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

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

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

The rental hours are from move-in to move-out time. 
Cabin must be closed by 11:00 PM.

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.

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.