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Georgia Southern University

Weddings

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Nestled in the heart of Eagle Nation, the Nessmith-Lane Center boasts 10,000 square feet of ceremony and reception space. If you have been dreaming of a venue that is completely customizable to your style and taste, look no further! The Nessmith-Lane Center is equipped for your most comprehensive technological needs and offers many picturesque amenities such as our concourse and atrium fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows – the perfect lighting for your walk down the aisle! The Nessmith-Lane Center staff are ready and willing to assist in planning, set up, and the execution of your wedding!

Package Details

An unforgettable wedding reception to top off your unforgettable day awaits you at the Nessmith-Lane Center. Located on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, we offer something for everyone, no matter the budget. Whether you are looking to host a bridesmaid’s brunch for 20, wedding rehearsal dinner for 50, or a wedding reception for up to 600, our experienced staff knows what it takes to turn your special occasion into a unique and memorable experience.

  • An onsite event coordinator works directly with you and/or your wedding planner. Our attention to detail will leave you able to enjoy this special time knowing we will take care of everything.
  • Catering is offered through Blue Tie Catering Company, a division of Eagle Dining. They offer everything from large, lavish receptions to buffets and plated meals. Bar service is also available.
  • Use of outside vendors such as florists, photographers, and entertainment are allowed.
Intimate Package

Cost: Prices vary based on number of guests.

Plan an intimate gathering that fits into your unique budget with this customizable package. Accommodates 50 to 150 people with dance space.

The package includes:

  • Use of Nessmith-Lane Ballroom (per budget, other rooms available to choose from.)
  • Use of Concourse for pictures
  • Customizable ala-carte choices of amenities
Classic Package

Cost: $2,000

Combine classic elegance with everything you need to have a spectacular event. Enjoy up to 10 Hours of rental time with us. Accommodates 175 to 400 people with a dance floor.

The package includes:

  • Use of Nessmith-Lane Atrium & Ballroom
  • Use of Concourse for pictures
  • Tables, chairs, dance floor & risers
  • One laptop and LCD projector
Deluxe Package

Cost: $2,500

Plan an extravagant wedding event with this deluxe package. Enjoy up to 10 Hours of rental time with us, plus access to the center the day before the event. Accommodates 175 to 400 people with a dance floor.

The package includes:

  • Setup the day before the event from 12 to 5 p.m. (Time period can vary if a wedding rehearsal is required)
  • Use of Nessmith-Lane Atrium & Ballroom
  • Use of Concourse for pictures
  • Tables, chairs, dance floor & risers
  • One laptop and LCD projector
Payment Information

A deposit in the amount of $500 is due within 10 business days from the date of booking. If the deposit is not received as agreed, the reservation will be released. The remaining estimated balance is due NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS prior to the event. For bookings made 10 days or less in advance, the entire estimated charges will be due in order to confirm the event.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations for facilities require advance notice of at least 10 business days for a refund of the deposit less a $50 processing fee. For facility cancellations made less than 10 business days in advance, the deposit will be forfeited. Corporate and government accounts that are not required to pay a deposit will be invoiced according to the same terms above. Notification of cancellation must be in writing. Email or fax is acceptable. A written acknowledgment from your Nessmith-Lane Center Event Coordinator will finalize the cancellation.

Cancellation for catering arranged by the Nessmith-Lane Center staff requires advance notice of at least 10 business days for refund of deposit. Cancellations made less than 10 business days prior to the event will be charged all applicable catering fees. Notification of cancellation must be in writing. Email or fax is acceptable. A written acknowledgment from your Nessmith-Lane Center Event Coordinator will finalize the cancellation.

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Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Bride: Mary Catherine Spigener
Groom: Alex Nobles
Photographer: Mark Williams Studio
Floral: Mark Williams Studio
Catering: Blue Tie Catering, Georgia Southern University
Cakes: Emily Hendley
Entertainment: Cashmere

“When planning my daughter’s wedding reception, we wanted to find a venue that would be spacious, allowing for many tables, a band and room to dance. The Nessmith-Lane Center was perfect! The Atrium was a great space for the bars and food stations. This allowed for even more space for dining and dancing in the Ballroom. The tables, chairs and tablecloths were included in the rental. How nice it was to walk into the Ballroom and see everything just as I had requested.

What a great experience I had working with the staff at the Nessmith-Lane Center. They were helpful and very professional in all aspects of the planning process. The food was reasonably priced, and I received many positive compliments. I would highly recommend the Nessmith-Lane Center for a memorable wedding reception!”

Dollie Spigener, Mother of the Bride

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Date: December 20, 2015
Bride: Jules Shelkoff
Groom: Max Rosenberg
Photographer: Frank Fortune
Floral: Designs by Fleurish,Tray Anderson
Catering: Blue Tie Catering, Georgia Southern University
Cakes: Katie’s Cakes, Katie Nessmith
Entertainment: Blues Factor
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Date: May 3, 2014
Bride: Esta Bernice Denton
Groom: Aalap Shah
Photography: R.A.G. Artistry
Floral: Frazier’s Flowers
Caterer: Blue Tie Catering, Georgia Southern University
Cakes: Louise Miller of Stilson, GA
Entertainment: DJ Jasmeet Singh of djjazz
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Date: October 10, 2015
Bride: Cabrala Awala
Groom: Travis Reddick
Photography: Lisa Marie Photography
Floral: Jackie Hagin
Catering: Blue Tie Catering
Cakes: Wal-Mart
Entertainment: DJ Jeffrey Jordan from Charleston, S.C.
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Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Megan Bouchillon, Business Development and Marketing Coordinator
912-478-5722

Last updated: 7/19/2017

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