The National Infantry Museum, located in Columbus, Georgia, can be used as a historic ceremony and reception venue for couples. Situated 15 minutes from downtown Columbus, the museum features more than 70,000 artifacts from the last 240 years of American military history. A truly unique location for a wedding, guests will certainly remember private tours of the Last 100 Yards Ramp, the gorgeous Front Rotunda architecture during the ceremony, and the elegant Grand Hall.
Facilities and Capacity
The museum has both indoor and outdoor spaces to be used for ceremonies and receptions. Couples can use the beautifully restored WWII Street Chapel for a smaller ceremony, or the larger Cavezza Hall or Lobby for larger weddings. The Lobby boasts 6,500 square feet of floor space for a ceremony or reception, while Cavezza Hall offers views of artifacts such as helicopters and Bradley Fighting Vehicles for up to 500 guests. While post-ceremony pictures are being taken, guests can relax in the Mezzanine, an open gallery, for cocktail hour. The walls of Heritage Hall are lined with signed prints from celebrated military artist, James Dietz, which can be viewed during the reception by up to 150 guests. The Heritage Hall walls can also be covered in drapery if couples would rather choose a neutral backdrop for the reception. If a night under the stars is preferred, the museum’s Courtyard provides a gorgeous outdoor setting, complete with old-south lampposts and a brick-walled garden. Guests can use the on-site parking and wheelchair access to enter the museum.
The National Infantry Museum offers on-site catering, as well as supplying a trusted, preferred vendor list for couples. They are also completely equipped with an integrated audio-visual setup and other portable systems for presentation technology such as slideshows. The dedicated staff in the events department are a wonderful source of information for wedding planning, and can direct couples to the perfect florist or DJ, and even provide guests with extra information about the area. Covered by liability insurance, the venue also can supply lighting, sound, a bridal suite, and other wedding rentals such as:
It’s Your Day Catering, the exclusive caterer for events at the National Infantry Museum, is a premier caterer in Columbus, known for its excellent service and delicious meals. Taking your budget into consideration, they can create a wonderful menu for your special day. The executive chef provides a tasting before you commit to the menu. The catering company also provides hors d’oeuvres for the cocktail hour. Their wedding service can be set up to accommodate plated, buffet, family style, French style or station serving styles. Catering service includes:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Ayanna Ingram · Married on 09/28/2019
The NIM was the perfect venue to host our wedding and reception. Everything was flawless. Our wedding was in the Atrium and the reception was in Cavezza Hall.Sent on 10/05/2019
Kathleen · Married on 06/15/2019
Special Wedding, planned from KY
We were able to plan a wedding from Kentucky, in less than a month. The staff called and emailed with all details in great fashion. We were very happy with venue and dinner .Sent on 07/01/2019
National Infantry Museum's reply:We are so happy that we were able to accommodate you guys! So happy to share your special day with you!
Abby Blocher · Married on 05/12/2019
Above and Beyond Expectations!
Tiffany and the rest of the NIM staff were so helpful in planning and executing our wedding! We were on a quick timeframe and were able to secure the venue about 50 days out from the wedding date. They worked with us to ensure everything got taken care of in time despite the short amount of time! Tiffany is a dream to work with - she goes above and beyond to make your day special and run smoothly. And the venue itself is unique, well maintained, and the spaces are easy to customize. We got so many compliments from our guests on the appearance of the ceremony (WWII Chapel) and the reception (Heritage Hall). I would definitely recommend the NIM!Sent on 05/16/2019
National Infantry Museum's reply:Abby,
Excellent Venue and staff