at The Classic Center

Downtown Athens, GA

The Premier Wedding Venue in Athens, GA

The Classic Center is a premier social event and wedding venue in Athens, GA. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or the social event of the season, our in-house facility planners provide the highest level of personal attention to detail to ensure your event exceeds all expectations. We have multiple stunning locations suitable for any event, as well as many al-la-carte event packages covering facility space rental, guest seating, and the services of an in-house event planner that will make planning your wedding a breeze from start to finish.

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Our Facility Creates Stunning Events

No matter which luxurious room you choose at The Classic Center, your event or wedding will be stylish and breathtaking. Our Foundry Building offers a rustic look with modern brick. The Athena Ballroom boasts high ceilings and elegant chandeliers, while the 8,000-square-foot Atrium features contemporary art and spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows. Our facility planners would be happy to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Call today to ensure your wedding day is an instant classic by booking one of our unique indoor wedding venues!

Providing a Range of Wedding Services

The Classic Center is equipped to host the wedding and reception of your dreams. Planning your special day should be fun and exciting as you celebrate your love and the coming together of friends and families for the occasion. Thanks to our wedding packages and exceptional customer service, we can take most of the stress off your shoulders so you can savor the experience. Our in-house facility planners help design your big day down to the last detail by providing all of the following: 

  • Three stunning indoor wedding and reception venue options
  • Planning, rehearsal, and same-day coordination
  • Linens, chinaware, tables, chairs, bridal suite, and band room
  • Food tasting for the happy couple includes four guests, the chef, a catering executive, and an in-house facility planner
  • Custom set dance floor and stage for entertainment options

 Extraordinary Wedding Packages

No two weddings at The Classic Center are alike. We’ve helped happy couples host intimate gatherings and massive celebrations of love. We know how to effectively use our space to create your dream wedding. Our affordable wedding packages include several flexible venue options.

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Foundry Ceremony & Reception:

With your choice of the Empire or Oconee room in the Foundry Building, this package has everything you need. Modern brick set against rustic wrought iron creates the perfect backdrop for a Rustic or Bohemian fairytale wedding.  

View a virtual tour of our Atrium here.

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Athena Ceremony & Reception:

Choose from our charmingly elegant ballrooms for a ceremony and/or reception straight from a storybook. With gorgeous chandeliers, intricately detailed carpet, and fabulously high ceilings, this sophisticated space is perfect for a classic ballroom look.

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Atrium Ceremony and Reception:

With floor-to-ceiling windows, geometrically tiled floors, and modern art hung from the ceiling, the Atrium makes a wow-worthy statement. Modeled after the classic design of Grand Central Station, this room can be dressed up or look stunning on its own. 


Why Choose The Classic Center for Your Next Event?

At The Classic Center, our goal is to help you have the best event possible. Every wedding has a budget. However, you won’t have to worry about a thing, thanks to our many in-house options and dedicated facility planners. Reasons to choose us to host your wedding or special event include:


Our facility planners have years of experience coordinating events of all sizes and budgets. We’re organized and ready to help structure your wedding to create an impact that will leave you, and all of your guests impressed. Your wedding will have the classic “wow” factor when you choose The Classic Center.


At The Classic Center, we know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to wedding planning. We use our creativity to make every wedding and reception one-of-a-kind so you and your guests enjoy a truly unforgettable day.


From the moment you visit our venue to the night of your event, you’ll enjoy every step of the process. Our facility planners will help take the stress off of your shoulders so that you can savor this special moment and have a good time.


Our job is to figure out what you want and make it happen. Rely on our facility planners’ capabilities to ensure everything comes together seamlessly on your special day. Your happiness is of the utmost importance to us. We’ll do anything to ensure a successful event.


The Classic Center is within walking distance of hotels and even connects to downtown Athens’ Hyatt Place. The Classic Center also has its own parking deck that is connected to the center, making it easy and convenient for your guest to arrive and enjoy your special day and all of downtown.


The Classic Center has an exclusive, award-winning in-house caterer that is used for all events. Their extensive menu with a variety of flexible options for meals, snacks, concessions, and beverage services will provide the perfect food for your classic wedding.

The Classic Center building at night

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