Located northwest of Atlanta, Cobb County includes Marietta, the county seat and its largest city, and Austell, home to Six Flags over Georgia. Cobb County venues see a lot of business, as the area is popular for groups that wish to be outside of Atlanta yet have easy access to it. The county offers a world-class convention center about 25 minutes from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport; it’s convenient location between I-285 and I-75 has made it a popular regional meeting venue, attracting meeting planners who prefer a laid-back setting with modern yet comfortable venues.
There is a slew of convention venues in Cobb County, starting with the sleek Cobb Galleria Centre, with 320,000 square feet of state-of-the-art space equipped for video conferencing and webcasting, 144,000 square feet of exhibit space all on one floor, a 25,000-square-foot ballroom, 20 meeting rooms and four boardrooms. Groups love the complimentary parking and that they don't get lost in the shuffle; meeting planners like that they can get plenty of assistance from the Atlanta Galleria Trade Show Alliance. Connected to the 521-room Renaissance Waverly Hotel, the Galleria is also linked by sky bridge to the Sheraton Suites Galleria. A total of 2,828 hotel rooms are within one mile of the convention center; dozens of shops and restaurants are within walking distance.
Renting the Cobb County Civic Center provides groups with 16,000 square feet exhibit space, three meeting rooms and a 10,704-square-foot ballroom. Nearby, the 2,750-seat Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre hosts opera, ballet, Broadway, concerts and more; it's a svelte venue for an off-site event, with a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, courtyard, terrace, full-service catering and access to public transportation.
Groups who convene in the new and contemporary Mansour Center, which offers 8,000 square feet of exhibit space, four meeting rooms, seating for 350 and a 4,000-square-foot ballroom, are also helping out: Revenue generated by rentals helps support programs for low-income families.
With numerous sports venues, Cobb County is also a popular meetings destination for various sports-focused groups, offering the East Cobb Baseball Complex, Lake Allatoona, Jim Miller Park and Al Bishop Softball Complex.
Some of Atlanta's legendary restaurants are actually Cobb County venues, including Canoe and South City Kitchen, and many offer private meeting space. Just 10 minutes away are Buckhead's many upscale attractions, shopping and dining options.
All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Approximate taxi fare: $50 USD
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