Rental Policies

(210) 805-1782

Rental Policies

  • All rental options include the facility and parking. As a bonus to your guests, museum galleries are open for the first hour of your event (based on the rental option).
  • Based on museum business hours, rentals cannot start before 6:00 pm on Saturdays.
  • The museum is open to the public until 9:00 pm every Thursday, so it is not available for private events.
  • Fundraisers, political, and religious events are not permitted at the McNay.
  • Clients are required to use one of the McNay’s approved caterers.
  • All specialty lighting (up lighting, pin lighting, etc.) is handled through the McNay.
  • Clients are allowed to bring in their own alcohol, but it must be served by the caterers TABC certified bartenders.
  • An off-duty SAPD officer must be hired by the client. Contact information is in the rental contract.
  • No open flames or ice sculptures are allowed inside the museum. They are permitted in the courtyard.
  • Sparklers, red roses, rice, and streamers are not permitted for a bride/groom send-off.
  • Tables and chairs can be rented through the Special Events office. Tables are $7.00 each and black resin folding chairs are $3 each. Chairs are for indoor use only.

For further questions regarding the McNay rental program, please contact the Event Rental Coordinator at 210.805.1782 or  

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