"If you are looking for a professional and breathtakingly beautiful place to have your
wedding, I would suggest the John Oliver Michael House. It was truly perfect! When we
toured the JOMH we walked away knowing this was the one and only place we could get
married. Our coordinator Brittany was the best coordinator any bride could ask for. She
was so professional while still making us feel like we were family. The entire Michael
family worked so hard to make our day special... I had the wedding of my dreams and
that could not have happened without Brittany, the Michael family and the beautiful
wedding venue called the John Oliver Michael House."
Holly Tyler Yager, Bride, Fall 2006
THE HISTORIC John Oliver Michael House is a charming 20th Century Farmhouse, and is owned and operated by the great grandson of John Oliver Michael and his wife, Ned and Doreen Michael. Sitting
atop a knoll bordered by its own farmland of forty acres, the John Oliver Michael House offers a very
peaceful and private atmosphere for any occasion. We are located in Oconee County, 4 miles from
Highway 316, 12 miles East of Athens and 48 miles from Atlanta.
The John Oliver Michael House has been a part of our family through ﬁve generations beginning with
John Oliver Michael and his wife, Minnie Lee Day Michael. Now the proprietors, Ned Jackson Michael
and his wife Doreen Larson Michael have restored the homestead preserving it's old world charactr. Ned's
main concern during the renovation of his family home was to show respect to it's past while enhancing
it's future. He has restored the farmhouse and its grounds in keeping with the 20th century. Yet, at the
same time, he has added a quality of modern comfort to every detail. By doing so, he has created for his
family, friends and you, his guests, a unique and comfortable setting for any special occasion.
JOHN OLIVER MICHAEL built the historic John Oliver Michael House in 1903. As you come up thesteps of the open front porch and enter the front door, you will step into the foyer, which leads to the parlor and diningroom. All three rooms boast the original virgin pine as the beaded board for the walls and ceilings. The
wood used for the beaded board was cut from the trees of the home place. The dining room also features
the original ﬁreplace. You will then enter the keeping room, which adjoins the open-plan kitchen and the
sunroom. Also on the ﬁrst level is a private bath. The stairs off of the foyer lead to the landing on the
second level. Here you will ﬁnd two large bedrooms and a bath. All the ﬂooring on both levels is of the
original heart of pine. As you stroll around the someplace you will notice how lovely the grounds are and
what an ideal location this is for an outdoor gathering, large or small. You will notice four original buildings
each built for a purpose of its own. One was used as a woodshed, another as a smokehouse, the third a
corncrib and the latter was used as a car shelter. They are all a part of a past few people today have ever
known. You will have several choices for a unique setting of your own to host your wedding or special
event. Our goal is to provide for you a private and tranquil environment surrounded by elements of nature.
Our desire is that you will leave with wonderful memories of your time spent here. We feel that the John
Oliver Michael House has much to offer and we want the opportunity to share with you our past and our