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Nessmith-Lane Center



The Nessmith-Lane Center is home to the Division of Continuing Education.

Located on the campus of Georgia Southern University, the state-of-the-art Nessmith-Lane Center offers all of the services of a first-rate conference center. Whether you are planning a conference, business meeting, executive retreat, workshop, seminar, symposia, wedding or reception, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are waiting to serve your needs. Our professional staff at the Nessmith-Lane Center can ensure a stellar experience.

The Nessmith-Lane Center is a popular choice for meetings and events and hosts a variety of conferences, seminars, summer camps, weddings, and meetings.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Division of Continuing Education is to support Georgia Southern University’s commitment to advance the State of Georgia and the region through offering a variety of outreach programs and Academic Affairs’ commitment to extend the learning environment beyond the classroom and promote life success. Guided by these commitments, the Division of Continuing Education will serve as the educational liaison between the academic colleges and administrative units at Georgia Southern University and our constituents (citizens, companies, governmental units, non-profit agencies, and professional organizations) of this region, state, nation, and world in delivering life-long learning opportunities and will provide Statesboro, Savannah, and surrounding communities with technologically advanced meeting, classroom, and conference facilities.

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Space Rental Pricing

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While you are planning the guest list, party theme, and the invitations, let us do the rest. Whether it’s a family or class reunion, retirement dinner or a birthday party, using our aesthetically pleasing and architecturally beautiful center will be the wisest choice you will make. From our professional staff to catering services with a menu of signature specialties, your event will be like the table setting: fabulous. After booking your event, we are confident your experience will be so memorable that you will recommend the center to colleagues and friends. Let us be your source.

  • Southern ballroom with seating up to 400 (buffet)
  • Smaller rooms for receptions and rehearsal dinners
  • Catering services with a menu of signature specialties
  • Dance floor
  • Plated dinner (optional)
  • Setup and cleanup accommodations
  • Entertainment accommodations
  • Wireless internet access
  • Meeting rooms of varying sizes
  • 376-Seat auditorium
  • Exhibit hall
  • Video conferencing capabilities
  • Trained technicians
  • Audio/Visual support
  • Conference planning services
  • Dedicated staff providing conferences, event planning, registration, marketing services
  • Convenient free parking

For additional information email or call 912.478.5555.

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Previous Clients

We are proud to service clients such as:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Dairy Queen
  • BB&T
  • Excelsior Electric
  • Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards
  • East Georgia Regional Medical Center
  • Ecotten, Inc.
  • GA/FL Soybean Association
  • Professional Association of Georgia Educators
  • Statesboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Southeastern Building Trade Association
  • Staplcotn
  • Wachovia Bank

When planning my daughter’s wedding reception, we wanted to find a venue that would be spacious, allowing for many tables, a band and room to dance. The Nessmith-Lane Conference Center was perfect!The Atrium was a great space for the bars and food stations. This allowed for even more space for dining and dancing in the Ballroom. The tables, chairs and tablecloths were included in the rental. How nice it was to walk into the Ballroom and see everything just as I had requested.

What a great experience I had working with the staff at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center. They were helpful and very professional in all aspects of the planning process. I also appreciated the input from the Blue Tie Catering Company in selecting the menu. The food was reasonably priced, and I received many positive compliments on the food.

I would highly recommend the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center for a memorable wedding reception!
–Dollie Spigener, Mother of the Bride


Nessmith-Lane Center
1st Floor, 847 Plant Drive
Statesboro, GA 30458
Phone: (912) 478-5555

Last updated: 6/26/2018