If you’re on the hunt for a beautiful church venue that is a short drive to Athens, look no further! Bethlehem First United Methodist Church is conveniently close to highway 316 and only about 25 miles from downtown Athens, Georgia. With its large sanctuary, reception room, and various rooms for the wedding parties, this could be a perfect fit for your church wedding!

History claims Bethlehem First United Methodist Church as one of the oldest churches in this part of Georgia. Although some traditions have been kept, the fairly new and growing building is located on Christmas Avenue in the quaint town of Bethlehem, Georgia. The building is a beautiful site from the road with its tall steeple, stained glass windows, and white pillars.

Once guests enter the main entrance of the church, they are welcomed by a red-carpeted sanctuary that includes pews and a decorated alter. With a piano in the background and flowers all around, this sanctuary is a perfect, traditional location to say your vows to your loved one.

As for the reception area, it is only a short walk from the sanctuary! As soon as the marriage is official, guests can be led into a nicely sized room that holds food, tables, and a great dance floor. The wood panel on the back wall of the room adds to the rustic feel within the reception room.

In addition to the sanctuary and reception room, there are many rooms throughout the church where the bridal party and groomsmen can get ready. More than the inside structure of the church, Bethlehem First United Methodist Church has a perfect driveway that acts as a send-off for the newly married couple!

All in all, the architecture and amenities of Bethlehem First United Methodist Church can provide your Athens area wedding with the perfect backdrop. Visit their website (http://www.bethlehemfirstumc.com) to learn more about this venue as an option for you!


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