Selecting a historic venue can provide something truly unique for your event. Set in distinctive surroundings, the characteristics of a historic venue and the stories behind it will leave you and your guests with lasting memories long after the event has finished. Pope’s Museum offers you a chance to begin your wedding journey here, adding to those who have begun their family here for more than 100 years.
Pope’s Museum began serving South Georgia as a wedding venue in 1894, as both of Laura Pope Forester’s husbands were Justices of the Peace. Beginning with BH Pope in 1894, weddings have been held at this renown. Recently restored, the locations of these weddings, whether intimately held in “Cupid’s Room” or celebrated on the historic original brick patio, still creates times of joy and festivity for special events.
1. Great talking points
One of the greatest benefits of hosting events in a historic venue is the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of history. For example, the artist behind Pope’s Museum, Laura Pope Forester (1894-1953), has been recognized by the state of Georgia and the United States Secretary of Interior as a trailblazer in women’s rights in the early 20th century. Her artwork on display and the story of her accomplishments have inspired thousands as they have read and toured this site. You having exclusive use of the historic venue/museum will give your guests topics of conversation as they enjoy the reception.
While your family and wedding party are taking photos, your guests can tour the grounds and be inspired by the 100-foot statuary wall honoring heroes such as the first women in the U.S. military, Martha Berry of Berry College. Red Cross Nurses and more. They can walk the garden paths and enjoy the historic camellias or five feet tall native oakleaf hydrangeas.
2. The kudos –
Aligning yourself with a historic venue and museum such as Pope’s Museum demonstrates that you are a supporter of the values of Laura Pope Forester-those of inclusivity and gratitude. Laura Pope Forester built her home into an award-winning national treasure more than 100 years ago by artistically highlighting the principle that men and women are equally necessary for American success.
She also knew that beauty and elegance went hand in hand with God’s creation. Hence her art environment showcases her love of gardens and gratitude. Choosing to have your event here demonstrates your belief that these messages are still true.
3. Inspiration and Theming
Historic venues can provide the perfect backdrop for events and give guests great reasons to share pictures from your event, in front of the artwork or spaces which can then be shared on social media to share the celebration.
Historic venues also provide much food for thought when it comes to inspiration for theming. The artistic lace balcony or the distinctive architecture in the columned portico creates decorating inspiration. The arches in “Cupid’s Room” and the split staircase inspire creativity for elegance.
There is no doubt that historic venues provide something magical, something different and something special for today’s events. In a world where experiences are so important, historic venues are a great choice for creating- memorable events. Pope’s Museum LLC: Elegant. Joyous. Distinctive If you are interested in Pope’s Museum LLC for your next event, reach out to us at 850-459-9620 or firstname.lastname@example.org