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Graduate Athens

Athens, Georgia View map
4.3 out of 5 rating
51 reviews
$8k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$8k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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 d茅cor. 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 caf茅. 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
  • D茅cor
  • 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
  • D茅cor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables


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

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?

$1,000

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

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

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
Pet Friendly
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
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51 Reviews

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Recommended by 86% of couples
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    Celia C. Married on 07/09/2022
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    The Perfect Venue

    I could not recommend a better wedding venue! My husband and I had our reception in the ballroom of the Graduate Hotel on July 9th. We loved the convenience of us and our guests being able to stay at the hotel before and after the wedding. Rebecca was very communicative and a pleasure to work with during the planning process! The hotel's catering was excellent. Several people told us it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. It was truly the best day being able to have our wedding in our former college town and to be able to celebrate with the ones we love in such a fun and unique space.
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    Akua N. Married on 12/11/2021
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    Book this Venue!!!

    The Graduate is the best venue in Athens! Everything you need can be provided by this venue. Macy and Becca were so responsive and accommodating. Our guests still talk about how easy flowing the day. The food was incredible and there was ample space for everyone to dance and mingle!

    You won鈥檛 regret booking your wedding here. I wish we could do it all over again!!
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    Keristyn Married on 12/03/2019
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    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鈥檚 food is to die for! I would absolutely recommend, and I will definitely be back :)
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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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
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Graduate Athens frequently asked questions

Graduate Athens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Graduate Athens includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Graduate Athens includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by Graduate Athens for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
Graduate Athens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Graduate Athens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Graduate Athens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Graduate Athens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Graduate Athens is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.3 in flexibility, 4.3 in professionalism, 4.3 in value, 4.2 in quality of service and 4.2 in average response time.

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