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Old City Hall

Brunswick Old City Hall
Old City Hall inside
Old City Hall building detail

Brunswick's Old City Hall has developed a split personality. This part-time city courthouse doubles as Brunswick's new venue of choice for everything from class reunions to wedding receptions. Mack and Alyson Tucker hosted daughter Cyle's wedding reception at the facility in July of 2004, and Alyson has this to say:

"It just made Cyle's reception like a fairy tale. We got so many compliments on it. People said, how did you ever find this place? And the historic setting made the most beautiful photographs."

Built at a cost of $33,000, Old City Hall was fully restored with special purpose local option sales tax dollars and reopened in 2004. Its gleaming heart-pine and marble floors, original vintage fireplaces and newly refitted gaslight fixtures lend an air of old fashioned elegance to any gathering.

Construction on Old City Hall began in 1886 from an architectural design by Alfred Eichberg, and was completed in 1889, with the installation of the clock/bell tower in 1893. The architectural style is "Richardsonian Romanesque", with Queen Anne parallels. Massive in stature, with the unusual addition of Italianate brackets, Romanesque architecture was the style of choice for the majority of public buildings built in the United States during this period. Elaborate terra cotta friezes decorate our Old City Hall clock tower and side entries, while the corner columns adorned with gargoyles gaze welcomingly at you and your guests. 

The only facility of its kind open to the general public in Brunswick, Old City Hall offers a wonderful historic structure with elegant appointments at a modest price.

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Atmosphere:

Historic granite and brick exterior with working clock tower; interior with original heart-pine flooring, fireplace mantles; marble entry floor and marble side accents; original (refitted) gaslight fixtures; original chandeliers and brass fittings. The Historic Courtroom lends an elegant glow to class reunions, wedding receptions, meetings, seminars or seasonal parties showcased within its walls.

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Amenities:

Professional Catering Station; Historic Atmosphere; Handicap Access; Elevator.

Capacity:

300 for a standing reception; 200 seated theatre style; 150 for dinner seating (tables and chairs not included with rental)

 

Scheduling:

Day and Evening times available.  

Old City Hall Special Event Pricing:

Full Courtroom - $ 1350.00  
1/2 Courtroom - $ 750.00  
Boardroom - $ 450.00  

Prices include:

4 hour event time 
3 hour setup time  
4 hours of BPD security 
Cleaning fee   

 

Refundable damage deposit:

Full Courtroom: - $250.00  
Courtroom: - $150.00  
Boardroom: - $ 75.00

Tables and chairs are not included in this price. They may be obtained to suit your event from a number of rental agencies in Brunswick.

Damage deposit will be refunded by mail pending an inspection of the facility after your event.

City ordinance requires an off duty officer to be present at all after-hours events held in city facilities. The rental fee includes 4 hours of security, additional time is payable directly to the officer at a rate of $25.00 per hour or fraction thereof.   

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Let us help you put together a meeting or special event that won't drain your budget.

For Rental Information please contact:

Downtown Development Authority P. O. Box 684
Brunswick, Georgia 31521
912-265-4032

Email: ellen@discoverbrunswick.com

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