Located an hour's drive east of Atlanta (the capital of the State of Georgia), Athens is a consolidated city-county (comprising the city of Athens proper and Clarke County). It has a population of around 120,000 people, making it the sixth largest city in Georgia. It is known as a "college city" since it's the seat of America's first chartered state college
- The University of Georgia (UGA), with a student population of more than 30,000. Of course, it is not only known for its university - it has a country-wide (at least) famous music scene, which gave us bands like R. E. M., it hosts a festival
which celebrates all things Athens and it has a beautiful botanical garden
, which could be your potential wedding venue, since it can be rented.