Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia

4 Great Places for Group Meetings in Georgia

Bring people together at locations on the beach, in the mountains, in a small town and in the city.

When it comes to hosting groups — from corporate meetings, student trips, and sports tournaments to family reunions and destination weddings — Georgia has it all. The state features a delightfully diverse landscape and equally varied activities, so whether you're looking for an idyllic beach escape or a scenic mountain retreat, history or high-tech activities, small-town vibes or big-city experiences, there's something to suit every preference.

Here are four options for group events in Georgia, including locations at the beach, in a small town, in the mountains and in the city. Whichever you choose, your group is sure to love the venues as well as the after-hours activities nearby.

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Beach

Turtle mosaic outside the Jekyll Island Convention Center
Turtle mosaic and beach outside the Jekyll Island Convention Center

Jekyll Island

You can't beat a meeting that comes with beach access. The Jekyll Island Convention Cen­ter — the Southeast's only such oceanfront facility — has high-tech hookups and space for groups from 200 to 2,000. 

Whether you're into history, nature, or ultra-fresh seafood, this coastal destination has it all. Choose from accommodations at the historic 1887 Jekyll Island Club Resort or a variety of national chains.

During downtime, guests can visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, explore on two wheels with a bike tour, or check out the island's recently reimagined museum, Mosaic. The sporting set will find 63 holes of golf spread across four courses and one of the best soccer facilities in the nation.

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Small Town

Creature Comforts Taproom in Athens, Georgia. Photo by @eatwell_traveloften_enjoyart
Creature Comforts Taproom in Athens, Georgia. Photo by @eatwell_traveloften_enjoyart

Athens

Georgia's Classic City holds wide appeal, from its rich musical legacy to its institutions, such as the State Botanical Garden and the University of Georgia. The city's Classic Center includes 35 meeting rooms and a newly expanded 56,000-square-foot exhibit hall, as well as the Akins Ford Arena, ideal for cheerlead­ing, volleyball, and tae kwon do tournaments.

Stay at the univer­sity- and music-themed Graduate Athens, Hyatt Place, or other national chains. Spend downtime taking in live music at the legendary 40 Watt Club, free exhibits at the Georgia Museum of Art, a meal at celebrity chef Hugh Acheson’s original Five & Ten, or a beer at Creature Comforts Taproom.

Wherever your group goes, everyone will appreciate the hip-meets-homey vibe.

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Mountains

Sunset from Brasstown Valley Resort in Hiawassee, Georgia
Sunset from Brasstown Valley Resort in Hiawassee, Georgia

Hiawassee

Escape to this picturesque town in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains where Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa offers creative team-building activities set against the backdrop of jaw-dropping mountain vistas. Attendees can stay on property, at the nearby 104-guestroom Lake Chatuge Lodge, or in one of the many area cab­ins.

Plan a day trip to explore North Georgia's wineries, climb to the state's highest point at Brasstown Bald, or wander the 33-acre Ham­ilton Gardens, the Southeast's largest collection of rhododendrons. Lake Chatuge offers a wealth of recreational opportunities and plays host to fishing tournaments and rodeos. (The town is also home to the state's premier pickleball complex.)

With all-weather activities and seasonal events, including the beloved Georgia Mountain Fair, this mountain community allures year-round.

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City

Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia
Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia

ATL Airport District

Convenience and amenities are top draws at this district just south of Atlanta centered on the world's most traveled airport and four neighbor­ing communities — College Park, East Point, Hapeville, and Union City. Host guests at the massive Georgia International Convention Center or at the more than 60 hotels — including national brands from Westin to Hilton — that offer a variety of meeting space options.

The district also boasts world-class athletic facilities, which welcome baseball, football, soccer, rugby, and lacrosse tournaments, as well as the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park, the official home to the Atlanta Dream and to the Atlanta Hawks G-League team, the College Park Skyhawks.

Explore aviation history at the Delta Flight Museum, sip local beer at Arches Brewing, test your racing skills at the Porsche Experience Center, or stroll the revitalized downtown area of College Park and explore a plethora of diverse restaurant options. Plus, you're just a 10-minute MARTA ride to the heart of Atlanta and all it offers.

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