Venue Options
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440 Foundry Pavilion

The 440 Foundry Pavilion is the newest addition to the list of Classic Center venues. The versatility of this space will make it a must have for events of all kinds. Whether you are looking for a place to park your RV to tailgate during a University of Georgia football game, want to spend the afternoon ice skating, or you are interested in hosting an elegant outdoor reception, this space is sure to accommodate! Drive in access and convenient on-site parking make this venue a top choice for an outdoor downtown event!

440 Foundry Pavilion
  • Area: 22,000 square feet
  • Ceiling Height:   16 feet
  • Banquet Style: 1,100 people
  • Capacity subject to change based on set style and equipment needs

Atrium

Modeled after the openness and classic design of Grand Central Station, with floor to ceiling windows that display majestic views of Athens.  The arched truss ceiling and black and white tile floor accompany the light and open space, ensuring that the room can confirm to any vision.  

Atrium
  • Dimensions (Length by Width): 84 feet by 100 feet
  • Area: 8,400 square feet
  • Ceiling Height: 45 feet
  • Banquet Style: 160 - 400 people
  • Reception Style: 200 - 500 people
  • Capacity subject to change based on set style and equipment needs

Athena Ballroom

Looking to make your event a classic?  The sophisticated elegance of the Athena Ballroom is the perfect backdrop for any meeting, wedding, or event.  Wall-to-wall carpet and four beautiful chandeliers create a warm, inviting atmosphere for all of your guests.  

Athena
  • Dimensions (Length by Width): 160 feet by 110 feet 10 inches
  • Area: 18,000 square feet
  • Ceiling Height: 18 feet / 20 feet / 22 feet
  • Banquet Style: 1,000 people
  • Reception Style: 1,900 people
  • Athena Ballroom combined rooms are available in many different combinations, please contact us for more information
  • Capacity subject to change based on set style and equipment needs

The Classic Center Theatre

This venue provides the perfect combination of big city polish and small-town charm. It is no surprise that this site has become home to a myriad of community events, including church services, meetings, community fundraising events, and the extremely popular Athens Symphony concerts, in addition to an impressive lineup of national touring performers.

Theatre
  • Dimensions (Length by Width): 97 feet by 59 feet stage
  • Area: 2,122 seats
  • Ceiling Height: 75 feet grid height
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  • Capacity subject to change based on set style and equipment needs

Cypress

Cypress Ballroom is perfect for meetings and breakout sessions. With a spacious prefunction area featuring gorgeous new floors and natural lighting, this room is great for networking events or social gatherings.

Cypress
  • Dimensions (Length by Width): 34 feet by 59 feet
  • Area: 2,006 square feet
  • Ceiling Height: 9 feet
  • Banquet Style: 130 people
  • Reception Style: 200 people
  • Capacity subject to change based on set style and equipment needs

Empire

A gorgeous brick wall and spacious interior make this room the perfect contemporary setting for a wedding or meeting. Custom-designed carpet combined with the original brick siding makes this room easy to dress up with minimal effort. Newly renovated, this space is fresh and fun for your guests.

OconeeRiver
  • Dimensions (Length by Width): 49 feet by 76 feet
  • Area: 3,724 square feet
  • Ceiling Height: 12 feet
  • Banquet Style: 200 people
  • Reception Style: 300 people
  • Capacity subject to change based on set style and equipment needs

Grand Hall/Akins Ford Arena

The possibilities are endless when hosting events in the Grand Hall! Its ability to transform from a concert venue for 6,000 guests to an intimate meeting space for 50 confirms that this space will undoubtedly fulfill all of your needs. It is the perfect destination for trade shows, meetings and breakout sessions, indoor sporting events, family attractions, or even a large wedding.

Grand Hall reduced
  • Dimensions (Length by Width): 367 feet by 145 feet
  • Area: 54,025 square feet
  • Capacity subject to change based on set style and equipment needs

Ligotti Hall

Named in honor of the Founder and Conductor of the Athens Symphony from 1978 to 2012, Ligotti Hall is a versatile space with one classic brick wall tastefully juxtaposed against newly renovated inner walls. Located on its own hallway, this space is perfect for private events or breakout sessions.

Ligotti Hall
  • Area: 3,337 square feet
  • Ceiling Height:   8 feet
  • Banquet Style: 180 people
  • Capacity subject to change based on set style and equipment needs

Oconee River Room 

Spacious and modern, the Oconee River Room is stylish and fun. The prefunction space is a mix of iron and wood accents perfect for a meet and greet or a “first look” wedding photo shoot. A quick walk from our parking deck, this space is incredibly convenient and easy for patrons to access.

Oconee River Room
  • Dimensions (Length by Width): 49 feet by 76 feet
  • Area: 3,724 square feet
  • Ceiling Height: 12 feet
  • Banquet Style: 200 people
  • Reception Style: 300 people
  • Capacity subject to change based on set style and equipment needs

Olympia/Parthenon

The Olympia and Parthenon Ballrooms mirror each other, some of The Classic Center’s most contemporary spaces, perfect for meetings and events of any kind. The prefunction space outside of these spaces feature a changing art gallery that displays work from local artists and a lounge area filled with natural light and spectacular Athens views.  

Olympia
  • Dimensions (Length by Width): 55 feet by 68 feet 6 inches
  • Area: 3,388 square feet
  • Ceiling Height: 10 feet / 12 feet
  • Banquet Style: 180 people
  • Capacity subject to change based on set style and equipment needs

Willow

The Willow Ballroom is an intimate space perfect for small meetings, a staging area, or a private dressing room for a wedding. Easily accessible from the parking deck and featuring a gorgeous brick wall, this room will add a little something special to any small event or meeting.

Willow
  • Area: 1,040 square feet
  • Ceiling Height: 13 feet
  • Banquet Style: 50 people
  • Capacity subject to change based on set style and equipment needs