Tony Conway

Tony Conway is a busy man. In addition to being the celebrated mastermind of A Legendary Event, one of the city’s premier special events companies, he is fast at work ushering in a new era of style and elan at the former Anthony’s. Located in the heart of Buckhead, this new venue—3109 Piedmont Estate and Gardens—promises to bridge the allure of Old Atlanta with the modern-day amenities required by today’s cosmopolitan clientele. Amid a flurry of last-minute selections and final touches, Conway took a few minutes to answer our questions about the property.

The events arm of your company, A Legendary Event, produces everything from cocktail parties to grand galas. How did the idea for 3109 Piedmont Estate and Gardens (“Estate”) come about? I have been looking for another venue in the city to hold events for a couple of years. When this opportunity came up, I knew it would be perfect for restoration—a three-acre landmark in the heart of Buckhead. We call it a legendary location!

What excites you the most about Estate? For A Legendary Event, this new venue will offer us the opportunity to give our guests another option in the Buckhead area for weddings and events. I am also excited that we are doing a great job in preserving this 1797 antebellum home.

What kind of events can Estate accommodate? Estate is proving to be the perfect location for the wedding industry as well as the corporate event. With 14,000 overall square feet of space, the venue can host up to 350 guests for a cocktail party, or a seated dinner and dancing for 170—and even a corporate luncheon for 200. I like to say that Estate is for weddings, events and moments in between.

“Moments in between”—we love that. Why now? Although Atlanta has some amazing event venues, there is always the need for more event space.

What types of services are you offering? Valet parking, catering, event design, floral design and entertainment.

In addition to the storied history of the property, which dates back to the 1700s, what sets Estate apart from other venues in town? I think the three acres are amazing. What Ed Castro Landscape is doing to enhance the property will be wonderful. The residential salons that Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams are creating on the second floor are amazing, and Bill Lowe of Bill Lowe Gallery has selected wonderful pieces for Estate. The outdoor courtyard will offer an area for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail events. Our creative director Steve Welsh and president Dave Lishness are rounding up the team and overseeing all of the attention to detail. Estate officially opens this month.
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