17 Beautiful Athens Georgia Wedding Venues

Are you searching for the perfect wedding venue in Athens, Georgia? Known for its rich history and vibrant culture, Athens is the ideal location for your special day. Our comprehensive directory features a variety of Athens wedding venues, including elegant ballrooms, rustic barns, and picturesque outdoor spaces. Whether you're planning a grand affair or an intimate gathering, we have the perfect venue to suit your needs and budget. From the historic charm of Madison and Monroe, to the modern elegance of Athens, our venues offer something for every couple. Browse our selection today and find the ideal location for your special day in the beautiful city of Athens, Georgia. Go Dawgs!

Featured Athens Area Wedding Venues

County Line Ranch Wedding Venue

County Line Ranch

Loganville, GA - up to 500 guests

The Ranch - Beautiful arbor in the pasture perfect for your wedding ceremony - 7000 square foot reception arena equipped with edison bulb string lights - Large deck perfect for an intimate rehearsal dinner under the stars - Graveled bonfire area perfect to keep the party going when the lights turn off - Coming soon: Bridal suite & Grooms lounge

Lakeside At Five Arrow Farm Wedding Venue

Lakeside At Five Arrow Farm

Social Circle, Georgia - up to 200 guests

Lakeside is 100% solar venue, located in the countryside of Social Circle Georgia.  It is Less than an hour from Atlanta and Athens.  The perfect balance of convenience, natural beauty and privacy with the amenities required, for events of distinction.​​

Lakeside is located on a property of more than 2,000 acres beside a 70 acre lake.  The area was originally part of the trading route used by Native American Cherokee and Creek tribes called the Hightower Trail. &nbs…

Additional Wedding Venues for the Athens GA Area

1947 Waterside Venue

Bethlehem, GA - up to 300 guests

1947 Waterside, is a contemporary yet classic facility with an open and inviting interior. With the ability to handle receptions and events anywhere from 50-300 people, on-site parking and easy access to Atlanta and Athens, 1947 Waterside is the perfect venue for your wedding or event.

255 Milledge, Hardeman-Sams Estate

Athens, Georgia - up to 250 guests

Larger weddings are often held on the lawn or in the private garden. The manor can accommodate up to 200 guests for cocktail reception, 100 for an indoor seated dinner, and up to 250 for an outdoor tented wedding reception.

9 Oaks Farm

Monroe, Georgia - up to 300 guests

9 Oaks Farm is located in rural Good Hope, Georgia. It is only 20 minutes away from Athens and a short drive from Atlanta, making it a good location for any special occasion. The authentic 1900′s barn has been renovated into the perfect place for any wedding or special occasion from rustic to elegant. 9 Oaks includes an Entrance Hall, Reception Barn, Bridal Suite and multiple outdoor ceremony locations. With so many options, you can create your dream wedding day. 9 Oaks Farm can seat 250 guests with indoor seating only and 300+ guests with indoor and outdoor seating.

Burge Weddings

Mansfield, Georgia - up to 500 guests

Burge Weddings is a historic wedding venue located in Mansfield, Georgia. With its country setting and romantic Southern house, this family-owned property is the perfect location for any celebration. Burge Weddings offers many locations at their venue to exchange vows, and both the indoor and outdoor locations are ideal for a reception.

Carl House

Auburn, Georgia - up to 350 guests

Built in 1903, award-winning Carl House is an elegant Southern antebellum-style home, meticulously remodeled with lavishly appointed interiors including a dramatic 4000 sq. ft. grand ballroom with porches, classic curved staircase and a charming gazebo on the property. Lush gardens and a rustic barn and surrounding pastureland all add to the ambiance of this private estate. With a host of awards, Carl House provides exquisite culinary services and offsite catering, in-house floral design, beautifully appointed bride and groom suites and inside or outside ceremony options.

Chapman Hill Weddings + Events

Jefferson, Georgia - up to 250 guests

Chapman Hill is a 17 acre event venue that provides an atmosphere for your guests that they will never forget. The flexibility between outdoor and indoor spaces across the property make for a new experience everywhere you turn. The name Chapman comes from a long family history and felt like the perfect way to incorporate our focus on family and business into one. We took the heritage and memories from Walnut Hill Farms and blended it with our vision for Chapman Hill to create the beautiful venue you see today.

Cloverleaf Farm

Arnoldsville, Georgia - up to 350 guests

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.

Georgia Museum of Art

Athens, Georgia - up to 350 guests

A longtime favorite wedding facility, the 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 us help you create a truly extraordinary event.

Graduate Athens

Athens, Georgia - up to 250 guests

Graduate Athens is Athens' Premier Wedding Venue. The Foundry event spaces will host your overnight guests as well as your Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, and Sunday Brunch. Let our Sales & Catering Professionals help you to create your Perfect Wedding Weekend!

THE HOTEL
The Hotel features 122 authentically Athens boutique-style guest rooms including a bar and music venue, and Iron Works Coffee bar located in the lobby. In addition, the historic Hoyt House, an early 19th century re-purposed farmhouse has three uniquely designed suites, perfect for accommodating bridal parties and families. Our King Suites offer a more secluded getaway, featuring reclaimed southern heart pine hardwood floors and take inspiration from the classic south: bright colors, preppy elegance, tradition and charm. All rooms feature a 42″ HD TV, Triple-Sheeted beds, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Docking stations, Iron/ironing board, and refrigerator and Keurig coffee makers.

FOUNDRY EVENT SPACES
Accommodating groups from 10 to 425, this area features unique facilities that provide the ideal setting for the event of your choice. From the Reception of your dreams to Rehearsal Dinners and Sunday Brunches, the special lighting, open beam ceilings, exposed brick walls, spectacular on-site catering and detail-oriented catering staff is sure to please you and all of your guests.

PAVILION
The Pavilion is an open air covered venue with soaring beams and skylights. The space includes an option of cathedral style window siding, ambient heater and ceiling fans - an ideal space for rehearsal dinners, small receptions and ceremonies.

THE FOUNDRY MUSIC VENUE
The Foundry Music venue is not only the Southeast’s premiere living room for national, regional and local artists and entertainment, but is also a perfect setting for a lively wedding reception. The adjoining Terrace gives the option of an outdoor ceremony. Design elements include multiple tiers, exposed brick, original masonry, various seating options and large overhead beams to create lively acoustics for the big day.

THE SPA
Repose and rejuvenate in the full service spa. The soothing therapies are perfect choices to revitalize body and spirit. Relax with bridesmaids, groomsmen, friends and/or family for a revitalizing spa gathering.

Live Wire Athens

Athens, Georgia - up to 500 guests

Live Wire Athens is a rustic, industrial event venue nestled in the northwest corner of downtown Athens, Georgia. Our unique venue includes three versatile indoor and outdoor spaces with multiple stages. With a rich history in the Athens music industry our expertise in sound and light production as well as state-of-the-art equipment will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

The Garden Courtyard brings together the rustic features of the building with the beauty of nature and urban horticulture for a romantic outdoor atmosphere. Featuring reclaimed wood and industrial decor, The Parlor provides an intimate space for gathering friends and family. Barn doors open from The Parlor to Robertson Hall revealing walls of vintage brick and rustic wood. The exposed ceiling and warm, ambient lighting with Edison bulbs give the room a feel of industrial elegance.

Locally owned and operated by the Robertson Family, this former warehouse has been transformed into a multifaceted venue perfect for your upcoming event. Our full venue capacity ranges from 20-500 people.

Lyndon House Arts Center

Athens, Georgia - up to 150 guests

The Lyndon House Arts Center is available for rentals. Corporate events, family reunions, receptions, weddings,and other events can be accommodated at this beautiful facility.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Athens, Georgia - up to 300 guests

Just three miles from downtown Athens, Ga., the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia offers a variety of venues suitable for weddings and other special events. The garden’s facilities are catering-friendly and accommodate everything from presentations to wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Venues Include:

  • Cecil B. Day Chapel
  • Conservatory Great Room
  • The Terrace Room in the Garden Club of Georgia

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Taylor-Grady House

Athens, Georgia - up to 350 guests

The Taylor-Grady House is an elegant venue for receptions or events of nearly any size. Larger weddings are often held on the back lawn or at the boxwood garden. The house can accommodate up to 350 guests for indoor-outdoor events, 150 for an indoor reception, 65 for an indoor seated dinner, and up to 100 guests for an indoor wedding.

Your rental includes exclusive use of the house and grounds on the day of your event, 200 white resin folding chairs, twelve round 60" tables, eighteen banquette tables 8' long, and two bar tables. We have weekday, weekend, and Sunday packages available. Please contact us for more information on availability, renting, or to schedule a tour.

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The Dormitory

Auburn, Georgia - up to 200 guests

The Dormitory is a historic event venue located in the downtown area of Auburn, Georgia. This unique building was constructed in 1888 and was formerly used as a women's dormitory for the Perry - Rainey College, which is no longer standing. The Dormitory has been meticulously restored by the City of Auburn and renovated with the goal of maintaining its historic characteristics and charm. Bring you own caterer and alcohol. 

Thompson House and Gardens

Bogart, Georgia - up to 200 guests

If it is an exclusive setting you are looking for, Thompson House and Gardens is it! From the moment you enter our secluded setting you will notice that the Thompson House and Gardens embraces nature and elegance at its finest, providing lush landscaped gardens, a picturesque fountain, and romantic setting that embodies true southern Victorian sophistication. We are unique…kind of like the wedding you want to host.

We offer everything you need to create a perfect environment! The Thompson House and Gardens is more than a beautiful ceremony setting. The comprehensive wedding facility has on-site availability of tables, chairs, linens, sound system and more for up to two hundred people. We have two areas available for your consideration. They include the Main House or the outdoor garden area with its picturesque fountain and lush Victorian garden. Each area has its special advantages.

Wedding Reception Venues near Athens / Madison / Monroe, GA

Athens, Georgia is a beautiful and vibrant city that offers a wealth of options for couples planning their wedding. Known for its rich history and culture, Athens is the perfect location for a traditional Southern wedding. From historic mansions and antebellum homes, to charming bed and breakfasts, Athens has a variety of venues to suit every taste and budget.

One of the most popular venues in Athens is the historic Taylor-Grady House, a stunning antebellum mansion that is perfect for grand affairs. For a more rustic, outdoor setting, couples can choose from one of the many charming barns and farms in the area, such as the picturesque Southern Belle Farm. For those looking for a modern and elegant venue, the Foundry at Graduate Athens offers a chic and industrial space with a rooftop terrace that provides stunning views of the city.

Beyond Athens, the surrounding areas of Madison and Monroe also offer a variety of options for couples. The Madison Morgan Cultural Center, a beautifully restored 1884 opera house, is a popular venue for those looking for a classic and elegant setting. The Monroe Area Community Center is a great option for those looking for a more modern and spacious venue, while the Historic Church on the Hill offers a charming and intimate setting for smaller weddings.

In addition to traditional venues, Athens also offers a number of unique and alternative options for couples. The Georgia Museum of Art is a popular choice for art-loving couples, while the State Botanical Garden of Georgia provides a beautiful and natural setting for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

With so many options to choose from, Athens is the perfect place to plan your dream wedding. Whether you're looking for a grand affair or an intimate gathering, you're sure to find the perfect venue in Athens, Georgia.

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Spotlight Venues

These venues may or may not be located in Athens / Madison / Monroe, but nothing in Georgia is too far away and these spotlight sponsors of AtlantaBridal deserve a special shout out and extra look!

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