It’s Time to WHERE It

We’re trying to finalize the basic plans this week so you can begin making arrangements with babysitters and airlines. We're shooting for Saturday evening, June 27 — the height of wedding season. Nearly every venue is booked every Saturday this summer (including the Smyrna Activity Center), but our team of crack party planners uncovered a couple great options.

Our party-planning parameters:
  • No more than $30/person
  • Heavy appetizers with cash bar
  • Convenient to Smyrna

We tried to find a place that would let Rodney’s barbecue joint cater the bash, but the available venues require that we use their food service. Maybe we can pick up boxed meals a block away and sneak ‘em in!

Review these two and let us know in the next couple days which you prefer (note the new poll, above the Are You Party-bound? poll. We’d like to book something no later than Tuesday, so cast your vote today.

Venue 1: Courtyard by Marriott (Vinings)
The hotel is on Paces Ferry Road, near the Vinings railroad crossing. Convenient to those of you still in the Smyrna area and those who will travel via I-285.
  • Ballroom: If we have fewer than 100 coming, we’ll have the ballroom; if more than 100 RSVP and pay, we’ll also get the fireside lounge and the restaurant.
  • Food: prime rib station, salad station, pasta station, dessert station
  • Cash bar
  • Guest rooms: A block of rooms will be reserved for those coming from elsewhere or those who don’t want to worry about driving home.

Venue 2: Five Seasons Brewing (Sandy Springs)
If you haven’t been to Five Seasons, it’s a good gastropub at the conveniently located Prado (I-285 and Roswell Road). Excellent beer selection and food menu. The private Cellar can hold 75 to 100 people; if more of y’all commit, we can also use the outdoor Biergarten. There’s a menu from which we can select all types of munchies, from appetizers to pizzas to entrees. No matter your taste in beer, they’ll have it … or something better.

UPDATE: A couple folks have had problems casting their votes. If you get an error message, e-mail us or post your vote in the comments section.

Questions? Comments? Ideas? E-mail us. And VOTE by Monday.

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Anonymous said...

5 seasons

David Christian said...

I always dreamed of a June Wedding! Oh wait, no that was a recurring nightmare. Lets lock down a venue and pardon the Pink, " get this party started"