Events at Kaleideum



When you think about having an event at Kaleideum, the first thing most people think of is a child’s birthday party. It is a great place for that, but what you might not know is that Kaleideum is the perfect place for all different kinds of events. With a variety of spaces available and an attentive staff that can customize your event to your needs, the possibilities are endless. 

 

Between the two locations, Kaleideum can accommodate your next event, from a small party of 30 to a large event hosting up to 1,000 guests. There are spaces that can provide the perfect backdrop to lots of different types of events as well. Besides their well-known birthday parties, they have the capacity and expertise to help you plan events including bar mitzvahs, quinceaneras, weddings and wedding receptions, school dances and proms, graduation parties, sorority and fraternity mixers, networking events, corporate meetings and events, fundraisers and galas, family fun days for businesses and so much more. 

 

Tyler Beyea, Development Director of “H.O.P.E of Winston-Salem,” had a wonderful experience when she hosted their “Be a Kid, Feed a Kid” fundraising event at Kaleideum Downtown. “HOPE of W-S was looking for a space to help build awareness of our mission [to serve healthy meals weekly to children in food deserts of W-S], by creating an experiential event for attendees and make them feel like a kid again. Kaleideum Downtown was a perfect fit for our needs, with enough space and exhibits, so the process of entertaining was really turnkey. Kaleideum gave us the freedom to bring in what we wanted to make it an exclusive event, with gourmet WS restaurants, breweries, farmers’ markets, screen printing demos, a band and a DJ, raffles and more. Compared to other venues and the amount of additional event prep, what we would have had to do would have been beyond our grassroots budgets. With the amount of assistance, amenities and help with set-up and break-down, and the amazing (and patient) people we worked with along the way, we were more than thrilled with the turnout of the event, as were the guests. We have already signed on for next year, and this will look like an annual event for HOPE, as the word of mouth afterward was worth every penny. Thanks to Kaleideum for the perfect space and place to give an event something different and more memorable than the standard sit-down dinner.”

 

One of the best parts of hosting an event at Kaleideum is watching your guests enjoy the nostalgia it provides. If you have grown up in this community, you have spent time at Kaleideum museums. Hosting an event there allows adults to find the child inside and have a unique experience. 

 

Kaleideum North has some truly unique spaces available for your next event. For an event up to 1000 guests, you can rent the entire museum, and the 1st floor can host 500. There is a variety of more intimate spaces that are available to rent individually. The largest of these is the Exhibit Hall, which can host 270. “Foodworks” can host 120, and the Auditorium can host 130. The Auditorium would also be the perfect place for a church on Sunday mornings. The Lecture Hall and picnic areas can host 75. Kaleideum North also has an amazing outdoor space that could be transformed into a beautiful wedding or large event venue. The Planetarium, which can host 119, can be used as an event space, as well as being incorporated into a larger event by providing the planetarium show as entertainment. They also have the three Learning Labs/ Birthday Party rooms that can host up to 30.

 

At Kaleideum Downtown, you can host up to 600 by renting the whole museum, and the first floor will host 300. Their “Under the Stars” room is perfect for up to 120 guests and the birthday party rooms can host 30-50. There is also a variety of spaces that can be used and redesigned to create something special. 

 

Director of Visitor Services, Precious Brayboy, wants the community to know why Kaleideum is the perfect choice for your next event. “We love doing new things at Kaleideum and want to work with our clients to make their event exceed their expectations. We do have some packages available, but we are also able to customize a package that will fit the needs of each event. When you tell me what you want your event to look like, we will work together to look at the spaces we can utilize, create the perfect vision, and bring it all together.” 

 

If you would like more information about planning an event with Kaleideum, please contact Precious Brayboy at 336-723-9111, ext. 201, or pbrayboy@kaleideum.org. You can also find information about the two locations and space rentals at kaleideum.org


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