Austell may be nine miles from downtown Atlanta and its myriad of world-class activities, but it is home to Six Flags over Georgia, and that's what counts. The park is topmost among popular event venues in Austell, as it can handle groups of up to 15,000 on its 100 acres.
On the outskirts of west Atlanta, Austell is in Cobb County and is served by Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is about 15 miles away. Austell is accessible by MARTA, Atlanta's unique rapid rail and bus transit system, linking Austell to the airport as well as most surrounding attractions. The area is also served by Cobb County Transit (CCT).
Groups meeting in Austell are usually making a beeline for Six Flags, Georgia's major theme park, as a fun outing and off-site meeting venue. Regional groups often rent the entire park to give attendees full access to the multitude of rides, well-staged shows, attractions and private picnic areas; it's really hard to beat as an event venue for an evening gathering. A popular group offering is exclusive ride times before the park opens or after it closes.
As the top meeting venue in Austell, Six Flags offers fun and unique meeting space for groups ranging in size from 100 to 15,000, with amenity options that include food locations throughout the park, management sessions in theaters, a 12,000-seat amphitheater to host a special artist or speaker, an indoor theater with full audio-visual equipment, and a catering pavilion with stage and speaker that can accommodate up to 1,000. There's also an outdoor arena that serves up to 2,000.
With a dozen hotel venues in Austell and nearby environs offering more than 800 rooms, groups take their pick from varying options. Those staying at the 101- room Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta/Six Flags Austell (with 1,000 square feet of meeting space, Wi-Fi, business center and pool) are 300 yards from the Six Flags park gate.
Austell event venues take a turn from the wild rides of Six Flags for another kind of wild, the fishing and great outdoors found in scenic trails and water activities along the shores of George Sparks Reservoir, part of the 215-acre Sweetwater Creek State Park. The park is a scenic change of pace, with rental boats, bait, tackle, refreshments, canoes, picnic shelters and a group shelter.