Augusta's Storybook Wedding & ReceptionVenue
- WEDDINGS -
We are a flat fee wedding venue and there are no hidden fees. Venue rental for Saturday wedding and reception is $3,000 and Fridays and Sundays are $2,500. The price includes:
Venue representative on site during your event
12 hours exclusive use 11 am - 11 pm
Covered pavilion for reception with tables and chairs provided
Outdoor garden ceremony area with chairs
Dressing rooms for bride and groom
2 planning sessions
Setup and breakdown of white chairs for ceremony & reception areas
Signs, cake stand, easel etc.
Crushed ivory taffeta linens
Optional lantern centerpieces
- CONTACT -
Windsor Manor Wedding Venue is gated and not visible from the road. An appointment is required.
To set up a walk through, please call my cell during business hours Monday through Friday, 9am - 6pm at 404-822-5866.
Windsor Manor is located eight miles southwest of downtown Augusta, at 3594 Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah 30815. Our driveway is off Crosscreek Road directly across the street from the Sprint Gas Station/Walton Ridge Community. Look for the red swallow and the blue "Windsor Manor Rd." street sign.
- HISTORY -
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 materials sourced on 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.