Memorial Fellowship Hall - Banquet Hall and Conference Room at Historic Kanapaha Church


Welcome to Memorial Fellowship Hall at Historic Kanapaha Church in Gainesville  This recently completed 4200 square foot building was thoughtfully designed to complement the existing Historic Kanapaha Church, which was dedicated in October of 1886. Memorial Hall was created to serve the needs of the congregation and our friends throughout the community.


view of the Main Banquet Hall through the lites of the main entryway.  This special foyer allows access to all points of the Fellowship Building, the Sanctuary and Verandas.  Very close attention was paid to accessibility for those with limited mobility.  Memorial Hall was designed to provide an ideal location to celebrate Congregational Dinners, Weddings, Anniversaries, Christian Education, Family Gatherings, and to offer our neighbors a place for public meetings, election polling, and other important events.


Feeling of Warmth...  Like the historic Sanctuary, the interior of Memorial Hall was handcrafted with love by the members who planned it.  Rich in wood and detail, this place delivers a special feeling, whether by day or by night.  Pictured right: The Main Banquet Hall, a 1713 sq ft clearstory with table seating for up to 100 or general seating for up to 200.  The main hall is equipped with an automatic hidden roll-down screen and projector, as well as a full control board sound system.


View of the Main Banquet Hall from the Kitchen, Daytime...

Plentiful windows afford a pleasing view of the North Lawn. French Doors along the West wall allow high level lighting during the evening hours, and by night, a view of the Central Courtyard, illuminated nightly by the stained glass windows of the Historic Sanctuary.


At Kanapaha, everyone matters…

A dedicated handicap accessible restroom and covered interior rampway to the main foyer afford the best possible access for any person, regardless of ability.


The Kitchen...

A 288 sq foot semi-corridor style, complete with Elec Oven/Range, Dual Dishwashers, two Microwaves, Multilevel lighting, and Island Prep Table. The Pass-Through counter to the Banquet Hall can be open or closed as desired. A service entrance is provided at the rear.


The Nursery...

One of two classrooms this room provides a place of wonder and delight to the little ones, and is located in the northeast corner of Memorial Hall. Please keep occupancy to less than five.


The Courtyard and Verandas...

Pictured: the Breezeway connecting the Sanctuary to Memorial Hall, flanked on the right by the West Porch, lined with Rocking Chairs. The Courtyard, created between the two buildings is illuminated nightly by the stained glass windows.


Evening Falls on Kanapaha…

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Building Specifications

Building Use Agreement

Memorial Hall Photo Album

Construction Photos

Building Capital Campaign