It’s the time of year again for holiday parties! Like clockwork, it seems that once the Thanksgiving turkey gets cold, the invitations flood our inboxes and mailboxes. Whether it is a work party, year-end celebration or just another excuse to gather friends and family together, the basis is always the same, food, fun and of course planning. We all love attending these parties but planning them can be quite daunting. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a holiday hero that can assist with the specifics like finding the perfect location and finalizing the right menus, all while staying within budget and timelines? Remember that Everything Will Be Ok when you look to your friends at the Dunwoody CVB. We are here to assist in the planning, proposals and site selection process to ensure your holiday gathering is merry and bright!

Everything Will Be Ok Sign

Dunwoody has so much to offer for a holiday party. With direct access to 285, 400 and MARTA, Dunwoody’s location just above Atlanta and convenience can’t be beat. When thinking venues, the City’s hotels are beyond accommodating with meeting space to fit groups sizes of 10 to 1,500 people. Dunwoody’s five first-class hotels include the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter, Embassy Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center and Staybridge Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center and each has a unique atmosphere and the flexibility to secure room blocks for out of town guests. If you are looking for a one-stop shop, try Portico Global Cuisine at the Le Meridien and La Grotta at the Crown Plaza Ravinia as these restaurants offer delicious food, top-notch customer service and direct access to two of Dunwoody’s largest hotels. These properties are perfect for a classier affair, which pairs perfectly with this festive time of year (we recommend leaving the tacky sweaters at home when attending a party at either of these locations, insider tip).

Crowne Plaza Holiday Ballroom

If a restaurant is more your speed, many of Dunwoody’s restaurants offer both private and semi-private space. Some great options include McKendrick's Steak HouseEclipse Di Luna, Maggiano's Little Italy, Seasons 52, McCormick and Schmick's Seafood and The Capital Grille. These specific restaurants have private rooms that can easily accommodate mid-sized to larger holiday parties and their convenient Perimeter Center location makes it easy for guests to arrive in style. Looking for an unforgettable venue? Check out The Pub Perimeter and their “pour your own beer tap wall” or Vino Venue for a wine experience like no other including wine pairing, cooking competitions and wine dispensing ENO machines! For a quaint and cozy ambiance, D'Vine Wine Bar & Shop features an extensive menu of delicious wines and small bites, perfect for making a lasting impression on friends, family or colleagues.

The Pub Perimeter Tap Wall

Dunwoody has the amenities, location and convenience to make your holiday party unforgettable; however, the best reason to plan for Dunwoody during this joyous season is knowing that there is in fact a holiday hero to lend a helping hand. The Dunwoody CVB has the knowledge and creativity to help with taking your party above and beyond the rest. For more more options or one-on-one assistance in planning your celebrations and group functions, please email Sarah Steadman, Sales Coordinator at SarahS@cvbdunwoody.com. Happy Holidays!