Bridal magazine produced by the Houston Home Journal in Perry, Georgia.
Cherokee Pines Events “Cherokee Pines Events is located at 1000 Country Club Road in Perry,” Barron said. “This is a venue to where you could have your ceremony and reception indoors, outdoors or both. There are several beautiful spots on the property where you could have your ceremony outdoors; the pond makes for a beautiful background. Our banquet hall is 1,400 square feet. If you choose to have your ceremony in the banquet hall you can seat 120, and with a reception you can seat 100. Additional reception tables can be set up outside as well. We do have an on-site caterer, which if you use them, you get a discount. Our caterer can do anything you’re looking for from hors d’oeuvres to plated meals to buffet style. There is also a full service bar.” For more information and list of amenities and pricing go online to www.cherokeepines. com/events or call 478-224-4653 “This is a venue to where you could have your ceremony and reception indoors, outdoors or both. OOccasions at Lake Joy “This is an indoor venue only,” Barron said. “It is 7,000 square feet that accommodates two large banquet rooms, and bridal and groom suites. The front room can seat 125 and the back room can seat 175. You can just rent one room or both. Our front room also has a stage area. So we have had some clients who used the front room for their ceremony and the back room for their reception. We also have a kitchen, and tables and chairs are provided at this venue. Again the client is responsible for setup, clean up and a caterer.” For more information and pricing go online to www.occasionsatlakejoy.com or call 478-662-2568. 20 18-21 Forest Hill Article.indd 4 2/14/18 3:17:14 PM
Bundle Packages and Rentals “We do offer several bundle packages with our venues,” Barron said. “You could have your ceremony at Forest Hill Park and reception at Cherokee Pines or Occasions at Lake Joy. They are all within a short driving distance from each other. From the park to Cherokee Pines is about a five-minute drive and from the park to Occasions at Lake Joy is about a 10-minute drive. It’s also a good package to have as a back-up plan with having your ceremony outdoors at the Park, you can move it inside to the chapel and then have your reception at either of the two other venues. We can create any kind of package for your needs. We also offer rentals offsite. We have round and rectangle white tables, white folding chairs, and tablecloths. We also have unique homemade items such as large windows, French door entryways, arches and stages available for outdoor weddings. All items were made locally in Perry.” For more information and list of pricing go online to www. foresthillparkofperry.com or call 478-662-2568. “Let us create those special memories for you.” All three venues are also available for birthday parties, baby showers, reunions, business meetings and more. Barron said she has had several brides who have had their weddings at one of the venues and later came back for their baby showers. When looking for a venue Barron said it’s important to set a budget. “Have a set budget in mind before looking at venues because it can be overwhelming if you just go and look,” Barron said. “After you have set a budget then pick out a date you want to have your wedding/event on and book in a timely manner. For us our key dates/months that are really popular are March, May and October so if you want to have your wedding then I would say book as soon as possible. But it is possible to book out venues in a short amount of time with us. For example if you just got engaged in June and want to have your wedding in August it can be done.” “We do have the most beautiful and unique venues in the middle Georgia area,” she went on to say. “We have had a lot of great feedback from our clients and we continue to grow and book more and more each year. We are featured on Wedding Wire and The Knot and have also been awarded Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Award for 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well as Wedding Wire’s Editors’ Picks in 2016. All of our venues are on social media as well.“ 21 18-21 Forest Hill Article.indd 5 2/14/18 3:17:38 PM