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As spring has sprung, there is no better time to have a wedding in Athens. The city is filled with outdoor activities, restaurants and venues that are sure to wow your wedding party. Between graduation season and the end of the school year, the city of Athens is lively with joy. There is no better time to explore the outdoor Athens area and plan the wedding of your dreams. 

Athens is filled with activities, especially during the springtime. The city is filled with beautiful parks and downtown shops to explore on a sunny day. One lovely place to explore in the spring is the Athens Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Gardens spread over 313 acres of luscious greenery and have amazing spots for photos. The area has several different types of gardens such as a flower garden, a heritage garden, a hummingbird trail and much more. Additionally, the Gardens have five miles of trails that will launch you deep into nature and give you a short break from reality. 

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Another great location to explore during the springtime is downtown Athens. Downtown is filled with little boutiques and restaurants that are sure to entertain your whole wedding party. Some of the luxury boutiques include the Cheeky Peach, Pitaya, Onward Reserve and The Red Dress Boutique. Also located in Downtown Athens is college square, a large open street filled with tables to dine and relax. College Square is always lively with students, Athens residents and often live music. It is a great place for the whole wedding party to relax and enjoy the Athens environment. 

Along with fun activities, Athens also has an abundance of outdoor restaurants that are perfect for dining with your party. One of the best outdoor restaurants in Athens is Hybar. Located on that top of the Hyatt Hotel, the rooftop provides a 360-degree view of Athens. The restaurant has a variety of individual and shared dishes as well as a wide selection of craft cocktails. It is the perfect place to celebrate the big day while enjoying one of the best views that Athens has to offer.

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Another great restaurant to dine outdoors is Five and Ten. Located in the center of Milledge ave, Five and Ten is an impeccable place to dine outdoors and celebrate.  The restaurant has a large menu filled with snacks, small appetizers and larger entres. There is also a wide selection of Wine, Beer and Cocktails, The ambiance is immaculate as the tables are nestled between cozy fireplaces and fresh greenery. After a long day downtown, Five and Ten is a great way to escape and continue the celebration. 

If you are looking for a one of a kind venue, look no further than the Hardeman-Sams Estate at 255 Milledge. The venue holds lush gardens, a stone courtyard and elegant decor to have the perfect outdoor wedding. The venue can also accommodate larger weddings as well as smaller parties inside the historical manor. The Estate also offers several services such as entertainment, planning, an in-house bar and preferred vendor referrals. The house is an exceptional place to say “I do” outdoors.

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As beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside, the Taylor Grady House is a phenomenal and unique Wedding venue in Athens. It can host an event of nearly any size as it includes both an indoor and outdoor space. The space has been reviewed as “something out of Southern Living” and the “perfect venue for the southern wedding that was always dreamed about!”. If you are looking for a sweet southern charm on your wedding day, the Taylor-Grady house is the perfect venue to choose. The house also comes with a wide variety of approved caterers and recommended vendors to help guide you in the right direction for every aspect of the big day. The luxurious outdoor area is the perfect place to celebrate. 

However you choose to celebrate, Athens has an endless amount of outdoor activities to spice up your wedding day. From gardens and walking trails to delectable outdoor restaurants, there is no better place to enjoy the outdoors. 

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