The Homestead is located 20 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

Welcome to The Homestead

a venue in the valley


Are you searching for a stately, yet  charming location for your special day? Look no further than Northwest Georgia’s, The Homestead venue, at Candlelight Forest. This venue is nestled in the tranquil hills of the Chattanooga Valley jsut minutes from downtown Chattanooga. This picturesque estate sits across from Lake Angela with a breathtaking view of beautiful Lookout Mountain.


Wedding Package

Our wedding package includes a picturesque, 150 year old hand-pegged Amish barn, an Italianate farm home we call Peacock Hall and a carriage house.  The foreground is our own private Lake Angela at the head of our valley. The background includes the highest point on all of Lookout Mountain known as High Point. 


on-site rentals

We have four on-site rental opportunities available, including 2 treehouses,  America's very 1st Idea Home, and The Bellewood lodge. Turn your special day into a full weekend destination!

scenic + timeless

This sprawling estate is a mix of the stately and the pastoral. Ceremony options, include the lovely front lawn or Lake Angela in the background with its views of Lookout Mountain.

like a dream

Our goal is to make your wedding day... your dream come true. This manicured estate is the perfect setting for an elegant experience or a more casual one. Regardless of your vision, The Homestead is a beautiful choice and our staff is eager to exceed your expectations.


book your dream wedding today

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

Tour The Homestead

a venue in the valley


Candlelight Forest is conveniently located 20 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

9862 GA-193
Chickamauga, GA 30707

Phone: (706) 944-9065


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