Weddings

The Ford Plantation is one of the nation's premier residential communities and private sporting clubs, sensitively developed on 1,800 breathtaking acres of pristine Georgia Low Country. Located on the site of a former antebellum rice plantation, the majestic waterfront location once captivated the imagination of automobile magnate Henry Ford, who built a historic winter retreat on this lush property in the 1930s.

This extraordinary natural environment offers the perfect setting for your destination wedding—an opportunity to enjoy your special day in rare privacy and beauty. TFP can accommodate weddings for up to 250 people.

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Unparalleled Ambience
The Main House was automobile magnate Henry Ford's historic winter estate. This wonderful home, a true architectural treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits atop a bluff overlooking the Ogeechee River and serves as the heart and soul of The Ford Plantation. It provides a formal, elegant atmosphere for outdoor wedding ceremonies and tented receptions. The Lake Dye Grill, the vintage Oyster House, or the Ogeechee Outfitters marina facility are suitable for relaxed rehearsal dinners and family celebrations.

 

Five-Star Cuisine
Five-star gourmet meals prepared by the Club’s talented culinary team will impress even the most discerning palate. All reception and dinner menus are customized to the occasion in accordance with the wishes of the event host, and we source many of our ingredients from our on-site farm. Casual dining offerings, such as traditional Low Country Oyster Roasts and farewell brunches, provide the perfect choice for rehearsal dinners and entertaining out-of-town guests.

 

Spa Facilities
Relax and renew body, mind, and soul at the elegant and rejuvenating Spa. Formerly Henry Ford's Carriage Home, the Spa is nestled among ancient live oak trees and lush gardens, adjacent to The Main House. Relax in the hydrotherapy tub, enjoy a luxurious facial, or unwind with an outstanding massage. Professional staff is available to create perfect hair, nails, and make-up for your big day. The Spa offers a spacious gathering room for the bridal party to enjoy on the day of the ceremony.

 

Excellent Service

Whether the wedding is an intimate family gathering or a grand celebration, Ford Plantation’s dedicated, knowledgeable staff will work to make every bride’s dreams a reality. With an incomparable historic southern location, world-class cuisine, and an unrivaled professional staff, The Ford Plantation is the perfect setting for unforgettable weddings.

 

Available Wedding Venues

All Non-Member Guest Weddings must take place at The Main House.

 

Accommodations

Non-Member wedding guest accommodations are limited to the five rooms in The Main House for two nights, for up to 10 people. Two nights in a premium room are included in the Non-Member site fee.

 

Non-Member Wedding Package

$7,500 Site Fee
$10,000 (plus tax and 20% service fee) F&B Minimum for groups of 50 guests or less
$15,000 (plus tax and 20% service fee) F&B Minimum for groups more than 50 guests

Includes:

  • The Main House wedding venue site.
  • Complimentary two night stay in a premium room in The Main House during the wedding, including breakfast for two each morning.
  • Option to rent out the other four rooms in The Main House at the standard guest rate ($295 per room, per night – plus taxes).
  • Use of The Main House Pool for guests staying in The Main House.
  • Bicycles for use on property during the weekend.
  • Use of The Spa dressing room for hair and make-up services for the bride and the bridal party on the day of the wedding (services not included).
  • Opportunities to book golf outings, fishing excursions, private fitness classes, spa appointments, and other amenities at the special wedding guest rate during the wedding weekend. Reservations for all amenities must be received at least two weeks in advance.

    For more information, please contact Laura Johnston, Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, at 912–756–5725 or ljohnston@fordplantation.com.

 

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