"The kids said that was the best prom yet and they really liked the MC. I have even had several emails from parents thanking the school for a great prom. I can’t tell you how thankful we are to you guys for making prom such a special event. The kid danced non-stop all night. You guys really outdid yourself. The chaperone food was amazing and the staff really enjoyed everything about it. You guys certainly know how to throw a great party."
–Kelley, Newnan High School 05/2011
"The venue of course is absolutely beautiful and the staff treated us like gold. We are schedule to have another event at Opera in July and look forward to inviting our donors. Everything was truly top notch."
-Shavette L. Turner, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Georgia & Alabama 04/2011
"On behalf of the entire team at Convenience Store Decisions and Harbor Communications, I want to thank you for making our Chain of the Year dinner so special. The dinner was incredible and it has helped elevate our brand considerably in the industry. We have been doing this event for 21 years and most recently we had it at the Metropolitan Club atop the Sears Tower in Chicago and at the Wynn in Las Vegas. I did not think we could match those venues and those experiences, we not only matched them we exceeded them. You and your staff were awesome to work with and saw to every detail we needed addressed (many at the last minute!). The positive feedback we got from our guests was unprecedented. From the outdoor cocktail environment to the dinner to the after party, everyone had great things to say. The food was fantastic and venue ideal for our needs. We had some pretty discerning guests in attendance, primarily CEOs and business owners who see a lot of these kinds of events. They all had such glowing things to say about the event and the venue. Thank you for making it so special. I think of that first trip to Atlanta that Tom and I made and all the venues we looked at and I am so very glad we chose the Atlanta Opera House. The NACS show is every three years rotating to Atlanta. We will be back!!! You personally were a rock star and I thank you for making it all so easy!!"
-John Peterson, Convenience Store Decisions 02/2011
"We are a dancing crowd when the music is good…and it was great last night! We had a blast. I had so many comments l about what a great party and venue it was and had quite a few e-mails from today saying the same. Everyone loved Opera. You were excellent to work with and your staff was very attentive. The food was awesome. I even had a couple of people ask who catered for us and was very surprised to learn that it was Opera’s food. I know we will definitely want to book with you again!"
– Jackie Gertsch, Emerginet 12/2010
"I truly cannot thank Atlanta Event Center at Opera enough for help with Cadillac event. It was an enormous effort on everyone’s part to pull this off in such a short period of time. And you and your entire team did it flawlessly. I know you were getting mixed messages from too many Chiefs, but that certainly didn’t stop you from doing a fantastic job. Everyone on your staff was so friendly, professional and helpful. Please extend my thanks to everyone and let them know what a great job they did for us. Cadillac is very, very, very happy. Hopefully we will have the chance to work with you again in the near future. Cheers to a prosperous Holiday season at Opera!"
- Leah Shepherd, Cadillac 11/2010
“Now that we have wrapped up BIO 09, I wanted to let you know that I very much enjoyed working with you and your team, and we had a great event at Opera Atlanta! I had my share of challenges in Atlanta, which always made it all the more refreshing to go through the planning process with you – never a problem! The event went off without a hitch, and both guests and sponsors had a great evening! Your venue is gorgeous, and I am so glad we were able to marry our reception needs to your facility!”
--Jancie Krieger, Biotech 05/2009
"I am giving Atlanta Event Center at Opera 5 stars because... My wife and I booked Opera for our reception and it was a night no one will forget. Everything about the night was perfect and we are still getting compliments about it long after the wedding."
--Matt McWhorter, Groom, via Atlantabridal.com 06/2009
“The b'not mitzvah celebration has passed, but the evening is forever in our mind and hearts. What an incredible event; EVERY aspect of our evening was perfect! Every detail was taken care of, every moment simply exceptional.
Lindsay and Michelle, it was a pleasure to working with you.... from our very first meeting, through the planning stages, up until and beyond our event […] We were asked by many friends, family and party people why we were not using a Professional Event Planner. In reality, a party planner was not necessary because you were on top of everything at all times. You were always accessible and responded immediately with a phone call or meeting to discuss our ideas and party planning. Not only were you available to us, but you readily communicated and coordinated with the outside professionals we hired for music, decorations, photography and "extras." Knowing that you were at the event to make sure everything ran smoothly was also impressive and reassuring. The Opera staff at large was also excellent; they were everywhere that evening and yet seemed to slip between our guests effortlessly, and invisibly.
Chef Jeff, we knew from our first meeting that we were in good hands. The catering services were beyond compare. You are a creative, inspired, and skilled chef. The food was bold, masterfully crafted, absolutely delicious, steaming hot (very important to us), and presented beautifully. You are exceptional at what you do and yet there is no sense of pretension, you imbue a wonderful sense of humor (such as the mini burgers and coke floats) and balance that with class and style. We are "foodies" and you blew us away.
It was simply a stellar night; everything that we had hoped for and more. Lindsay, Michelle, and Jeff, your hard work, availability and responsiveness, attention to detail, and professionalism made it an not only an extremely successful event, but a stress-free one for us! Thank you for allowing us to be guests at our own party! Our focus was on celebrating our daughters, and enjoying our friends and family and we did just that."
-- Dr. Jeff and Tammy Cohen 04/2009
"My company and I cannot thank your staff and you enough for such a spectacular event […] We have never gotten 110% praise from one of our events until Opera. We had our top level staff and our biggest customers, equaling close to 900 people, all attended the party praising about the venue, staff, food and service. Your staff and you really came through and helped us give to our customers the ultimate experience. The food was top of the line and blew everyone’s mind away; when I told them it was cater by an outside party. You have a beautiful and unique venue with an amazing layout. Your venue offers so much. It pleases all types and styles of people allowing everyone to feel comfortable and happy. My staff and customers were able to be inside to enjoy the band close up and upstairs […], hang out in the [Venetian Room] with couches and food, and enjoy the enormous beautiful outside patio with comfortable lounge seating. […] Your vision on how to make the flow of the party move and provide everyone with the best service was top notch. The flexibility you allowed for us was key and made it a pleasure working with you”
--Sherri Goldstein, Tyco 09/2008
"Thank you and your team for providing a level of service unparalleled in the business. The food was incredible, the security tight and the staff extraordinarily helpful. We received a ton of “fan mail” for our client and the guests who attended the Bacardi Flavor Exchange. You were very professional and without you our event would not have been the success that it was. I can’t wait to host another event at Opera. You’ll be hearing from me soon."
-- Roni Jackson, Common Ground Marketing, Bacardi Flavor Exchange 10/2008