It’s not just what’s within the walls that make the Savannah Convention Center captivating. Take a peek out of any window and observe some of the most phenomenal sights from the Old South and the new. Step out of the Exhibit Halls into the River Concourse to find a panoramic view of the Savannah River coupled with some of the world’s largest ships passing daily. Floor-to-ceiling windows, accented by the wood details of the Chatham Ballroom, showcase the sculptural Talmadge Bridge where massive ships from far and near pass daily. The adjoining Georgia International Gallery features an adjacent courtyard overlooking the river with impressive vistas of the city skyline, while soaring corridors adjoin 13 divisible Meeting Rooms, 4 finely appointed Board Rooms, along with a state-of-the art, 367 fixed-seat Oglethorpe Auditorium.
The River Concourse is designed with efficient event management in mind.
The central location of this 10,000 sq. ft. space gives event managers a bird’s eye perspective on activites taking place throughout the Center. With abundant space, natural light and supporting utility/telecommunications throughout, the River Concourse provides the flexibility needed to stage and manage various functions, including event registration, breaks, and even large receptions.
For attendees, the River Concourse is a relaxed, spacious passageway linking all major spaces in the facility. A two-story atrium with floor to ceiling windows, the Concourse looks out on magnificent views of Savannah’s authentic 19th century waterfront and, through multiple entrances, proves direct access to both the river front Esplanade and the Exhibit Hall.
Just outside the grand Chatham Ballroom lies the Georgia International Gallery, overlooking the sparkling Savannah River through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. This is an unforgettable setting for cocktails and other meet-and-greet opportunities, and an elegant anteroom for even the most formal affairs.
Just off the River Concourse, Tondee’s offers a special retreat for more intimate event functions in the ambiance of a neighborhood cafe. Tondee’s relaxed atmosphere and numerous service amenities, including a fixed bar, make it ideal for daytime or evening receptions, presentations or simply socializing. Stepping through the doors to the riverfront Esplanade adds an outdoor dimension to any event at Tondee’s.