2017 Glory in the Garden Q & A

Q: How do I purchase a table?

There are three easy ways to purchase a table.

  1. Online with a credit/debit card: Click here to purchase safely and securely.  Corporate sponsors can reserve their table here.
  2. Phone in your reservation 770-427-3494 and mail a check, made out to the Marietta Educational Garden Center, with “Glory” in the memo line. Mail to: MEGC, 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta, GA  30060
  3. Come in during MEGC Office Hours, MWF 9:30 am – 2:30 pm


Q: What levels of corporate sponsorships are available?

$2500 Sponsor

$1500 Sponsor

$500 Sponsor

$400 Sponsor

Q: How much does a regular table cost?

$360 Table for 8


Q: What is this year’s theme?

Our theme is “Melodies in the Moonlight”


Q: What are the categories for the table decorating contest?

Prizes are awarded for:

Best Themed Table (Melodies in the Moonlight)

Best Corporate Sponsor Table

Best Garden/Nature Table

Judge’s Choice

A note to $2500 sponsors: Your table will be beautifully decorated, including dishes, flatware and wine glasses, etc. as part of your sponsorship.  However, if you wish to create a themed table that reflects ‘Melodies in the Moonlight’ or simply your corporate brand – please let us know and your table will only have a cloth on it when you arrive.


Q: What will my table look like when I arrive at Glory in the Garden?

$360 sponsors will have a 60” table and 8 chairs.

$400 sponsors will have a 60” table and 8 chairs

$500 sponsors will have a 60” table, 8 chairs and a tablecloth (one of various colors) and a small centerpiece

$1500 sponsors will have a 60” table, 8 chairs, a tablecloth (one of various colors) and a small centerpiece

$2500 sponsors will have a 60” table, 8 chairs, fully decorated table, dinner and wine for 8


 Q: What Band will perform at Glory in the Garden?

We have a fantastic band this year.  Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk is returning to the stage, bigger and better, with a 10 piece band.  They will be playing your favorite tunes from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and they know how to keep the party going!  You don’t want to miss a great show.


Q: What is the Dress Code?

This outdoor event is traditionally dressy casual, but COMFORTABLE.  Some men will be in a jacket, some in shorts and a button down shirt.  Many women will be in a dress, nice sundress, or pants and a pretty top.   The important thing is that you come to have fun, socialize and, maybe even dance!


Q: What about food and drinks for my guests?

You have two options.

  1. Bring your own special picnic dinner and beverages for your guests. Many people love to bring their own version of the perfect al fresco meal.  You are welcome to do this and consider the theme if you are participating in the Table Decorating Contest!


  1. If you prefer to have a catered meal delivered directly to your table, we offer a pre-ordered Gourmet Picnic Dinner. Click here  for this year’s Gourmet Picnic Dinner menu option.


Q: How many people can sit at my table?

Your table will accommodate 8 people.


Q: Can I purchase individual seats?

No.  The smallest unit available for purchase is a table for 8 guests.


Q: When does Glory in the Garden begin and end?

The night’s festivities will begin at 7 pm and conclude at 11 pm.


Q: When can I start decorating my table?

You may come at 6:00 pm to decorate.  Please use the Nelson Street back entrance to drop off items and then park your car.


Q: What is the deadline to order the catered meal?

The deadline for food orders and payment is Monday, April 24.


Q: Where can I park?

Parking is available at the two lots across the street from the Garden Center for all guests.  Some corporate sponsor benefits do include parking.  Please see the list of sponsor benefits to find out more.

You might also consider taking Uber or other methods of transportation.


Q: Can I purchase a table and release it back to the Garden Center? 

Yes!  If you would like to purchase a table, but know you will not attend, simply let us know that you are releasing your table in writing (email is fine).  We will miss spending the evening with you but understand how busy the springtime season is and appreciate your financial support of the Marietta Educational Garden Center.


Q: I have more questions.  Can you help me?

Kimberly Drye, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 770-427-3494

Katy Brumbelow, Committee Member,  [email protected]

Lesley Foster , Committee Member, [email protected]