Available Facilities

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Great Hall

Great Hall

The Great Hall provides an enchanting setting featuring dramatic lighting, a view into natural woodlands from the Fernbank Forest Overlook and a breathtaking glass ceiling that soars 86 feet above the world's largest dinosaurs. Rental of the Great Hall includes Museum tables and chairs, and offers use of the Lobby and outdoor Terrace, which can be used for a cocktail hour or other set-up, at no additional charge. Rental fees start at $5,000.*


The Fernbank Café

The Fernbank Café provides an enclosed, intimate setting. An elegantly modern room, the space features a baby grand Steinway piano, white columns, a panoramic window view into the surrounding woodlands, and artistically-designed bentwood tables and chairs crafted by renowned architect Frank Gehry. Rental of The Fernbank Café includes use of the Lobby and Terrace (Saturday - Thursday evenings). Rental fees start at $1,750 for daytime events and $2,000 for evening events.*


The Star Gallery

One of the most unique event spaces in Atlanta, this stunning oval room with dramatic mood lighting features a fiber optic ceiling that showcases the constellations of the evening sky. This space provides a spectacular setting for dinner, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a variety of other set-ups. Rental of The Star Gallery includes use of the Lobby and Terrace. Rental fees start at $2,000.*


Museum Lobby

This welcoming space is ideal for guest registration, cocktail hour or a reception for up to 350 people. Dramatic two-story columns accentuate the high ceiling while arching, floor-to-ceiling windows keep the Museum's beautiful grounds within view. Use of the Lobby is complimentary with rental of the Great Hall, The Fernbank Café or The Star Gallery. Rental fees start at $2,000.*



Fernbank's Terrace gives you the opportunity to add an open-air experience to your special event. Overlooking the perimeter of Fernbank Forest, the Terrace is the perfect way to take advantage of Atlanta's temperate seasons while enjoying the Museum's distinctive natural ambiance. Rental fees start at $2,000.*


Conference Rooms

The Conference Rooms, can be rented separately or together. Collectively measuring 836 square feet the conference rooms can seat 50 to 100 people depending on set-up. Rooms are adjustable according to your personal preference using 6' rectangular tables, 48" round tables and chairs, all of which are included with rental of the room. Rental fees start at $750 for half of the room.*



Fernbank's Auditorium features cushioned seats, great acoustics, a 20' x20' built-in screen, a stage with hardwood floors and a projection booth. Additional audio-visual equipment is available for rental through the Museum. Rental fees start at $1,500.*


Fernbank Exhibitions and IMAX® Theatre

Give your guests the VIP treatment by adding private access to the exhibition galleries and IMAX® Theatre. Special exhibitions and custom-selected IMAX® films can enhance your guests' experience. Ask a special events coordinator about ordering custom films to best suit your event needs. Exhibits rent for $1000 and the IMAX® Theatre rents for $2500 (includes one showing of an in-house film).

Contact us at 404.929.6390 for social inquiries (weddings, proms, etc.) and 404.929.6334 for corporate inquiries or use the online form.

*All rental fees listed are base fees. Actual rental fees depend on time of day and year and total spaces rented. Call or e-mail for a detailed quote.