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#1 ram0265

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:41 PM

My friend will be having her wedding and reception at the Stanley House Inn in Marietta. It will be in May, and is kind of being thrown together late because of how busy she is. I'm getting mixed reviews online, but many are years old. Does anyone have any experience there? I would like to be prepared for any possible problems and the like. Thanks.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:55 PM

We went and looked at the place before we decided on the Whitlock Inn. They were very nice. We arrived a little early for our appointment and the lady working there told us we could walk around the place and have a look around. As we walked around checking it out we noticed a few things. First off the place is filthy. It's really chopped up and it just had kind of a cheesy feel to it. Tell her to check out the Whitlock. It's much nicer and around the same cost.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:05 PM

We went and looked at the place before we decided on the Whitlock Inn. They were very nice. We arrived a little early for our appointment and the lady working there told us we could walk around the place and have a look around. As we walked around checking it out we noticed a few things. First off the place is filthy. It's really chopped up and it just had kind of a cheesy feel to it. Tell her to check out the Whitlock. It's much nicer and around the same cost.

We went to a neighbors wedding at the Whitlock Inn and it was Beautiful!!! I have loved that place ever since.

I do not know about the Stanley House Inn ...are they about the same size?
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:35 PM

The Stanley House is much smaller and more cramped. The Whitlock is more open and bright. Plus they have the large ballroom on the back of the house.

There is also the Kennesaw Grand in Kennesaw which is very nice too. My daughter got married there.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

As a Marietta Native, I agree with Papi. The Whitlock Inn is MUCH better and priced about the same. Everything Papi said is right, IMO, and also, the guest parking at Whitlock is much more convenient.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

We went and looked at the place before we decided on the Whitlock Inn. They were very nice. We arrived a little early for our appointment and the lady working there told us we could walk around the place and have a look around. As we walked around checking it out we noticed a few things. First off the place is filthy. It's really chopped up and it just had kind of a cheesy feel to it. Tell her to check out the Whitlock. It's much nicer and around the same cost.

The Whitlock is WONDERFUL and has a touch of class to it that the Stanley house doesn't. Like Papi said, there was dust on the flower decorations. There was no big ball room,your guest would be sitting in all different rooms and there's a cheesy "french countryside" looking mural on the wall behind the cake cutting area! Not to mention no parking.

Whitlock has plenty of parking across the street and next door at the bank, the big ball room on the back and was clean and classy!
We got married outside on the back steps. It was perfect! :wub:


The Stanley House is much smaller and more cramped. The Whitlock is more open and bright. Plus they have the large ballroom on the back of the house.

There is also the Kennesaw Grand in Kennesaw which is very nice too. My daughter got married there.


Kennesaw Grand is really nice too! Lot's of open space!
I like the food choices at The Whitlock better. More upscale IMHO.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:42 PM

I was under the impression that the bride has already *booked* the Stanley House and that other venues aren't really an option. Is that true?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:38 PM

I was under the impression that the bride has already *booked* the Stanley House and that other venues aren't really an option. Is that true?


Yep, already booked. I just wanted to be on the look out for any potential problems. The wedding is in May and we just got the dresses. Invitations haven't been sent, and showers and parties still aren't concrete. Like I said, she is insanely busy because of her job.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:52 PM

Yep, already booked. I just wanted to be on the look out for any potential problems. The wedding is in May and we just got the dresses. Invitations haven't been sent, and showers and parties still aren't concrete. Like I said, she is insanely busy because of her job.


Are you her wedding planner? If so, I'd be concerned about the lack of cleanliness that Papi mentioned, and maybe how to handle the crowd flow since there are apparently several smallish rooms instead of one or two large ones. I'd also be thinking about where guests are going to park, unless the bride is prepared to provide a shuttle bus from a remote parking lot to the venue.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:58 PM

I got married at Cedar Plantation in Acworth :wub: beautiful.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:01 PM

I've never been to the Whitlock Inn, but my sister got married at the Stanley House. Of course this was 8 years ago. It was a cute little wedding, but the place was very small. Parking was hard to come by. I was the matron of honor so got dropped off, but I think the fellas and guests had to park somewhere behind the building? I don't remember the place being dirty.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:28 AM

My DS was married at the Stanley house many years ago. It was very nice, wasn't a huge wedding so the size was perfect! It was just beautiful!!!
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:03 AM

Sorry...I didnt realize it is already booked.

I wouldnt worry about the location as a whole. It has that quaint, historic Marietta charm and the potential for great photos there and the surrounding area is a definite plus.

If I were you(or her),I would just have a very direct meeting with the owner, planners and anyone else involved like the caterers to discuss cleanliness, parking(I would go to the surrounding businesses and ask them how the parking works when there is an event there...you'll learn a lot and someone may let you use a few of their spaces), etc and anything else you may be concerned about. You can always go and have a look a couple of days prior to the wedding to make sure they are following up as agreed. Always ASSUME nothing in a case like this one b/c everyones idea of "clean" , "orderly" or "enough parking", etc differs greatly from one person to another.

I dont even think its a bad idea to put something very simple in writing. Even though I'm sure she has signed their contract, if there was to ba a problem, something written always holds up much better than a spoken agreement.

BTW, I would tell them EXACTLY what you have read here about their reputation. It may help a lot if they see it from more than just you, which they could deem as you being "picky". I dont think you are, but it could really help.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:33 PM

Tell your friend, it's worth it to hire Clint Small and his horses/carriage for a nice ride! http://www.yellowrosegeorgia.com/

I used to drive for Clint and can vouch for his professionalism and well-trained horses.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:45 PM

I'm sure that it will be beautiful! It's important to keep a good perspective, because what matters is the life of love that the couple have to offer each other and the celebration of that commitment. In that context, it's bound to be beautiful!
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:04 PM

Thanks guys. I'll pass the info on. And I'm not her wedding planner just concerned for her. She doesn't care much about the wedding and is only doing it for her family. She would have had a party in the backyard if it was up to her. I was with her for the wedding dress shopping and she got kinda bulldozed and ended up buying a dress when she was only prepared to look. I know that she was more relieved to just have a place booked and another thing checked off the list more then anything else. While I know the ceromony isn't all that special to her, I don't want it to be a bad experience because we weren't prepared for something.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:14 PM

I highly recommend King Tux. He actually made me look good at my son's wedding --- better than the father of the bride.

I'm sure that it will be beautiful! It's important to keep a good perspective, because what matters is the life of love that the couple have to offer each other and the celebration of that commitment. In that context, it's bound to be beautiful!


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

our daughter got married at the cedar plantation in acworth. the place is beautiful inside and out . they married in the gazebo outside and the rest of the wedding was inside.huge dance floor beautiful grounds plenty of parking. everything was perfect. i am sure her wedding will be too.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:51 PM

our daughter got married at the cedar plantation in acworth. the place is beautiful inside and out . they married in the gazebo outside and the rest of the wedding was inside.huge dance floor beautiful grounds plenty of parking. everything was perfect. i am sure her wedding will be too.

MrB and I married there in 2006. It was beautiful!! We went to a wedding there in 2004, so when we were searching for a venue, we kept going back I that place. :wub:

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:47 PM

I highly recommend King Tux. He actually made me look good at my son's wedding --- better than the father of the bride.


Thanks for the good words! You were definitely rockin' that dark grey patterned vest and tie with the black tux!
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