The Classic Center

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300 N Thomas Street Athens, GA 30601



  • Internet access
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Piano
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

AV capabilities

  • AV capabilities

Distance from airport

  • 4.1 mi. from venue


  • Complimentary parking
  • Paid parking

The Classic Center Meeting Space

Total meeting space118,604 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms1
Largest room56,000 sq. ft.
Second largest room54,025 sq. ft.
Space (Private)Available
Space (Semi-private)Available
Space (Outdoor)Available
Exhibit Space55,000 sq. ft.

Local Attractions

Athens Welcome Center

5 minutes away
The Welcome Center is a house museum, gift shop and home to Classic City Tours. Please call 706.353.1820 for tour schedule and reservations.
280 e Dougherty St
Athens, GA, US 30601

The Classic Center Theatre

The 2,050 seat grand showplace hosts touring Broadway productions, headline entertainers, the Athens Symphony and Robert Osborne Classic Film Festival.
300 N Thomas St
Athens, GA, US 30601

The Morton Theatre

5 minutes away
One of the first vaudeville theaters inthe United States built, owned adn oeprated by an African American. The Morton opened in 1910 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The fully restored Morton is a rental facility that hosts a wide rante of dramatic and musical performances. Call 706.613.3770 for information.
195 W. Washington St
Athens, GA, US 30601

Downtown Athens

0 blocks away
Experience downtown Athens where you will find fine dining, savy shopping, live music and the cultural arts. Sample the creations of our local chefs, meet speciality shop owners and enjoy the sights and sounds of our local artists. Under a canopy of tree-lined streets downtown Athens pulses from morning the the night with a successful mix of over 65 speciality shops, 55 restaurants and 40 nightspots.
Athens, GA, US 30601

The State Botanical Garden of GA

This 313 acre preserve features five miles of trails, a stunning tropical conservatory and themed gardens showcasing native and international flora. Special events and programs held year-round. The garden is also an Important Birding Area as named by the GA Audobon Society. Gift shop and cafe on site.
2450 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA, US 30602

Lyndon House Arts Center

10 minutes away
Community visual arts complex includes large airy galleries, a children's wing, artists' workshops and a gift shop. Please call 706.613.3623 for exhibit information.
293 Hoyt St
Athens, GA, US 30601

University of GA

3 blocks away
The Classic Center is located within walking distance of the Univeristy of GA.
Athens, GA, US 30602


The Classic Center is built into the fabric of Downtown Athens, echoing the energy of the college town with its rich music history, outstanding shops, restaurants, and breweries, along with walkable access to hotels, making Athens a winning destination for all types of events and a place that everyone can enjoy. • Northeast Georgia’s premier award-winning convention center, performing arts theatre, covered outdoor pavilion, and new multipurpose arena • Versatile and can hold many events including concerts, family shows, sporting events, community events, conferences, and conventions • In-house facility planner, housing bureau, and registration services • In-house world-renowned caterer, Levy, ready to provide meals for groups of all sizes

Additional Information

We want you to “Be Impressed” during your visit at The Classic Center. Our world-class facilities provide the perfect one-stop shop for your events. • Booking an event with us includes an in-house facility planner, housing bureau, registration services, marketing services, and more! • We are LEED-Certified and Green Meetings Certified • Connected by two major highways- Highway 29 and Highway 441 • Convenient to two interstates- I-20 and I-85 • Just 80 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport • Easy access to over 20 desirable hotels, just minutes from The Classic Center. o The Hyatt Hotel connects directly to The Classic Center o Hilton Garden Inn directly across the street from The Classic Center About Athens: • Experience the Athens Beer Trail or rent out the Athens Beer Trolly • Home of The University of Georgia’s State Botanical Gardens • Trace Athens' storied music heritage through the Athens Music Walk of Fame, an installation of plaques to honor the artists who have contributed to Athens’ iconic musical heritage. • Home of the University of Georgia, Several Art and History Museums, and many walking/biking trails.


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