About

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The Thompson House and Gardens is located in the small quiet town of Bogart, Georgia, just minutes from downtown Athens and its quaint cafés, antique shops, and of course the University of Georgia.

The House a historic Victorian farmhouse built in the 1880 by Mr. and Mrs. Thompson. The House remained in the Thompson family for over 100 years until On Guest transformed it into a beautiful and unique setting for weddings, receptions, and social gatherings. The Thompson House and Gardens embraces nature and elegance at its finest, as demonstrated by its ever-changing display of color and fragrance. The inviting wraparound porch offers guests a place to sit and marvel at the meticulously maintained grounds and experience the serenity and tranquility of the garden’s soothing water feature.

Guests may even get a glimpse of butterflies whimsically fluttering atop the gardens flora.  All the while, you may be serenaded by the romantic sound of a train rumbling along just outside the grounds of the garden, bringing you back to a simpler time. Your guests will leave with a feeling of true southern Victorian sophistication.

Larry + On Guest

Larry and On Guest are the proud owners of the Thompson House and Gardens, 9 Oaks Farm, and the Warehouse. They delight in providing their clients with beautiful venues and memorable experiences for their events. On is also the lead floral designer, and creates stunning bouquets
and centerpieces that enhance the decor for each event!

Dana Loftin

Dana is the general manager of The Thompson House and Gardens, 9 Oaks Farm and the Warehouse. You can expect to be greeted with full on southern hospitality from this sweet lady! Dana is beloved by our clients and brides for making sure they have an amazing experience and that they feel like family. Dana oversees the planning every step of the way–from the initial contract, to floral design meetings, to making sure each wedding and event is exactly what our clients envisioned!