Let Southwind be your destination for the wedding of your dreams
Treat your guests to a premier southern experience at SouthWind. From fine dining to unmatched views of the sprawling Georgia landscape, Southwind weddings are synonymous with beauty, relaxation, and a night you and your guests will never forget. Our in-house planner will guide you through the entire process — from the venue to catering to floral arrangements and everything in between.
Because we’re located in such a stunning setting, Southwind already has the perfect backdrop for your perfect day. Say “I do” at our lakeside pergola or underneath our grand gazebo nestled perfectly on the front lawn. Choose from a tented reception or an intimate gathering on the Main Lodge back deck — we’ll pull out all the stops for whatever direction you choose. And, because our love of the outdoors permeates everything we do, our weddings also come with opportunities for seasonal hunting, clay shooting, fishing, and horseback riding.
In House Wedding Planner
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 background 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 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 background 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.