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The Foundry

Eat. Drink. Listen Closely.  The Foundry live music venue is a blend of old and new: vintage modern decor in the oldest building on the Graduate Athens property.  A 30 foot smoke stack anchors the venue's entry tower while three glass and metal garage doors blend the exterior patio with the interior space for al fresco dining and listening in pleasant weather.

Savor, sip and socialize in style with a mix of locals and travelers alike an atmosphere like no other. This intimate music venue hosts a variety of music styles and is a favorite of a wide range of fans.

Click on the Calendar tab above for upcoming performances, or see The Foundry at their website for full details and tickets.The Foundry offers a diverse menu of lighter fare, entrees and desserts that will tempt anyone’s taste buds.

Accommodations

  • Fitness Center: Yes
  • Free Parking: Yes
  • Handicapped Accessible Rooms: Yes
  • High-speed Internet Access: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Pool - Outdoor: Yes
  • Free Local Telephone Calls: Yes
  • Suites: Yes
  • Exterior Corridors: Yes
  • Miles from Classic Center: 0.2
  • Max. Room Block: 100
  • # Rooms, Total: 122
  • # Rooms, Kings: 55
  • #Rooms, QQ: 59
  • # Rooms, Suites: 07

Dining

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes
  • Private/Group Dining: Yes
  • Full Bar: Yes
  • Reservations Accepted: Yes
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Catering Services: Yes

Graduate Athens Meeting Facility

  • Total Sqft.: 12000.00
  • Theatre Capacity: 500
  • Banquet Capacity: 412
  • Classroom Capacity: 250

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Meeting Facility Rooms

Rm. Name Sq. Ft. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Ballroom & Galleria I   4446.00   X       325     160     230     250  
Ballroom, Galleria I + Galleria II   6156.00   X       500     250     412     500  
Foundry Ballroom   2660.00   X       250     128     150     176  
Foundry Bar & Grill   600.00   X               35     50  
Galleria I (downstairs)     X       75     32     70     80  
Galleria I + Galleria II   3230.00   X       250     122     172     200  
Galleria II (upstairs)     X       175     90     100     100  
The Foundry   2571.00   X       175         190     275  
The Foundry + Terrace   2200.00   X                   375  
The Pavillion   1702.00   X       100         75     100  

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    From: November 16, 2014 - November 16, 2014
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    From: December 05, 2014 - December 05, 2014
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    From: April 12, 2015 - April 12, 2015
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