Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 Map · Phone number
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About Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

The Southern Museum is a museum and wedding venue located in Kennesaw, Georgia. For over 46 years, this charming facility has offered several event spaces and a blank canvas as a setting for special occasions. Evoking the spirit of a bygone era in Georgia history, The Southern Museum provides a unique and memorable space to celebrate your wedding day among friends and family.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue offers four different modern event spaces to accommodate up to 150 wedding guests. The 3,500-square-foot Southern Museum’s Cobb Energy Gallery is ideal for larger events and features sleek and simple design, a dual-track lighting system, a convenient roll-up entry door and access to the entire museum. The Classroom offers space for up to 50 guests, with the optional add-on of the Jolley Education Center for additional event space. The Southern Museum Theater is an additional theater-style event space.

Services Offered

The Southern Museum offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Their professional Events Coordinator is dedicated to providing excellent service with attention to detail for a seamless and unforgettable wedding experience. Event services offered include the following:

  • Wedding rentals
  • Bridal suite
  • Tables and chairs
  • Event planning
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup
  • Parking

Other Services

The Southern Museum is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

History

This museum first opened in 1972 as the Big Shanty Museum, showcasing the famous General locomotive. The museum was dedicated to telling the story of the April 12, 1862 “Great Locomotive Chase” that occurred in Kennesaw during the Civil War. The museum began to collect and interpret other artifacts from the Civil War, and eventually expanded to include other Civil War and locomotive historic exhibits.

Location

The Southern Museum is located in downtown Kennesaw, Georgia. This venue is conveniently close to both I-75 and Cobb Parkway, 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta, 10 minutes from Marietta and 45 minutes from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Event Planning, Parking, Tables
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, June, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, December

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