Gainesville Civic Center

Gainesville Civic Center

311 S. Weaver
Gainesville, TX 76240
Reservations: 940-668-4530

We have the venue, you'll have the memories.

Book your next event at the Gainesville Civic Center. Our Main Room is great for wedding receptions, conventions, birthday parties, reunions, quinceañeras, and much more.

If you are looking for a smaller, more intimate event, try one of our activity rooms. Our activity rooms are perfect for baby showers, meetings, and presentations.


At the Civic Center, we want our customers to have a stress-free, fun-filled event!

Which means, we provide all of the table/chair setup and breakdown as well as trash cleanup afterwards. In addition to setup, each event will be staffed with an onsite building technician to assist with anything necessary.

The Main Room Rental includes: use of our newly remodeled kitchen complete with a 400 pound ice maker machine, 8 foot rectangular tables, metal folding chairs, adjustable lighting, surround sound system, microphones, and use of a 40 foot skirted stage.

Not sure about the table and chair arrangement? No problem. Check out our Ideas For Your Event page, or schedule a sit-down meeting with one of our staff members to personalize a layout that is perfect for you and your occasion. Go to our Contact Information page for more details.  

Dimensions & Capacities

Main Activity Room
75' x 100'
Seating Capacity:
484 Theater Style
484 Banquet Style

Meeting Room #1
30' x 29' 6"
Seating Capacity:
40 Theater Style
32 Classroom Style

Meeting room #2
24' x 24'
Seating Capacity:
30 Theater Style
24 Classroom Style

Civic Center Floor Plan

Hours of Operation

Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Facility Hours 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Staff Provided to Open and Close Facility

Staff Sets Up Tables and Chairs

Staff in Attendance at All Activities and Events

Smoke Free Facility

Alcoholic Beverages Allowed with Required Security Personnel

Complete Audio Visual Equipment

Down Payment Required to Secure Date

Rental Rates and Fees

Main Activity Room

Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

$420 minimum 6 hours-Additional Hours $75.00 per hour

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday$920 minimum 7 hours-Additional Hours $100.00 per hour

Deposit for Main Activity Room Events

$525. $325 to hold the date, and $200 due two weeks prior to the event.

Police Officer

Events with Alcohol must have 1 Gainesville police office for every 150 guest. They must be paid by cash or money order the night to the event

Meeting Rooms

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

$26 per hour with a 2 hour minimum ($52) or $190 all day (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

After 5:00 p.m. and Weekends

$130 with a 4 hour minimum

Additional Hours

$25 for any additional hours

Rental of meeting rooms to coincide with a Main Room function$85.00 flat fee per room

  • All events must end by Midnight (this includes clean up and renters personal belongings)
  • Main Activity Room rental includes use of kitchen, tables, chairs, stage and microphones at no charge. Audio visual equipment, table clothes and skirts available for a small fee. Staff will set up and break down tables and chairs.
  • Any use of parking lots or outside grounds is $100 per event and must be approved by City Staff
  • If alcohol is served at event, security officers are needed, one per 150 guests at the expense of the renter. $40.00 per hour paid directly to the officers in cash or money order on the day of the event.

For additional information please contact:

Email Patrick McCage, Department Director

Email Jennifer Carpenter, Administrative Assistant