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Planning a Wedding in Georgia

December 10, 2018 6:01 pm

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Is a Georgia wedding in your near future? We extend a heartfelt congratulations—and a heartfelt invitation to choose The Hotel at Avalon as the ideal venue for your ceremony, reception, and associated events! Our luxury Autograph Collection hotel in Alpharetta, Georgia—just a bouquet’s toss away from the heart of Atlanta—provides an extraordinary space for matrimonial magic, very much worthy of the paradise of legend for which we’re named.

To help you plan a dream Georgia wedding here at The Hotel at Avalon, we urge you to get in touch with our coordinating team, whether via our online event request form or a simple call to 678.722.3600.

Meanwhile, we’ve put together a few basic resources to get you started in the process right here.


Winter Wedding Reception Trends

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As you may or may not know, The Hotel at Avalon happens to be among the finest wedding venues in Georgia: a distinction earned by the perfection of our indoor and outdoor event spaces and the perfection of our coordinating and catering services.

With the December solstice fast approaching, now’s the time to consider the special magic of a winter wedding—and some of the logistical and aesthetic possibilities the season presents.

Without further ado, we thought we’d share some words of wisdom from an informative Bridal Guides feature by Kristen O’Gorman Klein, “100 Ideas for Winter Weddings.” We recommend checking out the complete list, but we’ll pull out some highlights focused on winter-wedding receptions for our Hotel at Avalon guests and readers!


Holiday Party Planning Tips & Trends

November 15, 2018 8:42 pm

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The onset of the holiday season means many things, from a clear spike in sightings of North Pole residents down at lower latitudes to quality time spent with loved ones. If you’re a business, club, or other organization, it also often means throwing a holiday party—often a source of mounting dread for the person responsible.

Here at The Hotel at Avalon, we offer more than 44,000 square feet of some of the most versatile and best-appointed event space in Georgia, which makes us a preeminent venue for any and all holiday parties, from small gatherings to major galas. As part of our multifaceted service as a special-event facility and luxury hotel, we like to offer tips on event-planning and coordinating here at our blog. So without further ado, a few considerations on achieving success with this year’s holiday party!


Best Places to Shop in Alpharetta

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The holiday shopping season will shortly be arriving in full force—Black Friday, after all, is just around the corner. Treat yourself to a lavish getaway within shouting distance of Atlanta at The Hotel at Avalon, and you’ll have an incredible wealth of varied retail opportunities at your very fingertips in our fair city of Alpharetta, Georgia.

Here’s a portrait of the holiday-shopping scene at your full disposal while you’re sitting pretty in the lap of Autograph Collection luxury here at The Hotel at Avalon this season!

Experience Avalon

Holiday shopping and luxurious accommodations don’t come more seamlessly wed than at The Hotel at Avalon. We’re part of the Experience Avalon community, after all, which means dozens of stores are within happy strolling distance of your Autograph Collection guest room or suite.


How to Find the Perfect Meeting Venue

October 16, 2018 8:11 pm

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It goes without saying that you can’t pull off the perfect meeting (of whatever scale) without the right venue. Here at The Hotel at Avalon, we supply some of the most extensive and well-appointed event spaces in North Georgia, whether you’re looking to hold a small work retreat, an annual corporate get-together, or a full-scale conference.

What sort of considerations go into selecting a meeting venue? Let’s take a look at a few!


Family Fun Fall Activities in Alpharetta

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Fall in North Georgia is a beautiful time to visit, and of course The Hotel at Avalon offers the finest, most luxurious accommodations for the seasonal getaway. If you’ve got family with you on the vacation, you’re in luck: There are just about limitless possibilities for all-ages autumn fun with our Autograph Collection hotel here in Alpharetta, Georgia as your home base.

Here are some of the family-friendly events and activities on tap this fall in our neck of the woods!

Corn Mazes

When it comes to family fall traditions, a jaunt in a corn maze or two ranks right up there. With Hotel at Avalon accommodations, you’ve got plenty of North Georgia corn mazes (not to mention the commonly associated pumpkin patches) within ready reach, including the Buford Corn Maze (4470 Bennett Road, Buford, GA), right next door to the old Haunted Forest; Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch (4520 Highway 53 E, Dawsonville, GA), also host to a “corn cannon”; and the multiple corn mazes (and haunted barns, and mechanical bull, etc.) at Copper Creek Farm (1514 Reeves Station Rd SW, Calhoun, GA).


Tips & Trends for Selecting Wedding Flowers By Season

September 11, 2018 1:08 pm

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Here at The Hotel at Avalon, we’re honored to offer some of the finest wedding venues in Greater Atlanta. Hosting nuptial ceremonies (as well as receptions, send-off brunches, photo ops, and all the other potential associated events) is one of our regular functions, but it’s always something special and meaningful to take part in this biggest of days.

As we see it, our wedding services aren’t confined to the beautiful settings, elegant accommodations, and comprehensive coordinating and catering we provide: We also like to occasionally share useful matrimonial tips here at The Hotel at Avalon blog, to get the inspirational juices flowing or perhaps alleviate a little of the inevitable wedding-planning stress.


Luxury Hotel for Wire & Wood Festival

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If you’re among the droves of music fans who’ll descend upon Alpharetta, Georgia this October for the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival, we invite you to take advantage of our incredibly convenient, incredibly decked-out accommodations here at The Hotel at Avalon.

We’re within shouting (or strumming) distance of this fine event, which sees singer/songwriters and bandleaders from across the country do what they do best. Take advantage of our modern Southern hospitality and Autograph Collection amenities while you appreciate some outstanding song- and stage-craft!


Vacation Near Beautiful Avalon Parks and Paths

August 20, 2018 3:02 pm

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As a happily pampered guest of ours at The Hotel at Avalon, you’ve not only got all the great arts, culture, dining, and entertainment destinations of Metro Atlanta at your fingertips: You’re also well poised to soak up some of our great Georgia outdoors. Here are only some of the nearest parks and greenspaces awaiting your explorations, whether you’re summer-vacationing with us or looking for some decompression time on a business trip.


Experience Alpharetta, Georgia’s Foodtruck Alley

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Let that inner foodie of yours take wings—if it hasn’t already—and sample some of the outstanding flavors on offer here in Greater Atlanta over at Alpharetta Food Truck Alley!

A weekly epicurean soiree that runs from spring through early fall, Alpharetta Food Truck Alley serves up some awesome cuisine as well as live entertainment and an all-around jolly good time.