Brenau Event Services


Brenau University offers unique venue options in the heart of historic Gainesville for social and business events of all sizes. Our staff and catering team is committed to ensuring a smooth and memorable conference, concert, production, party or summer day-camp experience. 

As an institution of higher education, Brenau University seeks to balance its mission of education with its commitment to the broader community. The University offers its services and facilities to the external community for cultural, civic and intellectual enrichment, however University programming takes precedence in conflicting demands for space.

ALL EVENTS MUST BE REQUESTED A MINIMUM OF 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE. Gatherings of 50 or more people and events that take place on after 5 pm or on the weekends must be requested 120 days in advance.


• All vaccinated and unvaccinated persons must wear a mask while in all indoor facilities at any of our campus locations.
• Any on-campus gathering will be in compliance with state and local regulations and University guidelines as well as room capacity guidelines for safety.
• Drinks, food and snacks must be prepackaged and should be taken outside to eat.

Guidelines will be updated as necessary depending on information from the CDC and the BU Covid Task Force.

NEW: All persons physically visiting any of Brenau’s campus locations must use our COVID-19 Screening Checklist to obtain a green approval screen that will be checked by faculty and staff before entering all campus locations, such as our dining facilities and classrooms.
An explanation of this process can be found here.

Our focus is on providing a safe, healthy environment for our students, faculty and staff during this unprecedented time. Please email with any questions. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Historic Campus
500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville

Nestled near Lake Lanier and the North Georgia mountains, the Brenau University historic campus offers a wide range of meeting venues including classrooms, dance studios, theater spaces and dining rooms. Concerts may be held indoors in one of our theaters, outside at the amphitheater or on our spacious front lawn. Meals are served in a centrally-located dining hall. Brenau also offers an indoor pool and gymnasium.

Brenau Downtown Center & Charles D. Walters Theatre on the Square Brenau University Downtown Center Signage
301 Main St. SW, Gainesville

Only a few blocks from the historic campus and perched on the edge of Gainesville’s bustling downtown square, the Brenau Downtown Center features nearly 4,500 square feet of meeting and ballroom space. The 300-seat Charles D. Walters Theatre on the Square completes the facility with its intimate setting for conferences, performances and special lectures. all within walking distance to several fine hotels and restaurants.47458_10151280083437359_1354323630_n

Fill out our Event Request Form

Brenau Catering is our exclusive in-house caterer.

770-538-4600 or

Alcoholic beverage service must be provided by a caterer with an alcoholic beverage catering license within the City of Gainesville, GA. 

Contact us at or call 770-534-8420