Couples looking for something unique and off the beaten path will find it here at our historic cottage hidden in the woods. Built in 1921, our history, architecture, and charm make for an amazing wedding experience!
Photo Credit: Bekah Taylor www.bekahtaylor.com
Photo by John Antaki www.johnantaki.com
- WEDDING PRICES -
Windsor Manor offers a flat rate so there are no surprises! Venue rental for a Saturday wedding and reception is $3,500 and Fridays and Sundays are $3,000. The price includes:
12 hours exclusive use 11 am - 11 pm
Covered pavilion for reception and outdoor garden ceremony area
Comfortable dressing rooms for bride and groom with mini fridges
Setup and breakdown of chairs for ceremony & reception areas
Signs / cake stand / easel / yard games / fans / gas patio heaters
Crushed ivory taffeta linens
Optional lantern centerpieces with LED candles
Wet bar / coffee bar / drink dispensers
An hour for rehearsal on a non event day
- HISTORY -
Nelle taking a dip
Designed by famous architect Willis Irvin, Windsor Manor exudes storybook Tudor Revival elements such as a stucco and stone facade, diamond paned windows, and a steep tiled roof. The interior features stained woodwork and a beautiful beamed ceiling like you might see in a hunting lodge, and a large working stone fireplace, both of which were created from sandstone and trees sourced from the property.
Mr. Cole was president of the A.T. Cole Hot Blast Stove Manufacturing Company and chose Augusta for his 2,500 acre estate where he built stables for his race horses, and used the natural springs below the house to build a large pond for his children to enjoy. There was an apple barrel in the cellar, always full of apples, a pool table, tennis courts, hunting, fishing, camping, and buggy rides with Mr. Cole who always wore a dark jacket and buttoned up vest.
Cole sold his residence and property in 1946 to Walter and Nelle Golosky who owned N&W Camera, and a pawn shop downtown. The Goloskys were members of the Garden Club and the Augusta Riding Club and spent summers at Windsor Manor.
After sitting vacant for over 20 years and suffering from the elements, Windsor Manor was listed on Historic Augusta's "Endangered Properties" list in 2012. The estate was purchased in late 2014 by a DIY elementary school teacher with a love for architecture, quirky art, and gardening. The weddings came as a way to finance the restoration. The house has since been rewired, re-plumbed, repainted, heating and cooling replaced, the pool restored, and an outdoor pavilion added. Restoration is a labor of love and is ongoing. Restoration Pics Link