Raves & Reviews
December 1, 2017 | Rehearsal Dinner
I just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful evening. The carriage house looked amazing. Jordan and Morgan were fantastic. They made sure everything was taken care of and on track. The food was delicious. Everyone was so impressed with the venue. I can’t say enough about it. Thanks again. I will definitely think of you if I need to plan another event. I hope Ellen is feeling better. We missed her.
Katie & Jordan
October 6, 2017 | Wedding & Reception
I just had to email you and let you know just how amazing your staff is at Four Oaks! Last Saturday our daughter, Katie, was married there and it was absolutely perfect ... Morgan is so very good at her job - her performance was seamless. She is really amazingly calm and calming and very organized. Brandon is such a hard worker! I know that I don't even know they half of what he does, but he was so instrumental in making everything work and up and running. As much as I dreaded the tents, he was great about giving us time to decide and he was right about them being pretty. They looked very nice and I loved the way it turned out.
The chef was, well, AMAZING! I have heard from so many people that it was the best food that they have ever had at a reception and I completely agree. It was as delicious Saturday night as it was at the tasting we attended.
Lauren's group did a great job as well! They jumped into action when there was a mix up and we were short one bridesmaid bouquet. They were great! I never felt stressed and believe me... that is quite an accomplishment!
Thank you all for making this very important day the best day we could imagine! Sincerely, Nancy McRee
Erin & Jimmy
May 6, 2017 | Wedding & Reception
Morgan & the Staff of Four Oaks. We cannot begin to thank you enough for all you did to make our wedding day and the whole experience up to it so wonderful. From the last minute tents, to adjustments with the weather, to every single little special touch you added to the day, it was amazing! We completely picked the best wedding venue ever! Thanks So Much! Jimmy & Erin Caudnet
Andreea & Ionut
July 29, 2017 | Wedding & Reception
This place was magical for my wedding. My wedding was perfect and I am so happy with everything that took place here. Thank you Randy and Ellen for helping me with all the rush decisions and change of plans in the last minute. I organized my wedding in a short time and everyone at Four Oaks Manor helped all my dreams come true. It was like a fairy tale :)
Rebecca Botco Mavity-Crump
My bridal shower was hosted here. Pricey but completely worth every penny! The hosts were wonderful and helpful, the location is beautiful, and the food was amazing! Really want something else to celebrate to go back!!
Emily & Michael
July 7, 2017 | Wedding & Reception
I can not say enough great things about Four oaks manor! My wedding was perfect! Thank you Ellen for putting up with me and my crazy last minute changes! Thank you Randy for marrying us! And huge thank you to Brandon and the rest of the staff for setting up and putting together the most amazing day!
Brittany & Derek
May 13, 2017 | Wedding & Reception
It took about 5 steps into this place before we knew this was exactly how we wanted to get married! From day one with locking in our wedding date to saying"I do", the staff at Simple Gatherings at Four Oaks Manor were simply amazing! Special shout-out to Morgan Cannova, our wedding coordinator at the venue! She is so awesome to work with and kept us on our toes with several creative ideas that really put a special touch to the wedding! I never thought in a million years as a guy that I would actually be excited about going to the wedding planning meetings! That's how awesome this place is! The entire process was easy and mapped out professionally. We wanted a venue that was as turn key as possible and we got just that! By the way, treat yourself to one of their food tastings, you will thank yourself! They also have great partnerships with preferred vendors and everyone really came through to make our wedding perfect! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you for making our special day just that! For anyone seeking out their future wedding venue, this place has the bar set high and I challenge you not to fall in love with it!
Whitney & Jose
December 10, 2016 | Wedding & Reception
We have had numerous family events at Four Oaks Manor including several baby showers, birthday parties and my parent’s wedding anniversary. When we decided on a December 10th Christmas theme wedding, I knew it had to be at Four Oaks Manor. The owners, Randy and Mary Beth, are so friendly and accommodating. We had several private planning meetings and they happily attended to every detail. With the warm weather, we thought we would be able to have the wedding at the outdoor ceremony site. Unfortunately, it turned cold and other arrangements had to be made. The staff worked tirelessly to put up tents and get heaters. Everything about our wedding day was just perfect. The food, floral decorations, candles, twinkling lights and Christmas trees made the evening magical. We were honored to have Randy officiate the ceremony.
The entire experience, from planning to us getting in the limo to leave, was absolutely perfect. I want to thank everyone involved and let them know how much I appreciate them. I cannot have imagined having our wedding anywhere else!
October 25, 2016 | Mill Creek Softball Banquet
I really wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for all that you and your staff did to make our night very special. Words cannot express how grateful I am. From the moment I stepped onto the property Tuesday night, I was taken care of and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the table decorations to the professionalism of the staff, it was an amazing night.
Thank you so much for your patience and hard work. Thank you for making an evening the 8th graders will not forget. It was a spectacular night. All of the families commented on how special the evening was, how beautiful and perfect the atmosphere was, and how delicious the food was.
Thanks Randy,I really look forward to working with you again.
Carlie & Brian
September 30, 2016 | Wedding & Reception
Four Oaks was outstanding for our wedding, especially the day of. Emily our coordinator and Brandon the manager were always close by and willing do anything we asked. The grounds were stunning the day of the wedding. People could dance, walk around, or hang by the fire pit. Everyone had a great time. We went with the outdoor dance floor, which I highly recommended to keep the party centralized. Thanks Four Oaks for making our day amazing.
Tiffany & Michael
September 16, 2016 | Wedding & Reception
To say that this venue is perfect is not good enough!! They handle almost all of your wedding needs and make it sooo easy to plan your wedding. It takes all of the stress off you and your fiancé. Our wedding coordinator Emily had us on schedule the whole time and made sure everything was perfect and easy!!! They have the best and most trendy decorations to use and help with everything !! Make your life and wedding easier and happier. Pick this venue!!
Sarah & Tyler
June 4, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception
I would encourage any prospective bride to consider this venue. My daughter got married there on 6/4/16. Four Oaks Manor exceeded our expectations! The venue is a hidden gem with it's beautiful garden setting, rustic wedding arbor, carriage house and lovely historical home. The staff was kind, attentive, and responsive to all our needs from the moment we made our decision to the actual wedding day. I cannot say enough about Kelley our wedding coordinator. She was sweet, wonderful and amazing to work with! She made us feel special, kept us on schedule even when we go an unexpected rain shower shortly before the ceremony, and continued to calm any worries we had due to the weather. The venue is affordable, the décor options were perfect, the food is amazing. They even provided 2 gluten free meals which our guests raved about. Their preferred vendors were also great to work with. I want to thank Kelley, and the rest of the staff for giving my daughter her dream wedding. Be sure to go visit this venue you won't be disappointed.
Roberta & Rob
May 14, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception
Simply Gatherings at Four Oaks Manor was the perfect place for our May wedding and reception!! Our coordinator Emily was great. She worked with us on all the details to make sure everything was just the way we wanted it. We Highly recommend to anyone looking for an outdoor venue in a beautiful garden.
Kylie & Brody
May 7, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception
Loved everything about our Daughter’s Wedding. When we first toured the venue, it was very hard to visualize just how Beautiful things would turn out. It was winter when we first went to take a look so it was difficult for me to imagine the place coming to life. But It does!! We went back for the Open House and had the opportunity to sample some of the items that could be selected for the Menu. Talk about WOW! So we planned a late afternoon wedding and evening reception. It was the first of May, The weather was beautiful, flowers were in bloom, the lights were lit in the trees and the overall organization was unbelievable. Staff was amazing and Emily handled things so perfectly. I don't think I could ever be able to show them how much we appreciate their attentiveness to every little detail. We have gotten so many great comments on the wedding and how awesome the dinner was. I can’t think of one thing that went wrong that day… it was magical and everything our baby girl dreamed of. She got to be a PRINCESS for a day and didn’t have to worry about a thing. From the start of the day, Emily and her team made sure they did not miss a beat. The girls had such a great time getting dressed upstairs in the very accommodating Bridal Suite. All I can say is Thanks for helping our Family make this milestone so incredible Simple Gatherings at Four Oaks Manor. Side Note .....The Grooms Mom also had the Rehearsal Dinner there. Made it very easy for our families to navigate throughout the weekend.
Susan & Robinson
April 16, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception
We LOVED our beautiful wedding day at Four Oaks Manor! Sweet, easy going Savannah was our planner. We met with her several times to work out different details. She kept us on tract with planning worksheets. She took care of the details. We didn't have to stress out knowing that she was coordinating our day. Savannah was there on our wedding day making sure all details were carried out. She was quick to respond to emails and calls. She did a fantastic job! The day of our wedding was gorgeous. The venue is full of beautiful azaleas, trees, and flowers. It is breathtaking with all the little pathways, buildings, and gazebo. The Chef's food was amazing! We had a champagne brunch with ham, quiche, and chicken Florentine. The chef worked with us to allow for cheese grits and biscuits. We also had the spicy shrimp skewer appetizers. Yum!!! Let me just say, there were NO leftovers. Everyone enjoyed the food and pleasant scenery.
This is a fantastic venue. The only thing we had to provide were the wedding dress/tux, cake, and champagne. This is a wonderful one stop shop so to speak. It made our lives so much easier not to worry about every tiny detail. Our guests loved the venue, simply beautiful. Thanks Savannah for helping us pull off a wonderful wedding!!!
Kim & Brian
April 9, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception
First of all, I would like to thank the entire Four Oaks crew for making my dream wedding become a reality! Kelley did an amazing job coordinating (as well as Emily) and put so much detail into everything! Since we were paying for a lot of our wedding on our own, they took this into consideration and worked with us as much as possible. I truly believe we got more than our money's worth when all was said and done! On the day of, we pretty much just showed up and walked into a beautiful spring setting with everything set just the way we had planned during our meetings. Thank you Brandon for helping set up and Randy (the owner) for working with our budget:) The food is amazing (especially the chicken florentine) and my guests have been talking about the beautiful rustic venue since we said "I do!" I could go on and on about this place with nothing but good things to say but I think this pretty much sums it up! Thank you Four Oaks!
Amanda & Stephen
March 26, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception
Wow! Our wedding was everything we imagined and more! From the very start, we knew Four Oaks Manor was special. The staff were all extremely courteous and accommodating, and our coordinator Emily kept us all level-headed on the big day. Each and every detail was attended to, and almost everything was taken care of in-house. All we needed to provide was the cake, the rings and the dress. This was the perfect space for our wedding of 30 guests, though our initial guest list of 140 would have still been beautiful. The Four Oaks team of Randy, Emily, Brandon, Chef Craig and Kelly were very professional. Our guests are still raving about our prime rib buffet and how excellent the food and wait staff was. We will definitely be back for more events to come!
Laura & John
March 20, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception
Four Oaks Manor was absolutely perfect! We had such a wonderful experience working with our coordinator Savannah. She set up structured and well planned meetings to make sure we had all of the details covered. Really took a lot of pressure off of us. The staff were flexible and responsive the day of our wedding. All of our guests loved the venue and the food. It's such a beautiful place and we are so happy that we chose Four Oaks for our wedding.
Shannon & Tom
November 14, 2015 | Ceremony & Reception
We were married last November and had a fabulous day. Four Oaks put our wedding together in less than 60 days and had the place perfect for over 70 guests. Savannah was fabulous and never seemed ruffled. The cost and value was everything we were looking for and the the set up was perfect. I really cannot say anything negative except that it ended too quickly. Thank you to all the staff at Four Oaks Manor for all of their hard work and attention to detail. We were able to just enjoy our day and I cannot say how many people tell us it was their favorite wedding ever!
Ivanna & Aaron
September 25, 2015 | Ceremony & Reception
We want to thank everyone that worked with me on our special day. Kelley is the best...she met with me on several occasions and used such creativity to achieve my exact vision. The decorations were better than I could have ever imagined they could be, and even though it sprinkled here and there everything was great. After all was said and done my wedding day was AMAZING! The food was SO GOOD!! I had so many guests talk about the encrusted chicken! the servers were so fast on everything. We recommend Four Oaks Manor to anyone that wants to have the most wonderful day to remember and to work.
Cara & Mike
September 6, 2015 | Ceremony & Reception
Wow, wow, wow!! What an absolutely perfect venue! I was simply blown away with the level of service we received from Four Oaks Manor before and during our wedding. The staff was fantastic, extremely attentive and professional. The food was great! We had a low country boil and our guests are still talking about it. Our wedding coordinator Kelley was amazing - detailed, organized and a joy to work with. She took care of everything! I could not believe the attention to detail, every little thing was handled. DJ Aaron was awesome and fun, another joy to work with. The gardens are beautiful. The venue is private and romantic, with twinkly lights and candles everywhere . We were planning to wed at Lake Lanier Islands but Four Oaks offered so much more for a far better price. They delivered on everything I wanted for our special day: the décor, the flowers, the ambiance was perfect. We had over 100 guests and everyone remarked how beautiful the venue was and how much fun they had. Thank you Four Oaks for an unforgettable wedding.
Kayla & Matt
May 9, 2015 | Ceremony & Reception
One of the best venues! From the decor to the staff everything I could ever wanted for me wedding day! I would highly recommend... Ask for Kelley for your coordinator. She was awesome!!!
Rebecca's Sweet 16 Birthday Party
February 6, 2015 | Party
We had our daughter's Alice in Wonderland Sweet 16 Party at Simple Gatherings. Kelley and her staff did an amazing job!!!! They are very easy to work with and they have so many ideas. They went well beyond what we hoped and dreamed for!! It was so beautiful and we had so much fun!!! My daughter and her friends said that was the Best Party they had ever been to!! Kelley and her staff made sure everything was just right. They also helped us get a DJ and Photographer.The Chef did a Great Job with the food, it made my job a lot easier. I was able to really enjoy the celebration!!! We can't wait to work with them again for our next event!! If you are having a Wedding, Birthday or any other event, you will love Simple Gatherings!!! Thanks again to Kelley and her staff for making my daughter's
16th birthday so very special!!
Megan & Rick
October 25, 2014 | Ceremony & Reception
They were very flexible with everything we wanted to do and were attentive to our wants and needs. They worked with all of our vendors and were so helpful... The food was also very good and we had everything we wanted even things that were not listed on the menu."
Stephanie & Shawn
November 23, 2013 | Ceremony & Reception
Simple Gatherings at Four Oaks Manor not only provided a cute and intimate setting with very friendly help, but they do most the work for you! They take care of catering with delicious food, decorate with all sorts of cute lights and lanterns and candles, arrange getting your flowers done for you, set up the music for the night, and whatever else you need. No extra hidden costs or sticking you with extra things at the end... We had some cold weather unexpectedly and they hurried to put up tents and heaters and make everyone comfortable without any issues.
Amanda and Jim
September 29, 2013 | Ceremony & Reception
Randy, Laura & Staff: I don't have enough words to express my appreciation for all y'all did to make Amanda & Jim's wedding day the best it could possibly be. It was just amazingly beautiful, perfectly choreographed, and everyone was super helpful, cheerful & went out of their way to make the day go smoothly... It was a dream come true for Amanda & for me too!! I can't thank you enough - I will be referring you to anyone that needs what you have to offer!
With many thanks again - David & Karen (Parents of the Bride)
Ivey and Adam's Wedding
July 12, 2013 | Ceremony & Reception
Dear Randy, Laura, and Madison,.... Thanks to you all. You helped me, Adam, and my family create a beautiful wedding day. It was exactly what I hoped for. It was surprisingly relaxing, and we enjoyed ourselves so much. Our guests enjoyed themselves too, and we still get compliments from them. The food was great! Thank you for your help in planning our special day and for answering my never ending emails. Thank you!
Jaymie & Clint's Wedding
June 14, 2013 | Ceremony & Reception
I just wanted to thank you and all of the Four Oaks Manor staff for doing such a wonderful job and making our wedding the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. We had such a great time and everything turned out just the way we wanted it. We will never forget Friday night! Thank you so much!
Steve & Meritha's Wedding
September 26, 2012 | Ceremony & Reception
The place felt like home from the time we walked in on our first meeting. Your home is home for a great wedding day. We will always keep your place in mind for others to have an event there. Thanks for all you did again.
Madison & Kevin's Wedding
March 30, 2012 | Ceremony & Reception
I cannot begin to describe how wonderful our wedding was. This 1920's home is full of character and charm. Four Oaks Manor was an absolute dream to work with. They were accommodating and cooperative in creating my vision... Every element of our wedding was just lovely. Thank you, Four Oaks Manor.
Ameila & Robert's Wedding
Ocotober 22, 2011 | Ceremony & Reception
Here is a little tidbit about the couple, and about this shoot from the photographer: Amelia and Robert's wedding at Four Oaks Manor in Buford was rustic, friendly and gorgeous with a ton of beautiful and personalized touches! Amelia was a stunning bride in a beautiful A-line strapless gown with a simple train, perfect for the venue! Not to mention that her smile can completely light up a room! :) Ameilia and Robert's "love birds" wedding theme was played out on their wedding programs, bird cage centerpiece and even the sweet wooden cake topper. We also loved the hints of purple spread throughout their wedding day, from the groomsmen's purple Converse shoes (loved them!) to the purple wildflowers sprinkled through the bouquets and boutonnieres and even Mia's purple cardigan for the reception. we also can't sing enough praises for Four Oaks Manor. Not only was the staff super friendly and helpful, the venue itself offers a really fun mix of indoor and outdoor settings, including a large cozy fire pit, an adorable old barn (which acted as the outdoor bar at Mia's wedding), tons of beautiful sparkle lights strung up throughout the venue, and a great indoor dance hall.
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Leah & Ryan's Wedding
May 13, 2011 | Ceremony & Reception
Planning my entire wedding from Puerto Rico, only coming into town four days prior to my wedding day, Randy, Mary-Beth and Laurens were amazing! I had no clue what I wanted or even what I supposed to know. They all were so wonderful helping me, even with being in another country! Once the Big Day came, I had no worries in the world! I knew that everything was taken care of and I just needed to relax and hang with my girls while getting dressed... My husband and I will be forever grateful!
Jennifer & Greg's Wedding
April, 2010 | Ceremony & Reception
My daughter just got married this past weekend, I can honestly say this wedding venue is absolutely one of the best I have ever seen. Everything was beautiful, the house, carriage house and grounds are just gorgeous! The outdoor garden and flowers are beautiful, and they have this huge tree in the center out back that was in full bloom with pink blooms last weekend which only added to the lovely charm of the beautiful grounds... We would just like to say thank you to the entire staff at Simple Gatherings at Four Oaks Manor for making my Daughter's dream wedding come true :) Joan Seaton
Barley & David's Wedding
August, 2009 | Ceremony & Reception
My now husband and I wanted to get married close to home but far away from the realities of everyday life... It felt like you were far away from our lives but in reality we were only 5 miles from home... After all was said and done my wedding day was AMAZING! We started with a luncheon for all the women in the morning and it was perfect. The food was amazing and the timing was perfect...They took into consideration my gluten allergy as well as the budget and the variety of folks we had at the wedding. I recommend Four Oaks Manor to anyone that wants to have the most wonderful day of their lives to remember and to work with people that are genuine, accommodating, and friendly and almost like part of the family when all is said and done!!