Wedding Venues Atlanta

Meet Our Team

Allison Schultz- Sales Director

Allison is a hospitality sales and service veteran, transplanted from the private clubs of Buckhead, to her own community in Gwinnett County, as the Director of Sales for Little Gardens.  During her college years studying architecture, her restaurant boss told her “You have a servants heart.  You should do this for a living.” She’s come a long way in the event industry since that awakening, discovering how to refine her gifts of service into a fulfilling career path.   She enjoys a well-crafted plan and watching all the puzzle pieces come together beautifully.  Allison is a professional list maker and a proven goal breaker.   After nearly 20 years of making memories, she still cries at weddings.  She loves the spring season when hydrangeas and peonies bloom, creating with layers and textures to keep things interesting.  Brunch is her favorite meal, mostly because of the mimosas, but also because of bacon. 

When she is not hard at work, you can expect to find her outside!  She’ll either be cheering for her daughters on the ball field, out exploring on trails or waterways, or sitting in the sun, on the beach, escaping with a good book.

Channing Kirkman – Sales Assistant

Channing has been attracted to the event industry since she was young.  From early jobs in her college days at The University of Alabama, she recognized her skills were a perfect match for a career in the hospitality industry. After completing an internship at The Tabernacle and graduating with a hospitality degree from Georgia State University, her experience and knowledge landed her a job as a Wedding Director for A Divine Event and Magic Moments, working with brides to bring their “best day ever” to life!  A year after, a full time position opened in the Little Gardens sales office and now Channing loves getting to assist brides throughout the entire process!

Jennifer Poland– Venue Coordinator

Jennifer provides top-notch client service at Little Gardens giving a seamless planning experience to those who are planning special events from corporate events to weddings and those in between.. Not only does Jennifer have great attention to detail which is crucial in this position, she is an expert in special events having over seven years’ experience working events. Additionally, Jennifer manages our Day-of Wedding Director Program, sharing her expertise to ensure a flawless event.

Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of North Georgia.  After more than twenty years’ of office experience, She was deemed “a woman of many talents” from her close colleagues and employers.  Before gaining management experience in an office setting, she developed a strong background in the food industry with one main goal; making customers happy. She began working in this field at the young age of 14 years old and continued for many years after.  She started at a local restaurant as a hostess, then server, became the restaurant’s lead trainer, bartender, and finally restaurant manager, all before she was 20 years old! Her strong work ethic started early in life and has aided in her fast growth throughout her professional journey. Finding a career in special events later in life, started for fun, but soon evolved into a fulfilling experience that truly allows all of Jennifer’s unique skills to shine.Outside of work, you will find  her creating special moments and memories with her husband and five children.

Kyle McDaniel – Operations Manager

Kyle has been apart of the special events industry since his high school days working as operations personnel for A Divine Event, our exclusive catering and design provider at Little Gardens. From loading and unloading catering trucks, to working events, Kyle has been inside the biggest (and smallest) venues in the city. His role in creating smooth, behind the scenes processes during large off-premise events has prepared him for his current role at Little Garden as Operations Manager.