Say “I DO’ in Valdosta Georgia’s most comfortable and affordable wedding venue, the Rainwater Conference Center. Beautiful meeting suites are magically transformed into your vision, we are the destination for the wedding of your dreams. Our dedicated team of event specialists prides themselves on attention to detail and meticulous planning. Whether it’s the rehearsal dinner, ceremony or lavish reception, the Rainwater Conference Center provides the perfect atmosphere for each and every occasion. Contact us today, and let us assist you in planning a day filled with special memories.
Facilities and Capacity
The Rainwater Conference Center boasts of 33,000 square feet of elegant event space. The center has six large meeting suites, which with flexible configurations, feature an expansive dining space for up to 650 people. Each suite features a classic style with a modern twist. Our signature space is a moderately covered outdoor veranda, by the Cypress Lake with its lovely fountain. We do it all, rehearsal dinners, ceremony, receptions, bridal luncheon and more. Dressing rooms for the bride and groom are on-site and include mirror, dress racks, and privacy.
Are you looking for a full-service venue? A venue that goes the extra mile? Look no further, The Rainwater Conference Center offers endless possibilities. The venue includes a comprehensive list of event planning services designed to reduce stress by saving time and money. We offer a wide range of banquet service, full set, and equipment. Our services extend to lavish embellishments that include ice statues, colorful plate chargers, professional uplighting and twinkle lights. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi and feature ample parking for guests.
Our staff of culinary experts will ensure a menu filled with flavor, and cool libations. Our Executive Chef, and our brilliant culinary team of professionals create extensive menu options, which are delicious to delectable. Cuisine and menu options include a la carte options, the ability to design your own dining experience for any time of the day or night. Packages that include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dinner are available for a festive dining experience. Our bar service has numerous options for any budget and we offer an extensive wine list.
19 Reviews for Rainwater Conference Center.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Allie · Married on 12/05/2020
Excellent Venue Made for a Wonderful Day!
Upon our daughter’s engagement, my husband and I searched for a wedding venue that would provide her with a beautiful, special moment that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. We visited several venues in our area, but could not beat the amenities provided by JHR. From start to finish, Rainwater Conference Center, Ms. Kristi Trostle, and the staff were exceptionally accommodating.
Our first meeting was so very easy, and Ms. Trostle was well-prepared to answer all of our questions, even when we quickly switched from indoors to outdoors. Even after we decided to use the services of JHR Conference Center, communication remained open and very responsive to our curiosities and needs. This was quite refreshing in the middle of a pandemic! Wonderfully, the extension of hospitality was not limited to Ms. Trostle, as all of the staff— servers, set crew, custodians, and receptionists— were so very helpful during our two days of celebration.
The accommodations were outstanding! Aforementioned, we quickly decided we wanted to utilize the veranda, which was truly a hidden gem!! We had no idea of the lake and beautiful scenery that awaited us outside, or that Valdosta could produce something so lovely within city limits. Paired with our florist’s arrangements, as well as seating from Rainwater, it provided an absolutely gorgeous backdrop to the ceremony. The reception hall was just as inviting. The ceiling drapery and lighting was perfect against our chosen up-lighting and table linens. Truly the easiest planning and clean-up ever, all needs from electrical to food and drink were supplied, and we were only responsible for what we brought in to the building.
Guests seemed equally pleased in the accommodations. Our out-of-state guests appear to genuinely love the size, comfortability, decor of JHR in itself (it was decorated for Christmas- surprise bonus), as well as the setting for the rehearsal dinner. In speaking of which, it was delicious! Chef outdid himself with both the rehearsal and reception menus, and the serving staff was spot on. Offering a broad selection of items truly allowed both meals to cater to both dietary and religious restrictions, while the serving staff was friendly, helpful, and attentive to our wishes.
Truly, I would recommend James H. Rainwater Conference Center over and over again. From planning to execution, it provided our families a wonderful moment that will be cherished always.Sent on 01/29/2021
Rainwater Conference Center.'s reply:Thank you so much for all the kind words, we strive to make this day as easy as possible for all our brides. Thank you for spending your special day with us, we wish all the love and happiness the rest of your life.
Alexandrea R. · Married on 04/10/2021
Everything about this place was amazing!! Kristi was very professional. I highly recommend this venue for anyone that's planning something big or small. The prices are very reasonable.Sent on 04/14/2021
Rainwater Conference Center.'s reply:We felt honored that you wanted to spend your special day with us. You were such a wonderful couple to work with, we hope it was everything you hoped for. May God blessed you all the years of your life.
Hailey L. · Married on 02/20/2021
Everything turned out perfect!!
Everything was absolutely gorgeous and turned out better than I imagined it would!
The food was so amazing!! Thanks again chef!
Kristi was on top of things and always available when I needed her! She even added some touches like the stream lighting behind the Bride & Grooms table and the Mr. & Mrs. sign! Looked great in photos!
I would/will definitely recommend Rain Water!!
Haven’t received photos yet from the photographer because the wedding was just a couple of days ago, so I’m uploading some that I have.
We had the ceremony outside and reception inside, I will have to post more once I receive them from our photographer :)Sent on 02/22/2021
Rainwater Conference Center.'s reply:Thank you for spending your special day with us, you were such a delight to work with. We hope that you have a lifetime of love and happiness all the days of your life.
Rainwater Conference Center. Price Rates
Imagine saying “I Do” at the Rainwater Conference Center. With versatile ballrooms that provide a picturesque setting for an extraordinary celebration, your wedding will be one no one will forget. Not to mention, your menu will be prepared by one of the top chefs and design teams in the area.
This is why we're pleased to partner with the DecorDeets to offer an all-inclusive micro wedding package for weddings of 50-people or less. Yes! You can have it all. Relax and enjoy the moment with an experienced team handling all the details.
Much like a traditional wedding, you still have all the beautiful aspects of a typical wedding, just on an intimate scale. This includes a breathtaking lakeside ceremony with elegant gold Chiavari chairs and a gorgeous floral altar, custom-designed reception tables with linens and centerpieces, and a delicious Italian pasta dinner.
The best part is you don't have to worry about a thing. You can truly relax on your wedding day and enjoy the moment with an experienced team handling all the details! From delivery to set up, we'll make sure your tables are set and styled and chairs are lined up perfectly for your reception. This means you can have the micro wedding you never dreamed possible!
Gold Chiavari Ceremony Chairs
Floral altar for ceremony
Three course Italian pasta dinner (See Menu)
Custom designed dinner table with florals, linens, and chairs
Charger plates & napkins
One-tiered wedding cake for cutting
Delivery & setup
Micro Wedding for 30 people - $2,700
Micro Wedding for 50 people - $3,500
Bridal Package - $160
Deluxe Bridal Package - $200
Groom Package - $120
Deluxe Groom Package - $150
Super Meal Deal ~ $17 per person
Ribs, Fried Fish, with Parmesan Herbed Potatoes
Choice of three:
Squash Medley, Corn Succotash, Creamy Coleslaw, or Pasta Salad
Served Buffet style for one hour of service.
Includes: Sweet & Unsweet Tea, lemonade, rolls & butter.
Valid only on Friday Night!