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The Classic Center
Downtown Athens, GA
The Classic Center offers over 300,000 sq. ft. of versatile, rentable space in Athens, GA. Our world-class convention center and performing arts theatre provide the perfect one-stop shop for your events. Booking an event with us means including marketing services, registration services, program printing, mobile apps, and more for your event. We want you to “Be Impressed” during your visit at The Classic Center. We offer ballrooms that can easily be subdivided, extravagant event areas for intimate or large gatherings, and a convenient location within walking distance to downtown Athens. Whether you’re planning a wedding, trade show, sporting event, meeting, festival, or party, we’re here for all your entertainment needs. Contact us to learn more about booking one of our venue options.
Meetings and Conferences
If you’re hosting a meeting, corporate training, corporate retreat, or conference, The Classic Center is a perfect choice. Our 56,000 square foot exhibit hall can accommodate 275 booths, or banquet seating for 3,000 people and theatre seating for 6,000 people. We also have a flexible space with 35 rooms for breakout and general sessions. After meetings, guests can enjoy our convenient location within walking distance to hotels, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.
Sports and Entertainment Events
Book your sports and entertainment events in one of our large and accommodating spaces. Our Grand Hall has banquet seating for 3,000 and theatre seating for 6,000. The Classic Center Theatre seats over 2,100 people in a luxurious atmosphere. Our 22,000 sq. ft. 440 Foundry Pavilion is the best place for a tailgate party or ice-skating event with its drive-in access and covered outdoor space. We’re building a 5,500-seat arena to complete our versatile choices for sports and entertainment events at The Classic Center.
Weddings and Socials
As a premier wedding and socials venue, our professional event planners provide the highest level of care. Whether you’re planning an intimate or large social event, The Classic Center offers multiple stunning locations for any size of event. Our wedding and event packages include event space rentals, an in house facility planner, and guest seating. Indoor weddings and social events are breathtaking in our luxurious rooms like our Foundry Building with a rustic look and modern brick, the Athena Ballroom with elegant chandeliers and ceilings, or the 8,000 sq. ft. Atrium with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern art.