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G R E AT H A L L F E R N B A N K C A F the S TA R G A L L E R Y L O B B Y T E R R A C E I M A X T H E AT R E

Bryant Upchurch

Fernbank Museum

Events

EVENTS EVENTS EVENTS

Danced atop prehistoric


sea fossils?
Socialized beneath
a ceiling of
twinkling stars?
Rental Space

BANQUET

recepTion

theatre
Style

SQ. FEET

Auditorium

178

Board Room

12

Conference Room
A or B

Located just minutes from midtown


Atlanta, Fernbank Museum of Natural
History invites you and your guests

Event

James E. Fitts

Jeff Bach

Fernbank Museum

Have you ever dined


beside the worlds
largest dinosaurs?

capacity

AVAILABILITY

PRICING

1,520

8 a.m.5 p.m.
7 days a week

$1,000

280

8 a.m.5 p.m.
7 days a week

$500

50

836

8 a.m.5 p.m.
7 days a week

$500

$2,000
$2,000
$3,500
$3,000
$3,500

to enjoy an evening like no other. A


spectacular venue for your special
event, Fernbank is nestled among the
rolling estates and scenically landscaped
Olmsted parks of the historic Druid Hills
neighborhood. The Museum combines
stately elegance and unique character
with a variety of settings ranging from
intimate to grand.

The Fernbank Caf

100

125

200

2,496

8 a.m.5 p.m. MondayFriday


5:30 p.m.1 a.m. Friday (JanuaryNovember)
6 p.m.1 a.m. Friday (December only)
6 p.m.1 a.m. SundayThursday
6 p.m.1 a.m. Saturday

Front Lobby

100

350

150

2,000

6 p.m.1 a.m. SundayThursday

$2,000

Great Hall

400

600

200

8,400

6 p.m.1 a.m. SundayThursday


6 p.m.1 a.m. Friday (December only)
6 p.m.1 a.m. Saturday

$5,000
$5,500
$5,500

IMAX Theatre

315

4,600

6 p.m.1 a.m. SaturdayThursday


6 p.m.1 a.m. Friday (December only)

$2,500
$2,500

The Star Gallery

100

125

200

2,040

6 p.m.1 a.m. SundayThursday


6 p.m.1 a.m. Friday (December only)
6 p.m.1 a.m. Saturday

$2,000
$2,500
$2,500

Even at first glance, your guests will


know your event is distinctively special
as they approach Fernbanks regal
entrance from a long, softly-lit drive,
crowned by the Museums beautiful
brick faade and illuminated pillars.
Incredible features, including the worlds
largest dinosaurs, limestone fossil
floors and the twinkling stars of
The Star Gallery, add a touch of
wonderment to your occasion.
Our professional staff is dedicated to
helping you plan a successful and
unforgettable event of any size, ranging
of up to 2,500 guests. We invite you to
explore all the opportunities available
for events at Fernbank Museum of

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from a small gathering to a large party

MINIMUM RENTAL FEES:


$2,000 SundayThursday
$5,500 Friday (December only)
$5,500 Saturday
Capacities may vary based on setup needs.

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Natural History.
Host your event at Fernbank museum

Questions? call our event coordinators at 404.929.6390.

Drew Newman

The Great Hall atrium features


dramatic lighting, a view into natural
woodlands from the Fernbank Forest
Overlook and a breathtaking glass
ceiling that soars 86 feet above the
worlds largest dinosaurs. The Great
Hall provides an enchanting setting
that takes a cue from the brilliance of
daylight or the glow of the moon.
A white spiral staircase, lofty columns,
light brick archways and fossil-filled
limestone floors add neutral, yet
spectacular, touches to your event
while allowing an open palette for
personalizing your dcor.

Museum tables and chairs, and


offers use of the Lobby and outdoor
Terrace, which can be used for a

GREAT HALL

cocktail hour or other set-up, at no


additional charge.
Wittmayer

Fernbank Museum

Wittmayer

The

Rental of the Great Hall includes

Rental Fee:

$5,000 SundayThursday

$5,500 Friday (December only)

$5,500 Saturday

GREAT HALL, FERNBANK CAF AND


the STAR GALLERY package:

$8,500 SundayThursday

$9,000 Friday (December only)

$9,000 Saturday

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Host your event at Fernbank museum

Questions? call our event coordinators at 404.929.6390.

The

Located adjacent to the Great Hall,


The Fernbank Caf provides an
enclosed, intimate setting. An elegantly
modern room, the space features a

The

FERNBANK CAF

STAR GALLERY

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.
The Fernbank Caf provides various
options to meet your event needs.
Elegant draping can create a pre-function
staging area for cocktail hour or an
intimate event space. We also provide
the option of using either the Frank
Gehry furnishings or the Museums
special event tables and chairs.
Rental Fee:

$2,000 daytime (MondayFriday)

$2,000 Friday evenings

(JanuaryNovember)

$3,500 Friday evenings

(December only)
$3,500 Saturday evenings

$3,000 SundayThursday evenings

Jeff Roffman

James E. Fitts

Fernbank Museum

James E. Fitts

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. The sea and stars combine with complimentary access to
The World of Shells exhibition, featuring a collection of exotic and beautiful shells from around the world. The Star Gallery

is a spectacular setting for dinner, cocktails, hors doeuvres or a variety of other set-ups. And with 542 twinkling stars to set
the mood, the forecast for your event always calls for an enchanting evening.

Rental Fee:

The STAR GALLERY AND IMAX theatre package:

$2,000 SundayThursday

$4,000 SundayThursday

$2,500 Friday (December only)

$4,500 Fridays (December only)

$2,500 Saturday

$4,500 Saturday

Host your event at Fernbank museum

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Questions? call our event coordinators at 404.929.6390.

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Wittmayer

Wittmayer

AND THE IMAX THEATRE


An event at Fernbank Museum of
Natural History isnt only about the
gathering room. Give your guests
the VIP treatment by adding private
access to the exhibition galleries and
IMAX Theatre. Special exhibitions
and IMAX films can enhance your

AND TERRACE

guests experience. Please visit


fernbankmuseum.org for information

Jeff Roffman

The Lobby can be more than an entrance

Lobby

Exhibitions

on special exhibitions and IMAX


offerings, or ask a special events
coordinator about ordering custom
films to best suit your event needs.

for your guests. This welcoming space


is ideal for guest registration, cocktail

Rental Fee:

hour or a reception for up to 350 people.


Dramatic two-story columns accentuate

l $2,500 for IMAX Theatre and


$1,000 for each additional show

the high ceiling, and arching, floor-to-

$1,000 per exhibition

ceiling windows keep the Museums

SaturdayThursday

beautiful grounds within view.

Friday (December only)

The outdoor Terrace gives you the

Martinis & IMAX

opportunity to add an open-air

You can host an event in The Fernbank

experience to your special event.

Caf during Fernbanks popular

Overlooking the perimeter of Fernbank

Martinis & IMAX, held on Friday

Forest, the Terrace is the perfect

nights, January through November.

way to take advantage of Atlantas

Located directly off of the Great Hall,

temperate seasons while enjoying the

The Fernbank Caf can be reserved

Museums distinctive natural ambiance.

for a private corporate happy hour or


an evening social event or a rehearsal
IMAX Corporation

Rental Fee (per space):


$2,000 SundayThursday

$2,500 Saturday evenings

$4,000 SundayThursday

$4,500 Saturday evenings

Dan Schultz

Fernbank Museum

lobby and IMAXtheatre package:

dinner, while also allowing your guests


to enjoy the live music and vibrant
atmosphere of Martinis & IMAX.
Caf Rental Fee:

$2,000 Friday

(JanuaryNovember)

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Host your event at Fernbank museum

Questions? call our event coordinators at 404.929.6390.

Fernbank Museum

Fernbank Museum of Natural History offers exclusive evening rentals for your event. Your event coordinator will
work with you from start to finish and will be on-site at the beginning of your event. After our event coordinator has ensured
everything is running smoothly, an event supervisor will remain on-site through the end of your event. Call our Special

Booking

Events Department at 404.929.6390 to check availability for your event.

Confirming an Event Date


Fernbank will hold a date for up to 14
days as a courtesy while you review
our rental information and policies.

BOOKING AN EVENT
After 14 days, your date will be
confirmed only after we have received
a signed rental agreement and payment
in full. We also require that you supply
a certificate of insurance that insures
the Museum for the evening of your
event, which we must receive no later
than 14 days prior to your event date.
Please request our facility rental
agreement for specific coverage
requirements and other details.
Event Start and End Times
Because Fernbank runs programs
daily, the Museum is available for
evening special event rentals only
after 6 p.m. All events must conclude
by 1 a.m.*
Catering
We have hand-selected the finest
Atlanta caterers to service your event
at the Museum. All food must be
provided by one of these approved
partners. Fernbanks preferred
caterersAffairs to Remember, A
Divine Event, Bold American Catering,
Dennis Dean Catering, A Legendary
Event and Proof of the Pudding
proudly offer a variety of menu
options and services for your event.
Please contact the caterers directly
for more information.

AN EVENT

Parking
We offer our event guests free
parking in the Museum parking lots.
The parking areas can accommodate
371 vehicles for self-parking. Valet
parking or alternative transportation
is mandatory for all events with an
estimated guest count of 600 or more.
If your event requires additional off-site
parking, you will be responsible for
arranging and contracting the space
and shuttle service.

APPROVED CATERERS
Affairs to Remember
affairs.com
404.872.7859
Bold American Catering
boldamerican.com
404.815.1178
Dennis Dean Catering
DennisDeanCatering.com
404.475.1002

Music
We can accommodate indoor music
in any of our rental spaces. Music
levels must conform to standard
county noise ordinances, and outdoor
music must end by 11 p.m.

A Divine Event
adivineevent.com
770.587.9117

Museum Appearance Changes


Because our exhibitions change
periodically, we cannot guarantee the
rented space listed in the contract will
have the same appearance as originally
viewed. Our event coordinators will
notify you as quickly as possible of
any significant changes expected in
the Museums appearance.

Proof of the Pudding


proofatlanta.com
404.892.2359

Additional Services
We are happy to arrange additional
services for your event such as coat
check, audio visual needs, special
shopping hours in the Museum Store,
volunteers to answer questions
inside exhibitions and more. Some
fees may apply.
To provide your event with an added
touch, our Museum Store personal
shoppers provide complimentary
assistance with finding unique,
quality gifts for your guests. Please
ask your event coordinator for
specific information.

A Legendary Event
legendaryevents.com
404.869.8858

PREFERRED LIGHTING
VENDORS
Active Production and Design
activeproductionanddesign.com
404.633.3527
Magnum Companies
magnumco.com
404.872.0553

Please contact the Special Events


Department at 404.929.6390
to learn more about planning
an event at Fernbank Museum
of Natural History.
* 
We also can accommodate daytime event
needs in our Auditorium, Board Room, The
Fernbank Caf and Conference Rooms.

Beverage

SERVICE

We are proud to offer premium beverage services for your event. There is a choice of three bar set-up options: a hosted bar based
on hourly payment, a hosted bar based on consumption or a cash bar. You may also choose between a premium bar which
includes liquor, beer and wine, or a limited bar that includes beer and wine. Both options include non-alcoholic beverages.
Hourly Prices per Person: Client is charged a flat rate per person.
HOURLY PRICING

TIER ONE WINES

TIER TWO WINES

Premium Bar
(3-hour event)

$24 per person


Each additional hour $5.00

$25.50 per person


Each additional hour $5.50

Limited Bar
(3-hour event)

$19 per person


Each additional hour $4.00

$21.00 per person


Each additional hour $4.50

By-the-Drink: Client is charged for actual number of drinks served.


Premium Mixed Drinks

$6.50 per drink

Beer

$4.50 per bottle

Wine, Tier One

$5.50 per glass

Wine, Tier Two

$6.50 per glass

Champagne

$5.50 per glass

Soft Drinks, Bottled Water

$2.00 each

Additional Charges
Applicable charges may include, but are not limited to: beverages, bartenders, wine passers, 7% sales tax and 18%
service charge. Full beverage payment is required 14 days prior to your event.
Labor
We require one bartender for every 75 guests, which incurs a fee of $25 per hour, per bartender for event time, 1 hour set-up
and 1 hour break down (5-hour minimum). Fernbank also offers wine passing for receptions and wine service during dinner.
Please contact an event coordinator for more information and additional pricing.
Additional Beverage Options
At your request we will offer martinis and cordials for $7.50 per glass. Sparkling wine is also available at $5.50 per
glass. We will gladly assist with special ordering any liquor, beer, wine or champagne not on the standard beverage list.
Beverage Minimums
There is a beverage minimum of $3,000 on all Saturday evenings as well as Friday evenings in December. Beverage
minimums do not include labor, service or tax charges.
Outside Beverages
An outside caterer may provide beverages that are limited to: hot/cold tea, coffee, non-alcoholic punch, and water.
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Questions? call our event coordinators at 404.929.6390.

fernbankmuseum.org
General Information: 404.929.6300
Event Coordinators: 404.929.6390
Fax: 404.929.6406

G R E AT H A L L F E R N B A N K C A F the S TA R G A L L E R Y L O B B Y T E R R A C E I M A X T H E AT R E

Kristen Alexander

Fernbank Museum

Fernbank Museum of Natural History


767 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307