An architectural marvel, Dublin Carnegie is the perfect historic venue for intimate receptions, meetings, weddings, and art exhibits. This historical gem is one 0f three remaining Carnegie buildings in Georgia still in its original form.
Chronicles of Elegance
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Dublin just minutes from I-16, the Dublin Carnegie stands as a testament to time, weaving a tale that spans decades. Originally erected in 1904, funding for the building was provided largely by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who offered $10,000 as part of his educational program. This architectural masterpiece served as Laurens County’s public library for many years, becoming an invaluable resource to the community. In the 1970s, facing the threat of demolition, the Laurens County Historical Society stepped in to rescue this historical gem, after which time, in 1975, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A transformation ensued, and the Dublin Carnegie evolved into the Laurens County Museum, holding the community’s history within its walls until 2012.
Dublin Carnegie Renaissance
Following a comprehensive renovation, the Dublin Carnegie now stands as a beacon of renewed splendor. This renovated historic venue boasts abundant natural light, original heart pine floors, and iconic architectural features that pay homage to its storied past. The preservation of these elements provides a unique atmosphere that seamlessly blends history with contemporary elegance. Now serving as an event venue, the Dublin Carnegie has redefined itself while retaining the essence that makes it truly special.
Situated on Academy Avenue, just minutes from Interstate I-16, Dublin Carnegie is a striking focal point of historic Downtown Dublin. Within steps in either direction, immerse yourself in the city’s rich history, culture, and award-winning dining, or the lush green spaces of Market on Madison, Bicentennial Plaza, and Jackson Plaza.
The iconic columns of Dublin Carnegie serve as a picturesque backdrop for your event, or for snapping the perfect selfie as you’re passing by!
In The Details
Crafting a memorable event starts with attention to detail. Dublin Carnegie, with its open floor plan, original architectural details, and free Wi-Fi access, offers an iconic canvas for event customization. Elevate your celebration with adult beverage service, grilling options, and outdoor events (with prior approval). The experienced Downtown Dublin team is just a call away, ready to bring your vision to life and discuss available packages for the ultimate Dublin event.
- More than 1,400 square feet of special event space with ample parking for up to 75 guests
- Audio/visual capabilities available
- Wi-Fi access
- Restroom facilities
- Fully ADA accessible with motorized ramp access to rear of building.
- Parking located behind Theatre Dublin and across the street at corner of Bellevue Avenue and Church Street.
- Steps from lodging, shopping, dining, and recreational attractions downtown, including Page House Bed & Breakfast, Deano’s Italian, Theatre Dublin, and The Exchange of Dublin.