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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Madison Mccart · Getting married on 01/02/2020
Perfect Wedding Venue!!!
Kim and her team are absolutely AMAZING!! Would not have wanted my wedding anywhere else. All my guests raved about how gorgeous the venue was. Kim was extremely accommodating to our needs and was a joy to work with. We love this venue so much!!!Sent on 08/07/2019
Beatrice Alaras · Getting married on 11/30/2019
The PERFECT venue with the PERFECT Team!!
You CAN NOT go wrong with booking this venue!! From the sun lit rooms to the beautiful blooming garden to the aesthetic pieces of furniture and decor - every detail of the house makes this place so magical!! All the spaces in, out, and around the house are stunning – there are so many places for gorgeous photo ops!! Now I must also mention the other great part of booking here: the dynamic duo of Kim and Bonnie!! Wow, they are truly the best in the wedding business when it comes to The Big Day!! When we first toured, Kim (owner/manager) sold me right away- she was so hospitable, friendly, honest, creative, and you can tell she has a passion and love for her venue. Bonnie and Kim also always got back to us so quickly with every question – via email or phone. And they happily toured us around the house multiple times on different dates when we wanted to show our mothers, our wedding planners, our photographer, and our siblings!! (honestly, the place is great and the people are great, so why wouldn’t you want to show it all off?) On the day of the wedding, a few hours before the ceremony, they do not allow cars to park in or near the house, they have to park in a back lot away from view – their reason: so that your photos aren’t ruined by all the cars!! Details that you don’t even think of like that show you that THEY. GET. IT. They think of everything and they make sure things get DONE. Our wedding day went so smoothly and I knew it would because from the start, we had THE BEST TEAM at the BEST VENUE. THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH!!! We LOVE you guys!!! :DSent on 09/17/2019
255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House's reply:Wow!! Thank you so much, Beatrice, for your amazing review! It was truly our pleasure to host your and Justin's wedding and we wish you ALL THE BEST in your marriage together!! We will miss having consistent contact with you guys so please feel free to stop by anytime to say hi!! We would love to see you!
Emily Braley · Married on 06/22/2019
Kim and Bonnie are the absolute bomb! They helped everything run so smoothly on our big day, and even before then! We are from Georgia but currently live in Utah. We were very worried about planning a wedding from so far away. 255 was always a short phone call or email away. We even had a short window of time when we were in town for our engagement photos, and there was nothing but rain in the forecast. Kim very graciously allowed us to take our engagement photos inside the venue! On short notice too! We even booked our day of coordinator, Kathy, through 255. She was AMAZING. I will always be so very thankful for the ladies of 255 Milledge!Sent on 07/05/2019
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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!