Photo by Athens, GA Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

Are you having a hard time deciding on a venue for your upcoming wedding? Do you desire something a little out of the box that still has that “Classic City” charm? Well look no further than Hotel Indigo in Athens, Georgia.  As one of the world’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified hotels, Hotel Indigo is built from sustainable and salvaged materials sourced from around the city. The interior combines local granite with reclaimed wood from a 100-year-old cotton mill. This hotel also boasts interesting art installations that contrast this historic look. The hotel’s modern, yet Southern feel attracts guests from all over.

One of the most unique features of Hotel Indigo is The Gallery, a mini-museum featuring rotating art exhibits. The Gallery displays the work of local Athens artists. Bathed with light from 10-foot-tall windows, the mini-museum is often set with custom farm tables. This same worldly nod to art and design is visible in the rest the hotel’s spaces, such as the Madison Bar & Bistro, where guests often gather for cocktails among friends.


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Photo from Hotel Indigo

While Hotel Indigo’s ambiance and vast amenities have undeniably allowed it to gain such a positive reputation, there are even more notable characteristics. Hotel Indigo is also renowned for its incomparable service, specifically its talented and attentive staff.


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Photo from Athens Life Unleashed

Their event staff  is trained to ensure that your reception, rehearsal dinner, and wedding ceremony are pulled off perfectly. Their primary goal is to make sure your special day is as cohesive and simple as possible. They even reserve a group block of rooms for your out-of-town guests. Planners are also available to assist wedding guests with recommendations for Athens restaurants and attractions, as well as transportation throughout the city.

You can also host both ceremony and reception on-site. The hotel’s courtyard provides a fantastic place to have a wedding ceremony. The venue won Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award in 2017.


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Photo by Once Like a Spark Photography

If you are looking for a one stop shop, this is the place. Amenities include wedding planning services, a groom suite, and a bridal suite, as well as venue set up and clean up. Hotel Indigo also provides tables and chairs, linens, silverware and glassware. They provide a day-of coordinator as well to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Most couples utilize the hotel’s private event space, The Rialto Club. It boasts a separate bar and dining area, advanced acoustics, and a built-in wine cellar. It was originally intended as a music venue, so it has a modern, yet relaxed feel. Couples have described it as both laid-back and romantic.


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Photo by Athens, GA Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

The Rialto Club’s 5,000 square feet leaves plenty of room for guests. Its leather-backed bar stools and ample lounge seating allows them to sit back and enjoy craft cocktails and hor d’oeuvres.

The rental fee ranges from $2,000 to $3,200 for a reception and includes 8 hours of event time, excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony ranges from $500 to $1,300 with reception rental. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $150/hr. For bookings, fill out a request for proposal on Hotel Indigo’s website, I ensure you that you will have a unique and incredible event!



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