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Set in an exquisite Spanish Colonial Revival-style home on twenty-three acres of beautifully landscapes gardens, the McNay Art Museum is an oasis in the heart of San Antonio.

As the first museum of modern art in Texas, the McNay offers a unique opportunity to entertain in style as well as view an internationally renowned art collection. The intimate Octagon room, the breath-taking Courtyard, and elegant Leeper Auditorium together make a wedding unforgettable. For those interested in modern architecture, the Stieren Center for Exhibitions is sure to please. We invite you to experience some of the most magnificent works of the 20th Century, in one of the most spectacular creations of the 21st.

Think outside the box when planning your next conference and join us at the McNay for a setting that is a nice change of scenery from the typical boardroom or hotel conference center. The McNay has the ideal space for business luncheons, out-of-office retreats, and evening dinners and receptions.

Package Options

Courtyard Reception Package

Perfect for cocktail parties. Includes Semmes Lobby, Blackburn Patio, and Frost Octagon.


  • Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: $3,000

Estate Package

Includes Semmes Lobby, Blackburn Patio, Frost Octagon, and Leeper Auditorium.


  • Wednesday: $3,500
  • Friday: $4,500
  • Saturday: $5,500
  • Sunday: $4,500

Lang Gallery Dining Package

Perfect for intimate seated dinners in our Small and Large Lang Galleries. Includes Semmes Lobby, Blackburn Patio, Frost Octagon, and Small and Large Lang Galleries. Accommodates up to 80 guests seated.


Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Custom packages starting at $5,000
Certain Restrictions Apply

Corporate Buyout Package

Includes Semmes Lobby, Blackburn Patio, Frost Octagon, Leeper Auditorium, AT&T Lobby, Ewing Halsell Reception Hall and Brown Foundation Sculpture Terrace.


  • Wednesday: $5,000
  • Friday: $6,500
  • Saturday: $8,000
  • Sunday: $6,500

Contemporary Package

Great for corporate events. Includes AT&T Lobby, Ewing Halsell Reception Hall, Frost Octagon, and Leeper Auditorium.


  • Wednesday: $3,500
  • Friday: $4,500
  • Saturday: $5,500
  • Sunday: $4,500
Reception Hall photo

Reception Hall Package

Reception Hall photo

Perfect for cocktail parties. Includes AT&T Lobby and Ewing Halsell Foundation Reception Hall.


Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: $3,000


Rental Essentials

Rental Policies

• All options include the facility, parking, and museum security
• Event furniture can be rented through the McNay Special Events Department
• Clients are required to use one of the catering companies from the list of McNay approved caterers
• Clients are required to use the McNay approved lighting company for specialty lighting needs
• The renter of the facilities may bring in alcoholic beverages to be served by the caterer
• Clients are required to use the McNay approved San Antonio Police off duty officer
• No open flames, glitter, sparklers, confetti, or ice sculptures are allowed
• Daily from 6pm to 12am, excluding Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30pm-12am
• Options include one hour in designated gallery space
• Discounts available for non-profit organizations. Inquire with Event Rental Coordinator
• Personal comprehensive tours are available for your out- of- town guests with advanced scheduling. Contact our Education Coordinator at 210-805-1767
• Options include one hour in designated gallery space (availability of galleries is subject to special exhibition schedule)


Customized options are available. Please inquire with Event Rental Coordinator for more details.
Rates and policies effective July 2022 and are subject to change at the discretion of the McNay Art Museum.

Rental Furniture and Prices

• Long tables, round tables, and cocktail tables available for $10.00 each. King’s tables are available for $25.00 each
• Black resin folding chairs available for $5.00 each
• Set up and break down of outsourced rental furniture is to be arranged between the client and the caterer
• Rental furniture must remain inside of the museum and is not to be used on museum grounds

Audio/Visual Fees

A/V Accommodations

$800.00 Basic Package (includes the following for four (4) hours):

  • Microphones, podium, Power Point presentation, and an AV technician

$60.00 per hour for equipment/technician after 4 hours, or if an additional technician is needed for your event. Please inquire for additional audio-visual pricing needs.


Blackburn Patio; 3,500 square feet
100 seated, 250 standing
Frost Octagon; 1,058 square feet
60 seated, 150 standing
Leeper Auditorium; 3,483 square feet
250 seated with dance floor, 300 without
AT&T Lobby; 1,443 square feet
80 seated, 200 standing
Ewing-Halsell Foundation Reception Hall; 1,012 square feet
70 seated, 100 standing
• Brown Foundation Sculpture Terrace; 3,000 square feet
300 standing; seated set-up not permitted on Terrace

Approved Caterers

Absolutely Delicious

10223 Sahara, 78216

Anne Marie’s Catering

12475 Starcrest Dr., 78216

Black Tie Affairs Catering

1515 Rogers Ave., 78208

Don Strange of Texas, Inc.

1551 Bandera Rd., 78228

El Jarro de Arturo

13421 San Pedro, 78216

Got It Covered Events

1868 Grandstand, 78238

Heavenly Gourmet Catering

5005 West Avenue, Suite 1103, 78213

Jason Dady Catering

PO Box 100510, 78201

Page Barteau Catering

2332 North St. Mary’s, 78212

Paloma Blanca

5800 Broadway, 78209

Spice of Life

1746 Lockhill Selma, 78213

The RK Group, Inc.

4039 E I-10, 78219

Tim the Girl Catering and Event Planning

1127 South St. Mary’s, 78210

True Flavors

PO Box 830408, 78283

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