- 255 South Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30604
Conveniently located in the midst of Athens' historic district, the Hardeman-Sams House provides the perfect setting for making your "special day" a treasured memory. This beautiful home and garden offer a flexibility of planning for indoor or outdoor activities or a combination of both. Constructed in 1910 by local architect Fred J. Orr for Benjamin Frank Hardeman, this home is registered to both the Dearing Street and Milledge Avenue Historic Districts. The classic charm and beauty of this home and garden have been maintained, while carefully blending in all the amenities to make your wedding wishes become a reality. Its stylish elegance and spacious rooms are well-appointed with furnishings reflecting the splendor and grandeur of the period.
The main level consists of a formal living room, a spacious sitting room, formal dining room, a complete chef's kitchen and preparation room, the grand hallway and staircase. The marble-floored hallway highlights the grand staircase which ascends to the upstairs facilities.
On the second floor are a master bedroom, bride's room, sunroom, an elegant library lounge and a fully-furnished conference room that provides seating for 24-28 guests.
The meticulously-manicured garden and gazebo provide a beautiful and intimate setting for an outdoor ceremony and reception.
In addition, the unique open design of the home provides for indoor ceremonies as well. The large front entry and side portico provide an abundance of additional seating and/or serving accommodations