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Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center

Gainesville, FL View map
4.8 out of 5 rating
37 reviews
Up to 270 guests

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Up to 270 guests

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.

Services Offered

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.

Accommodation

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$700

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

270

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

February
March
April
July
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
May
June
August
December
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37 Reviews

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    Gabrielle Getting married on 11/12/2022
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    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.
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    Ash A. Married on 04/30/2022
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    Great hotel for wedding block and rehearsal dinner

    We used the Best Western Gateway Grand as our primary hotel for our wedding guests. We also had our rehearsal dinner at the hotel. We also hired the shuttle to transport our distinguished guests from the hotel to our wedding venue (Valley View). They were very helpful in arranging our wedding block - even though we accidentally picked UF graduation weekend for our wedding. Scott, Vanessa, and Shannon were great to work with. The hotel could use a few aesthetic updates. The staff treated our guests very well. We are so glad we chose Best Western Gateway Grand.

    Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center's reply:

    Thank you for the review! It was a pleasure working with you and hosting those closest to you for this special weekend.
    Here's to many years of joy to come
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    Sheila Married on 10/23/2015
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    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 Grand
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Kara Winslow Makeup Artist Kara Winslow Makeup Artist Wedding Hair & Makeup

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.

Sweet Serendipity Photography Sweet Serendipity Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

KB Kakes, LLC KB Kakes, LLC Wedding Cakes

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!!!!

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4200 NW 97th Boulevard Gainesville, FL, 32606
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352-331-7108

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Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center?

Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center for wedding events?

Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center offer?

Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center offer for wedding events?

Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center have available for wedding events?

Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in professionalism.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center offer?

Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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