Atlanta… it’s the birthplace of Julia Roberts, boasts the second-most shopping space in the U.S., and is one of only two cities to have housed two Nobel Peace Prize winners. It’s also home to the busiest international airport in the world, so it’s no stranger to meetings and events — including yours! And whether you’re looking for charm, functionality, or just the “wow factor,” we’ve rounded up 20 Atlanta event venues that can help you make your next meeting, convention, or social gathering an experience to remember.
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Piedmont Park gives you four elegant options ranging in size and style, offering not only their gorgeous Magnolia Hall (seating up to 130), but also the Greystone, the outdoor Promenade Lawn, and the Dockside, all perfect for spring and summer.
In a year when warehouse venues are expected to be one of the larger event trends, keep Summerour Studio — a staple of Atlanta’s exciting Westside — on your radar. The roof over the 8000 square foot main space is supported by massive bow trusses, which allow the wide, open floor plan to be free of columns or supports. That makes the event space a blank canvas able to fit just about any meeting or event.
The Georgian Terrace has played host to glamorous galas, weddings, business meetings, and beyond since its opening in 1911. Featuring three stunning ballrooms and world-class dining, the hotel offers a refined touch that brings the best of Southern hospitality to life.
4. Atlanta Zoo
Zoos aren’t just for birthday parties — although those are definitely encouraged! The Atlanta Zoo provides twelve event spaces (both indoor and outdoor) as well as a trusted catering partner, making it an ideal and out-of-the-box choice for conferences, cocktail hours, and more. After all, there’s nothing like chatting Q2 numbers on Takamenda Gorilla Deck.
The Oceans Ballroom at the Atlanta Aquarium can seat up to 1,000 for meals and hold up to 1,200 for receptions — all the while offering a unique underwater aesthetic that sets the event space apart. For larger events, you can also rent Pemberton Place, which combines the Aquarium, World of Coke, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights to make room for up to 10,000 guests.
The centerpiece of 12th and Peachtree, Loews is a chic, modern property featuring over 40,000 square feet of indoor event space, plus a stunning oversized terrace that’s renowned amongst Atlanta event venues. Each meeting room is located on or above the 14th floor and features oversized windows offering natural light, which make for inspiring views of the city.
If you’re looking for an environmentally conscious venue in Atlanta, then the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center is the place for you. Built on a mission of environmental improvement, it’s been awarded a Platinum Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council. The venue combines the feel of the city and the great outdoors, offering space for meetings, corporate events, weddings, and receptions that think outside the ballroom.
With over 500,000 sq. ft. of event space, the Convention Center is an Atlanta event venue that’s ready to house just about any large-scale event. You’ll enjoy 100,000 sq. ft. of contiguous space, over 45 breakout rooms, and over 1,100 Westin hotel rooms on site. Plus, AmericasMart gives you the flexibility to bring suppliers with you or use their in-house team.
9. Hotel Indigo
From the curved, glass-and-steel staircase in the lobby to sleek guest rooms, John Portman’s midcentury design merges seamlessly with the latest technology and amenities at the Hotel indigo. The hotel offers 32 meeting rooms and 100,000 square feet of event space in total, thanks to its connection with the AmericasMart Convention Center — another Portman design.
10. Ellis Hotel
Ranked second among business hotels in downtown Atlanta by TripAdvisor, the Ellis Hotel is fresh off the heels of a $700,000 renovation. The Stoddard Room (1205 sq. ft.) and the Carnegie Room (270 sq. ft.) can accommodate a variety of setups for board meetings, executive retreats, wedding receptions, employee banquets and more.
11. World of Coke
World of Coke provides a variety of unique attractions combined with ample space. Perfect for a wide range of corporate and convention events, planners have the option to rent the whole venue or choose from a variety of photo-worthy event spaces.
12. 595 North
595 boasts an open floor plan and cutting-edge facility for celebrating life’s momentous occasions, making a lasting impression on clients, or creating incredible meeting experiences. It features two venues that can hold up to 550 and 300 people respectively, as well as outdoor patio space. You’ll enjoy full-service catering, in-house AV, and help with event registration, email, and social media marketing.
13. Topgolf Atlanta
Chances are, attendees of your business meeting aren’t opposed to a little bit of golf. Enter Topgolf Atlanta. It’s a great choice for a setting where guests can play a few rounds, have some friendly competition, and take a break to mingle. Opt for a range of smaller spaces or buy out the full venue for an event that’s more than just on par with expectations.
The Biltmore Hotel was built in 1924 and became the focal point of Atlanta’s business and social life for almost sixty years. Following sixteen years of neglect, it was completely renovated in 1999 to create best-in-class office, retail and event space. Its Georgia and Imperial ballrooms provide space for 50 to 1,500 guests and are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This performing arts center is complete with a ballroom, theater, rock climbing wall, bowling, and arcade, setting your events up as a true experiences — whether you’re planning weddings, corporate meetings, or parties. This Atlanta event space is complete with breakout rooms for meetings plus onsite AV accommodations that cater to a wide variety of needs.
The AMA Conference Center is a traditional conference venue with a meeting space that will fit up to 120 participants. It’s also located in the arts district of Atlanta, so guests can explore one of the more exciting areas of the city when the day’s meetings are over.
Historical prestige and contemporary glamour live in perfect harmony in this one-of-a-kind Atlanta event space that’s full of Southern charm. Complete with four equally incredible venues, the Southern Exchange Ballrooms serve up thirty foot ceilings, fourteen foot chandeliers, and 70,000 sq. ft. of event space fit for business meetings, conventions, and social get-togethers.
18. Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock Cafe isn’t unique to Atlanta, but you’ll know what to expect from this venue. The flexible venue features a renowned menu filled with local influences, exceptional event services, and memorabilia that speaks to Atlanta’s contribution to the world of rock and roll.
19. The Glenn
Featuring five downtown Atlanta event spaces, the Glenn creates countless possibilities for business meetings and social gatherings. The “Second Floor” meeting rooms span 2,250 total sq. ft. of space that drive productivity with a playful twist. Each has natural light, modern artwork, and state-of-the-art AV equipment, and is named after a nostalgic board game. (Don’t sleep on the beautiful rooftop lounge!)
20. Terminus 330
Built in 1912 and located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Terminus 330’s intimate yet spacious historic features are both industrial and elegant, highlighted by exposed brick, heavy timber columns, and original hardwood floors. This once-railroad-station also features “The Cellar” — an additional 3,000 sq. ft. of New York-inspired space full of luxury and intrigue.
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Elizabeth Bell is a marketing professional in the DC metro area. She loves to write and will read anything about new or innovative ways to approach marketing. Her favorite Twitter account to follow is @MoonPie (they’re just so snarky).