Enjoy the majesty and intimacy of the State Botanical Garden's Cecil B. Day Chapel. The space, designed to harmonize with the surrounding hardwood forest, features a rich wooden interior bathed in natural light. An elaborately carved glass and mahogany entrance provides the picture-perfect gateway to a truly memorable experience. Outstanding acoustics accompany the Chapel's visual beauty The reception hall waits just downstairs from the sanctuary and its dining area extends onto a gorgeous terrace overlooking the nearby ravine. The Chapel was graciously gifted to the Garden by the family of Cecil B. Day. We hope it will come to mean as much to you as it does to them.
The renovated downstairs of the Visitor Center & Conservatory is the ideal setting for large business presentations, family reunions or even wedding receptions. The Gardenside Room is fully equipped for digital presentations and serves as a cheery lecture hall with bright surroundings. The room overlooks the International Garden and the Conservatory's tropical collections. It also expands out onto the Gardenside Terrace, incorporating the warmth and scenery of the International Garden into the Gardenside experience.
The vibrant flora of the State Botanical Garden's tropical collections bring majesty to the Visitor Center Conservatory year round. No matter the season, the Conservatory Great Room offers the premier space to host a black-tie dinner, high school prom or company gathering. With dazzling lighting, high glass ceilings and exotic greenery the setting becomes even more spectacular after sunset. Additionally, the Great Room is only a short walk away from the Day Chapel, making it a convenient place for a wedding reception. Of course, the Conservatory itself also easily accommodates large wedding ceremonies.
The Terrace Room is a versatile space, suitable for everything from an elegant wedding reception to a modern business presentation. The colonial decor provided by the Garden Club of Georgia adds a special sophistication to events. Outside, its expansive brick terrace overlooks opulent landscaped gardens and lush native forests. With the magnificence of its stately ballroom, the Terrace Room is sure to impress guests of your next dinner, lecture, reception, celebration or company retreat.
The timber-framed Callaway Building blends smoothly into its hardwood surroundings. The conference room, auditorium and reception area provide for all of the needs of a large business gathering or family celebration. Company retreats, educational programs and managerial conferences transcend the familiar business routine in this relaxed environment. The inviting atmosphere will ensure that, whether you're entertaining your coworkers or loved ones, they will be comfortable and content.
To view a collection of sample contracts for each venue, as well as sample contracts for vendors, please visit our digital publishing platform. Please note than an official contract may only be issued to a client or vendor for an event by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia Rental Department.
If you have made your reservation and have a contract booking number, you can pay for your event online through our rental store. All transactions require a contract booking number to be completed.