Meet in a destination with more when you bring your event to Columbus, Georgia. Shaped for successful meeting experiences, our convention package is one of the most well-rounded in the region—all within walking distance of expansive meeting spaces and venues, modern hotels, diverse cultural experiences, crave-worthy restaurants and an abundance of outdoor adventures.


Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center

The Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center totals over 180,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space – that includes nearly 55,000 square feet of exhibit space in its North, Center, and South halls, a nearly 22,000-square-foot ballroom, and 17 breakout rooms for meetings of any size and description.The 200-year-old building underwent a major retro-fitting of mechanicals, technology, sound, and other components.

Take a virtual look at the facility and floor plans of the Iron Works to see how the two stories of floor space are laid out, and get a first-hand visual experience before you even walk through the doors.

The Specs

  • 182,000 square feet of meeting and event space
  • 54,982 square feet of exhibit space
  • A 21,153-square-foot square-foot ballroom
  • 17 breakout rooms
  • New state-of-the-art, full-service kitchen and staff led by a world-renowned executive chef
  • A/V technology capabilities
  • Loading dock facilities
  • Crews for move-in and technical support

The Trade Center also offers three different event packages—Package A, Package B, and Package C—priced to accommodate any group size and budget. Planners can contact the VisitColumbusGA team for more information.

With the completion of new hotels and renovations, over 500 hotel rooms are now within walking distance of the Trade Center, along with more than 24 downtown restaurants, a 22-mile riverfront linear park and a vibrant arts & Entertainment District.

Accommodations for All in Uptown


Columbus Marriott

Convenient as it is charismatic, the newly renovated 178-room Columbus Marriott is Uptown’s full-service hotel adjacent to the Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center and top cultural attractions.

Built around a restored cotton mill and now a national landmark, the hotel features a seamless blend of professional service and luxurious amenities with spacious guest rooms, five adaptable meeting venues, an outdoor pool, fitness center and the onsite restaurant, Houlihan’s.

New in Uptown


AC Hotel by Marriott Uptown Columbus

  • 125 rooms, six stories
  • $20 million boutique hotel
  • Includes an AC Lounge with local craft beers, cocktails, & tapas-style dining
  • Easy walk from the Trade Center



Hotel Indigo Columbus at Riverfront Place

  • 107 rooms, seven stories
  • $30 million hotel overlooking the Chattahoochee River
  • Nearly 2,500 sq. ft. of meeting space for up to 100 attendees
  • Features a ‘farm-to-table’ restaurant & rooftop bar with 180-degree views in open-air space
  • Minutes away from the Trade Center



City Mills Hotel

  • 64 rooms
  • 1800s Uptown grist mill transformed into a luxury boutique hotel
  • On-site restaurant Millhouse Kitchen + Bar opening Spring 2022
  • Situated on the banks of the Chattahoochee River


Hampton Inn

  • 100+ rooms, five stories with views of Uptown & the Chattahoochee River
  • Includes a meeting room, special event spaces, and a 24-hour business center
  • Located at the corner of Broadway and West 12th Street, an easy half-mile walk from the Trade Center
  • Opening Soon


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More Facilities for Your Meeting


Columbus Civic Center

The 10,000-seat arena in Columbus’ Uptown District offers 23,000 square feet of flat floor space and 5,000 square feet of hospitality suites, a full-service kitchen, and support personnel along with equipment for move-in.



RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Uptown Meeting District, the River Center is ideal for general sessions of all sizes, offering a 450-seat concert hall and 2,000-seat theatre with three levels along with a grand public space perfect for receptions and gatherings.



Columbus State University

About 15 minutes from Uptown on the university’s main campus, the Cunningham Conference Center features a 5,432 square-foot banquet hall, six seminar rooms, an executive boardroom and technology support that is second to none. 

On the main campus, the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center features a 2,400 square-foot auditorium, a 3,312 square-foot banquet hall, three large conference rooms and classrooms.


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Accessibility to Adventure, Arts & Entertainment

Almost as appealing as the nature and variety of outdoor recreation found in Columbus is the accessibility to it all. From the mild to the wild, attendees can experience adventures, arts and entertainment right outside the hotel room—all in a beautiful and historic city with riverside charm.

  • Ride the river like nowhere else on the longest urban whitewater course in the world.
  • Take a stroll along a 22-mile riverfront linear park.
  • Hike or bike over 60 miles of trails.
  • Explore renowned museums of historical, artistic and military importance
  • See a show at one of seven performance theaters within walking distance of the Uptown District.


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Getting Here is Easy


Located in the heart of the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus, GA is an ideal drive-to destination for attendees to get here in a cinch. Georgia’s second-largest city is conveniently under a 90-minute drive from all directions.

  • Atlanta, GA from the North - Take I-85 South
  • Montgomery, AL from the West - Take I-85 North
  • Albany, GA from the South - Take Highway 82 West
  • Macon, GA from the East - Take US Highway 80 West

Groome Transportation Shuttle Services: Operating in Columbus, the shuttle service offers 36 round trips daily between the city and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Columbus Airport (CSG):  The Columbus region is served by the Columbus Metropolitan Airport, which offers daily service to cities served by Delta Air Lines with nonstop service from Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) to Columbus Airport (CSG) and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).  The airport is just minutes away from the heart of Uptown.

Let our expert sales and services team at VisitColumbusGA help you start planning a destination with a convention package that can offer more for your meeting in Columbus.

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