A spacious room set with  tables draped in gold linen  glows beneath the soft light  of five crystal chandeliers. It’s  hard to believe the building  at 2080 Lower Roswell Road  in Marietta was originally  a Zaxby’s. Wheeler High  School class of 1998 graduate,  Nazanin Moradimehr saw  the hidden potential in this  East Cobb property. She  purchased the place in January  of 2023 and began extensive  renovations in April. Join the  community and witness this  incredible local transformation  at the grand opening of  Elegance Events venue on  Sunday, June 18. The free, indoor-outdoor  celebration kicks off at 6pm and will  feature live music by local DJ Amir, Gyro  Chef food truck, floral decor by Urban  Blooms Atlanta, and event design displays  by Nazanin.  

Nazanin, better known as Nazy by friends and family, has been in the  restaurant and catering industry for most  of her life. She grew up in a Mediterranean  cafe on Cobb Parkway that was owned  and operated by her parents. Although her  parents closed the cafe and moved their  business to Florida over 20 years ago, Nazy  launched her own successful hospitality  career in Georgia. She is an event planning  connoisseur who holds a bachelor’s in  hospitality from Florida International  University and a doctorate in business from  Argosy University. The former restaurant  owner is excited to step into her new role  as venue owner of Elegance Events.  

“This is home to me.  I grew up around here.  I wanted to be a part  of this community,  because this is my  community. I looked  at a lot [of properties],  I’ve seen places everywhere, but I wanted to be here.”  -Nazanin Moradimehr 

Nestled in a quiet corner of Newmarket  Center shopping mall, Elegance Events  venue has a clean, neutral exterior and is partially surrounded by trees. Nazy was drawn to the property’s accessible location  and all-inclusive amenities. Bountiful  on-site parking, a full-service catering  kitchen, and modern bathrooms ticked  all of her boxes. The event space can  accommodate up to 200 guests, but is most  comfortable with 120 when a dance floor  is included. Nazy describes the space as a blank canvas. An exposed  industrial-chic ceiling painted  black and nine commercial size windows can be styled  for events ranging from  weddings to conference  meetings. Guests have access  to an expansive bar and floor to-ceiling projection screen.  In addition to the venue,  Nazy offers event planning  and design, catering, and a  selection of event rentals.  Her most unique rental  items include a wrought iron  cinderella carriage, a massive  world globe, and a palanquin  for carrying royal guests of  honor. Nazy has a passion for  bringing client event visions to life with  customized decor and menus.  

Elegance Events caters to everyone,  literally. Nazy can prepare any kind of  food upon request, however her talent  shines best in Mediterranean and Persian  cuisine. Clients in and outside of East  Cobb are welcome to enlist Nazy’s services  or hire alternative vendors for their event.  Whether she’s building a balloon arch or  cooking food for fifty, she always remains  calm and maintains a positive attitude.  Recently, Nazy helped a client plan a  successful surprise marriage proposal at a  lakeside 40th birthday party. She is eager  to celebrate the grand opening of Elegance  Events and to share her services with the  community. Nazy is supported by a small  team of friends and family that includes  her 15-year-old son Sam Moradi who  plays football at Walton High School and  their pet bunny, Marshmallow. Learn more  about Elegance Events at eleganceevents. info. Nazy can be contacted at Mnazy22@ yahoo.com or 813-817-4659.