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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Avery Rockwell · Married on 04/20/2019
255 Milledge was the perfect place for our wedding! I fell in love with it the moment we arrived. The house is beautiful and the garden stunning. It’s even more beautiful now than when I booked it last year- the wall paper and light fixtures have been updated and are gorgeous! Kim Moss and her staff made the whole process a dream- every detail reflected the picture I had of how I wanted our big day to be. I loved everything about having my wedding here and would 100% recommend 255 to anyone looking for a romantic garden wedding venue- it is perfect!Sent on 05/13/2019
Jennifer Williams · Married on 04/12/2019
Our Son’s Rehearsal Dinner
We had our son’s rehearsal dinner at 255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams. This venue is absolutely beautiful! The house and gardens are amazing. We were able to have our dinner outback in the gardens. Kim did a wonderful job at planning the layout for our event. Kim and Bonnie were always available anytime we had questions. We had great weather and a beautiful evening outside surrounded by the beautiful gardens. I promise you will love Kim and Bonnie! You will never regret having a beautiful place to invite your guest to along with the staff at 255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams Estate.Sent on 04/29/2019
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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!