Located between Atlanta's bustling downtown and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the ATL Airport District offers unparalleled convenience for groups of all sizes to gather. Home to the only airport-connected convention center in the country via the ATL SkyTrain, the District boasts a variety meeting spaces and charming, out-of-the-box venues that deliver world-class service with an easy and authentic vibe. The unique venues highlighted below provide opportunities to match any group’s style or theme, from car lovers to foodies and everything in between, when planning a micro-event in the District.
Venues With the Wow Factor
The District has several distinctive venues that can't be found anywhere else. Ever had a reception in an airplane converted into an event space? You can do just that at The Delta Flight Museum. Need more space? Try dining under the wings of a Boeing 767 plane to take your event to new heights. Guests will enjoy touring the museum's engaging exhibits and the only Boeing 737 flight simulator open to the public in the US.
If your group has a need for speed, then the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta is impossible to beat. Treat guests to the experience of testing their driving skills on world-renowned racetracks in the simulator lab, zipping around the two test tracks from the passenger seat during a demo lap, or touring the ever-changing collection of historical Porsche vehicles on site. The Porsche Experience Center Atlanta offers a variety of spaces with stunning views of the track that are perfect for everything from important meetings to seminars to social gatherings for six to 800 attendees! The Kimpton Overland Hotel is located right next door for premier lodging and convenience.
Venues With a Classic Theme
Consider The Academy Theatre for a fun micro-event featuring a live show! Founded in 1956, the theatre is Georgia’s longest-running professional theatre and is highly regarded for its productions of classic and contemporary plays. Whether you would like to host a private party or put on a performance of your own, this venue is sure to garner a standing ovation from your audience!
The College Park Women’s Club is ideal for any event looking to capture a true sense of history and charm. The Woman’s Club is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit service organization situated in the heart of Historic College Park. Camellia Hall’s signature ballroom features an elegant stage with a beautiful grand piano and antique brass chandeliers suspended from the 18-foot barrel-vaulted ceiling. Guests will enter the ballroom through beautiful lead-glass double doors leading into a welcoming salon with an antique crystal chandelier and original fireplace. Events can also be hosted outdoors in the breathtaking tea garden among oak trees and camellia bushes. The venue is also equipped with a full-service kitchen, making it convenient for caterers to provide delicious food options.
Looking for a more traditional venue? There’s no shortage of amazing restaurants and hotels in the District. Located in Hapeville, Paper Plane offers authentic Thai cuisine and an impressive bar sure to please a crowd. The restaurant features a private event space upstairs and three patios connected by winding walkways lined with beautiful art and decor. This venue provides the ideal backdrop for an evening micro-event or group happy hour and is also available for full buy-out for a larger gathering. Also available for full buy-out is Hapeville's Brass Tap. With a brew selection sure to appeal to any beer-loving palate and a tasty food menu to boot, hosting an event here is sure to leave everyone full and happy.
Nestled in a College Park residential street, the Manchester Arms Pub's inviting patio is great for a relaxed gathering, or opt for the cozy private space upstairs. The tasting room and outdoor beer garden at Arches Brewing, the District's resident craft brewery, serves up a variety of pints in a relaxed environment. Their staff is well versed in the local food truck community to round out a happening happy hour. The Atlanta Airport Marriott features a vibrant design and convenient venue location in the District. Planners can choose from an array of indoor and outdoor spaces that will cater to any type of event. Providing over 30,000 feet of event space and easy access to many local attractions, it is an ideal venue for visitors. The Kimpton Overland Hotel is a great choice for those who want action-packed views to complement their event. Creating a sophisticated, European vibe, The Rooftop at the Overland overlooks the Porsche Experience Center racetrack and the captivating runways of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
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