The Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center, located in Gainesville, Florida, is the perfect venue to host your wedding. Accommodating up to 270 guests, from ceremony to reception, our award winning culinary team and exceptional service from our banquet staff ensure a flawless event.
Facilities and Capacity
Offering nearly 10,000 square feet of flexible event space the Gateway Grand Hotel offers two separate ballrooms, two smaller, more intimate spaces, the expansive pre-function area and the continental mezzanine for wedding functions. Direct access to our event space from our large (complimentary) parking lot ensure easy in/out for guests. Our sales and catering team will coordinate your special day, ensuring a flawless delivery of your concept.
The Springhills Ballroom (3030 sqft) is the largest event space in the hotel, accommodating up to 270 guests for a sit-down lunch or dinner (without a dance floor). If a dance floor is required, the ballroom can accommodate 220 guests for sit-down meals. For a stand-up reception, the ballroom accommodates 200 guests comfortably. as it measures some 3,930 square feet in dimension. For a sit-down meal (without a dance floor) up to 270 people can be accommodated, while 220 can find room with a dance floor. As many as 350 can find room here when it is arranged in theater layout. For a cocktail reception, meanwhile, 200 people can chat, mingle, and enjoy the day together. This ballroom can be split into two different spaces - highlighting how versatile this venue is.
The Cross Creek Ballroom is the next largest venue at Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center. A 1,500 square-foot space, it offers ample room to be arranged according to your preferences.
The Santa Felasco (649 square feet), Edgewood Boardroom (357 square feet), and the Magnolia (269 square feet) would work well for more intimate affairs or as bridal/get-ready rooms.
The Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center offers an event planning service. This means that couples can stress less about the details involved in getting the venue ready for the big occasion.
The staff can also provide catering services (buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, family-style, plated, stations, and more). Additionally, the bartenders can provide beer, wine, and liquor. A champagne toast can also be included.
A variety of rooms and suites are available. For those seeking extra luxury, rooms with hot tubs are available, while for the main couple the presidential suite would surely be a fitting place to spend their first night as newlyweds.
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36 Reviews for Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center
Recommended by 97% of couples
Gabrielle · Married on 07/02/2016
The space was amazing and the food great. I don't think there is a better value in Gainesville for a ballroom that can fit 100+ people. I started this process with Jorge and worked with several different people over the months but in the end every staff member I worked with was professional and accommodating. My guest loved the hotel for their stay and we had blocked about 20 rooms.Sent on 07/18/2016
Sheila · Married on 10/23/2015
We had the best experience ever. Our wedding was perfect and we owe a lot of the success to Best Western Gateway Grand and their staff. We were treated like we were their most important Bride and Groom. I will highly recommend to any couple looking for a venue to choose The Best Western Gateway GrandSent on 12/12/2015
Gina · Married on 05/30/2015
Jorge was amazing in creating the wedding of my dreams. He was extremely helpful and caring during the wedding process.Sent on 06/11/2015
Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center's reply:I came into Gina's wedding reception planning somewhat at a later time during the process. The embracement was so mutually it made the transition seamless; most of it because of Gina's meticulous organization and vision with the picture perfect wedding reception. I was impressed by the fact that there was never observed the usual peer pressure that couples sometimes carry on their shoulders and how much they cared for making sure their guests came to a clean beautiful reception with great food and entertainment. Gina's tenacity shone throughout our meetings and I am grateful for the trust she grew for me! I am confident that on their wedding day their marriage was sealed on a solid strong loving foundation and commitment along with the perennial support of their families! It was a very smooth and pleasant experience to being part of the wedding reception of two phenomenal human beings! Awesome! God bless your life journey together! Thank you!
It's always a pleasure when I get to work at the Best Western Gateway Grand. I always know they are going to take care of my brides.
The Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville, FL is such an amazing wedding venue! The staff is courteous and they ensure that every detail of the wedding goes as planned. They also have several different options as far as ballroom sizing / configurations so there is something for every bride and budget!
Best Western Gateway Grand is such a great place for a wedding! It is spacious and beautiful. But I really like working with the Jorge. No matter what needs may arise, he's got them cared for! When I get there to deliver the cake, they always have the cake table ready, and everything is always beautiful!!!! And for me, that is a real treat!!!! If they treat a vendor that good, just image how awesome the honored guest are treated!!!!