Featured Photo by Athens Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

He popped the question, and you said yes. Now what? The next few months are some of the most exciting months for a newly engaged couple as you start the wedding planning process with your significant other. With a seemingly endless number of choices to make, the first one is quite often, where should I have my dream wedding? Look no further than Athens, Georgia to fulfill all of your dream wedding’s needs. 

Location and Venues

Located 82 miles from one of the world’s largest airports, Athens is easily accessible for you and your guests, yet far enough away from the busy city life to make your wedding a perfect Southern escape. The city of Athens itself is a quaint college town buzzing with creativity. It is home to a plethora of breathtaking venues suitable for your perfect day. Check out venues like Athens Cotton Press, 255 Milledge, Cloverleaf Farm, the UGA Founders Garden and more. You are sure to find a venue you love with Athen’s wide variety of choices. 

Photo by Athens Wedding Photographer Blane Marable


A vibrant hub for local musicians and music lovers alike, the Classic City is teeming with music. Athens-based groups like R.E.M and the B-52’s give the city even more recognition on the national music scene, as do the concert venues here like The Georgia Theatre, The Foundry, The Classic Center and more. With dozens of amazing band and DJ choices in Athens, you will be sure to find one you love. To get started on your search for a wedding band, check out The Funk Brotherhood


Another one of the staples of this buzzing college town is the food. From Southern cuisine to Mediterranean dishes to classic game-day burgers, Athens has it all. With dozens of fine dining options to host your rehearsal dinner or bridal shower as well as several acclaimed caterers like Epting Events, Trump’s Catering and Classic City Chef, Athens has some of the best wedding food options in the South.

Photo by Athens Wedding Photographer Blane Marable


From weddings and receptions to student functions and sporting events at the University of Georgia, Athens has become a resort for many up-and-coming and professional photographers. You can find photographers like Blane Marable, who has experience photographing weddings across Georgia and has been chosen as the Athens Reader’s Choice Award Winner for the “Favorite Photographer” in Athens, GA. Check out his page here

Photo by Athens Wedding Photographer Blane Marable


Athens is a great place to host a wedding because of the breathtaking florists available here. Florists like Petals on Prince create beautiful arrangements that will make your wedding the most gorgeous wedding in Athens. 

Photo by Athens Photographer Blane Marable

Athens is a city rich with the culture of not only the oldest public university in the nation, but also a classic Southern lifestyle. At any season of the year, both outdoor and indoor venues will provide a breathtaking backdrop for your dream wedding, and the variety of venues and vendors in Athens will match any style and exceed all of your expectations. 


Our purpose at Weddings in Athens is to show the outstanding selection of Athens, Georgia wedding vendors such as wedding photographers, videographers, florists, wedding planners and venues. We hope that our information will be helpful to you as your plan your Athens, Georgia wedding.  Please contact Weddings in Athens if you would like to have your listing added. Please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weddingsinathens

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