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What to expect

Hi all!  We’re so excited that so many of our friends and family will be able to make the trip over to Lake Lanier to share our special day with us.  Being that we are less than 10 days away, I wanted to provide some information on what to expect.

Dress :: Plan on wearing business casual attire.  We want everyone to be comfortable in the late summer warmth, so gentlemen, please feel free to wear slacks / khakis with a dress shirt and tie.  Ladies, a sundress would be appropriate.

Transportation :: Lake Lanier provides a free shuttle service from the Lodge to the Wedding site and vice versa.  If you are staying at the lodge and would rather leave your car there — please take advantage of the shuttle service!

Ceremony :: The ceremony will be at a point off PineIsie, one of the Islands in Lake Lanier Islands Resort.  It will be completely outdoors, weather permitting, and should not last longer than 20-30 minutes.  After the ceremony, guests will enjoy hour d’oeuvres while the wedding party and family get their pictures taken.

Reception :: The reception is under a beautiful, stacked stone pavilion overlooking the lawn where the ceremony took place.  It is a short walk up a hill (the path is paved), but there will be golf carts available to escort guests from the lawn to the point. The reception is scheduled to conclude at 11pm.

Sunday :: All guests staying the night at Lake Lanier are welcome to join us from 10am – 12pm for a continental breakfast in the Grasty Villa (#6).  We’d love to see our friends and family one last time before parting for the weekend! Don’t forget, room check-out is at 12pm.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about the weekend!  The contact page has a form that will send an email directly to us.  We can’t wait to see everybody NEXT WEEKEND!

Why not make it a vacation?

Yes, September 4th is THE big event, but there’s SO much more to see at Lake Lanier Islands other than our wedding.  If you’re making a trip for the wedding, why not make it a vacation?  Here are a list of things you can do at Lake Lanier Islands:

Camping

Horseback Riding

Spa

Golf

Bicycle rentals

Boat & RV Rentals

Wine Tasting

Dining

Fishing

Tennis

Waterskiing

Beach & Waterpark

Attention Groomsmen and Ushers

We want you all lookin’ sharp on September 4 — but we need just a little help from you to make it happen!  Our tux shop is awaiting a phone call from each and every one of you so they can collect your measurements and order your suits.

If you would, please go to any of your local tux or suit shops (not a tailor — they take different measurements) to get measured.  They’ll write your measurements down for you, and all you’ll need to do is call 770-889-6889 and give Boyd or Alice Hildebrandt your numbers.

Thanks for all you help!

Lake Lanier Accommodations

To those who have chosen to stay overnight at Lake Lanier Resort, we can’t stress enough how important it is to secure a room before this summer. Lake Lanier is a very popular attraction during the summer months, and the Lodge will fill up very quickly Labor Day weekend. To secure a room, please call the front desk at 770.945.8787 and reference the Grasty/Green wedding. To help aid your decision, below is more information on all the accommodation options:

Lodge Guestrooms ($169/night): Rooms at Legacy Lodge consist of King Rooms and Double Queen Rooms with beautiful views of both the lake and the natural surroundings.  Each room is equipped with walk-in showers, granite counters, balconies, flat screen TVs, and complimentary wireless internet. The Lodge offers two restaurants, Windows and Bullfrog’s Bar, as well as a variety of dining services, including room service and catering. The entire resort, including the wedding festivities, is just a shuttle ride away.

Villas ($1000/night): The Villas are the newest addition to the resort’s accommodations. Although slightly more expensive, the Villas are directly on the lake and are right down the street from the Lodge. The room set-up is a bit confusing — each Villa consists of two King Rooms ($219/night), two Double Queens ($219/night), and two King Suites ($279/night). The King Suites are upstairs and have a VERY large common area for their private use.  The King and Double Queen rooms are very spacious, but do not have the same large common area.  Each room is individually keyed for privacy, although a few adjoining rooms do have shared doors that can be optionally unlocked for more space. Guests have the option to rent an entire Villa ($1000/night) for a large group or just one room for a family or couple. Shuttle services are available from the Villas to the Lodge (for restaurants and bar) and down to the wedding site as well.

Lakehouses ($389/night): At first glance, the exterior of the Lakehouses look a bit dated, but as soon as you walk in you will LOVE the charming Cape-Cod style.  The Lakehouses are cozy, quaint, fully-equipped cottages right on the lake. Each Lakehouse features two bedrooms and two private baths with dressing areas, and a pull-out sofa bed. Also included is a mini-kitchen, dining space and large family room with a fieldstone fireplace. The best part?  The hot tub and grill outside on the patio!  Although these cottages are a bit further from the Lodge, shuttle service is still available to guests staying here.

Off-site Options: If you choose not to stay at the resort during the wedding weekend, there are several off-site options as well.  The Mall of Georgia in Buford offers many hotels from Holiday Inn Express to SpringHill Suites by Marriott.  Your closest off-site option will be Comfort Inn & Suites in Buford, GA.  We do not have a wedding rate at any of these locations, but you should find that each has reasonable prices.

I hope this makes your decision to stay with us a bit simpler.  Don’t hesitate to email us with questions!