This Dahlonega Resort is Having an "Elopement Event"

Prices are affordable, stress is nonexistent, and your guest list is blissfully small.

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Photo: Michele Kraft-DeBlois

So you got a ring for Christmas and five minutes later, Mama wanted to know if you had set the date (and made sure it wasn't on a playoff weekend), found a preacher, picked your colors, hired a caterer, booked a soloist, registered for china, ordered invitations, and mailed out save-the-dates.

If Mama's about to send you over the edge, repeat after us: Valentine's Elopement Event. That's right. It's not a romance package. It's not a wedding package. It's a no-fuss elopement package at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort for happy couples who would rather spend their time honeymooning in the north Georgia mountains than arguing about what goes on the cocktail napkins and trying to decide whether Aunt Mertis will make the guest list.

A rustic property between beautiful Amicalola Falls and charming Dahlonega in Georgia's wine country, Forrest Hills offers elopement packages year-round, but for the Valentine's event, you can choose from the following options:

Ceremony Only: $150

Available Friday 2/14 from Noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday 2/15 from Noon to 6 p.m.

Ceremony + Photography: $299

Available Friday 2/14 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday 2/15 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Ceremony + Photography + Mini Cake + Champagne Toast: $350

Available Friday 2/14 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday 2/15 from 1 to 5 p.m.

You and your intended can bring up to 8 people with you (that's a party of 10 total, including the bride and groom). Guests can rent rooms at the resort (though you and your true love might prefer a honeymoon cabin). Add-ons, like a horse-drawn carriage for the bride and groom or a special dinner, are available for an extra fee. Forrest Hills will lend you a silk bouquet, or you can bring live flowers with you.

One word of advice: Be prompt for everything. You won't be the only twosome tying the knot during the Elopement Event, so let's stick to the schedule, future Mr. and Mrs.!

Curious? Get the scoop on the Valentine's Elopement Event here. Find everything you need to know about Forrest Hills' year-round elopement packages here.

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