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Rustic brick walls. Golden lighting. Authentic history. These things are all a part of The Foundry at Graduate Athens. It is a place that you can make entirely your own but that also already has some great bones to build off of. The Graduate Athens is unrivaled for Athens wedding ceremonies and we are here to tell you why!


The Foundry is a historic space that dates back to the 1850s and it now is used for ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and receptions. It combines rustic spaces with modern amenities. Not to mention, the Graduate Athens has the Hoyt House which dates back to the 19th century!  The Hoyt House is a rustic farmhouse which is ideal for wedding parties. The Hoyt House has suites for bridal parties and dressing rooms. The grand suite even includes a full bar!

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The Foundry acts as a music venue. They have hosted many nationally renowned bands, such as Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Indigo Girls. They grow richer in culture every day as they welcome local and emerging artists to their space. The fact that the Foundry hosts so many events a year proves how talented they are at pulling off amazing things! They are well-rounded hosts that have worked with musicians & brides alike. Their music events highlight their fun energy and their tendency to create an amazing experience. The Foundry is frequented by Shawn Mullins, Strawberry Flats, and Randall Bramblett. Their network is extensive and they are authentically Athens. There is no doubt that they could suggest some great bands for your big day.

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Award-winning Cuisine

The Graduate Athens also has award-winning cuisine! Their food is handcrafted from Athens-local Joseph Houston III. He takes southern comfort food to a whole new level, with food that reflects the Foundry’s heritage. Houston uses local ingredients and stocks the bar with all of the local brews. His menu is accommodating for vegetarians as well, which further goes to show his flexibility in his craft. If you are also looking for delicious food for your wedding, look no further!

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The Graduate Athens is rustic, yet modern. It is inviting and warm. It is everything that you need for the perfect wedding all packaged into one! The Graduate Athens can check off all of your boxes for the ideal venue and exceed what you are looking for. They know music, they know food, and they know how to host an amazing event. It is no wonder that they have been around for so long, sharing their history and their charm with many couples.

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