Location: Morrow, Georgia
Type of Venue: Off-site, events center
Capacity: 350 guests
Nearby Accommodations: Drury Inn and Suites Atlanta Morrow
A lot can happen in 15 minutes. For some people, that’s the time it takes to walk one mile; for others, it’s the perfect length for a power nap. For meeting planners, 15 minutes could mean an ideal amount of break time or a rousing round of ice breakers. For the creators of the Morrow Center Special Events Venue in Morrow, Georgia, it’s the maximum amount of time they want their guests to have to drive from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.
Meeting guests can go from baggage claim to event space — located just off Exit 233 on Interstate 75 — in as much time as it takes to order a cup of coffee. The center opened in 2009 to fill the growing need for a state-of-the-art private event venue that offers easy access and vast meeting options in a gorgeous setting. Today the center is a top choice in metro Atlanta for corporate gatherings, receptions, reunions and celebrations of all kinds throughout its six unique meeting and event spaces.
Every detail in the building’s design was incorporated to assist in creating a space for memorable moments. The standards of excellence extend from the first call to the take-down from the event itself. The center even created its own manifesto, which proudly states, “Our passion is perfection, and your satisfaction is our non-negotiable obligation.”
The finely appointed spaces are easily adapted for various types of events, from intimate gatherings to medium-size conferences and even large festivals. The center employs a capable team full of members that are trained to constantly brainstorm new and innovative ways to cater guests and focus on every detail, no matter how small. The center’s signature blend of Southern hospitality and sophisticated service makes it an excellent choice for small meetings, gatherings and events.
The meeting spaces at the Morrow Center are spread throughout six different venues within the building. The Grand Ballroom’s beautifully decorated space is great for larger gatherings and events of up to 320 guests. The Industry Room is a favorite for receptions and is capable of hosting up to 350 guests. For smaller gatherings or board meetings, groups can choose among the Rather Room, the Griffith Room and the Redd Room; each holds 24 guests. The Lounge is a bit larger, with room for as many as 50 guests.
Meeting planners can select from the Morrow Center’s list of preferred caterers, which includes some of the top chefs in the greater Atlanta area. Planners can select from kosher-friendly menus with Chef Cary’s Cuisine, or they can impress the crowd with her Norwegian smoked salmon display with capers. The authentic Creole and Southern cuisine offered by Big Bon Appetit put it on the food map in Georgia long ago. The caterer offers interactive seafood boils or award-winning shrimp and grits for its meeting guests. Decadent desserts are available, but nothing ends an event better than the Southern staples of bread pudding or warm peach cobbler. Alcohol is available.
Each of the meeting spaces within the Morrow Center is easy to adapt for various types of events, from intimate gatherings to medium-size conferences. The experienced planners at the center love brainstorming new and innovative ways to cater to guests, with details that will create lasting memories. Parking is free for all event guests, and the team offers free menu and bar curation along with complimentary Wi-Fi while on the property. The venue’s timeless Art Deco decor can be changed to suit any theme or event style, and customizable lighting casts a dramatic glow on events any time of day.
Before and After
The Morrow Center is just 15 miles from the heart of Atlanta, where there’s no shortage of entertainment options for guests who want to explore the city before or after events. Guests don’t have to travel far to find excitement, though, as the center sits directly beside Southlake Mall, and it is surrounded by a wide range of delicious restaurants and lounges. Nearby, guests can explore a gorgeous nature preserve, catch a movie at an Imax theater or hit the pavement at any of the nearby walking trails for a stroll through the center of the city of Morrow.