Holiday Inn Express - Gainesville: Lake Lanier Area

1189 Dawsonville Hwy NW
Gainesville, GA 30501

Reservations: 1-888-480-0427
Front Desk: 770-533-5140

We've reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express. Just mention the Harrison-Cowart wedding when you call to reserve or use the link below! Reservations must be made by September 4, 2019 to ensure you receive the $129/night rate.

Direct Link to Reservations



Parking is unavailable at the reception and transportation service is provided throughout the evening for your convenience. If you plan to take advantage of transportation to the ceremony, all shuttles will depart promptly from the Holiday Inn Express and Gainesville Square (corner of Bradford Street and Brenau Avenue in front of Scott’s Downtown) at 5:15pm. Shuttles will return to these locations throughout the evening.

Lake Activities

We invite you to take advantage of the last fleeting days of warm weather and enjoy a day on the lake. There are a number of marinas in the area that rent boats for the day. We recommend the following: 

Gainesville Marina - Boat Rentals
Port Royale Marina - Paradise Rental Boats

Other Things to Do

Gainesville Square: Our version of "downtown." Cute shops, restaurants and bars. Some of our favorites are Recess, Atlas Pizza, Avocados, Collegiate Grill for burgers, Sweet Magnolia's, Midland Station Coffee Co., and Inman Perk for more coffee.

Two Dog Café and Mellow Mushroom (right on Green Street) are also nearby.

Near the Hotel: Here you'll find some not-so-local gems. Enjoy Buffalo Wild Wings, Texas Roadhouse, Cheddar's and Five Guys. Starbucks is also down the street for those of you who might need a strong coffee Sunday morning.

Additional Activities: Left Nut Brewing is our local brewery. It's a little further out, but it's a good spot during the day. 2100 Atlanta Hwy, Gainesville GA.

Golf at the Chattahoochee Country Club Golf Course (a public course), or take a drive to Dahlonega (25 mins north) and hike parts of the Appalachian Trail.

Dream Day Spa for manis/pedis.


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Gainesville, GA is a quick, hour drive from Atlanta, GA.