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About Us

One Contract. One Caterer. One Captivating Venue

On behalf of the event staff here at the Atlanta Event Center at Opera, we invite you to the most unique event experience in Atlanta. Tempt your taste buds, dance the night away, escape to an urban oasis. All of this and so much more in one desirable location!

Our Story

Midtown Atlanta has seen a lot of changes over the years, but 1150 B Peachtree Street has remained a part of the historical Atlanta Woman’s Club since 1907. Also known as The Wimbish House, this mansion on Peachtree is one of the few originals that remain. In 1920, the addition to The Wimbish House, which now houses Opera, was complete. Architects P. Thornton Marye and Barret Alger (of Fox Theatre fame) designed the theatre and banquet hall which the Atlanta Journal proclaimed “the South’s most complete auditorium, gem-like in its beauty.” This additional structure was mostly used for dinners, meetings, Sunday teas, lectures, operas and live theatre.

In 1973, Theater of the Stars took on a major renovation of the deteriorated auditorium, changing the name to Peachtree Playhouse. Several years and production later, the theater was once again in need of major costly repairs. In 1988, a new tenant took over the lease and the theater and surrounding gardens became the nightclub Petrus. A few years later, club AXYS came and went. After several years of dormancy, Eleven50 took over the lease and introduced a nightclub and special events venue concept like no other in Atlanta. Eleven50 enjoyed an amazing run from 2000-2006 and then decided it was time to renovate the entire venue.

Spring 2007 marked the opening of Opera. Still owned and operated by the same LLC as Eleven50, Opera continues to be Atlanta’s premier private events and nightlife destination and winner of several awards and accolades.

Our Awards

The name “Allies” was selected to represent all “allied” event companies in Atlanta working together for a common good: to promote excellence in event design, planning and production. It is presented by the Atlanta Chapters of Ises and Nace. The Allie Awards recognize companies and individuals who have made their mark on the Atlanta event scene and stood out above the rest.

2009 WINNER – Best Buffet/Reception Menu

2010 WINNER- Best Buffet/Reception Menu

2011 WINNER- Best Corporate Event

2013 WINNER- Best Corporate Event Under $20,000

2013 WINNER- Best Wedding Under $20,000

2014 WINNER- Best Social Event Under $20,000

2018 WINNER – Best Social Event Under $50,000

International Special Events Society

The Mission of ISES is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries.

2009 WINNER Race for a Taste
Best vs. the Best Culinary Competition

 

Georgia Chapter Meeting Professionals International
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the premiere organization devoted to the educational and professional needs of people in the meeting industry. With over 22,000 members globally, MPI serves both meeting planners and suppliers to the industry, carefully maintaining an equal balance of both in the membership.
2008 GAMPI Nominee for Phoenix Awards
Venue of the Year

What Our Clients Say

“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

Our Clients

Over the years we have had the pleasure of hosting events for some amazing clients including Coca-Cola, Cadillac, Red Bull, GE, Intel, Tyco, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Barclay’s Global Investors, MDS Pharma Services, NASCO -Turner, Specialty Coffee Association, Herman Miller, Toto, Center for the Visually Impaired, Biotechnology Industry Organizations, Microsoft, MC2 Software, Waste Connections, American Academy of Physicians Assistants, Insight Global, AID Atlanta, Honeywell, Markel, Air Routing, Harbor Communications, Emerginet, Silverpop, Wargo & French, Dixon & Hughes, GA Transplant Foundation, Deloitte Services, Make A Wish Foundation, MillerCoors. We look forward to adding you to our list!