The Brenau Downtown Center is an event facility operated by Brenau University. Featuring nearly 4,500 square feet of meeting and ballroom space and an executive boardroom, the Downtown Center provides a comfortable, cost effective venue for a wide variety of social and business events. A 300-seat performing arts theatre completes the facility with its elegant setting for plays, pageants and dance performances. The Brenau Downtown Center is perched on the edge of Gainesville, Georgia’s bustling downtown square and is within walking distance of several fine hotels and restaurants.

Main phone: 770-534-8420
For quotes and reservations please contact:
Vicki Wineland by phone at 770-297-5454 or via email

Brenau Gala, March 29, 2014 LogoBrenau Gala, March 29, 2014

As we approach the completion of the renovations at the Downtown Center, please join President Schrader for the return of the Brenau Gala on March 29, 2014. Celebrate “The Art & Science of Brenau” with live and silent art auctions, a tour of the doctorate of physical therapy space and viewing of Brenau’s newest artwork acquisitions in our newest gallery space. The tour will be followed by dinner and dancing. More information and sponsorship opportunities are available here.

News from the Brenau Downtown Center

Signs Installed at Downtown Center Jul 1, 2013 - The 18 foot tall signs, representing Brenau University’s four portals of education which the Brenau curriculum is based, were installed Wednesday, June 26 at the Downtown Center. A bank of lights installed behind the vinyl banner signs will be illuminated, giving even more light to the Downtown Center’s entrance off the Square in downtown Gainesville. The arena […]
Crews from Carroll Daniel Construction take down part of the mezzanine at the Brenau Downtown Center, formerly Georgia Mountains Center on Monday, April 1, 2013. The former arena will be converted into a two level space that will houseBrenau University's expanded graduate degree programs in physical therapy and other health sciences. Construction Begins at Downtown Center Apr 15, 2013 - Demolition is nearing an end and construction is underway on the new home of Brenau University’s expanded graduate degree programs in physical therapy and other health sciences, the Brenau Downtown Center. The project is estimated to wrap up around six months from now. Crews from Carroll Daniel Construction and local sub-contractors started demo work on the […]
President Receives Top Rotary Vocational Award; Brenau’s ‘Most Significant’ Development Cited Feb 14, 2013 - The Rotary Club of Gainesville, Ga., and the northeast Georgia district of the international organization on Feb. 11 presented Brenau President Ed Schrader with its W. Lee Arrendale Vocational Excellence Award for his role in spearheading the growth in career-oriented academic programs at the university. The Schrader record during his eight years as Brenau president […]


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