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Gainesville Civic Center

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • We will be following social distancing in all set-ups for rentals at Civic Center, Fair Street Neighborhood Center, and Martha Hope Cabin.  This means we have reduced the number of people allowed in each room for banquet style, classroom style and theatre style.
  • We will have sanitizing procedures in place before and after each rental.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at all locations.
  • Our staff will work with you to make your event as successful as possible and assist you with finding the right room and set-up to accommodate your needs in conjunction with social distancing.

Read the Full Memo to Renters

Important Note On Reduced Capacities

Due to social distancing guidelines, room capacities listed below have changed. 
Please contact our staff at 770.531.2680 or email  civiccentermanager@gainesville.org for more information.

Address:  830 Green Street, NE
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Phone: 770.531.2680   After 5pm 770.531.2682
Fax: 770.531.2681

Download a map to our rental facilities.

For assistance booking your event:
770.531.2680

civiccentermanager@gainesville.org

The Gainesville Civic Center is conveniently located in downtown Gainesville just 50 miles north of Atlanta in the foothills of the Northeast Georgia Mountains.

Room Information

Room  Square 
Footage 
 Size        Theater 
Style  
Banquet 
Style  
 Classroom 
Style   
Gaines 400 16’ x 25’ 40 24 15
Longstreet  1,115 26’ x 42’ 80 56 40
Chestatee 3,348 55’ x 65’ 125 130 65
Sidney Lanier 2,050 41’ x 50’ 150 104  66
Chattahoochee 2,500 41’ x 61’ 200 120 100
Ballroom 6,840 72’ x 96’ 715 400 300
1/2 Ballroom
M-TH Only
3,420 36'X48' 250 175 140
Board 700 20’ x 33’ Table 15    

Building closes at 11:30pm

The fees below include room rental, room setup, tables and chairs. Additional options for equipment and services are available.

Room

Hours

Base Fee

Additional Hourly Fee for Events Exceeding 8 Hours

Grand Ballroom (M – F)

4

$500.00

$125.00

Grand Ballroom (M – F)

8

$900.00

$125.00

Grand Ballroom (Sat/Sun)

8

$1,100.00

$125.00

One-Half of Ballroom (M-F)

4

$350.00

$125.00

One-Half of Ballroom (M-F)

8

$600.00

$125.00

Chattahoochee Room (M-F)

8

$275.00

$50.00

Chattahoochee Room (Sat/Sun)

8

$300.00

$50.00

Sidney Lanier Room (M-F)

8

$200.00

$50.00

Sidney Lanier Room (Sat/Sun)

8

$225.00

$50.00

Chestatee Room (M-F)

8

$350.00

$60.00

Chestatee Room (Sat/Sun)

8

$375.00

$60.00

Longstreet 2 Room

8

$120.00

$20.00

Gaines Room

8

$50.00

$20.00

Board Room

8

$75.00

$20.00

Pricing differs for Commercial Events for profit. Contact event sales staff for more information.
Non proft rates available but do not apply to other discounted rates or the Gaines or Board Rooms..

 

Depending on the nature and size of your event, security may be required through the Gainesville Civic Center at $40 per hour.


Self Catering is allowed.  However, only approved caterers will be allowed access to the Kitchen.  Self Catering Guidelines will be provided and must be adhered to.

Self Catering Fees Light Snacks (*) Meals
1-250
Meals
251 & up
Grand Ballroom $100.00 $150.00 $250.00
Chestatee/Chattahoochee/
Sidney Lanier
$75.00 $150.00 n/a
Other Rooms $50.00 $75.00 n/a

(*) Light Snacks include chips, cake, cookies, dry food, fruit, vegetables, etc. - no hot food.


Alcohol is only allowed by our Preferred Beverage Caterer’s (please see Approved Caterer’s).  Alcohol fees are based on number of guests.  Contact the Civic Center directly for more information.