How to Plan a Business Conference in North Georgia


Need to plan your next corporate retreat, meeting, conference, or training seminar. Why not bring your participants up to the North Georgia Mountains for an experience that’s unique, peaceful, and one-of-a kind. Here’s how:

Where? The Water Tower Conference Center, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, is surrounded by 6,000 acres of woods, nature, and the Coosawattee River. Group, business and leisure travelers find the North Georgia mountain location with its spectacular landscapes and rustic-country accommodations a refreshing change from the typical corporate meeting, retreat, and conference location. Outside of the center is distraction free, peaceful, woodland beauty, and inside of the center features stained-glass windows, awe-inspiring water tower architecture, and breath-taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Why? Located in the Coosawattee River Resort, the mountain resort is only 75 miles from downtown Atlanta and close to East Ellijay’s and Blue Ridge’s restaurants, shopping, and attractions. Sitting at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain Range, but still close to the major business centers in Atlanta, the center fulfills all business event needs. The conference center offers spacious, open meeting areas, custom package options, and amenities with The Villas at Coosawattee River Resort accommodations.

How? The conference center presents more than 1,000 square feet of the most inviting meeting space in North Georgia. Whether hosting a convention, board meeting, training seminar, or reception, the versatile conference center features unique and comfortable meeting areas including a loft overlook, sun room, upper salon room, and a fireplace room. These areas are capable of accommodating from 10 to 125 attendees in a variety of set-ups.

Catering packages include buffet style and a la carte meals. Diverse tastes of meeting attendees are indulged by preparing a variety of North Georgia mountain favorites. The Eagle Mountain General Store’s creations are hard to resist and made to order where you’ll appreciate light, continental breakfasts and deli luncheons.

The Villas at Coosawattee, also in the Coosawattee River Resort, offers accommodations ranging from one bedroom cabins to three bedroom villas and A-frames to multi-unit villa buildings. These accommodations are perfect for event guests and participants and are located at convenient locations throughout the resort. Whether accommodations are desired near The Water Tower Conference Center or near the Recreation Center or along the Coosawattee River, The Villas at Coosawattee provides a wide-variety of options. Rental features vary and include hot tubs, fireplaces, full kitchens, fabulous mountain & river views, and more. All rentals have access to the resort amenities: fitness facility, heated indoor pool with sunning decks, miniature golf, tennis, and more.

When? The area is optimal for a variety of team building activities on-premise or in the local area. Depending on the season, activities include tubing & kayaking, fishing excursions, hiking North Georgia, Recreation Center Spa Day, bowling, and golfing. Shuttle service and event staffing are available to customize per event. On-site AV equipment, Coosawattee Library, and meeting set-up are available as well.

How? Select from package options to create an optimal event. Accommodations, catering, shuttle transportation, and Coosawattee Resort staffing will enrich your corporate gathering. Tours of the facilities are offered, and Requests for Proposals are invited. The Water Tower Conference Center is the premier choice in North Georgia for your next meeting, retreat, or conference.