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Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga., offers a beautiful setting that creates a wonderful ambience for your special event. Nestled in the rolling foothills of the North Georgia mountains and an arboretum of 1300 trees and plants, particular care is given to the landscape, the University’s backdrop. We are conveniently located off of I-575 and I-75.

Spaces Available to Rent

With venues for small parties or meetings to Christmas parties and wedding receptions, Reinhardt offers the following varied exceptional spaces that will fit your meeting needs:

The W. Frank and Evelyn J. Gordy Center

The W. Frank and Evelyn J. Gordy Center is the University’s main dining and meeting facility. Since its opening in 1984, it has hosted numerous wedding receptions, civic dinners, sports banquets and other memorable gatherings.

Main Dining Room

The main dining room is an area favorite for wedding receptions, reunions, group dinners and anniversary dinners.& The room can accommodate 250 guests for a sit down dinner with a buffet line and space for a disc jockey.

Available Smaller Classrooms $150 (4 hours)

Gordy Lecture Room, Gordy Seminar Room 1, and Gordy Seminar Room 2 (Coming Soon), SIMMS 1 and SIMMS 2.

Two smaller meeting rooms are on the second floor. One accommodates 12-15 people and the other up to 40 people. No elevator access is available to the upper floor.


No alcohol is permitted on the campus, and catering is available only through Metz Culinary Management in this building. Metz Culinary Management, Reinhardt’s food service company, serves three meals daily when classes are in session and is also a full service caterer. They have menus that are appropriate for all function types and sizes, including banquets, receptions, meeting breaks, box lunches and cookouts.

Call the dining services manager at 770.720.5611 or email at

Facilities and Equipment

  • Tables and Chairs are included in the rental fee
  • Ample free parking
  • Sound system – Microphones, wireless microphone, MP3 and iPod hook up (Main Dining Room)
  • Screen available upon request
  • Wall mounted 42″ flat screen TV

Rental Fees and Requirements

  • Call for pricing, 770.720.5538
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance

If you are interested in booking the Gordy Center for a special occasion (holiday party, civic meeting, wedding reception, sports banquet, etc.), please contact Kathy Bouyett RUTODO

The Fincher Visual Arts Center

Central Art Gallery

The Fincher Visual Arts Center offers a central art gallery that can serve as a lovely venue for a semi-formal luncheon or dinner. Divided into two adjacent spaces, the larger one holds 60 people for a sit down dinner or more for a reception, and the smaller space can be utilized for a serving area.

Thrower Plaza

The Center’s rear terrace boasts a beautiful view of Lake Mullenix and is a wonderful space for a more dressy but casual cookout.

Facilities and Equipment

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Sink
  • On-site free parking
  • On-site food service is available from Metz Culinary Management and must be negotiated separately.

Rental Fees and Requirements

  • $350 (4 hours) for entire facility
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance

The Hoke O’Kelley Auditorium

The Hoke O’Kelly Auditorium is located in the Burgess Administration Building and can accommodate up to 300 people for a lecture.  The room can also be set up for smaller meetings with tables and chairs.  The latter arrangement allows plenty of room for break-out space and refreshments.  Parties and dances are frequently held in this versatile venue as well.

Facilities and Equipment

  • Stage
  • Tables and chairs included in rental fee
  • Screen available
  • Wireless  Internet Capability
  • On-site food service is available from Metz Culinary Management and must be negotiated separately.
  • Sound System may be requested

Rental Fees and Requirements

  • $200 (4 hrs.)
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance

Hasty Student Life Center Bannister Glasshouse

The Bannister Glasshouse is located on the lower level of The Hasty Student Life Center and is the hub of campus life. This venue features a dramatic two-story wall of windows facing the center of the campus and provides accommodations for activity and meeting space.

Features and Equipment

  • Fireplace
  • Casual seating for 50
  • Lecture style seating for up to 300
  • Two 42″ flat screen TVs
  • Wireless Internet (request guest password)
  • Sound system
  • Portable stage
  • On-site food service is available from Metz Culinary Management and must be negotiated separately

Rental Fee and Requirements

  • $250 per hour
  • Tables and Chairs and Screen may be requested
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance

Additional Spaces

Facility Fee
Classrooms $80 (4 hours)
Fincher Visual Arts Center Lobby
(Includes both areas of Lobby)
$350 (4 hours)
Gordy Main Dining Room $250 (4 hours)
Gordy Meeting rooms
     Gordy Lecture Room $150 (4 hours)
     Gordy Seminar Room 1 $150 (4 hours)
     Gordy Seminar Room 2 (coming soon) $150 (4 hours)
     SIMMS 1 $150 (4 hours)
     SIMMS 2 $150 (4 hours)
Hoke O’Kelley Auditorium $200 (4 hours)
Recognition/Donor Plaza $100 (4 hours)
Bannister Glasshouse $250 per hour


Longer times are negotiable.

Food Service is available from Metz and must be negotiated separately.

Please call for pricing and additional information.

Schedule an Event

Need to book a space for an event on campus? Reinhardt University utilizes the Ad Astra Event scheduling system for room/space reservations and event scheduling. This tool allows you to find spaces that meet your needs in spaces across our campus.

This centralized scheduling system is available for students, faculty, and staff. Our comprehensive scheduling system allows you to search for rooms by capacity, layout, or features.

Your request to use the space will need to be confirmed by the space approver for the area. Please submit reservation requests a minimum of 7 days prior to the event date and denote if the event requires security or audiovisual support.

Faculty and Staff

You can navigate to and use your Reinhardt credentials to sign in.

Once accessing Astra Schedule, you’ll be able to request, schedule, or approve events depending on your responsibilities. Current faculty and staff can also submit reservation requests via the forms below:

Student and Student Organizations

Students and Student Organizations can submit reservation request via the form below. Student and Student Organization members have a dedicated form and process to use so that the Student Affairs staff will receive their requests for approval prior to going through the Ad Astra reservation process to the space approvers. These individuals evaluate and grant or deny scheduling requests from students and organizations. The Student Affairs staff does not give approval for use of space–this responsibility lies with the Space approver.

Approving an Event

Space approvers are individuals designated to manage and approve the use of those event spaces assigned to them. When a scheduling request is submitted in Astra Schedule, it is received and evaluated by the space approver(s) for that area. Space approvers will either confirm or deny the use of the space based on the availability of the space requested. Reservation requests are reviewed and processed during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays and university breaks).


Event User Guide

Please find a guide explaining how to request a room or space in Ad Astra below.

Ad Astra Training Guide

Further Assistance

If you have any questions about your request or would like to meet with someone to discuss the reservation process contact RUTODO

Rental Inquiry Form – External

Groups or individuals not affiliated with Reinhardt are welcome to rent our facilities. Complete the form below to make a request or to inquire for more information. A member of Reinhardt’s events team would be happy to discuss your needs in greater detail and review options with you.