Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602 Map · Phone number
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About Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art is a venue 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-45-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.”

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2 Reviews for Georgia Museum of Art

Recommended by 84% of couples


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 2.8
  • Value 4.3
  • Average response time 4.5
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    Katie · Married on 10/24/2015

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 11/19/2015
  • User2624124 · 2+ years ago

    3.6
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      1.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    Sent on 06/18/2013

Georgia Museum of Art FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • 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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • 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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    2019 Bookings

    We still have some late 2019 availability. Take advantage now and save on facility fees! We're offering our off-peak pricing July through December.

    Message us for specific pricing as the amount discounted will change according to the spaces you choose.

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  • 90 Carlton Street Athens, GA, 30602 See on map
    7065420442 (Phone number)
    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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