Welcome to the 30th Annual Allie Awards

Atlanta’s newest event destination merges the majesty of the African savanna and its iconic wildlife with the storied elegance of one of the city’s most treasured historic buildings. Just moments from Downtown, the newest addition to Zoo Atlanta is settled in the heart of Grant Park, Atlanta’s oldest parkland and one of the metro area’s most popular and progressive communities.

  • Built in 1921 and revitalized by Zoo Atlanta for its new life today, Savanna Hall was the home of the Atlanta Cyclorama for more than 90 years. The building is famous for its grand scale and neoclassical architecture.
  • Reimagined as a magnificent gathering place featuring more than 25,000 square feet of event spaces, Savanna Hall still retains many notes of its past, including its famed historic façade; delicately restored, original interior terra cotta brick walls; and restored original light fixtures on its front terraces.
  • Savanna Hall is suited to functions of all shapes, sizes, occasions and moods, including corporate events, galas, weddings, rehearsal dinners, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, meetings and much more.

Planning Committee

Event Chair
Claudette Pate
Goldner Associates

Vice Chair
Brad Gibson
Active Production & Design

Administration Chair
Jennifer Martin
Third Arm Event Assistants

Awards Chair
Ashley Hess
Chair Covers & Linens

Décor/Design Chair
Kristina Cherry, MBA
Destinations South Meeting & Events

Entertainment Chair
Toryn Lankford
Exquisite Entertainment

Food & Beverage Chair
Kelli Swint - Senior Event Sales Manager
Palate Catering | Design

Logistics Chair
Jordan Flowers
Wedding Belles Atlanta

Marketing Chair
Kelly Treadway

Production Chair
Rebecca Anton

Venue Liaison
Shelby Pease
Zoo Atlanta

Venue Liaison
Hannah Baber
Zoo Atlanta

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