Let us make your next event a work of art!

The Michael C. Carlos Museum offers the most elegant atmospheres available in Atlanta for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, corporate meetings, and other special events. With four different rental space options, we can accommodate events of any size for our members and their event needs.

Imagine your next special event in Ackerman Hall set amidst the award-winning architecture of Michael Graves, including floor-to-ceiling windows, chandelier lighting, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and the classic elegance of our Steinway grand piano. The Carlos Museum offers the perfect space to make any event a unique and memorable experience.
The rental fee includes security, tables, chairs, set up, breakdown, on-site event supervision, and free parking (after 5 p.m. and on the weekends). The Museum's galleries can be added to any facility rental. Alcohol is permitted and must be provided by the event sponsor. There are no fees associated with the alcohol, but a preferred caterer must provide all bartending services. Rental of any of our elegant spaces is a privilege of membership. Membership information is available elsewhere on this website.

Room Capacities

Ackerman Hall (includes foyer)

  • Dinner/Dance 120
  • Seated Event 130 
  • Auditorium 200 
  • Reception 250 (standing)
  • Entire Museum 600 (includes galleries)

These numbers may vary depending on service style, amount of space required for bars/food, band, etc.

Seated Event 15

Seated event 32

Board Room
Seated Event 25

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Michael C. Carlos Museum Preferred Caterers 
The Carlos Museum has eleven wonderful preferred caterers. Our list provides our clients with some of the most talented chefs and special event professionals in Atlanta. Please feel free to search their websites for detailed information about what makes their approaches to food and service just right for you.

The Michael C. Carlos Museum may allow outside caterers, at the museum's discretion, for an additional fee of $500. Restaurants will not be considered as a caterer. Any outside caterer must be licensed, insured, and interviewed for approval.

To learn more about special events at the Carlos Museum, or to make a reservation for facility rental please call 404-727-0573 or by email jwarre2@emory.edu .