We have several rental locations to suit the needs of a variety of rental events.
Museum guests will have an opportunity to view all of the exhibitions currently on view within the Museum’s galleries during your event. Food and beverages are not permitted in the main galleries of the Museum, which include the J. Norwood and Valeria C. Adams Gallery, the Randy and Susan Woodson Gallery and the Robert Keith Black and J. Ormond Sanderson, Jr. Gallery.
Please be aware that space usage may change due to our rotating exhibition schedule – we will confirm the availability of the desired space or spaces and the requested date during your reservation process. See our Rental Guidelines for more details.
Lobby – The spacious 1,872 square foot Museum lobby features high ceilings and a wall of windows that highlight the N. Alexander Miller III Gallery Terrace overlooking the Rose Jackson and Evelyn Thiem Pollinator Garden. The lobby accommodates a standing reception event with up to 125 guests and a seated reception event for up to 70 guests (and includes access to the N. Alexander III Gallery Terrace*).
Thomas E. Cabaniss Historic Residence – The charming 1,265 square foot historic residence portion of the Museum features several smaller rooms with hardwood floors and traditional Georgian architectural features. By prior arrangement, it may also include access for a musician to play the Museum’s baby grand piano during your event. This side of the Museum affords a more intimate space for hosting standing cocktail receptions for up to 52 guests and includes access to the David S. Thompson Garden Terrace*.
Ennis Gallery – Tucked inside the Thomas E. Cabaniss Historic Residence, the Lynn Jones Ennis Gallery is an ideal location to host a seated meeting or recital event for up to 28 guests
Rose Jackson and Evelyn Thiem Pollinator Garden – The backdrop to the garden is defined by the beautifully restored brick fountain, a perennial border, and retaining walls surrounding garden. This beautiful location accommodates a seated wedding ceremony event of up to 160 guests or a seated reception event of up to120 guests (the maximum capacity of the garden and gallery terraces combined is 200 people)
Full Facility – Booking the entire ground floor of the Museum would include the use of the lobby, the N. Alexander Miller III Gallery Terrace, the Thomas E. Cabaniss Historic Residence, the David S. Thompson Family Garden Terrace and the Rose Jackson and Evelyn Thiem Pollinator Garden. Combined, these spaces can accommodate an event of up to 350 guests.
*Special Note about Terraces:
Behind the Museum are the David S. Thompson Family Garden Terrace, accessible from the residence side, and the N. Alexander Miller III Gallery Terrace, accessible from the lobby. Both terraces overlook the Rose Jackson and Evelyn Thiem Pollinator Garden and feature outdoor furniture that will remain in place during rental events.