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Join us as we honor and celebrate outstanding preservationists from around the state at the 38th annual Preservation Gala.
The Georgia Trust is excited to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the Preservation Gala with a Tivolian Festa. Join us at one of Atlanta’s most impressive homes, the historic “Pink Castle,” designed by the noted architecture firm of Hentz, Reid and Adler. Guests will enjoy the exquisite architecture of this Italianate masterpiece, impressive Baroque style gardens, fine Italian fare, vino and live entertainment as they are transported to Tivoli!
This Italian-themed evening will honor outstanding preservationists from Georgia including Barbara and Les Callahan of Atlanta, homeowners Melanie Turner and Stan Benecki of Atlanta, and Jerry Lominack of Savannah. Event chair Jenny Wheatley Fletcher promises a night to remember!
Ticket sales close on May 6, 11:59 p.m. The address and event details will be emailed to attendees the week of the event. If you have not received the email, please check your spam box. If you still don’t have it, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dress is cocktail attire.
$5,000 Patron (includes table for 8) – SOLD OUT
$2,000 Patron (includes 4 tickets)
$1,000 Patron (includes 2 tickets)
$600 Host (includes 2 tickets)
Step Into Elegance
Sponsors and patrons will have exclusive access to explore the Pink Castle’s gracious main floor interior spaces during the Preview Party, with the main event immediately following. Sip a classic Italian cocktail al fresco on the secluded terrace and descend the double-curving stairs to the boxwood gardens. Explore the home from the garden façade that once was approached through the stately entrance gates that are still standing on West Paces Ferry.
Becoming a Patron or Sponsor of a Tivolian Festa will be your only opportunity to experience the interior of this magnificent estate, impeccably designed by renowned designer and homeowner Melanie Turner.
Address and event details will be emailed to registrants the week of the event.
Set at one of Atlanta’s architectural masterpieces
The lovingly restored 1923 Pink Castle will be the setting for the Trust’s 38th annual Preservation Gala, Tivolian Festa, an Italian-themed celebration. Designed by the noted architecture firm of Hentz, Reid & Adler, the home was built on 100 acres on West Paces Ferry Road in the Italian baroque style reminiscent of villas in Northern Italy. The uniquely detailed house features 12,000 square feet, a breathtaking Allyn Cox mural, Italian tile roof and impressive baroque style gardens.
In its nearly 100-year history, the home has been owned by only three families: the Calhouns, Thornwells, and now, Melanie Turner and Stan Benecki, who have meticulously restored it to its former grandeur.
Experience Exquisite Grandeur
During the event, guests will be free to wander the property’s impressive, stunning gardens and outdoor areas.
Small plate stations will feature an array of fine Italian fare, and several bars will offer your choice of libation, including the evening’s signature cocktail. Live music will fill the air and revelers will dance the evening away at the magnificent estate. Dress is cocktail attire.
About the Preservation Gala
The Georgia Trust’s annual Preservation Gala is a night of lively entertainment and culinary delights from Atlanta’s top caterers. Attendees enjoy fine cuisine, cocktails and music. Dress is cocktail attire.
The Georgia Trust first held a Preservation Ball in 1984 and since then it has been staged at several different venues, including the Georgia State Capitol, the Georgian Terrace Hotel, the Biltmore Ballrooms and Ivy Hall.
This event is held rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.