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Can we bring in our own food? Can we use our own caterer?

Food and beverages for all corporate and weekday events must be arranged by the Mansour Conference Center event management team.

Social Event Planners are provided with a list of excellent caterers from which to choose for their parties and festivities.  This selection of fine caterers offers a wide variety of cuisines, ranging from Mexican fare to southern home cooking to Nigerian specialties and everything in between.  Food prepared by caterers not found on the Preferred Catering List  and “home cooking” may not be served at the Mansour Conference Center.

Do you have Wi-fi available?

Wi-fi is available throughout the Mansour Conference Center at no charge. The Mansour Conference Center event manager serving your event will be happy to provide the login and password for presenters and attendees upon arrival at the Center.

How do I book space at the Mansour Conference Center?

Once you have identified the banquet or classroom(s) and any additional services needed with the help of one of our event managers, you will receive a booking confirmation and a rental policy for review and signature. When these signed documents have been received, along with payment of 50% of room rental fees, the booking is confirmed.

Do you have a projector we can use? What do we need to bring to use it?

Most of our rooms have ceiling-mounted projectors available for rent, which will wirelessly show whatever is displayed on your laptop. You are encouraged to bring your own laptop, and you should not need anything further, other than an HDMI adapter if you are using an Apple/MAC.  

We advise bringing your presentation on a flash drive, just in case your laptop is not compatible with the Mansour Conference Center projectors. In this way, the presentation can be transferred to a Mansour Conference Center laptop and then to the screen.

If the classroom you are using does not have a ceiling-mounted projector, a portable projector is available.

When using Mansour Conference Center equipment, a Mansour Conference Center event manager will always be available to assist with the connection of the laptop or device to the projector.

Please note, Mansour Conference Center projectors are not compatible with iPads, Notebooks or Surface Books. 

Do you have a dance floor or stage?

The Mansour Conference Center does not have a dance floor or stage. Our carpet is very low pile, so movement on it is easy. Guests are welcome to rent a dance floor for their events, so long as drop off and pick up times are confirmed with your Mansour Conference Center event manager prior to the events. Your event manager will be happy to refer reputable rental companies from which to rent dance floors, stages, and other equipment you might need.

What time can I get into the room I rented?

Your access time to the Center is included in the booking confirmation, so be sure to consider this when reviewing this document during the booking process. Always be sure to include enough time for delivery, setup, decorating and removal of items after the event when setting the parameters for your event. Rental rates are based on the number of hours of access given to the Center, so adding hours prior to your event after the confirmation has been received will likely result in additional charges.

Will staff be there when I arrive and during my event?

Yes. A Mansour Conference Center staff member will be present for all events, greeting you upon arrival, attending to your needs during the event, and seeing you out at the completion of your event.

Will there be enough parking spaces for my guests and attendees? Is there a fee for parking?

The Mansour Conference Center parking lot is comprised of 200 spaces, which includes the lots on the south and west sides of the building, plus the employee parking at the rear of the building (which can be used for overflow parking). Additionally, the parking lot across Gresham Street to the north is available for Mansour Conference Center guests. Some street parking is also available on the east side of the building. All parking is provided at no charge.
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Who is responsible for cleaning the banquet room when my party ends?

This question applies to social events only. It is the customer’s responsibility to remove all of their materials at the end of the event, ensuring that all trash remaining is removed from the building and placed in the dumpster provided. Any large trash items on the floor should be removed, but you are not responsible for vacuuming or cleaning tables. The kitchen should be left in the condition in which it was found, with all party items and leftover food removed.

Can we decorate the room?

Certainly. We do have some restrictions regarding decorating, which can be found in our Social Event Policy. Generally, nothing can be used to decorate which will damage the facility or create a cleaning challenge above and beyond standard. So, we ask that you refrain from using glitter, rice, confetti, bubbles, nailing or tacking objects or banners to the wall. Up lighting, pipe and drape, table linens and centerpieces are all excellent décor options. Balloons may be used, provided they are firmly anchored.

Do you have a business center where we can make copies and send faxes?

We do not have a business center; however, your event manager will be happy to help you with a few copies or fax, should the need arise.

How many attendees can fit in the room?

Each of our rooms is a different size with a different capacity. Additionally, your room setup will determine the number of guests who will be comfortable in the room. The room capacities for each room in the various standard arrangements can be found here.

Can we reconfigure the room?

Each room has a standard, or default, arrangement. However, we are happy to customize the room setup to your specifications. (Some room setup changes will result in an additional fee.) If you choose to change the room layout on the day of your event, we may not have setup staff available to assist in the moving of tables and chairs. It is strongly advised that your room layout be carefully thought out prior to your event, to avoid last minute changes. But of course, should changes be needed, we will do everything we can to assist.

We are a nonprofit. Do we get a discount?

Nonprofit and governmental agencies are offered a discounted rate for events held on a weekday or weekday evening (with the exception of Friday evenings). This discount is generally 20%. Discounted rates are not available for weekend events. Click here to view our pricing.

If I bring my own projector and laptop, may I plug into your sound system?

No, we do not have that capability. For your presentation to be played through our sound system, we must connect a laptop (yours or ours) to our ceiling-mounted projector.

Do your conference center package prices include room rental charges? What about service charges?

Our pricing is all inclusive. That is, the price per person includes the room rental fee for the primary meeting room, all AV services needed, and all food and beverages included in the package. Should you need additional breakout rooms, additional charges would apply. Because packages include food and beverage, the only additional charge is 6% sales tax on the total package prices.

There are never any service changes at the Mansour Conference Center. 

Where are you located in relation to Atlanta? How far from the Marietta Square?

The Mansour Conference Center is approximately 20 miles north of the Georgia State Capital in the heart of Atlanta or 7 miles north of the perimeter (I-285). We are minutes from I-75 off exit 263, and immediately off I-75 on the Roswell Street Exit of the reversible Express Lanes. Click here for detailed directions.

Located in the heart of Cobb County, the Mansour Conference Center is minutes from the Marietta Square, where many great restaurants and entertainment can be found, and one block from the infamous Big Chicken at the corner of Roswell and Cobb Parkway/Hwy 41.

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Mansour Conference Center
995 Roswell Street, NE, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 701-0315

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Pam Brems, Center Director
(770) 701-0312
pambrems@mansourcenter.com

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