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Event & Wedding Rentals - Available Facilities

Great Hall

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 the use of Stephensen Hall. The Great Hall is available nightly after 6 p.m. and can accommodate 400 people for a seated dinner and 600 people for a standing reception. Rental fees range from $5,500 - $6,000.* 

The Fernbank Café

The Fernbank Café provides an enclosed, intimate setting. An elegantly modern room, the space features 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 standing reception. It is available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Monday – Sunday after 6 p.m. Rental fees range from $2,000 - $3,500.*

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. The Star Gallery is available for events after 6 p.m. and can accommodate 100 people for a seated dinner and 120 for a standing reception. Rental fees range from $2,500 - $3,000.*

Stephensen Hall

This welcoming space is ideal for guest registration, cocktail hour or small intimate events. Dramatic two-story columns accentuate the high ceiling while arching, floor-to-ceiling windows keep the museum's beautiful grounds within view. Stephensen Hall can accommodate up to 350 for a reception and are available nightly after 6 p.m. Rental fees range from $3,000-$3,500. 

Dinosaur Plaza

Your guests can enjoy celebrating part of the evening on the Dinosaur Plaza, a unique outdoor setting for your event that features beautiful landscaping and a flowing dinosaur fountain, perfectly suited for a charming cocktail or ceremony. The Dinosaur Plaza can accommodate up to 250 for a standing reception or 150 for a ceremony and is available nightly March-September after 6 p.m. Rental fees range from $1,000-$3,500.*


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 standing reception or 150 for a ceremony and is available nightly March-September after 6 p.m. Rental fees range from $3,000-$3,500.*

Conference Rooms

The Conference Rooms can be rented separately or together. Collectively measuring 836 square feet, the conference rooms can seat 10 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. Audiovisual equipment is available for rental through the museum. The Conference Rooms are available from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Sunday. Rental for one side is $750 and $1,000 for the full room.

Board Room

For smaller meetings, try our elegant Board Room. Located on the 2nd floor of the museum, this room features a large permanent board table and a large arc window that provides a great view of WildWoods. There is also a built-in screen, whiteboard and flat-screen television. The Board Room seats 12 people and is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The rental fee is $500.*

Frances Wood Wilson Theater

Fernbank's Auditorium features cushioned seats, great acoustics, a 20' x20' built-in screen, a stage with hardwood floors and a projection booth. Additional audiovisual equipment such as podium, microphones and sound system is included. The Auditorium seats 171 people and is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sunday. The rental fee is $1,500.*

Fernbank Exhibits and Giant Screen Theater

Give your guests the VIP treatment by adding private access to the exhibit galleries and the Giant Screen Theater. Special exhibits and custom-selected giant screen films can enhance your guests' experience. Exhibit rentals are one exhibit for $1,000 or $2,500 for all indoor exhibits. The Giant Screen Theater rents for $2,500 (includes one showing of an in-house film).

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*Rental fees depend on day of the week, time of day and year and total spaces rented. There is a $6,000 rental minimum, as well as $4,000 beverage minimum, for all Saturday evening events. Rental prices include use of the museum’s tables and chairs, and evening rental also includes use of a dance floor. Contact us for more information and/or a detailed quote.