Image of the coming Sara Williams Wedding Venue - a white chapel with porch and steeple.

Sara Williams Wedding Venue at Lanier Islands

Approval of a new wedding venue, the expansion of Lanier Islands’ Game Changer and the 50-year extension of the Lanier Islands lease with the US Army Corps of Engineers highlighted the agenda of the most recent meeting of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority in mid-June.

“Lanier Islands is having an excellent year,” said Virgil Williams, chairman of Lanier Islands Management Company, which operates Lanier Islands. “From our continuing successful partnership with Go Outdoors and Margaritaville to the renewal of our lease with the Corps of Engineers through 2073, we are more than optimistic that our growth will continue.”

Williams cited the addition of a fourth restaurant at the family fun center Game Changer, along with an expansion and increased group business there, as another positive for the resort.

He announced that groundbreaking has taken place for the Sara Williams Wedding Venue, named in memory of his late wife, who passed away on February 14, 2021, She and Williams were married for 61 years.

The venue and adjacent garden will be located near the flag round-about at the entrance of the resort.

Margaritaville news

At the resort’s Fins Up Water Park, the newest attraction is the 480-foot Apocalypso waterslide, the centerpiece of a four-slide tower. Three other slides offer a downward spiraling slide called Serpentine

Photo taken from under an umbrella, from the shore, of green and yellow floats in background and new floating blue and yellow barrier.

The “floating lake buffer” (foreground) at Margaritaville.

Storm, a ride named Dreamsicle Dive with open and closed tubes and Mango Mania special section for youngsters.

“Our guests love the new slides,” said Bucky Perry, vice president of operations at Margaritaville. “We’ve doubled the size of the Aquatic Adventure for even more ways to enjoy the water, and our new floating lake buffer has received numerous positive comments.

“New food and beverage choices and the availability of premium cabanas give guests even more options for ways to enjoy their time at Margaritaville,” he said.

For more information about Lanier Islands, visit or call 770 945-8787. To learn more about Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, visit or call 470 323-3440.

Photos: courtesy Lanier Islands and Margaritaville.