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"My daughter's wedding went off without a hitch, primarily because Leah, as wedding planner, was on top of everything. She was responsive whenever needed. She knew how to elicit from us our vision of the reception and she listened well along the way, making all the necessary tweaks and modifications so that the final product was not only what we asked for but nothing short of perfection. We had a live band, but also used Jimmy as DJ and emcee. He did a terrific job. He also handled the lighting and sound expertly. All of us had a fabulous time at the wedding. EEP Events made it happen. I wholeheartedly recommend them."

Leah Economos, offers event planning for corporate, social and wedding clients including room design, decor, floral, venue management, transportation and budget creation.

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A celebration brings everyone together—from family members that live more than just fifteen minutes away, to busy friends that rarely have moment to spare. It’s a chance to reconnect and spend time with those that are most important to us. Why let interruptions like details and timing get in the way of that?

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That’s where we come in. There are so many incredibly talented vendors out there just waiting to make your party fun and stress-free, so you can focus on what’s most important. From gorgeous venues with versatile event spaces to creative planners with years of experience, you’ll find everything you need to plan the party of your dreams right here on these pages.

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Our Party Profiles start on page 49 and feature parties of all kinds from across the region. From a mermaid birthday to a ski-themed Bar Mitzvah, there’s something for every taste! Vendor teams are recognized in each profile—making it easy for you to build your team based on your vision. Amy Brooks of Southern France Events and Gatherings filled the shoes of two roles at her baby shower. Check out her beautiful nautical citrus-themed celebration on page 16. You know its going to be a stunning party when the guest of honor is also a professional planner! Don’t forget to flip through our Venue Guide, starting on page 25, where you’re sure to find an event space that suits your style. That best part about booking a venue instead of hosting at home? There’s less to stress over at the end of the day!

We had so much fun filling this issue with gorgeous style inspiration and everything you’ll need to stay stress-free and focused on your guests. We hope you love it as much as we do!

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PROFILES 49 PARTY Nationwide trends, executed right in your backyard... and beautifully. These are our top picks for parties of all shapes and sizes. Find inspiration from any and every type of event to create your own one of a kind party.

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party started It’s the moment they’ve been waiting for. Whether a momentous rite of passage, milestone birthday or first baby shower — it’s time to get planning. Before entering into the stressful party planning process, consider this: there are experts ready to help. Hiring party vendors is the first step to hosting the event of a lifetime. Besides the setting, your party vendors will make the most impact on the success of your celebration. The professional services they supply like event planning, coordination, entertainment, floral design, rentals and catering are the essential event elements no party could take place without. Their expertise orchestrate the senses you and your guests will experience throughout the day, so finding the very best companies to execute your style is of utmost importance. That’s where we come in. The Celebration Society is connected to the most reputable party vendors across the country. We have a personal relationship with almost all of the vendors represented in this book. We consider them to be among the top 5 percent of party vendors in the country. Seek their expertise and soak it up.

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Hiring Vendors to Execute Your Style

W O R K I N G W I T H Y O U R PA R T Y V E N D O R S Besides the obvious question “are you available on the day of our party?” there are a few key questions that can ease the interview process of selecting your party vendors. Here’s the thing: these people are the pros and while they work on parties daily and may find themselves repeating these key answers over and over, it’s helpful for a hostess like you to feel armed with the knowledge you need to speak intelligently with your vendors. Ice breakers, if you will. Use these questions and pricing guides below to get the conversation going and hire with confidence.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . PARTY PLANNER

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How do you charge? Per hour, lump sum, percentage of total budget?

Do you design custom work or sell from invitation lines?

Do you specialize in specific food types?

Is she/he licensed by the state health department?

Do you help with branding or custom monograms?

Is a tasting included in your services?

How does delivery work?

Is there a specific style you specialize in?

Will they provide waitstaff? Is that extra?

Do you offer calligraphy or addressing services?

If so, what is the ratio of staff to guest?

Can I purchase additional personalized items like save-the dates, welcome bags, favor tags, etc.?

What will your staff wear?

Are there specific vendors she/ he likes to use? What is the process of selecting and hiring vendors? Can I use other vendors? What is the process of paying vendors? Is that done through him/her or direct to vendors? Does she/he handle vendor services, contract and payment processing? Does she/he handle guest list coordination and RSVPs?

Will you supply a proof before the invitation is officially printed? What happens if there is an error?

What is her/his specialty? How many meetings will we have together? In person or via phone?

$ Full service party planners range in price from $5,000 to $7,000+ while month-of coordinators will likely charge between $2,000 - $3,000 depending on scope of work.

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How long after I place the order will the invitations come in?

How do you work with my party planner and venue? Will you feed everyone, including band members and waitstaff? If so, what is their menu and cost per person?

What happens if something is damaged on the cake in transit? Does she/he do sugar flowers and custom sculptured pieces from sugar? What are the options for cake flavors and fillings? Fondant or Buttercream? What is their average cost per slice?

Is tax and gratuity included?

Will you design a custom cake or do you have preset styles to choose from?

How do you handle clean up and trash removal?

Is the cake stand provided by you?

Can I customize the wording?

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$ Depending on the complexity of the invitation suites, you can expect to pay between $4 - $8+ an invite. Further customizations will increase your per piece price.

Catering costs are dependent on the menu, venue and set up, but for a starting point can run between $35 - $85+ per person, not including any alcohol, linen or decor upgrades.

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$ Your cake will likely cost approximately $4 - $7+ per slice depending on the complexity of the design, baker's skill level and availability.


MUSICIAN, BAND, DJ

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What will the musician wear?

What is your primary style of photography? Traditional, documentary?

What is your style? What is your process?

What is your cinematography style? Documentary, movie-like, artistic?

Has the florist/designer worked at your venue before?

Have you worked with our photographer?

How do items get returned after the wedding? Will they pickup?

How does the crew stay unobtrusive during the ceremony and reception?

Does the designer offer rental items (e.g., vases, trellis, decor) or must they be supplied via a rental company?

How long after the party will the video be ready?

Can my guests take centerpieces home?

Am I allowed to make edits once you present video to us?

Do you charge for mockup centerpieces before my party or is that included?

What happens if the cinematographer is ill on the day of the party?

How much set up time do you need? Do you have demos online where I can view your performance? What is your signature sound? How does the band/DJ feel about a request list? How many breaks will the band or DJ need? What is the overtime policy should the event last longer than anticipated? What is your experience being the master of ceremonies?

How independent is the photographer? Does he want to know all the shots you'd like or free reign to shoot all the moments of the day at will? Will the photographer you book be the one to shoot your event? How long after the event will the photos be ready? What happens if the photographer is ill on the day of the event? What are their backup procedures?

What are their backup procedures?

What is included in your pricing? Albums, hours of coverage, engagement shots, etc.?

$ A professional DJ will likely charge between $1,500 to $2,500+ depending on their expertise & availability. Live bands range in price from $2,000 - $6,000+ depending on size and demand.

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Flower pricing is dependent on the amount of decor at your party. You'll want to budget starting at $1,500 for the basics and know the sky is truly the limit for the rest.

Professional cinematographers will likely charge between $2,800 and $5,000+ depending on experience level, demand and packages.

$ Professional photographers will likely charge between $3,000 and $6,000+ depending on experience level, demand and packages.

What is your process?

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Let’s Flamingle! Pretty palm leaves, pink flamingos and a hint of gold are all you need for this fun summer theme!

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THEMED CUPS Pink Flamingo Cups BEACH BRIDAL BLISS beachbridalbliss.com

SWEET TREAT Pink Flamingos SUGARFINA sugarfina.com

PL ATES Eco-Friendly Palm Leaf Plates ECODESIGN DISPOSABLES amazon.com

COASTERS You Had Me at Aloha Coasters PARTY CITY partycity.com

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Translucent details add just the right amount of WOW to any party! Pair with acrylic chairs and confetti balloons for a fun, sophisticated look. BALLOONS

CENTERPIECES Lucite Table Stands EDGE DESIGN GROUP edgedesignatlanta.com

HANDPICKED BY The translucent trend extends further than the ubiquitous ghost chair. We now see translucent touches in everything parties; from fashion

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CAKE “Translucent” Cake FROSTED PUMPKIN GOURMET, INC. frostedpumpkin.com

to decor and everything in between. JENNIFER GOWING & CANDACE FRANK

Owners of Evermore Weddings and Events

CHAIRS Acrylic Chiavari Chairs PEACHTREE TENTS & EVENTS peachtreetents.com

DECOR ACCENTS Acrylic Tray Table CB2 cb2.com

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FAVORS Transluscent Macaron Favor Boxes SWEET DETAILS sweetdetailsatl.com

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Pair gold details and luxurious white linen with seeded eucalyptus and soft white flowers for a chic look that’s sure to impress.

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TABLE RUNNER Seeded Eucalyptus Garland PACIFIC GARLAND pacificgarland.com

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nautical citrus BABY SHOWER

Amy Brooks of Southern Grace Events and Gatherings doubled as the planner and guest of honor for her son Noah’s baby shower. Bringing in elements of southern comfort, the adventurous outdoors and her Florida roots, this fresh take on a nautical theme reflected Amy and her husband’s personalities perfectly! PHOTOS BY OLIVIA MORGAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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“WHEN DESIGNING MY BABY BOY NOAH’S NURSERY, I WANTED TO INCORPORATE THE LIFESTYLE MY HUSBAND AND I LOVE TO LIVE TOGETHER. WE WERE BOTH BORN AND RAISED IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA AND THE OUTDOORS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A HUGE PART OF WHO WE ARE AS A COUPLE. THAT BEING SAID, WE WENT FOR AN OLD-FLORIDA FISH CAMP DESIGN.” AMY BROOKS, PLANNER AND MOM-TO-BE

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The Photographer Says... I have known Amy since we were both babies, so getting to photograph her baby shower was very special to me. I love the theme that she chose to celebrate baby Noah’s arrival because Amy and Josh both love to fish. I loved all the details and my favorite of all was the chocolate orange cake.

OLIVIA DUKE Owner of Olivia Morgan Photography

VENUE: CHANDLER OAKS BARN

SIGNAGE: LOVE LACE AND LETTERING

PLANNING/DESIGN: SOUTHERN GRACE EVENTS AND

CATERING: MAPLE STREET BISCUIT COMPANY

GATHERINGS, LLC.

CAKE/DESSERT: SUGAR RUSH CONFECTIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY: OLIVIA MORGAN PHOTOGRAPHY

MATERNITY DRESS: VIVA LA JEWELS BOUTIQUE

FLORAL: HOUSE OF MILLE DE FLEUR

HAIR/MAKEUP: NICSTUDIOS

STATIONERY: OLIVIA GRACE PAPERIE

FAVORS: SWEET SOUTHERN SOAPS

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Pineapples and palm leaves and flamingos...oh my! The Hibiscus Bed and Breakfast is the perfect location for this fun tropical-themed rehearsal dinner. Dressed up with gold details and pops of color, there’s no better way to celebrate the start of forever. PHOTOS BY DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY

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“THE HIBISCUS HOUSE NOT ONLY SCREAMED TROPICAL BY ITS NAME, BUT ITS LUSH GARDEN AND FLORIDA ST YLE COURT YARD ADORNED WITH CAFÉ LIGHTS, GAVE US JUST WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR.” CL AUDIA, THE BRIDE-TO-BE

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The Photographer Says... Claudia was the most delightful bride to work with! Plus, the dessert bar alone by Johnson Custom Cakes made this bash worth attending. Pineapple cake pops?!? Yes, please.

OONA BREYER Owner of Dragonfly Photography

VENUE: HIBISCUS BED AND BREAKFAST

FLORAL & SEATING CHART: FLOWER AND FRINGE

PHOTOGRAPHY: DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY

CAKE/DESSERT: JOHNSON’S CUSTOM CAKES

STATIONERY & CALLIGRAPHY: RADHIKA MATTHEWS

STEEL DRUM: REEL TING

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venue guide A Vetted Resource of the Most Reputable Special Event Locations Across the Southeast Our Venue Guide is all about finding the right location for your event. After all, it all starts with your venue. There are appropriate facilities for parties of all sizes, but when you’re choosing the perfect spot for your next event, all of those options can be overwhelming. The size of the crowd will narrow down your choices, but there are still numerous types of venues to consider.

Whatever your particular tastes, when the time comes to choose your event location, make sure you know what to look for in a venue before you book.

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EVENT VENUE REVIEW So, exactly what type of occasion do you envision for your upcoming occasion? Knowing this will ease your venue search because the setting affects the overall style tremendously. Not to mention the budget! In the southeast, the options are limitless. From country clubs to hotels, city clubs, oceanfront resorts, farms, barns, antebellum homes, private mansions and everything in between... you’ve got options. We’ve scoured the top cities to bring you the very best venues to select from.

QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL VENUE . . . HOW MANY HOURS DOES MY RENTAL FEE INCLUDE? ARE THERE OVERTIME CHARGES? Some venues charge by the hour for use of their facility. Knowing exactly how many hours are included, and allotting plenty of time for set up and tear down is important.

HOW DO YOU CHARGE? PER PERSON, BY THE HOUR OR FL AT FEE? Always good to know how your venue charges for rental. It's likely that facilities who include catering will charge a per person rate and venues without catering will charge a flat fee or hourly rental.

CAN I BRING IN MY OWN VENDORS OR DO I HAVE TO USE A PREFERRED VENDOR LIST SUPPLIED BY THE VENUE? Many venues will supply you with a list of their preferred event vendors to use. This can be helpful to the hostess who needs direction and referrals but also a hinderance for a hostess who knows exactly which vendors they'd like to use. Clarify with your venue whether it's required or not to use their specified vendors before you book.

CAN I BRING IN MY OWN ALCOHOL? Venues that don't carry their own liquor license often allow a hostess to bring in their own alcohol. This is not typically the norm, but there are a few venues out there with this option. Remember, if you do opt to bring in your own alcohol, you'll want to hire a bar service to tend to guests.

IF NOT, IS THERE AN ALCOHOL MINIMUM? Often venues with liquor licenses will have a bar minimum in addition to the cost of their venue rental. Best to have a heads up about this before you book for budgeting.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THE SPACE HOLD (NOT JUST OFFICIAL CAPACIT Y) ACCORDING TO MY ROOM SET UP? Your room set up will greatly affect the amount of guests you can have at your event. Official capacities are for the fire marshal. You'll want to focus on how many guests you can fit into the room with a seated dinner, estate table, dance floor or buffet set up.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE VENUE RENTAL? Most venues have house items that are included in the cost of their facility rental like dance floors, tables, chairs, standard linens, etc. But, there are several venues that don't offer this and could amount to an additional cost to you. Ask before you book.

WHAT IS THE PARKING SITUATION? Valet parking, limited options, street parking or ample complimentary parking for guests are all important things to consider.

WILL THERE BE OTHER EVENTS HAPPENING ON THE SAME DAY? Depending on the size of the venue, it will be nice to know whether your event will be the only event happening on property or if there will be others. Other events may infringe on your time use of the venue or confusion for guests so best to know ahead of time and be prepared.

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YOUR FAIRY TALE BEGINS HERE…WHETHER YOU’RE PLANNING A WEDDING, RECEPTION, REHEARSAL DINNER, OR BRIDAL SHOWER, YOU AND YOUR GUESTS WILL BE CAPTIVATED BY THE HISTORIC AMBIANCE AND BREATHTAKING COLLEGIATE AND CONTEMPORARY GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE OF AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE.

ABOUT THE VENUE Imagine celebrating your special day surrounded by the beauty of lush green gardens and the dignity of the traditional collegiate architecture surrounding our chapel. Agnes Scott offers rental space in a beautiful campus setting with a variety of rooms and lecture halls featuring advanced technology. We also provide catering services and the personalized attention you need for a successful event. Every event is unique and we are here to help you make it a success! The Julia Thompson Smith Chapel is available for your special day. Your ceremony can take place in our stunning yet intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired chapel, designed to allow its natural setting to enhance special occasions. The chapel is approximately 1,100 square feet with seating for up to 140 people. Multiple indoor and outdoor event facilities that seat up to 425 guests are available for your special occasion. For an unparalleled celebration filled with charm, beauty and modern conveniences, reserve your date today with Agnes Scott College in historic Decatur.

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ATLANTA

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Historic site, Picturesque campus, Event lawns, Garden, Hardwood floors, LEED-certified buildings, located 6 miles from downtown Atlanta

(404) 471-6043 specialevents@agnesscot t.edu

141 EAST COLLEGE AVENUE DECATUR, GEORGIA 30030

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42,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

425 VENUE ST YLE

Outdoor, Indoor, Historic Setting CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering, Customized Menus Available RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linen and Fine China for 150 guests PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Self Parking

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The Georgian Terrace Hotel A MIDTOWN ICON LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE FOX THEATRE AND MINUTES FROM PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND THE AIRPORT, THE GEORGIAN TERRACE HAS BEEN THE SITE OF ATLANTA CELEBRATIONS SINCE 1911. IN FACT, THE HOTEL HOSTED ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST MEMORABLE EVENTS, THE PREMIER GALA FOR “GONE WITH THE WIND.” A MODERN HOTEL WITH A GRAND HISTORY, THE GEORGIAN TERRACE IS ACCOMMODATING AND ROMANTIC.

ABOUT THE VENUE Atlanta’s modern classic located in the heart of the city’s cultural district, The Georgian Terrace Hotel is a midtown icon that delivers a brand of service rarely found, even in the South. We don’t just fulfill, we anticipate needs, and with a host of new and improved amenities we aim to exceed our guest’s expectations. Once you take a look at all we have to offer, from our three classic ballrooms to our spacious penthouse suites to our award-winning catering, you’ll start to relax. We’re also home to Livingston Restaurant + Bar, a one-of-a-kind venue for private and semi-private dining with a kitchen admired for its fresh, innovative American cooking. Romantic, historic, artistic, and fun, with wonderful architectural elements, practical amenities, and bend-over-backwards service, The Georgian Terrace Hotel has it all. Planning to stay in Atlanta for your celebration or wedding? Our spacious penthouse suites are modern oases, beautifully appointed and offering great cityscapes.

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ATLANTA

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Historic property, Crystal chandeliers, Classic charm, Floor to ceiling windows, Onsite rehearsal dinner venues: Livingston Restaurant + Bar and Edgar’s Proof and Provision

(404) 898-830 0 info@thegeorgianterrace.com

659 PEACHTREE STREET ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30308

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9,388 # OF EVENT SPACES

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

225 VENUE ST YLE

Classic, Historic, Timeless CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering, Customized Packages RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Glassware, Silver, Dancefloor, Staging, Satin Napkins & Floor Length Linens, Chiavari Chairs PARKING OPTIONS

Valet or Self Parking

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ATLANTA

103 West

OUR WORLD CLASS TEAM OF CHEFS AND HIGHLY TRAINED EVENT PLANNERS HELP EACH INDIVIDUAL GUEST COORDINATE THEIR NEEDS AND EXCITE THEIR PALATES WITH CUSTOMIZED MENUS. FOCUSED ON CONTINENTAL CUISINE WITH A FRENCH FLARE, 103 WEST IS KNOWN FOR TAKING EVENTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN CULINARY EXPERIENCE.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

8,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

300 VENUE ST YLE

Classic, Elegant, Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering & Pastry Chef RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Linens, Chivari Chairs, and Centerpieces PARKING OPTIONS

Valet or Self-Parking

YOUR CONTACTS

ABOUT THE VENUE Upon opening in 1982, 103 West is often known as the third founding restaurant of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group. 30 years and 12 internationally renowned restaurants later, the name Pano Karatassos rings synonymous with upscale Atlanta dining of every flavor. Located in a two story free standing building, there are five private rooms ranging in size from our 20 person Club Room to our 300 guest Grand Ballroom. Each room was decorated by renowned architect Bill Johnson who set the stage for sophistication in design, featuring an elegant yet neutral color palate. The decor itself enhances the events with dazzling crystal chandeliers, vaulted 14 foot ceilings and beautiful floor to ceiling windows. Each ballroom is enhanced with a separate reception lounge consisting of a built in bar and custom banquet furniture. SPECIAL FEATURES

Newly renovated, stylish sophisticated decor. Located in Atlanta’s most prestigious neighborhood. Part of the award-winning Buckhead Life Restaurant Group.

Ashley Miale- Durrett Sales Manager amiale@buckheadrestaurants.com

Julie Murdock Sales Manager jmurdock@buckheadrestaurants.com

(4 0 4) 233-59 93

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103 WEST PACES FERRY ROAD ATLANTA , GA 30305

103WEST.COM

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ATLANTA

Berkely Hills Country Club

BERKELEY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB OFFERS AN OUTDOOR CEREMONY AREA, VERANDA, OUTDOOR PORCH, AND A LARGE RECEIVING AREA PERFECT FOR HIGH TOPS AND CONVERSATION. WITH SO MANY INCREDIBLE OPTIONS, WE KNOW THAT WE CAN HELP YOU CREATE THE DAY YOU ALWAYS DREAMED OF.

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6,000 ABOUT THE VENUE Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Berkeley Hills is one of Atlanta’s premier country clubs specializing in beautiful events and corporate functions. The available event spaces are able to accommodate parties ranging from 10 to 300 people. Offering customized menus, exceptional service, elegant facilities, and personalized attention, our team of professionals will turn your ideas into a truly extraordinary occasion. Your guests will enjoy the perfect entertaining area with great cocktails and conversations before proceeding into our grand ballroom, complete with vaulted ceilings, large picture windows, and a beautiful wrap around covered veranda overlooking our incredible golf course. SPECIAL FEATURES:

The clubhouse door terrace stretching the length of the clubhouse, and both indoor and outdoor venues spaces.

# OF EVENT SPACES

5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

300 VENUE ST YLE

Elegant, Formal, Personalized CATERING CHOICES

Full service catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Banquet tables, Chairs, Linens, China, Silverware, Glassware and Dance floor PARKING OPTIONS

Ample free parking and valet available

YOUR CONTACT

Angela Howard 2300 POND ROAD DULUTH, GEORGIA 30096

BERKELEYHILLSCC .ORG

Catering Director

( 770) 4 4 8 - 8 353 ahoward@berkeleyhill scc .org

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ATLANTA

Carl House

AWARD WINNING CARL HOUSE! THE HOME OF ‘EXTRAORDINARY. MEMORABLE. EVENTS.’ WHY ALL THE BUZZ? A STERLING REPUTATION, LAVISHLY APPOINTED INTERIORS INCLUDING A GRAND BALLROOM, NINE WORKING FIREPLACES, EXQUISITE GAZEBO, LUSH PRIVATE GARDENS, DRAMATIC COVERED PORCHES, 30-PLUS ACRES OF TRANQUIL PASTURE LAND, AND A CHARMING RUSTIC BARN.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

10,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

350 VENUE ST YLE

Historic, Indoor, Outdoor, Gardens, Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

By in-house Executive Chef RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chiavari Chairs, Linens, Centerpiece PARKING OPTIONS

Ample Onsite Parking

ABOUT THE VENUE Built in 1903 Carl House is an elegant, historic, charming Southern-style home, which was remodeled and in 2003 opened as an all-occasion event venue. Carl House features lavish interiors including a dramatic 4,000 square foot grand ballroom with a classic curved staircase, exquisite in-house chef, and in-house florals, as well as custom vendor services. Carl House boasts a host of awards, including “Best of Weddings” from The Knot Magazine, “Best of Atlanta Bridal” from AtlantaBridal. com, “Brides Choice Award” from WeddingWire.com, and “Best of and True Love” from MyWedding.com to name a few. Carl House also uniquely features separate bride and groom suites, as well as inside and outside ceremony options. Our team of experts will help you with as much or as little of the planning for your event as you’d like, guiding you step by step. SPECIAL FEATURES:

4,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, Classic Curved Double Staircase, Lush Private Gardens, Separate Brides and Grooms Suites, In-House Catering and Florals

YOUR CONTACT

Debbie Purvis Wedding & Event Specialist

( 770) 58 6 - 0 0 95

info@carlhou se.com

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1176 ATLANTA HIGHWAY AUBURN, GEORGIA 30011

C ARLHOUSE.COM

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ATLANTA

Douglasville Conference Center

THE CONFERENCE CENTER OFFERS A STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT SURROUNDED BY MODERN ELEGANCE TO ENSURE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PRODUCTIVITY. THE DOUGLASVILLE CONFERENCE CENTER IS IDEAL FOR WEDDINGS AND SOCIAL EVENTS WITH ENHANCED ADDED VALUE CONVENIENCES INCLUDING FIVE STAR CATERING.

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37,000 ABOUT THE VENUE Nestled in historic downtown Douglasville, the new Conference Center is uniquely equipped to offer everything you need to stage a spectacular event. Whether planning an intimate or large-scale affair, the Conference Center can accommodate groups from 15 to 500 guests. Along with its exquisite architecture and beautiful landscape, the conference center includes a 7,672 square foot ballroom that can be divided into five separate rooms, in addition to a business center, bride and groom dressing rooms, two pre-function areas and a 150 seat auditorium. The Conference Center also features a breathtaking rear terrace that overlooks Douglasville’s charming historic district. The unique blend of elegance and advanced technology equipped rooms makes the new Douglasville Conference Center the perfect choice for weddings. SPECIAL FEATURES:

# OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

500 VENUE ST YLE

Versatile, Warm hospitality, and A wonderful experience CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables and Chairs PARKING OPTIONS

Self parking

Rear terrace, O’Neal Plaza, located in the historic district, 30 minutes west of Atlanta including the airport, two bridal/groom suites YOUR CONTACT

Jennifer Johnson 6700 CHURCH STREET DOUGLASVILLE, GEORGIA 30134

DOUGLASVILLECONFERENCECENTER.COM

Director of Conference Center Operation s

(678) 715- 6 0 94

dcc sales@dougla svillega.gov

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ATLANTA

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LOFT at Castleberry Hill

NESTLED IN THE CASTLEBERRY HILL AREA, THE LOFT IS A VERY UNIQUE, CONTEMPORARY PRIVATE EVENT VENUE SPECIALIZING IN WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, CORPORATE EVENTS, AND SOCIAL SOIREES.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

4,400 # OF EVENT SPACES

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

340 VENUE ST YLE

Loft, Contemporary, Artistic Lounge, Patio Area CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering

ABOUT THE VENUE Located just three blocks from the Georgia Dome, the LOFT has everything you need to host a spectacular event. In fact, our vision is to create a unique experience through tailored events, extraordinary cuisine, and exceptional customer service. The possibilities for hosting fabulous events are endless, and we invite you to let our event specialists customize the ultimate experience for you!

RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, China, Linens, AV equipment PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Parking

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The LOFT at Castleberry Hill offers three stylish floor plans, a chic lounge loft, three custom bars, and a built-in dance floor with a stage.

YOUR CONTACT

Tammy Gibson Event Manager

(4 0 4) 4 2 0 -703 0 tgibson@cintl.com

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170 NORTHSIDE DRIVE SW, SUITE 96 ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30313

LOFTATCH.COM

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ATLANTA

St Ives Country Club

ENCHANTING ST IVES COUNTRY CLUB SITS ATOP THE HIGHEST POINT IN JOHNS CREEK, WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS FROM THE WINDSOR BALLROOM AND OUTDOOR CEREMONY SITE. HONORED GUESTS WILL BE SWEPT AWAY ONCE INSIDE THIS 18TH CENTURY, COUNTRY ENGLISH MANOR. ST IVES HOSTS PARTIES AND MEETINGS OF 10-250 PEOPLE, WITH MULTIPLE EVENT SPACES TO OFFER.

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3,500 ABOUT THE VENUE Sitting majestically atop one of the highest points in North Fulton County is St Ives Country Club’s crown jewel, a 45,000 square foot stone encased clubhouse. Once inside, you experience the feeling of an18th century country English manor. Whether planning your wedding, coordinating an executive golf outing, hosting a small private party, or throwing a large holiday event, St Ives Country Club provides the perfect combination of classic, private elegance and impeccable service to make your event one you and your guests will cherish for years to come. Enjoy our culinary artists’ finest creations with one of our pre-designed menus or allow us to create a custom menu that will reflect your own personal style. Our catering planners can help you select the perfect enhancements to make a lasting impression. Let us help you create a special occasion for all to enjoy!

# OF EVENT SPACES

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

250 VENUE ST YLE

Outdoor, Indoor, Classic CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering, Custom menus RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Glassware, Silverware PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Self Parking, Optional Valet Parking

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Breathtaking golf course views from the grand ballroom and outdoor ceremony site, Boardroom, and Private event rooms. Close proximity to hotels, spas, and shopping. YOUR CONTACT

Bob Cooper ONE ST IVES COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE JOHNS CREEK, GEORGIA 30097

STIVESCOUNTRYCLUB.ORG

Catering Director

( 770) 6 23-1239 ext 1107

specialevents@st ivescountr yclub.org

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ATLANTA

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Westin Atlanta Perimeter North LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE CONCOURSE ATHLETIC CLUB WITHIN THE CONCOURSE CORPORATE CENTER. SAVOR BAR & KITCHEN, THE HOTEL’S FARM-TO-TABLE RESTAURANT, OFFERS ITS GUESTS SOPHISTICATED FLAVORS INSPIRED BY THE CHARM OF THE SOUTH. THE 372-ROOM HOTEL IS LOCATED ON A PRIVATE, TRANQUIL LAKE AND FEATURES 20,000 SQUARE FEET OF NEWLY RENOVATED MEETING AND BANQUET FACILITIES.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

20,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

600 VENUE ST YLE

Personal, Instinctive, Renewal CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering, Preferred List for Kosher RENTAL INCLUDES

Linens, tables, chairs, silverware, dance floor, centerpieces PARKING OPTIONS

Self parking; Valet

ABOUT THE VENUE Celebrate your Simcha with us! The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North welcomes you to celebrate your bar/bat mitzvah with us. We offer attractive ballroom space, a wonderful atmosphere, and excellent experienced staff to meet all of your needs. We want all of your guests to feel special and well served throughout the entire event. With our attention to detail and outstanding service, our staff will make sure your special day is a truly memorable experience for you and your loved ones. Our trained sales people will work with you to create a unique experience for your child and your guests. A certified event planner will be assigned to work with you to ensure your event is flawless. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Stunning lakeside terrace perfect for outdoor parties or cocktail receptions.

YOUR CONTACT

Craig Hurlbut Catering Sales Manager

( 770) 395-39 0 0 info@west inatlnorth .com

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7 CONCOURSE PARK WAY, NE ATLANTA , GA 30328

WESTINATLANTANORTH.COM

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NORTH FLORIDA

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TPC Sawgrass

AT THE WORLD FAMOUS TPC SAWGRASS, YOUR WEDDING WILL BE HELD IN A SETTING AS MAGICAL AS THE OCCASION ITSELF. LET OUR ELITE TEAM OF EVENT PLANNERS CREATE A ONE-OF-A-KIND WEDDING THAT REFLECTS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE. WHETHER YOU ARE DREAMING OF AN INTIMATE GATHERING OR A GRAND CELEBRATION, OUR MEDITERRANEAN INSPIRED CLUBHOUSE WILL MAKE YOUR DAY AS MEMORABLE FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AS IT IS FOR YOU.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

22,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

500 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Outdoor, Mediterranean, Prestigious Views CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering Provided by TPC Sawgrass

ABOUT THE VENUE At TPC Sawgrass we specialize in creating memorable weddings and events. From small, intimate rehearsal dinners and wedding ceremonies to lavish receptions, we take pride in ensuring that every detail is flawlessly executed. The Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass is a 77,000 square foot Mediterranean Revival-style clubhouse. Experience for yourself the rich, vaulted wood ceilings, iron chandeliers, terra cotta tile, old world tapestries and stunning grand staircase. Our variety of elegant banquet halls, intimate meeting rooms, luxurious hospitality suites, terraces, gardens, and special bride’s rooms — combined with our delectable cuisine prepared by award winning chefs — offer ample choices for your event.

RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Linen, Dance Floor, Chiavari Chairs PARKING OPTIONS

Valet and Self Parking Available

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Beautiful views overlooking THE PLAYERS Stadium Course, event lawn, outdoor terraces, indoor/outdoor event capabilities, accessible to the public.

YOUR CONTACT

Special Events & Catering (9 0 4) 273-334 4

sawgra sscatering @pgatourt pc .com

110 CHAMPIONSHIP WAY PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA 32082

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GULF COAST FLORIDA

Rocking H Ranch

ROCKING H RANCH IS LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL LAKELAND, FLORIDA (BETWEEN TAMPA AND ORLANDO). NESTLED IN SOUTHERN MOSSFILLED GRANDFATHER OAKS. BLESSED WITH 100 BEAUTIFUL ACRES, A PRIVATE PLANTATION RESIDENCE IS LOCATED ON A WORKING CATTLE RANCH.

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4,800 ABOUT THE VENUE Located halfway between Orlando and Tampa, Florida, Rocking H Ranch is nestled in between southern moss-filled grandfather oaks and green pastures. Blessed with 100 beautiful acres, a private residence is located on a working cattle ranch. Once you arrive, you’re transported back in time as you enter the long driveway and drive past a two-story plantation home with wrap around porches. Our climate controlled barn is a fun filled site that seats 299 and leaves room for a dance floor and a large stage, too! We offer the ranch as a whole rental or in smaller options and cherish the opportunity to share in your celebration or corporate event and thereby expanding our “family” as well.

# OF EVENT SPACES

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

Barn 299 Outdoor spaces 100-1500 VENUE ST YLE

Private, Ranch, Outdoors CATERING CHOICES

Preferred Caterers (but open to meeting new ones) RENTAL INCLUDES

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Our venue provides a “one-of-a-kind” atmosphere, from horseshoes to hayrides, picnics to bonfires. Enjoy our 60,000 gallon tropical pool setting for a cocktail social. We offer something for everyone.

Total Privacy, Tables and Chairs for 300 PARKING OPTIONS

Self parking

YOUR CONTACT

Angela Higgenbotham 2200 EWELL ROAD LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33811

ROCKINGHEVENTS.COM

Owner

(8 63) 581-1710 rockinghevents@gmail.com

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CENTRAL FLORIDA

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The Club at Bella Collina

THE UNIQUE TUSCAN INSPIRED DESIGN AT BELLA COLLINA WILL GIVE YOU AND YOUR GUESTS THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME. OUR AWARD-WINNING WEDDING AND EVENTS FACILITY IS A 1,900 ACRE LAKE FRONT ESTATE CENTRALLY LOCATED JUST TWENTY MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN ORLANDO. WITH A VARIETY OF DISTINCTIVE EVENT SPACES AND OUR WORLD CLASS CULINARY TEAM, WE WILL HELP YOU DESIGN A TRULY UNIQUE EVENT EXPERIENCE.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

300 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor and Outdoor Locations CATERING CHOICES

Onsite RENTAL INCLUDES

Chairs, Tables, Dance Floor PARKING OPTIONS

Self Parking, Valet Optional

ABOUT THE VENUE Nestled quietly in 1,900 acres of rolling hills, century-old oak trees, and sparkling lakes of Montverde, Florida, this exclusive club is a unique setting for a most memorable wedding. From the moment you step foot onto the grounds of Bella Collina you escape to a retreat of endless bliss. The Club at Bella Collina in Montverde allows guests to experience a destination wedding without the travel. Intimate and spacious outdoor locations with breathtaking views are available for ceremonies. Both indoor and outdoor reception locations are available, so even the most creative bride with a specific vision can have her dream wedding. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Italian Castle, Rolling Hills, Lake Views, Fountains, Tuscany Inspired

YOUR CONTACT

The Wedding and Event Team 4 07- 4 6 9- 4 9 9 9 Weddingsandevents@bellacollina.com

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15920 CR 455 MONT VERDE, FLORIDA 34756

BELLACOLLINA.COM

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Main photo by Jake & Katie Photography. Second small image by Ashley Jane Photography. Third small image by K&K Photography

75,000 # OF EVENT SPACES


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CETRAL FLORIDA

Up the Creek Farms

SOUTHERN AND ELEGANT, UP THE CREEK FARMS OFFERS A UNIQUE SETTING FOR WEDDING CEREMONIES AND RECEPTIONS. EXCELLENT PERSONAL SERVICE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL ARE PROVIDED TO CREATE YOUR ONE-OF-A-KIND EVENT.

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6,000 ABOUT THE VENUE Situated on over eight secluded acres, Up the Creek Farms offers a unique taste of old Florida. Majestic oaks draped in Spanish moss, a pristine creek running the length of the property, and the historic Decklan House farmhouse present a truly unique venue. The 6,000 square foot Boathouse – rustic – yet refined – completes the picture with its open air feel and spectacular views of the property. It provides all the modern amenities: air conditioning, catering prep kitchen, beautifully appointed bathrooms, and a custom mahogany bar. Tie in the romantic crystal chandeliers and soft color palette to compliment any style! We offer a variety of packages including vintage rentals. SPECIAL FEATURES:

All images by Vitalic Photo

Oak Cathedral Ceremony Site and Farmhouse Bench Seating, Boathouse Reception, Wedding Coordinator, Crystal & Crates vintage Rental Credit for Decor

# OF EVENT SPACES

1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

150 VENUE ST YLE

Rustic, Southern, Romantic, Indoor and Outdoor CATERING CHOICES

Offsite, Approved Catering List RENTAL INCLUDES

Exclusive Use, Linens, Tables, Chairs, Coordinator PARKING OPTIONS

Private Self Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Jessica Watson 3590 VALK ARIA ROAD GRANT VALK ARIA , FLORIDA 32950

UPTHECREEKFARMS.COM

Owner

( 321) 4 9 9- 4 232

info@upthecreekfarm s.com

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SOUTH FLORIDA

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Fontainebleau Miami Beach

“A BACKDROP TO MAKE THEM FEEL ‘I REALLY HAVE ARRIVED.’ ” MORRIS LAPIDUS, FONTAINEBLEAU ORIGINAL ARCHITECT

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

200,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

ABOUT THE VENUE A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau today reinvents the original vision of legendary architect Morris Lapidus – a stage where everyone plays their unique part. Striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology merge into a vibrant new kind of guest experience.

30 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

1,500 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Outdoor, Pool Deck, Lawn, Oceanview, Beach CATERING CHOICES

Courtesy of Hello! Florida

Onsite, Kosher and Indian Catering Options RENTAL INCLUDES

White Linens, Banquet Tables & Chairs, Dance Floor PARKING OPTIONS

Discounted Valet Parking Rate

We invite you to plan an out-of-the ordinary affair where Hollywood legends have left off and experience all Fontainebleau Miami Beach has to offer. Our team is dedicated to making your social, business or charity event truly memorable and unique, offering a customized program to meet your distinct needs, with a stunning selection of ballrooms, suites or tropically landscaped outdoor venues to complement your occasion. Catering at Fontainebleau combines the expertise of award-winning chefs with the vision and creative input of a team of unparalleled professionals that will co-create extraordinary experiences with you, our guest. A night at Fontainebleau is a night of pure entertainment and glamour. Too Much is Never Enough. SPECIAL FEATURES:

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4441 COLLINS AVENUE

(877) 8 54 -2 031

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA 33140

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STREAMSONG IS A NEW LUXURY DESTINATION RESORT IN CENTRAL FLORIDA DELIBERATELY DESIGNED IN HARMONY WITH ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS. MODERN, SOPHISTICATED AND METICULOUS IN DETAIL, THE LAKESIDE RESORT OFFERS 228 SPACIOUS GUESTROOMS AND SUITES, A SPA, SALON, FINE AND CASUAL DINING, INFINITY POOL, DRAMATIC INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPECIAL EVENT VENUES AND THREE NATIONALLY-RANKED GOLF COURSES.

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68,000 ABOUT THE VENUE Streamsong Resort is a one of a kind wedding destination thoughtfully situated between Tampa and Orlando and intentionally different in every way possible. The uniqueness is immediately unveiled from the very moment you arrive and the memories created here will surely last a lifetime. Streamsong is a chic luxury destination resort swaddled in 16,000 acres of stunning scenery and hushed seclusion, ideal for life’s most special occasions. Our Lakeside Lodge is the focal point but it’s the natural surroundings that envelop you that will take your breath away. The Resort features beautiful indoor spaces with vaulted ceilings that spill out to expansive lawns and serene vistas, striking outdoor venues offering dramatic backdrops. Highly personalized service brings it all together in a way you’ve only imagined. SPECIAL FEATURES:

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Alicia Tonione 1000 STREAMSONG DRIVE STREAMSONG, FLORIDA 33834

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party profiles Party style features are the source of some serious inspiration for today’s hostess-with-the-mostess. We’ve hand selected each of the following real events particularly for their style, unique details, great vendors and amazing imagery. They’re an honest representation of current trends, venues in action and party vendors’ work. Bonus!

Look to these love stories for ideas and examples, but don’t feel the pressure to measure up. Remember your personal style and pull from each as you see fit. Your party is about you.

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BIRTHDAY PART Y

barn BASH

Sunflowers and bandanas serve as décor staples for this fun farm theme. Add an adorable animal cake and custom treats for a celebration any kid would love! PHOTOS BY THE MEMORY LAND

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The Planner & Stylist Says... Carter and Caroline’s 1st Birthday was a BARNful of excitement and double-the-fun! These adorable twins had everything a proper hoedown should, from the petting zoo to the Bar-B-Que.

JESSICA RALPH Owner of Parties a la Carte

Vendor Team VENUE: THE DAVIE RANCH

PLANNING/DESIGN: PARTIES A LA CARTE PHOTOGRAPHY: THE MEMORY LAND FLORAL: BRAUN’S FINE FLOWERS CAKE/DESSERT: FROSTED TREATS MIAMI LINENS: CONNIE DUGLIN SPECIALTY LINEN RENTALS: BAMBINI SOIREE BALLOONS: RED BALLOON

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BIRTHDAY PART Y

oh so BOHO

Delicate eucalyptus, pink linens and votives wrapped in antlers. This dreamy boho first birthday is the perfect combination of elegant and wild. PHOTOS BY CASEY GREEN PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... My favorite feature from this dreamy boho first birthday design was the outdoor lounge we created, complete with a freestanding fireplace, vintage furniture and a delicate teepee for the birthday girl. It was a perfect setting for that community vibe my clients envisioned to celebrate the “tribe” of friends and family that helped them make

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it through their first year as parents!

JAMIE CARGILL Owner of Sweetwood Creative Co.

VENUE: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

PLANNING/DESIGN & FLORAL: SWEETWOOD CREATIVE CO. PHOTOGRAPHY: CASEY GREEN PHOTOGRAPHY STATIONERY: OOHLALOVELY CATERING: A PEACH OF A PARTY CAKE: CAKES BY DARCY SWEETS: DELIGHTFUL DONUTS, MACARON QUEEN, SUMMIT SWEETS, THE BAKESMITH RENTALS: COLLECTION EVENT FURNISHINGS

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SWEET SIXTEEN

pastels

& CAROUSELS

Upgrade a fun carousel theme with vintage floral china, delicate gold dinnerware and gold sequin linens to create a look that’s pretty and sophisticated. Add a colorful tiered cake for an extra slice of fun! PHOTOS BY PARIS MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... The Inspiration for our carousel shoot was bright pastels centered around the details of the actual carousel horse. Our vision was for it to be whimsical, light, airy and just so much fun that when you view the photos you can’t help but smile. A celebration full of special details!

KELLEY GARNER Event Stylist for Indigo Falls Events

Vendor Team

VENUE & PLANNING/DESIGN: INDIGO FALLS EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY: PARIS MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL: A PERFECT WEDDING FLORAL DESIGN CAKE/DESSERT: HONEYMOON BAKERY RENTALS: UNLIMITED PARTY & EVENT RENTALS MAKEUP: A GLAMOUR AFFAIR DRESS: GRACE BRIDAL ATELIER DRESSES

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BIRTHDAY PART Y

winter

WONDERLAND

Go for the gold and give a wintry Christmas theme a glowing makeover with gold décor, personalized ornament favors and cozy hot chocolate bar! PHOTOS BY JEN WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... For this Christmas themed birthday party we got to blend a little holiday magic with the glam of a sophisticated tea party that every five year old girl dreams about. Our specialty is crafting celebrations with a personal touch, so I love that each guest enjoyed an individual shimmery gold mini cake, designed their own house at the gingerbread decorating station

Vendor Team VENUE: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

PLANNING/DESIGN: SWEETWOOD CREATIVE CO.

and took home a beautiful Christmas ornament favor that was custom hand-lettered with their name.

JAMIE CARGILL Owner of Sweetwood Creative Co.

DECÓR/DESIGN: MARLIN HARGROVE, AAF, AFIC, PFCI PHOTOGRAPHY: JEN WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY CALLIGRAPHY: HIGHLAND AND MONROE CATERING: BANTAM AND BIDDY, JASON’S DELI CAKE: CAKES BY DARCY RENTALS: PEACHTREE TENTS & EVENTS

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BIRTHDAY PART Y

crystal ELEGANCE

Mirrored chargers and centerpiece vases give this party a sparkling modern look, while pops of pink add a hint of softness. This elegant party is fit for a queen! PHOTOS BY DREA NICOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... ‘I want her to be surrounded by her closest friends that love her the most...’ This is what her husband, Kevin Conner told me when he asked me to plan a surprise 40th Birthday Party for his wife, Dr. Krystal Conner. I’ve known Krystal for over 20 years, so planning for her was a breeze. When I started the planning process, the first thing that came to mind was crystal. I designed a table scape

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VENUE: THE GEORGIAN TERRACE HOTEL PLANNING/DESIGN: SCOOBIE WEST & COMPANY

with mirrors, crystals and all shades of Krystal’s favorite color—pink.

SCOOBIE WEST Owner of Scoobie West & Company

PHOTOGRAPHY: DREA NICOLE PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL: AKEEM CLAYTON STATIONERY: PAPER DAISIES STATIONERY CAKE: FOR GOODNESS CAKES LINENS: NUAGE DESIGNS RENTALS: SWEET SEATS, PEACHTREE TENTS & EVENTS

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BIRTHDAY PART Y

fairies

& FLOWERS

Colorful hanging flowers, pink roses, a butterfly garden and a magical desert table transformed this home into a fairy oasis! PHOTOS BY KRISTEN WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... Inspiration for this Fairy party came from imagining where Tinkerbell would live. I designed in layers to create a magical feeling by layering paint, greens, flowers and even a cutout of Tinkerbell herself.

KRISTEN JOHNSON Owner of A Girl and Her Glitter

Vendor Team VENUE: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

PLANNING/DESIGN: A GIRL AND HER GLITTER PHOTOGRAPHY: KRISTEN WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY STATIONERY: RUBY RIDGE STUDIOS CATERING: TIBBY’S CAJUN KITCHEN CAKE/DESSERT: JILLYCAKES CAKE TOPPERS: GLITTER PARTY CO., THECONFETTIHOME FAIRIES: THE FROST SISTERS

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BIRTHDAY PART Y

fabulous FLAMINGOS

Vibrant pink and green décor paired with gold details and whimsical flamingo cake create a fun look for this planner’s fabulous 30th birthday party! PHOTOS BY THAT FIRST MOMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... I knew for several months that I wanted the theme of the party to be bright and colorful and fun. That’s where the idea of the flamingos came from! I absolutely love the color pink and being originally from Miami, I knew I wanted a bit of that bright colorful flare for the theme. STK is a Miami based restaurant so I wanted the party to feel like a swanky night on South Beach!

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VENUE & CATERING: STK ORLANDO

CARLISHA MAGNARELL A Owner of Designer Weddings by Carly Rose

PLANNING/DESIGN: DESIGNER WEDDINGS BY CARLY ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY: THAT FIRST MOMENT PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL: FLOWER GIRL DESIGNS CAKE/DESSERT: FLORIDA SWEETS & CO. LINEN: OVER THE TOP, INC. RENTALS: ORLANDO WEDDING AND PARTY RENTALS DJ: FYREFLY PRODUCTIONS OREO FAVORS: FLORIDA CANDY BUFFETS

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BRIDAL SHOWER

stripes & S PA R K L E

Inspired by an iconic fashionista, this planner created a fun setting for the bride-to-be with striped linens, pops of pink and a wall of shimmery balloons! PHOTOS BY SUSIE B. PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... Butter and Love Cakery made this amazing cake which was accented with real floral. We wanted to add a little something special to that cake table. Dixie Cream donuts is a Fort Pierce staple and we knew it would add the perfect touch to accent the cake.

RACHEL WILLEMS

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Co-Owner and Executive Designer of An Affair to Remember | AATR Weddings

VENUE: PELICAN YACHT CLUB

PLANNING/DESIGN: AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER | AATR WEDDINGS PHOTOGRAPHY: SUSIE B PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL: SARANDIPITY FLORAL SIGNAGE & PAPER FLOWERS: A GIRL & HER GLITTER CAKE: BUTTER & LOVE CAKERY COOKIE FAVORS: SWEET HAVEN LINENS: OVER THE TOP CHAIRS: SUPERIOR EVENT RENTALS

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BRIDAL SHOWER

heirloom T O M AT O

Who says tomatoes can’t double as décor? A bold tomato table runner, watercolor invitations and custom plates create a fun, festive look for this bridal luncheon! PHOTOS BY IZZY HUDGINS PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... I wanted a theme that was reminiscent of summers in the South ... and what is more representative of summers in the South other than fresh picked Heirloom tomatoes and tomato pie.

EMILY BURTON Owner of Emily Burton Designs

Vendor Team VENUE & BAKED GOODS:

SMITH BROTHERS BUTCHER SHOP PLANNING/DESIGN: EMILY BURTON DESIGNS PHOTOGRAPHY: IZZY HUDGINS PHOTOGRAPHY STATIONERY: OLIVIA GRACE PAPERIE SIGNAGE: JLESLIE DESIGNS RENTALS: BEACHVIEW EVENT RENTALS LINEN NAPKINS: DOT AND ARMY CUSTOM PLATES: ELIZABETH POTTERY HANGING MACRAME BASKETS: LAVENDER BEE OLIVE OIL: GOLDEN ISLES OLIVE OIL BAGS: THE SAVANNAH BAG COMPANY HAIR/MAKEUP: EMMA COLLINS BEAUTY ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES: BLEUBELLE BOUTIQUE

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DINNER PART Y

luxe

D I N N E R PA R T Y White and gold details come together to create the ultimate luxurious look for this elegant, modern party.

PHOTOS BY KRISTEN WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... We wanted to wow guests with unique décor — a circular dining table and floral draped chandelier were the perfect options to welcome guests into the ballroom.

TAMUEL COWART Owner of RW Events

Vendor Team

VENUE: LUXMORE GRANDE ESTATE PLANNING/DESIGN: RW EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY: KRISTEN WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL: FLOWERS BY LESLEY STATIONERY: ANDI MEJIA CATERING: BIG CITY CATERING RENTALS: TREASURY RENTALS, BUBBLE MIAMI DRAPING & LIGHTING: LGT PRODUCTIONS

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BAT MITZVAH

favorites & FUN

A vibrant color scheme can bring any theme together — especially when it involves all of the guest of honor’s favorite things! PHOTOS BY KATHY THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... The biggest challenge of Lily’s mitzvah was incorporating all of her favorite things, ranging from beaches to hair bows. We achieved this with unifying colors and an unbelievable custom logo.

DEBBIE MINTZER Owner of Party Perfect

Vendor Team

VENUE: ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART PLANNING/DESIGN & STATIONERY: DEBBIE MINTZER OF PARTY PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHY: KATHY THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL: LEE JAMES FLORAL CATERING: ARTHUR’S CATERING LINENS: BBJ LINEN RENTALS: ORLANDO WEDDING & PARTY RENTALS, AFR FURNISHINGS DRAPING & GIANT BOWS: TOMMY MURPHY OF SWAG DECOR DANCE FLOOR: LETZ DANCE ON IT ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHTING: JASON GABEL OF TWO LEFT FEET EVENTS VIDEOGRAPHY: DEE NICE PRODUCTIONS PHOTO BOOTH: PHOTOMINGLE

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BIRTHDAY PART Y

mermaid GLAM

Sequin linens, gold seashell centerpieces and pretty pastel details make this mermaid-themed party fit for a princess! PHOTOS BY KATHY THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... We wanted Stella’s mermaid birthday to be everything she is: fun, sparkly, surprising, and a little grown up! From face painting and crowns, to bubble dance-offs and story time with a real mermaid, this really was an amazing under-the-sea party!

CHRIST Y SUBLER Owner of Anna Christine Events

Vendor Team VENUE: THE PEACHTREE HOUSE

PLANNING/DESIGN: ANNA CHRISTINE EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY: KATHY THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL: RAINING ROSES CAKE/DESSERT: EVERYTHING CAKE RENTALS/LINEN: A CHAIR AFFAIR, OVER THE TOP RENTALS ENTERTAINMENT: OUR DJ ROCKS VIDEOGRAPHY: JAMES RAYNER FILMS HAIR/MAKEUP: TRUE LOVE BRIDAL BEAUTY

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ENGAGEMENT PART Y

glowing G E TA W AY

Vibrant colors, glowing centerpieces and uniquely bold linens add a whimsical, tropical twist to this evening engagement party. PHOTOS BY MARY VEAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... Linens can be a great way to add texture, color and contrast to any tablescape. Consistency in one’s theme and color palette is the key to bringing together a well styled event.

NIKA STROBLE Event/Wedding Specialist at Soiree Key West

Vendor Team VENUE: 24 NORTH HOTEL

PLANNING/DESIGN NIKA STROBLE WITH SOIREE KEY WEST PHOTOGRAPHY: MARY VEAL PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL/DESIGN: MILAN EVENT FLORALS AND DECOR STATIONERY: MARGO GRIFFIN WITH INKY FINGERS CAKE: KEY WEST CAKES LINENS: BB&J LINENS RENTALS: PRESTIGE PARTY RENTALS VIDEOGRAPHER: DOCKLIGHT PRODUCTIONS

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BIRTHDAY PART Y

two WILD

This pretty safari-themed party is perfect for adventurers! Add gold details and rustic wooden décor for a look that wild, yet sophisticated. PHOTOS BY LACEY FROM KRISTEN WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner & Stylist Says... I wanted to keep this wild theme just that! By adding in faux blooms to this foam core cutout backdrop, the organic arrangement allowed for the perfect untamed feel coming off the wall.

KRISTEN JOHNSON Owner of A Girl and Her Glitter

Vendor Team VENUE: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

PLANNING/DESIGN: A GIRL AND HER GLITTER PHOTOGRAPHY: LACEY FROM KRISTEN WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY CATERING: UNCLE KENNY’S BBQ CAKE/DESSERT: JILLYCAKES CAKE TOPPER: PAINTED PARADE ANIMALS: BIG RED PONY PARTIES

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BABY SHOWER

vintage GARDEN

A hand-painted watercolor cake, floral lollipops and bold centerpieces are perfect modern additions to delicate vintage china and taper candles. PHOTOS BY SHAUNA VEASEY PHOTOGRAPHY AND KANDI DANIEL STUDIOS

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The Planner & Stylist Says... The table is always one of my favorite things to focus on as it is the place where we gather together and share meals as well as community with each other. Sweet details such as the vintage salt cellars and floral lollipops as guest favors help pull a table together. Those little touches are always a

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VENUE: THE VENUE AT MURPHY LANE

special treat for guests!

LEAANN HURD Owner of Southern Flair Events

PLANNING/DESIGN: SOUTHERN FLAIR EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY: SHAUNA VEASEY PHOTOGRAPHY, KANDI DANIEL STUDIOS FLORAL: THE FUNKY SHACK CAKE: GET SUGAR COATED FLOWER POPS: FLOUR & FIG COCKTAILS & CULINARY GOODS: LOCAL PROVISIONS COFFEE: CAMERON BOWMAN RENTALS: SOUTHERN VINTAGE PAPER FLOWERS: COTTON AND GRACE GOLD WOODEN NAME: OPAL PLUS OLIVE

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BAR MITZVAH

skis

& SLOPES

Glowing evergreen centerpieces perfectly complement navy linens and a cozy lounge area at this ski-inspired Bar Mitzvah. PHOTOS BY CHUCK ROBERTSON PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Planner Says... I helped plan both of this amazing family’s Bar Mitzvahs! The family’s love of skiing was the inspiration for Tyler’s ski resort theme. Your Event Solution did a wonderful job with the décor for this stunning event at the beautiful King Plow Arts Center.

Vendor Team

KAREN SEGAL Owner of Your Party by Karen

VENUE: KING PLOW ARTS CENTER PLANNING: KAREN SEGAL OF YOUR PARTY BY KAREN, LLC

PHOTOGRAPHER: CHUCK ROBERTSON PHOTOGRAPHY INVITATIONS: NOTEWORTHY DESIGNS CATERER: BOLD CATERING AND DESIGN DECÓR:  YOUR EVENT SOLUTION FAVORS: GOLDNER AND ASSOCIATES ENTERTAINMENT: LETHAL RHYTHMS VIDEOGRAPHY:  DEWITT SMITH VIDEO PRODUCTIONS (DSVP) ACTIVITIES: TAPSNAP

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FA V O R S F O R Y O U R FA V O R I T E S PA R T IN G GIF T S

Your friends have been with you through it all. That’s why you invited them to your special event! Show them your appreciation by sending them off with something fun.

CUSTOM COOKIES

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Decorated Mermaid Cookies BAMBELLA COOKIES bambellacookies.com

Plantable Seed Paper Favors BOTANICAL PAPERWORKS botanicalpaperworks.com

STATE STAPLE Georgia Peach Cobbler Jam MISS SHELLEY’S SOUTHERN JAMS & JELLIES southernjamsandjelly.com

BOOZY TREATS FLORAL SWEETS Viola Pops FLOUR & FIG flourandfig.com

Rosé All Day® Bears SUGARFINA sugarfina.com

GROWABLE GIFT Succulents THE SUCCULENT SOURCE (OR ASK YOUR LOCAL FLORIST!) thesucculentsource.com

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