A Piece of Antebellum History
The original part of the home, a four room clapboard cottage with a central fireplace, was built in the 1840’s by Barrington King for H.W. Proudfoot and his wife, Euphemia. Mr. King, son of Roswell’s founder, employed Mr. Proudfoot as a bookkeeper in his newly constructed Roswell Mills, which would later become famous in its own right for its production of Roswell Grey cloth used in Confederate uniforms.
Naylor Hall is a beautiful Antebellum home with a ballroom where your guests can enjoy the charm and hospitality of a lovely historic site. You need not be anxious about your selection of the perfect place for your wedding day. Your guests will enjoy the warm, comfortable surroundings and most assuredly will compliment you on your selection of such a wonderful setting for your special day.
Historic Atlanta Architecture
With its spacious, high-ceilinged rooms, historic architectural details, period furnishings and hardwood floors throughout, The Wimbish Housep provides a rich visual backdrop for all our nuptial festivities. Formal reception rooms are flanked by tall archways and columns, and flow gracefully into the elegant dining room, sunroom and ballroom. Grand pianos, antique crystal chandeliers and fireplaces in virtually every room add to the dreamy, old-world ambiance. It’s an unforgettable setting for the day you’ll always remember.
Opulence and Style from a Bygone Era
Built in 1924, The Biltmore Hotel was the focal point of Atlanta’s business and social life for almost sixty years. Once publicized as “The South’s Supreme Hotel”, The Biltmore closed its doors in 1982, following changes in ownership and years of steady decline. After sixteen years of neglect and abandonment, The Biltmore underwent a total renovation in 1999, transforming the former hotel into a combination of Class A office space, retail and special event space. With the renovation of The Georgian and Imperial Ballrooms, and now listed on The National Register of Historic Places, The Biltmore quickly recaptured its standing as one of the social and business epicenters of Atlanta. Featuring original handcrafted plaster relief ceilings, restored crystal chandeliers, Palladian windows and Tennessee marble floors, the special event space can accommodate groups from 50 to 1500 guests.
A Spectacular Location With an Industrial Past
Built in 1921, The Foundry at Puritan Mill was constructed and operated by Puritan Chemical Company. Puritan soap and other cleaning products were manufactured and stored in the building until they were shipped on the neighboring Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. The site served as the Atlanta headquarters for Puritan Chemical Company until 1996. In 2000, the location was purchased by Urban Realty Partners and Weaver & Woodbery Company to be restored and converted into a mixed-use facility.
Creativity & Character on the Westside
Summerour Studio is an expansive, refurbished warehouse located in Atlanta’s exciting Westside, where the city’s industrial past frames many destinations for design, dining, and style. This wonderfully unique building is the main studio for Summerour & Associates architecture firm. Updated in 2005 by renowned architect Keith Summerour, the building was previously the home to Preston Rose Printing, and had been in various uses since the 1920s. The roof over the 8000 square foot main space is supported by massive bow trusses, which allow the wide, open floor plan to be free of columns or supports. Revealed through a wall of windows that runs the entire length of the space is a breathtaking skyline view of Atlantic Station and Midtown.
An Atlanta Landmark Reopens Its Doors
Central to Buckhead nightlife for more than 80 years, The Buckhead Theatre is steeped in the lively spirit of its history, yet fully modernized to accommodate today’s multifaceted forms of entertainment and special events. The restored Spanish-Baroque architecture of the original 1930s movie house jewel is a seamless historical counterpoint to the updated state-of-the-art lighting and sound system, modern catering kitchen, event space, and other amenities.
Beyond the theatre’s 10-foot LED marquee, original Art Deco doorways lead from the lobby into the 8,000 square-foot main theatre and orchestra and loge spaces. The Buckhead Theatre’s revitalized interior plan increases flexibility for a variety of performances and events, including lectures, comedy, Broadway plays, rock-and-roll acts, and private and public events.
Classical Style in the Heart of the City
The Millennium Gate Museum’s (The Gate) mission is to preserve and interpret Georgia history, art, culture and philanthropic heritage as well as highlight Georgia’s historical and aesthetic relevance to the United States and to the world. The Gate is a classically styled monumental arch located in Midtown Atlanta, historically called “The Gate City.”
It is designed in the tradition of classical Roman triumphal arches that have been built around the world over the past 2,500 years, and houses a 12,000 square foot museum that narrates Georgia’s history through sophisticated interactive technology, film, period rooms, and exhibitions.
The museum offers several event spaces that can accommodate a private event ranging from 10 to 1000 guests. In addition to being a 501(c)3 non-profit, the museum is the winner of the Palladio Award for design of a public space.
Offering a balance of deep historical significance and contemporary glamour, Southern Exchange located at 200 Peachtree is the premier event venue located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta.
Weddings, corporate events, conferences, conventions, parties, and celebrations take on a new meaning at this Downtown Atlanta premier historic event space. Designed by Philip Shutze, Atlanta’s famous classical architect, and opened in 1927, Southern Exchange is the elegance of a bygone era beautifully transformed for today to showcase your life’s and your business’ special moments.
The four distinct event spaces of Southern Exchange lend themselves well to hosting business events and conventions as well as social gatherings. Within walking distance of several of Atlanta’s best hotels and easily accessible via public transportation, Southern Exchange couples an exquisite atmosphere with unbeatable convenience.