Situated off the square in beautiful downtown Lawrenceville, the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is the perfect destination for weddings and corporate events.

About the Courthouse

The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse at 185 Crogan St. in Lawrenceville is a stunning Romanesque beauty built in 1885. It was built on the original foundation from the former courthouse which burned down in 1871. Today, a towering belfry is crowned with a massive bell by McShane Bell Foundry, which tolls the time hourly across the square. The building also houses offices and courtrooms and is surrounded by well-manicured grounds that provide elegant backdrop for outdoor events.

Services Provided

The courthouse is ideal for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies, and has ample space for rehearsal dinners and receptions. Corporate events are also common, as well as bridal and baby showers, parties, and club gatherings.

In the Superior Court Ballroom you’ll find:

  • 24′ ceilings
  • Hardwood dance floor
  • Vintage chandeliers
  • Palladian windows and plantation shutters
  • Deep crown molding and wainscoting
  • Renovated caterers prep kitchen
  • Faux fireplaces
  • In-house sound system
  • Pre-function/welcome area
  • Bride’s ready room or lounge
  • Majestic grand staircase
  • Inviting main gallery
  • Groom’s ready room
  • Intimate banquet suites
  • Flexible cocktail space

The grounds around the building also provide:

  • A beautiful gazebo
  • East lawn
  • Romantic turret
  • Garden and stately shade trees
  • Outdoor restroom facility
  • Ambient lighting

Regardless of your event, the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse has so much to offer. 

What Else You’ll Find

In addition to being a popular event venue, the courthouse also houses The Gwinnett Veterans Council War Memorial Museum. Located on the first floor, this museum honors those who fought in wars from the 19th century to the present, including both World Wars, the Civil War, the Korean War, and others. The museum is outfitted with memorabilia, artifacts, and uniforms compiled by the Gwinnett Veterans Council. Open weekly during regular business hours and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

For more of what Gwinnett has to offer, check out the Historic Jail Lawrenceville.