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The Hardeman-Sams Estate has so much to offer for your wedding day. From the extraordinary location, to the details throughout the estate, it is bound to make your day perfect. 255 Milledge Ave can be home to more than just your wedding — they offer their services for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, and much more. This timeless venue was built in 1910, yet has a modern elegance about it that makes it perfect for any wedding.  


The Venue


When you have your wedding at the Hardeman-Sams Estate, they serve your every need. In addition to the separate ceremony and reception spaces, they offer the option to host your wedding rehearsal there. The estate includes two large dressing suites, and the best part is they each include a private bath and a sunroom! The space includes both indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing for the chance to enjoy Athens’  beautiful year-round weather, or to take advantage of the elegant interior of the estate. This outdoor space provides beautiful natural lighting for the bridal party to get ready in, and a great spot for photos. In addition to the outdoor space and gardens, there is a spacious portico, offering shade and Milledge’s lovely views for you and your guests. The venue provides up to 200 chairs, 12 high-top tables, and 10 banquet-style tables to accommodate your loved ones on your big day.

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Unique Features


Besides the rich history of the Hardeman-Sams Estate and their amazing offerings, there are even more special features about this venue. A few things that set it apart from other venues include the gracious rental period, the overnight option, the opportunity for renters to bring in qualified outside vendors, and that it is a family-owned venue. Because it is family-owned, they will work hard to meet your every need and make your day move seamlessly.  In the winter months, the estate is decorated with beautiful lights, making it sparkle, and in the warmer months the house is surrounded by blooming plants and greenery, making it a beautiful choice any time throughout the year. 




The Hardeman-Sams Estate is in the perfect location – it is no more than 10 minutes from Athens’ lively downtown, but is tucked in its own little spot, making it feel like your venue is the only place for miles. The estate was built in 1910, and is unique because it is located in the heart of the Historic District. In addition to that, because of overlapping districts, the Hardeman-Sams Estate is included in both the Milledge Avenue and Dearing Street historic districts. Besides their rich history, they offer onsite parking, and have additional parking close by if needed. The estate includes lush gardens, which transport you away from the city and make for beautiful photos of you and your loved ones. The stunning backdrop afforded by the gardens makes it seem as if there are two venues in one. 

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