For the Love of Wedding Music!

Music!  Shakespeare said it best:

 “If music be the food of love, play on,

Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,

The appetite may sicken, and so die.”

William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.


It’s personal, it’s enriching, it can change a mood, evoke a memory and shift a challenging day into something better.  Years ago when I was studying theatre, I took a 2 month trip to London to watch, at some of the most revered theatres, some of the most renown artists, ‘strut their ‘stuff’.  I remember when entering each theatre, how with the music choices made, the mood was set perfectly for each upcoming production.

And so it is with any event, be it uplifting chords before a talk given by an inspirational speaker, or how certain music works to calm and focus a group before a mediation or session of prayer or with wedding music, reminding us of the potential inherent in the union of the two people being celebrated.

At Carl House we’ve been honored to be present at so many unique and customized unions, each with their own signature twist and wedding music choices.  There are of course the many favorites: for ceremonies, ‘Pachelbel’s Canon’ or the first dance favorite, ‘At Last’ by Natalie Cole.  We’ve also witnessed bag-pipers, been graced by a Mariach Band, had an Elvis impersonator rock the house and many more unique and interesting wedding music choices.  From live singers, to 13 piece bands, jazz artists or to a new trend, songs customized and written for couples.  Let the music play on!

There is no end to the options available to express how we feel about one another, the mood we hope to inspire for our chosen gathering.  Much like theatre, wedding music sets the mood and guides us into the experience we hope to provide for others.  I tend to agree with Nietzsche!


“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols


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Carl House Bridal Event February 21, 2016

The Carl House Bridal Event on February 21, 2016 was an incredible success thanks to our fabulous Wedding Professional partners and wonderful brides. Guests had the opportunity to taste many of our new menu items, learn about new wedding trends, meet our preferred Wedding Professionals as well as the Carl House Team and enjoy an afternoon of fun.

Carl House History Video

We’re thrilled to announce the completion of our ‘Carl House History’ video!  With an interest from our clients and guests in learning about Carl House, this video was crafted to highlight the lineage and evolution of this majestic home. The video recounts the history of Carl House from its original construction in 1903 as a family dwelling and ornamental plant nursery, to hosting the first wedding in July of 2003 as an all-occasion event venue.

Gratitude to filmmaker Daniel “DaBishop” Ademinokan.

My Love of a Winter Wedding

I have bride’s approaching me often asking my advice on whether a Winter Wedding would be something they and their guests would enjoy.  They are aware that their dollar stretches much further in our off-season months but are unsure how to make it work without our typical outdoor ceremony.

West0481What I adore about a winter wedding is first, it opens up a host of options that bride’s typically don’t consider in the warm and very hot months in Georgia.  While we have been able to have ceremonies outside in January and February (we are after all in Georgia), the option of a toasty warm ceremony within our ballroom, with candles burning in our fireplace or when very cold, an actual fire, is an endearing memory not soon forgotten!

The options of winter seasonal décor and creations fashioned by our in-house floral designer have been the delight of many former Carl House winter wedding brides.  Your entrance down our curved staircase, replete with a fur-lined cape is reminiscent of something only Snow White might carry off so well!  Our gourmet coffee and hot chocolate station has been a favorite winter choice as has been our s’more station, with friends bundled up with skewers stuffed full of toasted marshmallows, awaiting their cracker and chocolate or scrumptious Nutella!

punch-580As the Carl House team swiftly transforms your ballroom ceremony site magically into your elegant reception space, complete with crystal lit center pieces, illuminating the romantic softness of the room with candlelight, your guests enjoy freshly made hors d’oeuvres hand-passed by our team of professionals.  Seasonal winter cocktail hour drinks are being served, favorites from azure-hued Curacao cocktail, served in tall champagne glasses to crimson-colored bride and groom specialty drink of your choice, garnished with small red berries or a slice of pear.  A warming rum, Moscow Mule or heated mulled wine, seasoned with cinnamon and cloves are great options to welcome your guests on a chilly winter evening!

West0207Do consider the uniqueness of a Carl House winter wedding!  We’re created some terrific packages designed to make the most of the cooler season and your pennies with special rates extended through the end of March 2016.  Spring, summer, fall or winter, we have ideas and offerings to create the wedding you’ve been imagining, unique to you!  Why not choose winter….and use your dollars saved on the new home you will enjoy together or the honeymoon you’re planning!

A toast to happy and stress free planning.  We’d be honored and delighted to assist you in any way we can.

Click here to learn more about our Winter Wedding Specials!

Warmly, BB Webb

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BB Webb, Carl House Owner, Speaker, Author and Knot Magazine Ambassador.

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Photos by: Andi Freeman Photography and Lauren Wright Photography

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Carl House Wedding Featured in The Knot

The Knot recently highlighted Carl House bride Laila Schuler and her August Southern style wedding in their ‘Real Weddings’ feature. Laila and her husband Robert said they fell in love with the white house and columns of Carl House, and knew it was the right place to host their wedding. Click here to see the details captured by Chloe Giancola Photography.



Lanie & Nick’s Wedding Video

Charming video from Lanie and Nick Johnson’s wedding at Carl House on 5.16.15.  So honored that they choose Carl House to host their ‘special day’. We love their story!  A special Thank You to 3 Ring Weddings.



Georgia Bridal Show September 13th

Make sure to visit us at the Georgia Bridal Show at the Gwinnett Center on September 13, 2015.  Purchase your tickets today.  Use promo code GWINNETT913 and save $2. Purchase Tickets

Carl House ‘Happenings’ Video Chat

We would like to introduce our new monthly video chat ‘Carl House Happenings’. Each month look for a new video chat with Carl House owner BB Webb.  BB will be revealing the latest happenings at Carl House including new menu items, upcoming events, exclusive promotions and other special announcements

Carl House Bridal Event August 9th

Join us for our Bridal Event on August 9, 2015, from 1-3pm.  Meet our wedding professional partners, taste our chef’s culinary creations and win prizes!  There will be selection of wedding professionals ready to tell you all about the services they offer for a spectacular wedding – Photographers, DJ’s, cake providers, hotels, videographers, and much more. Our Executive chef will be showcasing some of the finest items right off our NEW bridal menus. Brides attend at no cost. Carl House booked brides may bring one complimentary guest.  All other guests $15.00. Reservation required by 8-4-5.  To register, visit or Call 770.586.0095

In Loving Memory…

A bright light shines in the heavens for us all. Tommy Webb, friend and architect in building Carl House, passed away Saturday evening June 20th in his home in Sandpoint, Idaho from the effects of ALS. His legacy lives strong through those he loved and mentored and through Carl House. His architectural vision for Carl House is shared with hundreds of delighted guests every year. The Carl House ballroom will be named in Tommy’s honor and memory at a public memorial listed below.

Thank you for the love you shared with us all Tommy and healing thoughts to his beautiful children and their Mama, his entire family and his loving and devoted wife Jj. Your presence in the world has meant more to us all than we might ever express. Thank you dear Tommy and God bless you as you have blessed us.

Below are photos of early Carl House construction under Tommy’s guidance, the result of his architectural visioning and photos with his beloved children (during construction and now) and he and his wife Jj.

A public memorial and naming of the Carl House ballroom will take place at a public memorial at Carl House Wednesday July 22nd from 5-6:30pm. A private close family and friends dinner will follow. For directions go to With love…




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