Because of the setting and facilities Renaissance Park offers, it is natural for it to offer opportunities for residents to enjoy and become more familiar with the campus. Plans are to provide live entertainment in a variety of forms as Renaissance Park continues to grow.
The Grove Event Center
The Chapel of All Faiths has hosted thousands of events throughout its history. Constructed in 1963, the chapel sits just on the edge of the former Central State Hospital campus – just 2 miles from Downtown Milledgeville. In recent years, this iconic building has been painstakingly restored, remodeled and improved to provide multipurpose event space.
With seating for nearly 600 guests, it is a picturesque location for weddings, small ensemble performances, celebration of life ceremonies, and many other large public and private gatherings. The Fellowship Hall, located downstairs, is also available for receptions or reunions and makes a great instructional or presentation space. The Fellowship Hall includes a stage suitable for small ensembles and a large projection screen. Just outside, you will find 12 acres of historic pecan trees with plenty of room for larger receptions and community events.
The Pecan Grove
The beautiful and spacious Pecan Orchard is a large part of the inspiration behind the new Renaissance Park identity. It continues to serve as the perfect gathering place for public and private events and celebrations. Contact Walter Reynolds at The Grove Events Center for more information. Future plans include installation of an outdoor performance stage for musical and theatrical performances, festivals and celebrations.
Georgia’s Old Capital Heritage Center at The Depot
The Heritage Center is an integral part of the City of Milledgeville, Baldwin County and State of Georgia’s commitment to preserving Georgia’s rich history that dates back to 10,000 BC. Since its founding in 2004, the mission of Georgia’s Old Capital Heritage Center is to identify, interpret, preserve, and communicate the historic, artistic and cultural heritage of Milledgeville, Baldwin County, and the Oconee River basin through its museums and educational programs.
The center consists of two facilities, one that is open, the Imagination Cottage, and the other that is planned, the Depot. The Cottage currently consists of offices and minimal display items. The Depot will become the place for the heritage collection along with a sandwich shop, and performance hall.
Georgia Military College Activity Center
The center is typical of a 1960’s facility used for multiple indoor sports, such as basketball and volley ball. Stands on each side of the court will seat several hundred spectators. It is also used for GMC graduations, dinners, and entertainment events. GMC makes it available to the public for a nominal charge.