WM Events ant The Georgia Freight Depot have been quite friendly in months passed, and “Old South, New South” was was an exceptional event that garnered Allie Award nominations in three categories : Best Team Effort, Best Event Photography, and Planning Corporate/Association Event.
“Guests were invited for an evening of jazz n’ juleps, honey suckles n’ highballs, and bluegrass n’ BBQ. Juxtaposing classic Southern charm with modern urban beats, this event was a celebration of Atlanta,” said William Fogler. Pull up a seat, grab a mint julep, and we’ll share how this spectacular event unfolded.
Starting with a blank canvas of over 12,000 square feet, the WM Events teams jumped into action by separating the space – both indoor and outdoor – into lounge areas, dining areas, and entertainment spaces.
Peachtree Tents and Events were onsite to assist with the extension of the outdoor space; which added extra seating, cocktail space, and lounge areas. Soft uplighting and patio string lights added to the ambiance of Southern charm perfect for sipping sweet tea and mint juleps al fresco on a cool spring evening.
Entertainment included jazz and bluegrass bands, street performers, and acrobats. There was truly something for everyone!
What Southern soiree would be complete without a good old fashioned BBQ competition? Guests were invited to sample barbecue fare from around the South and vote for their favorite.
World-class vendors such as Affairs to Remember Caterers, Peachtree Tents and Events, Active Productions, Lee J Howard Entertainment, and Event Drapery all teamed together to make the WM Events’ vision of “Old South, New South” possible. Check out the time-lapse video for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this award-nominated event.