Host Your Event at Elachee

Ideal Setting for Memorable Occasions

Elachee’s many open-air and indoor facility rental options are a great fit for special gatherings up to 200 guests. Tell us about your upcoming event and an Elachee rental coordinator will contact you to confirm availability and schedule a tour. Elachee Nature Science Center named Best of Hall 2021 Place to Have a Wedding by the readers of the Gainesville Times.

Why Our Guests Choose Elachee

  1. Beauty: Elachee’s shaded woodland trails, native foliage and trill of birdsong are backdrops for your event.
  2. Simplicity: Elachee’s natural charm saves you the time and expense of putting up elaborate decorations.
  3. Flexibility: You handle catering or bring your own food, and create your event’s design and set-up.
  4. Accessibility: Only 20 minutes from the Mall of Georgia, Elachee is near I-985 and I-85, close to accommodations in downtown Gainesville, Oakwood, Braselton, and nearby Dahlonega and Gwinnett County.

Facility Rental Options

Elachee facilities are available for rental when not in use for our scheduled education programs. As a public education facility, Elachee does not alter programming schedules, close any portion of the Visitor Center or hiking trails to accommodate rentals.

Rental Events Permitted at Elachee*

  • Weddings and Receptions Elachee Weddings Rental Guide 
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  • Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners
  • Business Meetings, Training Sessions and Corporate Retreats
  • Corporate Parties
  • Private Parties

*The Board of Trustees of Elachee Nature Science Center reserves the right to review rental requests, and approve or deny the request of any group. The Board of Trustees and employee staff of Elachee retain the right to access the Elachee facilities during the time of rental.

Schedule a Facility Tour of the Elachee Grounds

For more information or to schedule a facility tour of the Elachee Grounds, call 770-535-1976 to speak with the Facility Operations Manager or send a message.

Prohibited Rentals

Prohibited rentals include, but are not limited to:

  • Proms
  • Teen Dances or Teen Birthday Parties
  • Fundraising Events
  • Concerts
  • Ticketed Events
  • Political Events