Welcome to the enchanting Gillen House Bed and Breakfast, where timeless charm meets contemporary elegance. Nestled in a picturesque setting, our 2.5-acre venue is the perfect backdrop for your wedding, special event, or intimate gathering. Here's a glimpse of what we offer:


Unforgettable Weddings: Say "I do" in a storybook setting. Our meticulously maintained grounds and cozy interiors provide the ideal canvas for your wedding day. Whether you prefer an outdoor ceremony under the canopy of ancient trees or an indoor affair with vintage character, we have the space to make your vision a reality.


Intimate Events: Celebrate life's special moments with us. From milestone anniversaries and engagement parties to intimate family gatherings and business retreats, our venue is designed to accommodate a range of events. Our professional staff will ensure every detail is taken care of, leaving you free to enjoy the occasion.


Charming Accommodations: The Gillen House offers comfortable and well-appointed rooms for you and your guests. The perfect blend of rustic charm and modern amenities awaits. Wake up to a delicious homemade breakfast, prepared with love and care.


Picturesque Grounds: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds our venue. Stroll through our gardens, take in the serene pond, or relax by the cozy fire pit. These picturesque settings provide wonderful opportunities for photography and outdoor activities.


Wonderful Location: We're located in Maxeys, Georgia, just 25 miles east of Athens, Georgia, making us easily accessible to you and your guests. Discover the perfect blend of tranquility and accessibility.


At the Gillen House Bed and Breakfast wedding and event venue, you'll find the perfect blend of elegance, charm, and hospitality. Let us help you create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.


Contact us today to start planning your dream event.

2024 Gillen House Event Packages


Wedding Packages

Exchange vows in Georgia's picturesque countryside at The Gillen House Bed and Breakfast. Say "I do" under magnificent Magnolias, surrounded by beautiful flowers to match your wedding colors. The chirping birds and gentle breeze add to the romantic ambiance. After the heartfelt ceremony, enjoy a delightful reception on the grounds or wraparound porch. Gillen House offers a romantic and serene setting for creating lasting memories.


Wedding packages include the use of the first floor public areas of the house, (living, dining, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, hallways and porches), garden grounds and Maxeys City Limits Bar, as well as access to the Bride's Room and dressing area on the second floor. Excluded are owner’s quarters on the first floor, limited access to the second floor and large barn.


We offer 3 different package options to fit your dreams and your budget. We also offer customizable wedding package options to fit your unique desires.


Weekday Package: Monday - Thursday from 9:30am to 9:30pm 


Weekend Package:  Friday or Saturday from 11 am first day to 11 am following day, plus overnight accommodations in four suites for eight people, double occupancy for one night.


Entire Weekend Rental: Friday 11 am to 11 am Sunday, plus overnight accommodations in four suites for eight people, double occupancy for two nights. 


Daily Events

Rent the property for birthdays, family gatherings, work parties, anniversaries, or any celebration you desire. You can choose to rent it for a full day during the week or on the weekend on an hourly basis, and we require a minimum of 4 hours.


Daily  event packages include use of the first floor of the house, front porch and back patio plus the grounds, gardens and Maxeys City Limits Bar. Excluded areas are owner’s quarters on the first floor, the second floor of the house and large barn.



Venue Requirements

In order to hold a weekend date, a deposit is required and cannot be refunded after 14 days. After 14 days, a contract must be completed and signed to firmly reserve your dates. 


Cancellation Policy: 90 days prior to the event, reservation deposit will be refunded minus a cancellation fee. If inside 90 days of the event, no refund can be provided.


Facility Cleaning fee 


Tent rental is recommended for parties of 40 guests and over. In case of inclement weather, up to 40 guests  can be accommodated on the front porch. 


Event Insurance must be obtained prior to the event and proof of coverage is to be supplied. See vendor list.


A Day-of Coordinator is required for events over 40 guests.


Call 706-740-7323 or email info@gillenhousebandb.com to learn more about our packages and pricing or to book your next event with us!


We will provide a preferred vendor list.


Please refer to the contract for terms and details of reserving your dates.


*The weekend rate applies to weekday rentals booked on national holidays.