These Henry County eateries offer plenty of space for your group dining needs.
By LaTria Garnigan
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to gather means “to bring together.”
And there is nothing better than to gather up family, friends or coworkers for a spirited day or evening out eating and celebrating.
Whether it’s to commemorate a new job, birthday, family gathering, holiday or even a wedding reception – finding the perfect spot can be daunting. Well, guess what? You don’t have to stress anymore. With venues that cater to a variety of party needs, you’ll find a great place for you and your guests in Henry County. Be it a party of 10 or 100 people, you’re in luck.
Also, perhaps most importantly, you won’t be disappointed in the food either, each of these locales offer up some tasty cuisine!
Looking for a place for your next breakfast meeting? Craving some biscuits and gravy to get you going for that 7 a.m. consultation? Head on over to Bridgeview Country Cooking, it’s just like grandma made it. Whether you’re meeting clients who are really craving some good ole’ Southern cooking or having a lunch outing with peers, Bridgeview is accommodating. | 4727 N. Henry Blvd., Stockbridge | 770-507-6800 | bridgeviewcountrycooking.com | Open daily
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a good Taco Tuesday, yet that isn’t the only reason to visit Tierra Mia in downtown Hampton. The Mexican restaurant has all of the cuisine you’d expect, bursting with robust flavor. There is something for everyone, no matter if you’re dining in for lunch or dinner. With an upscale decor, the restaurant remains family-friendly and is an excellent spot to take out-of-towners or to have an entertaining night out with friends. For those parent’s night out groups – there’s a great drink menu. And if you have a larger group, there is a private room that can hold up to 45 guests. The quaint courtyard just outside the restaurant is another great option for a small dining experience, especially when the weather is nice. | 14 E. Main St., Hampton | 470-878-5144 | tierramiacuisine.com | Open daily
Nothing beats the end of a long week like a hearty pasta dish and nice glass of wine. You can get that and more at The Italian Oven. The restaurant offers a full menu complete with Italian classics and a drool-worthy dessert menu. With the ability to accommodate large parties up to 25, this would be a prime place for that sophisticated birthday dinner. The casual dining restaurant offers a warm environment. If you pair that with great menu options, they’re both attributes for a pleasant group outing. | 938 Eagles Landing Pkwy., Stockbridge | 770-507-4827 | theitalianoven.com | Open daily
Located in downtown Locust Grove, The French Market & Tavern has something for everyone. The truly multi-use business is a market where you can purchase a collection of gifts and goods before or after your meal. It’s a restaurant featuring items like Bang Bang Shrimp, a Cuban sandwich and a Kimchi Bacon Burger – along with a drink menu of carefully crafted cocktails that pair well with their delectable desserts. And it’s a prime event space, offering several options for your gathering needs. The quaint, outdoor Courtyard Garden can seat 25-30 people and would be perfect for a nice fall or spring event. If you’re looking for a larger space, try the Nantucket, it holds up to 40 guests in either a private or semi-private capacity. And if that’s not large enough for you, The Courtyard offers indoor and outdoor capabilities and seats up to 150 guests – perfect for a reception. | 3840 Hwy. 42, Locust Grove | 770-914-9312 | frenchmarkettavern.com | Open Tuesday thru Sunday
A journalist first, LaTria Garnigan has always had a love of writing and exploring. And combining her love of food and travel is a winning combination. When she’s not looking up recipes or trying out the newest home delivery meal kits, she can be found catching up on her Netflix queue and discussing all things entertainment with her friends. You can keep up with some of her shenanigans on Twitter and Instagram — @SimplyTria.