Magnolia Ballroom Transformation

Open, sleeker, brighter and more inviting

We recently completed some big changes to the Magnolia Ballroom here at the Georgia Center. The Ballroom was transformed into a brighter, more inviting space in which to host meals for 20 to 450. Windows replaced walls; sleek lighting fixtures replaced chandeliers and wall sconces. As always, we take pride in being part of UGA and are dedicated to providing excellent service.

We’ve retained our table seating for eight, but now can provide you a more comfortable dining experience with brand-new dining room chairs. Some ask why we use 60” round tables and seating for 8. It’s really simple – it is easier to speak with everyone at the table when it is smaller.

Magnolia Ballroom

Magnolia Ballroom before and after images

Savannah Room

This is the first major renovation of the Magnolia Ballroom since 2006 and follows the complete renovations of our kitchen and the Savannah Room Restaurant and Bar. To complement the Ballroom’s new look, we also renovated the restrooms that are located near the banquet area.

You can follow construction progress on the hotel website and through social media. If you are not already a Facebook friend, check out University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel at

We are very excited about this project and the opportunities that it will bring to better serve you, our clients. If you would like to come visit, we will be happy to share the artists’ renderings and our Sales Team will be glad to walk you through the project, painting a picture of what is to come. Of course, you are also welcome to reach out to me as well with any questions.


Dawn H. Cartee, Ed.D.
1197 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30602