Waters Mill, Inc

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About Us

A recently renovated farmhouse, Waters Mill is a full service event facility nestled deep in the North Georgia Mountains. The house is part of the Waters estate and has remained in the family since the 1700ís.
Waters Mill was designed with weddings in mind. No detail of the house has been left to chance. The beautifully decorated bridal suite is available exclusively for the bride and her attendants on her wedding day. Waters Mill has four outdoor ceremony sites from which to choose. In the front of the house, century old oak trees create a natural shade canopy for wedding guests. The bride can watch her guests arrive from the private bridal suite before making a grand entrance onto the expansive rocking chair front porch. This ceremony site overlooks a quiet pasture. In case of inclement weather, a covered walkway can be attached to a tented ceremony site keeping you and your guests dry at all times. Rain or shine you will have a beautiful wedding at Waters Mill.

We would like to share with you the serenity and beauty this house offers. We invite you to relax on the porch, look out over the pasture, and enjoy the quiet serenity of the North Georgia Mountains. We canít imagine a more perfect place for you to experience simple elegance while celebrating lifeís journeys.



An AtlantaBridal Preferred Service since 11/29/2003

Lei's Inside Scoop
"Waters Mill has been one of our Preferred Venues since 2003 for several reasons. Not only is the venue beautiful and perfect for anyone looking for a North Georgia mountain setting, but also the owner Rhonda is awesome. She goes above and beyond for her brides and even for me! Once when I was sick with a terrible sore throat she sent me some all-natural honey from their supply! In almost 10 years we have never received one bad review of Waters Mill. I personally highly recommend!"

Reviews

Megan, Alpharetta

Wedding Date: Oct. 11, 2014
5.0

Rhonda and her staff at Waters Mill are the absolute best. The setting, food, flowers, photographers, DJ, bartender, etc. were everything we had hoped for and more. They were wonderful to work with and provided guidance when we needed it. They accommodated our requests and anticipated our needs. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding as they are professionals but also your friend on the most exciting day of your life.


Review Date: 10/15/2014

Heather and Bryan, Alpharetta

Wedding Date: 5/3/14
5.0

I couldn't have asked for a better weddding venue. Rhonda and her staff are amazing at what they do and went above and beyond to make our wedding day special. Everthing is taken care of: the food, drinks, flowers, cake, music, photos. Even the little things that I wouldn't have even thought of (like linens). I was able to enjoy the day and form lasting memories and not be one of those stressed out brides who say that their wedding day was a blur. I couldn't have done that without Rhonda and the team at Waters Mill. The venue is beautiful, food is amazing, and I can't wait for my first anniversary so I can take that top cake layer out of the freezer (I hope it's just as tasty). I highly recommend Waters Mill to anyone planning a wedding or other special occasion.


Review Date: 10/14/2014

kWa

Wedding Date: 09/14/2013
5.0

Rhonda and her team are litterlly the best ever! When choosing a venue I was looking for someone I could trust to make everything go perfect. She worked with me for a long time to make sure everything went to a tee of what I wanted. People always say that your day won't always go as planned so not to stress and to just go with the punches. My experience because of Rhonda was wonderful. It was honestly the best weekend of my life. Her and her team made everything go so smooth and I wasn't stressed at all! She made EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING the way I wanted it. It was PERFECT! She knew what I wanted and needed before I knew myself and she already had it going. I don't know what I would have done without her. I was just in another wedding this weekend as a bridesmaid somewhere else and things kept going wrong. I kept thinking to myself.. none of this would have happened if we were at WatersMill.


Review Date: 9/24/2013

L. & S. Texas

Wedding Date: July 5, 2013
5.0

Waters Mill is a wonderful place for an event. It is such a beautiful location, the scenery is very pretty and relaxing. Everything is very well kept inside and out. We had a large rehearsal dinner there July 5 and Rhonda is wonderful to work with and very helpful. She is also very accessible and prompt at returning phone calls. We were working from out of state with her and I felt very confident that everything would be taken care of, and it was. Her staff was very helpful and professional. The food was delicious. We received many compliments from our guests on not only the food and service but also the location. Rhonda even accommodated a need for a guest that had food allergies without a complaint or making us feel like this was an inconvenience. I highly recommend working with Rhonda at Waters Mill. We had a great experience with Waters Mill and would gladly use them again should the need arise. True southern hospitality.


Review Date: 7/25/2013

Lori, Groom of Mother, Atlanta

Wedding Date: 10/5/12
5.0

What a fantastic job you did for Ryan and Ashley's rehearsal dinner. The food was amazing ,service was perfect. Not to mention how nice and helpful you were. Thanks for everything.Lori-Mother of Groom


Review Date: 10/7/2012

Karina, Gainesville

Wedding Date: 9/22/2012
5.0

Hey Rhonda, We had a blast at Waters Mill! Everyone just loved the atmosphere inside and out, they thought that your venue was so beautiful. I want to thank you so much for helping us create wonderful memories, everything ran so smoothly. Caleb and I enjoyed every minute. Please let me know how to get the photos and when they will be ready. Again thank you for a wonderful wedding! I loved my flowers:)


Review Date: 9/25/2012

Nikki Sproul

Wedding Date: 10/16/2011
5.0

There are not enough wonderful things that I can say about about WatersMill! My entire experience from beginning to end was amazing. The owner/coordinator is wonderful. She was genuinely concerned about my wedding and every detail of it. Even though she had many other brides/weddings to worry about, each and every time I met with her she made me feel like I was the only bride she was working with. The wedding was very affordable and the payment plan was very practical. The food was incredible. My guests are still talking about it now! The staff was very professional and personable with all of my guests. The reception and ceremony site are beautifully maintained and my wedding was more beautiful that I ever could have imagined! So much care a effort was taken by Rhonda and her staff and it showed. Rhonda is a gifted coordinator. She is honest and caring. I would HIGHLY recommend WatersMill to any bride/groom.


Review Date: 11/9/2011

CC

Wedding Date: 10/22/2011
5.0

The entire experience from beginning to the end of the rehearsal dinner was fantastic. The food was superb, the staff was professional, charming and did all possible to make our event very special. We cannot express our thanks enough for the hard work by Rhonda and her staff to ensure this was a night to remember for our son and daughter-in-law, not to mention all those who joined us! We highly recommend Waters Mill for any event and will be looking for any reason to use the facility again! Thank you so much for a memorable evening.


Review Date: 10/26/2011

Natalie Salton

Wedding Date: 8/27/2011
5.0

I got married at Waters Mill and had the best wedding ever on August the 27th 2011. I contacted the owner Rhonda about one month before my wedding date. She explained to me everything she could do to help me out. I could not have contacted anyone better; she took complete control of everything. I never had to worry and if I had that silly wedding jitter. She could tell me with her crazy loving personality to stop worrying. She is so witty and cool; I will defiantly miss my communication with her. Iím planning on having my anniversary next year on August 27, 2012. She even had a tasting for several different couples at one time that had weddings coming up. The food was amazing. I give Waters Mill a 100%.


Review Date: 8/31/2011

Jennifer

Wedding Date: 6/18/11
5.0

My wedding could have very easily become a disaster. It was planned to be outside at 6PM. However, at 5:30, North Georgia was hit with a very intense cell of storms that were causing power outages and trees down all over the roads. Rhonda and her staff were EXCEPTIONAL. They quickly flipped the reception hall into a place where we could get married inside (it was beautiful) and walked guests in with umbrellas and parked cars to keep people out of the weather. However, they even went above and beyond the call of duty, Rhonda and her husband got out and threw pieces of trees that were in the road and being chopped up by a chainsaw so my sister-in-law and many other guests would not miss the wedding due to the trees being down. After the wedding, the guests were served out on the porch while they flipped the room back. I would highly recommend Rhonda and her staff. Hopefully your wedding will not be as eventful as mine, but even if it is, you know you will not need to panic.


Review Date: 6/27/2011

Cynthia Simanski

Wedding Date: May 27, 2011
5.0

Rhonda Sheppard provided us with a rehearsal dinner for 75 at Waters Mill. I enjoyed myself so much because I didn't have to worry about a thing. The staff was super helpful and friendly and the food was delicious. Everything went so smoothly and my guests were delighted with the dinner experience. Thank you Waters Mill! I would highly recommend this vendor! Cynthia Simanski, Woodstock GA


Review Date: 6/7/2011

Tina & Randy Moore, Jasper

Wedding Date: April 2 2011
5.0

Rhonda, Jim & Waters Mill Family - I am rating Waters Mill a defenite 5 stars! From the moment we saw this venue, my daughter and now son- in-law knew it was where they wanted to be married. The atmosphere was so perfect and warm and intimate. It was so convenient. We didn't have to run around to different places looking for a wedding coordinator, venue, cooks, baker, photographer, DJ, flowers. Rhonda handled EVERYTHING! Everything is handled by Water's Mill. Also, they are prepared to handled an outside wedding or indoor wedding. Everything was perfect. We had a beautiful wedding and our guests are still raving about it. They were easy to work with and answered our every question. WE never had to worry. I highly recommened them to anyone who wants to get married!!!!!!!!!


Review Date: 4/11/2011

Joanna, Bride

Wedding Date: 12/26/10
5.0

Dear Jim & Rhonda... Tony and I would like to thank you for everything you did for us to make our wedding day so perfect! Everything happened exactly as we wanted it to and more and that's all because of you! Everyone had a wonderful time and have said how delicious the food was especially your delicious pumpkin soup. We had nothing but compliments for you and your beautiful venue. We took the most amazing pictures. When you think about a wedding in the snow, there is nothing more beautiful!!!! LOVE YOU GUYS AND THANK YOU!!!


Review Date: 1/5/2011

Danielle, Bride

Wedding Date: 7/10/10
5.0

Rhonda & family: We can't thank you enough for our absolutely beautiful wedding! It was more than we could have ever dreamed of!! You are awesome!! Thanks for everything!


Review Date: 12/27/2010

Sharon, Mother of the Bride

Wedding Date: 10/2/2010
5.0

Hi Rhonda, We were so very pleased with everything about the wedding. I just cannot express to you how much you helped to take the stress off of us and let us enjoy the whole thing. From all the planning to carrying out the festivities on Saturday, everything was great. I can't wait to see the pictures. Your staff were all very nice to all of us and very helpful with everything. I will certainly recommend you to all my friends and family so maybe we will get to be guests at someone's wedding at your place soon.


Review Date: 10/13/2010

Allie,Bride

Wedding Date: 08/14/2010
5.0

I wish I could describe just how much I loved my wedding but words don't do it justice!!! It was the wedding I have always dreamed of, and Nat and I can't stop talking about it. Everything was perfect!! I am so blessed to have found Waters Mill, I know it wouldn't have been the same anywhere else!!!


Review Date: 8/26/2010

Becky, mother of groom

Wedding Date: 8/14/10
5.0

Dear Rhonda, Thank you so much for such a beautiful rehearsal dinner you provided for us. Everything was just perfect. You and your staff are the best. Everyone is so kind,caring & professional. It was so nice to not have to worry about anything. Everyone is still talking about your beautiful place & exquisite food. You are truly gifted and we were blessed to have had you be such an important part of our kids wedding. God Bless you,


Review Date: 8/24/2010

Liz, Bride

Wedding Date: 7/17/10
5.0

Dear Rhonda & The Waters Mill Staff, I just wanted to send a quick note to you to let you know how thankful I am for the wonderful wedding we had at Waters Mill back on July 17th. You all executed everything beautifully, even in the face of a thunderstorm! I've received countless compliments on the beauty of the wedding as well as the amazing brunch. i wouldn't have been able to do it without you! Best Wishes,


Review Date: 8/21/2010

Debra and Greg, Marietta

Wedding Date: 7/3/2010
5.0

Waters Mill made our wedding day perfect! Rhonda Waters interviewed us to find out our tastes, preferences, personality, and what our main idea was for our wedding. Well, they did it!! Waters Mill was able to capture our ideas in every detail: visions, sounds, tastes, touches, and smells. There were lights in the trees, candles in beautiful blue mason jars throughout the yard, birds singing, aroma of flowers, and the delicious food that was served. The staff was thoughtful and attentive to us and all the people at the reception. Everyone that attended the wedding is still talking about how perfect the wedding was and how well it suited our personality. It ran perfectly from the pre-wedding refreshments to the exit of the last person attending. If you want a wedding that stands out from all the other local wedding venues, use Waters Mill. You will have a wedding that will not be forgotten. Thank you so much Waters Mill! Greg and Debra


Review Date: 7/8/2010

Debbie, Mother of Groom

Wedding Date: 05/08/10
5.0

Dear Rhonda... What can we say? Our hearts are on overflow from the blessings of the weekend at Waters Mill! Bryan and Jackie's wedding was everything we had hoped and prayed for and so much more! You were truly and answer to prayer. Thank you, Thank you for your sweet service, your congenial, kind mannered hearts and genuine humor that added such a comfortable relaxing atmosphere for everyone! The food was so delicious...excellent....we had so many compliments on both dinners! In every detail we appreciated all your hard work and for accomodating us all so beautifully! We wish you many blessings and much success with your service and business at Waters Mill! With Grateful hearts! Debbie


Review Date: 5/15/2010

Natalie, Bride

Wedding Date: 06/16/2007
5.0

I wanted to take a moment and tell you a few things! My Dad and I were talking the other night about my wedding and how AMAZING it was. He was telling me how people he works with still talk about how it looked just like something out of a Movie or Fairy Tale. I don't think you got enough credit for all your hard work. The Guests, Trey and I had a wonderful time. I wanted to take a moment and tell you THANK YOU for a wonderful wedding....picture perfect wedding. Sorry it took so long (2/15/10) but I just wanted you to know how much Trey and I enjoyed our wedding. I am always happy to put in a good word about Waters Mill.


Review Date: 2/15/2010

Jenna,Atlanta

Wedding Date: 10/11/09
5.0

I want to take this moment to thank you for giving us the most beautiful wedding ever. I could never have dreamed what become of the whole event. It was stunning. Let me tell you, the peace I got from Waters Mill on my first visit was truly amazing. I felt "at home". I knew that was the place I wanted to get married. And from every visit there on, it got better and better. Everything worked out perfectly. Your staff was AWESOME,the food was AWESOME,the flowers were GORGEOUS,the whole things was AWESOME. I couldn't have asked for anything better. You gave me only the best and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you Jenna


Review Date: 10/31/2009

Beth, Bride

Wedding Date: 09/19/2009
5.0

I have been meaning to email you all week, but this week has been so crazy. Coming back from your honeymoon and going back to work is not easy. :) Thank you so much for all did for our wedding. It was everything that Patrick and I wanted, and we couldn't have asked for anything else. It was perfect. I hope you enjoy your gift. You deserve the best. People are still calling us and telling us how amazing everything was!


Review Date: 10/7/2009

Bobbie, mother of bride

Wedding Date: 09/19/2009
5.0

Dear Rhonda and Staff, I am convinced that rain, sleet or snow can not stop the staff of "Waters Mill" from making dreams come true! Thank you ALL for making Beth and Patrick's "perfect wedding" a reality! Even though the weather did not cooperate! Rhonda, thank you for helping Beth with every detail of the planning. There aren't enough words to describe how happy and pleased we were with the ceremony and reception! Setting up for the reception in 17 minutes!!! What a great Team work!! The food was AWESOME and the flowers and tables were beautiful!!!! Every detail was met with perfection!! The staff took such good care of us and our guests through out the entire evening! All of you are very talented and caring! We will always remain grateful to "Waters Mill" and staff for making Beth and Patrick's dream's come true! With gratitude, Bobbie


Review Date: 10/5/2009

Misty & Nathan

Wedding Date: 06/19/09
5.0

Nathan and I just wanted to say thank you again for making our wedding day the most amazing day of our lives. Everyone had a great time and there's no way I could have done such a great job without you. Your staff was wonderful and we could tell they really cared about making our day special. You have helped us to create a day that will live in our hearts forever and we will never forget you guys and everything you have done. We could not ask for a better way to begin our lives together. Thank you. Misty, Bride


Review Date: 8/4/2009

Chileshe,Philadelphia

Wedding Date: 7/25/09
5.0

Oh I am STILL spinning from just HOW wonderful Saturday was-I absolutely know that email cannot say how GREAT the wedding was (but I thought I might as well try :) ) We had the best time with you and I have been receiving countless emails, texts, and even a letter expressing how AMAZING the grits were! I can't wait to see the photos and relive the magic of the day with my friends and family. Lots of Love!


Review Date: 7/31/2009

Nancy, Mother of Groom

Wedding Date: 06/20/2009
5.0

Rhonda... You and your staff at Waters Mill did an impeccable job for our "children"! Noah said this morning that Dana had not stopped smiling,touched the ground or come off of Cloud Nine. Thanks Nancy


Review Date: 7/13/2009

Johnnie, Mother of Groom

Wedding Date: 2/14/09
5.0

David and Rose's wedding and reception were absolutely perfect and a 5 star evening. Thanks to you and your momma Irene and your staff, the setting and food were excellent. Needless to say, it was the pleasure of working with you that made it such an enjoyable event. ...All of the guests plus David and Rose had glowing comments about the evening. Thank you so much.


Review Date: 3/15/2009

Christy & Kevin, Comer

Wedding Date: September 6, 2008
5.0

Dear Rhonda, Jimmy and Waters Mill Staff...Words on a card is a mere expression of the joy we feel in our hearts when we think back on our wedding day. Every details was beyond beautiful & it turned out to be such a wonderful day, the best of our lives.The ceremony and reception was decorated just like I had imagined, the flowers were so perfect they didn't even look real and THE FOOD and THE CAKES were AMAZING!The pictures are stunning, beyond words. Everyone worked so hard to make our day happen the way it did and we wanted to make sure you all knew that Kevin and I are beyond appreciative and thankful for each of you. We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to join our lives together as husband and wife at such a magical place like Waters Mill.


Review Date: 10/13/2008

Joanie Tallant Fowler, Cumming

Wedding Date: 07/11/2008
5.0

Hey Rhonda and Jim - I just wanted to say thanks again for everything you did. The wedding turned out so beautiful and the flowers were amazing!!!! I couldn't have ask for a better wedding. This was my fairytale!!!!! I know the pictures are going to be perfect. Thanks again, Joanie Tallant Fowler


Review Date: 7/21/2008

Cara & Greg,Alpharetta

Wedding Date: 05/17/2008
5.0

Thank you all so much for helping to create our beautiful ceremony and reception at Waters Mill, we continue to get wonderful compliments on the perfect day. It was such a blessing to have the flowers, catering, photography, and coordination all taken care of at the same place and we couldn't have been happier with everything! You truly gave us an amazing start to our new life together and for that we will always be grateful! Cara and Greg


Review Date: 6/16/2008

Jessica and David

Wedding Date: 10/14/2007
5.0

You guys mae our wedding the best day of our lives! I couldn't have asked for better service and people, you are all amazing and talented! Thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts! Love always, Jessica and David


Review Date: 12/4/2007

Nancy, President of DCHS Class of 1987

Wedding Date: 10/6/2007
5.0

Rhonda, On behalf of the Dawson County High School Class of 1987, I would like to thank you and your staff for making our twenty year class reunion such an enjoyable event. Waters Mill exceeded my expectations as the entire staff was truly dedicated to making this event a great success. From our first phone conversation, during the planning process and thoughout the evening of the reunion, the willingness of the staff to work with me was commendable. The Fall decorations were perfect. The food was delicious. Each member of the staff was kind and courteous. Waters Mill provided the perfect setting for visting with classmates and renewing friendships from our school days. Thank you for making the DCHS Class of '87 welcomed guests at Waters Mill. Sincerely, Nancy President, DCHS class of 1987


Review Date: 11/24/2007

Christine and Jared,Acworth

Wedding Date: 10/27/2007
5.0

Rhonda,Amy, Arlene, Jimmy and staff: Thank you guys so much for everything. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!! Our families and friends are still talking about our wedding and about how much fun they had. I want to thank you guys for making our day truly special and for making it everything I wanted-even when I couldn't explain it. You guys are wonderful. Oh Arlene,my family wants to adopt you, by the way! They were so impressed with your food. It was delicious! Thanks again to you all. Christine and Jared


Review Date: 11/20/2007

Don-father of the bride

Wedding Date: 10/27/2007
5.0

Hi Rhonda...Deb and I wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for putting together such a great wedding for our daughter Christine. You, Amy, Arlene and the rest of the Waters Mill staff did an excellent job! In fact, I've been receiving emails almost daily from our guests who told me they thought the food was outstanding, the staff was fantastic and Waters Mill itself was a beautiful setting for a wedding. You made Chris & Jared's wedding very memorable for everyone who attended! From the first day we met with all of you (including your mom Irene) you listened to what Chris was looking for in her wedding, offered her some great suggestions and were very accommodating. You truly made us feel at home. I now realize all the hard work that goes into putting together a "successful" wedding and you are all amazing at what you do! Thank you again for everything. Sincerely, Don (father of the bride)


Review Date: 11/2/2007

David and Lisa Hulsey

Wedding Date: 10/13/2007
5.0

Dear Rhonda and staff, David and I can not thank you enough for the months of preparation that you all put into helping Michelle ( and us) and Viktor begin their life together. We felt like we had nothing to do but "show up"! From the rehersal organization, and dinner on Friday to the helpful guidance on Saturday, it was absolutely wonderful. Your staff was always helpful and pleasant, and so organized. You and your husband have a lot to be proud of at Watersmill. I do not anticipate us using you for anymore weddings, but when I know of someone who is searching for the perfect location, atmosphere, organization, and attention to detail, we will recommend Watersmill without hesitation. Thank you all again for making this wedding a very special occassion and memory for both the Hulsey and Rommedahl families. Thank you all again, and God bless you. David and Lisa Hulsey, Gainesville, Ga.


Review Date: 10/15/2007

Angela, England

Wedding Date: 08/04/07
5.0

Dear Rhonda and Amy, Firstly...thank you so much for a wonderful evening! We are receiving such compliments from everyone, including our English guests. "What a beautiful place...what marvellous food...what a magical location for a wedding..." so on and so forth. We can only agree! And, speaking purely personally, both Ezra and I can't remember any wedding where the food was more delicious and UN- weddinglike! Simon and Grace said they were disappointed when it had to end... Ultimate compliment. I'll be in USA middle of next month. Can I come out for coffee, please? Love, Angela


Review Date: 10/15/2007

Michelle & Kevin, Gainesville

Wedding Date: May 28, 2005
5.0

What can I say? Rhonda was absolutely the best person I could have hired to coordiante and plan my wedding. I hired her 15 months before my wedding and we planned almost everyday up until the end! She was amazing with her resources, networking, and recommendations. She was involved with every detail from ordering my dress down to the flower petals lining the aisle. She created the most beautiful sundeck for my ceremony by decorating with fabric drapings and also made the bouquet of my dreams!!! She also kept me sane!!! When I couldn't make anymore decisions she was there to help! If anyone is looking for a planner who truly cares about the bride and her family this is the planner for you. She will be able to give you the wedding of your dreams... She gave me mine!!!!


Review Date: 10/1/2005

Key: What the Stars Mean

5 Stars
Excellent Work, Went Above and Beyond: I Highly Recommend

4 Stars
Great Work: I Would Definitely Recommend

3 Stars
Did The Job: I Was Satisfied and Would Recommend

2 Stars
I Was Not Satisfed With Work / Performance / Service:
I Probably Would Not Recommend

1 Star
I Was Strongly Dissatisfied With Work / Performance / Service:
I Definitely Would Not Recommend


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765 Guy Waters Rd.  
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
678-725-9245
www.watersmill.com
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