‘Tis the season to start thinking about the holidays, y’all! We can’t believe that the summer is over either. But our preferred Atlanta holiday party venues’ date availabilities are dwindling quicker than you can tie a bow on a present. So, since we want you to snag the best spots available, we’re sharing some of our favorite ATL venues (and menu items, of course) to spark a little inspiration!

Whether your team works remotely and only sees each other once in a while or they chat in the office every day, there’s something so special about gathering to indulge and have fun rather than work the day away. In a day and age where employee engagement is so crucial to business success, starting a tradition of epic holiday parties is a great place to start exciting and delighting your top talent. There’s no better way to celebrate this year’s accomplishments and generate excitement for what’s to come in the new year. So, without further ado, let’s explore some venues, shall we?

Psst…. At the end of each venue description, we’ve placed exactly who to reach out to if you want to schedule a tour and talk details for your company holiday party in Atlanta. Easy peasy!

Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta

Metro Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 1,000 | Reception Capacity: 2,500

If you’re looking to get a little wild, Zoo Atlanta seems fitting, yes? When you think of a party at a zoo, though, you don’t necessarily think of 1920s neoclassical architecture with luxe grandeur, do you? Well, that’s exactly what you get with Savanna Hall. There are so many different configuration options to get people moving and mingling!

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta Chat with Krystine Bullington and/or Carey Dreher.

Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta
Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta

Douglasville Conference Center

Douglasville | Seated Capacity: 400 | Reception Capacity: 600

If you want a spot with stunning nighttime views, the terrace at the Douglasville Conference Center overlooks the charming historic district that lights up at night. This isn’t your average conference center, that’s for sure!

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of Douglasville Conference Center? Chat with Stephanie Hansard.

Douglasville Conference Center
Douglasville Conference Center

World of Coca-Cola

Metro Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 350 | Reception Capacity: 1,200

Tasting event, anyone? Now, this isn’t your average tasting. At the World of Coca-Cola, you can sip on over 100 different varieties of this beloved beverage from around the globe. Talk about a crowd-pleaser and fun engagement activity! Did we mention you can also offer photo ops with the famous Coca-Cola polar bear? There’s nothing more festive for the holidays.

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of World of Coca-Cola? Chat with Ashley Patrick.

World of Coca-Cola
World of Coca-Cola

Georgia International Horse Park

East Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 350 | Reception Capacity: 350

Want a blank canvas for your holiday party? The Georgia International Horse Park event spaces are an ideal option. The neutral palettes will allow you to brand the rooms in your logo colors, holiday hues or whatever suits your theme best! There are a few options to choose from, which makes planning even easier and more flexible, too.

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of GA Int’l Horse Park? Chat with Marguerite Wolford.

Georgia International Horse Park
Georgia International Horse Park

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Metro Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 225 | Reception Capacity: 500

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is something special year-round, but it’s extra magical around the holidays. The Garden Lights, Holiday Nights exhibit literally lights up the night sky, highlighting the lush gardens around every corner. It’s truly magnificent! An ideal backdrop for holiday parties in Atlanta.

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of the Atlanta Botanical Garden? Chat with Chris Bazemore.

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta History Center

Metro Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 1,500 | Reception Capacity: 1,500

If you’re planning a black-tie affair for your holiday party this year, the grandeur of the Atlanta History Center is unmatched. With nearly 10 distinct areas for events, you can choose which suits your theme. The Grand Overlook Ballroom’s vaulted ceilings and candlelit chandeliers exude simple classic elegance, while the sky-lit atrium of McElreath Hall gives off an ultra-luxe modern vibe.

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of the Atlanta History Center? Chat with Ashley Patrick.

Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Metro Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 350 | Reception Capacity: 350

Dining among the dinosaurs, anyone? A reception amid the Giants of the Mesozoic exhibit is pretty spectacular. You could also go a bit more subdued with a dinner in the Star Gallery, featuring a fiber optic ceiling that mirrors the constellations of a starry night. No uplighting required in this room! There are so many fun options at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History!

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History? Chat with Barbara Yontz.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Delta Flight Museum

Southwest Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 1,000 | Reception Capacity: 1,500

Holiday parties with built-in engagement and entertainment options make your life as a planner immensely easier. That’s what you get at the Delta Flight Museum. Plus, is there anything cooler than a legitimate plane as a photo op? We think not. You’ll land serious praise for booking this one!

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of Delta Flight Museum? Chat with Barbara Yontz.

Delta Flight Museum
Delta Flight Museum

The Eastern

East Atlanta | Reception Capacity: 2,300

The sky is literally the limit when it comes to hosting your holiday party at The Eastern in Atlanta. This epic entertainment venue has a stellar rooftop with a capacity of 250 alone, never mind all the other incredible spaces they have to offer. You can really get creative and interactive with the sheer amount of space available! Great for big companies with large teams.

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of The Eastern? Chat with Ashley Patrick.

The Eastern
The Eastern

Carlos Ballroom at the Greek Orthodox Church

Metro Atlanta | Seated Capacity: 600 | Reception Capacity: 150

This luxurious ballroom is a blank slate for your holiday party festivities. We’ve had clients in the past feature stunning draping, sparkling linens and crisp uplighting to create a true winter wonderland!

Want to learn more or schedule a tour of Carlos Ballroom? Chat with Roxana David.

Carlos Ballroom at the Greek Orthodox Church
Carlos Ballroom at the Greek Orthodox Church

Five of Our Favorite Menu Highlights to Serve at Atlanta Holiday Party Venues

Now, let’s be honest. Lots of employees come to the holiday party to mingle and be merry. But a lot of them come for the deliciously festive eats, right? Our holiday menus for Atlanta holiday parties are decadent, indulgent and really fun. Here are a few menu highlights companies we work with love:

The Coastal Georgia Bites Bar Featuring:

  • Whipped Herb Feta Dip Pasta Crisp Straws
  • POP-corn Shrimp Cajun Aioli
  • Mini BLT Salad Cup Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato
  • Artisan Kale Salads Arugula, Cranberries, Heirloom Tomatoes, Micro Herbs, Blood Orange Vinaigrette, Garlic Breadstick
  • Argentinian Beef Skewers Chimichurri Drizzle
  • Sliced Pork Sliders Smoked Gouda, Apple Fig Chutney, Pretzel Roll

sliders

Chef Carving Stations Featuring:

  • Herb-Grilled Tomahawk Ribeye Bearnaise Sauce
  • Oak Fired Turkey Breast Drunken Mustard Gravy and Cranberry Chutney
  • Pork Tenderloin, Caramelized Apples Applejack Brandy Sauce
  • Farm Roasted Vegetable “Steak” Cauliflower Eggplant, Zucchini

roasted leg of lamb

Merry Berry Salad with Gourmet Lettuce, Candied Pecan, Smoked Cheddar, Cranberry, Apple, Sage Dressing, Croutons

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Cream Sauce » Haricots Verts Green Beans Lemon and Garlic

Warm Godiva Spiked White Chocolate Bread Pudding Bites with Raspberry Crème

 banana posh puddings

And y’all, this is just a super small sampling of the deliciousness ahead. Check out the full holiday menu here. Warning: Don’t read while hungry….

 

Ready to Start Planning Your Atlanta Holiday Party at the Perfect Event Venue? Let’s Chat.

As we mentioned, dates are dwindling for 2022 holiday parties in Atlanta! If any of the above venues strike your fancy, simply contact the sales representative listed. Perhaps you’d like to see a few or ask more questions before diving in? Just fill out this form and we’ll be in touch ASAP!

We can’t wait to celebrate the holiday season with you, POP style.

by Dina Biondo in Holiday