Gloria Schulz Events, Wedding Coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia, chatted with Linda Petsis, Account Manager at Events Catering based in Roswell, Georgia to find out more about their wedding venues, the Roswell Mill Club and Ivy Hall. Located in the historic downtown area of Roswell, Georgia, this was the site of a textile mill founded in the 1800’s. These mills were destroyed by fire during the Civil War and were rebuilt again in 1864. The mills remained operational until the 1970’s.
April and Craig Bloomer have owned their catering business, Events Catering since 1987 and they began managing the two venues at Roswell Mill in 1991. Linda began working at the company in 2004 part-time as a bartender and then as a captain and in 2008 she began the position of Account Manager. We have had the pleasure to work with Linda, April and Craig and we wanted to give you some information about their venues, catering and their services.
A favorite wedding venue in the area, Roswell Mill Club and Ivy Hall host over 110 weddings per year. Known for its rustic charm and feels, Ivy Hall has exposed wooden beams, bistro lighting, and an outdoor patio and deck overlooking which provides beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River. Roswell Mill Club has an outdoor deck used for wedding ceremonies and large indoor event space with a large bar and wall of windows facing the river. These rustic elements are what draw couples who tend to be the outdoorsy type and love that rustic feel. A lot of the couples who choose either of these venues, grew up in the area, but have moved away and decided to return to their hometown to get married!
What are the venue’s rental fees? The current rental fees range from $2,000 to $4,500 depending on the day of the week and the time of the year. This is for a four-hour event with a half-hour for your ceremony.
What is included in your rental fee? Included in this fee is the use of the venue, guest tables and chairs, cocktail tables, house linens, mirrored centerpieces, arches, and pillars for ceremonies. Tables are available for your guest book and gifts table.
Do you have more than one wedding per day? There is only one event per day at each venue.
Do you have a preferred vendor list? Yes, there is a list of preferred vendors who they have previously worked with and highly recommend. All vendors are required to provide proof of insurance prior to working at the venues.
Are couples required to use the in-house catering? Yes, you are required to use their in-house catering, Events Catering. You will have a tasting to decide on your menu selection a few months before your wedding day.
Are couples required to use a planner/coordinator? They do not require you to use a wedding planner or coordinator, but they highly recommend it. Enjoy the day and let a professional handle the details for you. They do require you to use their ceremony coordinator if you are having your ceremony at the venue.
What is a FAQ you get asked by engaged couples? Can we take photos on the Bridge? Yes, you can take photos on the bridge. It is a public area, run by the City of Roswell, and it is not a part of their venue. However, it is a beautiful spot for wedding photos, and it is a public area, so be mindful of how much time take with your photographer there.
What COVID protocols are you following? Events Catering is following the Governor of Georgia’s guidelines for the safety of all. Events Catering stays on top of any changes the Governor makes with the guidelines and implements them. The staff wears masks and gloves when serving the food. There are hand sanitizing stations all around the venues for the guests. And there are also hand sanitizing stations for the staff.
What is the maximum guest capacity? The maximum capacity of guests is 325 when using the upstairs and downstairs at Ivy Hall and 250 guests for a seated dinner. Roswell Mill Club holds 180 seats comfortably.
What advice would you give to engaged couples? The staff at Events Catering provides in-house coordination and they pride themselves with the fact that they will have a lot of hands-on deck for you, providing you with exceptional service. However, they suggest hiring a Day of Coordinator if you have additional details incorporated into your wedding day or need help with extensive set up on your wedding day. And they recommend that you do not ask your family or friends to be your Day of Coordinator. They may not be aware of how the process of the day works. Through experience, Events Catering knows the ins and outs of a wedding day, as do the wedding professionals who you have hired. They are all knowledgeable and prepared if any issues should arise on the day of your wedding, and they know best how to resolve them!
What fun fact many people would like to know that we won’t find on your website? The Roswell Mill was still operational up until 1975. One of the last big jobs at the mill was for the fabric for the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House which was ordered by Jackie Kennedy.
If you are interested in having your wedding at Ivy Hall or Roswell Mill club, or you would like more information about Events Catering and their two venues, The Roswell Mill Club and Ivy Hall click here. They would be happy to have you visit them, tour their venues and provide you with more information! And if you would like help with your wedding coordination and planning contact Gloria Schulz Events click here.
Happy Wedding Planning!