Savannah Rapids

About the Venues


inside spaces

Quick Facts

Movable walls allow for several different configurations

Relaxing environment, surrounded by the natural beauty of the historic park

Freedom to use the caterer of your choice

Table and Chairs included with rental

Large and small rooms work perfectly for all events


About the Pavilion

Savannah Rapids Pavilion is a multi-purpose banquet/conference center accommodating groups as small as 12 to as large as 500 (for standing receptions).

Perched atop an 80 foot bluff overlooking the beautiful Savannah River and the Historic Augusta Canal Headgates, the pavilion is the perfect backdrop for all types of events. Offering a commercial kitchen on the main level and a limited service kitchen on the lower level, you and your catering team will be able to host a wonderful event—whether a family reunion, wedding and reception, conference, seminar, trade show, training session or organization meeting.


Room Descriptions

Cherry Board Room

Small board room with a large 12 person conference table

Great for interviews, small business meetings and team building breakout space

Upper level

No kitchen access

Mulberry Room

Max Capacity*: 20 (theater); 12 (classroom); 10 (crescents)

Typically used as a break-out room or small meeting space

Interior Room

Upper level

Kitchen access additional fee

*Maximum capacity approximate

Sycamore Room

Max Capacity*: 45 (theater); 25 (classroom); 20 (crescents)

Typically used as a meeting space for presentations requiring low lighting (or the same usage as the Mulberry Room)

Interior Room

Upper level

Kitchen access additional fee

*Maximum capacity approximate

White Oak Room

1,300 sq. ft.* corner Pavilion room, offering great views with floor to ceiling windows

Max Capacity*: 64 (banquet style); 90 (theater); 80 (standing reception); 40 (crescents); 45 (classroom)

Great choice for meetings up to 40 attendees, rehearsal dinners, and showers

Public deck access from room

Upper level

Kitchen access additional fee

*Square-footage and maximum capacity approximate

The Combination Room

2,600 sq. ft.* (combination of Mulberry, Sycamore, & White Oak rooms)

Max Capacity*: 110 (banquet style); 175 (theater); 135 (standing reception); 90 (crescents); 70 (classroom)

Frequently used for larger meetings, celebrations, appreciation days, or even as picturesque chapel-style wedding ceremony

Kitchen access additional fee

*Square-footage and maximum capacity approximate

Rapids Room

4,800 sq. ft.* room with scenic atmosphere for weddings, receptions, fairs, or other celebrations

Max Capacity*: 200 (banquet style); 300 (theater); 250 (standing reception); 175 (crescents); 140 (classroom)

Our most popular room for wedding receptions

Also a great setting for other receptions, fundraising events, and trade shows

Built-in solid oak dance floor (22' x 25')

Upper level

Public deck access from room

Kitchen access additional fee

*Square-footage and maximum capacity approximate

Grand Rapids Ballroom

7,400 sq. ft.* (Opening the Combination Room and Rapids Room to create the largest space in the facility that covers nearly the entire Upper Level.)

Max Capacity*: 350 (banquet style); 500 (standing reception/theater); 250 (crescents); 200 (classroom)

Upper Level

Public deck access from room

Includes kitchen access and china usage in pricing

Saturday Rate includes: 14 on-site hours, exclusive kitchen access, single place settings for up to 350 guests, and the initial table and chair setup

*Square-footage and maximum capacity approximate

Elm Room
Very small interior room, most often used for bridal party changing

Small meeting room seating approximately 10

Lower level

No kitchen access

Red Cedar Room

1,200 sq. ft.* lower level room great for meetings or small celebrations

Max Capacity*: 56 (banquet style); 75 (standing reception/theater); 30 (crescents); 40 (classroom)

Easy load-in and load-out accessibility

Covered public deck access from room

Lower Level

No kitchen access

*Square-footage and maximum capacity approximate

Loblolly Pine Room

3,200 sq. ft.* space great for celebrations and wedding receptions

Max Capacity*: 150 (banquet style); 200 (theater); 165 (standing reception); 170 (crescents); 100 (classroom)

Covered public deck access from room

Lower level

Kitchen access and portable bar included in fee

*Square-footage and maximum capacity approximate

Entire Building

Quite often, guests may choose to rent the entire building for their event to fully accommodate their guest list or simply have exclusive access to the space.

Make the most out of Savannah Rapids Pavilion and have the entire rentable space to create memories you and your guests will cherish.

Call (706) 868-3349, or email us for a tour.


open air venues

Venue Descriptions

Dance Pavilion

Dating back to the 1880's, the pavilion overlooks the scenic Augusta Canal, while accommodating up to 150 guests

Hillside pavilion

Electricity, ceiling fans, tables and chairs included

Dining Hall

Very popular for family reunions and boho wedding receptions for its location and price

Open air screened in pavilion

Eight 9-foot picnic tables

Water, electricity, and ceiling fans


Open air pavilion next to the dining hall

Unfortunately, no cooking food overnight

Magnolia (Picnic Pavilion)

Tucked away amid the Magnolia trees, this is the largest of the picnic pavilions located in the southern section of the park

32-40 person picnic pavilion

4 picnic tables (2 handicap accessible)

3 charcoal grills

Water, electricity, ceiling fans

Creekview (Picnic Pavilion)

Adjacent to the Mill House and up hill from Reed Creek

16-20 person picnic pavilion

2 picnic tables

2 charcoal grills

Water, electricity, ceiling fans

Overlook (Picnic Pavilion)

Situated at a slightly higher elevation to take advantage of the view

16-20 person picnic pavilion

2 picnic tables

2 charcoal grills

Water, electricity, ceiling fans


Floor Plan Examples



Items Permitted & Prohibited

To keep the venue in pristine condition and be respectful of all events that occur throughout the park, we've offered a few alternatives to items we unfortunately do not allow in our venues.

Rose Petals
While permitted, to help preserve the park, real petals can only be used outside (they stain!) and artificial petals are strictly for inside the main pavilion

Tape, Nails, Tacks & Staples
To keep things from getting too sticky or losing any of your damage deposit, only painter's tape may be used, such as ScotchBlue, no other adhesives or fasteners may be used (This includes no command strips either, we've already got you covered with some conveniently, yet discretely, placed nails already!).

Flames & Candles
No open flames are allowed for safety reasons. Instead we suggest artificial LED candles, or ensure that the flame in enclosed below the rim of a glass enclosure.

Other Pyrotechnics (Sparklers)
Given the delicate nature of our venue and its surroundings no sparklers, fireworks, or other pyrotechnics are allowed inside the facility or outside on park grounds.

Wedding Exit Toss Items
You've seen it in almost every movie, the happy couple exits the chapel and is showered in rice by well-wishing guests. We invite you to keep this tradition, if you'd like; however, it is strictly prohibited from inside the main pavilion, and only biodegradable confetti, bird seed, or wedding rice may be used outside (not your Uncle Ben's rice from your kitchen).

Tie them down and make sure they're weighted, please. Don't release them to become trash in the environment.

Bubbles & Fog
Bubbles create slippery and hazardous conditions, while fog machines WILL set off our fire smoke alarms; therefore, please do not bring them inside the main pavilion.

Bits & Pieces
Be respectful of events to come. Please leave your glitter, mylar/paper confetti, celebration poppers, silly string, household rice, hay/straw, loose feathers, loose beads, sand and pebbles at home.

Turkey Fryers
You've seen the videos, we've unfortunately seen it at our venues. No turkey fryers.