Springs

Description

Parade and holiday festivities in downtown Holly Springs the 1st Saturday in December.

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Waleska

Reinhardt Bluegrass Festival
Description

Bluegrass and Newgrass 2-day festival held at Reinhardt University includes a jam session, kids corner, food and craft vendors, plus meet the artists.

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Official kick-off to the holiday season with a tree lighting and holiday festival in Downtown Waleska held the 2nd Friday in December.

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Woodstock

Art on the Green
Description

Loal artists around North GA gather in downtown to display art which includes paintings, mixed media, photography, and hand-crafted jewelry.

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Address
111 Elm Street
Woodstockt, GA
Christmas Jubilee and City Birthday Celebration
Description

Parade, carolers, Santa, tree lighting and presentation of the Woodstock Citizen of the Year Award held the 1st Saturday in December.

The City of Woodstock’s Annual Christmas Jubilee and Parade of Lights is in Downtown Woodstock. A festival in the Park at City Center will follow the parade. Visit with Santa in the gazebo, See the Mayor light the official city Christmas tree and present the awards for the best parade floats, and enjoy holiday music by a DJ and festive foods by local vendors. There will be a free Sugar Plum cupcake decorating station with cookies, cider, and hot cocoa to enjoy plus a free Kris Kringle kids craft area. Families will enjoy games, inflatables, and a reading of the Polar Express with artwork displayed on a 16’ screen at 8 pm presented by the Sequoyah Regional Library System. Bring a monetary or nonperishable food donation to the collection bins in the park for Never Alone. Drop your letter to Santa in the mailbox at the gazebo – include your address and receive a personalized letter back!

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Downtown Walking Tours
Description

Walking tours for the downtown areas and other self-guided tour information available onlilne.

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Holiday Lights of Hope
Description

Walk-through LED lights display, pictures with Santa, food, shopping and more! Held throughout December at Hobgood Park in Woodstock.

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Address
6688 Bells Ferry Road
Woodstock, GA 30189
Taste of Woodstock
Description

20+ restaurants and eateries sampling their favorite dishes hoping for your vote.

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Woodstock, GA
Woodstock 4th of July Spectacular
Description

Festival with 5k road race, parade, food and game booths, and fireworks.

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Woodstock Brown Bag Concert Series
Description

Free concerts from noon - 1pm on Thursdays in September.

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Woodstock Concert Series
Description

Free concert series held May through September at the Northside Hospital - Cherokee Amphitheater.

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Woodstock Halloween Kidsfest
Description

Halloween festival with moonwalks, apple bobbing, face painting, candy give-away and more at Woodstock City Park on October 31st.

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Woodstock Scarecrow Invasion
Description

Hundreds of decorated scarecrows lining Main Street during October.

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Wedding & Event Venues

Ball Ground

Description

A 6,000 square foot community building is available for rent, and is surrounded by free use areas consisting of a ball field, tennis courts and a basketball court.  The Community Center complex adjoins Calvin Farmer Park.

Phone
770.735.2123
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Address
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Ball Ground City Park
Description

Adjacent to the railway in downtown Ball Ground, this wooded park features an entertainment venue for concerts and special events. Also available for lease for outdoor weddings and private events.

Phone
770.735.2123
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Address
250 Civic Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Dot’s Fine Wine and Craft
Description

Tu, Wed, Th 11pm-7pm / Fri - Sat 11pm-8pm / Sun 12:30pm-5pm - Closed on Mondays

Weekly wine tastings / Thirsty Thursdays:  Taste 4 wines for $15 & if you spend $45 in the shop, the tasting is free!  Noon to 7pm.  Drop in anytime!

Phone
678.454.9400
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Address
280 Gilmer Ferry Road
Ball Ground, Ga 30107
Feathers Edge Vineyards
Description

Enjoy locally sourced wines in the tasting room and live entertainment on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can also shop for fine American handmade crafts at the Wildcat on a Wing art gallery.

Winery, Tasting Room
Live Music, Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Phone
770.735.6923
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Address
10061 Ball Ground Highway
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Hawks Ridge Golf Club
Description

*A member sponsor is required.

Phone
770.205.6889 ext 1118
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Address
1100 Hawks Ridge Golf Club Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
The Grande Event Tea Room
Phone
770.568.3945
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Address
5360 Ball Ground Highway
Ball Ground, GA 30107
The Greystone Estate, Inc.
Phone
770.735.3777
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Address
200 Greystone Estate
Ball Ground, GA 30107
The Wheeler House
Phone
770.402.1686
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Address
510 Gilmer Ferry Road
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Canton

Big Door Vineyards
Description

A beautiful farm winery that offers wine tastings, classes, special events, live music and more. With an upscale tasting room, spacious verandah, covered pavilion plus outdoor oasis and waterfall, it is the perfect setting for weddings, corporate outings and special celebrations. Big Door Vineyards is conveniently located off I-75 in northwest Cherokee County near Canton.

Vineyard & Tasting Room
Live Music, Spirits, L, D

Phone
678.735.5244
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Address
125 Clearwater Trail
White, GA 30184
BridgeMill Athletic & Golf Club
Phone
770.345.5500, Ext. 4
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Address
1190 BridgeMill Avenue
Canton, GA 30114
Cherokee Veterans Park
Description

149-acre park with athletic fields, tennis and pickleball courts, playground, skate park, walking trails, open multi-use meadow and restrooms. Also at this location is the LB "Buzz" Ahrens Jr Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art facility with two full-sized basketball courts, a fitness zone offering cardio, dance studio, and event venue.

Phone
770.924.7768
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Address
7345 Cumming Highway
Canton, GA 30115
Chukkar Farms – Event facility and Polo Club
Description

Chukkar Farm hosts Sunday afternoon polo matches on a 100+ acre farm in southeast Cherokee County. Check website for schedule.

Chukkar Farm has evolved into a First Class Event Facility offering a spectacular outdoor venue for 1140 Weddings, Corporate Outings, Charity Fundraisers, Private Parties, Polo matches, and riding lessons. Chukkar Farm provides the event venue and you provide the rest of the activity or they also offer additional services to help make your event the most memorable possible.

Phone
770.314.3735
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Address
1140 Liberty Grove Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Events on Main
Phone
770.630.4035
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Address
145 West Main Street, Ste. 100
Canton, GA 30114
Fairways of Canton
Phone
770.720.1808
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Address
400 Laurel Canyon Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
Fendley Farmstead, LLC
Phone
404.408.5561
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Address
1287 Sardis Road
Canton, GA 30114
Hickory Flat Kitchen
Description

A trendy, semi-upscale restaurant where everything is made from scratch and our ingredients are locally sourced. Try the steaks, seafood, and signature cocktails.  Indoor and outdoor patio seating available.

Phone
770.704.9333
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Address
6205 Hickory Flat Highway, Suite 112
Canton, GA 30115
Historic Canton Theatre
Description

Reflecting the Art Deco style of the 1930s, the historic downtown theatre provides live performances from local and traveling productions as well as musicians, comedians, and film screening events.

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Phone
770.704.0755
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Address
171 East Main Street
Canton, GA 30114
Historic Rock Barn
Description

Restored rock barn, once home to world-class race horses, is maintained by the Cherokee County Historical Society and is available for private events. On the National Register of Historic Places

Phone
770-802-9557
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Address
658 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114
Pleasant Union Farm
Description

Wedding venue with Summer Dinner nights, fresh produce and summer camp.  U-pick blueberries and flowers with a wonderful Pic-nic dinner location.

Phone
404.277.7685
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Address
1994 Pleasant Union Road,
Canton, GA 30114
Raisin’s Ranch
Phone
770.617.1521
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Address
17955 Birmingham Highway
Milton, GA 30004
Suite Six Venue
Phone
770.855.1556
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Address
147 Reinhardt College Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
The Barn on Birmingham and Raisin’s Ranch
Short Business Description
The Barn on Birmingham is the perfect backdrop to any event or party. The barn itself is a spectacular venue. Add in the bonfire, The Teal Truck, the impeccable grounds, the twinkling string lights, and even the adorable animals of the Pettin’ Pen and you have yourself one amazing country location for whatever party or gathering you have in mind. We are flexible and creative and can work with you to make your vision come to life.

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Phone
770.617.1521
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Address
17955 Birmingham Highway
Milton, GA 30004
The Mill on Etowah
Description

An adaptive re-use development in a century-old textile mill on the Etowah River with brewery, speciality shops, restaurants, outfitter, special events and more.

Phone
678.762.9950
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Address
225 Reformation Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114
Three Birches
Phone
770.446.5588
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Address
3041 Lower Birmingham Road
Canton, GA 30115
Timbers on Etowah
Description

Celebrate your love in style at our enchanting wedding venue, where every moment is as breathtaking as your love story. Timbers at Etowah is a historic 100-year-old cotton mill that provides a picturesque setting and ideal backdrop for the wedding of your dreams.

Discover the perfect venue for your perfect day and let our team begin planning the wedding of your dreams. Contact us to schedule your personal tour and let the magic unfold.

4,000 sq. ft of Main Wedding & Event Space for up to 250 Guests

Phone
470.632.6003
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Address
225 Reformation Parkway, Suite 202
Canton, GA 30114
West Milford Farm
Description

Unique setting with large open-air spaces where groups can gather and enjoy live entertainment!  Bring your own food, beer, and wine.  Enjoy the sunset one Friday each month from March-November for an incredible lineup of talent.

Phone
404.427.1136
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Address
7938 Ball Ground Road
Cumming, GA 30028
Woodmont Golf and Country Club
Phone
770.345.9260
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Address
3105 Gaddis Road
Canton, GA 30115
YMCA (G. Cecil Pruett Community Center Family YMCA)
Description

Full-service facility in Canton with wellness center, indoor pool, outdoor family leisure pool, gymnasium, game room, indoor walking track, playground, and group exercise classes. Facility rentals are also available.

Phone
770.345.9622
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Address
151 Waleska Street
Canton, GA 30114

Holly Springs

Historic Train Depot
Description

Once the hub of commerce for Holly Springs in the early 1900′s, now the renovated station serves as a community meeting and special events facility.

Phone
770.345.5536
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Address
164 Hickory Road
Holly Springs, GA 30115

Waleska

Garland Mountain Sporting Clays
Description

A golf cart driven shotgun experience featuring three courses each with varying target stations. No experience necessary and shotguns are available to rent. Enjoy the Lodge for a bite to eat or relax on the deck with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Perfect for groups, corporate outings and special events. Open year-round.

Phone
770.345.0303
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Address
2618 Garland Mountain Trail
Waleska, GA 30183
Lake Arrowhead Yacht & Country Club
Phone
770.721.7900
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Address
486 Arrowridge Drive
Waleska, GA 30183
Lewallen Farms Venue
Description

Lewallen Farms is located in the heart of the small town of Waleska, Georgia. Our 400 acre farm has the most stunning views that Cherokee County has to offer with the ability to accommodate 200+ guest events and 33 overnight guests on property.
With countless lakes, mountain peaks, and lush forest, Lewallen Farms is ideal for any event, inside or out.

Phone
678.848.8407
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Address
205 Sawyer Farm Road
Waleska, GA
Reinhardt University
Description

Offers 12+ college-level sporting events to attend.  Facility rental available.

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Address
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183
Song Rock
Description

Write a verse of your life's song with us at Song Rock.  Song Rock is a lovely private venue tucked away on seven heavenly acres in the northwest corner of Cherokee County. Song Rock isn’t just a gorgeous wedding venue, it was thoughtfully designed for celebrations and special events of all kinds.For wedding events, Song Rock features a designer cottage with a relaxing space to prepare for your wedding. Our outdoor courtyard, patios, and fields have plenty of space for you to customize any gathering. The rustic wood barn has just the right touch of elegance for live music, dining, and dancing.

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Woodstock

Chambers at City Center
Phone
770. 517.6788
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Address
8534 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188
Cherokee Recreation & Parks Center (WREC)
Phone
770.924.7768
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Address
7545 Main Street Building 200
Woodstock, GA 30188
Rocky’s Lake Estate
Phone
770.926.7945
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Address
2700 Cox Road
Woodstock, GA 30188
Rustix Manor
Phone
404.561.1166
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Address
503 South Holly Springs Road
Woodstock, GA 30188
Towne Lake Hills Golf Club
Phone
770.592.9969
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Address
1003 Towne Lake Hills East
Woodstock, GA 30189
Ventura’s Event Hall
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Phone
404.604.4187
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Address
504 Arnold Mill Road
Woodstock, GA 30188
Venue 92
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Phone
678.744.5560
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Address
12015 Highway 92
Woodstock, GA 301188
YANMAR Evo Center
Phone
770.877.7800
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Address
5889 Old Alabama Rd
Acworth, GA 30102
YMCA (Cherokee Outdoor Family YMCA – Woodstock)
Description

Located on the shores of Lake Allatoona with pavilions, playground, large dining hall, outdoor pool and sports fields plus year-round youth camps and programs. Perfect for outdoor retreats, weddings, and special events.

Phone
770.591.6092
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Address
201 East Bells Ferry Road
Woodstock, GA 30189

Cherokee County, GA

Cherokee County
Chamber of Commerce

3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114

770.345.0400

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