Atlanta has major charisma. Spend any time in this hospitable city and it becomes clear why so many businesses and corporations have chosen to call Atlanta home. This city is not only the capital of the state of Georgia, many consider Atlanta the capital of the South. The large airport, the central location, solid public transportation, vibrant culinary scene, and a strong sense of historic identity make Atlanta an attractive choice for your company’s next meeting or conference. The only trouble is there’s so many great choices for good looking meeting spaces in the ATL, it feels almost impossible to choose. The Vendry has pared down some of the top venue choices in Atlanta below, so take a look to see what will work for your next annual meeting, convention, conference, off-site, team retreat, or board meeting.
Neighborhood: Peachtree Heights Wes
Capacity: 1235 standing, 700 seated
Your meeting will get the white glove treatment when you book at the St. Regis Atlanta, a luxury hotel in Buckhead with an unmatched attention to detail. If you are looking for a stunning meeting space, look no further than the John Jacob Astor Boardroom. The custom-built conference table makes the room feel important, as does inspiring views of Buckhead through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Plan to present? This boardroom has your presentation covered with audio/visual equipment, flat screen display, and Wi-Fi all offered within the room. The service is impeccable here, so utilize the on-site staff as well as the dynamite catering options.
Neighborhood: Buckhead Village
Capacity: 200 standing, 225 seated
Meet like you mean it at Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, a mid-century modern boutique hotel in upscale Buckhead Village. There’s ballrooms, hospitality suites, and tons of green space outdoors, but the real standout is the Gingko room. This 683-square foot space for up to 60 seated is filled with a large conference table, velvet drapes and couches, and all the audio/visual equipment you will need for a successful presentation. A meeting or off-site at Kimpton Sylvan is treated like the special event that it is. Enjoy consultations for room set-up from their experienced staff, support for all your tech needs, and out-of-the-box choices for catering options.
Neighborhood: North Buckhead
Capacity: 300 standing, 360 seated
Placed perfectly in the heart of prestigious Buckhead at Phipps Plaza, Nobu Hotel Atlanta lives up to the worldly acclaim of the Nobu empire. Modern luxury abounds here, as do first class amenities for your next corporate meeting. There’s a 4,200 square foot conference center, as well as a tastefully appointed pre-function room. But turn your attention to the Sakura boardroom, and eight-person, influential room that features a conference table and all the tech. Your jaw will drop at the catering choices at Nobu Hotel Atlanta, but you should not be surprised. With 36 hotels and 56 restaurants worldwide, Nobu’s reputation precedes it all.
Neighborhood: Buckhead Forest
Capacity: 50 seated
Experienced meeting planners are at the ready at The Burgess Hotel Atlanta, prepared to make your meeting, presentation, or off-site a smashing success. Modern style meets tradition at this Tribute Portfolio Hotel and meeting space in Buckhead Forest, with the ability to accommodate 40 business associates. Their Dynasty Boardroom feels as important as it sounds. It’s a 354-square-foot conference room for 12 people and functions as a permanent boardroom. The Dynasty is equipped with the latest video conferencing technology and includes a 55-inch flat-screen TV and state-of-the-art audio/visual technology. Pro tip: transform this gorgeous space into a private dining room for the evening.
Capacity: 4,600 standing, 2,500 seated
Do you need lots of choices for meeting room sizes in one central location and then some? Take a look at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Even corporate Marriott International chose this location for its Leadership Summit a few years ago, thanks to its varied spaces and room to stretch out for pop-ups and experientials. Centrally located in Downtown Atlanta, there’s more than 160,000 square feet of meeting space here, with ballrooms and salons galore. In-house catering and top-of-the-line tech makes this space a no-brainer for your large corporate conference or convention.
Neighborhood: North Buckhead
Capacity: 1000 standing and seated
The Whitley Atlanta Buckhead, a part of The Luxury Collection, invites you to elevate your next meeting here in town. With 15 elegant meetings spaces offered up at their hotel in North Buckhead, your organization is sure to find one that suits your needs and headcount. And for your decision-maker meeting needs, book The Director’s Room. In this bright room with bay windows and subtle checkered wallpaper, host a meeting of 12 power players. Enjoy unique amenities like secretarial and translation services, overnight delivery, and copy services. Presentations are no-stress with The Whitley’s on-site tech services, and offerings like an LCD panel, projector, microphones, and teleconferencing.
Capacity: 300 standing, 250 seated
The Georgian Boardroom within The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Midtown Atlanta will make all your power players feel like they are the epicenter of it all. This boardroom takes all its cues from this gorgeous, traditional hotel, offering world-class amenities for your important meeting. With 672-square feet of space, 18-foot ceilings, and a large wood conference table that seats 20, the Georgian Boardroom covers all the bases. There is dedicated bandwidth for conferencing across the globe, and an LCD projector package offer should your meeting need it. And the cuisine here is so good, it just might make you rethink how well catered lunches can be done.
Neighborhood: Buckhead Village
Capacity: 415 seated
Positioned as an urban retreat in the luxurious Buckhead neighborhood, Thompson Buckhead feels influential and powerful – perfect to host your next corporate meeting, training session, or off-site. Choose the Boardroom, a space that truly makes a statement. With only room for 10 of your key players, this space has a white marble conference table, executive-style chairs, acoustic paneling, and local artwork. There’s even a wet bar to help set the stage for productivity. After the work is done, invite your associates to retire to The Study within the Thompson Buckhead, a secluded spot with comfy lounge furniture, a double-sided fireplace, and cuisine catered by James Beard nominee Todd Ginsberg.
Plan your next high-powered gathering in The Boardroom of the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta. Dark wood paneling envelopes this room, which exudes success in every direction. From the 12-person conference table to the state-of-the-art technology, The Boardroom will serve your conference or off-site to a tee. There’s teleconferencing capabilities, an LCD projector, and an audio/visual tech on-site. Choose brunch or luncheon items from the Ritz-Carlton’s remarkable menu options. The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta is also committed to protecting the Earth’s natural resources, and is dedicated to reducing their environmental imprint, even during the meetings they host. All meeting venues offer recycled paper products and pens, water service options, and organic and local food.
Capacity: 100 standing, 50 seated
Close to Centennial Park and Philips Arena, Glenn Hotel in downtown Atlanta invites you to experience their take on modern Southern hospitality. This boutique hotel, a part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, features tons of options to get your team together for meaningful meetings. Be sure to check out their BOARDROOM. This sophisticated space features a long conference table with recessed electrical panels and room for 12 of your decision makers. Presentations are seamless here with an LCD projector and screen (or if your team kicks it old school, flips charts and easels). This space is comfortable and efficient, and will surely elevate your next meeting or conference.
Capacity: 1000 standing or seated
Even though the Loews Atlanta Hotel is quite large offering 40,000 square feet of meeting space, there are plenty of charming pockets to host a small but mighty meeting of the minds. Book the Executive Boardroom on the 14th floor and be prepared for your team to be blown away with the views of sparkling downtown Atlanta. This 480-square foot space has floor-to-ceiling windows on either side of the room, and a large conference table that can seat 18. While filled with natural daylight, this room features blackout shades to darken the room for presentations. There’s outlet/sockets at each seat, video conferencing, Wi-Fi, a direct dial point, and all the audio/visual you will need to make your high-level meeting a success.
Atlanta is the perfect choice for your corporate meeting or conference. A great airport, friendly locals, and an easy climate takes a lot of stress out of your planning. Now you’ve turned your attention to the venue, so it’s time to pull out your checklist. Just like planning in any other city, there are things to consider before booking your meeting space in Atlanta:
· What is the event’s purpose? Whether a training session, board meeting, or team off-site, a clear event reason must first be established.
· Who is going to be there? The headcount will help you land on how big (or small) of a space you can research.
· What is my budget? Followed closely by your guest count is that omni-present budget – be sure to include items like rentals, tax, and gratuity.
· What is my theme? The overall tone of your event must be there before signing up with a venue (hopefully a space that matches that theme).
· What are my must-haves? If you need high-tech audio/visual and there’s no way around it, make certain your venue offers it.
· What venue checks all these boxes? Atlanta meeting spaces are ready to host your meeting with open arms, but don’t compromise on your must-haves!
Atlanta is filled with professional spaces that are prepared to host your corporate conference, meeting, or offsite – it’s just a matter of sourcing them. Allow The Vendry to help you cut through all the noise with its advanced search filters for the most beautiful meeting spaces in Atlanta. Find your next corporate meeting spot today!