Facility Rental

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. Delicious EdVenture Eats catering is available, but outside food vendors are welcome.


Full Museum

Rent the entire EdVenture facility and gain access to all eight of our world-class galleries, all meeting spaces and program rooms, and the Café. Max guests: 1,500

Cost: $3,000 - Full Museum 
$5,000 - Full Museum + Terrace with tent ($5,500 with tent set-up changes)

Congaree Terrace

Celebrate under the stars on our stunning 12,000-square-foot terrace with 3,200 square foot tent. 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: $2,500 ($3,000 with tent set-up changes)
Additional $250 - Terrace with tent + Carousel Café (Evening rentals after 5 p.m.)

Note: To comply with City of Columbia noise ordinance, outdoor music must stop at 10 p.m.

First Floor

EdVenture’s first floor is a beautiful space with four world-class galleries, the Imaginarium and the Carousel Café. 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)
$3,750 First Floor + Terrace with tent (Evenings, four hours - $4,250 with tent set-up changes)

The Heart of EdVenture

(Includes foyer area and at the foot of EDDIE)

Cost: $750 (Evenings only - four hours)

The Imaginarium

This multipurpose room just inside the museum entrance has endless possibilities. Host a corporate meeting during the day or a catered evening gathering.

Cost: $200 (Four hours)
$300 (Eight hours)
$350 (Evenings, four hours, after 5 p.m.)

Canal Room

Host your next business meeting, conference or seminar at EdVenture! The Canal Room features five plasma screens, wireless Internet and a catering kitchen. Additional A/V amenities are available upon request. Capacity based on setup.

Cost: $300 (Four hours)
$500 (Eight hours)
$750 (Evenings, after 5 p.m.)
$3,000 Canal Room + Terrace with tent (Evenings, four hours, after 5 p.m./ $3,500 with tent set-up changes))

Program Rooms

Located on the second floor, EdVenture’s two program rooms are great for smaller capacity functions such as business meetings or baby showers. Capacity based on setup.

Cost: $150 (Four hours)
$250 (Eight hours)
$350 (Evening, four hours, after 5 p.m.)

Board Room

Meet with a full view of the beautiful outside world in the EdVenture Board Room. An exceptional meeting space, the room is equipped with wireless access, a U-shaped table with chairs and ample room for food and beverage set-up. Max guests: 25

Cost: $200 (Four hours)
$300 (Eight hours)
$350 (Evenings, four hours, after 5 p.m.)

Deposits, Fees & Cancellations

All rentals require a 20% non-refundable deposit within 14 days of booking a reservation. The balance is due within 45 days of the event, unless otherwise stated in rental contract. Rental fees DO NOT include cleaning or security fees. Audio/visual equipment can be rented for an additional fee.

Discounted rates may be available for 501(c)3 organizations with proof of status.


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For your next meeting or party, ask about using EdVenture Catering!

For questions or to check availability, contact:

Theresa Dozier, Assistant Director of Facilities and Events
tdozier@edventure.org, 803-400-1151

Or complete the rental reservation form and we will get back to you shortly. 
Rental Reservation Form



Hours Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Members Free
Children and Adults $11.50
Seniors (age 62+) $10.50
Military (with ID) $10.50
Educator (with ID) $10.50
Groups (15+ w/RSVP) $8.50
Children under two Free