Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What types of events can I host at Georgian Hall?
A: Anything and everything! We host all sorts of events in the venue, from weddings to corporate events to fashions shows and everything in between!
Q: What is the minimum and maximum capacity?
A: Georgian Hall consists of two spaces—The Grand Ballroom and The Lounge. The rooms are connected via soundproof walnut doors and can be reserved either separately or together as a full space rental. The capacity for each room depends heavily on your desired type of food service and event style, but we can host anywhere from 40 to 250 guests.
Q: What services does your venue provide?
A: We are a full-service venue and all food & beverage is catered through our adjacent restaurant, South Kitchen + Bar. Specific inclusions are: use of the designated venue space for the specified time period, use of all assets (tables, chiavari chairs, linens, dinnerware, glassware, a/v equipment, etc.), staff (Venue Coordinator, Servers, Bartenders, set-up/cleanup crew), and all food & beverage. The only services not currently provided in-house are wedding cakes, entertainment, floral/design, and event coordination/planning.
Q: Can I source outside food and/or beverage for my event?
A: All food and beverage/alcohol for your event is included as part of our services, and we are the sole licensed caterer permitted in the space. We offer a wide range of food & beverage service options, from plated meals with open bars to food stations with cash bars, and we are more than happy to accommodate any special requests for your preferences or for any dietary needs within your group. We do, however, generally allow outside desserts and wedding cakes provided by a licensed commercial operation with pre-approval from your assigned Venue Coordinator.
Q: What charges can I expect to be included in my proposal?
A: Our proposals include food and beverage, service, room rental (which includes the use of all venue assets), and standard state & local tax charges. Food, beverage, and room rental pricing varies depending on the specific offerings, duration of your event, guest count, and service style desired for your event. A 20% service charge is assessed on all Food & Beverage charges to cover full staffing at your gathering (including a set-up & cleanup crew), and all charges are subject to state & local sales tax, currently at 8%.
Q: What is the process for reserving Georgian Hall for my event?
A: The best place to start is to fill out our online inquiry form relaying the basic details of your gathering. Upon receipt of your inquiry, we will send over basic pricing and availability information and work to schedule a tour of the space with you and a member of our sales team. After your tour, you’ll be sent a customized Proposal, which will outline the basic details, schedule, food & beverage options, inclusions, and a summary of charges for the suggested services we can offer for your event. Once you have thoroughly reviewed and approved your Proposal, simply let us know that you are ready to move forward with booking your event, and we will send you a formal Agreement for Services for review and signature. Your event is officially reserved at Georgian Hall after you have signed your Agreement and submitted your initial deposit.
Q: What is the best way to get in touch with someone at Georgian Hall?
A: Email is the fastest and preferred form of communication. If you are a potential new client, please start with completing the quick inquiry form found on our website, linked here.
Q: How can I go about scheduling a tour?
A: The best way to set up a tour is to email us through completing an inquiry form on our website. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office during regular office hours at (706) 850-5935 to schedule a tour of the venue.
Q: What are your office hours and can I just show up at the venue for a tour during those hours?
A: Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9am until 5pm. Friday through Sunday is reserved for our team to focus on executing events. Venue tours are by appointment only.
Q: Is there a bridal suite and groom’s area that can be used for getting ready for our wedding?
A: There is a beautiful private room on the second floor of the building, called the Club Room, which can be rented separately for the purpose of your bridal party getting ready for the wedding. Unfortunately, we do not have a separate area for the groomsmen to dress.
Q: Is there onsite parking available at the venue?
A: There is not any designated public parking for the venue, but there are multiple convenient and cost-effective parking deck options within one block or less of the venue. If guests are not staying at a local hotel within walking distance to Georgian Hall, the two closest parking decks to consider are the Courthouse Deck (entrance located off of Hancock Avenue) and the College Avenue Deck. Street parking may be available on the day-of your celebration as well, but the meters are limited to two-hour parking before 6:00pm. After 6:00pm, the meters switch over to 4-hour spans.
Q: How many hours before my event will I have access to the venue for setup? And how many afterwards for cleanup?
A: The venue is reserved for your event during the time period specified in your final Event Summary, beginning with guest arrival and ending with guest’s expected exit. We guarantee venue access to you and any outside vendors by at least two hours prior to your celebration’s start time, but generally we allow outside vendor/decorator access to begin as soon as our portion of your event setup is complete. At the end of your event, we do ask that all personal décor and outside vendor equipment is removed from the venue as quickly as possible, with two hours being the absolute maximum amount of cleanup time allowed post-event.
Q: Is the venue handicap accessible?
A: Yes! We actually have multiple handicap accessible entrances; you can either use our portable wheelchair ramp at the main door of our adjacent restaurant South Kitchen + Bar or our wheelchair accessible entrance through the back door of the building and up the elevator into the building’s main lobby. Please reach out your Venue Coordinator with any concerns or for any clarification needed!
Q: Do I have to use specific vendors for the services not offered through Georgian Hall?
A: Not at all. You are welcome you to use any licensed and insured vendors of your choice for services not covered by us. We do have some trusted vendors that we recommend and are happy to share those recommendations with you, if requested.