About Us


Oakhurst’s Story

Oakhurst is a centennial farm with a hundred years of southern elegance and charm. The farm has been in the family since 1901, owners Lynda and Lon Marlowe acquired the farm in 1978. With son Morgan and daughter Ellie, the Marlowe’s continued Oakhurst’s farming tradition operating the farm as a cattle and hay farm.

The Marlowe’s cherished the farm’s southern beauty and wanted to share it with others. In 2001, the Marlowe’s crafted unique settings on the farm for special events and occasions. In the middle of the farm, is the main hall and gardens, offering southern elegance and charm for any event. With the Georgia countryside as the background, any wedding, reunion, conference, or other event will surely be a uniquely, southern experience.

Oakhurst visionary and founder, Lon Marlowe designed Oakhurst to be a special place and until his death in 2015, directed the family business and put together a team with backgrounds in teaching, nursing, and ministry to serve Oakhurst’s guests.

He wanted Oakhurst to be special for everyone who stepped on the land and often said, "There are places that etch themselves upon the imagination...now one is closer than you thought." This quote and desire from Lon, serves as Oakhurst’s motto and is the driving principle in their business decisions and interactions with clients and visitors.

Leadership Team

Lynda Marlowe - Owner

Alexis Paul - Executive Event Coordinator

Oakhurst is managed by owner, Lynda Marlowe, and executive event coordinator, Alexis Paul. The two life-long friends manage the venue with attention to detail and an eye for elegance. As retired educators, Lynda and Alexis are professionals when it comes to coordinating.

With a team dedicated to you, flexibility and ease come naturally when planning at Oakhurst. The Oakhurst Team’s number one priority is to offer a professional and personalized experience to the farm’s guests.

Lynda and Alexis personally invite you to visit Oakhurst to experience first-hand the elegant lakeside, beautiful gardens, and charming reception sites. Contact the Oakhurst Team for more information and to make an appointment.

Visionary and Founder

Lon Marlowe

We pride ourselves in flexible, stress-free, and couple-friendly planning. We provide a support staff whose people skills and professional standards are second to none. Their backgrounds of teaching, nursing, and the ministry enhance the services of our venue.

“We invite you to visit our elegant lakeside setting and gardens and tour the bridal suites and reception hall! Please contact us for more information and to make an appointment.”
-Lynda and Alexis