Hill Manor Blog
About the Owner
My name is Kelly Ewing. I purchased the Hill Manor in 1999 with the intention of restoring this magnificent property to its original grandeur (and more!) with the idea of running a Bed & Breakfast and wedding venue. My life before Hill Manor was corporate event planning for AT&T and Lucent Technologies which gave me a great background to get started in the wedding business. Since the grand opening in July of 2000 the Hill Manor has hosted hundreds of weddings and also rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, corporate parties, meetings, and holiday parties as well…My job here is so wonderful in part because I get to meet so many interesting people.
I am getting better at “blogging.” Any comments or ideas you have that I could put on my blog are always welcome!
Contact me at: 770-428-5997
Why host your wedding at the Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast?
Although the Hill Manor has hosted weddings of well over 200 guests it is becoming apparent that more intimate weddings are the top trend in 2010.
From the Spring 2010 issue of Innkeeping Quarterly Magazine – The Rise of the Small Wedding by Cristina Friedrichen
From Mike and Meghan who married at the Hill Manor on April 10, 2010…
Mike and Megan, Smyrna, GA whose wedding was April 10, 2010...
We are giving Hill Manor because...
March 30, 2010
As a complete surprise to me I received a letter in the mailbox containing the following:
Historic Property of the Quarter
Preservation Commission of the City of
WOW!! Thank you City
April 14, 2012
High School Seniors
from The King’s Academy in
May 3, 2012
I am in the process of ramping up the Hill Manor Facebook page. I am also still learning how FB works for business pages. And it seems like they change the way things work so often it’s hard to keep up! Any wedding planning ideas or photos you could post on this page would be most welcome.
I got a tip from one of my advertisers, atlantabridal.com, to ask questions of future brides to get your feedback and hopefully your thoughts and answers can help other brides and visa/versa…
Here are some of the questions I had in mind….if you have others you think will be helpful for brides please post them.
Question: What items would you put on a wedding day checklist?
Question: Are moonwalks O.K. at weddings?
Question: If you are inviting children to your wedding should you hire a babysitter to watch over them?
Question: What is the one photo you shouldn’t miss?
Question: Are bride’s still having trash the dress photo sessions?
Question: Should bride’s hide tattoos on the wedding day?
Question: What’s on your honeymoon packing list?
May 5, 2012
There is a giant full moon at the Hill Manor tonight! Working on a good photo of this…check us out on Facebook…
June 26, 2012
Had a wonderful wedding this weekend! Lara and John had the perfect day at the Hill Manor for about 80 guests for ceremony and reception! Thank you all!
I just wanted to share with you and Glen what a wonderful experience we had at our daughter, Shannon and (new son-in-law) Matthew's wedding on June 9th @ 6:30.
were readily available and I have had so many positive comments about what a beautiful
venue Hill Manor was. Guests continue to share how beautiful
the grounds were, the delicious food, and what a lovely place to have a wedding.
Thank you for all of your coordination with John and I
in preparation for such an important milestone in our daughter's life. I
can honestly say I have never seen
You and Glen made that possible!
Patsy and John