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Inside Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Big House’ 87-Acre Wedding Property in Georgia

Preparations are underway for the second wedding of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. The couple is set to tie the knot at the 50-year-old actor’s estate in Riceboro, Georgia, this weekend, and ET has learned that the home is nothing short of luxurious.

A source located about 45 minutes south of Savannah on Hampton Island, Georgia, told ET that Affleck’s estate is a private property spread over 87 acres. Surrounded by an exceptionally deep water dock, the 6,000-square-foot main house, which served as a recreation of the Greek Revival Southern mansion, is dubbed “The Big House.” The home was designed by Jim Strickland, Founder of Architectural Concepts and a leader in Coastal Historic Design and Development.

In addition, the Oyster House, a 10,000-square-foot guest house on the property, has three master suites and 6 bunk bedrooms. Bunk beds were salvaged from merchant ships.

There is also a screening-in building summer house on the docks, which has a prep kitchen, and a copy of Ernest Hemingway’s boat, the Pillar, is permanently docked at the site.

Although a different source told ET that Affleck was looking to sell the property, it is not on the market at the moment. When the home was on the market, however, Richard Mopper of Engel & Volkers conducted the listing.

The island is just as impressive as “The Big House” which sits on it, with some 2,000 acres of highland at about 4,500 acres. The island was under development in 2005 and was later acquired by an Atlanta developer. In addition to Affleck’s property, the island also has a world-class equestrian center, Davis Love, a now-closed junior championship golf course, several cottages for member use, a helipad and a shed for seaplane arrivals, as well as a farm area. . Farm-to-table concept and two small spas.

Ben Affleck Georgia House 2003
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A separate source told ET that Affleck’s Georgia mansion is the perfect venue for the pair’s private wedding, noting that the residence is incredibly secluded. Although it sits on the waterfront, it is shielded by parkland and marshes, and to access it, one must boat through an air, and sometimes incredibly shallow, web of creeks.

“Their location is completely private,” shares the source, “even as the golf course that used to surround his property has since been elevated, it’s actually in the woods.”

The property is still accessible, given the source that you can get to it by car, boat and plane. “Ben often comes by plane, with a small airport and seaplanes near his residence,” says the source.

While the couple has only arrived in Georgia, set-up for the couple’s wedding has been going on for over a week, with added security to keep the affair as private as possible.

“Preparations are huge for the Backyard Tent, which began a week and a half ago,” the source says, adding that additional security has been brought in to patrol Ben’s property as well as private roads leading to the waterway.

The venue is a special place for the couple, where Affleck and Lopez prepare to say “I do” in front of their family and friends, which was initially purchased. gone girl The star was dating for the first time in 2003 when the now newlyweds. The couple was previously photographed at home in September 2003, where they were seen enjoying a ride in a Chevy convertible from the film GigliA film in which they both starred.

Though they’re already married, having first tied the knot at a Las Vegas wedding in July, Affleck and Lopez are focused on creating the perfect festive weekend at home.

“The two have been married before and wanted to keep the wedding quiet and low-key before planning the big celebration in Georgia,” a source told ET after the Vegas ceremony.

Earlier this week, a source told ET, “Ben and Jen are so excited to celebrate their wedding in Georgia this weekend. It’s a special place for them as a couple and they’re looking forward to their wedding.” Can’t wait to celebrate their love in front of friends. and family. Their loved ones are overjoyed for them and everyone is looking forward to coming together and celebrating.”

For more on his special day, watch the video below.

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