Rental FAQ

Rental FAQ

Rental FAQ

About SBDAC Rentals

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center provides an elegant backdrop for an unforgettable evening. Larger groups find the unique layout perfect for proms, weddings, providing VIP space, galas, or simply create a beautiful, intimate meeting space– all with full access to those with disabilities. Our unique and historic building has many remarkable features, sure to add an air of distinction to your event including:

• A spectacular 10,000 square foot, two-story Grand Atrium and reception area that can accommodate up to 400 guests

• A Neoclassic Revival façade made of Florida Key limestone, which serves as a perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony

• A marvelous Conservatory, perfect for a cocktail reception, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties

• A 2,500 Capital Gallery that can accommodate 150 guests

For a spectacular view of the Historic Downtown, a tent up to 30×80 feet may be placed on the bricked street in front of the art center for whatever your event requires, adding yet another possibility to this remarkable setting in Fort Myers historic river district.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the price for an event rental?

A: Event rental pricing varies based on duration, use of space, and event needs. The best way to assess pricing is to fill out the rental contact form so the event coordinator can email the rental agreement and brochure. These items will clarify pricing, provide extended information, and exemplify what the art center has to offer.

Q: What types of event rentals does SBDAC host?

A: The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center hosts a variety of event rentals, not limited to weddings (ceremonies & receptions), vendor events, symposiums, luncheons, corporate parties, holiday parties, concerts, and plays. To know whether the art center is right for your event, contact us today.

Q: How does event booking at SBDAC work?

A: First, contact us via the rental contact form. Then, our event coordinator will reach out to you via email or phone to discuss your event rental and date availability. If your requested date is available, you’ll receive a digital copy of the rental agreement and brochure so you best assess what rental packages or items would suit your needs. Once you’ve looked over the rental agreement, let the event coordinator know you’d like to come in for a tour and meeting with G3 Catering. Together, you can come to some agreements about event pricing and details.

Q: Does SBDAC allows outside vendors, alcohol, or catering?

A: Outside vendors are allowed for items like linens, tables, and decor. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center does have certain items available for rent. These items are listed on the rental agreement. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is fully licensed and insured to purchase and serve alcohol. Therefore, all alcohol must be purchased via the art center. G3 Catering is the in-house caterer for the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Food pricing is determined via discussion between the client and G3 Catering. Please contact the art center via the rental contact form to learn more about catering options.

Q: Is there a difference in rental pricing based on season?

A: There is no difference in pricing based on season. However, keep in mind that dates from November – April fill up quickly.

Q: How can I find out more about event rentals?

A: For more details about booking your event at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, please fill out and submit your info via the rental contact form. You will be contacted ASAP.