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.
32 Reviews for 255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Madison Mccart · 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
255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House's reply:Thank you, Madison, for taking the time to share these kind words! You and Joe were a pleasure to work with and such a beautiful bride and groom!! Please feel free to swing by the house anytime to say hi and let us know if you have any needs we can assist you with in the future!
Ava McGahey · Married on 10/26/2019
GREAT wedding venue
255 Milledge is an incredible venue. From the venue's decor to the friendly staff, this venue is the perfect place for a wedding. Kim was so flexible throughout the planning process and was clutch on wedding day. Kim and her staff treated our wedding party and guests with great customer service and created such an inviting environment on wedding day! She is so good at providing a memorable space. The indoor and outdoor spaces were perfect for our fall wedding. Kim has such a passion for making your wedding day so special and she makes it happen!! All of her staff were so hospitable, attentive, and flexible. I was put at such ease on wedding day! This is a GREAT place to get married, I would highly recommend it!!!!Sent on 11/04/2019
Beatrice Alaras · Married on 08/31/2019
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!
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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!