The Fire Tower Center is available to rent for businesses, civic groups, garden clubs or photography sessions. This “green” building has modern architecture with a traditional Southern feel that makes it the perfect venue for professional events.
These facilities are not available for wedding ceremonies, receptions or private parties at this time.
Event Room: Depending upon the event, this room can hold up to 80 people. Please note that the dinner and reception areas will hold a maximum of 50 people. An 80” TV (Apple TV compatible on both PCs and Macs) with surround sound is available for presentations, internet, etc. Please view our recommendations for room layouts below. We will try to accommodate all needs and equipment.
Room size: 31 ½ ft.x 26 ½ ft.
Sun Room: This sunroom is optimal for lunch after touring the garden. Comfortably holding 18 people, this area overlooks the fire tower gardens. The porch contains lighting and fans.
Room size: 11 ft.4 ½ in. x 35 ft.
Catering Kitchen: Attached to the event room, the catering kitchen contains a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, oven/stove, ice machine, counter space, and a double sink. No other miscellaneous items may be used unless given express permission by the MFBG representative. A door leading to the outside parking lot facilitates catering access. The kitchen is included with rental of the Event Room and Outdoor Event Area at no additional cost.
Outdoor Event Area: This beautiful area is a turfed space surrounded by the Fire Tower Gardens. Conveniently located to our catering kitchen and restroom facilities, this is the ideal venue for large outdoor gatherings. The maximum size tent this space can accommodate is 50 ft. x 100 ft. This does not include the Event Room or Sun Room, which both require additional fees. Electricity and water hookups are available.
FEES: Weekday* Weekend*
Event room $125 $150
Sun room $25 $25
Outdoor Event Area $200 $250
*Non-profits and universities receive a discount of 25%
Two hour photography sessions can be booked in the garden for bridal, engagement, family, senior, maternity or children portraits. Session fees are:
2-hour weekday $50
2-hour weekend $75
Photography Session Application
RESERVATIONS AND AVAILABILITY:
All reservations are booked through the Education and Events Manager.