I visited Opera last week and got a fantastic tour from Lindsey, the event coordinator on staff. Can I just say that I haven’t seen such a unique event facility in a long time? Fabulous. It’s kind of tucked out of the way in mid-town Atlanta, but it is so worth the look. This is the description from their website:
Built in the 1920’s, the Atlanta Event Center originally served as a performance theatre for the Atlanta Women’s Club. Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, this richly diverse space still retains the unique historical character and stunning architectural details of that period. With the recent renovation, it continues to be one of the most remarkable and stylish venues in the city.
It is all true. The architecture is fantastic. Historical and beautiful. On the weekends, it operates as a club featuring performances from all kinds of artists. I just fell in love. I’m a sucker for utilizing existing spaces in a new way. The contrast of a modern bar scene with the classic styling of the theatre is perfect. If I were to throw a fabulous birthday party or really any type of event (they have other rooms that can serve various types of events), I would book Opera first thing! Here’s a few shots of their incredible venue. See a lot more at their website www.atlantaeventcenter.com/main/index.php. I completely recommend that you check it out. I promise that you won’t be disappointed.