Nestled in the Old Town of Brunswick, GA sits the Old City Hall, first completed in 1889, with its iconic clock and bell tower added in 1893. Its Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, composed of brick, granite, Italianate brackets, terra cotta friezes, gargoyle-adorned columns, and Queen Anne parallels are very much indicative of the age it was constructed in, as most public buildings built across the United States during this time period featured this same style.
This historic Brunswick, GA building received a renovation overhaul in 2004. The interior now features warm heart-pine and shiny marble floors, with recently refitted gaslight fixtures and original vintage fireplaces. Old City Hall currently houses the Brunswick City offices and the Main Street/Downtown Development Authority, with the building doubling part-time as a city courthouse.
The old-fashioned elegance and intricacies of both its exterior and interior has caused Old City Hall to become a very popular and desirable venue for a wide range of public events, from wedding receptions to class reunions, all for a modest price. It is the only facility of its kind in historic Brunswick, GA that is open to the general public, giving visitors and locals alike the chance to get up close and personal with this historic monument while possibly marking a momentous occasion in their own personal history.
Hours and Pricing
Old City Hall is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00am until 5:00pm. Tours of the historic Old Town in Brunswick, GA depart from Historic Tours Down, while self-guided walking tours of the area are also encouraged, with pamphlets available online with background information on each building.
Visitors can also rent out Old City Hall for their own private events! With a capacity of three hundred people for a standing reception, two hundred people for a seated reception, and 150 people for dinner seating, Old City Hall has plenty of room for events of all sizes. The building’s amenities include a professional catering station, handicap access, and an elevator on top of its historic atmosphere. There are day and evening times available, with prices set for four-hour event times, three-hour setups, four hours of Brunswick Police Department security, a cleaning fee, and refundable damage deposits. Prices are listed below:
- Full courtroom: $1,350.00
- Half-courtroom: $750.00
- Boardroom: $450.00
Refundable Damage Deposit
- Full courtroom: $250.00
- Half-courtroom: $150.00
- Boardroom: $75.00
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