Incredible 211 year old Updated Victorian Mansion and Event Center, located in historic Greensboro, GA, just minutes from Lake Oconee and 60 miles east of Atlanta. Highgate's grounds have a certified butterfly garden and are surrounded by over two acres of ever-changing English-cottage style gardens. The large variety of flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees create a symphony of colors, and with the certified butterfly garden, the property provides a perfect backdrop for weddings, events, or relaxing while you enjoy nature.
Cobblestone and concrete walkways connect the 5,889 sq. ft. French Victorian home with six bedrooms and 4.5 baths, to a variety of out buildings, including a Wedding Chapel, one-bedroom Guest House, Studio Cottage, 6,500 sq. ft. Ballroom/Event Pavilion, Reception bathrooms, Office, Storage buildings, Barn, numerous well-maintained gardens with 3 Outdoor Wedding sites, Greenhouse, Gazebo, Waterfall, and Pool.
The History of Highgate - Originally a two room house built in 1810, the house consisted of the current dining room and a bedroom above. In 1850, the house was expanded to include additional living spaces and bedrooms, and a granite driveway was installed and remains to this day. In 1888, the house was converted from Greek Revival style to French Victorian, and further expansion included the butler's pantry, kitchen, bathrooms, stained glass windows shipped from Germany, and a wrap-around porch. Next to the home is a Studio Cottage with bedroom/lounge and bathroom.
Adjacent to the beautiful Chapel Garden, standalone restrooms were added in 2008, further increasing the function and capacity of the facility. The stunning 6,500 sq. ft. Indoor Event Pavilion was built in 2009. A Caterer's Kitchen, expanded Dance Floor, Full Service Bar, and Four Zone Sound System were added to the Event Pavilion in 2018. With seating for 200 guests and a 300 person capacity, it a truly wonderful space for weddings, parties, and events. In 2018, the current owners remodeled and updated several features on the property, including the kitchen and bathroom in the home, as well as adding a Two-Story Grooms Cottage and Office, bringing the overall square footage in this amazing property to over 14,000 sq. ft. French Victorian Home-ác.1810 Studio Cottage Grooms Cottage Indoor Event Pavilion Storage Buildings Barn Magnolia Terrace Sunken Garden Outdoor Wedding Chapel 8 bedrooms 7 full baths, 5 half baths. 6 Fireplaces 12, 10, and 9 foot ceilings Wrap-Around Porch 2.26 acres of lush gardens and walkways Irrigation System In-Ground Pool Currently operating as a Bed & Breakfast and Wedding Event Venue.
The City of Greensboro, Greene County is included in the Rural and Federal Tax Opportunity Zone Tax Incentives. The City of Greensboro has a Private Regional Airport convenient for out-of-town guests or Movie Producers. Conventionally located 20 minutes to beautiful Lake Oconee, little over an hour to Atlanta International Airport and 30 miles to the University of Georgia (UGA). This property with all the amenities and location is perfect site for Corporate Events, Weddings, UGA Social Events or for the Movie Industry.