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 200 guests over its multiple event spaces. The venue's private garden is ideal for a lush outdoor ceremony space and can accommodate 200 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 weddings, 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.
44 Reviews for 255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Mary A. · Getting married on 12/05/2021
Perfect, small wedding on a short time frame!
My fiance and I had to change our wedding plans due to COVID-19 and we reached out to Kim at 255 Milledge only 3 and a half weeks before the wedding date and we were able to have the most perfect, small and intimate wedding. The whole team made it a beautiful event and were SO helpful with all of the details even on such a short time frame. The house and garden are beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get married in Athens!Sent on 06/12/2020
255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House's reply:Planning a wedding in three and a half weeks was a first for all of us over here at 255 Milledge but I have to say, your celebration has become one of our favorite success stories. We're so proud to have turned a backup plan into one of our most magical weddings to date!
Carly W. · Getting married on 08/11/2021
A wonderful staff, beautiful venue, and amazing execution!
255 Milledge was wonderful in handling our wedding day details! I was not much of a planner when it came to our wedding, and they guided us right along through all the decisions and details we had to consider. The day-of was wonderful, and they helped us through all of the complications with covid with ease! The team had a way of bringing calm to everyone around them. I highly recommend them for any event!Sent on 12/08/2020
255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House's reply:It was such a joy to host your beautiful family and celebrate with you! When it comes to easy-going brides, you are the one to beat and made planning your perfect day a dream.
Kirstin S. · Getting married on 04/12/2021
I cannot sing praises of this venue loud enough and often enough.
If you want to get married in Athens - or anywhere for that matter - then 255 Milledge is the place to go!Sent on 04/08/2020
My husband and I got married earlier in the year with just our parents, but we still wanted to have a night to celebrate with all of our friends and family. The owner is one of the most accommodating, understanding, and easy to work with people I have ever met. Since we had already been married, we didn't need to have a ceremony or do some of the typical "wedding day" things, but we still wanted to celebrate and pull in the parts that meant the most to us. The owner was so helpful in the planning process to help us figure out how to make the most of the gorgeous venue and our day.
The venue is absolutely beautiful - inside and out - and is also such a relaxing place to spend your big day. It was so comforting to know that no matter what mother nature threw at us that day, we were ready because we had picked the most beautiful venue. The owner and her team are constantly finding ways to make this place more and more beautiful, and if you're not sold on the pictures alone - I HIGHLY recommend going to visit this place just to see how beautiful it truly is. The owner and her team are also so helpful in creating the aesthetic that you have envisioned - both inside and outside. They have so many décor options that are sure to fit the bill for any couple.
The location of course speaks for itself. You are so close to downtown Athens, so close to hotels for guests with all different budgets, and on the most beautiful part of Milledge Ave. Any time of year, this place is where you want to be.
The staff was also UNBELIEVABLE. Everything was just taken care of in the most stress-free way, and I can't imagine there is a better staff around. The owner was SO HELPFUL in the time leading up to our day - she was available at any time to discuss décor ideas and help us truly visualize the finished product, she helped us with selecting vendors in the area that she knew would do a phenomenal job, she helped coordinate all of the different vendors on the day of, she provided solutions when some vendors created problems.
I cannot sing praises of this venue loud enough and often enough. I would recommend 255 Milledge to anyone. The venue itself, the staff, and the location just cannot be beat.
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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!