Planners looking for a quintessentially Southern experience, a laid-back, relaxed environment and with convenient accessibility turn to the many historic event and meeting venues in Norcross. With a downtown area listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Norcross is a shining example of urban redevelopment, its restored Victorians and original Craftsman cottages doubling as unique event venues for groups choosing to meet in this quaint historic town.
Northeast of and about 30 minutes away from both Atlanta and Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Norcross is a former 19th-century railroad town in Gwinnett County, known for its charm and small town feel. Groups will find the town in the midst of an upswing, thanks to new restaurants and renovated spaces, many offering non-traditional, intimate meeting event venues within walking distance.
Traditional meeting venues in Norcross include the Gwinnett Center and North Atlanta Trade Center, with 120,000 square feet of exhibit space, 5,000 hotel rooms within a seven-mile radius and free parking. Nearby, several popular and family-friendly attractions provide groups with entertainment plus event venue options including Medieval Times., Groups will also feel they're miles from the hustle and bustle of metro Atlanta at these Norcross special event venues like Stone Mountain Park.
Pedestrian-friendly and lined with sidewalks, Norcross has long been considered a resort getaway for city-weary Atlantans, a tradition that lives on at destinations such as the Lodge at Simpsonwood, a wooded 227-acre setting for retreats and team building, with 22,000 square feet of meeting space. Other historic Norcross event venues are equally elegant, with iconic wraparound 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.
Another stately mansion with landscaped gardens that doubles as an event venue is Flint Hill, available for private events for up to 350. The 173 Carlyle House is a special events facility that dates to the 1900s and seats 200 for private functions.
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: $65 USD
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