Brady Inn Bed and Breakfast
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Conveniently located in Madison's Historic District, the Brady Inn is near the University of Georgia in Athens, the Masters Tournament in Augusta, and the golf courses of Lake Oconee. Whether your interests are football, golf, historic homes, or a leisurely weekend browsing for antiques, the Brady Inn B&B is ready to pamper you in classic southern comfort.
From the moment you enter, you know that you can make yourself at home. You will wake to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a hearty full breakfast complete with a morning paper to start your day off right. Our computer access and wireless capability allows you to check email or keep abreast of your business. At any time of the day you may choose from a selection of homemade goodies and beverages in the dining room.
The Brady Inn B & B is the perfect place to stay in historic Madison, Georgia. Our 1885 Victorian Bed and Breakfast on the Antebellum Trail offers old-fashioned charm, modern amenities, and true Southern hospitality. All seven bedrooms have private baths and provide beautiful lodging decorated with Victorian antiques, heart pine floors, and period appointments. We have a reputation for the most comfortable beds and best breakfasts in Madison! Seated at your own table, we serve you breakfast: juice, freshly ground coffee or gourmet teas, followed by a first course of fruit then a full, hot entree ~ this is definitely not continental! Recommended by TripAdvisor and Southern Living.
The Brady Inn is located in Madison's historic district on a quiet street only three blocks from the square and beautiful Town Park, one block from Main Street — you don't need your car! One of Georgia's largest Historic Districts, Madison is a treasure of antebellum and Victorian architecture, historic homes, cultural museums, art galleries, antique shops, and great restaurants all a short stroll away!
Outdoor weddings, receptions, and special events in Madison, Georgia, find a uniquely personal venue in the landscaped wedding gardens of the Brady Inn. Check out what’s growing in the kitchen garden. With six bikes, tour town with wheels that don’t require gas!
Play bocce, croquet, and horseshoes or just rock lazily in the hammock. Relax afterward on one of our rocking chair porches or enjoy the lovely breezeway set with tables and chairs for your use.
In cooler months, enjoy the warmth from the fire pit while lounging in the encircling Adirondack chairs! There is cable TV/DVD in the parlor, a guest computer in the dining room, free WiFi and off-street parking.
Madison Georgia's Brady Inn B & B is located in Georgia's Lake Country just off I-20 between Atlanta and Augusta. Close to the University of Georgia in Athens, scenic Lake Oconee, and bustling Atlanta. The Brady Inn is the perfect place to stay while exploring Georgia's Historic Heartland Cities: Madison, Athens, Rutledge, Greensboro, Social Circle, Covington, Conyers, Monroe, and Watkinsville.
Madison escaped being burned by Sherman in 1864 on his "March to the Sea"; now you can escape to Madison. From romantic interludes to wonderful wedding weekends, UGA football to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club , biking events to girlfriend get-aways, the Brady Inn Bed & Breakfast will pamper you in Classic Southern Comfort!
Weddings & Special Celebrations
The Brady Inn's beautiful wedding gardens and reception venues in historic Madison, GA., await your personal touch on your special day! Brady Inn weddings offer exceptional service, a distinctive venue, one of a kind events, and affordable pricing.
Madison is a premier wedding destination. The natural beauty of Morgan County in Georgia's Lake Country frames the antebellum and Victorian homes, superb restaurants, unique shops, and wonderful spas of Madison. In addition, historic attractions and recreational activities provide your bridal party and wedding guests plenty to see and do over your wedding weekend.
The Brady Inn in Madison, Georgia, is only an hour from Atlanta, and serves all of northeast Georgia, Athens, Greensboro, Monroe, Social Circle, Covington, and Conyers.
Memories to cherish forever…
At the Brady Inn Bed & Breakfast, the romance of the Old South is married to the charm of historic Madison Georgia. If you are considering an outdoor destination wedding, our landscaped wedding gardens offer several options from spacious, formal venues to private, intimate settings while seven beautifully appointed guest rooms provide lodging for bridal party and wedding guests. Additional photos available on FaceBook.
Choose the perfect wedding venue for your special day...
The Magnolia Wedding Garden
A romantic wedding garden, with pergola and arbors, is nestled among Magnolias, Tea Olives, Dogwoods and Boxwoods-- designed for an enchanting outdoor wedding.
The Southwing Wedding Garden
With a separate pergola and expansive lawn, this garden accommodates a 60 foot tent for up to 200 guests for weddings or receptions.
The landscaped courtyard provides an intimate setting for smaller family weddings. The covered breezeway linking the two homes is elevated above ground and provides either a lovely backdrop or a ready-made stage.
Sarah's Dining Room
Overlooking the Magnolia Wedding Garden, the dining room accommodates up to 32 guests for rehearsal dinners, small receptions, luncheons, or bridal showers. Preferred caterers allowed.
Covered Porches and Breezeway
The South Garden Cottage is surrounded on three sides by a wide continuous covered porch, perfect for setting up intimate tables to dine alfresco. The breezeway is set with tables and chairs for casual dining.
Wedding and Reception Pricing
Your wedding is as special and unique as you are. We work with you to customize your wedding. The prices below are only a guideline. Please give us an opportunity to discuss your wedding and provide a quote tailored just for you.
Weekend Wedding Package
Exclusive use of Wedding Garden, grounds, and common areas for your rehearsal and dinner as well as wedding and reception from Friday at 3:00 PM until Sunday at 11:00 AM. Seven guest rooms with private baths provide lodging for bridal party or wedding guests. Full breakfast service on both Saturday and Sunday mornings included for 14 people. $4000.00
Single Day Wedding and Reception
Use of Wedding Garden, grounds, and common areas for both your wedding and wedding reception from 11:00 AM on day of wedding until 11:00 PM that evening. A two-bedroom suite of rooms are provided for bridal party use. Additional fees may be incurred if events are held on holidays.
Fridays or Saturdays: $2500.00
For other options, including afternoon weddings or small family weddings, please contact the Brady Inn.
Security for some functions may be required and is at the expense of the client. The type of function, number of guests, time held and alcohol served are considerations in determining the need for and number of security personnel required. The cost is generally $27.50 per hour; arrangements for off-duty police officers will be made by the Innkeeper.
Damage Deposit: A personal check in the amount of $500.00 will be held as a refundable damage deposit due when the balance of the grounds/facility usage fee is paid. The deposit less any charges for damages will be returned within five (5) days after the event. If damages greater than the deposit are incurred, client will be billed for the difference.
Additional Fees: As each event is unique, other charges may apply. Examples of these include, but are not limited to: valet parking, additional electric service, special-site ceremony fees, etc.
Reservation Deposit and Payment Schedule: A $ 250.00 “hold the date” deposit will secure the date and is refundable for the next 7 days at which time a non-refundable reservation deposit equal to ½ the total amount will be due. The $250.00 "hold the date" deposit can be used toward this payment. The balance will be due 60 days prior to the event. If the event is canceled no less than 120 days before the reserved date, no additional charges will accrue. After the 120 day notice has passed, unpaid balances and fees per the contract are due and must be paid in full.
In addition, the Madison Morgan Wedding Association provides a wealth of wedding resources to help you create the wedding of your dreams.
Belles Beaux & Gifts
Belles Beaux & Gifts is your complete Gift and Bridal Registry shop. Accessible online as well as in our Madison shop. With many exclusive lines of china, pottery and tableware, glass and crystal, silver, flatware and cutlery, cookware and bakeware, and beautiful home accessories and gifts - you're sure to find something you'll love or love to give.
About Your Hosts
In May of 2006, with no buyer in sight, the Brady Inn Bed and Breakfast was scheduled to be divided up, furnishings auctioned off. As the deadline approached, the Conrads' family -- parents, brothers, sisters, and spouses -- responded and rescued the Inn. But who would run it?
Karen, the oldest daughter, and husband, Peter Wibell, loved visiting B&Bs and thought one day they might have one of their own. Suddenly, that day was here! Karen's professional career had focused on sales and marketing of home furnishings. Peter had managed restaurants in New York City and Dallas while working on his doctorate as a family and marriage counselor. They moved to Georgia with their two young daughters in 1997 to be closer to grandparents, cousins, uncles and aunts.
Their genuine interest in people, love of fine food, attention to detail, and hospitality experience make them gracious hosts. Today, Peter concentrates his time at the Inn; Karen is involved in community philanthropy and is a writer and artist.
The Inn was bought "as is" ~ apparently that included a cat which we call Brady. An outside kitty, Brady can't meow and was probably abused. You might spot her, but she is very skittish!
From Our Guest Books
"I had a great time viewing historic homes & cultural sites in Madison!" ~Carlsbad, CA ~ February 12, 2012
"What an absolutely lovely stay! Karen & Peter, you are wonderful hosts! We must say our visit far exceded our expectations and we will be back! Thank you for a much needed break!" ~ January 28, 2012
"Thank you for a wonderful weekend. The best parts - delicious French Toast and spending an evening in the parlor with a couple from Australia! Who knew we'd have such an international experience in Madison, GA!" ~ Stone Mountain, GA ~ January 22 , 2012
"Thank you, thank you, thank you...for showing us how beautiful this land and its people are!" ~ Australia ~ January 22, 2012
"The long drive from Cocoa Beach was easy because we knew what we were treating ourselves with - a "Brady Inn" stay! We love it here! It's like a perfect dream." ~Second Visit ~ Cocoa Beach, FL ~ December 24, 2012
"You have made this part of our trip comfortable, welcoming, and memorable. Every comfort we could need has been thought of and at hand." Queensland, Australia ~ December 12 2012
"What a lovely place to spend a couple of days for some relaxing "down-time". ~ Brevard, N.C. ~ November 21 2012
"How many times have we spent wonderful nights at the Brady Inn? Certainly enough to serve as a resounding recommendation! See you in the Spring!" ~ Flat Rock, NC ~ November 10 2012
"What a place to find peace of Soul! It offered everything in the best possible way." ~ Lakeland, FL ~July 11, 2011
"What an outstanding stay. It's hard to pick out a highlight from the antiques, the outdoor gardens, the breakfast and the hospitality. We will be back." ~ Jacksonville, FL ~ July 14, 2011
"We've had a great stay in your truly charming setting. We'll spread the word back in England, Thank you." ~ July 9, 2011
"What a wonderful taste and experience from the truly beautiful home and kind hospitality to the fresh Georgia peaches and delicious local sausage --this has been an experience to remember and cherish." ~ Hinesville & Rincon, GA ~ July 3, 2011
"Wow! What a perfect & relaxing stay we had in the Sarah Brady room. This was our first stay in Madison and we will surely be back. Today is our 3 month anniversary and you truly helped make it special. The accommodations and food were wonderful." July 2, 2011
"Our third stay...we always have a wonderful time! The McIntyre Room is our special retreat. Everyone should experience the Southern hospitality here at the Brady Inn. We will be back." ~ Aiken, SC ~ June 6, 2011
Our fourth stay at the Inn and we are finalizing the wedding plans for our October wedding here. We are so excited! Thanks again to everyone for the wonderful hospitality and we will see you in July." ~ June 20, 2011
"We were here in town for a family reunion and spent three wonderful days at the Brady Inn and in Madison. Thank you so much!! We hope to return." ~ Olympia, Washington ~ May 30, 2011
"Thanks for another wonderful weekend. Our room was just as remembered! Scott looked at cars and I did antiques, both enjoyed the trip. See you next year!!" ~ May 29, 2011
"This was a wonderful weekend for our 20th wedding anniversary! We have had the best of all times. Thank you!" ~Snellville, GA ~ May 21, 2011
"You have thought of everything to make your guests' stays comfortable in your beautiful, historic Inn! We have been fortunate to experience B &B stays for many years and the Brady Inn ranks up near the top! Thank you for your hospitality and arranging the delicious dinner/theatre package, which we thoroughly enjoyed! We will pass the word about the Brady Inn to our friends and neighbors!" ~ March 25-26. 2011
"Finally stopped and stayed in Madison after 2 decades of just driving thru! Wow! What a treasure! Loved the town and especially this B & B. Peter and Karen are such a blessing. Have had a GREAT time and hope to return SOON!" ~ January 21-23, 2011
Our favorite spot (in the Sarah Brady Room) is the little settee ~ so comfortable. We read, write, think, relax from this one vantage point feeling the warmth of this lovely room all around us. The head board and dressing table are the two items that attract me. It gives a stately, "coming home" aura... Thank you - we have had a memorable experience and now off to the special Peter breakfast!" ~ Salem, SC ~ November 5-7, 2010
"So relaxing! The bed is heavenly -- did not want to get up! I have now stayed in 3 rooms at your Inn ~ have loved them all!" ~ October 20, 2009
"...the moment I stepped into the hallway leading to the dining room it was as if I stepped back into time to my grandmother's house. The smell of the wood, the quilts and the time were amazing. I felt like a child again...Our first breakfast here; who knew French toast could melt in your mouth? ...Another beautiful day. Breakfast was amazing! Peter and Karen have become friends instead of Innkeepers; both truly lighten the morning...Sadly our last day but the memories will last for years. I can hardly wait until we can return. The experience was one I would like to press between the pages of a book so I could take it out and remember it fresh." ~ Warner Robbins, GA ~ April 16-19, 2010
"We enjoyed our stay in the Sarah Brady Room. The space was both elegant and intimate ~ the perfect setting for celebrating our eleventh anniversary. We only wish we could have stayed much longer. Our time here was much too short." ~ Lawrenceville, GA ~ March 14, 2009
"We enjoyed our stay in the Sarah Brady Bedroom. Stepping back in time, we escaped the problems of our current world. Looking at the lovely (hand-painted) stencils and antique furniture reminded us of simpler times. We enjoyed returning in the late afternoon to be warmed by the western sun streaming in the windows. Very relaxing." ~ February 21-23, 2009
"Thank you very much for your Southern hospitality. I'm glad we're meeting nice and friendly people like you." ~ Rijkevorsel, Belgium ~ November 23, 2008
"Absolutely wonderful experience. Peter and Karen, you were amazing! Thanks!" ~ Holiday, FL ~ November 13-17, 2008
"Fabulous accommodations, food, hosts & fellowship!" ~ Columbus, SC ~ November 1, 2008
"Beautiful home! Wonderful rooms- very spacious & comfortable. Thank you for a wonderful visit!" ~ Bedford, VA ~ October 26, 2008
"Another wonderful and relaxing stay! We'll be back again next year." Third visit ~ Decatur, GA ~ October 25, 2008
"What a beautiful and fun place to stay! And the host and hostess are extremely thoughtful." ~ Albany, GA ~ October 19, 2008
"Absolutely wonderful experience. Perfect setting for special memories! Your attention to detail is greatly appreciated!" ~ Cordele, GA ~ Octoober 17, 2008
"What a great weekend. Loved your B&B. Breakfasts were superb! We loved the McIntyre Room and the help rendered by Peter--Great Host!" ~ Murray, KY ~ October 10, 2008
"Thanks for a truly relaxing evening - great breakfast." ~ Munich, Germany ~ October 3, 2008
"Good Food, Good Friends and The Brady Inn Bed & Breakfast! What a lovely way to spend a birthday. Thanks for everything!!!" ~ Atlanta, GA ~ September 14, 2008
"So glad to see you and visit again! You always make a visit to Madison such a treat!" ~ Our first wedding couple who return annually on or about their anniversary! Atlanta, GA ~ August 31, 2008
"'Thanks for the memories'". This was a gift from our thoughtful children. They sure have great taste. We will be back soon." ~ Stone Mountain, GA ~ August 17, 2008
"There are not words to tell you how wonderful the Brady Inn was--especially the Inn Keepers! We look forward to returning." ~ Enterprise, AL ~ July 18, 2008
"Just returned from Europe and the breakfast was better than anything I was served over there! Wonderful experience!" ~ Warrenville,SC ~ July 10, 2008
"Been around the world several times. If the Brady Inn doesn't win awards, nothing should!" ~ Washington, DC ~ June 20, 2008
"Now I understand the meaning of "Southern Hospitality"! ~ Austin, TX ~ May 25, 2008
"Absolutely the best stay! Genuine, relaxing, precious, peaceful! Thank you for your incredible hospitality! We wish we could stay (for life!)". ~ Atlanta, GA ~ April 12, 2008
"Our interior decorator, native of Madison, recommended a trip down the Antebellum Trail. We are so fortunate to have chosen the Brady Inn for lodging. Bill especially loved picking up the pecans that had fallen on the ground." ~ Hendersonville, NC ~ Dec. 29, 2007
"In my life I have travelled to many places but rarely have I received such a warm welcome as here." ~ India ~ Oct 20, 2007
"This place rocks! We love it and it is awesome, top notch!" ~ Nashville, TN ~ Oct. 13, 2007
"Peter & Karen - when I'm in New York, I dream of the Brady Inn - look forward to coming back." ~ A frequent New York guest ~ Oct. 1, 2007
"What a warm and wonderful experience we had at your Inn. We are looking forward to returning soon with an entourage. We want to share this lovely secret with the ones we love. PS: how abour sharing some of those wonderful breakfast recipes in print form! Thanks for the delicious memories." ~ Woodstock, GA ~ Aug. 26, 2007
"Wonderful house, wonderful room, wonderful host! Need we say more...wonderful!" ~ Alpharetta, GA ~ April 22, 2007
"Heavenly night's sleep! Delightful stay. Warm and friendly hospitality." ~ Huntington, NY ~ April 5. 2007
"Unsurpassed for friendliness, hospitality, down home warmness, and welcome atmosphere. Most certainly will return." ~ Jacksonville, FL ~ Oct. 16, 2006
"Excellent! We loved it! The room was wonderful, breakfast delicious & your family warm & perfect!" ~ Shiloh, GA ~ Oct. 1, 2006
"Excellent, comfortable, welcoming in an interesting and beautiful house." ~ Kent, England ~ Sept. 28, 2006
"Fantastic stay! Gracious hosts and wonderful accomodations. A pure pleasure to stay." ~ Cuthbert, GA ~ Sept. 7, 2006
Although we try to accommodate walk-ins, reservations are strongly recommended. Check-in is from 3-6:00 PM and check-out is by 11 AM unless prior arrangements have been made. A surcharge will be applied for late checkouts.
There are two parking areas at the Inn. The gravel area in front of the Southwing Cottage is closest to the Lady's Room, Gentleman's Room, Ida Elisabeth and Frances Brady Rooms or Suites. Parking for the Patrick Brady, Sarah Brady, and McIntyre Room or overflow parking is available along the Brady House (sign in front).
Call (706) 342-4400 or toll free (866) 770-0773 if you need assistance.
Take Interstate 20 (I-20) East to exit 114. At the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto Highway 441 North (441 N) to Madison. Do NOT take the 441 Bypass. In approximately 2 miles, 441 N bears right as Hwy. 278 merges from the west and becomes Main Street. At the town square, proceed to the 2nd traffic light and turn left onto Jefferson Street. Turn right onto Second Street at Whidby Jewellers (2 blocks). The Brady Inn is in the third block on your right at 250 North Second Street.
Take Interstate 20 (I-20) West to exit 114. At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto Highway 441 North (441 N) to Madison. Do NOT take the 441 Bypass. In approximately 2 miles, 441 N bears right as Hwy. 278 merges from the west and becomes Main Street. At the town square, proceed to the 2nd traffic light and turn left onto Jefferson Street. Turn right onto Second Street at Whidby Jewellers (2 blocks). The Brady Inn is in the third block on your right at 250 North Second Street.
Take Highway 441 South (441 S) to Madison. At the intersection of 441 S and Hwy. 278 there is a traffic light. Turn right onto Hwy. 278 West and follow into town. Hwy 278 becomes Main Street. At the first traffic light at the town square, turn right onto Jefferson Street.Turn right onto Second Street at Whidby Jewellers (2 blocks). The Brady Inn is in the third block on your right at 250 North Second Street.
Note: As you approach the square, you will pass both Thomason and High Streets on your right. If you spot them, you can turn right onto either, go one block and turn right onto Second Street.
Take Highway 441 North (441 N) to Madison. Do NOT take the 441 Bypass. In approximately 2 miles, 441 N bears right as Hwy. 278 merges from the west and becomes Main Street. At the town square, proceed to the 2nd traffic light and turn left onto Jefferson Street. Turn right onto Second Street at Whidby Jewellers (2 blocks). The Brady Inn is in the third block on your right at 250 North Second Street.
Take Highway 83 South to Madison. As you enter town, Hwy. 83 becomes Washington Street and you will drive under a railroad trestle. Watch for these landmarks -- the Ice House restaurant on your left, the James Madison Hotel on your right, and the Town Park on your left. Turn left onto Second Street -- it is the street that crosses at the end of the park just past the hotel. The Brady Inn is in the 4th block on your right at 250 North Second Street.
Take Interstate 75 North to Forsyth. Pick up Highway 83 North. As you approach Madison, 83 crosses Interstate 20 (I-20). Continue to the merge with Highway 278 (running east and west), turn right. As Hwy. 278 enters the Historic District it becomes Main Street. At the town square, proceed to the 2nd traffic light and turn left onto Jefferson Street. Turn right onto Second Street at Whidby Jewellers (2 blocks). The Brady Inn is in the third block on your right at 250 North Second Street.