About The Chimneys

The Chimneys at Big Canoe is truly a perfect setting for special events.
Here, you and your guests can enjoy all of the natural beauty of the North Georgia Mountains
while relaxing in our pristine setting. It could not be easier to get to The Chimneys,
yet once you arrive, you’ll feel like you’ve really gotten away.
Our venue features an updated wooden lodge building that evokes a historic feel. Inside, there are three event rooms which can be configured for seating, dancing and buffet service however you would like.
Our incredible wrap-around porch is also large enough for seated alfresco dining. You and your guests can easily move from indoors to out.
Our flagstone-covered outdoor patio can serve as the perfect ceremony or cocktail reception area and additional dining seating capacity. Here you’ll be treated to sweeping views of the mountains, woods and Lake Sconti and get to relax by our namesake – the incredible outdoor chimney!

Kristen Curles – Venue Manager for The Chimneys

Kristen entered the event industry in 2017 & immediately fell in love with making people’s event visions come true!  She works tirelessly to ensure each of her clients are taken care of from start to finish & they enjoy the planning process of such a special occasion. Her ability to assist with any type and style of event, combined with her ability to connect with any personality, make her a valuable asset in creating your next unforgettable event experience. 

“We take tremendous pride in each and every event hosted here at The Chimneys. When you come to tour our stunning venue and setting, you’ll see exactly why it’s a beloved location for weddings and corporate events, as well as reunions and so much more.”

The Chimneys offers so much for your special event, which you can learn about in more detail on our Weddings page or Corporate Events page.

I can’t think of a single less-than-glowing thing to say about The Chimneys. Not only was the price better than any venue we looked at within a 50-mile radius of Atlanta, but the service, attention to detail, and atmosphere were all excellent. Jacquelyn


Our catering services here at The Chimneys are absolutely incredible. We work exclusively with Talk of the Town Catering & Special Events so you never have to give a second thought to the cuisine and service being perfect. Talk of the Town is highly regarded as one of North Georgia’s finest catering companies and the array of menus and service styles you can choose from will ensure you have even more than you’d hoped for here at The Chimneys!

Activities and Lodging

Not only do you get the entire Chimneys location when you host an event here, but there are countless activities available within Big Canoe for you and your guests to enjoy, as well! From golf and tennis to canoeing and swimming, you will have your pick of how to spend your day. We also can offer amenity-filled lodging for guests – both in private homes or even upscale cabins that will take you away without leaving you lacking for the comforts of home.

More Locations for Your Event

We can offer our event and catering services at not just the main Chimneys venue, but also within the Big Canoe Swim Club, the Big Canoe Lodge and in private residences! So, if you are dreaming of a weekend-long event or overnight retreat, we can offer you many options for just the right atmosphere.

Every detail was taken care of and looked amazing. The staff took great care of us and made sure everything we needed was taken care of. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Rebecca