1 Meeting Place
Valdosta, GA 31601
Charisma – convenience – customization
Valdosta is home to the James H. Rainwater Conference Center with its majestic cypress lake as its signature feature. The surrounding city is a blend of rich southern heritage with charm, hospitality and character, creating the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable meeting. When planning your next business meeting, educational seminar, or fun festival, look to South Georgia, look to the Rainwater Conference Center.
Activities abound with Wild Adventures Amusement Park, the Valdosta Wake Compound, golf and much more. Visit Raisin’ Cane to “experience agriculture” by touring a real working farm, a produce market and Agri-tourism business, children can learn where their food comes from.
Downtown is eclectic and vibrant with boutiques, art venues and dining, appealing to all tastes. Valdosta’s central location is perfect for daytrips to Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Georgia’s coastal islands like St. Simon and Jekyll. Visit the Okefenokee Swamp Park which introduces you to unique plant species, rare birds and the opportunity to learn about ancient Okefenokee cultures.
Valdosta is the heart of South Georgia along the well traversed I-75 corridor, the half-way marker between Orlando and Atlanta. Take the scenic drive (230 miles from ATL) or fly direct daily commercial flights to and from Atlanta. The perks of the destination and the James H. Rainwater Conference Center as a meeting venue are one-stop convenience, complimentary parking, with hotels that offer an inclusive breakfast meal with stay. Surrounding the Conference Center are over 4,000 affordable hotel and motel rooms, along with abundant restaurant and shopping options. Hotel packages upon request. Pet friendly accommodations available.
Detailing is the key to any event’s success. Our well trained conference staff will assist you in tailoring your event specifications. Additionally we offer free Wi-Fi, and assistance with planning the entire visit not just the core meeting. The conference center boasts 33,000 square feet of versatile column free meeting space, creative sets, specialty lighting and spacious pre-function areas which create just the right ambiance for your event. Let’s not forget the lovely covered Veranda, seating 200 guests and offering the vista of the lake.
The Rainwater Conference Center is committed to making your job as the meeting planner easier and your meeting seamless. We focus on you, so you can focus on your event!
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