255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House is a historical venue located in Athens, Georgia. Situated on a stately front lawn in Historic Athens, this estate is essentially hidden from the world. This beautifully restored home, with its Southern elegance, natural light, and a classic stairwell, serves as a magical location for weddings.
Facilities and Capacity
255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House can accommodate up to 250 guests over its multiple event spaces. The venue's private garden is ideal for a lush outdoor ceremony space and can accommodate 250 seated guests. Their outdoor space includes a private southern garden, grassy lawn and stone courtyard. If you're having a large affair, the landscaped lawn or the historical garden is the perfect location. For more intimate weddings, the historical manor can accommodate 100 guests seated or 200 guests for a cocktail reception.
255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House can offer a tour around the site with its event manager while discussing packages for your events. Its services include:
In addition to hosting your wedding, 255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House and Garden is the perfect place to celebrate a:
In 1910, Benjamin Frank Hardeman built this estate on Milledge Avenue with his wife, Annie. They were known for throwing some of the largest and most elegant parties in all of Northeast Georgia. In 1932, the property was sold to Walter A. Sams, president of the Athens Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Allie · Married on 04/15/2017
BOOK YOUR WEDDING HERE!!!!!!! I cannot speak highly enough of this place!!! We were planning a wedding on a quick timeline (4 months!), and Ms. Kim at the Hardeman-Sams house was nothing short of an answer to prayer. Having our wedding at this venue made the whole weekend and planing process so stress-free. We booked the whole wedding weekend package, which included the venue for Friday night as well. We hosted the rehearsal dinner at the house on Friday, and all of my bridesmaids got to stay with me at the house on Friday night. Also included in the package was florals and wedding coordinating, which was so amazing to have included!!Sent on 05/04/2017
I CANNOT SAY THIS ENOUGH- MS. KIM (the venue owner and manager) IS THE BEST!!!! She went absolutely above and beyond to make our weekend so special. She helped my mother-in-law plan the rehearsal dinner, was helping the caterers serve, and was even dancing with us at our reception. I feel like she is part of the family now!
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Beth Rueger · Married on 01/05/2019
Spectacular Venue and Team
Working with 255 Milledge was an absolute pleasure throughout the process of planning our daughter’s wedding.
Kim, Bonnie and Kathy were spectacular to work with. We truly appreciated their suggestions, attention to details, on-going support, quick response, and seamless execution. I was able to relax and enjoy the day knowing everything would be elegantly taken care of.
A huge THANK YOU to the 255 team for making our daughter’s wedding a success and a day to remember forever.
Without any hesitation, I highly recommend 255 Milledge for your event.
Dede Young · Married on 12/08/2018
We were so fortunate to have our rehearsal dinner at the Hardeman-Sams House. What a beautiful home! It was decorated for Christmas and couldn't have been more elegant. Kim was so professional and always available to answer any questions. She was there the night of the dinner and had everything in place when we arrived. Nothing was last minute. Everything we asked for was done as requested. She also provided us with a list of vendors, which was a big help for us! If you are planning a wedding or rehearsal dinner, The Hardeman-Sams house is the place to have it!
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I recently had the pleasure of working with Kim and Bonnie on a shoot at 255 Milledge and let me tell you, these two ladies are awesome! Super professional and sweet and the venue is absolutely stunning! From the historical house to the beautiful garden and grounds! The photographer was able to amazing shots both indoors and out! If I had the opportunity to redo my wedding, I would have chosen this charming venue! Thank you again for everything ladies!
I love working with everyone a part of this venue! They were absolutely lovely people to be around and excellent at what they do!
Such a beautiful venue! Kim and her team have done a wonderful job making this place new. So many many different ways to style this historical building and who can resist the garden!