The Bryant Museum offers rental of the facility after hours. We close at 4:00 p.m. Receptions usually start at 5:00 p.m. or after. The Museum is available for buffet style or cocktail receptions because of our limited space. The Museum has four 6' tables to place around the center of the lobby for food and four other tables that can be placed in an area for beverages. This is the normal set-up but can be changed. No outside tables or chairs can be brought in and the Museum does not supply table cloths for the tables. The party has access to the exhibit hall.
The cost is $350.00 for a two hour reception. One hour before for set-up and one hour after for clean-up is added to this time. Clean up is the party taking out what is brought in and taking out the trash (we provide trash cans). The staff sets up and puts up the tables and housekeeping cleans the next morning.
Since this reception agreement was written Risk Management has added an "approved caterers list".
The University of Alabama ("University") has reviewed the use of catering firms and is implementing a program to develop a list of caterers that meet certain requirements and are willing to operate within the terms of a licensing agreement. Go to the link below and click on "approved caterers" for the list of those currently approved. If your caterer of choice is not on this list – this page contains the forms and information that they need to be approved and added.
REQUEST FOR PRE-QUALIFIED CATERERS
A contract must be signed before a reception can be approved. For more information or a tour of the facility for receptions contact firstname.lastname@example.org