Saturday, May 7, 2022
The Pink Castle, Atlanta

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!

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*Limited tickets will be available due to social distancing.

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.

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.

Special Thanks to our 2022 Sponsors!