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Graduate Athens

Athens , GA
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LOCATION

295 E. Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601 US (map)

PHONE

706-549-7020

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ABOUT US

Graduate Athens is Athens' Premier Wedding Venue. The Foundry event spaces will host your overnight guests as well as your Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, and... Read more
Graduate Athens is Athens' Premier Wedding Venue. The Foundry event spaces will host your overnight guests as well as your Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, and Sunday Brunch. Let our Sales & Catering Professionals help you to create your Perfect Wedding Weekend! The Hotel features 122 authentically Athens boutique-style guest rooms including a bar and music venue, and Iron Works Coffee bar located in the lobby. In addition, the historic Hoyt House, an early 19th century re-purposed farmhouse has three uniquely designed suites, perfect for accommodating bridal parties and families. Our King Suites offer a more secluded getaway, featuring reclaimed southern heart pine hardwood floors and take inspiration from the classic south: bright colors, preppy elegance, tradition and charm. All rooms feature a 42″ HD TV, Triple-Sheeted beds, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Docking stations, Iron/ironing board, and refrigerator and Keurig coffee makers. For more information, please contact Emily Janney at ejanney@graduateathens.com. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Rustic, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Harper
Wedding:
4/4/2015
5.0/5.0
We decided on a destination wedding with the intention that our wedding guests would stay at The Graduate. The Graduate's staff was exceptional. Emily Janney helped me plan my wedding reception (which took place in the Foundry Park Ballroom). She was patient, calm, and very organized. This was the PERFECT venue for our wedding reception and wedding weekend. The Graduate shows the true value of southern hospitality at its finest.
We decided on a destination wedding with the intention that our wedding guests would stay at The Graduate. The Graduate's Read more...
We decided on a destination wedding with the intention that our wedding guests would stay at The Graduate. The Graduate's staff was exceptional. Emily Janney helped me plan my wedding reception (which took place in the Foundry Park Ballroom). She was patient, calm, and very organized. This was the PERFECT venue for our wedding reception and wedding weekend. The Graduate shows the true value of southern hospitality at its finest. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Having one hotel where 90% of my guests stayed was WONDERFUL. Everyone who stayed there was thrilled that they didn't have to travel far for the ceremony and reception. The staff was so patient with the craziness of the wedding, and when we all managed to misplace our room keys after the reception, they were very quick to get us all new ones. They also let us use their shuttle service far more than I anticipated, and for that I am so grateful. The hotel rooms were cool and clean, and everyone loved the eclectic feel. The reception was setup perfectly, the staff seemed to do a great job, and the bartenders were fun and fast. Overall, my entire wedding was everything I wanted an more. I would definitely recommend it.
Having one hotel where 90% of my guests stayed was WONDERFUL. Everyone who stayed there was thrilled that they didn't have Read more...
Having one hotel where 90% of my guests stayed was WONDERFUL. Everyone who stayed there was thrilled that they didn't have to travel far for the ceremony and reception. The staff was so patient with the craziness of the wedding, and when we all managed to misplace our room keys after the reception, they were very quick to get us all new ones. They also let us use their shuttle service far more than I anticipated, and for that I am so grateful. The hotel rooms were cool and clean, and everyone loved the eclectic feel. The reception was setup perfectly, the staff seemed to do a great job, and the bartenders were fun and fast. Overall, my entire wedding was everything I wanted an more. I would definitely recommend it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great venue for my son't rehearsal dinner. Everyone was professional, thoughtful, and flexible with me. It was the most beautiful room with white flowers and soft candle light and the food was absolutely delicious!! Everyone commented on how delicious the food was and what a perfect place it was to hold this important event. It could not have been better. Graduate Athens exceeded my expectations. I will always be grateful to Emily and the the wonderful staff!
Great venue for my son't rehearsal dinner. Everyone was professional, thoughtful, and flexible with me. It was the most Read more...
Great venue for my son't rehearsal dinner. Everyone was professional, thoughtful, and flexible with me. It was the most beautiful room with white flowers and soft candle light and the food was absolutely delicious!! Everyone commented on how delicious the food was and what a perfect place it was to hold this important event. It could not have been better. Graduate Athens exceeded my expectations. I will always be grateful to Emily and the the wonderful staff! Read less
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Graduate Athens responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your kind words! We greatly enjoyed working with you to make this day special. Best wishes!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Amazing venue, food, and service! We loved having our wedding at Graduate Athens hotel!
Amazing venue, food, and service! We loved having our wedding at Graduate Athens hotel!
Amazing venue, food, and service! We loved having our wedding at Graduate Athens hotel! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
12/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Graduate Athens is an amazing venue. Emily Janney and Candice Treadway made my wedding reception awesome! Thank you so much for working with me.
Graduate Athens is an amazing venue. Emily Janney and Candice Treadway made my wedding reception awesome! Thank you so Read more...
Graduate Athens is an amazing venue. Emily Janney and Candice Treadway made my wedding reception awesome! Thank you so much for working with me. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Staci
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Emily was excellent!! Everything we discussed happened exactly as we discussed down the tiniest detail.
Emily was excellent!! Everything we discussed happened exactly as we discussed down the tiniest detail.
Emily was excellent!! Everything we discussed happened exactly as we discussed down the tiniest detail. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Tara
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Emily helped my husband and I plan our wedding rehearsal dinner this fall. From start to finish she was responsive, helpful and professional. She worked within in our budget, made great suggestions and helped answer all of my crazy, repetitive, type-A bride questions. She was truly phenomenal and I highly recommend her services as well as The Graduate!
Emily helped my husband and I plan our wedding rehearsal dinner this fall. From start to finish she was responsive, Read more...
Emily helped my husband and I plan our wedding rehearsal dinner this fall. From start to finish she was responsive, helpful and professional. She worked within in our budget, made great suggestions and helped answer all of my crazy, repetitive, type-A bride questions. She was truly phenomenal and I highly recommend her services as well as The Graduate! Read less
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Callie
Wedding:
9/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We held our event The NotWedding at The Foundry and The Melting Point and we couldn't have been happier. From the responsive and friendly staff to the gorgeous and unique (and very Athens-y) venues to the delicious catering, we can honestly say that this was one of our best experiences with a venue (and we have worked with many!).
We held our event The NotWedding at The Foundry and The Melting Point and we couldn't have been happier. From the Read more...
We held our event The NotWedding at The Foundry and The Melting Point and we couldn't have been happier. From the responsive and friendly staff to the gorgeous and unique (and very Athens-y) venues to the delicious catering, we can honestly say that this was one of our best experiences with a venue (and we have worked with many!). Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
It could not have been a more perfect day. They were so accommodating and affordable!
It could not have been a more perfect day. They were so accommodating and affordable!
It could not have been a more perfect day. They were so accommodating and affordable! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Foundry Park Inn & Spa was a beautiful place to have our wedding reception! Our guests who needed hotels stayed in the ones on site, and everything was wonderful! I received multiple compliments about the food, hotel rooms, and friendly staff! :)
The Foundry Park Inn & Spa was a beautiful place to have our wedding reception! Our guests who needed hotels stayed in the Read more...
The Foundry Park Inn & Spa was a beautiful place to have our wedding reception! Our guests who needed hotels stayed in the ones on site, and everything was wonderful! I received multiple compliments about the food, hotel rooms, and friendly staff! :) Read less
Services Used: Catering

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