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Cocktails at the Conservatory

Cocktails at the Conservatory is back and we’re excited for another round! Bring your friends to the most beautiful cocktail party in Columbus. Each themed event features a rotating cast of drink vendors, food trucks, entertainment, live music, and more.

Dates and themes for 2023 have been announced! Tickets for Tiki in the Tropics on February 11 are on sale now and tickets for the remaining events will go on sale on February 10 at midnight.

All guests, including all member levels and Monarchs, must reserve tickets in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door and may sell out leading up to the event. IDs are required. FAQs are available below.

Events Schedule

Tiki in the Tropics - February 11 A night out that takes you far away from winter. Tickets on sale now! View Event
Hop into Summer - May 18 Get an early start to summer with crisp beers and golden hour delight. Tickets on sale February 10! View Event
Around the World - June 22 Sips, snacks, plants and exhibitions from across the globe. Tickets on sale February 10! View Event
Gin & Jam - July 20 Can you think of a better place to enjoy the botanicals of gin?Tickets on sale February 10! View Event
Boardwalk Bash - August 17 Pack the cooler with beers and seltzer, we're beachbound. Tickets on sale February 10! View Event
Barrel Aged - September 28 Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month in the gardens! Tickets on sale February 10! View Event

What To Expect

Drink Themed cocktails and mocktails for sale at cash bars. Free drink samples from a rotating selection of local breweries, distilleries and wineries.
Eat To satisfy your munchies, the Conservatory's Garden Café and local food trucks will be available
Hang Out Interactive & educational experiences, performers and lawn games are included with admission
Jam Out Enjoy live music from local bands, DJs, and artists
Explore The entire Conservatory is open for you to explore after hours. Hang out with friends, take pictures, and enjoy the scenery in our beautiful green spaces
Give Back Help out while you have fun; $5 of every ticket supports our non-profit mission

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Community Support & Sponsorship

Cocktails at the Conservatory events are made possible thanks to generous support from sponsors. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Naomi Merino, Corporate and Foundation Relations Specialist, at nmerino@fpconservatory.org or 614.715.8041.

Tiki in the Tropics | Hop into Summer | Around the World | Boardwalk Bash | Barrel Aged

Sponsorships are available!

Gin & Jam
Major Sponsor

Become a Sponsor
Community Support
$5 of every ticket sold to every Cocktails at the Conservatory is donated to support the Conservatory’s non-profit mission. By attending, guests help fund programs that educate children, ensure community access to nature and spread gardens throughout the city. To see the results of your impact, subscribe to Conservatory Cultivators, a quarterly blog that shares happy stories of impact.

Conservatory Cultivators Blog

Frequently Asked Questions

Please be sure to review all of our visitation and safety policies before your visit.

Accessibility

Wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available for free on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Designated parking spaces are available near the Main Entrance. Guests can be dropped off a short distance from the Main Entrance if necessary.

Service Animals are the only animals permitted at the Conservatory.

Please contact us with any specific accessibility concerns.

Are these events 21+?

Yes, these are cocktail party-style events where alcohol will be served. IDs will be required. These events are a special opportunity for adults to enjoy the Conservatory with their peers

Do I need to reserve tickets?

Yes, advance reservations are required for each event, including for all member levels and Monarchs. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Reservations will close at midnight the evening before the event date. Reservations may sell out before then! Reservations can be made on each event page. 

Tickets are $30 for the public and $25 for Conservatory members.

Are refunds available?

No, tickets are final sale and non-refundable. This includes refunds for the weather as the events can be moved inside.

Please contact us with any issues.

Are these events weather dependent?

No, the entire indoor Conservatory is open during the events so they will not be canceled due to weather. Activities and vendors will be moved to rain locations if need be.

Refunds are not available due to weather.

What’s included in a reservation?

The entire Conservatory is open during Cocktails events! Access to the Conservatory’s indoor and outdoor experiences and current exhibitions is included in a reservation. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden will close at dark.

Activities are included with the cost of a ticket and do not require additional reservations.

Reservations also include alcohol samples from each alcohol vendor. Additional drinks can only be purchased from the designated cash bars. Food may be purchased from local food trucks on site.

Is there a dress code?

There is no formal dress code for any of the events. They are cocktail parties, and guests are encouraged to wear fun outfits, especially if they match the theme of the event.

Be sure to keep the weather in mind!

Are outside food or beverages permitted?

No, outside food and beverages will not be permitted. We kindly ask that you support the cash bar and local vendors.

Is there parking available?

Yes, the Conservatory has a free parking lot for guests located off of East Broad Street. Guests can also be dropped off or picked up in front of the Main Entrance. Please see our map.

If necessary, additional parking is available at the Franklin Park Adventure Center.

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