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Marbles Kids Museum

Raleigh , NC
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LOCATION

201 East Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC US 27601 (map)

PHONE

919-857-1042

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement! This is a very unique, fun, but classy place suited for a casual gathering or the most elegant ball. Situated in the heart of downtown Raleigh on... Read more
CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement! This is a very unique, fun, but classy place suited for a casual gathering or the most elegant ball. Situated in the heart of downtown Raleigh on Moore Square on the corner of Hargett and Blount Streets, Marbles Kids Museum and IMAX Theatre offer spectacular space. Stunning architecture, interactive exhibits and vibrant, festive spaces provide an ideal and unique setting for any type of gathering, large or small - 20 to 2,000.

Our three main spaces for wedding receptions or ceremonies are - Zanzibar AB Room, Curiosity Square, or Venture Hall. Curiosity Square is located on the first floor of the museum building is available at 5pm when the museum closes for a 6pm start. This space includes the museum lobby, the main space around the two first floor exhibits and an outdoor courtyard. The Zanzibar AB Room can be rented daytime or evening. Venture Hall in our IMAX Building is also available anytime daytime or evening and includes an outdoor courtyard.

Included in the rental fee is a security guard, tables, and navy blue chairs. We have a variety of tables such as 60" rounds that seat 8 or 9 people comfortably, 36" round high cocktail tables, 6ft and 8ft rectangular tables. We handle the set-up and clean-up as well. I would work with you on a layout of how you would like the tables set-up for your event. Additionally, consider our full spectrum of capabilities:
Availability of multiple spaces and locations to accommodate your reception. Rental includes tables and chairs, labor to set and clean up, security, and directional signage. Complete event coordination from arrival to departure. Experienced Catering List Recommendations to include the area's best wedding cake, photography, floral, etc. Best of all, we offer complimentary expert planning assistance to assure that your dreams and expectations are met and exceeded.
Plan Your Event Today!

Let our experienced event manager assist you in coordinating all of your specific needs.

Call 919.857.1042 or email to rental@marbleskidsmuseum.org.

Amenities
Campus-wide wireless Internet access
Audio and video conferencing capabilities
9'x12' screen projection system
State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and systems
Well-equipped catering kitchens
In house sound systems
Onsite security
Highly trained event managers and technical support team Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2007
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
2000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
300

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Susan
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Mables Museum was a great place for our wedding. Our guest loved it. It was a lot of fun. The area was just the right size. The staff was very nice and helpful.
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Aubrey
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Marbles was the perfect place for our wedding reception! It was colorful and fun, big enough for dinner and dancing, and also beautiful with all of the lights. Our guests enjoyed the museum and many of them told us it was the best wedding reception they'd ever been to.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a fun, different reception or ceremony location, this is it! Kelli was very helpful in planning for our big day and our guests LOVED everything about it!!!
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mhprince21
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing reception at Marbles on October 15, 2011. Everything was perfect! We had a very large wedding and the venue fit everyone and all the food. We got the best pictures and our guests were amazed! They said it was the best reception they had ever been to! The venue is classy and formal yet very fun at the same time. I would recommend it to everyone!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Marbles was excellent and the pictures you get will be priceless!!!!
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Cynthia
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Marbles was such an amazing ambiance for our wedding reception. It was very fitting for our personalities. The colors and setting really went well with what we wanted - one big party to celebrate. Great venue with a very responsive and helpful staff.
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Terri
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
We worked with Kelli to rent Venture Hall (adjacent to Imax Theater) for our 135 person evening wedding reception. The location was perfect - following the reception quite a few friends went downtown to continue the party. Parking was convenient. Marbles was very accommodating in working out set-up times. Tables and chairs were included in their rate, although we did rent some additional tables for specific needs. Guidelines for decorating were very generous, we were able to hang and suspend decorations (with some limitations) and add lighting. Marbles also provided a tall ladder for our use. We worked around the blue carpet and chairs with our purple/red/burgundy color theme by making chair back covers...with all the burgundy and red covers and tablecloths, the carpet disappeared. We had a sparkler send-off with the bride and groom riding in a downtown horse-and-carriage...all of which worked out smoothly with the facility. The fee for the hall rental included a 1-year membership to the museum. We were very satisfied with our experience at Marbles and would definitely recommend them!
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autrucheplume
Wedding:
5/21/2010
4.9/5.0
I loved Marbles! Kelli, their events manager, is wonderful and super easy to work with. They are very flexible with decorations that they allow (candles, etc).

The event space is WONDERFUL - such a fun place to have a wedding! It was so great to see all our friends and family acting like kids again! We had our wedding in the Curiosity Square area (with the globe on the floor).

It's not super cheap, but it's also not super expensive. Their prices are listed on their website, and the price differs based on which parts of the museum you want to rent. I only wish they were still called "Exploris" and not "Marbles" - it seemed a bit childish to put "Marbles" on our nice wedding invitations.

Overall, I LOVED the space, and would recommend it to anyone! Plus, where else can you get wedding pictures of the two of you in a pirate ship?
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mcrivers
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.8/5.0
Marbles is a great value for the location (downtown Raleigh), and I received tons of compliments on what a fun and unique location it was for a wedding and reception. It's also the only downtown museum where you could have both the wedding and reception (Natural History, Science, etc. do not allow ceremonies). I highly recommend Marbles to any bride considering a wedding in Downtown Raleigh.

Pros: interesting venue, great downtown location, "free" chairs and tables (included in price of rental), helpful and responsive event coordinator, flexibility (in terms of what they will and won't allow), great catering kitchen set up (lots of room)

Cons: day-of-event, onsite coordinator is not the same person who you deal with in planning the event, must use one of their preferred caterers
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Tamara
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.6/5.0
We had our reception in Venture Hall of the IMAX building! It was great because it gave us a blank canvas to work with and turn it into just what we wanted! The staff at Marbles is awesome! Kelli is kind of "hard to reach" majority of the time but everyone else is available and very helpful!
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