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Athens, Georgia, is a city bursting with creative minds and a flourishing art scene. The Georgia Museum of Art, located on the University of Georgia’s east campus, is home to an impressive collection of American and European masterpieces, Asian works on paper, Italian Renaissance paintings, southern decorative arts and Asian art. As the official art museum of the state of Georgia, the Georgia Museum of Art is an exceptional wedding venue choice for a couple with an affinity for fine arts, offering three different selections of event space fit for a wedding along with a stellar list of vendors to choose from. 

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Event Space

Smith Griffith Grand Hall

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The M. Smith Griffith Grand Hall is well suited for a couple seeking a venue space that can accommodate for a large guest list, with a seating capacity of 250 people and a standing capacity 300 people. The grand hall provides guests with captivating views of the museum’s alluring Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden through a wall of oversized windows. 

Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden

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The Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden is a gorgeous outdoor setting to host an intimate wedding ceremony or reception. The sculpture garden provides breathtaking 3D art pieces and enough space for guests of up to 170 seated, 225 standing, and 140 for a seated ceremony. The cement tiles accompanied by natural elements — including bamboo and a waterfall fountain — make the garden the perfect place to create enchanting moments between you and your loved ones on your special day.

Education Center

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The Education Center is a great option for brides who value private moments and accents of elegance. Situated with floor-to-ceiling views of the University of Georgia’s Performing and Visual Arts Complex, the Education Center can comfortably fit 75 people standing and 40 people seated. It also offers a projector and screen — ideal for spotlighting sentimental videos during the reception. 


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The Georgia Museum of Art beholds a prime location for Athens enthusiasts, stationed a short distance from Sanford stadium, the UGA chapel bell, and the downtown area. This provides the perfect opportunity for wedding parties to capture photos in nostalgic places around the Classic City before the wedding ceremony takes place. Their address is 90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602.

Approved Vendors

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The Georgia Museum of Art has an exclusive pre-approved list of local vendors to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day of your wedding. 


  • Big City Bread Cafe
  • Donderos’ Kitchen
  • Em’s Kitchen at Hawthorne Drugs
  • Epting Events
  • home.made
  • LRG Provisions
  • Mama’s Boy
  • The National
  • Trumps Catering
  • University of Georgia Campus Catering
  • University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
  • Zoë’s Kitchen


  • Barron’s Rental Center
  • Goodwin Events
  • Oconee Events


  • European Floral Design
  • Flowers Incorporated
  • Perryander Studio

Booking and virtual tours of the Georgia Museum of Art’s event spaces can be found on their website

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