The Gate Museum

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Frequently Asked Question

The Millennium Gate Museum (The Gate) is available 7 days a week between the hours of 8:00am and 12:00am (midnight). We contract only one event at a time therefore your event is completely private.
The museum welcomes any events including corporation, non-profit organizations, fundraisers, social, and weddings. Our staff is flexible to the style and design of an event and is happy to work with any group to make their event successful.
The museum offers a variety of event spaces for different size events including the Oval Lawn, the Museum Gallery (1st floor), the Upper Terrace, the Rhodes-Robinson Room (5th Floor), and the Rooftop at The Gate (6th floor). You can select one space or do a complete buyout of the whole museum and monument! Check our website for specific details on each event space.
Rental fees for events range from $500 to $5000 depending on the day of the week, event space, number of guests, and duration of event.
Basic rental fees include use of designated space for the contracted time, use of the museum’s kitchen, and a museum staff representative during the course of the event. The Museum has limited table and chair inventory available for rent. All other equipment such as additional tables, chairs, linens, audio-visual, tents, etc may be rented by outside vendors.
A non refundable deposit is required to confirm a booking, with the remainder due 30 days prior tothe event. Additionally, we collect a damage deposit of $500 which is refundable within 30 days of the conclusion of an event as long as there is no minor damages to our property or equipment.
Yes. Additional time may be purchased at the rate of $500 per hour.
Yes. The City of Atlanta enforces a 10:00 pm sound ordinance. All amplified sound must conclude no later than 10:00 pm. Breakdown and load-out of events can happen after the sound curfew.
The museum has preferred caterers. Should a caterer be selected not on the preferred list, a $750 additional fee will be charged to the group. Outside caterers must be licensed and insured, providing the museum with a certificate of liability insurance and health department permit.
We invite you to visit our space Monday - Friday between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please make an appointment for your desired time so that we may give you our undivided attention during your site tour.
All set-up and breakdown must occur within the rental window. Rental windows vary depending on the event but for a 12-hour rental period it is typically 4 hours of set-up time, 6 hours for the event, and 2 hours for cleanup/tear down. Additional time can be purchased upon request.
Yes. Bands/DJ must provide their sound and lighting equipment. The Atlantic Station noise ordinances states that music must stop by 10:00 pm.
Yes, specialty cakes such as wedding, birthday or anniversary cakes may be brought into the Millennium Gate at no additional charge. If being placed inside the museum, a protective floor covering must be used.
Artificial flowers, rice, glitter, and/or confetti are not allowed to be thrown inside or outside. Real flower petals, sparklers and bubbles may be used outside.
We will accommodate a 1 hour rehearsal time prior to your wedding. You must book this at least 2 weeks in advance. You may have to work around another booked event.
Candles are allowed as long as the flame is covered/contained by a votive or other suitable enclosure.
The museum has the following equipment on site – 100 white plastic folding chairs, (3) 8’ tables, (3) 6’ tables, (14) 60” rounds, (8) 36” highboy tables, (1) small speaker and microphone, (1) podium, and (1) projector and screen. These items can be rented at an additional cost.
You are welcome to take pictures in/around the venue during your allotted event time. If another time is requested, we will try to accommodate you but cannot guarantee it, and hourly fees will apply. But we love photos! Please feel free to share your photos with us after your event.
We are pleased to hold a date on a tentative hold while you are making a decision. Should another group be interested in your date, we will contact you and give you 24 hours notice to confirm your decision. A signed agreement and deposit reserves the date for you.
Our prices are non-negotiable, but we do offer a small discount for qualified charitable and veteran organizations.
We accept online payments through our automated system.
Yes. The renter must demonstrate public liability coverage of at least $1,000,000.00 for the day of the event, with "The National Monuments Foundation" named as an additional insured. The certificate must be provided no later than 30 days prior to your event. To obtain this insurance, we recommend contacting the holder of your homeowner's insurance, as they typically do not charge additional. If that is not an option, we recommend obtaining the insurance through companies such as:
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Both complimentary street parking and the parking deck at Atlantic Station are available and only a short walk to the Museum. Pre-paying for the parking deck along with valet are both available options which must be arranged in advance.
For events with over 100 guests, the museum requires (1) security guard per 100 guests.
Notification

Museum closed for exhibit change January 24 - 27. We will re-open to the public on Saturday, January 28 with new exhibition “My Friend, The Earth” by Bruno Zupan