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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

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.
  • Cleaning fee of $250 is incurred with all rental packages that include Leeper Auditorium.
  • 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 and must pay the catering venue fee. If the client is not using the catering company for bar service, client must use an approved McNay bar service company.
  • Professional vendors secured by the client must be insured and provide coverage as stipulated by the McNay.
  • 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 hire the McNay approved San Antonio Police off duty officer. All rental events with 150 guests or more are required to hire two (2) San Antonio Police off-duty officers.
  • No open flames, glitter, sparklers, confetti, or indoor ice sculptures are allowed.
  • Event start times (this is the earliest the event can start):
    • Saturday: 6 PM
    • Sunday: 6 PM
    • Wednesday: 6:30 PM
    • Friday: 6:30 PM
  • All events must end by 11:30 p.m. If using Leeper Auditorium, vendors have access as early as 1 p.m. and have one hour to load out.
  • Options include one hour in designated gallery space.
  • Discounts available for non-profit organizations. Inquire with the Events and Rentals Manager.
  • Personal comprehensive tours are available for your out-of-town guests with at least 2 weeks advanced notice. Contact the Events and Rentals Manager or our Education Coordinator at 210-805-1767 for inquiries.
  • Options include one hour in designated gallery space (availability of galleries is subject to special exhibition schedule).

Customized options are available. Please inquire with the Events and Rentals Manager for more details.

Rates and policies effective June 2024 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. Rental furniture must remain inside of the museum and is not to be used on museum grounds.
  • Set up and break down of outsourced rental furniture is to be arranged between the client and the caterer.

Audio/Visual Fees

A/V Accommodations

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

  • Microphones, podium, PowerPoint 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

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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