Press & Awards


Excellence in Rehabilitation Award

awarded by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

“Excellence in Rehabilitation Awards recognize projects that make compatible use of a building through repair, alterations or additions while preserving features of the property that convey its historic value.”

From the owner-  “Since the first time I saw the old ‘oil mill’ I felt it was a very special property in dire need of restoration and a new purpose. I am thrilled to have received The Georgia Trust Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation. On behalf of Empire Mills and my talented team of fellow visionaries. This award highlights this amazing property loaded with character and historical significance. If that draws more people to beautiful Madison for a wedding or concert at Empire Mills, then YAY!  Everyone loves a comeback, right?”

Preservation Excellence Award

awarded by the Madison Georgia Historic Preservation Commission


Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards




Empire Mills has been featured in numerous online blogs, as well as magazines including Lake Oconee Living Magazine,

The Classic City Wedding MagazineAthens Magazine, Lakelife Mag, as well as Southern Distinction.



1290 Pennington Rd.

Madison, Ga 30650




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