The Classic Center

Downtown Athens, GA

At the heart of everything we do, we work to ensure that those stopping by The Classic Center walk away with the same feeling.  Impressed.  

Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education
"The Classic Center was clean, the staff were very polite and professional. I’m looking forward to returning to GACTE there next year." - Bill P., GATCE Attendee

Athens-Clarke County School District Employee Kick-Off Event
"On behalf of the Clarke County School District faculty, I would like to extend my gratitude for your team's effort in coordinating the district wide Employee Kick-Off Event. Thank you for providing support in both the planning and execution phases. Organizing the logistics for a 2000+ employee event was no small feat, so we applaud you for helping make the event run smoothly. From the event coordinators to the audio/visual crew to the set-up and break down team, it would not have been possible without you. We appreciate your hard work and professionalism. Thank you for being a key part in making this event possible!" -Demond Means, Ed.D., Athens-Clarke County School District Superintendent

burton + BURTON's Ballooniversity 2017
"The staff of The Classic Center was amazing. I was there from Tuesday-Saturday for a convention. A special shout-out to the food and wait staff - meal after meal was on time and perfect. WELL DONE! The guards were awesome - everyone was top notch. Have your convention there, you won't be disappointed!" - Randy H. Conference Attendee

Georgia Technology Student Association State Leadership Conference
"Great place for events, especially those like the Technology Student Association conferences!" - Tylis G. Conference Attendee

FIRST Robotics Super Regional Championship
"Excellent facility and staff! They did an excellent job hosting the FIRST Robotics Super Regional this weekend!" - Danny P. Championship Attendee

"Great security team! We appreciate your support of high school students and safety for our events! Can we call you 'family' now? Thanks!" - Cindy C. Championship Attendee

Made in the USA Gymnastics
"I was at The Classic Center for a gymnastics competition! It was clean and classy. The event ran smoothly and quickly. Nice place for a gymnastics meet!" - Monica A. Competition Attendee

STEM Conference
"Awesome STEM Conference! Beautiful facility! Looking [forward] to coming back!" -Lisa S. Conference Attendee

"I don't want to let much more time pass before thanking [The Classic Center] once again for the help that [the event planner] and the wonderful staff gave us during GMEA a couple weeks ago. We were thrilled with what [The Classic Center] did to make it an easy show for us!" -Rebecca Rubin Encore Fundraising, Inc.

GMEA Statewide 
"I was one of the organizers for GMEA Statewide Sixth Grade Honor Chorus and had the opportunity to work with Wanda Darden and her team over the past two days. I wanted to let you know how impressed I was by their professionalism, care and dedication the entire time. Wanda was incredibly proactive and was able to pinpoint and fix potential issues (such as locked doors) before they became problems. Wanda, as well as the other staff members who were helping with the event, were quick to handle our many requests with smiles and grace. This included everything from helping when children were sick to creating and posting reserved seating signs with little notice from us. We never once were made to feel like we were adding to their workloads, despite the fact that we kept them running around the entire time. This was our first year holding 6th Grade Honor Chorus at The Classic Center, and while we were nervous about making the switch to Athens, your staff made us feel right at home." -Caroline Goldstein GMEA Organizer

Music Educators Association 
"GMEA is very pleased to establish a new and ongoing relationship with the City of Athens and The Classic Center. The recent additions made to The Classic Center will enable us to house our events all under one roof, which has been our goal for a number of years. The magnificent performance theatre is the icing on the cake." -Mary Land Georgia Music Educators Association

Bishop Williams' Retirement Celebration
"The Bishop reception was the best and he had a wonderful time. For me, a conference of this magnitude involving even a small portion of the globe, is in and of itself mind-blowing. I thank you and your staff and everyone else who helped make-up the work involved in making this a great success.  Blessing to you and your staff!" -Rev. P. Wilder Sixth District AME Church

Health Occupation
"The Classic Center is a perfect fit for Georgia HOSA. Aside from the spacious and beautiful facilities, The Classic Center employs some of the most friendly, on-point and accommodating people in the hospitality industry." -Allen Seigler Georgia Health Occupation Student Association

North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church
"The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church loves coming to The Classic Center for its annual conference because the facilities continue to be perfect for our conference needs, and the staff listen so carefully to what will make our time there both comfortable and productive. Year after year, now, the experience has been classic!" -Rev. Dr. Gary L. Whetstone North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church

All-State Chorus
"We are proud to be bringing our honor chorus events to The Classic Center in Athens. The facility is state-of-the-art and the staff is efficient, courteous and easy to work with. The downtown Athens area is very convention friendly. We look forward to a long lasting and productive relationship with them." -Cecil C. Wilder Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Chorus