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“There are almost no words as to how PERFECT and wonderful this place and people are. From every detail, timeline, decoration, they had answers for everything and were very organized and professional through the entire process. Not to mention how incredibly beautiful the venue is. I have gotten so many compliments on the cleanliness, tastiness, and beauty of our wedding. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing and would recommend to ANYONE!”

-Kylie Parr (Bride)


“My husband and I had our wedding at Empire Mills and we’re so glad we did! The staff at Empire Mills is so very professional and helpful. One of the themes I’ve heard over and over again from our wedding guests was that the food was AMAZING! I loved having our wedding in such a historically rich venue. We can’t recommend Empire Mills and Hallie Janes Catering enough!”

 -Graci Stephens (Bride)


“This is hands down one of the most beautiful and unique wedding venues in Georgia. Hallie and her team go above and beyond to make your dream come true and you cannot beat what they have to offer! The setting is so romantic, throw in historical charm with authentic architectural detail and you have the perfect space to host your dream wedding! My husband and I feel extremely honored and lucky to break in Empire Mills for years and years of beautiful weddings to come!”

-Mary Frances Carroll (Bride)


“What an AWESOME VENUE!!! We attended a wedding here to ring in the new year and all i can say is wow! The food was great, I mean great! The outdoor fire pits were warm, but more importantly the bartenders and wait staff were very very nice and professional. Awesome Venue with soo much charm makes it a perfect spot to celebrate a wedding!”

 -Jimmy Abdou (Wedding Guest)


“The entire wedding weekend at Empire Mills for my son and his bride was absolutely phenomenal! We held both the Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding Reception here during the weekend of July 7/8, 2017. Hallie Jane and her entire staff were extremely professional, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable….and just a joy to work with . This beautiful, historical venue is like no other ….the reception had over 300 guests, and Empire Mills accommodated everyone perfectly. Everything flows very well for guests moving around, the acoustics inside for the band were wonderful, and the AC was wonderful for this hot July weekend. The menu choices were even more delicious than what many upscale restaurants serve- and it was all served and presented first class. I can’t say enough about Empire Mills and our guests said so also, many times over. Thank you, Hallie Jane and the entire Empire Mills team for making this Wedding Weekend for Bo, Ansley, our guests, and both of our families just spectacular!!”

-Jennifer Cochran (Mother of the groom)


“As a wedding photographer, I get to see tons of venues, and I can honestly say that Empire Mills is hands down one of the BEST I’ve experienced! I photographed a wedding there last month, and it was a DREAM. I was overwhelmed by the amount of gorgeous backdrops and photo locations. I’d describe the feel as rustic, elegant, and romantic. Unlike many venues, Empire Mills doesn’t limit you… You can really make your day whatever you want it to be. I cannot recommend more highly!!”

-Claire Diana (Wedding Photographer)


“We highly recommend Empire Mills! This venue was so unique and beautiful, and the staff were so accommodating down to the very last minute! Our wedding was an absolute dream; more than we ever could have hoped for, and the food was phenomenal! Empire Mills will always hold a special place in our hearts”

 -Macki McHugh (Bride)


“We had our company Christmas party there and it was fantastic. The venue was nicely decorated, the wait staff were cordial. All we really had to do was show up. It was a wonderful experience, one that I hope to repeat. From the planning to the execution, it was wonderful.”

-LaToya Davdison-Perez (Guest)


“Empire Mills has the best staff ever!!! The venue is hands down beautiful! However, the event staff made our day great! They were so helpful and kind. The food was out of this world, our guest were calling the next day to see if we had any leftovers! If we had a chance to go back and do anything differently, we would not change a thing about our venue.”

-Kimberley S (Bride)


“Beautiful venue!! Everything about our day flowed wonderfully. So many places on the property for pictures and the need for decorations was very minimal with how beautifully they’ve restored the property. Wouldn’t want to cover up the natural beauty of the brick and exposed steel work! I would recommend this venue to anyone in a heartbeat!”

-Lauren Z (Bride)




Hors D'ouvres


Seasonal Melon Cubes
watermelon with feta mousse, cantaloupe with
prosciutto, honeydew with pistachio & mint

Deviled Eggs & Candied Bacon

Pimento Cheese Bruschetta topped with Homemade
Pepper Jelly

Whipped Goat Cheese and Fig Crostini with Balsamic

Modern Day Tea Sandwhiches
Deviled Ham & Cornichon/Dill Egg Salad
Spicy Pimento Cheese

Seasonal Crostini Featuring Local Cheese, Veggies,
& Herbs

House Made Potato Chip, House Smokes Salmon,
Caper-Dill Aioli

Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews

Red Bliss Potatoes with UGA Caviar & Creme Fraiche

Chilled Summer Soup Shooters
Cucumber Gazpacho, Summer Squash,
Summer Tomato Basil

Avocado Toast
Matchstick Radishes, Toasted Sesame Seeds,
Chili Oil, Sea Salt

Caprese Skewer with Balsamic Reduction

Deviled Egg Toast with Micro Greens

Grilled Peach & Goat Cheese Crostini

Beet Hummus in Cucumber Cups

Beet & Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Hot Polynesian Pork Belly & Pineapple Skewer

Hoisin Duck Confit, Braised Cabernet Short Rib

Spring Rolls-
Duck, Short Rib with Dipping Sauce

Mini Crunchy Taco-
Smoked Heritage Pork,, Rock House Brisket
or Tuna Tartar

HJ's Slider-
Rock House Brisket/Chuck Blend,
Pimento Cheese, Bacon Jam, H&F Bun

Gougere Stuffed with Goat Cheese-Herb or
Dijon Chicken

Mini Biscuits-
Braised Pork with Bourbon-Peach Jam,
Nashville Hot Chicken with House Pickle

Cocktail Meatballs-
Asian, Italian, Mediterranean Lamb, Coconut Curry,
and/or Falafel

Bacon Wrapped Quail- Grainy Mustard

Qual Lollipop- Honey Gochujang Glaze
with Toasted Sesame Seeds

Fried Macaroni & Cheese Bites- Buffalo Creme

Chicken & Waffel Cones- Spiced Local Honey

Fried Haloumi- EVOO & Fresh Herbs

Curry Vegetable Samosa with Tamarind Dipping Sauce
Seafood Pickled Cocktail Shrimp- Capers & Vidalia Onion

Poke Wonton Cups- Tuna or Steel Trout

Lump Crab Salad in Cucumber Cups

Crawfish Empanda

Bangin' Gochujang Shrimp- Buttermilk Herb Dip

Blackened Grouper Street Taco- Lime Crema,
Cilantro, Red Onion

Mini Oyster Po'boy on H&F Bun- Cajun Remoulade
& slaw

Ahi Tuna Spring Roll with Nam Plah

HJ's Cocktail Crab Cake- Remoulade

Lobster Fritter with Lemon Saffron Aioli

Mediterranean Grilled Octopus Skewers

Crispy Shrimp Dumplings- Dumpling Sauce

Tempura Coastal Shrimp, Curry Lime Aioli



1290 Pennington Rd.

Madison, Ga 30650



Phone: (706)-342-2837