Rental Policies & Forms

Rent Policies

Telfair Museums is home to an expansive collection of artwork as well as historic sites and stunning venue space. To ensure an amazing event in our unique facilities, we have established the following regulations of use for all rental and facility use.

Thank you for choosing to host your event at Telfair Museums (TMA). Our organization has an extensive collection of artwork and artifacts housed in two historic sites, the Telfair Academy (TA) and the Owens Thomas House (OT), as well as our more contemporary building, the Jepson Center (JC). Our goal is to help you host a successful event while at the same time ensuring the protection of our collection and unique facilities. Please take a moment to read through this entire packet before signing your contract.

Rental Fees, Deposit, and Payment Information

In order for us to hold the date for your event, we ask that you sign this contract and pay a non-refundable deposit of no less than 50 percent of the booking fee, plus a $500 refundable damage and cleaning deposit. Please note that your remaining payment is due 30 days prior to your event. A rental reservation is considered booked when TMA and RENTER, as well as the non-refundable deposit sign this contract and refundable damage and cleaning deposit are received by TMA. Your damage and cleaning deposit will be returned thirty (30) days after the event less any amount assessed for damage, repair, vendor trash removal, planning/coordination services or any extraordinary cleaning.

TMA will contact you in advance if it is necessary to make an assessment to your deposit. These issues will be clearly communicated by TMA before being assessed. Should you need to cancel your event, please understand that we have held your reservation in good faith; we would ask that you contact us to let us know that your event has been cancelled at Please understand that your non-refundable deposit will be forfeited, and your damage and cleaning deposit will be returned.

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