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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 parties in Columbus. Each themed event features a rotating cast of drink vendors, food trucks, entertainment, live music and more.

This year features a new set of event themes and tickets are on sale now! New this year, enter to win a prize package at every event by returning a completed event passport to the information booth. Additional event details will be available in the coming weeks.

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

What To Expect

Community Support & Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

Events Schedule

Around the World - June 22 Sips, snacks, plants and exhibitions from across the globe. Tickets on sale now! View Event
Gin & Jam - July 20 Can you think of a better place to enjoy the botanicals of gin?Tickets on sale now! View Event
Boardwalk Bash - August 17 Pack the cooler with beers and seltzer, we're beach bound. Tickets on sale now! View Event
Barrel Aged - September 28 Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month in the gardens! Tickets on sale now! View Event
Throwback Thursday '70s - November 2 Boogie on back to the '70s! Tickets on sale now! View Event
Making Spirits Bright - December 7 Get into the holiday spirit with trivia and cocktails! Tickets on sale now! View Event

What To Expect

Drink Free drink samples from a rotating selection of local breweries, distilleries and wineries. Cocktails, mocktails and refreshments for sale at cash bars
Eat To satisfy your munchies, the Conservatory's Garden Café and a rotating selection of food trucks will be available
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
Hang Out Interactive experiences, performances, entertainment and lawn games are included with admission
Win Big Complete the event passport to be entered to win a raffle prize and complete the event survey to be entered to win two Conservatory tickets
Give Back Party with a purpose; $5 from every ticket is donated to our non-profit mission. It's easy to make an additional gift at each event's info booth

Cocktails at the Conservatory Photo Gallery

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 or 614.715.8041.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Cardinal Health


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.


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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