The Great Hall provides an enchanting setting featuring dramatic lighting, a view into natural woodlands from the Terrace and a breathtaking glass ceiling that soars 86 feet above the world's largest dinosaurs. Rental of the Great Hall includes use of the Lobby and outdoor Terrace, which can be used for a cocktail hour or other set-up, at no additional charge. The Great Hall can accommodate 400 people for a seated dinner and 600 people for a reception. It is available Saturday – Thursday after 6pm. Rental fees range from $5,000 - $6,000.*
The Fernbank Café provides an enclosed, intimate setting. An elegantly modern room, the space features a baby grand Steinway piano, white columns, and a panoramic window view into the surrounding woodlands. The Café can accommodate up to 100 people for a seated dinner and 125 for a reception. It is available Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm and Monday – Sunday after 6pm. Rental fees range from $2,000 - $3,500.*
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. The Star Gallery can accommodate 100 people for a seated dinner and 125 for a reception. It is available Saturday – Thursday after 6pm. Rental fees range from $2,000 - $2,500.*
This welcoming space is ideal for guest registration, cocktail hour or a reception. Dramatic two-story columns accentuate the high ceiling while arching, floor-to-ceiling windows keep the Museum's beautiful grounds within view. The Lobby can accommodate up to 350 for a reception and is available Sunday- Thursday after 6pm. 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. The Terrace can accommodate up to 250 for a reception and is available Sunday – Thursday after 6pm. Rental fees start at $2,000.*
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. The Conference Rooms are available Monday – Sunday from 8am – 5pm Rental for one side is $750 and $1,000 for the full 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. The Auditorium seats 178 people and is available Monday – Sunday from 8am – 5pm. The rental fee is $1,500.*
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. Exhibits rent for $1,000 and the IMAX® Theatre rents for $2,500 (includes one showing of an in-house film).
Contact us at 404.929.6390 for social inquiries (weddings, proms, etc.), 404.929.6334 for corporate inquiries or use our online form.
*Rental fees depend on day of the week, time of day and year and total spaces rented. There is a $6,000 rental minimum for all Saturday evening events. Rental prices include use of the Museum’s tables and chairs. Saturday night rental includes use of a dance floor. Call or email for a detailed quote/more information.