Waters Mill Weddings and Events Facility - Dahlonega, Georgia
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Weddings at Waters Mill
Weddings By Waters Mill Various weddings held on the Grounds at Waters Mill Wedding and Event Facility located In Dahlonega, Georgia. Voted "Best Place to Have a Wedding" in 2009.
Deanna & Jesse
Wedding Date: 12/20/2015
I LOVE WATERS MILL!!! I was probably too laid back of a bride and then life
happened and I ended up working six days a week for a month and half leading
up to the wedding (was not expecting that to happen). So all my ideas and plans
of "I have plenty of time to get things done"... out the window! Rhonda kept me
on track and made sure I was prepared and had everything I needed! The
setting is BEAUTIFUL, the grounds are immaculate, and the staff is fantastic!
Plus the food is out of this world! I wish I could give her more than 5 stars!
Without Rhonda and Waters Mill I don't know what I would have done. Our
wedding only happened because of her and it was perfect!
Review Date: 2/2/2016
Wedding Date: 5/17/2014
My wife and I got married at Waters Mill, May 17, 2014. As we approach our 1
year Wedding Anniversary, I can't help but look back at the experiences we
had with Waters Mill. Through out the entire process, Rhonda, Jim and the
entire staff were nothing but helpful. They made planning a wedding seem
easy! When it came to the night of the wedding, everything went off without a
hitch. The food was amazing, the venue was gorgeous and all the vendors
were extremely well coordinated. Throughout the night everyone kept telling us
how amazing it was going and several people commented that this was the
best night of their lives! We consider ourselves lucky to call Rhonda and Jim
friends and felt privileged to be able to work with them. If anyone is looking for
the right place to get married, this is definitely it.
Review Date: 4/26/2015
Chris and Tell, Buford
Wedding Date: 05/25/2014
Waters Mill owner and staff were wonderful and the location is beautiful! Rhonda was so
helpful in helping us get all the arrangements in order and was very quick to respond to
my numerous emails! We were very pleased with our experience with Waters Mill!
Review Date: 3/18/2015
Ilde & Robert, Dubai, UAE
Wedding Date: 09/28/2014
Rhonda Sheppard and her dedicated team did an absolutely amazing job
of organising my wedding in September. I can't praise them enough.
Everything was perfect, down to the finest detail. My husband and I
travelled from the Middle East to have our wedding at Waters Mill and it
was a beautiful and memorable day. Thank you all so much!
Review Date: 1/5/2015
Wedding Date: 11/15/14
Rhonda and her staff at Waters Mill are excellent. I have only great
things to say about how well they take care of the bride, groom,
family and guests. Rhonda makes sure no details are left to chance.
And the food was AMAZING. All of my guests told me that the food was
better than any other wedding they have been to. Even though we had
some challenging very cold weather Rhonda made sure everyone was warm
taken care of. Definitely 5 stars!
Review Date: 1/5/2015
Wedding Date: 11/8/2014
Rhonda and Jim Sheppard at Water's Mill are second to none when it comes to
weddings and receptions. Our daughter's wedding on November 8, 2014 this year was
absolutely perfect. Their attention to all and even the smallest details is impeccable. I
would highly recommend Water's Mill.
Review Date: 12/31/2014
Wedding Date: Oct. 11, 2014
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
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
Wedding Date: 09/14/2013
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
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
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
Wedding Date: 9/22/2012
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
Wedding Date: 10/16/2011
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
Wedding Date: 10/22/2011
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
Thank you so much for a memorable evening.
Review Date: 10/26/2011
Wedding Date: 8/27/2011
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
Wedding Date: 6/18/11
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
Review Date: 6/27/2011
Wedding Date: May 27, 2011
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
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
Wedding Date: 12/26/10
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
Wedding Date: 7/10/10
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
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
Wedding Date: 08/14/2010
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
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
God Bless you,
Review Date: 8/24/2010
Wedding Date: 7/17/10
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
Review Date: 8/21/2010
Debra and Greg, Marietta
Wedding Date: 7/3/2010
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
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
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
Wedding Date: 06/16/2007
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
Wedding Date: 10/11/09
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
Wedding Date: 09/19/2009
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
Review Date: 10/7/2009
Bobbie, mother of bride
Wedding Date: 09/19/2009
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
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.
Review Date: 8/4/2009
Wedding Date: 7/25/09
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
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
Review Date: 7/13/2009
Johnnie, Mother of Groom
Wedding Date: 2/14/09
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
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
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.
Joanie Tallant Fowler
Review Date: 7/21/2008
Cara & Greg,Alpharetta
Wedding Date: 05/17/2008
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
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!
Jessica and David
Review Date: 12/4/2007
Nancy, President of DCHS Class of 1987
Wedding Date: 10/6/2007
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.
President, DCHS class of 1987
Review Date: 11/24/2007
Christine and Jared,Acworth
Wedding Date: 10/27/2007
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
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
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
Don (father of the bride)
Review Date: 11/2/2007
David and Lisa Hulsey
Wedding Date: 10/13/2007
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
Wedding Date: 08/04/07
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...
I'll be in USA middle of next month. Can I come out for coffee, please?
Review Date: 10/15/2007
Michelle & Kevin, Gainesville
Wedding Date: May 28, 2005
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