255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House is a historical venue located in Athens, Georgia. Situated on a stately front lawn in Historic Athens, this three-story home 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 state 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 100% of couples
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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Shushanik Hovakimyan · Married on 09/28/2018
Stunning venue with character and exceptional service
I had the pleasure of photographing an elopement at this stunning venue and I am in love with every bit of it! The bride and groom rooms are well designed and equipped with everything you may need on your big day. There are plenty of picturesque corners for stunning portraits and every room is more beautiful than the last one. The venue tells a beautiful story and there isn't much you need to add for a spectacular event. Kim is the kindest, most professional venue owner you could ask for. She goes above and beyond for her clients and provides exceptional service! Southern hospitality at its finest. Oh and don't let me forget the garden area, filled with a mix of lush greens, flowers, decor and twinkle lights you are bound to be charmed by it. Overall if you are looking for a quality space with character and exceptional service for your event - look no more!
Caitlyn · Married on 06/16/2018
I had my wedding at this GORGEOUS venue a few weeks ago, and it was perfect! Everything in the garden was blooming; the portico and porch are elegantly decorated; and the inside of the house is so charming. I have so many wonderful things to say about Hardeman-Sams, not only about the venue itself, but also the staff. They were very professional, friendly, and accommodating.Sent on 07/01/2018
I HIGHLY recommend opting to have Kim and her team handle day-of coordination if you don’t have a wedding planner. Kim is a perfectionist about every detail. She made sure our vendors had what they needed and that everything was set up and displayed beautifully. She also kept us on track with our timeline so that each part of the night (ceremony, toasts, cake cutting, send-off, etc.) flowed seamlessly. There are so many little decisions that need to be made the day of your wedding, and I was glad I could relax and enjoy my day, knowing that Kim would ensure things were carried out properly.
A few other things I loved about this venue: (1) The landscaping looked truly stunning, with lots of greenery and flowers. There were plenty of beautiful spots to take photos. They also treat the garden to make sure there are no bugs/mosquitoes to worry about. (2) I didn’t need to bring many decorations because the venue is already beautiful and nicely decorated. (3) The bridal suite is spacious, has a private bathroom, and it attaches to a sunroom, which was a great place to do makeup because there is plenty of natural light. There is also a groom's suite (also with a private bathroom), which many of the other venues I considered did not have.
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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!