Facility Rental

An extraordinary event requires an extraordinary setting 

Located in beautiful historic downtown Augusta, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is the ideal venue for unique corporate entertaining, cocktail receptions, elegant weddings, and intimate occasions. The Institute offers indoor and outdoor spaces capable of accommodating up to 150 guests (depending on set up) as well as small intimate meeting spaces, both set amongst a changing array of exhibitions by today’s most important contemporary artists. The incredible architecture of Ware’s Folly, now 203 years old, lends an extraordinary atmosphere for your special event. In addition to facility rental, we offer bridal, family and individual portrait sessions that guarantee a one of a kind setting.

Create a lifetime of memories at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. Whether you want an elegant formal affair, a contemporary celebration, or an intimate meeting or ceremony, GHIA’s flexible and unique indoor and outdoor spaces will make your event unforgettable. There are number of areas to utilize during your event including the back lawn, back patio and interior rooms (number of guests and seating should be discussed with GHIA staff prior to signing rental agreement). The newly renovated covered porch below the back patio is a lovely addition and boasts recessed lighting, fans, and a peaceful fountain. Easily transformed to reflect your personality and vision, the GHIA’s dramatic architecture and spacious atmosphere are ideal for small to mid-size weddings of any style with a convenient downtown location for out-of-town guests. 

*Please call the Institute to set up a walk-through of the facilities as our space is unique and may not fit the needs of every occasion. Ware's Folly was built in 1818 and our 1930's elevator is currently out of service so the venue may not be suitable for guests with handicaps or those who have difficulty with stairs. 

For questions or a tour, contact  Heather Williams, Executive Director at 706-722-5495 or [email protected]

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