Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center has established relationships for services commonly used in our facility. These vendors have a working knowledge of the facility, staff and guidelines. These vendors include contract security, coat/luggage check, transportation, floral/décor, and audiovisual. Please contact the event coordinator for a complete list of preferred service providers.
Service animals are permitted at Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center. The ADA defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to aid an individual with a disability. A guest whose service animal poses a threat to the safety of other guests and employees may be asked to escort the animal off the premises.
In the event of an emergency such as a fire, bomb threat, inclement weather, medical emergency or criminal activity, notify the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center public safety and the event coordinator immediately. All calls to outside law enforcement and medical response units shall be communicated to CGC public safety in accordance with the Center’s emergency operating procedures. For more information, check out our facility guidelines.
The Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center is directly connected to the 220-room Macon Marriott City Center Hotel, which offers attendees spacious accommodations, complimentary breakfast, and pool and fitness center access, combined with the convenience of staying steps away from the venue.
In addition to the adjacent Macon Marriott City Center, the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center is close to some of the area’s other top rated hotels including the Riverview Hotel & Event Center, 1842 Inn, Econo Lodge Macon, Best Western Riverside Inn, and the Hilton Garden Inn Macon.
Yes, our Macon, GA convention center offers custom catering for events. A state-of-the-art kitchen, the artistry of our culinary experts, and the fresh, innovative approach of Executive Chef Eric Riley come together to give rise to extraordinary gastronomic experiences.
Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center is the exclusive provider of food and beverage services; however, exposition sponsoring organizations and/or their exhibitors may distribute sample size food (bite size) and/or non‐alcoholic beverage products (4 oz. container) with written authorization by the Center. Additionally, temporary food service permits must be obtained from the Georgia Public Health Department 30 days in advance of the event.
Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center is the exclusive provider of food and beverage services. State law prohibits alcoholic beverages from being brought into the convention center. The Center will refuse alcoholic beverages to all persons unable to offer proper identification confirming that they are at least twenty‐one (21) years of age, or persons who, in the Center’s food and beverage staff’s sole judgment, appear to be intoxicated.
Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center has three points of entry. Exhibitors must use the back-loading dock via Coliseum Court to the loading area. Meeting room/ballroom clients may utilize the doors in the rotunda for the move in and out of small amounts of materials/exhibits. Materials may be transported through the rotunda entrance or east entrance by hand or rolled luggage/carrier with no more than two wheels.
Staff is available for a fee Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm to assist with the shipping and receiving of documents or packages. Meeting and ballroom freight/packages will be accepted no earlier than 72 hours (3 business days) prior to the scheduled event and will be returned to sender C.O.D if received earlier. Please complete the Shipping & Receiving Notification Form and attach it to the package.
Ordering power, telephone, compressed air, and other services is easy with our Online Ordering option. You can order services anytime, although discounts are offered for orders placed more than 14 days in advance.
Exposition sponsoring organizations and/or their exhibitors may distribute sample size food (bite size) and/or non-alcoholic beverage products (4 oz. container) with written authorization by the Center. The Georgia Department of Public Health requires that any exhibitor who will be sampling food and beverage on the show floor obtain a temporary food service license.
The Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center is conveniently located just minutes away from downtown Macon near the intersection of Interstates 16 and 75. Our proximity to Atlanta and the Harts-field Jackson Atlanta International Airport also ensures easy access for most Georgia residents.
Located near downtown Macon, our convention center hosts some of Central Georgia’s biggest trade shows, exhibitions, and expos. The Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center publishes a calendar of upcoming public events and job fairs. Please contact the event sponsors for more information.
Ample handicapped parking is available directly in front of the main entrance. If the spaces are full, additional handicapped parking can be found outside the east entrance. Please see our campus map for the exact locations. guests and attendees that need it can be dropped off in the rotunda area of the main entrance and an elevator ride to the second floor will take them to the event spaces. To maximize ease of access, all of Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center’s event space is located on one level.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge at the concierge desk. Our Macon, GA convention center offers numerous accessibility features to ensure a pleasant experience for all guests and attendees." The term 'special needs' is now considered politically incorrect.
Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center is adjacent to the 220-room Macon Marriott City Center Hotel offering luxurious accommodations and upscale amenities for a delightful stay experience. Guests can also choose from 5,000 additional hotel rooms available in the vicinity of our convention center. Click here to learn more.