- 7 years ago
We’ve narrowed down our reception venue options to 2 places in Atlanta. Our reception will be a formal evening event. Just based on prettiness of the two venues, which would you pick?
Option 1: Georgian Ballroom at the Atlanta Biltmore The ballroom is very pretty, but some of our guests have already been to weddings here since it’s a pretty popular venue. Also, most of our friends coming to the wedding are Georgia Tech students/grads, and the Atlanta Biltmore is literally across the street from Tech’s campus. FI thinks that’s a little weird, but I don’t really get why, ha.
Option 2: Westin Peachtree Hotel When I first started wedding planning, I wasn’t too interested in hotel ballrooms, but I’ve made an exception for the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Although the ballroom is just okay, we could have the cocktail hour in the restaurant on the top floors of the hotel. The Sun Dial rotates around and has amazing views of the Atlanta skyline, and the food there is awesome! (There’s no room for a dance floor which is why we wouldn’t have the entire reception at the Sun Dial). So basically, the reception room would be kind of blah (compared to option 1)…
…But the cocktail hour would have really cool skyline views.
Basically, as a guest, would you be in a more celebratory mood from the beautiful Georgian Ballroom or from an awesome cocktail hour but a less pretty reception at the Westin Peachtree Plaza? 🙂