Having officially opened its doors one month ago, the long-awaited Jekyll Island Convention Center is already winning extreme praise from state leaders, meeting planners and tradeshow executives.

Several hundred people gathered on May 20th to celebrate the official grand opening of the new Jekyll Island Convention Center. Gov. Nathan Deal held the large scissors and cut the ribbon on the highly anticipated new Convention Center, while the Golden Isles community came together to usher in a new era for Jekyll Island.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests to the event were invited inside the Center for an open house and self-guided tours. The response heard from first-time attendees was purely positive, with guests commenting on the center’s coastal color scheme, detail-oriented design and eco-friendly elements, including solar panels, an 80-gallon cistern for collecting and dispensing rainwater, and low-impact lighting.

The 128,000-square foot Jekyll Island Convention Center has been in planning for more than four years. Construction on the Center began in 2010, and was completed several months ahead of schedule and under the planned $50 million budget. Our opinion is that it was definitely worth the wait!

Plan your next business meeting, convention, trade show, wedding or special occasion at the new Jekyll Island Convention Center. On your next visit to the Golden Isles, we recommend stopping by the new convention center to explore the beautiful ocean front grounds. In addition, you can also find an amazing variety of other high quality conference venues in the Golden Isles. These include The Lodge at Little St. Simons Island, The Cloister on Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and the Sea Palms Resort on St. Simons Island. For a complete list please visit our 'Groups & Weddings' section on GoldenIsles.com.