Featured Photo by Athens, GA Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

There are many amazing wedding venues available in Athens, and many of those are hotels! There is something so smart and simple about having your wedding or reception at a hotel in Athens. The combination of large ballrooms, lots of food and room for all your guests to stay at the same place may have you thinking seriously about having a hotel wedding. Nothing is more fun than having your reception and being able to walk straight up to your room after all of the fun comes to an end. This is a very safe way to keep all your guests together and avoid the issue of how to get them back to a different location safely.  There are several great options for hotels where you can have your wedding in Athens, Georgia, but you may find it challenging to choose the right one for your wedding style. This post will explore several different hotel venue options and why they would be perfect for your big day.

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Graduate Athens

The Graduate is an Athens favorite when it comes to unique ambiance filled with good times.  On the grounds of the Graduate is the Foundry – an event venue large enough to host several hundred people along with a bar and fully equipped stage. The graduate is a quaint and cozy inn loved by all who visit. The location is only a couple of blocks away from downtown Athens making it perfect for guests who are looking to explore the local scene. The Graduate also has a fabulous pool and spa to provide the most relaxing experience for guests. Overall, The Graduate is the perfect hotel for a couple looking for a close-knit wedding experience in a unique venue.

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Hotel Indigo Athens

Hotel Indigo Athens is a beautiful, modern hotel located just a short walk from the heart of downtown Athens. Within Hotel Indigo is the Rialto Club, their personal private event space that is perfect for a wedding, reception, or rehearsal dinner. This venue is perfect for any couple looking for a modern, yet comfortable area to host their ideal wedding. Hotel Indigo is also the perfect hotel if you have a large wedding party in need of a place to stay for the weekend. With the amazing decor and helpful staff at Hotel Indigo, it is a great choice for your wedding venue.

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Hyatt Place Athens

Hyatt Place Athens is a new hotel in Downtown Athens with 190 guest rooms and a 984 square foot event space, perfect for large wedding parties. This event space is large and perfect for a modern reception. The best part about this hotel is that it is only a short walk from many of the best shopping, eating, and drinking destinations in Athens such as Last Resort Grill or South Kitchen and Bar. With the beautiful views and contemporary decor in the Hyatt Place Athens, you can’t go wrong with this decision.

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 The Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee

If you are looking for a relaxing wedding venue outside of the city, the Ritz-Carlton is the perfect luxury resort located on Lake Oconee about 30 minutes outside of Athens, Georgia.  This resort has many amenities to create the perfect relaxing wedding weekend for you and your guests. Guests can relax by the lakeside infinity pool or play a round of golf before the ceremony. For the couple who loves to golf, this resort boasts five championship golf courses with 99 magnificent holes to play. With five star staff, dining, and beautiful event venues, you can’t go wrong when choosing The Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee for your perfect lakefront wedding weekend.

If you are interested in more options for your perfect Athens, Georgia, hotel wedding be sure to view our wedding venue spotlight posts on weddingsinathens.com!


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