Photo by Blane Marable Photography

The rehearsal dinner is a perfect time for the bride and groom to spend time with family and friends before their special day. A rehearsal dinner is a special occasion for every wedding and should be planned in a fun location. Below is a list of five locations in Athens, Georgia to have the perfect rehearsal dinner:

1. The Georgia Theatre

Photo via

The Georgia Theatre is a historic theatre located in the heart of Athens, Georgia. The Georgia Theatre features a main room, a balcony area, a gallery, and a rooftop bar with each offering different aspects that would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner. The main room can fit up to 300 people if you are looking at having a larger dinner and features a stage so that you could hire musicians to perform if you wanted. The rooftop includes a stunning view of Athens and you would be sure to get amazing pictures with your family and friends. Both the inside of the theatre and the rooftop have bars and the theatre has its own restaurant with amazing food, so there would be no reason to hire outside vendors. 

2) The Botanical Gardens

Photo via

The Botanical Gardens is located on S. Milledge Avenue and is a short drive from downtown Athens. The Botanical Gardens offers a variety of venues that would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner. One of the most popular venues at the Botanical Gardens is The Great Room. The Great Room features a plaza, foyer, and patio and has a catering area inside. The Great Room is a beautiful space and can be rented for only $150 an hour.

3) Livewire 

Photo via

Livewire is a modern event venue that specializes in weddings, charity events, and other types of parties. Livewire has various areas that can be rented out and has a bar as one of its many features. If you’re looking for a fun, local venue to book for a rehearsal dinner, Livewire is one of the best. 


4) Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Photo via

Creature Comforts is a well known brewery located in Athens, GA. Creature Comforts first opened in 2014 and since then has grown in popularity, with their beers selling worldwide and being featured in movies such as the Avengers. Along with being a well known brewing company, Creature Comforts allows people to host private events. Because Creature Comforts is a full production brewery, private events can only be held after hours on certain days. However, having a rehearsal dinner at Creature Comforts would be a fun environment and be a once in a lifetime experience.

5) Hotel Indigo

Photo via

Hotel Indigo is a well known hotel located in downtown Athens. Hotel Indigo has a private event space called Rialto Club which is the perfect space for a rehearsal dinner. Some of the features the the private event room includes is a bar and lounge, dining area, and a building in a wine cellar. Hotel Indigo is the perfect space to relax with your friends and family at your rehearsal dinner before your wedding.

Rehearsal dinners are a special part of any wedding. Hopefully, these top five locations in Athens are considered for your special event.  

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 you 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  

(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)