Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez hosted their wedding celebration on Hampton Island Preserve in Riceboro, Georgia, southwest of Savannah. The spectacular setting for the formal nuptials was Ben’s estate, a sprawling 87-acre Georgia plantation.
The actor purchased the property in 2003, which is considered one of the crown jewels along the coast of Georgia.
The main mansion, known as the “Big House”, is a blend of classical Greek Revival style plantation and mid-19th century raised cottages found in New Orleans. The grand façade features fluted Doric columns and shutters, representing the elegance of Southern classicism. The rear veranda overlooks the North Newport River.
A short walk from the main house is a guest house known as “Oyster House”. The camp-style, rustic repurposed timber-frame building has three mastersuites and an array of kids’ rooms featuring rustic bunk beds.
A third property, known as the “Summer House” is a tin-roofed cottage with a huge fireplace and exposed ceiling beams. The small cottage overlooks the riverfront dock.
This impressive estate truly captures the spirit of Georgia’s Southern charm.
Photo Credit: Engel & Völkers / Richard Leo Johnson