Let SouthWind be your destination for the wedding of your dreams
SouthWind Plantation offers a unique Southern wedding experience that you will never forget. Let us handle every detail from the venue to catering and everything in between. SouthWind offers an in house wedding planner to guide you through the selection process. Our recommended vendor list showcases some of the best bridal and wedding vendors in the area. We can help you find everything from the perfect flowers to the best music to your unique getaway transportation.
SouthWind Plantation is nestled in a pristine natural setting surrounded by tall Georgia pines and a sprawling 20 acre lake. Say your “I Do’s” at our lakeside pergola or our grand gazebo situated perfectly on our front lawn.
*The images above are provided by Anna Kinchen Photography and Joy Key Photography
Celebrate your special day in unforgettable Southern style. Let our onsite Executive Chef prepare a menu selection unsurpassed anywhere. Whether you are looking for traditional Southern cuisine or something a little more upscale, we can do it all.
Choose from a tented reception on our beautifully landscaped lawn, an intimate gathering on the Main Lodge back deck or pull out all the stops at our new Event Center with its grand sunroom, stunning fireplace and 5,800 square foot Hunters Rest Outdoor Pavilion overlooking the lake.
SouthWind offers the total package with six impeccably decorated lodges that can accommodate up to 90 guests for the weekend’s events, each with its own Southern charm. Choose the Owner’s Retreat, the jewel of the plantation lodges, for your wedding night. It will be the perfect end to a perfect day!
We also offer an array of outdoor activities for your wedding guest. Seasonal hunting, clay shooting, fishing and horseback riding can be arranged onsite. If golf is more to your liking, we can reserve tee times with our local country club. For the ladies, just a short drive away, we can suggest fabulous shopping and delectable eateries.
In House Wedding Planner – Leslie Bernier
Leslie Bernier plans, coordinates and produces weddings, social occasions and non-profits as well as corporate events. With over 30 years of experience, she has participated in the management and planning of hundreds of weddings and events all over the Southeast. Leslie worked as the bridal consultant at Gayfer’s in Tallahassee, Florida for many years helping brides through the selection of their dream gowns, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedoes, and invitations. Over the years, she has developed strong partnerships with some of the best vendors in the business and will help you create the day of your dreams.
Leslie has an extensive back ground in the hospitality industry and tourism. She comes to us from the Hampton Inn in Bainbridge, Georgia where she served as the general manager. However, her role at the The Charter House Inn in Bainbridge is where she learned the entire structure of a full service operation from guest rooms, restaurant and bar management to special events, corporate meetings and group sales. Her back ground is extensive and she brings an unparalleled commitment to everything she does. Leslie’s goal is simple, to make your SouthWind wedding or event an experience you will never forget.