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Graduate Athens

Athens , GA
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LOCATION

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

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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'Oeurves, 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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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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suzilla
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
We just got married at the Foundry on Halloween, and it was fabulous! Casey Gray, our Foundry wedding contact, was super detail-oriented and really took care of us. The venue is beautiful for pictures (inside & out), the spa is great, and our guests are still raving about how great it was - and how wonderful it was to have everything all in one place: the ceremony upstairs, the reception downstairs, a bar (Melting Point) right behind, and a great restaurant (Hoyt House) onsite where we hosted our brunch.

Almost all our guests stayed there at the hotel, and it was so self-contained that it made it easy for all the travelers we had there in Athens. And our photographers loved it, too. Lovely venue, lovely staff - I highly recommend the Foundry for weddings!
We just got married at the Foundry on Halloween, and it was fabulous! Casey Gray, our Foundry wedding contact, was super Read more...
We just got married at the Foundry on Halloween, and it was fabulous! Casey Gray, our Foundry wedding contact, was super detail-oriented and really took care of us. The venue is beautiful for pictures (inside & out), the spa is great, and our guests are still raving about how great it was - and how wonderful it was to have everything all in one place: the ceremony upstairs, the reception downstairs, a bar (Melting Point) right behind, and a great restaurant (Hoyt House) onsite where we hosted our brunch.

Almost all our guests stayed there at the hotel, and it was so self-contained that it made it easy for all the travelers we had there in Athens. And our photographers loved it, too. Lovely venue, lovely staff - I highly recommend the Foundry for weddings! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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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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Emily
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
We were married at the Foundry Park Inn last Sunday, and we can't say enough good things about the experience. We hosted our ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, and most of our out-of-town guests here.

Having everything in a single location really helped create the intimate feel we wanted and gave our family and friends plenty of opportunities to get to know each other. The basic rooms were attractive and clean, and the beds were very comfortable. Our suite was spectacular -- attractive and spacious. The ceremony/reception and rehearsal dinner venues were beautiful inside and out.

The food was fabulous. Having breakfast at the Hoyt House every morning was a real treat and enough to get several Yankees hooked on cheese grits. At the rehearsal dinner, the salad was fresh, the pasta bar was hot and tasty (especially the gorgonzola alfredo), and the grilled chicken was juicy and flavorful. The dessert buffet was even better. I highly recommend the Viennese dessert trio with the scrumptious strawberry petit fours. For the wedding, we opted for a heavy hors d'ouevres reception, and again, we got lots of compliments on the food. The petit filet mignonettes and coconut chicken tenders were the overall winners, but personally, I was blown away by the spanikopita, which were hot, crisp, and not at all greasy.

However, it was the staff that truly made the experience such a pleasurable one. From the front desk to the waiters and waitresses to the cleaning service -- everyone was friendly and helpful and worked hard to make us feel at home. Casey Clark, the wedding sales manager/coordinator is the Foundry's true gem, though. Warm, responsive, and extremely detail-oriented, I truly felt Casey was as invested in my wedding as I was. Not only did she ensure everything was perfect down to the tiniest detail on the Foundry's end, she was full of great advice about other vendors. We wound up using the florist and photographer she recommended, both of whom also greatly exceeded our expectations. Everything (important) was flawless -- due in a large part to Casey's hard work.

I also need to mention how economical the Foundry Park Inn is. I did a ton of research before we booked them, and I can say with total certainty that there is no better value in northeast Georgia. You don't get what you pay for there -- you get a lot more. And you definitely won't be sorry if you choose to book the Foundry Park Inn for your reception, ceremony, rehearsal, or any other special event.
We were married at the Foundry Park Inn last Sunday, and we can't say enough good things about the experience. We hosted Read more...
We were married at the Foundry Park Inn last Sunday, and we can't say enough good things about the experience. We hosted our ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, and most of our out-of-town guests here.

Having everything in a single location really helped create the intimate feel we wanted and gave our family and friends plenty of opportunities to get to know each other. The basic rooms were attractive and clean, and the beds were very comfortable. Our suite was spectacular -- attractive and spacious. The ceremony/reception and rehearsal dinner venues were beautiful inside and out.

The food was fabulous. Having breakfast at the Hoyt House every morning was a real treat and enough to get several Yankees hooked on cheese grits. At the rehearsal dinner, the salad was fresh, the pasta bar was hot and tasty (especially the gorgonzola alfredo), and the grilled chicken was juicy and flavorful. The dessert buffet was even better. I highly recommend the Viennese dessert trio with the scrumptious strawberry petit fours. For the wedding, we opted for a heavy hors d'ouevres reception, and again, we got lots of compliments on the food. The petit filet mignonettes and coconut chicken tenders were the overall winners, but personally, I was blown away by the spanikopita, which were hot, crisp, and not at all greasy.

However, it was the staff that truly made the experience such a pleasurable one. From the front desk to the waiters and waitresses to the cleaning service -- everyone was friendly and helpful and worked hard to make us feel at home. Casey Clark, the wedding sales manager/coordinator is the Foundry's true gem, though. Warm, responsive, and extremely detail-oriented, I truly felt Casey was as invested in my wedding as I was. Not only did she ensure everything was perfect down to the tiniest detail on the Foundry's end, she was full of great advice about other vendors. We wound up using the florist and photographer she recommended, both of whom also greatly exceeded our expectations. Everything (important) was flawless -- due in a large part to Casey's hard work.

I also need to mention how economical the Foundry Park Inn is. I did a ton of research before we booked them, and I can say with total certainty that there is no better value in northeast Georgia. You don't get what you pay for there -- you get a lot more. And you definitely won't be sorry if you choose to book the Foundry Park Inn for your reception, ceremony, rehearsal, or any other special event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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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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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.8/5.0
From the moment we signed our contract and started planning our reception at the Foundry, Casey and Tom were so responsive and helpful! They have a very thorough planning meeting with you, and go over all of the details you wouldn't even consider and provide great suggestions from experience. Every question and request was handled promptly and accurately. The groomsmen dropped off the box of supplies for the reception and the Foundry's staff transformed the ballroom into something more dramatic and detailed than I had envisioned. The food is always delicious, not at all like a catering hall. And the event staff that night was very professional. They also communicated well with my day-of coordinator. I only took off one star for value. The food and especially the alcohol are a little over-priced for the area and no outside food/beverage is allowed. They were always upfront about the costs, but I felt they were taking advantage of the monopoly they have over their great location. However, they made up for it some by comping our wedding night in one of the king suites, leaving wine and cheese the night before, and champagne and strawberries in our room on wedding night. Overall, it was an excellent experience. I felt like a guest at my own wedding and not many brides can say that. I would absolutely choose this location again.
From the moment we signed our contract and started planning our reception at the Foundry, Casey and Tom were so responsive Read more...
From the moment we signed our contract and started planning our reception at the Foundry, Casey and Tom were so responsive and helpful! They have a very thorough planning meeting with you, and go over all of the details you wouldn't even consider and provide great suggestions from experience. Every question and request was handled promptly and accurately. The groomsmen dropped off the box of supplies for the reception and the Foundry's staff transformed the ballroom into something more dramatic and detailed than I had envisioned. The food is always delicious, not at all like a catering hall. And the event staff that night was very professional. They also communicated well with my day-of coordinator. I only took off one star for value. The food and especially the alcohol are a little over-priced for the area and no outside food/beverage is allowed. They were always upfront about the costs, but I felt they were taking advantage of the monopoly they have over their great location. However, they made up for it some by comping our wedding night in one of the king suites, leaving wine and cheese the night before, and champagne and strawberries in our room on wedding night. Overall, it was an excellent experience. I felt like a guest at my own wedding and not many brides can say that. I would absolutely choose this location again. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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