Athens Venues


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While we can make wickedly delicious happen just about anywhere, we consider these venues to be bits of heaven on earth, well suited for a truly divine event.




Ashford Manor

Ashford Manor

706.759.2633 -  The five acre Ashford Estate, overlooking Watkinsville's venerable Main Street, had been in the same family for over 100 years. Completely surrounded and secluded by a border of magnolias, red buds and pines, the 1893 Victorian manor house, cottage, gazebo and four acres of landscaped gardens all terrace down to a pool and open woods and creek beyond. Ashford Manor is walking distance to antique shops and art galleries of local fine and folk art talent. The 5-acre grounds provide for endless ways to construct the weekends events.

www.ambedandbreakfast.com
 

Cloverleaf

Cloverleaf Farm

706.543.1111 -  Cloverleaf Farm is set amidst a 30-acre farm just outside of Athens in Arnoldsville, Georgia. The unexpected furnishings combined with its incredible surroundings (including horse barn, tree-lined lanes, vineyard, and brick-enclosed courtyard garden) creates an event location unrivaled in beauty.

www.cloverleaffarmevents.com
 

Fair_Haven_PlantationFair Havens Plantation

706.208.8900 - Fair Havens is only 8 miles east of the classic city of Athens,Georgia and nestled within a 30 acre pastoral setting complete with horses and gardens. Fair Havens was designed to elegantly host it’s guests with spacious rooms reflecting the splendor of a bygone era. This 5,000 square foot home blends elements of it’s past history, including Federal, Victorian, Greek Revival and Colonial Revival architectural styles.

www.fairhavensplantation.com
 

Georgia_Museum_of_Art_2Georgia Museum of Art

706.542.4662 - A longtime favorite wedding facility, the newly renovated and expanded Georgia Museum of Art provides your guests with a sophisticated yet intimate experience. Whether you are planning a seated rehearsal dinner, a wedding reception or a business luncheon, let the Georgia Museum of Art help you create a truly extraordinary event.The Higdon House Inn is an elegant Victorian house, built in 1810, located on three acres of landscaped gardens and pecan trees in historic Greensboro Georgia, the heart of the Lake Oconee District. Every detail of this wedding venue has been crafted to provide a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and reception.

http://georgiamuseum.org/
 

Hardeman_Sams_HouseHardeman-Sams House

706.549.1116 - Conveniently located in the midst of Athens’ historical district, the Hardeman-Sams House provides the perfect setting for making your “special day” a treasured memory. The classic charm and beauty of this home and garden have been maintained, while carefully blending in all the amenities to make your wedding wishes become a reality.  This beautiful home and garden offer the bride a flexibility of planning for indoor or outdoor activities or a combination of both. Its stylish elegance and spacious rooms are well-appointed with furnishings reflecting the splendor and grandeur of the period. The meticulously-manicured garden and gazebo provide a beautiful and intimate setting for an outdoor ceremony and reception. In addition, the unique open design of the home provides for indoor ceremonies as well.  The large front entry and side portico provide an abundance of additional seating and/or serving accommodations.

www.hardemansamshouse.com
 

Higdon_HouseThe Higdon House Inn

706.453.2511 - The Higdon House Inn is an elegant Victorian house, built in 1810, located on three acres of landscaped gardens and pecan trees in historic Greensboro Georgia, the heart of the Lake Oconee District. Every detail of this wedding venue has been crafted to provide a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and reception.

www.higdonhouseinn.com
 

Hotel Indigo - Athens

Hotel Indigo - Athens

706.286.1700 -  Hotel Indigo-Athens boasts a “sensibly chic eco-boutique” mantra, meaning guests do not sacrifice luxury, service or amenities for the sake of simplicity or price. Hotel Indigo is the perfect venue for your rehearsal dinner, wedding or wedding reception. Hotel Indigo has a beautiful outdoor courtyard that can be transformed into the wedding site of your dreams. The Rialto Room is a beautiful location for a reception you have always longed for. With a large dance floor, stage and luxurious seating options, The Rialto Room will be a venue all of your guests will remember.

www.athensdowntownhotel.com
 

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James Madison Inn

706.342.8100 -  Come and enjoy the finest, most comfortably luxurious boutique hotel in north Georgia. The James Madison Inn unites renowned Madison, Georgia’s timeless beauty with Southern hospitality at its finest. It is perfectly located for you to experience one of Georgia’s largest historic districts. Just take a short stroll and lose yourself in a truly picturesque town filled with some of the South's most beautiful architecture, quality antique shops, unusual boutiques, upscale dining, art galleries, and day spas. The elegantly appointed James Madison Inn offers a unique and luxurious way to experience all that Madison has to offer.

www.jamesmadisoninn.com
 

State Botanical Gardens

State Botanical Gardens

706.542.6467 -  The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is one of the state's premier destinations for education, recreation and research. The Garden encompasses 313 acres, with many themed display gardens and an abundance of wilderness trails. There are four facilities available for public rental. The Visitor Center, the glass-ceilinged conservatory at the center of the SBG, the largest of the rental offerings. The Day Chapel, an intimate site renowned throughout the Southeast for weddings and receptions. The Terrace Room at The Garden Club of Georgia, a reception room with adjacent patio perfect for wedding receptions, business presentations and dinners. The Callaway Building, set in a quiet, natural setting, offers meeting and conference space on its upper level.

www.uga.edu/botgarden/rentals.html
 

The Farmhouse Inn at Hundred Acre FarmThe Farmhouse Inn at Hundred Acre Farm

Madison Georgia Country & Farm Wedding Venue
706.342.7933
- An hour from Atlanta, Georgia and minutes from historic Madison, Georgia, the Farmhouse Inn offers events and accommodations for those wanting to escape to rural Georgia and experience a family farm setting. Our charming Madison Georgia Farmhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast includes five private guestrooms and a five bedroom farmhouse for a getaway for two or a family celebration for up to twenty eight guests. The Red Barn Meeting Room, outdoor terrace and adjacent lawns can be used for rehearsal dinners, farm weddings, meetings and business retreats, family reunions and events for up to 300 guests.

www.thefarmhouseinn.com
 

The Taylor-Grady House

The Taylor-Grady House

706.549.8688 -  The Taylor-Grady House is an elegant venue for receptions of nearly any size and for small, indoor weddings. Larger weddings are often held on the back lawn or at the boxwood garden. The house can accommodate up to 550 guests for indoor-outdoor events, 210 for an indoor reception, 65 for an indoor, seated dinner, and up to 75 guests for an indoor wedding. The Taylor-Grady House is also an excellent venue for corporate or personal events and has often hosted business socials, academic lectures, and political receptions.

www.taylorgradyhouse.com
 

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The Thompson House and Gardens

770.725.6252 - The Thompson House and Gardens embraces nature and elegance at its  finest as demonstrated by its ever-changing display of color and fragrance. The inviting wraparound porch offers guests a place to sit and marvel at the meticulously maintained grounds and experience the serenity and tranquility of the garden's soothing water feature. The Thompson House and Gardens is located in the small quiet town of Bogart, Georgia, just minutes from Georgia Square Mall, downtown Athens, and its quaint cafés, antique shops, and of course the University of  Georgia. The House was built in 1880 by Mr. and Mrs. Thompson and is considered a vintage Victorian farm house. The home remained in the Thompson family for over 100 years until On Guest transformed it into a beautiful and unique setting for weddings, receptions, and social gatherings.

www.thompsonhouseandgardens.com
 

The_Variety_Works_Madison_remove_watermarkVariety Works

706.342.0766 - Variety Works, which was built in the late 1800s as a manufacturing facility, is an ideal indoor option for any season.  The old wood walls, concrete floor, and stunning chandeliers and sconces create a look that is at once rustic and refined.  The Variety Works terrace overlooks the beautiful gardens and Gazebo at Round Bowl Spring.  The spring, gardens, and event lawn are a picturesque setting for anyone looking to host an outdoor event.  A combination of these two spaces provides an opportunity for guests to enjoy the beauty of both indoors and out. Variety Works is the perfect venue for a Southern destination event. Located in Madison, Georgia, an Antebellum town, this historic building and grounds have been updated with all the amenities you will need while maintaining their original charm.

www.varietyworksmadison.com
 

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