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Pure Elegance.

Pristine Beauty.

Located in the foothills of the Northeast Georgia mountains, Sanctuary Estate provides the most elegant, unique setting for your special events, weddings, receptions, private parties, and corporate events.

Thirty-two acres of breath-taking views featuring an exquisite barn and estate.  Our beautiful landscape, privacy, amenities, and dedicated staff make Sanctuary Estate the ideal location for your special event.

our history

After its start in 2013, Sanctuary Estate began steadily growing into the premier wedding and event venue of North Georgia. Owner of Sanctuary Estate, Robin Rensink Kinsey, originally bought the land and built the Estate in 1990. Over the last quarter of a century, the Estate has been kept in the family and continues to be operated with the same family-oriented staff.

landscape

Located in the foothills of the Northeast Georgia mountains, our estate is a hidden sanctuary for those looking to find an intimate location for their big day. A canopied drive opens up to a secluded thirty-two acres of extreme privacy which includes many features that make our venue desirable for even the most discerning guest. These features include: a formal English garden, whose center piece is a magnificent flowing fountain, an eight acre lake which encloses the back of the property and a meadow leading from the estate to the barn which offers a picturesque view throughout the event.

Event Spaces

The Estate

Our estate is comprised of three stories. The first story holds the bridal suite which includes a 2000 sq. ft. salon, kitchen area, lounge area, and access to the pool.

The second story offers a balcony overlooking the pool, wrap around porch, access to the formal English garden, and a study for the bride to await her entrance. Connecting the second and third story is a free standing spiral staircase which creates a desirable photo for many brides and accompanies the wrap around porch on the top level.

The Barn

The companion to our estate is our climate controlled barn which holds the groomsman lounge, reception area, and dance floor. The upper level of the barn comes complete with a TV, restroom, and plenty of furniture for the groomsman or guests to prepare for their event. The lower level is complete with 10 8ft. tables, 6 7ft. tables, a preparation area for food and access to the outdoor patio and dance floor. The outdoor patio comes complete with two bathrooms, one of which is handicap accessible, two fountains, and is typically where the food is served. Adjacent to the patio is our 1200 sq. ft. dance floor with gorgeous overhead string lighting.

The Pool

Our private pool area hosts a 40-ft. pool, fire pit, and patio space.  The pool area is perfect for small receptions, private parties, or just for a place for wedding parties to relax before the ceremony.

The Formal English Garden

Our formal English garden is the stunning centerpiece at the front of our estate.  Beautifully manicured boxwoods surround the magnificent flowing fountain at the center of the garden. The English garden is the perfect venue for ceremonies, private dinners, and receptions.

Bridal Suite

The first story holds the bridal suite which includes a 2000 sq. ft. salon complete with a 16-ft. lighted table and mirror to allow the entire bridal party an area to get ready, restroom, a kitchen area with ample counter space, lounge area with a TV, and access to the pool area.

Testimonials

We just had our wedding at Sanctuary Estate and it truly was the Best Day Ever! The whole day flowed smoothly thanks to Cindy the wedding planner. I honestly couldn't of imaged a more perfect day. If you're looking for a venue that offers the best of both worlds then this is it. I'm absolutely thrilled that we choose such a beautiful venue with kind and caring people that really care about how your special day will turn out.

Gabby

Bride

We used Sanctuary Estate for our Rehearsal Dinner (~50 people) and Wedding (~150 people), and it was absolutely perfect. The venue staff were very helpful, professional, accommodating, and responsive - and the house & barn are absolutely amazing! You'll save some money on decorations and flowers because the venue is beautiful in and of itself. You'll also save on catering as well by paying N GA prices vs Atlanta prices. My wife loved the 2,000 square foot bridal suite, which was perfect for her 8 bridesmaids plus family. Our family & friends loved making it a little vacation and renting a few cabin up there for the week as well! Our photographer just loves the venue because you absolutely can't take a bad picture there. I definitely would recommend this venue to anyone!

Ken

Groom

Sanctuary Estate was home for our daughter's fairytale wedding on October 22, 2016. From the first time we visited the property until the event was completed, it was a pleasant experience. Owner, Robin Kinsey and coordinator, Cindy worked tirelessly to make sure every small detail was completed as we desired. All of our family and guests were as equally impressed. I highly recommend this north Georgia venue for your wedding event. Your choice of options are many with sites for rehearsal dinner, bridal brunch, ceremony and reception spots on this lovely property. This homestead is a wonderful place to start anyone's happily ever after. We highly recommend Robin Kinsey and her lovely plantation venue, Sanctuary Estate. Our daughter lived her dream-come-true wedding and we could not have been more happy with the entire experience.

Sherrie

Mother of the Bride