Weddings

Georgia Museum of Art

Athens, GA View map

About

The Georgia Museum of Art located on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. The museum can accommodate a variety of events, whether they’re intimate gatherings or larger groups. Distinctive event space and a dedicated team provide couples and their guests with an experience they’ll remember for years to come.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue offers several indoor and outdoor spaces to host your event. M. Smith Griffith Grand Hall features oversized windows, maple paneling, brushed steel, illuminated milk glass, and gray terrazzo floors. It can accommodate 270 seated guests or 350 standing. The Wilson Sculpture Garden is an outdoor space that includes changing sculpture exhibitions, cement tiles lined with green grass, bamboo, and a waterfall fountain. With room for a 30-by-50-foot tent, this space can hold 140–170 seated guests or 225 standing. The venue’s Education Center is ideal for more intimate gathering and features floor-to-ceiling views of the university’s Performing and Visual Arts Complex. It can accommodate 40 seated guests or 50 standing.

Services Offered

The museum provides venue rental for a range of wedding-related events, including engagement parties, showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. The venue’s helpful team works with you to help you create the wedding of your dreams. When working with the museum for their special day, couples will also have access to the following wedding services and items:

  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Decor
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking and valet
  • Tables and chairs
  • Wheelchair access
  • Access to WiFi

History

The Georgia Museum of Art was founded in 1945 and became open to the public in 1948. Both its facilities and collection have grown consistently since its early days. Today, the venue is in a contemporary building in the university’s Performing and Visual Arts Complex, housing 10,000-plus objects in its permanent collection. As an academic museum and, since 1982, the official art museum of Georgia, this venue provides a one-of-kind setting for couples to say “I do.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2500.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2000.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1000.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
September
December
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Recommended by 84% of couples
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    Katie Married on 10/24/2015
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    I had my reception here and it was gorgeous. When we first booked the venue for our reception, I was nervous about how it would turn out because I had trouble picturing the reception space decorated and set up. But it turned out gorgeous. I would highly recommend renting out the sculpture garden. We had our bar out there, and it was such a beautiful night, everyone loved the option to be able to go outside. It also gave people more of a chance to mingle. What was really nice was that they don't rent out the sculpture garden to anyone the night or day of your wedding, so it's available the day of, even if you haven't rented it yet. We were nervous about renting it ahead of time in case the weather turned out great, but Cassie (the event coordinator) said not to worry about it and we could just decide later when we saw what the weather was like if it was something we wanted to rent! The only negative aspect is since it's a museum, you cannot have open flames or red sauces, including red wine. That was not a problem for our wedding. Cassie was great to work with and I would highly recommend the Museum for any event!
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    The Ga Museum of Art is a beautiful venue. I loved the fact that I was able to have my ceremony and reception at the same location. The only draw backs are the limited parking and the restrictions of the museum (i.e. no open flames (candles or for catering) and no red wine or spaghetti sauce). Otherwise I think it's a great place to have a wedding

Deals

Georgia Museum of Art 1
Offer

We still have some Fall/Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 availability.

Take advantage now and save on facility fees! We're offering the Sculpture Garden at no additional charge when you book the Grand Hall through June 2020.

Discounted late 2019 & early 2020 Pricing(through June 2020): Grand Hall ($2,000) + Sculpture Garden ($0) = $2,000 Total

Fall 2020 & 2021 Pricing: Grand Hall ($2,500) + Sculpture Garden ($500) =$3,000 Total

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90 Carlton Street Athens, GA, 30602
7065420442

Sun: 1-5 PM Mon: Closed Tues: 10 AM-5 PM Wed: 10 AM-5 PM Thurs: 10 AM-9 PM Fri: 10 AM-5 PM Sat: 10 AM-5 PM
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Georgia Museum of Art frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Georgia Museum of Art?

Georgia Museum of Art includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Georgia Museum of Art, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Georgia Museum of Art includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting

At Georgia Museum of Art, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Georgia Museum of Art includes:
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Georgia Museum of Art in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Georgia Museum of Art for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Garden

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Georgia Museum of Art for wedding events?

Georgia Museum of Art offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Georgia Museum of Art offer?

Georgia Museum of Art offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Georgia Museum of Art offer for wedding events?

Georgia Museum of Art offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Georgia Museum of Art have available for wedding events?

Georgia Museum of Art offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Georgia Museum of Art and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Georgia Museum of Art is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in average response time, 4.3 in value and 2.8 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Georgia Museum of Art offer?

Georgia Museum of Art currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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