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Buildings and facilities

Ivy Hall

Physical address:

179 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, Georgia

SCAD Ivy Hall, formerly the Peters House, was designed by noted architect Gottfried L. Norrman in 1883. In 2007, SCAD acquired and extensively rehabilitated the building, which reopened in fall 2008. The university's meticulous restoration received numerous national awards and was featured in the five-part documentary series The Art of Restoration, produced by Public Broadcasting Atlanta. This beautiful location, conveniently sited in Midtown Atlanta, is available to rent for special occasions or corporate events throughout the year.

To schedule a tour, email [email protected] with three proposed dates and times.

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  • Catering kitchen
  • Artwork installation
  • Wi-fi accessibility
  • A/V accessibility
  • Electrical outlets
  • Second-floor bridal/bedroom suite
  • Parking off-street
  • Security guard


Monday-Thursday for two-hour event or four-hour event
Friday and Sunday for two-hour event or four-hour event
Saturday for four-hour event

All rentals include three hours for setup prior to the event and one hour for cleanup after the event.

Wedding events include a complimentary hour for ceremony rehearsal as well as a complimentary hour for photo sessions.

Square footage

  • First floor | 2,588 square feet
  • Second floor | 1,794 square feet
  • Bridal/bedroom suite | 345 square feet
  • Garden | 1,836 square feet


  • First floor | 140
  • Second floor | 110
  • Bridal/bedroom suite | 2
  • Garden | 120

Frequently asked questions

How do I schedule an event?

Complete an application to rent the facility. After your application has been approved by SCAD, a nonrefundable deposit fee equal to 10% of the total rental fee is required to reserve your requested date. Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a signed license agreement and the deposit is paid. A detailed description and event plan, including names of all vendors, is due no later than 30 days prior to the event.

When is payment due?

Full payment is due no later than 60 days prior to the event. A refundable $500 damage deposit is due no later than 30 days prior to the event. Any additional costs incurred will be invoiced separately following the event. A credit card must be on file for the final balance.

How long is my rental available?

Your rental time is defined in your license agreement based on the specified availability of the space. No element of your event may start before the check-in time specified in your agreement. If you would like to extend your event past the time specified in your agreement, SCAD may accommodate your request for an additional fee based on availability. Events in the SCAD Ivy Hall garden must end at 11 p.m. in accordance with the Atlanta Code of Ordinances, Part II, Chapter 74, Article IV, Sec. 74-136.

All vendors must be completely clear of the venue within an hour of the event end time specified in your agreement. Any items left after your event become property of SCAD and may be donated or discarded without any liability to the university. If your vendors need more time to load out, SCAD will accommodate your request for an additional fee.

Rental rates include house lighting, heating and air conditioning, general site security, and janitorial services for public areas and restrooms.

Is parking available?

Limited fee-based space is available in parking lots adjacent to the venue. Street parking is available. Fees may apply for on-street parking on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nearby parking garages are also available for fees listed at entrance.

Parking security is the responsibility of the licensee. We encourage you to hire valets to assist guests. Atlanta police officers may also be hired to direct traffic and patrol the area.

If vendors require a dedicated parking space(s) on site, it is the responsibility of the licensee to assign. The university will provide parking cones at licensee's request.