The Sullivan House at 3228 Powder Springs Road will continue to be used as an event venue - primarily for weddings - but with new owners and a name change to Georgia Palms and Gardens. (Courtesy of Georgia Palms and Gardens)

Powder Springs approves event venue

In spite of objections from several area residents, the Powder Springs City Council voted on Sept. 16 to grant a pouring license for alcoholic beverages and a variance to the former Sullivan House.

Still to remain primarily a wedding venue, now the house is known as Georgia Palms and Gardens at 3228 Powder Spring Road and owned by Ida Kroell and three other business partners - Ugochi, Chima and Chukwuemeka Ohuabunwa.

In operation since 1967 as a wedding venue, the Sullivan property was sold to Father’s Love Estates, according to Kroell who said her husband is Chukwuemeka Ohuabunwa in her application to the city.

The existing wooded areas must be maintained between this property and the surrounding residential areas, according to one of the Council’s actions concerning this property, in addition to the serving of alcoholic beverages.

Kroell said the events would end by 10 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. and would be comprised of 99 percent weddings which would have monitoring by security and/or the police.

The house also is designated for use as a bed-and-breakfast inn with four rooms, according to the website at


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