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was looking for a place to get married. And the rest, they say, is history. Green had the property ready to go in just three months. That was in 2014; since then, the property has hosted more than 200 weddings. Today, the property includes the barn, a farmhouse and a duck preserve. Wait. A duck preserve? That’s right. In addition to weddings, the property also hosts duck hunts. Back at the barn, though, the venue can accommodate 220 guests for a seated dinner event and between 250 and 300 for a buffet. Combining rustic with elegance, the barn features 1760 louvered windows found in Pennsylvania and church pews from Scotland. Along with the barn, the property also contains a cottage and 600 acres overflowing with locations for outdoor weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners. “It’s a very homey, casual and personal feeling here,” Younts says. “It’s very welcoming.” For fall dates, brides need to book between a year and a year and a half in advance; those seeking spring dates can book between nine months and a year. Younts has advice for all brides no matter which kind of venue they choose. “Make sure your venue has a lot of character and personality to it,” recommends Younts. “Have a wedding that represents you and your fiancé. Don’t try to duplicate another wedding. Look for venues that give you opportunities to think outside the box.”

Mallards Croft by Smash Photography

Karon Warren is a freelance writer based in Ellijay. Georgia. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Karon also writes for FamilyVacationCritic.com as well as her blog, ThisGirlTravels.com.

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DeSoto Magazine June 2019  

DeSoto's 2019 "I Do" Issue! … All about weddings. A go-to guide for every bride and groom.

DeSoto Magazine June 2019  

DeSoto's 2019 "I Do" Issue! … All about weddings. A go-to guide for every bride and groom.