Built in 1903, Carl House was the centerpiece and home to the owner of a large and thriving ornamental plant nursery. Its original Southern garden plan has been restored with the addition of an exquisite gazebo under which many of the best and most beautiful wedding ceremonies in the South have been held.
This authentic piece of Georgia history is situated on four manicured acres that are surrounded by over 30 acres of the original pasture land property giving Carl House a plantation atmosphere with all the amenities and a luxury ballroom with covered porches.
The lavish interiors, including 10 working fireplaces, have been painstakingly restored to recreate the look and feel of the original house. The dramatic ballroom, mezzanine and third floor are new additions but look as though they have been there forever. Our restoration specialist used a combination of found antique materials, natural stone and woodwork design to emulate the period of the original house. The décor is a lush representation of the period featuring European wall coverings, beautiful period furniture and heavy silk draperies.
The feel of Carl House has been described appropriately as ‘casually elegant’, never stuffy, and able to be transformed for all manner of events and gatherings!
Owner: BB Webb
BB Webb is an entrepreneur, visionary, writer, speaker and media personality. In thirteen years she has grown her award winning Carl House venue into one of the leading event venues in the Southeast producing over 100 unique weddings and special events a year. She has been selected as one of the ‘People to Know’ by Gwinnett Magazine 12 years in a row!
In 2014 she was nominated by Atlantan Magazine as one of the most Influential and Powerful Women in Atlanta. In 2012 she was selected as one of 10 Top Female Leaders in North Atlanta and was also honored as Barrow County’s ‘Business Woman of the Year’. In 2011 her company, Carl House, was selected as one of the top 30 small businesses in the Southeast and of the top 30 in Atlanta. That same year she was invited to join the coveted ranks of Les Dames d’Escoffier Atlanta Chapter, a cutting edge association of top women in the culinary field.
In 2010 she was selected as one of five finalists for the coveted WE Excel Award by the NAWBO, Atlanta Chapter and appeared as a ‘Hard Knocks’ judge in the new CBS program, ‘The Next Tycoon’. In 2008 she was awarded by Catalyst Magazine as one of the top five entrepreneurs to watch in Atlanta and in 2006 was awarded the ‘Results Count’ award by Atlanta Women in Business.
BB is the former host of the successful cable access television program ‘Living Life with Style’ and co-contributor to a Jack Canfield, Jim Rohn book entitled, ‘Rising to the Top’. She wrote a successful column for Southern Distinctions Magazine and has a new book out entitled, Build Your Business: BB Webb’s “Notes From the Highwire!” BB’s also developing a book series called ‘Tiny Tips of Wisdom for the Small Business Owner’ and is working on a television series entitled, What’s YOUR Story? BB Webb Champions the Entrepreneur. Her bucket list includes plans for developing overnight facilities and a second venue on the 30 acres she owns behind Carl House.
With a background in theatre, BB holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in performance from Marlboro College and a graduate degree from The Ohio State University. She studied and worked intensively with theatre legend Tony Montanaro who most notably influenced her work as an artist. In 1990, she wrote, produced, marketed, and performed in her own one-woman play, Through Ruby’s Eyes, which she toured nationwide. Over the years she has honed both her marketing and business skills to enable the birth of multiple creative projects and new businesses.
In 2002 she saw an opportunity with what is now Carl House, completely renovating the house and property, bringing together her various skills by creating a full service event facility which could utilize her theatre background, leadership, marketing and sales smarts.
To inquire about hiring BB as a speaker or consultant in your business, email firstname.lastname@example.org To order books and DVDs or downloads of her talks, and to learn more about BB and her other services, visit www.arrivingwithbbwebb.com
Photography Credits: Top: Artstar Photography, Lower: Derek Wintermute Photography