Venue Revealed for October 16th Date Night

Atlantic Station will be the venue for our Fall Date Night
1380 Atlantic Avenue NW, Suite 14180, Atlanta, GA 30363
Friday, October 16, 2015

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(Graphic designed by Colbie & Co.)

Designing Pretty Paper - Scotti Cline Design

If you're looking for a "personal, distinctive, or loving" style of design, look no further than Scotti Cline Design.

From save the dates and wedding invitations, to logos and other design elements, Scotti Cline's artistic ability brought our June date night to life through the signage, table stationary, and napkins capturing a swinging '20s appeal.

Scotti Cline started her company in 2009 after interning and working for a wedding planning company in Charleston, SC. "I had designed most of the paper products for the owner's clients and enjoyed it immensely more than planning. The owner encouraged me to branch out on my own and Scotti Cline Designs was born," states Scotti.  Not your normal "fill-in-the-blank" designs, there are no limitations on fonts and colors, or if a client wants to incorporate parts of another design, everything is unique .

And what sets Scotti Cline a part from others - " I'm very good at listening to what clients say they want, seeing examples of what they want, and interpreting and executing what they actually want. It's taken some time to get good at delivering what people want when design is objective and everyone describes things differently." 

Recently named a Blue Ribbon Vendor by Southern Weddings Magazine, Scott Cline Designs provides "wedding paper loveliness," perfect for any occasion!

Southern Charm meets Atlanta Chic - The Venetian Room

Sweeping marble staircases, enormous floor to ceiling windows, stately chandeliers, and a commanding domed rotunda - welcome to the Venetian Room. 

Chic with charm, guests at our June date night stepped into the 1920s at the Venetian Room, a premier event facility in downtown Atlanta. Located between the central business district and Georgia State University, the Hurt Building, which houses the Venetian Room, has been a member of the National Register of Historic Places since 1977 and was awarded LEED-EB Platinum in 2009 .

Owned and operated by Safari Hospitality, the Venetian Room opened in 2011 with a modern and romantic style offering the perfect backdrop for weddings, corporate events, and social parties. The Venetian Room boasts incredible historic details such as spacious two level main ballroom with a marble dance floor and a commanding central staircase overlooking two large private rooms. The entrance also showcases  an artistic ceiling adorned with sunbursts and a mosaic of gold leaf and rosettes.

This was the perfect venue for our date night - beautiful scenery and decor in the heart of downtown!

(Photographs: Janelle C. Photography)

The Cat's Meow - Gwen & The Kats

Whether they are singing John Coltrane, KC & the Sunshine Band to Motown and Taylor Swift,  Gwen & The Kats are a soul and swing , jazz and jump blues, rock n’ roll or romance band that will keep you upbeat and swinging until your hearts content.

And their soulful sounds brought couples to the dance floor as they slow danced during our 192os themed June date night. Guests were serenaded during dinner, the casino games, and into the evening as the night lasted forever. 

"We are the hippest, coolest Kats around and every gig is a chance to make our clients shine," states Gwen Hughes. "When we make them happy and see a full dance floor or a room full of energetic conversation, then it inspires us to a great job for the next client. Outside of that, we just inspire each other as a band -- professionals make other professionals perform even better. And we love our job as musicians." 

The band started in the mid 1990s as a jazz band (The Retro Jazz Kats) and has recently morphed into the more party-friendly name of Gwen & The 'Kats. A veteran on the Southeast music scene, Gwen is one of the busiest bandleaders in Atlanta. The rest of the Kats are equally impressive: Arthur Turner on keyboards; Ramon Pooser on bass; Mace Hibbard on saxophone; Melvin Jones on trumpet; Wes Funderburk on trombone; and Mike Hinton is the faithful back beat on the drums. Collectively, these players (and Gwen) have about a century of experience playing all over the world. 

Bringing together the deep-pocket swing of the 1930s and 1940s and segue effortlessly into contemporary beats,  Gwen & the Kats offer trios, quartet jazz, dance bands of five to 14 pieces in every setting - weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, and more. "My objective has always been to have a band that enjoys each other – it makes the audience enjoy the band that much more and it makes the music even better, " states Gwen.

And what does Gwen enjoy for date night? "A great dinner of unusual food and wine, good conversation, and a concert of unusual music!"

A Golden Experience - Gold Leaf Transportation

You've planned your date night -  now ride in style and experience Gold Leaf Transportation.

One of our featured vendors during June's 20's themed date night, Gold Leaf Transportation is a private transportation service located in the heart of Atlanta. What sets thema part? They offer five star hospitality, professional staff, and a fleet of luxury vehicles at reasonable pricing.

Their focus is to customize each service with your personal preference in mind. From bottled water at your preferred temperature, to remembering personal seat adjustments, they make the accommodation. Owners Brian and Dia Louis state that they have reliable staff and "our work ethic, integrity and dedication is our pride! With concierge-like expertise, our chauffeurs and administrative staff work together to ensure each experience exceeds the expectation."

For your next date night, leave the driving to Gold Leaf and enjoy the evening!

True Character, Chopin Vodka

Society 414's roaring date night was the "cats meow" as the featured libation was compliments of Chopin Vodka   Simple ingredients - lemon juice, sugar, and this exquisite vodka, was the giggle water for the evening as guests mingled, danced, and had a grand time at the Venetian.

An estate-distilled vodka by the Dorda family in Podlasie, Poland, Chopin vodka are farm-to-bottle vodkas starting in the fields from the purest single ingredients: potato, rye and wheat. There is a difference in the character of their vodka -handcrafted in the traditional way through methods passed down for generations. Every part of the Chopin process is done by hand – from the harvest to fermentation, distilling and bottling. They use copper column steel to preserve the natural aromas and finish for their vodka. The Chopin Vodka portfolio includes Chopin Potato, Chopin Rye, and Chopin Wheat.

Chopin has true character. This is a genuine family, with personality, making an authentic spirit in Podlasie, Poland, a pristine agricultural region with history and rustic charm. The Dorda family prides itself on the use of the Chopin potato in the process of making the vodka as the Chopin Potato has true creaminess from high starch content making it delightful to your taste buds.