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Meet The Team

Learn a little more about our team and our experience. 

We love what we do and that is why we are consistently ranked as one of the top wedding venues in Atlanta.

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Hope Follmer

Director of Sales

Hope has been the Director of Sales at the Payne-Corley House since 2010, makes every guest who steps into the home feel like one of the family! Coming to us from the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta (Downtown), Hope honed her talent for warm Southern hospitality at this venerable hotel where she served as Director of PR following several years as Conference Services Manager. She launched her hospitality career in catering and conference services with the Hyatt Regency in historic Savannah, Georgia. Today, Hope maintains a passion for community service built in her early career as Director of Marketing & PR for a non-profit residential drug treatment center for children. Hope currently serves on the Dunwoody Preservation Board and is Chairperson of Lemonade Days. She is also the dedicated mother to three children.

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Bryanna Dean

Wedding Specialist

Bryana joined the Payne-Corley House event team in 2015 with years of experience in hospitality. She worked in the Hilton hotels as well as the food and beverage industry for over ten years. With her new found passion in event planning, she brings a fresh outlook for any bride that walks down our aisle. She has an eye for detail and the desire to help couples make the most of their special day! In addition to her role as a Wedding Specialist, Bryana is an Accessory Stylist with Premier Designs Jewelry. She is also member and certified Wedding Planner of the Association of Bridal Consultants. When she isn’t busy planning a wedding or playing in jewelry, she is spending time with her growing family. She and her husband recently welcomed home their second baby girl.

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Jen Fulford

Wedding Specialist

A former special education teacher, Jennifer discovered her passion and talent for event planning while planning her own wedding and hasn’t looked back! She loves being involved in creating special moments for her clients.   She began her career as a Wedding Coordinator with Athens-based Consultants Unlimited and Event Coordinator for the Fabulous Fox Theater.   In addition to her role as a Wedding Specialist, she LOVES holding babies two days a week at Christian Beginnings, her church’s preschool.   Jennifer received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Georgia and is mother to three children. She has been a part of the Payne-Corley House family since 2005.

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