Mountains: Barnsley Gardens Resort, Adairsville
Why you should look: The history of Barnsley Gardens Resort is, perhaps, its greatest draw. The Ruins—enchanting brick remains of the original manor home—are the destination’s most popular ceremony location. English-style gardens and lush forests dot the grounds, which encompass 3,300 acres and set the stage for a fairy tale come to life.
Guide your guests: The location, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, provides a beautiful setting for relaxation and play, whether it’s a treatment at the European-style spa, a Spaten at the Bavarian-like beer garden, a round of world-class golf or an afternoon of hunting on the resort’s on-site preserve.
What to expect: Romantic cottages featuring claw-foot tubs and dreamy porch swings. The resort’s award-winning culinary team crafts menus that range from casual to elegant, creating delectable dishes for everything from the rehearsal dinner to the farewell brunch.
In the know: The bride and groom receive complimentary wedding-night accommodations. The resort’s dense bamboo garden makes for a magical backdrop for bridal portraits.