So much is happening at the 173 Carlyle House...
One of the best things about being in the hospitality, catering and restaurant business is that we have the opportunity to be a part of so many important memories for our guests and clients. We love planning and hosting the perfect weddings and /or receptions.
We delight to have so many people return year after year for their company or personal parties... like old friends. We can't wait to give you a perfect party, ceremony or reception.
I think Rachel and Jeremiah pulled this off! - Rachel + Jeremiah 10–11-14 If I had to choose the number one thing that couples say they’re trying to do these days when it comes to their weddings, I would say one word: personalize. They want their wedding—and especially their ceremony—to really, truly, deeply reflect them. To not fit into some pre-existing cookie-cutter structure. They […] Thank you National Charity League (NCL) - NCL 10–5-14 The National Charity League (NLC) had their Senior Presentation Day again with us this year! I know the Daughter’s Reflection luncheon is a very special time for everyone. The girls and moms loved the mixed green salad with grilled chicken and glazed pecans. The dessert was a huge hit, fresh fruit with a […] Congratulations Brett and Kelli! - Brett & Kelli 10–4-14 Fall is one of the most popular times to plan a wedding — and for good reason! Gorgeous natural foliage and temperate weather make for great fall weddings. The weather could not have been more amazing this weekend for the first wedding of October. Nobody could have ordered up a prettier day! […] Congratulations Chris and Rosemary! - Chris + Rosemary 9–13-14 We had so much fun hosting this event. Chris and Rosemary were so easy going, fun, and sweet. We loved making their day special! All Rosemary wanted was for the sun to come out for a few minutes during the ceremony. I thought there was NO chance it was so cloudy […] Congratulations to Brian and Shelya! - Shelya + Brian 9–27-14 Wow! What a weekend it was the weather on Sunday looked dark and dangerous but somehow the storms held off until the whole event was almost over! It ended up being an amazing event and a beautiful sunny ceremony. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed all the yummy food. The […] Congratulations Robert and Sandy! - Robert + Sandy 9–6-14 We had so much fun hosting Robert and Sandy’s wedding reception! :) We really feel like their family is part of our Carlyle House family. We have done all kinds of events for the family and they are great people to work with. They had a beautiful inside ceremony which is always […] Congratulations Leyla and Robert! - Leyla + Robert 8–29-14 We had so much fun hosting this wedding. There was a huge chance of rain but as luck would have it we had a beautiful ceremony outside. We always get so lucky and the terrace dries so quick!!! We love hosting events for people in the food industry! They always have […] Congratulations Allison and Michael! - Allison + Michael 8–3-14 What an exciting weekend we had.…Allison & Michael signed the Ketubah, exchanged rings under the Huppah, and stomped on the glass. It was a perfect day with beautiful, Sunny August weather! After appetizers and drinks in the 1800’s part of the house everyone moved down to the ballroom for more food, […] Congratulations to Cindy and Antonio! - Cindy & Antonio 8–2-14 What a simple, beautiful, wonderful wedding reception and couple. Everyone had a great time eating the yummy food, talking with all their friends, and watching the bride and groom who clearly loved each other a whole lot. Cindy had wonderful taste and everything was thought of. We loved the “Apple of […] Congratulations Ashley and Lee! - Ashley & Lee 7–25-14 What a beautiful weekend it was for a wedding. Strangely summer hasn’t been too terribly hot this year. The nights have been especially pleasant and Ashley couldn’t have been a prettier bride. The decorations she picked out were so pretty and the food was just perfect! Everyone loved the carving station and […] Happy Birthday Evelyn! - Evelyn’s Birthday Party! Yolanda knows how to throw a party! She had her wedding here 7 years ago so when it was time to plan a very special birthday party for her mom she knew where to come! We loved being part of her event and working with her again. All the decorations were just […] Congratulations Mark and Kaaren! - Mark and Kaaren 7–19-14 Mark and Kaaren were wonderful customers for years between the restaurant and The Carlyle House. They have had many family affairs and business dinners throughout the years. We were so happy to hear they wanted to celebrate their 50th anniversary with us! Both of them know all about good food and their […] Happy Birthday Lorenzo! - Lorenzo’s Surprise Party 7–12-14 A surprise birthday party is fun for both the guests and the guest of honor. Planning a surprise birthday party takes some secrecy and just a little bit of trickery to pull off the perfect surprise. Karla knows exactly how to throw a great party. I am positive her guests are […] Congratulations Amanda and Victor! - Amanda and Victor 7–5-14 With wedding season in full swing we had so much fun going into the start of July with Amanda and Victor. We love the long days of summer, gorgeous flowers in bloom, and the lighting bugs that are buzzing all over the lawn. The buzz inside was all about the food. […] Congratulations Heather and Jacob! - Congratulations Heather and Jacob! Heather + Jacob 6–28-14 We love June weddings they are so beautiful here at The Carlyle House. We especially LOVE repeat customers! Three years ago we hosted Heather’s grandparents 50 year anniversary and it was awesome. Hopefully we will be hosting her parents too when the time comes down the road. They […] Congratulations Ashley and Bill! - Ashley + Bill What a wonder evening we had last night with Ashley, Bill, and their friends and family. They planned an indoor wedding ceremony and it couldn’t have been prettier. Ashley is very crafty and her decorations showed her talent off! They were so cute we loved the Ashley and Bill sign hanging over the […] Reviews! Reviews! Reviews! - Help the 173 Carlyle House win the Best of Weddings 2015! The deadline for Best of Weddings 2015 is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to get your reviews in! But first, let’s start with the basics. See below for rules to qualify, and start requesting reviews today! The 173 Carlyle House needs to collect a […] Congratulations Ivey and Justin! - June has always been a popular month for weddings. Named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage, the ancients believed that June weddings would bring the marriage prosperity and happiness. We have no doubt that Ivey and Justin will have both. They are a perfect match! However, there are more modern reasons why so many women […] Congratulations Jason and Erica! - Jason + Erica 6–20-14 We had a lot of fun hosting this wedding and reception. The bride and groom were very relaxed, easy going, fun people. The Converse tennis shoes were a perfect reflection of their personalities! You would never have known it was raining 1 hour before their garden ceremony. She must have known she […] Congratulations Canon and Brooke! - Canon + Brooke We love the tradition of a rehearsal dinner here at The Carlyle House! It’s such a special time where the bridal party, close friends, and families of the bride and groom come together to share a meal! AND… it was quite a meal full of yummy food and lots of good drink! […] Thank You Perimeter Church’s Widows! - Perimeter Church’s Widows Luncheon 6–7-14 You could not have asked for a prettier day Saturday afternoon. What a wonderful day to have a garden party in honor of the Widows. A beautiful luncheon was planned for them with no detail left unturned. Everything they used to decorate was based around a garden theme and oh […] Congratulations Moubin & Rahaf! - Moubin & Rahaf 6–1-14 We had a great time hosting Moubin and Rahaf’s wedding reception. We enjoyed seeing all the design, tradition, and love they put into everything. Everyone loved Chef William’s food. The pasta station was a huge hit. They were both so sweet and cute they make a perfect couple! Moubin did a great […] Congratulation Alison & Ryan! - Alison & Ryan 5–31-14 We had a great time hosting Alison and Ryan’s wedding reception. After getting married at Saint Benedict’s Catholic Church 190 of their closest family and friends came to celebrate with them. They were a fun group that really knew how to enjoy themselves! The food and drinks were enjoyed by everyone. The […] Congratulations Lyndsy & Luis - Lyndsay + Luis 5–25-14 What a wonderful day it was for Lyndsay and Luis such a calm, sweet, nice bride AND groom. It was pouring one hour before her planned, beautiful, outside garden wedding. You would have never known that she was bothered by it. I guess she knew she was in good hands! After it […] Happy 50th Anniversary Francyann and Jackson! - There is nothing more beautiful in life then lasting LOVE. Reaching a milestone is worthy of a celebration with family and friends. That is just what Francyann and Jackson did this weekend. They had a short vow renewal ceremony with the minster who actually married them 50 years ago! Together with family, grand kids, and […] Open House May 2014 - Open House 5–18-14 Thanks to everyone for making our open house such a success. I know it was a busy time of year to do it. Having to push the date from April to May because we were getting beautiful new wood floors made it even more of a challenge. A special thanks to Black […] Congratulations Phillip and Katrina! - Together with their family and friends Phillip and Katrina said their “I Do’s” on the beautiful terrace! It was a lovely day with lots of bright flowers in full bloom! They took lots of great pictures outside while their guests enjoyed yummy appetizers and drinks inside. The food stations in the ballroom were a big […] Alex’s Bar Mitzvah - Alex Bar Mitzvah 4–26-14 A Bar Mitzvah in Judaism, is a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood. It usually takes place on a Saturday morning, when a boy reaches the age of 13. The party is often later in the evening. It is generally a family affair with guests invited to participate in a […] Happy Birthday Jamison! - Happy Birthday Jamison 4–27-14 What a fun day we had celebrating Jamison’s 11th birthday! :) The kids had a great time running around, playing in the game truck, eating lots of yummy treats, and the ice-cream truck was a great surprise at the very end! Congratulations April and Peter! - A traditional rehearsal dinner is a semi-formal or casual dinner that accompanies the final wedding rehearsal. In most cases, the rehearsal dinner will be held the night before the wedding. A rehearsal dinner serves as an opportunity for the couple to give their thanks and appreciation for the help of others with their wedding. A […] FOOD TASTING/OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 5–18-14 2:00–4:00 - FOOD TASTING/OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 5–18-14 2:00–4:00 This is the event you’ve been waiting for! Now you can experience the beauty and delight of the magnificent Carlyle House and see all we have to offer. Best of all, the cost is only $10.00 per person. Taste the wonderful food prepared by our award winning chef William […] Congratulation Leeza and Nick! - Leeza + Nick 4–5-14 The flourishing beauty of the environment this time of year, the time of passion, emotions, and love make SPRING a fabulous time to get married! Sometimes it is enough just to take a look around and observe the beauty of nature surrounding us everywhere. The pink and white Dogwood trees were amazing, […] Congratulations John and Abby! - John + Abby 3–30-14 Choosing a Sunday for your wedding ceremony and reception often makes economical and logistical sense. It is also a perfect day of the week here at The Carlyle House because we only have one event on that day which lends to lots of flexibility! John and Abby choose this day and it […] Congratulations Angela and Judd! - Angela + Judd 3–29-14 Anyone preparing for a wedding knows that rain is a possibility. We always have a good “plan B” but who really wants to go with that plan when you have a magical outside ceremony planned? Everyone living anywhere close to Atlanta on Saturday knows that it rained all day EXCEPT the small […] Happy Birthday Sarah! - Sarah’s Sweet 16 3–28-14 A 16th birthday party is a “sweet” milestone in any teenagers life! We had a great time celebrating this special event with Sarah and her friends. They were all really great teens. They had a blast dancing, eating, and taking pictures in the photo book. We were real happy they choose Carlyle […] Chris and Ashley’s magical night - Chris + Ashley 3–14-14 It is not taboo to have the rehearsal dinner at the reception site. That is exactly what Ashley and Chris did and it couldn’t have been more perfect. The bride of course kept the decorations as a surprise for the wedding reception. Mixing it up with a Low Country Boil was […] Congratulations Ashley and Chris! - Ashley + Chris 3–15-14 Have a wedding reception and the rehearsal dinner at the same location can simplify both the planning and the flow of the weekend. We really got to know Chris, Ashley, and both sides of the families this weekend. What wonderful, kind, and “FUN” people they all were. They started in the old […] Congratulations Mitchell and Lacy! - Mitchell + Lacy 2–22-14 What a beautiful day it was last weekend. Who would have thought you could do an outside ceremony in February and be very comfortable. Lacy and Mitchell had a lot of fun with their unique ideas for their wedding. They met on a Rock radio station’s face book page and found […] Spring is almost here! - The staff at the 173 Carlyle House in Norcross GA can’t wait for the Spring time wedding season. It’s going to be AMAZING! Congratulations Ted and Sue! - Ted + Sue 2–15-14 We enjoyed working with Ted and Sue so much they make sure a great couple and are the nicest people. They kept complimenting us on the food, services, the beautiful facility, and our entire staff. We want to say thank you to them for trusting us to make their ceremony and reception […] Congratulations Berta and Rodney! - Berta + Rodney 2–8-14 What a beautiful day they had this Saturday for a wedding. At first Berta was worried about snow but it was probably 60 degrees without a cloud in the sky. The decorations that Abby’s floral designs did were just perfect and everything was so pretty. I think even the cowboys were impressed […] Hungarian Ball - Hungarian Ball 2–1-14 Thanks again to this organization for intrusting us for their special ball for the 5th year!!! It’s a very special night with great friends, food, and lots of very impressive dancing. Carlyle House with all its beautiful chandeliers is a perfect place for a ball. We hope to see you again next year! Congratulations Melissa and Matt! - I love December weddings with all the Christmas decorations. It just adds to all the festivities. Matt and Melissa were such a perfect couple with wonderful families on both sides! They met years ago in high school. Their adorable chalkboard said it all. Boy meets girl.…4.20.07 Girl becomes his Girlfriend.…6.07.07 1st kiss “FIREWORKS”… 07.14.07 She says […] Another week of Great Holiday Parties! - Had another great week of holiday parties! Thank you M3, RTS, and Molnlycke for having your holiday party with us year after year! Also thanks to our new customers Princeton Properties and FCCI! We wish you a very successful 2014! Be of good cheer! - It’s the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you “Be of good cheer“ It’s the most wonderful time of the year It’s the hap-happiest season of all With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings When friends come to call It’s the hap– happiest season of all There’ll […] Christmas Parties! - Our weekend of Christmas office parties was full this weekend. We had some parties that come every year and some new ones that said they will be back again next year. We see lots of parties but the office parties really seem to have lots of meaning too! A company Christmas party provides an opportunity […] Thank You Envisionware! - A corporate holiday party gives everyone a chance to relax and mingle in a different setting. It’s a great way for everyone from the office to meet spouses and partners! We are so Thankful to Envisonware for hosting this event with us for the 5th or 6th year, neither of us could remember! They kept […] Congratulations Brooke and Roy! - Brooke & Roy 11–20-13 What a beautiful fall day it was for an outside ceremony. We LOVED all the pumpkins! The mature trees were bright red, orange, and yellow. It could not have been a prettier day and the blankets in every other seat were the perfect touch! I think the guests could have set outside […] Congratulations Logan and Cadie - Logan & Cadie 11–1-13 We always love hosting rehearsal dinners!!! It’s such an exciting time when family and close friends have just gotten to see each other typically for the first time. Everyone is always so thrilled about the weekend. The families all have so much fun eating, drinking, and sharing old stories about the bride […] Congratulations Jason and Christy! - Jason & Christy 10–26-13 Jason and Christy met while students at Fellowship Christian High School in Roswell, Georgia. Jason became friends with Christy’s brother. Jason was often in the Whitworth home and a friendship began between Jason and Christy. Seeds of romance were planted and nurtured for over 10 years! Ultimately blossoming into the beautiful […] Thank You! - Thank you to everyone that attended our Fall open house/food tasting. We have heard a lot of positive feedback about the food, decor, atmosphere, service, and the abundance of ideas. All of our brides said it was very helpful in planning for their special day! A special thanks to Abby’s Floral Designs, Black Tie Events, Cover Up’s, […] Congratulations Jenny and Kevin! - Jenny and Kevin were so cute together. They started dating towards the end of high school and dated all through college. Their love grew even at different colleges. We loved all the photos of their earlier days together that were displayed on the fireplace mantels! It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon for a ceremony […] Congratulations Philip and Marisa! - Marisa & Philip 10–12-13 What an exciting weekend we had.…Marisa & Philip signed the Ketubah, exchanged rings under the Huppah, and stomped on the glass. It was a perfect day with beautiful October weather. After appetizers and drinks in the original house everyone moved down to the ballroom for more food, fun, drinks, and dancing! […] Congratulations Laura and Michael! - Laura & Michael 10–10-13 Laura and Michael had an awesome, intimate, beautiful wedding during the week. They had perfect weather and just the right amount of family and friends. They all enjoyed the food, music, and atmosphere. We loved all of the pictures of Laura and Michael from when they dated in high school. They […] Thank you Karen and the National Charity League! - NCL 10–6-13 Thank you Karen and the National Charity League for entrusting in The Carlyle House for your Senior Presentation Day again this year! I know the Daughter’s Reflection luncheon is a very special time for everyone. Thanks for all you guys do for the community. Congratulations Diana and Caleb! - Diana & Caleb 9–27-13 It was so fun doing a second event for the Shrader Family. We did their daughter’s wedding a few years ago and their sons rehearsal dinner Saturday. We LOVE all of our repeat customers! The decorations were so cute with black & white runners, black lanterns, and fresh herbs wrapped in burlap. […] Congratulations Lindsay and Greg! - Lindsay & Greg 10–5-13 It was such a beautiful day last Saturday I don’t think there was a cloud in the sky. It was a perfect day for a fall wedding with lots of awesome fall decorations. Lindsay & Greg got married at St. Benedicts Catholic Church and had their reception here at The Carlyle House. […] Congratulations Pattie and Leroy! - Pattie + Leroy 9–21-13 Even though it rained all day we still had a beautiful wedding. We moved the ceremony inside and it looked just beautiful. The guests all said how pretty the ceremony was and how beautiful the bride looked! Everyone enjoyed a lot of appetizers especially the canapés. After the cocktail hour they […] 173 Carlyle House on Pinterest - When it comes to planning your event, the delight is in the details! We love Pinterest just as much as our customers do– it can be great fun to explore and organize the wealth of event ideas and inspiration available online. Our focus is on collecting ideas for you, so make sure you check out […] The Knot Best of Weddings 2014 - Congratulations on your wedding! We hope we were able to help make it an amazing day for you. The Knot is having a Best of Weddings 2014 contest and submissions must be completed by October 6th. We’d love to know how you feel about your experience with Carlyle House — and we want other brides […] Congratulations Jennifer & Daniel! - Jennifer & Daniel 9–14-13 We caught our first glimpse of fall on Saturday and it was wonderful! Jennifer & Daniel could not have ordered up a better day. AND.…as Daniel stated UGA didn’t have a football game!!! Everyone really enjoyed the bite size beef wellingtons for the cocktail hour. The smashed Martini Potato bar was a […] Congratulations Neil and Laura! - Neil + Laura 9–13-13 Although no one can say for sure when and why humans first associated the number 13 with misfortune, the suspicion is assumed to be very old. Neil and Laura weren’t worried about the number 13 in fact it was a very lucky day for them! The weather was perfect, her brother got military […] Congratulations Rebecca and Dallin! - Rebecca + Dallin 8–23-13 After a beautiful ceremony and reception in Utah the happy newlyweds had a reception for the Atlanta folks! On Saturday it went from pouring rain one minute to sunny skies the next. The timing couldn’t have been worse but amazingly it turned out just fine! Be sure to check out the […] THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!! - From: email@example.com To: CarlyleHouse173@aol.com Sent: 8/13/2013 9:45:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time Subj: Re: (no subject) Hi Gerise, Sorry for my delayed response… It has been so hectic! Our last house guests left las night, so I’m very happy to have our house back to ourselves again! But first THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!! for helping […] Thank you for the wonderful wedding evening! - From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: CarlyleHouse173@aol.com Sent: 8/8/2013 10:42:08 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time Subj: Re: Carlyle House Thank you again for the wonderful wedding evening …all went smooth and I’ve been told how delicious the food tasted. Please let Chef know how satisfied we were on the service and food. I put your bag in the retro box. Thank you […] Congratulations Cara and Clay! - Cara & Clay 8–10-13 What a day it was on Saturday. The weather went from Sunny to pouring twice. With the last time happening 30 minutes prior to the reception. They loved the look of the terrace without the tent and really wanted to have some open dining outside. Lucky for everyone it all worked […] Happy Birthday Nancy! - HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY 8–9-13 We had so much fun celebrating Nancy’s birthday! They were so much fun to work with and really great people. Everything was so beautiful and the guests loved the CARLYLE HOUSE. Many of the guests said they had never been there and really loved everything. As always all of the […] Congratulations Lynda and Rogers! - Lynda & Roger 8–3-13 Let the Good Times Roll was for sure the theme of the night. Lynda and Roger are great people who know how to have fun. The postcard at everyone’s place setting really said it all.….. Now that our vows are behind us, its P-A-R-T-Y time!!! Dinner will get started. Afterward a […] Carol Ann and Steven Rehearsal dinner - From: email@example.com To: CarlyleHouse173@aol.com Sent: 7/31/2013 7:13:46 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time Subj: Re: Carlyle House I could not have asked for a more perfect evening! The food was delicious and your people were a joy to work with. And the house, yard, and dining areas are the perfect setting for any celebration like this. So thankful […] Congratulations Jenelle and Sahile! - Jenelle & Sahile 7–27-13 This Ceremony and wedding reception was so much fun it was all about food, fun, family, and friends! The father/daughter dance was AWESOME it was to “Guns & Roses”, need I say more! We had so much fun getting to know the families and really enjoyed their wedding. Everyone loved the […] Congratulations Steven & Carol Ann! - Carol Ann & Steven 7–26-13 I love the tradition of a rehearsal dinner. It’s such a special time where the bridal party and families of the bride and groom come together to share a meal! AND… it was quite a meal full of comfort foods. What better way to calm the pre-wedding jitters! Everyone loved […] William and Tara Johnson - From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: CarlyleHouse173@aol.com Sent: 7/22/2013 3:50:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time Subj: 15 Days and counting!! Afternoon Gerise, Now that we are settling into our home and looking back at videos from the wedding, we can’t help but try to rewind the time to our wedding! That day went by super fast, I […] Congratulations Jeff and Jamie! - Jamie + Jeff 7–13-13 Well there was nothing unlucky about this day! We had a beautiful summer wedding OUTSIDE even though it has rained Everyday this summer! The terrace was beautiful as was the Bride & Groom! Everyone loved the wonderful appetizers prepared by our chef. The smoked salmon in the puff pastry was a big […] Congratulation Tara and William! - William + Tara 7–7-13 As a tribute to Will’s hometown, Tara and Will chose a Mardi Gras theme for their wedding. No Mardi Gras would be complete without a “Second Line.” The “Second Line” parade has a deep, rich history in New Orleans. When performed during weddings, it signifies the beginning of a new life […] Congratulations Carman and Vincent! - Carman + Vincent July 5, 2013 With Carman everything was about Tiffany blue with a touch of silver and it looked beautiful. She even found lots of Tiffany blue candy for the candy bar! The wedding inside was just wonderful and the guests sure were happy it wasn’t outside with all the rain we have been […] Congratulations Jeanne and Benjamin! - Jeanne & Benjamin 6–30-13 What a lovely night in June we had celebrating the ceremony of Jean & Ben. They were smart to start the ceremony at 7:30 the weather couldn’t have been better. The bride and groom couldn’t have been more perfect for each other either. The wedding was all about good food and […] Congratulations Amy and Lewin! - Amy + Lewin 6–29-13 We are very lucky to be surrounded every weekend with beauty, love and creativity. Last night’s rehearsal dinner had all of the above. What a sweet couple Amy & Lewin make. We loved the Pinwheel centerpieces they used in the ballroom. Everyone loved the southern charm of the food and the […] Congratulations Chrisna and Ron! - Chrisna & Ron 6–28-13 We had so much celebrating with Chrisna And Ron. It was definitely a close family and friends affair! Chrisna knew just how she wanted everything decorated and it turned out beautifully. The eggplant runners looked great with the black chairs and crystal chandeliers. She was stunning walking down the aisle with […] Louisa Hadley - From: email@example.com To: CarlyleHouse173@aol.com Sent: 6/26/2013 11:49:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time Subj: Items to pick up Hi Gerise, I wanted to swing by and pick up a few items left behind from the wedding!! The Cake sign and easel. Let me know what night you may be there a little later and I’ll swing by. […] Congratulations Roger and Amy! - Roger & Amy 6–22-13 What an exciting weekend we had.…Roger & Amy signed the Ketubah, exchanged rings under the Huppah, and stomped on the glass. It was a perfect day with beautiful June weather. After appetizers and drinks in the original house everyone moved down to the ballroom for a seated dinner. The […] Congratulations Marketa and Montgomery! - Marketa + Montgomery 6–23-12 We had so much celebrating with this couple. It was definitely a “DIY” wedding! They had great family and friends helping them with everything and it came together beautifully! The island signature drink and GST tax in the fountain was a huge hit. Everyone had such a good time and the […] Jennifer Hunn Wood gave us more photos! - Jennifer sent us some additional pictures. We loved them so much we decided to post them on our website for all to enjoy! If you enjoy these picture follow the link below and check their wedding blog post (LOTS OF PICTURES). http://173carlylehouse.com/congratulations-gene-and-jennifer/ Thank you so much Jennifer, for allowing the 173 Carlyle House to be […] Congratulations Brad and Christy! - Brad + Christy 6–14-13 What a wonderful rehearsal dinner Brad & Christy had at The 173 Carlyle House. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the weather was actually a little bit cooler than normal. The guests enjoyed appetizers and drinks on the terrace with a wonderful keyboardist. After about an hour they moved […] Thank You Robbie and Rebecca! - Thank You Robbie and Rebecca for your kind words! 173 Carlyle House Staff To see more beautiful images and a description of the event follow this link http://173carlylehouse.com/congratulations-rebecca-and-robbie/ Welcome Baby David! - Welcome Baby David 6–9-13 Baby David’s parents were so proud to show off their new little baby to all of their friends. He is such a cutie and so good! It was a smaller party so it was in the 1800’s part of the house. It worked prefect. There was a bar in one […] Congratulations Kyle and Louisa! - Kyle & Louisa 6–8-13 LOVE IS SWEET.… was a theme that was used throughout this wedding reception. It was very obvious to everyone around. This couple was truly beautiful from the inside and out! A Mission trip shaped the beginning of their wonderful relationship. The wedding reception was all about fun, food, and friends! The […] Congratulations Laura and Andrew! - Laura & Andrew 6–1-13 WOW! What a beautiful way to kick off the first day of June. Surrounded by family and friends the couple said their vows on the beautifully decorated terrace. With the wedding and the reception both at THE CARLYLE HOUSE the guests had no travel time in-between. They arrived in style on […] Laura and Andrew - Gerise, Thank you so much — everything was wonderful, the weather was completely on our side (woohoo!), and overall it just couldn’t have gone better! It seemed like everyone had a great time, and we’ve heard nothing but praises from all of our guests. We loved working with you, and it truly was the perfect […] Congratulations Rebecca and Robbie! - We love, love, love all the different ideas we see every weekend in this business. Rebecca is a fan of pinterest and extremely crafty. She made everything herself and really did an outstanding job. Her pictures on wood boards, all the chalk boards, her chocolate favors, and picture frames were all just perfect! We are […] Sam’s 50th Surprise Birthday Casino Bash - Sam’s 50th Surprise Birthday Casino Bash 5–18-13 After months of planning and stressing everything came together for Melanie. She had everything worked out and ready to go. She just needed to get her husband to The 173 Carlyle House. The guests arrived an hour before the birthday boy and enjoyed appetizers and drinks in the […] Matt - From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: CarlyleHouse173@aol.com CC: email@example.com Sent: 5/17/2013 9:31:31 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time Subj: Re: Carlyle House Hey Gerise — You were correct and we’re just returning from out honeymoon. We had a great time at the rehearsal dinner and I think everything came together perfectly. Thank you so much for your help! I’ve just […] Congratulation Samantha and Lee! - Samantha + Lee 5–11-13 There is a word that we use to describe couples like this sweet duo and that word is “adorable.” The bride asked for three things only.…An outdoor Ceremony, Salmon, and Black Eyed Peas! Everything was easy except the outdoor ceremony part! If you remember the weather Saturday rain was predicted all […] Congratulations Matt and Erica! - Matt + Erica 5–3-13 We are very lucky to be surrounded with such great families every weekend. We had a lot of fun hosting Matt and Erica’s rehearsal dinner. The guests had a great time eating and drinking. They made sure to have everyone’s favorite beers to go in their personalized Koozies! The appetizers were […] 173 Carlyle House Open House 4–28-13 In Norcross - Open House 4–28-13 Thank you all for attending our open house. We were thrilled the rain didn’t stop you guys!!! We enjoyed seeing you again and meeting new people. We have heard lots of feedback about how successful and helpful the day was. It really is the best way to get things narrowed down. Thanks […] Congratulations Greg and Bea! - Greg + Bea 4–27-13 We were so very lucky last Saturday with the weather. Everyone was saying we were not going to be able to have the ceremony outside because there was a 70% chance of rain. We along with BEA were determined to make her dreams come true and that is exactly what happened! […] Congratulations Gene and Jennifer! - Gene + Jennifer 4–20-13 The clear spring day was ideal weather to have a ceremony outdoors. The temperature was cooler than normal which seemed especially PERFECT! Make sure to check out the pictures of 1,000 paper cranes hanging outside on the porch. Jennifer informed me…The ancient practice of a man and a woman folding 1,000 […] Barber Rehearsal Dinner (beauty, love and creativity) - We are very lucky to be surrounded every weekend with beauty, love and creativity. Friday nights rehearsal dinner had all of the above. What a beautiful couple from the outside and in. All the groomsmen had fun trying all of the grooms favorite beers! I think they all tried at least 3 they had never […] James R. Carlson - Thank You Mr. Carlson for your kind words! 173 Carlyle House Staff Andy of Perimeter Church - Below is a direct quote from Andy the organizer Perimeter Church Celebration of Life event… “It was very rewarding and fun and I couldn’t have pulled it off without your support & the excellent work of your staff. We got some very positive comments and one lady said “let’s do the same thing next year”. That […] Perimeter Church Celebration of Life! - You could not have asked for a prettier day Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2013. What a wonderful day to “Celebrate Your Life” and that is just what the Perimeter Church widows did. A beautiful luncheon was planned for them with no detail left unturned. Everything they used to decorate was living and so amazing. The […] Congratulations Victoria and Josue! - Congratulations to Victoria & Josue you guys make a wonderful couple. The Carlyle House looked beautiful with all gorgeous flowers. AND the ceremony was especially AWESOME outside on the terrace just in time before the rain! Everyone went crazy over chef’s Salmon wellington and the sweets station! It looked like everyone had a great time!! […] Pastor Derek A. Sharpe - From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: CarlyleHouse173@aol.com Sent: 3/26/2013 10:11:26 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time Subj: Re: CARLYLE HOUSE Good morning Gerisse, I want to thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful spirit you portrayed each and every time we met or talked. I want to thank you for being so willing to work with us in making […] Surprise Party! - On Sunday March 24, 2013, we were lucky enough to be part of a surprise party for Derek’s wife. What an amazing tribute he planned for his wife! Chef prepared an all Vegan meal which all the guests raved about! The pasta station with the different sauces was a big hit! Derek also had a […] Lynn Kaden of the Carly and Curtis Wedding - From: email@example.com To: CarlyleHouse173@aol.com CC: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: 3/24/2013 2:58:48 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time Subj: thank you Gerise, et al, I just to thank everyone for making my daughter’s wedding day the most perfect of all days. We were so pleased with the entire event: the venue itself is amazing and everyone commented on how wonderful it […] Congratulations Carly and Curtis! - It wasn’t the best weather on Saturday but at least it wasn’t raining all day. Carly and Curtis were able to get outside and take some pictures. I hope to see some of their wedding photos they make a beautiful couple and seem just perfect for each other. The guests were a lot of fun […] Congratulation Shelley and David! - The weather might not have been perfect yesterday but it didn’t seem to matter to Shelley & David. The beautiful wedding they had planned came together without a hitch! There was no doubt about the love in the room and the joining of two beautiful families! Everyone enjoyed the food, drinks, music, cocktails, and especially […] Thank God It’s Raining - There is an old saying that rain on your wedding day is a lucky omen. The Italians even have a saying for it, “Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata”, which means that a wet bride is a lucky bride. In the U.S., it is commonly repeated that rain is lucky, although most brides would prefer a dry […] Congratulations Maggie and Joel! - Congratulations Maggie & Joel it was a gorgeous weekend for a wedding.It was nice having the doors open out to the terrace again. The guests had a wonderful time with the games outside, the DJ, and Band. There wasn’t a minute without great music. Everyone had their plates so full going from station to station. […] Congratulations Sherry and John! - After a very raining week the weather actually wasn’t as bad as expected on Saturday! OR maybe… it was and nobody seemed to care! Sherry and John had waited a long time for their beautiful reception that they had visualized. Everything was top notch!!! The food, flowers, DJ, Photographer, and of course the venue just […] Great Clips Awards Ceremony! - Thanks to Great Clips for allowing Carlyle House to host your awards ceremony. Everyone loved the venue and the food. We received lots of compliments about the food, atmosphere, and service. We look forward to seeing you again next year! The 4th annual HC Ball! - We all had fun hosting the 4th annual HC Ball, Saturday February 9, 2013. It is always amazing to our staff how incredible they can dance! All the guests had a great time eating, drinking, visiting with friends, and lots of dancing late into the night! Thanks again for intrusting us for your special event […] ASOE group and Lanham Associates - We had fun Kicking off February with the ASOE group for a luncheon and Lanham Associates at dinner. They started the night with wonderful appetizers in the 1800’s part of the house. After the cocktail hour they moved to the ballroom for a seated dinner and games. They looked like they were having a blast […] Congratulations Irina and Boyan! - On January 26, 2013 two people celebrated their love! Thank you to Irina & Boyan for trusting in The Carlyle House for their special day. It was a beautiful wedding with interesting Greek & Romanian traditions with Bread and Champagne! Everyone loved the selection of food on the buffet! Chef William Janousek really got to […] Congratulations Jamie and Richard! - A BEAUTIFUL EVENING IN JANUARY.….Congratulations to Jamie & Richard everything was just magical. It’s not often you get to know the groom’s family and the bride’s family. What wonderful examples of love they both have. We are really going to miss them! The weekend started with the rehearsal dinner Friday night with a delicious southern […] Congratulations Marsha and Jim! - A BEAUITUL EVENING IN JANUARY During the week! That’s right… a Thursday night wedding and it was Fabulous. Marsha & Jim with their closest family and friends tied the knot! It was an intimate affair with a beautiful setting. Abby did a great job on the flowers and Chef William Janousek of course made WONDERFUL […] Congratulations Sharon and Matthew! - A BEAUTIFUL EVENING IN DECEMBER.….Congratulations to Sharon & Matthew everything was just perfect on 12–31-12! The dresses, invitations, centerpieces, food, cake, band, VENUE, and the wonderful weather. Several people said it was a great way to spend their New Year’s Eve! The band played strong until 12:00 when they did the countdown welcoming 2013 and […] Holiday Parties 2012! - Thanks to RTS/Rocktenn, Envisonware, ESTI, Purafile, Mocklyn, M3, Executive Singles, and many more companies for making our 2012 Holiday Season so special. We really appreciate you trusting in the Carlyle House again this year for your Holiday parties. We hope to see you again in 2013! Suniva Holiday Party - Thank You to Suniva for intrusting in the Carlyle House to host your 3rd holiday party with us! We love hosting the event and they always have so much fun! This year there was a little more excitement with the SEC game going on during the cocktail hour. Some lucky person won the 55 inch […] Congratulations Amy and Matt! - November weddings just seem to remind me of Family, Friends, and Food. Amy and Matt’s wedding were lacking none of the above it was all kinds of fabulous! The love between the families, the parents, the bride & groom, and the sisters were all amazing! The simple but beautiful flowers, the eggplant accents, the yummy […] The Baig’s Religious/Cultural Indian Celebration - My husband and I had a religious/cultural Indian celebration for our 7-month old son at The Carlyle House. The venue was a little unorthodox for the kind of party we were throwing, but due to the flexibility and assistance of management, we were able to host a beautiful event. Our guests are still raving about […] Congratulations Kristin & Paul! - We loved hosting Kristin & Paul’s breathtaking Wedding Reception. Amazing food, Beautiful decorations, and Spectacular weather! The guests had so much fun taking pictures all night long in the photo booth! THANK YOU for allowing us to be part of your lovely event. We enjoyed getting to know all your friends, and family!!! What a […] Congratulations Lori & Alex! - A BEAUITUL EVENING IN NOVEMBER.….Congratulations to Lori and Alex everything was just perfect on 11–3-12! The dresses, invitations, centerpieces, food, cake, pumpkins, VENUE, and the wonderful weather. The Crystal-Clear– Band was perfect for the crystal clear sky! Everyone enjoyed sitting on the terrace sipping on wine and eating the yummy food prepared by Chef William […] Congratulations Julia & Curt! - We were delighted to be a part of Julia & Curt’s ceremony and reception this weekend. The weather on Saturday couldn’t have been better. It was just the right amount of wind for a beautiful outdoor ceremony. It was an afternoon filled with good friends, great wine, fantastic food, and lots of LOVE. What a […] Congratulations Haley & Chris! - We loved hosting Haley & Chris’s truly breathtaking Wedding Reception. Amazing food, Beautiful decorations, and Spectacular weather! All the stars were in alignment and the result was Fabulous. A heartfelt THANK YOU for allowing us to be part of your lovely event. We enjoyed getting to know you, your friends, and family!!! National Charity League’s Daughters Reflection luncheon - Thank you Joan and the National Charity League for entrusting in The Carlyle House for your Senior Presentation Day. I know the Daughter’s Reflection luncheon is a very special time for the Class of 2013. Joan had such a wonderful experience at the 173 Carlyle House that she sent us this email: “Hi Gerise, Thank you so […] Congratulations Christina & Shawn! - On Sunday October 14th 2012 Christina & Shawn were married! Congratulations! Thank you Christina & Shawn for entrusting the 173 Carlyle House with this very important and magical event! It was a real pleasure working with and getting to know you and all of your family and friends. Congratulations Jennifer & Aaron! - On Saturday October 13th 2012 Jennifer & Aaron were married! Congratulations! Thank you Jennifer & Aaron for entrusting the 173 Carlyle House with this very important and magical event! It was a real pleasure working with and getting to know you and all of your family and friends. THANK YOU! - Thank you to everyone that attended our Fall open house/food tasting. We have heard a lot of positive feedback about the food, decor, atmosphere, service, and the abundance of ideas. All of our brides said it was very helpful in planning for their special day! A special thanks to Abby’s Floral Designs, Black Tie Events, Cover Up’s, […] Diana - From the day I went to visit the Carlyle House through my wedding day I received nothing but outstanding service from the Venue. I visited approximately 10 places when deciding where to have my wedding. No other venue compared to the Carlyle House when it came to value. Gerise helped me in planning my wedding, […] Suzanne Wedding - Delicious food was enjoyed by all,especially the squash,&fried okra.Great Southern cooks were impressed! Thankfully,there was a sampling for the bride,groom,&brides’ parents to go home:Delicious! From our initial meeting,numerous visits for customizing the decor,the exciting reception celebration,& post event retrieval of misc.items left behind,Gerise,& Mr.&Mrs.Janosek were helpful & pleasurable to work with.The Js helped us create […] Alan Bookmiller - To: CarlyleHouse173@aol.com Sent: 5/30/2011 4:01:41 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time Subj: Wonderful Job… I would like to thank the 173 Carlyle House and staff for a superb job during the Shakelford wedding this past weekend. As wedding vendors we experience a lot of venues and feel your facility and services are excellent. I would especially like to […]