Historical yet welcoming, this artistic Athens estate invites you in with towering oaks, marble fireplaces, and abundant chandeliers.
Our location is secluded enough to transport you to another time, but also just minutes from downtown Athens, Five Points, and University of Georgia. With both indoor and outdoor space, the Hardeman-Sams estate is the perfect canvas to host any event year-round.
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. 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:
- Entertainment services
- Wedding planning
- All-inclusive packages
- Cleanup and setup
- Event planning
- In-house bar
- Preferred vendor referrals
In addition to hosting weddings, 255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House and Garden is the perfect place to celebrate a:
- Engagement party
- Rehearsal dinner
- Bridal luncheon
- Anniversary party
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.
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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!
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