What services does the Payne-Corley House provide?

For your event the Payne-Corley House is the exclusive provider of:

  • Catering (excluding cake)

  • Beverage Service

  • Planning & Event Coordination

  • Floral & Event Design through our in-house florist Abby's at The Cottage

We give you the flexibility to choose your other vendors and boast a stellar referral list of wedding professionals such as DJ, Cake, Photography, etc.

Can I host the ceremony here?  What is the fee?

You have several options for the ceremony location.  The fee to host the ceremony with us is $500.  This fee includes:  

  • Arrival up to 1.5 Hours Prior to the Ceremony

  • Set-up of White Garden Chairs

  • 30 Minutes for Ceremony

Can I sample the food?

Absolutely!   We host our Food and Beverage Showcase twice a year.  Typically one in the fall and one in the winter.   This gives you a great opportunity to sample some of our menu selections.  The Bride and Groom are complimentary and additional guests may attend at a nominal fee.

Is there a minimum guest requirement?

We do not have a minimum guest requirement.  Instead, we give you the flexibility of a food and beverage minimum.

Saturday evenings have a $6k minimum.  All other times have a $3k minimum.  These minimums are flexible during off-peak times.

What happens if it rains?

If inclement weather occurs on your wedding day our ballroom offers a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony.  You have up until 2 hours before the ceremony to decide if you want to host the ceremony inside our outside.  This will always be the bride's decision. 

Whenever it rains for a wedding we are happy to host the bride and groom back on a later date at no additional cost.  

Do you offer a military discount?

We consider it an honor to offer our military and first responders a discount off our venue rental.  

Can I use the venue all day?

YES!  We would love to pamper you with our All Day Wedding Experience package.  CLICK HERE for all the details.  

How many hours do I have for my reception?

Afternoon receptions are based on 3.5 hours and evening receptions are based on 4 hours.   You may always add additional time to your event if you would like a longer reception.

If you are hosting the ceremony with us there is a separate fee to cover the associated time.

What is the capacity?

Our capacity varies based on the style of reception you are planning:

Strolling Reception - Up to 200 guests

Plated Meal - Up to 170 guests

Buffet Meal -Up to 150 guests

What does the rental fee include?

Our rental fee includes all the essentials:

  • Reception Hours

  • Gold Chivari Chairs

  • House Linens

  • Votive Candles for Outdoor Tables

  • Candelabra Centerpieces 

  • China, Glass, Silverware

Who will I work with to plan my wedding?

 Director and Owner, Krista Ganley has literally planned over 1,000 weddings and will share planning tips to get you started in the right direction.  Three months before your wedding you will be assigned your own Wedding Specialist who will conduct your final planning meeting, direct your rehearsal and be with you the day of the wedding.  You can consider her your "Day of Coordinator" as she is your go-to-girl.  She will be here prior to your arrival to greet and liaison between you and your vendors, make sure everything goes as planned during the event, give the bride and groom a fond farewell and stay to pack up your personal items to send with your family or friends.  The Wedding Specialist fee is $500.

Can I have my pet at my wedding? 

Furkids are welcome to be a part of the ceremony or make a visit for pictures.  

How do I book a date and what is the payment schedule?

Our Director of Sales will provide you a detailed estimate of the charges for your event prior to booking.   You will sign a contract and our house policies and pay the rental fee as a deposit to hold a date. The date is not considered booked until both deposit and all paperwork is received.

50% of the remaining balance is due 5 months prior to the wedding with the final payment due 2 weeks prior.  


We accent all major credit cards, cash and checks.  A 2.5% convenience fee will be applied to all credit card payments.  

 2987 Main Street     Duluth, GA  30096   

 770-476-5366     l    info@paynecorleyhouse.com