Elberton Civic Center

148 College Avenue
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 283-2000

In the early and mid-1960s Bill Kelly, founder of the Elberton Granite Association, led the way in the construction and management of the Elberton Civic Center. Under his leadership, private investors were brought together to fund the Civic Center’s construction without the use of any public money. Fees charged to civic organizations and those who rented the Civic Center for private functions eventually repaid the initial investors and continue to pay for the Civic Center’s operation and maintenance.

The facility was completed in the mid to late 1960s, largely for the purpose of providing a meeting place for Elberton’s many civic and professional organizations including the Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and Pilot’s clubs. Each club had private storage areas for their banners, name tags, records and other property unique to each organization. A full-service kitchen was included for the purpose of providing meals for organizations that met during breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Civic Center has also been home to the Chamber of Commerce, Elberton’s Welcome Center, the local Development Authority, and the Elbert County Recreation Department – among other organizations.

In the past 50 years many state, national and international figures have addressed groups at the Civic Center, and it continues to host many local political forums, hearings, Elberton Granite Association meetings, and other events.

Granite Bowl

College Avenue
Elberton, GA 30635

Located on College Avenue (Hwys. 17 & 72) just off the town square in Elberton, the Granite Bowl is a 20,000 seat stadium made entirely of local granite. The Granite Bowl is listed as an important historic site by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and was built in 1952 by many volunteers and local granite businesses using more than 100,000 tons of blue granite.

The Granite bowl’s score board was donated by the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, in the 1980s. Local crane operators transported the scoreboard and oversaw its installation.

Elberton Country Club

1101 Country Club Road
Elberton, Georgia 30635
(706) 283-5921

The Elberton Country Club features an 18-hole private golf course that opened in 1946. The course measures 6320 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 123 and a 69.1 USGA rating.

The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels, and provides challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Elberton Country Club difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer helpful advice for playing your best round.

Walter McNeely Pavilion at Lake Russell State Park

2650 Russell State Park Drive
Elberton, GA 30635
(800) 864-7275

Located eight miles northeast of Elberton off of Hwy. 77 on Ruckersville Road, the pavilion is named for Elberton resident, Walter McNeely, who was instrumental in having rowing lanes, a dock, and boat storage facility constructed as a training venue for Olympic rowers at Lake Russell State Park. The pavilion offers a beautiful lake view for a large group. It is heated and air conditioned, features a kitchen, BBQ pit, a fireplace, restrooms, and accommodates up to 175 guests. Contact Richard B. Russell State Park at 706-213- 20145 for reservations.

Elberton Arts Center

17 West Church Street
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 283-1049

With a seating capacity of approximately 125 adjustable seats in the auditorium, the Elberton Arts Center is a fully renovated performing arts facility, conveniently located just off the square in beautiful downtown Elberton, Georgia. The auditorium can be set up for traditional theatre or conference style seating with chairs only or can be transformed into a dinner or meeting space with tables and chairs that can seat approximately 75 people.

The Elberton Arts Center’s stage area has a spacious playing space but very limited backstage and wing space. The stage floor is topped with masonite and grounded with a plywood sub-floor. The Arts Center is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems and knowledgeable staff to assist in planning and producing your event.

There is an additional room adjacent to the Arts Center auditorium that may be used as backstage space or as a meeting area. This space also provides access to the public restrooms and the four private dressing rooms.

The lobby is of comfortable size with beautiful floor-length windows and a concessions area. The box office location works out of the same concessions area and is easily accessible in the lobby. Women’s and men’s restrooms are conveniently located in a hallway just off the right side of the lobby. Also located along the same hallway is the Elberton Arts Center kitchen area, equipped for food service with a sink with hot and cold water, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, prep-work counter space, several outlets for warming trays/food processors, and a working gas stove.

If you are interested in renting the Elberton Arts for your event, please first contact the Elbert Theatre Director Toni King for date availability by calling 706-283-1049 or emailing

The Time Capsule

11 North Oliver Street
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 988-6589

Time Capsule is an event venue located in the heart of historic downtown Elberton, GA. The building was constructed in 1894 and is steps away from the Samuel Elbert Hotel, Elbert Theatre, downtown shops and restaurants, and the Granite Bowl football stadium.   This newly renovated building features a caterer’s kitchen with prep areas, ice machine, sinks, and refrigerator.  Care was taken to preserve original features when possible, utilizing the original doors, trim, and ceilings. Exposed brick, elegant chandeliers, and roomy facilities make for a lovely place.  This is the perfect location for weddings, receptions, birthdays, graduations, retirement parties, and any other event of your choosing.

Rock Gym

45 Forest Avenue
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 283-2000

The Rock Gym is a historic gym located at 45 Forest Avenue in Elberton, Georgia, United States. The gym was built in 1941 and initially served as a National Guard armory. The Elbert County School System also occupied the building and used it for high school basketball games, commencement ceremonies, school dances, and other events. The school system closed the gym in the 1990s, and it was vacant until 2003, when the city considered demolishing the building. The Elbert County Historical Society spent the next nine years restoring the building, and it reopened in 2012 as the Elberton-Elbert County Conference Center and Museum. The Rock Gym is currently used as a popular event venue.

Bowman Community Center & Library

209 East Railroad Street
Bowman, GA 30624
(706) 245-5432

The Bowman Community Center and Library is located on East Railroad Street, close to the Bowman Square. This venue provides plenty of room for parties, ceremonies, family gatherings, and more!

Elberton Elks Lodge

1008 Country Manor Lane
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 283-1661

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