About US

At Staurolite Barn, we want to provide a peaceful, relaxing environment to enjoy special events for years to come!

Nestled under the open skies and surrounded by nature’s splendor, our barn and outdoor area are the perfect backdrop for your special day or any formal event. With over 10,000 sq. ft. that can accommodate 250 guests in various styles of seating arrangements, we can host all kinds of events. 

Outside the barn are rolling pastures and a landscaped knoll that can additionally seat over 250 people, along with music, lights, tents and anything else you need for your special day or event.

Nestled under the open skies and surrounded by nature’s splendor, our barn and outdoor area are the perfect backdrop for your special day or any formal event. With over 10,000 sq. ft. that can accommodate 250 guests in various styles of seating arrangements, we can host all kinds of events. 

Outside the barn are rolling pastures and a landscaped knoll that can additionally seat over 250 people, along with music, lights, tents and anything else you need for your special day or event.

OUR MANAGER

Shelby Headshot

Shelby Cook
Staurolite Barn Manager
shelby@staurolitebarn.com

I’m Shelby Cook, hello! Let me first extend to you the warmest welcome to Staurolite Barn
where I am the venue manager. I will be your point of contact for all of your event dreams to
become reality.
I am a local girl here in Fannin County and my family roots go back generations. Upon
graduating from Young Harris college I was fortunate enough to make Fannin county my
permanent home and reside on my grandfather’s old farm where I am slowly refurbishing and
bringing it back to its original glory. My interests and hobbies include my family, farming, and any
outdoor activity I can take my trusty English Cream Retriever, Goose , with me on. Some days
he can even be found with me around the office or at the ranch.
My passion is hospitality and my skills are meticulous organization, and clear communication
with my clients. I’m also told I’m pretty good at turning the “impossible” into reality for my
clients.
I truly have the best job on the planet!
Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about me and know that I would genuinely
be delighted to help you along the way should you choose to book with us here at The Staurolite
Barn at The Burkhalter Ranch for your next event.
Best wishes and warmest regards,
Shelby

Our Property & Event Venue

Staurolite Barn, located in Mineral Bluff, takes its name from the mineral vein of staurolite that runs through the property, which was once pasture land. Many people around the world consider staurolite to be a lucky stone, which can be easily found all over our 130 acre property after a hard rain. The Burkhalters obtained the scenic land in 2021 with the vision of an indoor and outdoor event venue. The property has 10,000 sq. ft. of space for you to fill and decorate and can seat 250 guests for various types of events. Come experience the blissful beauty of our barn wedding experience and event space!

The main drive into the wedding and event venue follows the curve of an old horse path that goes from the gate to the barn. The old well house provides our horses with water from the original well dug out by hand.

Our Natural Property

Outside the barn is a large, flat yard within a knoll in the pasture that is the perfect backdrop for pictures with the nearby pond and mountains in the background. This outside area can accommodate over 150 seated people with music, lighting, and tents.

Make sure to visit the babbling spring that flows along the border of our property and pond, named Cash’s Creek, after a family horse laid to rest nearby. We also have several retired horses that have lived on the ranch for 30 years. You can see them running in our fields with our spirited miniature horse, John Henry. He loves peppermints, so feel free to bring him a treat!

THE STAUROLITE BARN

Step into our unique facility and experience the perfect blend of modern sophistication and rustic charm. Nestled in the serene countryside, our venue puts a captivating twist on the traditional barn setting, making it an ideal location for a variety of events. Whether you’re planning a romantic wedding, a corporate gathering, or a festive celebration, our space offers a captivating environment that marries the best of yesterday and today. With over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event venue space, you are free to let your imagination create your perfect event!

As you walk upstairs, you’ll travel through our glass encased stairway, reminiscent of a silo, that lights up like a beautiful chandelier.