Meeting And Conferences
The Classic Center brings together state-of-the-art technology and unparalleled customer service in a venue that features new and modern spaces perfectly paired with restored historical structures. Connected by 5 major highways and convenient to 2 interstates that link Athens to the Atlanta and Greenville-Spartanburg International airports, The Classic Center in Athens is the perfect fit for a successful event in a location like no other.


The Classic Center is northeast Georgia’s premier conference, convention and performing arts center.
  • 56,000 square foot exhibit hall that can accommodate up to 275 ten feet by ten feet booths.
  • The Grand Hall has banquet seating for 3,000 and theatre seating for 6,000
  • A 8,000 square feet atrium
  • Flexible space including 35 rooms to accommodate general sessions, break-outs and social events
  • 2,100 seat performing arts theatre
  • Over 2,800 hotel rooms in Athens, including 600 new rooms
  • Located in downtown Athens, Georgia, with 150 unique dining, shopping and entertainment options
  • COMING SOON: 5,500 seat arena


WI-FI - stay connected!  Our facility offers free wi-fi throughout the building.  While you're online, download our mobile app to stay up to date on new events and news. 

LACTATION ROOM - our lactation room provides a conveniently located space for nursing mothers. 

SANITATION EQUIPMENT - GBAC STAR is a performance based accreditation program that helps facilities demonstrate they have the work practices, procedures, and protocols to prepare, respond, and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.  

ART - Visitors to The Classic Center are quite literally surrounded by art.  In addition to the fifty works of art adoring the walls, The Classic Center is also home to several impressive sculptures including the Birds Nest that was installed in 2014 and hangs from the ceiling of the Atrium.

To request available dates or obtain a personalized quote for a Convention Center/Meeting/Social event, please contact our main office and request the Sales Department at 706.208.0900 or via email.

  • Convention Rates: Convention rate will be extended to events that result in 200 or more sleeping room nights booked at Athens area hotels.
  • Not-for-Profit Rates: Not-for-Profit rate will be extended to those organizations maintaining a not-for-profit status. A tax-exempt certificate will be required upon execution of contract.
  • Standard Rates: Standard rate will be extended to all other events.