The Grande: One Stop Shopping for Your Atlanta Wedding

Anyone who has uttered the matrimonial “I Do’s” knows that planning a wedding can be three times as stressful as sitting in rush-hour traffic on the interstate with an empty gas tank. Wedding plans are not only expensive to execute, they are also time-consuming. The Grande (also known as the Kennesaw Bridal House) strives to ease some of the bride’s anxieties (because face it: brides typically do most of the planning) by providing extensive wedding services for realistic prices. Applying the same logic that travel agencies do to all-inclusive vacation packages, The Grande’s staff offers all-inclusive wedding packages-eliminating the need to piece together the services of multiple individuals. The Grande is located in the heart of Kennesaw, GA-one of metro Atlanta’s most historic areas. The building itself is a stately, renovated plantation style home nestled in luxuriant garden scenery -a precociously beautiful little slice of southern charm, that attracts couples from all over Atlanta.

The Grande offers several different price-ranged packages, all of which include coordination of the entire wedding day, including the additional wedding particulars such as the rehearsal dinner, luncheons, and wedding reception. Packages offered are:

The Intimate Reception- for small services (75 guests or less-no Saturday evenings).

The Signature Reception- the most popular package

The Grande Reception- for the “fairytale” experience

The Destination Reception- for those couples who have their ceremony elsewhere, and need a reception facility.

Packages include use of personal suites for the bride and bridegroom, “goodie” trays for the wedding party, floral arrangements, and even the wedding cake. What’s more, the staff also includes a resident DJ and photographer who are more than willing to accommodate any special requests. The resident Director serves as a hostess, directing the flow of traffic into and out of the facility, and is adept at handling even the smallest of details such as pinning on boutineers.

Moreover, betrothed couples need not worry about catering. A full staff of chef and servers more than qualified to handle dining needs, are on site. A peek at the catering section on The Grande’s website (, will afford the curious a visual sample of all its culinary delights. Catering services range from buffets, to themed dinners (their “Southwest Party” is truly scrumptious). The cuisine is far from boring, with entrees (such as their Herb Crusted Roast Beef) served with five-star gourmet panache.

The Grande as a venue, makes for a picture-perfect wedding. Though the staff makes every conceivable effort to eliminate any stress from the day’s activities, sophistication is never sacrificed for the sake of convenience or practicality.

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