Midtown sits just south of Buckhead and just north of Atlanta's commercial and financial districts. Meeting planners who seek the city's vibrant, energetic, and avant-garde edge will find it in eclectic, trendy Midtown. Defined by high rise condos, sophisticated hotels, popular restaurants, sidewalk cafes, independent bars, and upscale boutiques, Midtown is Atlanta's cosmopolitan heart. Midtown event venues have the advantage of being in one of Atlanta's most highly accessible areas.
Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is about 15 minutes away from Midtown by taxi. It is also by MARTA, Atlanta's rapid rail transit system via three main stations: North Avenue, Midtown, and the Arts Center. As an additional benefit, there is also a free shuttle that runs between the Arts Center Station and Atlantic Station, a newer Atlanta development featuring an outdoor shopping plaza, restaurants and several entertainment venues.
Many Midtown event venues are also its best-known cultural attractions. For example, Midtown is home to the esteemed High Museum of Art, offering meeting planners spaces like the Margaretta Taylor Lobby, which can accommodate 650 guests for a reception. Venues also include Woodruff Arts Center (with 35,000 square feet of meeting space), the Center for Puppetry Arts, and Center Stage. An Atlanta landmark, the Fox Theater also finds it place in Midtown, playing host to Broadway shows, opera, rock concerts and more. Groups can book one of four opulent ballrooms to enjoy its 1920s splendor, including the Grand Salon featuring an equally grand outdoor terrace. The Wimbish House, the Biltmore and Ivy Hall are also notable historic and unique Atlanta event venues.
Midtown hotels cater to the hip business traveler while offering equally slick meeting venues, including the techno-vibe, 466-room W Midtown (with 30,000 square feet of meeting space) and the 414-room Loews Atlanta Hotel (which features 40,000 square feet of meeting space). Other Midtown Atlanta hotels include the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, and the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown.
Midtown's pride and joy, Piedmont Park is undergoing a 53-acre expansion, it currently offers 30,000 square feet of meeting space within its 200-plus acres. Groups may also meet at the adjoining Atlanta Botanical Garden, surrounded by their pick of magnificent, fragranced gardens. The garden's many venues include the indoor, transparent Hardin Visitor Center and Conference Room, which can seat 100.
Top-notch dining venues in Midtown excel at serving food that's as beautiful to look at as it is to eat: establishments include Miller Union, Ecco, Empire State South, Bacchanalia, and Abattoir, to name a few.