Historic Wedding Venue in Georgia
On this land in 1908, near the intersection of Pea Ridge Road and Paradise Park Road, Phil and Ira Mae Ogletree settled their daughter, Fredeva, and Mrs. Ogletree's sister, Freddie Stokes, into a grand Georgian home abounding with southern appeal. The Ogletree family was as charming and hospitable as their estate. The neighbors described the family as well-educated and kind folks who were always willing to help others.
Local craftsman and local materials were utilized in the construction of the grand, neoclassical Ogletree home. Ezekia Tench, owner of a local sawmill, cleared the forest and cut the timber for the estate. In addition, being a craftsman of many trades, Ezekia also completed the brick and masonry work for the chimneys and foundation. Many craftsmen joined together to create a home for the Ogletree family including William Milton Hardy, Volney Parker, and John T. Vaughn.
The Ogletree House has varied little over the past century and currently resides on the national registrar of historic places in Cornelia, Georgia. The home is a blast from the past flowing with grand columns, well appointed rooms, beautiful staircases, and breathtaking views. In the late 1920s, the apple orchards were a very important part of the Ogletree property situated as one of the great orchard farms in North Georgia. The successful orchards incorporated very up-to-date technology and were located to the south of the house. One local resident of the community can recall applying for apple picking jobs in the late 1920s.
Ogletree Estates warmly invites you to come and enjoy sixty acres of breath taking views with endless possibilities. Our scenic rolling hills with Mt. Yonah in the background paint a stunning canvas for your bridal portraits. Beautiful backdrops are plentiful and include a charming gazebo, rocking chair porches, a splendid arbor, relaxing swing, picturesque bridge, and a vintage smokehouse. Hallmark southern charm, grandiose beauty and a dedicated staff are here to serve making Ogletree Estates the perfect location for your special event.
Whether you walk down the aisle surrounded by acres of natural beauty and blooming floral arrangements, or gather inside our enchanted barn showcasing elegant draperies and crystal chandeliers, you can bring your vision to life at Ogletree Estates!