Spread over 400 acres in the quiet town of Bishop, Georgia, just outside of Athens, our unique and expansive property features a diverse collection of indoor and outdoor spaces to customize your event of almost any size.
Close to downtown Athens and the University of Georgia, the layout of the two and one-half acre series of beautiful gardens, the grounds of our former Headquarters House, consists of a formal boxwood garden, two courtyards, a retrace, a perennial garden, and an arboretum.
The newly renovated and expanded Georgia Museum of Art provides your guests with a sophisticated yet intimate experience. Whether you are planning a seated rehearsal dinner, a wedding reception or a business luncheon let us help you create a truly extraordinary event.
Located in the heart of downtown, the Georgia Theatre is a versatile venue for any celebration. From its gallery to rooftop, it's sure to provide you a unique atmosphere accompanied with its signature Athens' flair.
Hotel Indigo-Athens is the perfect venue for your rehearsal dinner, wedding or wedding reception. Situated in an ideal downtown location and boasting a unique design, the hotel is truly an inspiring alternative to the typical hotel stay. Thriving downtown Athens, Georgia is bursting with local color and flare, and the hotel is as well, with everything from local coffee to an art gallery with works by local, national and international artists.
The John Oliver Michael House is ideal for a rustic country wedding. Say your 'I do's' among the light-strewn oak trees or in the covered barn. Bordered by 40 acres of farmland, it offers a very peaceful and private atmosphere for any occasion.
Live Wire Athens
Live Wire Athens is a unique space in downtown Athens with 3 stages, state-of-the-art sound and light production, big dance floor and outdoor patio space, perfect for high energy parties.
The gallery exhibitions, historic house museum, festivals, workshops, art meetings, special events, and art classes aim to provide area citizens with a positive experience in the visual arts, encouraging them to appreciate the arts and to develop their creative talents.
The Civic Center seeks to provide full service meeting, conference, recreational and cultural arts facilities. Use of the Civic Center is available to groups and individuals within and outside Oconee County.
Historic Smithonia Farm is a rustic yet elegant venue for all of your wedding needs. The majestic brick event barn is large enough to accommodate up to 450 guests, but intimate enough for even the smallest event.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Conservatory/Great Room
The entrance plaza, foyer, terrace and standard furnishings are all included when you rent the Conservatory. The Conservatory holds up to 200 seated guests and up to 300 standing guests. The Conservatory and outdoor patio combined can seat 250 guests at chairs and tables.
The Day Chapel includes a 130-seat upper level sanctuary and access to dressing rooms for the bride and groom on the lower level. The lower level of the Day Chapel has a reception room that seats up to 68 guests for a seated meal and 150 for a stand up reception.
During the two-hour Terrapin Tour guests will enjoy Athens’ freshest brews, live music, a family- and pet-friendly atmosphere (pets must remain on a leash and remain outdoors), good people, and educational talks led by our knowledgeable Brewery Ambassadors.
The Trumps Ballroom on Milledge is a great location, right off the Athens loop, with plenty of parking and a large capacity banquet room. The décor has a modern, comfortable feel with a dome ceiling featuring fiber optic lighting that mimics a starry sky. The room is outfitted with a quality sound system, built in dance floor and wireless internet.
From energetic tailgate parties, stunning rehearsal dinners, high impact corporate events, to eloquent and refreshing social experiences, 255 Milledge has a unique space and utilizes a professional management style to execute your vision perfectly, creating meaningful moments and extraordinary events.