Built in 1873, the Payne-Corley House provides classic Southern hospitality with all the luxuries of the current day. The original home has been renovated and can be arranged to be a great option for groups of 40 up to 250. Whether you dream about having an outdoor reception or a beautiful garden wedding, Duluth couples will find that the Payne-Corley House is a perfect fit.
The beautiful and pristine Magnolia Cottage carries the same inviting Southern style of the past to the present. Designed to mirror the classic Southern beauty of the Payne-Corley House, Magnolia Cottage holds the House’s similar feel of a cherished private home. Our deep, welcoming wrap-around porch extends the sociability of the inside gathering room to the outdoors. Magnolia Cottage is the ideal venue up to 60 guests.
The Grounds and Gardens
Our beautiful and spacious grounds make your options unlimited. For an unforgettable outdoor reception, Duluth’s Payne-Corley House is at your service. Tenting can be arranged to accommodate our larger groups; we have hosted many events for over 500 guests!
At the Payne-Corley House weddings are our specialty. We take great pride in the personal service and quality product we offer each and every wedding we host. A dedicated Event Specialist will work with you from start to finish and is here to ensure your vision for the big day is a reality.
Whether you want something more formal the day before the wedding or a casual barbecue, we are happy to create an event that won’t overshadow the big day. A screen is available complimentary for you if you would like to give a video tribute to the bride and groom.
Our attention to detail is a great asset to any meeting planner. The Payne-Corley House cuisine and beautiful venue gives our corporate clients a first class impression. Board meetings, incentive dinners and retirement parties are just a few of the events we can host for our corporate clients.
The Payne-Corley House and Magnolia Cottage are always dressed for the season. A weekday luncheon, casino night or a casual reception, we offer a festive backdrop to help you celebrate your employees at the holidays. Our chef prepares special holiday menus and a visit from Santa can be arranged on request.
The Payne-Corley house offers the perfect setting for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Guests can enjoy the beautiful grand ballroom while our expansive front lawn is great for games and family photos. We are pleased to offer customized Mitzvah menus for children ages 14 and under and adults.
Our cozy Magnolia Cottage is perfectly suited for intimate baby showers. From shades of rose pink and white to baby blue and mint green, you are welcome to bring in your own decorations or use our white on white table linens and Magnolia centerpieces.
A milestone to be celebrated, our venues offer the ideal sites for hosting your son or daughter’s graduation party. A strolling reception is a great menu choice for this event because it allows your guests to mingle and celebrate the graduate.
The birthday boy or girl will be delighted with either the splendor of the Payne-Corley House or the more casual Magnolia Cottage. Your event specialist will assist with party décor, menus and of course DJ recommendations for the celebration.
From the 1st to the 50th let the Payne-Corley House host your anniversary gathering or vow renewal. Whether you want to renew your wedding vows with a full ceremony or prefer a gathering of your closes family and friends we will tailor the day to every need to ensure the celebration will remembered for years to come.