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Southeast Regional Weekend

April 08, 2023 - 1:00pm EDT to April 09, 2023 - 12:00pm EDT

The Atlanta and Buford, Georgia congregations are excited to host the 2023 Southeast (SE) Regional Weekend in Atlanta on April 8-9. This is the region’s 26th consecutive year offering the event. This year’s SE Regional Dance theme is “Beyond the Sea.” Whereas formal wear is the expected attire of the gala (gentlemen with suits and bowties or neckties; ladies with gowns suitable for the evening), the atmosphere will have attendees feeling like they are dancing on the ocean floor to a playlist fit for a king crab. The SE Regional Formal Dance is for those 12-25 years of age; however, all ages are invited to the weekend’s other events including Sabbath Services, Senior Recognitions, and Sunday’s family skating activity.

Cost for the formal dance is $39 per person (ages 12-25; the formal does not include dinner). Skating and laser tag on Sunday morning is a separate fee of $12.50 per person. Family members of all ages are welcome. (A detailed agenda with the locations for each event is offered below).

The SE Regional Weekend registration is now open till March 25. Payment for those attending the formal dance on Saturday night and the skating activity on Sunday will be taken via PayPal. Be sure to fill out the registration form (accessible in the Download section to the right). Clearly indicate the number of those in your party who will attend and calculate the proper amount of payment.

Payments for this year’s event need to be made through PayPal. You may go here to make payment for your party: paypal.me/UCGSoutheastFormal.

Senior Bio Form

We want to honor those high school seniors who will be in attendance. If you are a graduating senior, please complete the separate Senior Bio Form and email a completed copy of it to ucgsoutheastformal@gmail.com.

Recommended Hotels
  • Courtyard by Marriott Cartersville, 5460 GA-20, Cartersville, GA 30121, (678) 721-1660
  • Hilton Garden Inn Cartersville, 24 Liberty Dr, Cartersville, GA 30121, (770) 382-9787
  • Hampton Inn Acworth, 1320 Hwy 92, Acworth, GA 30102 (678) 505-4870
  • Hampton Inn Atlanta Kennesaw, 3405 Busbee Dr NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 (770) 427-2002
Recommended Restaurants for Dinner on Saturday (Picked for DUB)
  • Longhorn Steakhouse, 463 East Main St, Cartersville, GA 30121, (770) 607-0280 $$
  • La Parilla Mexican Restaurant, 6110 Cedarcrest Rd Suite 110, Acworth, 30101, (770) 974-4600 $
  • Marlow's Tavern, 745 Chastain, Rd NW, Suite 1160, Kennesaw, GA 30144, (770) 425-8777 $$
  • Ted's Montana Grill, 2500 Cobb Pl Ln NW #210, Kennesaw, GA 30144, (678) 581-7890 $$
  • Bahama Breeze, 755 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy, NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144, (678) 354-7777 $$
Family Skate Party on Sunday

On Sunday, skating is planned for the whole family. The Family Skate Party begins on Sunday at 9:30 AM and runs till 12 Noon. The location of the Family Skate Party is Sparkles’ Family Fun Center, 1000 McCollum Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Everyone is invited. We encourage skaters to wear their best thrift-store graphic tee (with an appropriate image and message on it). The cost is $12.50 per person. A game of laser tag is included with every skate ticket. Sparkles two-story playland will also be open for the preteens.

Questions about the event may be directed to: ucgsoutheastformal@gmail.com.

SE Regional Weekend Agenda

(4/8) Saturday Events

1:00-3:00 p.m.          Sabbath Services at Laurel Hall at Pine Acres Retreat

                                   (Red Top Mountain State Park)

                                   3963 Bartow Carver Rd SE, Acworth, GA 30101


4:00-5:30 p.m.          Dinner on your own (See Recommended Restaurants)

7:00-8:00 p.m.          Senior Recognitions at Laurel Hall  

8:10-11:10 p.m.        Formal Dance: Theme “Beyond the Sea” at Laurel Hall  

(Unleavened) snacks and drinks will be served.


(4/9) Sunday Events

Varies                        Check out of your hotel (See Recommended Hotels)

9:30-12:00 noon       Family Skating Party. Wear your best thrift-store graphic tee

(with appropriate message on it)

                                    Sparkles Family Fun Skate Center

                                    1000 McCollum Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144