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  • 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.

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Important Note On Reduced Capacities
Due to social distancing guidelines, room capacities listed below have changed. 
cgravett@gainesvillega.govPlease contact our staff at 770.531.2680 or email Carrie Gravett for more information.

528 Prior Street, NE
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

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Conveniently located adjacent to the Gainesville Civic Center in downtown Gainesville just 50 miles north of Atlanta  in the foothills of the Northeast Georgia Mountains.

The kitchen allows for catered or self-catered events. For catered events please select one of our approved caterers.

Room Information

1080 Square Feet Main Room

Kitchen - 120 Sq. Ft.  
Banquet Style Seating - 6'x2.5' tables provided Seats 50-60  
Theater Style - chairs provided Seats 75 maximum
Classroom Style Seats 25
Amphitheater Seating Seats 50

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One to Four Hours $200.00
Four to Eight Hours $300.00
Over Eight Hours $35.00 per hour

The above rates apply when we set up the facility with the rectangular tables and chairs provided at the Cabin.  The rental hours are from move-in to move-out time. 
Cabin must be closed by 11:00 PM.

Pricing differs for Commercial Events for profit. Contact event sales staff for more information.

Damage Deposit
Each rental requires a $150.00 Damage/Cleaning Deposit; refundable if there is no damage and the Cabin is left clean.

Alcoholic Beverages
Contact Scott’s on Downtown at 770-536-1111. They hold the alcohol license for this facility.  No other alcohol is allowed. Security will be required.

Beverage Service: includes set ups: cups, ice, etc.
Coffee (as ordered), Assortd Soft Drinks and Bottled Water (on consumption)
$.75 / per beverage
Daily Equipment Charges

Cassette/CDPlayer $20.00       
6’ Screen $20.00   TV/VCR (19” Combo) $35.00
LCD Projector $75.00   DVD/Tape Player $25.00
LCD Projector & Laptop $125.00   Flip Chart w/Pad $12.00

Event Personnel:

Staff: (If Requested/Required) $20/hour 4 hour minimum
Any event of 4 hours or more with alcohol service - 50- 100 guests will require 1 officer.
Officers - $40 each per hour.
Management reserves the right to modify the above based upon information given.
Linen for Martha Hope Cabin + 7% tax
In addition to the above rental rates, the following rates apply should you desire the staff of Gainesville Parks & Recreation to provide our Linen Service:

Customer cleans, clears decor & food, takes out trash.

Linen Service  $8 per tablecloth $10 per skirted
Round tables of 8  $8 each  

Requests After Requested Staff Set Up/Tear Down:
Table/chair charges apply when changes are requested after room set-up is complete:
6’ Table $8 / each
Round Table $8 / each
Chairs $2 / each