Graduate Athens

295 E. Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601 Map · Phone number
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About Graduate Athens

Graduate Athens is a classic wedding venue located in Athens, Georgia. With exposed brick and large ceilings, this site gives off an industrial-vibe acompanied by beautiful furnishings and décor. Graduate Athens is an amazing venue that is sure not to disappoint.

Facilities and Capacity
Graduate Athens can accommodate up to 250 guests. The hotel offers many guest rooms along with a bar, a music venue and a café. We offer event spaces for your reception and ceremony - including 6 different indoor and outdoor spaces.

Services Offered
This venue offers the following services:

  • Altar/arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dancefloor
  • Décor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables


Cuisine
The venue offers the following catering and bar services:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors-d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers/bartenders
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Cash/open bar
  • Variety of liquors


Other Services
Graduate Athens offers the following event items as well:

  • Altar/arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dancefloor
  • Décor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables


Location
Graduate Athens is located in Athens, Georgia near Lyndon House Arts Center. It services the Atlanta metropolitan area.

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44 Reviews for Graduate Athens

Recommended by 85% of couples


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.2
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.2
  • Average response time 4.2

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  • Keristyn

    Keristyn · Married on 12/03/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Charming venue

    Beautiful boutique hotel with exposed brick yaddayaddayadda- seriously though, SO CHARMING: I was here for a wedding and it was the perfect venue. ALSO, chef Bethany’s food is to die for! I would absolutely recommend, and I will definitely be back :)

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    Kelly Jahimiak · Married on 11/16/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    Great food

    In town for a wedding. Great food. Macy was helpful & Chef Bethany's food was delicious.

    Sent on 12/14/2019
  • Taran

    Taran F. · Married on 12/15/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

    Beautiful & Seamless

    We booked our mid-December wedding a full year out, and initially had some issues with responsiveness from our contact. However, that contact was quickly replaced with Lauren Hargrove, who is absolutely AMAZING! She was responsive, kind, professional, and made every decision feel easy. From the gorgeous rooms, to the amazing food, to the overall attentive and gracious staff - everything was seamless. The in-house chef personally attended our tasting to talk us through each dish, and he was just as kind and professional as Lauren. All of our guests also raved about their experience, which meant a lot to us. Would absolutely recommend for any brides/grooms to be!

    Sent on 01/09/2019

    Graduate Athens's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words, Taran! Congratulations again, and we hope to have you back to stay with us soon!

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Graduate Athens FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 18.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    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
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • The After Party Experience | Band & DJ Combo
    The After Party Experience | Band & DJ Combo Wedding Bands

    We enjoyed our experience with the Graduate! We had the pleasure of working with Jessica and she was very welcoming and tended to our every need during our performance for a beautiful wedding! Would recommend them to anyone!

  • Carefree CELEBRATIONS
    Carefree CELEBRATIONS Wedding Planners

    Once again, The Graduate Athens was awesome for the ceremony in the Pavilion and the reception in the Foundry. Thank you to Emily, Jessica, John, and James especially for helping with last minute needs and for having such great staff who react instantly! Great food and beverage and wonderful staff helped make our day as coordinators easier

  • OneTouch Events
    OneTouch Events Wedding Planners

    Vendor & Venue relationships are so important, more than any of our clients will ever know. So when we as Wedding Planners are partnered with a responsive, organized and professional venue & catering team, there can be nothing but greatness that can come as a result of those two forces coming together. I can say that working on our January 2015 Couple's wedding with Emily at Graduate Athens and her esteemed team was one of the smoothest processes that Murphy's Law could throw at us. The wedding weekend presented itself with non-stop rain, changes in plated food choices and corresponding seats, all the way down to a medical emergency that required swift & discrete action. I know that the day's activities would have been 100 times harder on my team without them on our side. I welcome the opportunity to work at and with Graduate Athens for more stellar service and seamlessly planned events.

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  • 295 E. Dougherty Street Athens, Georgia, 30601 See on map
    7065497020 (Phone number)