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Athens is widely known for all of its fabulous event spaces due to the large number of events held here year-round. This means that there are many beautiful and practical outdoor venues that would be great for a wedding ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner. The location of Athens is close by North Georgia making it a lush town filled with big beautiful trees and greenery to set the perfect ambiance for your dream wedding. Whether you want to opt for a cool fall wedding or floral spring wedding, Athens has the perfect location for you to tie the knot!

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The Taylor-Grady House

The Taylor-Grady House is a famous spot for all types of events being held in Athens year-round.  This venue is especially perfect for a lovely outdoor wedding during any season. This venue holds up to 350 guests for an indoor-outdoor event, making it perfect for large wedding parties. Booking this site for your wedding also includes full, all-day use of it on the day of the event, and chairs and tables are included. The Taylor-Grady house was built in 1844 making it the perfect backdrop for an elegant, historic, Southern wedding!

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The Thompson House and Gardens

The Thompson House and Gardens is a beautiful outdoor wedding venue located just outside of Athens in Bogart, Georgia. There are several locations on site to choose from for your ceremony such as the Iron Arbor, with your choice of customizable flower arrangements. There are locations for weddings with up to 200 guests, depending on the ceremony location you choose. Smaller weddings of 125 guests or less can opt to tie the knot next to the dreamy fountain or the Thompson Shed for an intimate setting. This location is perfect for any nature-loving couple!

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Live Wire Athens

Live Wire Athens is a modern and fun event space that is also functional. Live Wire is located in the Northwest corner of downtown Athens, making it easy to grab dinner or drinks before the ceremony or easily take the afterparty to another fun spot downtown.  Live Wire caters to couples who are looking to hold their wedding festivities not only inside, but also outside. These spaces are customizable to fit your preferences and boasts a fabulous staff that will help you every step of the way. Overall, Live Wire Athens is the perfect event venue for the couple looking to add modern flair to their big day.

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The Hardeman-Sams House

The Hardeman-Sams House is a beautiful home turned event venue located at 255 South Milledge Avenue. Having an outdoor wedding at the Hardeman-Sams House is perfect for weddings of all sizes. The beautiful back courtyard can hold up to 250 guests for your ceremony which can be tented to give you some shade on a hot summer day.  Some great features of this house are the groomsmen lounge and the bridal suite to get where you can get ready before the ceremony. The venue will also be open the night before for rehearsals and couples will have the site for 14 hours on the day of the wedding. You truly can’t go wrong with a wedding at the tasteful and classic Hardeman-Sams House.

For more information on outdoor wedding venues in Athens, check out our other posts on event venues at weddingsinathens.com!


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