Facility Rental

Designed by Michael Graves, the Michael C. Carlos Museum offers an elegant atmosphere in an extraordinary setting. The Carlos Museum provides its guests an artistic and memorable backdrop for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, corporate meetings, and other special events. 

Event staff will help you choose which of the three rental spaces will best accommodate your needs. Room rental does not include admission to the galleries.

 

Ackerman Hall

 

Floor Plan

To make a reservation or inquire about rates for Emory events, please contact Jim Warren at 404-727-0573 or jwarre2@emory.edu.

 

Ackerman Hall

With floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the Emory Quadrangle, chandelier lighting, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and a Steinway grand piano, Ackerman Hall is an ideal space for conference panels, wedding receptions, and awards dinners.

Rental includes four hours of actual event time, two hours for pre-event catering setup, and one hour for post-event catering breakdown. 

The rental fee covers security, tables, chairs, use of the foyer, room setup, on-site staff member, and free parking after 5 PM and on the weekend. 

Occupancy

Dinner/Dance

120 people

Seated event

130 people

Auditorium

200 people

Reception (standing)

200 people

Rates

Friday — Sunday evenings

$3,000

Friday — Sunday before 5 PM

$1,500

Monday — Thursday evening

$1,500

Monday — Thursday before 5 PM

$1,250

Foyer

The foyer offers additional space that may be used for evening events such as a small dinner or cocktail party of 30 guests or fewer for which Ackerman Hall would be too large.

Rental includes two hours of actual event time, one hour for pre-event catering setup, and one for post-event catering breakdown. 

Rental fee includes security, tables, chairs, setup, on-site staff member, and free parking after 5 PM and on the weekend. 

*Please note that if an event is scheduled in Ackerman Hall, the foyer space is not available.
 

Occupancy

Seated dinner or event

32 people

 

Rates

Evening $500
Before 5 PM $300

 

Executive Board Room

The wood-paneled board room is an impressive meeting space with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.

Rental includes eight hours or any portion thereof of actual event time during the day and four hours of actual event time during the evening. Daytime and evening rental include one hour for pre-event catering setup and one hour for post-event catering breakdown.

Rental fee includes security, on-site staff member, and free parking after 5 PM and on the weekend. 

Occupancy

Seated event

20 people

Rates

Evening

$500

Before 5 PM

$250

Museum Galleries

The museum’s galleries may be added to any facility rental for an additional charge. Galleries will remain open for a maximum of two hours during that event. 

The galleries on Level One and Level Three may be rented for a fee of $500 each.

Level One Galleries

Level One includes the galleries of Ancient Egyptian and Nubian art, the Morgens West Foundation Galleries of Ancient Near Eastern Art, Art of the Americas, Asian art, Greek and Roman art, and the John Howett Works on Paper Gallery.

 

Level Three

Subject to the exhibition schedule, Level Three includes the galleries of African art and special exhibition galleries (located directly across from Ackerman Hall).

 

Food and Beverages

Select a caterer from a list of Atlanta’s finest chefs and event professionals. For an additional fee of $500, an outside caterer may be approved at the museum’s discretion. Outside caterers must be licensed, insured, and interviewed for approval. Restaurants are not considered caterers.

Alcohol is permitted and must be provided by the event sponsor. There are no fees associated with alcohol, but a preferred caterer must provide all bartending services. Emory University does not allow alcohol sales on campus; cash/coupon bars are not permitted.

Preferred Caterers

Avalon Catering
www.avaloncatering.com
404-728-0770 

Bold American Catering
www.bold-events.com
404-815-1178 

C.Parks Catering and Events
www.cparkscatering.com 
404-874-7644 

Dennis Dean Catering
www.dennisdeancatering.com
404-475-1002 

Emory Catering
www.emory-atlanta.catertrax.com
404-712-8948 

Nicole’s Events Catering
www.nicoleseventscatering.com 
404-321-5851 

Ocean Catering Company
www.oceancateringcompany.com 
404-377-3663 

Soireé Catering and Events
www.soireecateringatlanta.com 
404.467.1699 

Sun in My Belly
www.suninmybelly.com 
404-370-0856