Graduate Athens 295 East Dougherty Street • Athens • Georgia 30601

Graduate Athens

295 East Dougherty Street
Athens, Georgia 30601

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • With its awesome Blue Ridge foothills location—just a short walk to UGA’s campus, and tucked in the famed Foundry building—this pet-friendly boutique hotel is overflowing with historic charm, traditional Southern hospitality, and fun, contemporary style.
  • Their multiple venues include chic, intimate salons, a beautiful, open-raftered outdoor pavilion, and the internationally-renowned Foundry itself. Host to some of the world’s most legendary musicians, it boasts several tiers, a full stage, and plenty of space to dance.
  • Get “home away from home” vibes in their cheerful, eclectic rooms—all Graduate accommodations boast super-comfy beds, Malin + Goetz toiletries, and cheeky, fun decor that references local style and culture.


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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,600–6,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
Ceremony Fee
  • $800–3,500/event


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 250 140
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 250
Reception Seated 150 90
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 180.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations Details

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds


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