EdVenture offers a unique venue for any event. Whether taking the entire museum for a big celebration of 1,000 people or hosting an intimate gathering with as few as 20 people on our riverfront terrace, treat your guests to a beautiful, downtown evening with no parking hassles.
Rent the entire EdVenture facility and gain access to all eight of our world-class galleries, all meeting spaces and program rooms. Max guests: 1,500
Cost: $3,000 - Full Museum (Evenings, four hours)
$4,750 - Full Museum + Terrace)
Celebrate under the stars on our stunning 12,000-square-foot terrace. The Congaree River and Gervais Street Bridge are beautiful backdrops to this spacious outdoor area with ample room for a stage, lounge area, food and beverage set up, dance floor and seating. Perfect for a wedding reception, prom or gala! Max guests: 1,500
Cost: $2,000 (Evenings, four hours)
$2,500 - Lobby + Terrace)
Note: To comply with City of Columbia noise ordinance, outdoor music must stop at 10 p.m.
EdVenture’s first floor is a beautiful space with four world-class galleries, the Imaginarium. Add outdoor fun by renting the museum’s beautiful 12,000-square-foot riverfront terrace overlooking the Congaree River. Max guests: 745
Cost: $1,500 First Floor (Evenings, four hours)
$3,250 First Floor+Terrace - Evenings, four hours)
The Heart of EdVenture
(Includes foyer area and at the foot of EDDIE)
Cost: $750 (Evenings only - four hours)
The Think Tank
This multipurpose room is located in the lower level of the museum. Host a bridal or baby shower, or use this room as space for team building.
Cost: $300 (Four hours)
$500 (Eight hours)
$600 (Evenings, four hours, after 5 p.m.)
Host your next business meeting, conference or seminar at EdVenture! The Canal Room features five plasma screens, and a prep kitchen. Additional A/V amenities are available upon request. Capacity based on setup.
Cost: $400 (Four hours)
$600 (Eight hours)
$800 (Evenings, four hours, after 5 p.m)
Additional hours - based on availability and must be included in the contract:
Daytime hours - $100/ hr
Evening hours - $200/ hr
Located on the second floor, EdVenture’s two program rooms are great for smaller capacity functions and are great for small breakout rooms. Capacity based on setup.
Cost: $150 (Four hours)
$250 (Eight hours)
$350 (Evening, four hours, after 5 p.m.)
EdVenture requires that events using a catering service supply a copy of the company's Business License and certificates of insurance. Alcohol is NOT permitted during business hours due to the nature of our business.
Evening events are permitted to serve alcohol with the purchase of an ABC Special Event Permit, if such licensing is not permitted via selected catering company. This permit must be provided to EdVenture within 14 days of the event. Service of alcohol without proper documentation will result in immediate voiding of contract and event must immediately vacate premises.
Rentals are allotted 60 minutes prior to the start of their event for set-up, as well as 60 minutes post the end of the event for tear down. Start/End times are as stated on the Rental Agreement Contract. Additional time may be purchased, based on availability. Purchase of additional time must be added to contract and paid in full within 14 days of scheduled event.
Evening events serving alcohol: $50/hr per guard (1 guard required per 100 people)
Evening events non-serving alcohol: $50/ hr for events hosting 100(+) guests
Deposits, Fees & Cancellations
All rentals require a 50% non-refundable deposit within 7 days of booking a reservation. The balance is due within 14 days of the event, unless otherwise stated in rental contract. Rental fees DO NOT include cleaning, A/V, or security fees. Audio/visual equipment can be rented for an additional fee.
Cancellations must be done within 14 days of the event, in writing/email. Upon your cancellation you will be refunded any payment(s) toward the rental cost, excluding the deposit.
Discounted rates may be available for 501(c)3 organizations with proof of status.
For your next meeting or party, ask about using EdVenture Catering!