Gwinnett Center and Arena
Location is everything, and the Gwinnett Center and the Arena at Gwinnett Center are in the heart of Northeast Atlanta's business and premier housing districts. Located off of I-85 and Sugarloaf Parkway, the Gwinnett Center is just minutes from the major districts in Gwinnett, including Gwinnett Place, Mall of Georgia, Peachtree Corners/Technology Park and many others. Dining options are numerous, with many restaurants within walking or a 5-minute drive. Click here for a list of restaurants in the immediate area. Click here for driving directions.
The 80-acre lakefront campus is beautifully landscaped and architecturally stunning, with soaring atriums and modern angles offering a beautiful backdrop for any event. Anchoring the convention Center is the column free, 50,000 square foot Exhibit Hall with 28-foot ceilings and an unlimited floor load. The Exhibit Hall is an ideal venue for trade shows, conventions, concerts and sporting events. It can be easily transformed into a sophisticated site for a large banquet seating over 2,800 people. With two drive-in ramps and six covered, well-lighted dock bays, set-up and break-down are a smooth and efficient process for over 300 exhibitors. Our crowning touch is our exquisite Grand Ballroom. With a 25-foot ceiling height and versatile flexibility, this 21,600 sq. ft. ballroom helps meet the demand for additional space. It can accommodate 1,500 people in a banquet setting, and can be quickly reconfigured. The lakefront pre-function space (7,500 sq. ft.) offers a wonderfully gallery area for a cocktail reception or relaxation.
The Arena at Gwinnett Center has a seating capacity of 13,000, and features a state-of-the-art house reduction system that can easily and comfortably convert the space for groups from 3,500 to 13,000. The Arena includes 38 corporate suites, wider seats, a high-end sound system, exceptional back of the house amenities, green room and a spacious concourse.
The 702-seat Performing Arts Center has all the technological enhancements found in a Broadway playhouse. It is ideal for stage productions, musical performances, intimate concerts, corporate or civic events. The theatre setting provides excellent visibility and acoustics, and the high-tech sound system is enhanced by a removable orchestra shell.
The Center also features an executive teleconference suite, 14 break-out rooms, wireless Internet access and hotspots throughout. The food and beverage department, Proof of the Pudding, has an excellent reputation for creative cuisine, and the top-notch staff has a deserved reputation for excellence in client relations.
Group Accommodations / Meeting Planning Assistance
The Explore Gwinnett staff is pleased to provide complimentary assistance for meeting and event planners - whether holding their meetings at the Gwinnett Center, or any Gwinnett hotel or event facility. Our professional and seasoned staff can assist you in finding the right venue, discounted group accommodations, provide local knowledge about things to see and do, schedule site inspections and welcome/registration assistance. Click here to get connected to the Explore Gwinnett sales staff.