Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is a waterfront wedding venue in Auburn, Alabama. Located at the entry of Auburn University’s main campus, the 40,000-square-foot property features travertine stone decorations on the outside, plus well-maintained gardens, open terraces, and grand galleries.
Facilities and Capacity
The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art can host up to 400 guests in its indoor and outdoor event spaces. The Susan Philips Gardens is an outdoor event space, ideal for couples looking to host a ceremony in a natural setting. It features a reflecting pool, meditation fountains, and artistic sculptures. The Grand Gallery can seat up to 140 guests and host up to 400 guests in a cocktail reception. The Museum Café is an indoor event space that can host up to 50 seated guests and 75 guests in a cocktail reception. The Carlisle Lobby offers enough standing room for up to 125 guests, and is perfect for hosting indoor ceremonies and special events. The venue also has an auditorium, which can seat up to 127 guests, and a terrace overlooking a sparkling lake and picturesque landscapes.
The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art offers a variety of services for wedding events, such as ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and engagement parties. Its services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Alex · Married on 03/30/2019
Words can’t begin to express how exceptional the Jule Collins Smith museum is as a wedding venue. The space itself is breathtaking, and served as an elegant setting for our event. But I also want to flag that Rachel (the museum coordinator) is a COMPLETE JOY to work with - a professional, considerate, creative, organized event magician guru who answered all of our (many, many) questions, provided incredible insights and helped make our wedding day a truly special event. From toasts in the beautiful atrium to dining in the spacious gallery, from the dance-party on the terrace to taking our photos in the elegant gardens - choosing Jule Collins as our venue was one of the best decisions we made in the wedding planning process!Sent on 05/14/2019
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art's reply:Alexandra - Thank you so much for your sweet words! Working with you and your precious family was such a joy and I wish you all the best.
Samantha Gacasan-Alwine · Married on 04/13/2019
JCSM was THE dream venue. Rachel sent me layout suggestions a few months before our wedding and everything just fell into place. I fully trusted everything she suggested since they know the space so well. The museum is beautiful on its own and we decided to let it speak for itself. The only things we had on our reception tables were our tablecloths and beautiful flower arrangements. It was perfect! We held the ceremony and reception in the same area and Rachel and her team performed the flip during cocktail hour without any problems and in such a timely manner! Everyone at JCSM was phenomenal. We were required to use their in-house caterer, Ursula’s Catering, and the food was spectacular!! We live out of state so all our planning was done via phone and email. We loved every minute of our wedding and our venue and caterer had so much to do with that!!Sent on 04/26/2019
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art's reply:Samantha! Thank you so much for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure working with you throughout this process! Wishing you and Matthew all the best!
Deborah · Married on 06/30/2018
Although our event will not take place until late June, we are very pleased with every aspect of our experience with this venue so far. If considering this venue, I would suggest taking a tour and booking very early as venues as lovely as this one book up fast!Sent on 03/14/2018
Now that our daughter's wedding has passed, I wanted to follow up on this review. Words can't sufficiently express how totally pleased we have been with our choice of Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art for our reception venue. Rachel and the staff are attentive to every detail and are very professional. Each and every member of this staff made every aspect of our daughter and son-in-law's reception amazing! We highly recommend this venue for one's special event and cannot thank Rachel and the museum staff enough for attending to every detail to make this evening far exceed our expectations!
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art's reply:Deborah, We absolutely cannot wait to help you celebrate such a special wedding weekend! Thank you so much for the kind words, we truly love serving our brides and their families.