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Graduate Athens

Athens , GA

LOCATION

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

PHONE

706-549-7020

WEBSITE

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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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Diane
Wedding:
5/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Was only in town one day to make a selection for a wedding rehearsal dinner for 75 people. I chose The Graduate because there were many options to choose from. The event was held in the Pavillion. It was charming and elegant. Most of my communication before the event was done by phone or email. This could have led to many misunderstandings or miscommunications. None of that happened! I didn't even come by the venue early to double check. The ensue was decorated exactly how I requested. The food was exceptional, and the event staff servers were amazing. It went off completely without a hitch or hiccup. So many people who attended had complimentary things to say. It was my son that was getting married and I wanted everything to be perfect. I was not disappointed in the least! Maybe I just got lucky. But I don't think so. I would recommend The Graduate in Athens to anyone has any type of event. Thanks to the people at The Graduate for helping us plan such a great night!
Was only in town one day to make a selection for a wedding rehearsal dinner for 75 people. I chose The Graduate because Read more...
Was only in town one day to make a selection for a wedding rehearsal dinner for 75 people. I chose The Graduate because there were many options to choose from. The event was held in the Pavillion. It was charming and elegant. Most of my communication before the event was done by phone or email. This could have led to many misunderstandings or miscommunications. None of that happened! I didn't even come by the venue early to double check. The ensue was decorated exactly how I requested. The food was exceptional, and the event staff servers were amazing. It went off completely without a hitch or hiccup. So many people who attended had complimentary things to say. It was my son that was getting married and I wanted everything to be perfect. I was not disappointed in the least! Maybe I just got lucky. But I don't think so. I would recommend The Graduate in Athens to anyone has any type of event. Thanks to the people at The Graduate for helping us plan such a great night! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Meredith
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Emily and her staff at Graduate Athens were absolutely AMAZING in helping us plan our big day! They did a fantastic job of coordinating everything, right down to the very smallest of details, and they truly went above and beyond in ensuring that we and our guests were happy and comfortable. We hosted our bridal luncheon and wedding reception here, and everything could not have been more perfect. Everyone at Graduate Athens is so organized and accommodating, which made the entire process very stress-free and enjoyable. All of our guests were raving about The Foundry (f/k/a The Melting Point) and that this was the best wedding they had ever been to, and that is largely in part of all of the incredible efforts by the Graduate Athens team. The food was delicious and the venue could not have looked more beautiful. Additionally, many of our guests also stayed in rooms at the hotel for the weekend and loved their unique vibe. We could not be happier with how everything turned out for our big wedding weekend! Thank you to Emily and the entire Graduate Athens team for making this a weekend to remember!
Emily and her staff at Graduate Athens were absolutely AMAZING in helping us plan our big day! They did a fantastic job of Read more...
Emily and her staff at Graduate Athens were absolutely AMAZING in helping us plan our big day! They did a fantastic job of coordinating everything, right down to the very smallest of details, and they truly went above and beyond in ensuring that we and our guests were happy and comfortable. We hosted our bridal luncheon and wedding reception here, and everything could not have been more perfect. Everyone at Graduate Athens is so organized and accommodating, which made the entire process very stress-free and enjoyable. All of our guests were raving about The Foundry (f/k/a The Melting Point) and that this was the best wedding they had ever been to, and that is largely in part of all of the incredible efforts by the Graduate Athens team. The food was delicious and the venue could not have looked more beautiful. Additionally, many of our guests also stayed in rooms at the hotel for the weekend and loved their unique vibe. We could not be happier with how everything turned out for our big wedding weekend! Thank you to Emily and the entire Graduate Athens team for making this a weekend to remember! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Graduate Athens responded with the following comments:

Meredith,
Thank you so much for providing us such a glowing review! It makes us so happy to know that you were so pleased with the wedding weekend and it was a pleasure to be able to host your guest's accommodations on site. Best wishes for a beautiful marriage!
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Robert
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
So helpful and beautiful facilities! We utilized most of their facilities all weekend and it was a pleasurable experience. Family and friends enjoyed being so close together. The Graduate served as a great "home-base" as our wedding was spread over Athens. I would definitely recommend it for a wedding group.
So helpful and beautiful facilities! We utilized most of their facilities all weekend and it was a pleasurable experience. Read more...
So helpful and beautiful facilities! We utilized most of their facilities all weekend and it was a pleasurable experience. Family and friends enjoyed being so close together. The Graduate served as a great "home-base" as our wedding was spread over Athens. I would definitely recommend it for a wedding group. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Unique Services
Graduate Athens responded with the following comments:

Robert, we are delighted to read this! Congratulations on your marriage, and we wish you both the best. It was wonderful working with you and your parents on your rehearsal dinner and hosting your guest's accommodations. Hope to see you the next time you're in Athens! Cheers!
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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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Graduate Athens responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the wonderful words, Harper! It was such a pleasure to be part of your big day. We wish you both the best in your married life!
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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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Graduate Athens responded with the following comments:

We are so glad that we were able to exceed your expectations! We wish you the best that married life has to offer!
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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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DEALS

20% off Fall 2015 Room Rental Packages
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $6,500 Value
We have a few last minute Fall 2015 dates available in our Foundry music venue space! An ideal space for a non-traditional reception, this room rental package includes all of your tables, chairs, setup, breakdown, glassware, silverware, and china. In addition, the Foundry rentals include 5 hours of event time, 5 hours of set up time, professional sound technician, stage, and outdoor terrace use. Food and beverage not included. Dates based on availability.

Offer Expires: 09/30/2015

Available to the first 5 couples
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