The Thompson House and Gardens is located in the small quiet town of Bogart, Georgia, just minutes from downtown Athens and its quaint cafés, antique shops, and of course the University of Georgia.

The House a historic Victorian farmhouse built in the 1880 by Mr. and Mrs. Thompson. The House remained in the Thompson family for over 100 years until On Guest transformed it into a beautiful and unique setting for weddings, receptions, and social gatherings. The Thompson House and Gardens embraces nature and elegance at its finest, as demonstrated by its ever-changing display of color and fragrance. The inviting wraparound porch offers guests a place to sit and marvel at the meticulously maintained grounds and experience the serenity and tranquility of the garden’s soothing water feature.

Guests may even get a glimpse of butterflies whimsically fluttering atop the gardens flora. All the while, you may be serenaded by the romantic sound of a train rumbling along just outside the grounds of the garden, bringing you back to a simpler time. Your guests will leave with a feeling of true southern Victorian sophistication.

Thompson House and Gardens offers a variety of ceremony locations. Our Iron Arbor offers a lush backdrop of towering trees. Our onsite florist can customize it to your tastes with a variety of chandeliers, draping and a gorgeous floral arrangement. This ceremony location can comfortably seat 200 guests. For couples with a more classical style, our columned gazebo reminiscent of geek architecture offers a unique backdrop. This option can seat up to 150 guests. Smaller wedding of 125 or less have the option of using our romantic fountain or rustic Thompson shed.


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