With over 160 guests in attendance the Carl House Bridal Event on February 8, 2015 was a spectacular success thanks to our fabulous Wedding Professional partners, great turn out and superb weather.Our guests had the opportunity to visit with some of the best Wedding Professionals in the industry, tour Carl House, meet the Carl House Team, enjoy our chef’s culinary treats and win prizes!
College sweethearts Maggie Carragher and Chris Maddox met at Georgia Tech and fell in love. After Chris proposed , he and Maggie began their search for the ideal wedding location. When they found Carl House they knew it was the perfect spot. On November 8, one day after Maggie’s birthday, they were married. Despite the cool November air, wedding guests enjoyed delicious food and everyone danced the night way until Maggie and Chris made their beautiful sparkler grand departure! “Our wedding at the Carl House was simply perfect! I would not have changed a thing. It was the wedding my husband and I pictured it to be!,” exclaimed Maggie.
Photography by Jacquie Rives Photography
November 14th, 2014 at 12:16 pm (Uncategorized)
Join us on Thursday, December 4, 2014 .
Holiday Luncheon for the Public - 11:00am — 1:30pm. This annual Carl House event is perfect for organizations that want to thank their employees with a holiday luncheon or an opportunity for family and friends to come together for a holiday celebration. Enjoy a delicious menu of holiday treats and the ambiance of Carl House during the Holidays! $26.50/person, plus tax and service charge. Click the Public Events tab for more details or call 770.586.0095. RSVP by November 28 at 4:00pm.
Corporate Holiday Dinner - 6:30 – 8:30. Ideal for small companies that want to have an affordable holiday celebration with their employees or colleagues. Purchase a private table for your company and enjoy an elegant chef prepared buffet along with the ambiance and decor of Carl House for the Holidays! Limited time only! Table to 10 – $395.00.Click the Public Events tab for more details. To reserve your company table or for more details contact Lisa Meznar 770.586.0095. Contact us for parties larger than 10 guests.
Carl House is proud to announce our newest public offering, Date Night! Join us on Saturday, November 15th for the perfect night out with your special someone! This month we are traveling to SPAIN, visiting different regions and cuisines from the area.
September 21st, 2014 at 10:17 am (Carl House Bridal Events)
Are you a fit for our offer? Are you open to:
1. Moving your wedding date up a bit to create the wedding of your dreams?
2. Taking advantage of our new lower minimums and packages by booking your wedding by September 30, 2014?
*lowered minimums apply through 3-14-15
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Anna, our Wedding and Event Specialist, at 770.586.0095 or (cell) 706.654.0537, to learn more and to arrange a tour of our beautiful house and grounds.
Select dates only. Restrictions may apply. Offer subject to change without notice.
Photo by: Lemon Chic Photography
May 5th, 2014 at 4:35 pm (Uncategorized)
Tiffany & Ben, March 15, 2014.
Oh how we love a mid-morning affair, and when you have a couple like Tiffany & Ben who pull it off so flawlessly, we have no choice but to share it with the world. Leslie West Photography caught all this wedding goodness so perfectly, and we are beside ourselves with all those special touches that have our hearts just fluttering today. From the breathtaking backdrop of the Carl House to the bride’s gorgeous bouquet, and everything in between, this wedding does Southern elegance to perfection. So grab a seat, and savor all this goodness just popping out of your screen, because this is one soirée you do not want to miss.
From the photographer….
Oh, I love a good southern wedding. Tiffany & Ben’s wedding had Southern charm written all over it: everything from the lace dress and pearls to playing corn hole on the front lawn. The bridesmaids were stunning in their pale pink dresses and the roomsmen kept me laughing the entire day. I never could resist a brunch wedding…especially when they are serving french toast!
April 28th, 2014 at 1:28 pm (Uncategorized)
Amanda & John, October 18, 2013.
Just when we thought Athens could not be any sweeter, we get this gem and are immediately reminded why we love this charming Southern town. This celebration is chock full of that certain allure that can only be found in Athens, and when you have a pair as lovely as Amanda & John, it makes any day that much better! We simply cannot get over the lovely shots by Noi Tran Photography of these two lovebirds strolling around the property with gorgeous sunlight streaming through the trees. Wedding days this lovely must be shared with the rest of the world, and we could not be any more excited to bring it to you today!
From Noi Tran Photography….
Amanda & John wanted to focus on celebrating with their family and friends. Many of their family members were from out of town, and their wedding was spectacular! There was nonstop fun on the dance floor! Their wedding definitely highlighted all the fun activities they shared with their guests. John’s exact words about the wedding was, “I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding day.” And I would have to agree! Both Amanda & John were such a pleasure to capture.
February 11th, 2014 at 1:30 pm (An Owner's Perspective)
It comes and goes, doesn’t it? Just as the jubilant times or travails in our life. Wait awhile and we’re in a new mood. Grieve a loss and a new gift appears in your life. We’re all conditioned based on our experience.
When 2 inches of snow fell on Georgia in early February, our fine city of Atlanta became paralyzed. Well, of course it did! Having lived in many snowy states in New England and with family living in Montana, at first blush it all seemed ridiculous.
Here’s the rub. If you were asked to conjugate a string of verbs but didn’t know the language, could you do it? Well, of course not. Though we’ve had some experience with sticky weather in Georgia, this was clearly an infrequent phenomenon, all of course which could have been better avoided with more thoughtful planning and coordination, yet inside all that icy, cold hysteria, I found a gift.
Having been asked to speak to the group of Realtors way west in Dallas, GA, I made my early morning trek after speaking to my host presenter the night before and the morning of my talk. She felt certain that the snows would come early afternoon, making my noon appearance in plenty of time to get back home the hour and half I had to travel. However, we all witnessed the pretty white stuff with its delicate introduction around 10am.
Weather is just that way….a tad unpredictable despite all our advanced technology!
As predicted, my talk was hurried along as soon as the scant participants began arriving; clearly we Georgians are far from seasoned at navigating the white stuff, and, with massive exits from school, work and the emergency ‘milk, bread and egg runs’, the roads became swiftly clogged and impassable.
I was one of the lucky ones. I traveled 20 miles of my 70 to get home in 5 hours. Others slept in cars, bounced metal against metal with other wayfarers and worse, walked in cold, snowy slush to find shelter, restrooms and food. A minor apocalypse or as the incident was fondly named, ‘snowpocalypse’.
Not one to be patient ‘sitting still’, I weaved my car up and down icy backroads, slipping and sliding as I saw neighbors out pushing one another in heroic fashion. I gratefully made it to a warm Hilton Hotel with folks piled warmly in the toasty lobby, mingling at the bar, serving themselves from the buffet. The spirit of it all was heartwarming, people sharing stories, considering where they might sleep. I befriended a kind woman who offered up the second bed in her room as all others were taken.
Each challenge we encounter can yield a greater good, and I’m not just putting on my ‘Pollyanna’, rose-colored glasses. Certainly tough times hurt, but they’re like weather, they come and go. Eventually, the snow melts, we go home and tell everyone about our adventures, help a few people along the way, and realize perhaps, how fortunate we really are, caught in a snow drift or receiving the kindness of strangers.
With the distinctive din of bagpipes resounding in the background, Allison, glides down the Carl House ceremonial brick paved pathway, wearing a stunning designer gown, gifted to her through the ‘Brides Across America’ organization in conjunction with Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique. Doug, her husband-to-be, and his groomsmen, their eyes transfixed in her direction, are stunningly clad in full military attire. Helping to fulfill her ‘once in a lifetime’ dream wedding, Allison was one of this year’s recipients of a complimentary wedding gown from Brides Across America and Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique.
Allison and Doug relished their October 6 fall wedding at Carl House with family and friends. The couple was enthusiastically introduced to the welcoming crowd during the gathering as they traveled through a military arc of swords. Guests enjoyed an elegant meal prepared by Carl House Executive Chef Justin Johnson including Cilantro Citrus Beurre Blanc and a favorite, Boursin Mashed Potatoes.
Brides Across America is a nationwide charity dedicated to encouraging bridal salons to providing free wedding gowns for military brides. Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique, located in Roswell , is a selected bridal salon for Brides Across American and was the only Georgia bridal salon to donate free designer wedding gowns to military brides. Their next event is scheduled for November 11 and 12, 2013. Hats off to this fine organization and with Vetran’s Day earlier this week, to all the fine men and women who serve in the armed forces.