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Venue Highlight: Georgian Hall


Georgian Hall Athens Georgia

Venue Highlight: Georgian Hall Athens Georgia
Downtown Athens is the place to be to get a dose of all things fun and unique. It’s no wonder that so many couples wish to get married in the heart of the Classic City and lucky for them, there are a number of venues that will gladly fulfill their wish. Today, we want to highlight a historic venue that is especially worthy of recognition: Georgian Hall.

Georgian Hall Athens Georgia

Located right behind South Kitchen and Bar, the grand ballroom is the perfect place to celebrate your wedding. Built in the early 1900’s, Georgian Hall became a distinguished wedding venue and a “social focal point” for most of the 20th century. Fresh from recent restorative reconstruction, the special events venue is ready to once-again host spectacular weddings, just like it did in its glory days. The venue’s staff will provide bar and catering service to up to 250 people and can host both ceremonies and receptions.

With its original mosaic tile floor and large arched doors, Georgian Hall can be a perfect location to host a multitude of uniquely styled weddings. Keep it simple with with classic styling, since the architecture is amazing on its own. To get this look, use clusters of all white garden roses in mercury glass vases for centerpieces on taupe, blush or gray linens. Or get your glam on using a mix of luxe linens (we love La Tavola) and sequined table runners. Along with some amazing menu selections, The Georgian Hall provides all your tables, elegant chiavari chairs, and complimentary basic linens. A great value for the Athens area.

Additional venue details:

  • Comfortably seats 180 but can hold up to 250 guests
  • Catering and alcohol available
  • Tables and chairs available
  • Friendly and efficient staff
  • Indoor events only
  • Parking: No designated parking lots
  • “Flip” required with onsite ceremonies

For more venues in Athens Georgia, check out our Athens Wedding Guide

Jun 2014

The Taylor Grady House

Earlier this week I went exploring for wedding and event venues and was lucky enough to get off to a great start with The Taylor Grady House in Downtown Athens. Caty and Elizabeth, The Event Coordinators for the property, greeted me warmly at the entrance and gave me a lovely tour of the house and grounds.   The layout is typical to some other older homes I’ve toured, with a central  foyer at the entry and larger rooms laid out on either side.  On the left, a large ballroom extends along the length of the house to a small, but fully equipped kitchen in the back.  On the right side of the house,  a smaller front room adjoins to a larger “dining” room, and attach in back to a central staircase.  All of this is on the first floor, including an exit to the back lawn and two restrooms.  The first floor also features a wonderful wrap around portico, overlooking the lawn and side boxwood garden.   Upstairs featured separate  bride and groom dressing areas on either side of a wide, expansive hallway and the bridal suite included a restroom.
The views from the back porch and side portico were my favorite part of the home.  I especially loved the boxwood garden!  I completely forgot to take pics inside, but I managed to snap a few of the outside.  As you can see, it really is a pretty place with some great features for hosting a wedding.  I’ve put together some great features below.

Thank you to Caty and Elizabeth for being so gracious and helpful-  they gave me the scoop on various possibilities for ceremony sites on the property (the boxwood garden has my vote!), how many people each room/outdoor area can accommodate, and much, much, more!  Now for the pics…

The Taylor Grady House
A front view of the boxwood garden.

The Taylor Grady House
The Taylor Grady House
The back lawn and dance floor- great for a tent, can do around 300ppl outside (it’s bigger than it looks).

The Taylor Grady House
Hydrangeas near the back stairs.  A great spot (and photo op) to be announced to your guests.

The Taylor Grady House
The back view of the boxwood garden.

The Taylor Grady House

A view of the garden with the portico above- where guests could sit to see a ceremony below….

  • Parking Available
  • Equipped Kitchen
  • Bride’s Suite
  • Groom’s Suite
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables & Chairs Available
  • Fully Furnished Inside
  • No “Flip” Needed
  • Garden Views
  • Weekend Rental