Tucked away in the University of Georgia’s east campus is an often overlooked wedding reception venue. However, with its unique architectural design and wide windows, the Georgia Museum of Art is a stunning and sophisticated venue for your Athens, GA wedding.

Georgia Museum of art building front; Monday, February 28, 2011. For Eiland story. (Photo/Sarah Lundgren, sarahl@uga.edu)

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The museum offers two spaces perfect for weddings: the M. Smith Griffith Grand Hall and the Jane and Harry Wilson Sculpture Garden. The spacious grand hall boasts gorgeous milk glass ceilings and rich maple wood paneling with touches of brushed steel. Not only do the many windows illuminate the venue with a warm natural light, they allow your guests to enjoy views of the beautiful garden.

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The sculpture garden features modern cement tiles lined with lush green grass and bamboo, as well as a beautiful waterfall fountain. It is also the perfect size to accommodate a 30 x 45-foot tent. Both the grand hall and sculpture garden can be rented on their own, but the museum offers a package deal on the pair. Renting them together can give your guests the best of both worlds with the contemporary indoor decor and the charming garden space.

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In addition to the event spaces themselves, the Georgia Museum of Art also offers a variety of services that will ensure one of the best days of your life will run smoothly and efficiently. The museum offers custodial services and after-hours security, as well as optional gallery viewing, coat check, audiovisual equipment, decor, and more.

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Not only is the museum a both functional and attractive venue, the rental fees will support their mission of supporting and promoting teaching, research, and service. Through exhibits and events, your rental fees will allow and fund patrons of all ages to connect with visual art.

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To tour the Georgia Museum of Art or to learn more about what they can do for your special day, call 706.542.4662 or email gmoae@uga.edu. A host of information is also available on their website at https://georgiamuseum.org/visit/rent.

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