Y’all know how much we LOVE the Quarry at Carrigan Farms! We recently hosted our Smarty Sweet 16 Party at the Quarry and it was seriously the best.party.ever!
Team Smarty revealed Charlotte’s Best Kept Secret two summers ago and it has been so much fun to see so many familiar faces all summer long at the Quarry Open Swims. You can guarantee you’ll bump into someone you know on any given Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at the Quarry.
When our Smarty Ansley was turning 16 this summer, we knew we wanted to celebrate her big event Smarty style and do something unique and special. So we called in the big guns at the Quarry and decided to host a private swim party. This was the P-E-R-F-E-C-T venue for a Sweet 16 party – it’s the coolest place around for a bunch of teenagers looking to do some cliff jumping, floating, and vegging on a hot summer day.
The weather cooperated and it was nice and hot, so everyone loved being in the water and they also loved that they had it all to themselves. The best part for the hosts: All we had to do was show up with our cake and balloons. Everything else was done for us, and it was AH-MAZING! We had homemade burgers grilled to perfection and a spread with a delicious burger bar, chips and drinks for days. We brought our own spotify list and you could hear the tunes all throughout the quarry, even in the bathrooms! Our lifeguards made it super fun with good vibes and kept everything safe and flowing smoothly.
Our Smarty teen crew gave this party a huge thumbs up. All the moms did too – we’re already planning our graduation parties here in the future. The Quarry is the absolute perfect venue for a huge graduation bash. Get a few families to go in on it together and it will be the best party you’ll ever host. Your kids will remember that day forever. Pinkie swear.
Here’s our Smarty Sweet 16 at the Quarry Lookbook!
About the Quarry Private Swim Parties:
The Quarry is warm enough to swim comfortably from mid-May until mid-September and swim parties can be scheduled on Monday-Thursday evenings from 4:30 PM until 9:00 PM, depending on availability. Swim parties can also be scheduled from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM on Mondays-Fridays; however, now through August 24, 2017, open swim will be hosted every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. So, from now through August 24, 2017, morning times are only available on Mondays and Fridays. Swim parties are by advance reservation only, for groups of 25 or more.
Swim parties have the option of having a delicious catered meal for all the guests consisting of: juicy grilled hamburgers, grilled hot dogs, veggie burgers for any vegetarians, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, buns and condiments, as well as, potato chips and fresh, seasonal fruit. Sweet tea, water, and soft drinks are also included and are available for the duration of the event. Cost is $23 per person for a private swim party with the meal listed above plus the cost of lifeguards at $15 per hour, per lifeguard. A minimum of two lifeguards are required, but the number of lifeguards needed will depend on the number of swimmers. There is a 25 person minimum.
If you want to reserve the Quarry for a swim party without catering or without any food or beverage, the cost is $12 per person plus the cost of lifeguards at $15 per hour, per lifeguard. A minimum of two lifeguards are required, but the number of lifeguards needed will depend on the number of swimmers. There is a 25 person minimum. We highly recommend using the Quarry to cater your event – their food is delish and the only thing you have to do is show up to your own party! That’s my kind of party!