Like most newly engaged couples, my fiancée and I searched the entire Atlanta area to find the perfect venue to host the most important day of our lives. We weren’t sure what we wanted but we did know that we would not settle for anything less than the best and since we were paying for it, it had to be affordable. After several weeks of searching we were almost ready to give up and elope when we found the setting for our fairytale wedding at The Carlyle House located in the heart of historic Downtown Square in Norcross. It was the perfect mix of quaint southern charm throughout the historic house and modern elegance in the main ballroom. They recently added a beautiful terrace in their gorgeous back yard which was the perfect romantic spot for us to say “I Do”. It was so convenient to have the ceremony and reception in the same location. The terrace easily held our 200 guests for the ceremony and then was converted to beautiful outdoor mingling, dancing, eating area afterwards. The Carlyle house is family owned and they are known for their catering. Our guests still rave about the fabulous food and impeccable service throughout our reception. Gerise, the manager, literally held my hand before, during, and after the wedding. Even though I got married this June during the height of “wedding season” Gerise was there with me through every part of the planning process, answered every one of my nagging questions with a genuine smile, catered to my every request, and truly cared as much about my wedding as I did. I trusted her 100% which made the planning and decision making so easy. The Carlyle House and the staff surpassed my every expectation and truly made my wedding day the happiest day of my life. Several of my friends got engaged right after my wedding and all want to get married there too.
Please tell other brides to be that if they are tired of impersonal, stuffy ballrooms and are looking for a venue with character, warmth, and elegance the Carlyle House is their place!