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The Classic Center

The Classic Center is Athens’, and Northeast Georgia’s, premier venue for meetings, conventions, conferences, performances and special events. Athens and The Classic Center draw record attendance for meetings. Meeting planners and attendees flock to Athens thanks to quality facilities, first-class service and this convention center’s location as the hub of downtown Athens’ vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment district. Meeting rooms at The Classic Center are just steps away from over 1,700 hotel rooms and a wide array of entertainment options

The Classic Center offers a range of meeting spaces in both size and character. From stately ballrooms and a grand theatre to restored historic reception spaces and charming banquet halls, planners can craft an event that will reflect whatever personality and style is desired.

The Classic Center hosts events of up to 6,000, with 373,000 sq. ft. of event space including prefunction and an outdoor pavilion. On-site catering, audiovisual, security, registration and marketing provide a complete package of servicing to ensure your event’s success.

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Classic Center Meeting Space Highlights

  • Grand Hall: A perfect destination for trade shows, meetings and breakout sessions, indoor sporting events like volleyball and gymnastics or even a large wedding. (54,300 sq. ft.)
  • Athena Ballroom: A versatile and sophisticated space featuring wall-to-wall carpet and crystal chandeliers. (17,615 sq. ft.)
  • Atrium: Modeled after the open, classic design of Grand Central Station, with floor-to-ceiling windows that display majestic views of Athens. (8,400 sq. ft.)
  • 130 Foundry St. Building: Award-winning renovated historic space with exposed brick walls, wooden beam ceilings and original warehouse doors. (8,500 sq. ft.)
  • 440 Foundry Pavilion: A top choice for an outdoor, downtown event, tailgating, even ice-skating in the winter. (22,000 sq. ft.)
  • Classic Center Theatre: Well-appointed 2,100 seat performing arts theatre with an impressive lineup of talent, plus available for private events.
  • Akins Arena: A multifunctional space that can easily transform from an indoor sporting facility (including removable ice rink) to a concert venue. (54,025 sq. ft.)

Full amenities, specifications, and space details are available.