As an Atlanta wedding photographer, I’m often asked about the best wedding venues in North Georgia, and Montaluce Winery is always at the top of my list. From the stunning vineyard views and Tuscan-inspired architecture to the incredible food and wine, this venue offers endless reasons to choose it for your wedding day. In this guide, I’ll share everything you need to know to plan the perfect Montaluce Winery wedding, including ceremony options, pricing, photo locations, and a sample timeline. Plus, I’ll showcase some of my favorite Montaluce Winery wedding photos to inspire you as you plan your big day.

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Ceremony Locations at Montaluce Winery

One of the great things about Montaluce is that it offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony options, ensuring you have a beautiful setting regardless of the weather. Here’s a look at each of the ceremony locations to help you choose the best spot for your vows:

Vineyard Tree

This is the most scenic spot at Montaluce, set on a grassy area with a large oak tree overlooking the vineyard. You’ll catch an epic sunset here, making it a breathtaking backdrop for your vows.
(Guest Count: 0 – 200)

Oak Tree Overlook

Similar to the Vineyard Tree, but located slightly further back on a slate platform, offering a wider view of the oak tree, vineyard, and pond.
(Guest Count: 0 – 150)

Vineyard Overlook

Located to the right of the Vineyard Tree, this spot overlooks the vineyard and pond but features cypress trees instead of an oak tree. It’s more wheelchair accessible, ensuring all your guests can enjoy the view.
(Guest Count: 0 – 200)

Terrace Ceremony

The terrace is a covered, open-air location on the top floor of Montaluce. After your ceremony, the team can transform the space into the dance floor for your reception.
(Guest Count: 0 – 125)

Wine Production Room

For a romantic, candle-lit indoor option, the Wine Production Room is perfect. This low-light space creates an intimate atmosphere, so make sure you hire a photographer experienced with such settings. (Guest Count: 0 – 200)

bride faces the Montaluce vineyard while holding an umbrella.

Photo Locations at Montaluce Winery

Montaluce Winery is a photographer’s paradise with numerous stunning spots for your wedding photos. From first looks to family photos, wedding party shots, and night photos, you’ll have plenty of gorgeous locations to choose from. Here are a few of my favorite places for photos at Montaluce:

  • The Vineyard
  • The Pond
  • Terrace at Sunset
  • Wine Cellar
  • Oak and Cypress Trees

As an experienced Montaluce Winery wedding photographer, I can guide you to all the best spots for unforgettable photos that capture the beauty of this venue.

The Reception

Montaluce offers several spaces for your reception:

  • Bar: Ideal for cocktail hour.
  • Main Dining Room: Perfect for dinner, toasts, and cake cutting.
  • Veranda: Additional seating for larger weddings.
  • Terrace: Your dance floor under the stars.

The Menu

One of the highlights of getting married at Montaluce Winery is the access to their executive chef and exquisite food and wine options. The team’s professionalism and service will impress your guests, ensuring their glasses are always topped off.

Where to Stay

Montaluce Winery is about a 2-hour drive from Atlanta, so many guests opt to stay nearby. The villa rentals close to Montaluce are beautiful, authentic Italian villas and just a short drive to the venue. If villas aren’t available, I recommend browsing Airbnb and VRBO options in Dahlonega.

While Montaluce does offer suites for getting ready, they can be small and dark. Many couples prefer to prepare elsewhere before heading to the venue.

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Montaluce Winery Wedding Pricing

The cost of a Montaluce Winery wedding starts at $7,000, depending on the day:

  • Saturdays: $7,500 facility fee + $9,500 food and beverage minimum
  • Fridays and Sundays: $5,500 facility fee + $6,500 food and beverage minimum
  • Monday to Thursday: $2,500 facility fee + $4,500 food and beverage minimum

For more information on Montaluce Winery wedding packages you can view their full guide here.

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Sample Wedding Timeline

Here’s a sample timeline for a smooth wedding day at Montaluce with the sun setting at 7:00PM:

1:00 PM: I arrive at your villa for detail photos.
2:00 PM: Hair and makeup finish; you get dressed.
2:40 PM: Drive to Montaluce.
3:00 PM: First look.
4:15 PM: Portraits.
4:45 PM: Wedding party photos.
5:30 PM: Guests arrive.
6:00 PM: Ceremony.
6:30 PM: Cocktail hour and Family Photos.
7:00 PM: Sunset photos.
7:30 PM: Reception introductions.
7:45 PM: Dinner.
8:15 PM: Toasts.
8:45 PM: Cake cutting.
8:50 PM: First dance on the terrace.
9:00 PM: Dance the Night away!
10:45 PM: Send-off.
11:00 PM: Photography ends.

bride and groom pop champagne.

Photography Packages for Montaluce Winery Weddings

As an experienced Montaluce Winery wedding photographer, I offer photography packages tailored for this venue. My packages include:

  • Wedding Planning Guide
  • Photography Timeline Assistance (think of me as your second wedding planner).
  • Posing Guidance & Direction
  • Two Photographers
  • Professional Editing
  • Online Gallery with Print Shop

I’ll help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, create a custom timeline for the best lighting and photo opportunities, and deliver professionally edited images within 2-3 months through an online gallery.

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Book Your Montaluce Winery Wedding Photographer

Ready to capture your dream wedding at Montaluce Winery? Let’s make your special day unforgettable. Browse my packages and book your photography session today! View Packages and Pricing

Montaluce Winery Wedding Photos

Below are a few of my favorite photos from weddings and elopements I’ve captured at Montaluce Winery Take a look to get inspired and envision your big day.

With its breathtaking scenery, exquisite culinary offerings, and professional staff, Montaluce Winery is truly a dream wedding venue. Let me capture the magic of your special day at this stunning location. Contact me today to learn more about my Montaluce Winery wedding photography packages.

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bride and groom walk in front of montaluce wedding venue.
bride throws her bouquet in the air while they walk down their wedding aisle.
bride and groom look at each other with montaluce winery in the background.
groom holds bride close.
bride and groom pop champagne bottle.

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