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Testimonials

Words can’t express how I feel about my wedding day, the venue and Anna Knight. From my first visit of this place and talking with Anna I knew this was the place for my wedding. I can’t thank Anna enough for everything she did, she was very informative on everything, even when I didn’t know what I wanted or how I wanted things set up, she knew. I highly recommend anyone that’s using the venue for their wedding to include Anna as their coordinator, it goes without saying that she is great at what she does.  Thanks again Anna and Del’avant’s staff.

 

Bennie & Pam Hixson

December 5th 2015


 

If you want a beautiful historic venue with loads of personality, someplace beyond the usual, Del’Avant is your place. We chose Del’Avant for our January 3, 2016 wedding and are so glad we did. Anna Knight is a joy to work with. She’s calm, organized, creative, and responsive and did a lot of work without charge. After meeting with us to talk about our needs, she provided us with detailed floorplans and check lists for how the rooms would be set up for the ceremony and the reception. A few minor tweaks and we were set. Nearly everything is included in the price: Chivari chairs for the ceremony and reception; tables for dinner plus tables on the rooftop balcony; wood bars for beverage stations; tufted chairs and casual tables in groupings around the ballroom and balcony; custom parking signage; in-house sound the DJ can plug into; Pandora radio on your choice of station for background music; and more. The price gives you the entire building for sixteen hours, which meant we could take our time getting ready and clearing out–what a stress reliever! This includes suites for the bridal party to get ready. They have large bathrooms, plenty of room to hang garments, large mirrors, classy yet comfy furniture, and even an easy-to-use steam machine to steam wrinkles out of everyone’s finery. We did not serve alcohol so we didn’t have to deal with the extra insurance or security requirements. The McLellan Parlor was perfect for our ceremony. When we arrived, the room was set as we planned. 100 guests comfortably sat four to the row on either side of a center aisle. Del’Avant provided a lovely long carpet runner in grey with an ivory leaf pattern for the center aisle at no extra charge. We used one of the bars as our “altar” and decorated it with a floral centerpiece, candles, a long embroidered runner, and crocheted snowflakes hanging down the front. The room is so stunning, that’s all we needed. Kress Ballroom is stunning, too; easy to personalize with simple decorations. Del’Avant can provide table linens in black, white or ivory at $10 per table, which includes napkins. We had black table cloths with white napkins for guests and white table cloths with black napkins for the bridal party. Note: the front windows are open so passersby often peer in at the party. We didn’t mind: it made us feel like celebrities but if you’re shy, ask about closing the drapes. We used the rooftop patio for our cocktail hour with three large heaters, included at no extra charge, to ensure guests would be warm. The rooftop patio is enchanting with great views plus white lights strung in the trees. Pre-set tables and chairs made our guests comfortable. Parking is ample and free. The building is completely handicap accessible. We loved being able to choose our own caterer and baker so we could have a 100% gluten free reception. We also loved being able to choose our other vendors, though Del’Avant has a list of vendors to recommend. Our caterers loved the large prep-kitchen with lots of fridge space and many prep tables. Del’Avant is everything it promises: classy, beautiful, unforgettable, and affordable. There were no hidden fees and we got our security deposit back days after our wedding. Anna Knight was a joy to work with, and we loved every inch of the venue. Our guests still are raving about Del’Avant and so are we.

Sam Engle, married 1-3-16


 

Anna’s wedding coordination and planning services were outstanding! She was very oriented, and extremely hard-working. Anna was very professional as well. She was very nice and sweet to everyone. The day of the wedding she was there before 7 am to help make sure that everything was perfect for the wedding ceremony and the reception.  We had a wonderful wedding thanks to her. We encountered some last minute issues and she was able to make everything work smooth and perfect, for example I brought my own computer for my slide show and it was not compatible with the projector, she ran to Walmart and bought the cable that was needed just so that we could have our slideshow for the reception. Anna was just extremely wonderful! We will definitely use her services again In the future for our events.”

Brad and Damaris Harris, wed at Del’avant November 8, 2015


 

This was the most beautiful venue! I am so happy that we chose to work with Del’Avant for our wedding. From the pre-planning, to the event, to the follow-ups the staff was both friendly and professional and made the entire process smooth! The site is perfect for multiple locations all in one that keep your guests with plenty to do. We had our cocktail hour and photo booth in the parlor, reception and dinner in the ballroom, and relaxing on the rooftop. I highly recommend Del’Avant Event Center!!!

 

Janelle Turco


The staff was very accommodating. They set everything up for us, even the bar tender. I would refer this event building to anyone getting married in the area. Also was ideal in July since it’s hot and rained my wedding day. It also has plenty of parking.

Yvette Yoon


I had been searching online for weeks making lists of places that I was interested in for my wedding. My mom and I checked out a number of them in person, yet nothing really blew me away. Right before I began to become doubtful that I’d find anything is when I came across the Del’avant. The fact that it is over an hour away from downtown Atlanta did not detract me from the fact that this venue is perfect! They are so accommodating and the facility is top notch. You and your guests will love it. Anna Knight is the director and she was so helpful and wonderful to work with. If I had to do it all over again, I’d work with them again. You won’t be disappointed. You will have a great time, your pictures will look fabulous and it’s an amazing value!

Kenna Ellis


OMG! I can’t put into words to speak about this place and the staff. I saved so much on decor because the Del’avant speaks for itself. The staff is on top of every detail and there were even a laptop and screen offered to me for kids to watch a movie while parents enjoyed the reception. Best choice I ever made.

Kiko Rutledge


Del’avant is a very creative and beautiful space for any type of event. Kimble’s Events by Design has had the privilege of serving guests for many types of events there. The Roof Garden is especially unique as the space works great for anything from late afternoon business gatherings to rehearsal dinners and even cocktail hour for a wedding reception.  With everything well equipped and an Event Hostess onsite every event we have catered has been a huge success. Thank you Downtown Development Authority for an AWESOME place that serves our community so well.

Shirley Barnes, Kimbles Food by Design