HISTORY | LUXURY | RETREAT | CELEBRATION
"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” - Mark 10:45
South Eden Plantation is a historic, boutique resort and event venue set in the heart of the South. Our love and desire to serve people is based on what we have found in our Savior, Jesus Christ.
We welcome visitors and travelers, alike, to stay in our unique overnight accommodations in the Main House, Daughter’s Wing, and original cottages offering a variety of guest suites throughout the 38 acre property.
We welcome you to host any of your special occasions at South Eden Plantation as we offer a variety of venues and additions for any wedding or event. With amenities and accommodations for groups small and large, South Eden is the ideal place for celebration, memories, and unique experiences for each and every guest.
Originally spanning across 1,500 acres of red hill country as the Coalson Plantation in 1825, South Eden Plantation has gracefully taken root in the history of the South. Following the Civil War, many of the area's sizable properties transformed into hunting resorts and private plantations.
By 1896, the Coalson was renamed the Melrose, as the Hanna family passed the land down for a few generations. Before long, it became known as the Melhana Plantation with the family's descendants constructing two of the most famous additions in 1934. These were the Showboat Theatre, which was designed with the musical Broadway stages of New York City in mind; and the luxurious, indoor Pool House, constructed with its own private garden.
Eventually torn by sibling rivalry in 1953, the land was split into two separate plantations (Melrose/Melhana & Sinkola.) Finally, in 2009 a new vision for the remaining 38 acres of the Melhana portion was born through Ms. Kimberly Sponaugle’s vision to renovate and preserve the archaic property, a historical treasure to be forever called South Eden Plantation.
South Eden Plantation is located in Thomasville, Georgia . We are five minutes from downtown Thomasville and 30 minutes from Tallahassee, Florida.
Located in the Southwest corner of the state, Thomasville is known as the City of Roses and holds an annual Rose Festival.