Only 10 miles from downtown Atlanta and with easy access to Interstate 285, Highway 400, and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Dunwoody's central location puts a long list of Atlanta's most notable attractions within a short drive - including the Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art, and Stone Mountain Park. But planners should check out Dunwoody event venues as well, because these are some of the most unique in the metro Atlanta area.
Three different MARTA stations, the area's rapid rail transit provider, deliver direct transportation to and from Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport.
Meeting planners will be delighted to find many top-notch hotel venues in the Dunwoody area, including the new Residence Inn Perimeter Center which is slated to open in late 2016. There are 341 guest rooms available at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, which recently completed a $23-million renovation, and the 275-room Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter provides 10,000 square feet of boutique styled meeting space. Groups of 50 to 1,500 will find accommodations across Dunwoody's distinguished meeting hotels.
Dunwoody is characterized by historic architecture tendering an appealing quaintness, which is reflected in many of its unique meeting venues. The Donaldson-Bannister Farm dates back to the mid 1870s and its beautiful 5-acre grounds may be reserved for private events. Located at the intersection of Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Mt. Vernon, the tastefully restored Cheek-Spruill Farmhouse, a member of the National Register of Historic Places, is an ideal setting for both indoor and outdoor events for 50 to 125 people. For team building experiences, Treetop Quest is an ideal locale featuring zip lines, ropes courses and obstacle courses that will encourage trust, problem solving, leadership skills, and effective communication amongst participants.
Sometimes a day of meetings calls for a little retail therapy. Not only is Dunwoody home to the second-largest mall in the Southeast, Perimeter Mall; it is also home to Dunwoody Village which houses many of the area's boutiques such as Lola's Boutique, Cutie Pies, and Nancy's. Many of the city's most well known local gems are also dotted across Dunwoody, including H. Stockton, Fab'rik Boutique, Picayune Toys, and Dress Up Boutique.
Need food for a crowd or just a deeply satisfying meal? Dining venues in Dunwoody have you covered. Brio Tuscan Grill can accommodate groups of 10 to 60 and offers three private dining rooms. Eclipse Di Luna offers groups of 35 to 60 a trendy setting for events complemented by a distinctive tapas style menu. Go interactive by allowing guests to enjoy a painting class with Canvas by U while sipping sangria. Grab an assortment of delectable eats from Alon's Bakery, featuring fresh baked goods and a wide variety of unique meals to go. Cafe Intermezzo provides the perfect night cap with a menu comprised of some of the best beverages in town, not to mention a seemingly endless list of desserts.