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We’ve compiled a list of our clients’ most frequently asked questions for your convenience. If you still have questions, please get in touch and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you!

Do I have to be a service member to book an event at the NIM?

No! Anyone can host their event at the NIM. However, we do offer a military discount to service members. Please contact us for more information on this discount.

Does your venue offer catering services?

No, but we have a preferred caterers list with a variety of vendors to choose from. Please reach out to your events coordinator for more information.

Can I use an outside caterer?

You must select a caterer from our preferred caterers list. 

Does the NIM offer décor items?

We are proud to offer a variety of rental items for your event, including pipe and drape, backdrops, dancefloors, uplights, and more! You are also welcome to bring in an outside decorator to design your event space. For a full list of items and pricing, please contact us!    

Do you have a dressing room onsite for weddings?

Yes! If you get married at the NIM, you can add on Patriot Hall as your day-of dressing room and storage room. This room splits into two separate spaces to create a private bride side and a groom side. You will have access to the room all day, from 9am until the end of your event. 

When can my event take place?

Events taking place in Patriot Hall, Heritage Hall, Continental Room, the Chapel, and the Courtyard can take place any time from 9am to midnight! Spaces that are integral to the museum's operation, such as the Front Rotunda, Lobby, and Cavezza Hall require start times after the museum closes at 5pm. We are a live venue, so the museum will remain open to the public during normal museum hours the day of your event. Your event will be set prior to museum closing, and you are able to decorate during normal business hours.

How much does it cost to host an event at the NIM?

The cost of your event will vary depending on catering options, room(s) utilized, length of the event, and any add-ons (A/V services, rental decor, etc.) selected. Please contact us for a personalized event quote!   

Is the NIM located on Fort Moore?

The museum is located just outside of Fort Moore in Columbus, GA.

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