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COVID-19 Update

The safety of our guests is at the forefront of our operations. We are confidently adhering to the most up-to-date guidelines from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health. Our team is ServSafe certified and trained in COVID-19 precautions. See below for more information on the precautions we are taking during these times. Please note these are subject to change as guidelines change. (Updated 5/21/21)

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Lauren Blaska, Director of Sales

Lauren has been at Park Tavern since graduating from UGA (many years ago!). She started as a Sales Associate and moved into the Director of Sales role three year later. After planning thousands of weddings and events, Lauren has a meticulous eye for detail and understanding of logistics. During even the busiest and most chaotic moments of an event day, Lauren prides herself on providing a sense of calmness.

Favorite Part of the Wedding Day: I love the First Look and the First Look between the Bride and her father. These are two moments that aren’t seen by the whole crowd and you get to see the genuine excitement and surprise in the groom’s and dad’s eyes when they see their gorgeous girl!

Other Favorites: Her two babies Thomas and Blair, Workouts at Pure Barre, Ice Cream, Park Tavern’s Good Afternoon cocktail.


Ashley McLaughlin

Corporate Sales Events Manager & Administrative Assistant to Director of Sales, Lauren Blaska

Ashley has been at Park Tavern for over four years and brings with her a huge network and experience in the wedding and events industry from her time at Modern Luxury. Ashley is full of joy and energy and this is evident in how hard she works throughout the planning process and on event days. You won’t find someone more devoted to the details than her! Ashley & her husband, Shane actually got married with us in 2021. They had the most EPIC wedding in the garden tent!

Favorite Part of the Wedding Day: I love when the bride arrives & sees the venue for the very first time. The excitement in her eyes when she sees everything come together is exhilarating.

Other Favorites: Her adorable Golden Retriever Charlie, Sour candy, Weekends at Lake Oconee, Red Wine and workouts at Barry’s Bootcamp.


Rachel Hunter

Sales & Event Coordinator

Rachel joined the events team at Park Tavern in 2022. She coordinates Happy Hours, Corporate Gatherings, Casual Events, and more for those looking to host parties of 50 or less. Before joining our team, she wore many hats, including event planning, for a number of software companies in Atlanta, which is how she initially fell in love with coordinating events.

Favorite Part of Event Date: Watching guests dance the night away on the dancefloor!

Other Favorites: As a Philadelphia native, Rachel loves cheering on both Philly and Atlanta sports teams, seeing live music, hot yoga at Sacred Thread, exploring with her dog, and finding the best dirty martini in town!

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