Hudgens Center for the Arts

6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth, GA
Capacity: 25,104 people

About Hudgens Center for the Arts

The Hudgens Center for the Arts features a beautiful Grand Hall and a stunning tile promenade for indoor events and parties, and the award-winning outdoor Al Weeks Sculpture Garden with lily pond and fountain for beautiful outdoor events. Both provide perfect backdrops for receptions and intimate gatherings. The Grand Hall and Rowe Promenade offer 2,200 sq ft of space, with the capability of handling a catered meal or reception. The Sculpture Garden offers 28,000 sq ft of enclosed, private outdoor space and features a lily pond with waterfalls and koi, and garden seating. The Garden was recently named an official Wildlife Sanctuary by the Audubon Society, and is a lovely setting for an outdoor wedding or reception.

Event Spaces

Executive Board Room
Exhibit Hall A
Exhibit Hall AB
Exhibit Hall ABC
Exhibit Hall B
Exhibit Hall BC
Exhibit Hall C
Grand Ballroom
Grand Hall
Meeting Room 1
Meeting Room 2A
Meeting Room 2AB
Meeting Room 2AB & 3AB
Meeting Room 2B
Meeting Room 2B & 3AB
Meeting Room 3A
Meeting Room 3AB
Meeting Room 3B
Meeting Room 4A
Meeting Room 4AB
Meeting Room 4B
Meeting Room 5A
Meeting Room 5AB
Meeting Room 5ABC
Meeting Room 5B
Meeting Room 5BC
Meeting Room 5C
Meeting Room 6A
Meeting Room 6AB
Meeting Room 6ABC
Meeting Room 6B
Meeting Room 6BC
Meeting Room 6C
Salon 1
Salon 1 & 2
Salon 1, 2 & 3
Salon 2
Salon 3
Salon 4
Salon 4 & 5
Salon 4, 5, 6 & 7
Salon 5
Salon 5 & 6
Salon 6
Salon 6 & 7
Salon 7
Sculpture Garden


Large Conference - An Eventective User from Acworth, GA

The Gwinnett Arena is a great place for large conferences to be held. I've been to several conferences there and the arena provided such a pleasant environment that allowed me to enjoy every conference. The staff has always been nice and easy to work with. The arena grounds are well kept and there's plenty of parking available to accommodate large crowds. There's also multiple entrance and exit points into the parking lots to allow traffic to continue to flow. Close parking is available for those that can't walk long distances. And there's a drop-off lane for those who are extremely limited in walking. It's easy to find and it's easy to get in and out of. There are also places within walking distance if there's a break in the conference. The inside of the arena is nicely decorated and well maintained. There are food venues open inside the arena to provide snacks, drinks, and whole meals. I have been very satisfied with every food item I've purchased. There's also plenty of room to set up tables to sell products or advertise upcoming events. There is plenty of seating in the arena for any event, with VIP seating available on the floor as well. It's easy to see the stage from any seat, so there isn't a bad seat in the house. And the seats are comfortable enough for those long-winded speakers that sometimes appear in conferences. The restrooms are kept very clean and well stocked even when there are large crowds. And there are plenty of bathrooms, so even the women's bathroom line isn't too long.

Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 25104