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Unforgettable experiences are yours at Newell Lodge and Resort at the Okefenokee Swamp. We offer several upscale outdoor settings, ensuring the perfect place for your special event. 

Our team of Southern hospitality experts under the leadership of Kay Carter provide a relaxed, comfortable approach to rustic elegance with a timeless feel. The family-style resort can be booked year-round for events large or small. From weddings and reunions, to small, intimate business luncheons or corporate team retreats, to horseback adventures or eco-excursions, Newell Lodge and Resort is here for you.

Wedding Packages

Event Spaces

Catering Menu


Memorable Meetings: When it’s not business as usual! Whether you’re hosting a special business meeting, your non-profit board, or you need to spend quality time working with your team, you’ll enjoy our private, executive-style meeting room with state of the art wide-screen display and WiFi. Break for lunch on the grounds with our hand-packed, made-to-order sandwiches selection, or sit down a delicious, catered lunch buffet in Swampfire Backwoods Bistro™. And more! We’re delighted to serve your vision. BY RESERVATION.


At Swampfire Backwoods Bistro™, celebrate your special occasions with a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Our chef and culinary team offer best in class Steak-and-Shrimp cuisine, featuring our private label Angus beef, local shrimp, and  homemade, organic and seasonal farm-to-table specialties (subject to availability).. To guarantee seating for your special event, reservations are required. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS ONLY.