PRLog - June 3, 2014 - ATLANTA -- With three environments taking guests from day to night and outdoors to indoors, WM Events' latest corporate affair took place in a massive post-Civil War building in downtown Atlanta. Juxtaposing Old Southern charm with New Southern metropolitanism, the event welcomed more than a thousand guests who enjoyed three styles of barbecue, mint juleps and cigar rollers on the porch; a sultry indoor jazz club and a trendy hip hop dance party beneath dynamic hoop chandeliers. Offering enough entertainment and excitement for nearly five hours, the event combined the best of history and modernism to highlight the diversity that today comprises a Southern city.
Old South & New South Celebrated at Corporate Event
A jazz quintet, costumed Southern greeters and pimento flavored popcorn welcomed guests to this modern Southern affair at Georgia Freight Depot. The venue’s 90-foot porch and outdoor space, accented with vintage Southern styling, provided the first stop for guests. Partygoers sampled Texas Brisket, Carolina Pork and Memphis Chicken provided by caterer Affairs to Remember, then used clothespin ballots to vote on their favorite. Completing the party’s homage to backyard Southern cuisine, Jim N’ Nicks provided a whole pig on the pit. WM Events created a traditional Southern porch atmosphere with rocking chairs, romantic sheer drapery and Mason jar candle-lined railings for this unique, high-end corporate event (http://wmevents.com/
A customized living moss wall in the venue’s front lobby transformed the space from a backyard barbecue into a Southern garden party. Costumed train conductors welcomed guests aboard for this extravagant affair. Elaborate drapery, comfortable traditional-
Stepping through to the interior Freight Room, guests experienced a transformation from romantic Southern styling to a chic modern vibe. As guests entered the main room, they were greeted with an 18-foot cherry laurel tree complete with swinging trapeze artists. The WM Events team (http://wmevents.com/
Party extras included a shabby chic photo booth made with wood pallets and magnolia vines and blossoms. In addition to the barbecue taste-off and aerial desserts, guests enjoyed Southern fare gone contemporary like Shrimp and Grits, Lobster Mac n’ Cheese and Salmon Succotash. This unique corporate event (http://wmevents.com/
About WM Events
WM Events was founded in 2004 by award-winning designer, planner and consultant William Fogler. With offices in Atlanta and Denver, WM Events is a full service event planning and design firm (http://wmevents.com/