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255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House

Athens, GA View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
70 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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.

Services Offered
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


Other Services
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
  • Elopement
  • Anniversary party


History
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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,800

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,600

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$4,600

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$4,600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

12

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

70 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Hailey B. Married on 05/21/2022
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    Unbelievable venue

    After months of searching, I landed on the most beautiful wedding venue in the city where the love of my life and I first met. It could not have been a more beautiful, special day and all of my guests were raving about how gorgeous 255 Milledge was. I'm so glad we happened to book this venue after their new renovations were complete, because it really elevated the grounds even more beautiful than they already were.

    The staff here were beyond accommodating with all of my requests and really helped the vision of my wedding come to life. I'm especially grateful for when a few days before the wedding, my brother had to go to the hospital and they were incredibly sympathetic and were able to assist us with various needs. Thank you Kim, Bonnie, Matt, and all of the assistants on the day of for your amazing service!
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    Sydney Married on 04/30/2022
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    Unmatched in the industry

    Kim and her team are unmatched when it comes to taking care of their clients. They made us feel like family and did not miss a single beat. They pour their hearts into their work and their passion is undoubtedly the best in the industry. Please don’t hesitate to book your event here. It is truly magical!
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    Sonya O. Married on 04/29/2022
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    Rehearsal Dinner

    We held our son's rehearsal dinner at 255 Milledge and there are simply not enough words to explain how incredible Kim, Bonnie, Matt and their team are. From our first meeting until the day of the event was flawless. Kim helped us create the perfect evening and she is an absolute superstar!! The house and grounds are more beautiful than any picture can capture. Everyone who attended were simply in awe. Kim and her staff helped us create the perfect evening and we are forever thankful!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
LUXE Atlanta LUXE Atlanta Wedding Rentals

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!

Wildside Creative Co Wildside Creative Co Wedding Photographers

I love working with everyone a part of this venue! They were absolutely lovely people to be around and excellent at what they do!

Trumps Catering Trumps Catering Wedding Caterers

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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255 S. Milledge Ave Athens, GA, 30605
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