Northeast of and about 30 minutes away from the heart of Atlanta (as well as from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport), Norcross is a former 19th-century railroad town in Gwinnett County. With a downtown that finds its place on the National Register of Historic Places, this Atlanta suburb is characterized by open green spaces and sidewalk-lined streets that are lined with restored Victorians and original Craftsman cottages. Meeting planners considering Norcross will find the attractive town in the midst of an upswing, thanks to new restaurants and renovated spaces. There are many unique and unusual event venues in Norcross.
Traditional meeting venues in Norcross include the North Atlanta Trade Center, which offers 120,000 square feet of exhibit space, 40 hotels within a five-mile radius and free parking. Nearby, several popular attractions provide groups with entertainment plus event venue options, including Medieval Times and Stone Mountain Park.
Encircled by Stone Mountain Park's 3,200 acres of green space, the AAA 4 Diamond Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort is a popular facility for group venues in Norgross. With a total of 48 meeting rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting space, 311 rooms and a full spa, the Evergreen Marriott is the ideal place for meeting attendees to learn and be rejuvenated while just minutes from all of the attractions and entertainment that the City of Atlanta has to offer. Another popular resort property in Norcross, the Lodge at Simpsonwood provides 22,000 square feet of meeting space set against 227 wooded acres.
Other historic Norcross event venues are equally as elegant, with iconic wrap-around porches, outdoor piazzas, and lush gardens that extend meeting space. These include The Atrium, an antebellum home that can host 185 guests for a cocktail reception, and Flint Hill, which features landscaped gardens that double as an event space for private events for up to 350. The 173 Carlyle House is a special events facility that dates back to the 1900s and seats 300 for private functions.
Housed in an Old Train Depot in Historic Norcross, the family owned and operated Crossing Steak House offers several rooms for private or corporate events. Another family owned restaurant, Dominick's, offers a true Tuscan ambiance featuring brick walls and lanterns along with private event space. Elsewhere, Grace 1720 is also available for private events. Grace 1720 offers groups two different private dining options; the Upper Room can accommodate up to 35 guests while the Chef's table offers are more intimate experience with seating for 10.