Weddings

Weddings

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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.

Wedding Proposals at the McNay

Are you interested in proposing at the McNay? Contact our Event Rental Coordinator to plan the perfect proposal! Call 210.805.1782 or email to get started.

Package Options

Mansion Reception Package

Popular for weddings and receptions. Includes Semmes Lobby, Blackburn Patio, Frost Octagon, and Leeper Auditorium. Accommodates 250 guests seated with a dancefloor.

Pricing

  • Monday; $3,000
  • Tuesday: $3,000
  • Wednesday: $3,000
  • Friday: $4,000
  • Saturday: $5,000
  • Sunday: $4,000

Contemporary Reception Package

Includes AT&T Lobby, Ewing Halsell Reception Hall, Frost Octagon, and Leeper Auditorium. Accommodates 250 guests seated with a dancefloor.

  • Monday: $3,000
  • Tuesday: $3,000
  • Wednesday: $3,000
  • Friday: $4,000
  • Saturday: $5,000
  • Sunday: $4,000

Ultimate Reception Package

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

  • Monday: $4.500
  • Tuesday: $4,500
  • Wednesday: $4,500
  • Friday: $6,000
  • Saturday: $7,500
  • Sunday: $6,000

Lang Gallery Package

Perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Intimate Weddings, and Celebratory 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.

Pricing

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: custom packages starting at $5,000: Certain Restrictions Apply

Intimate Reception Package

Perfect for Friday Rehearsal Dinners and Intimate Wedding Receptions. Includes Semmes Lobby, Blackburn Patio, and Frost Octagon. Accommodates up to 70 guests seated.

Pricing

  • Monday: $2,500
  • Tuesday: $2,500
  • Wednesday: $2,500
  • Friday: $2,500
  • Sunday: $2,500

Ceremony Only on the Grounds

The Museum has two locations for weddings on the grounds:

  • The Gazebo & Fish Pond area is located in the shade in a natural area inspired by a Japanese garden complete with mature trees and large boulders.
  • The Main Fountain is in the full sun, set in a circle of paved stones. An area to the right of the Main Fountain, a formal shaded brick walk way surrounded by hedges, may also be used.

Time

The McNay Art Museum Grounds are open daily from 7 am to 7 pm during Daylight Savings. The McNay welcomes brides and couples for photography, and portraits can be taken any time the grounds are open with a $20.00 mandatory donation to the Museum. The mandatory donation is waived if you are being married on the grounds and have paid the $300 fee. Please, no photography in front of the Main Entrance when the Museum is open. Bridal Photography is permitted in the Main Collection Lobby or the Courtyard by appointment only for a fee of $100.

Payment

Payment of $300 and completing the ceremony on the grounds reservation form reserves the date, time, and location selected. First come, first served. Cash, check, and credit/debit cards accepted. Payment may be mailed or delivered to the Event Rental Coordinator if an appointment has been made. Please note Saturday ceremonies are typically not booked after 2pm – depending on evening receptions.

Guidelines

  • Weddings are limited to 50 people and the specified space is reserved for one hour. Museum Security will place a sign at the planned site reserving the area for one hour to allow time for guests to gather and for photographs.
  • No chairs may be set up, except for those needing special accommodations. Anything brought to the site must be removed by the wedding party immediately after the ceremony. Rose petals are allowed to be thrown, but must be cleaned up afterwards.
  • All cars must be parked in regular parking spaces. The couple and any guests requiring special accommodations may be dropped off and picked up in the Circle Drive, but no cars may be parked or left running in the driveway.
  • Music is permitted. Guitars, violins, harps, flutes and other instruments are allowed. The Gazebo/Fish Pond area does not have an electrical outlet so those wishing to use a music player will want to select the Main Fountain.
  • Refunds will be made only due to bad weather. No other refunds will be provided. The rain plan is a small covered porch to the right of the Main Collection entrance.
  • The Museum does not have a dressing room and restrooms may not be used as dressing facilities. Changing clothes is not permitted on Museum grounds. The couple may arrive last and be dropped off in the Circle Drive, but again, no vehicles may remain there during the ceremony.

Rental Essentials

Approved Catering List

Absolutely Delicious

10223 Sahara, 78216
210.342.2321

absolutelydelicious.com

Anne Marie’s Catering

12475 Starcrest Dr., 78216
210.545.2249

annemaries.com

Black Tie Affairs Catering

1515 Rogers Ave., 78208
210.226.9881

btacatering.com

Don Strange of Texas, Inc.

1551 Bandera Rd., 78228
210.434.2331

donstrange.com

El Jarro de Arturo

13421 San Pedro, 78216
210.494.5084

eljarro.com

Got It Covered Events

1868 Grandstand, 78238
210.967.3183

gotitcoveredsa.com

Heavenly Gourmet Catering

5005 West Avenue, Suite 1103, 78213
210.496.9090

heavenlyg.com

Jason Dady Catering

PO Box 100510, 78201
210.289.4955

jasondady.com

Page Barteau Catering

2332 North St. Mary’s, 78212
210.821.5371

pagebarteaucatering.com

Paloma Blanca

5800 Broadway, 78209
210.822.6151

palomablanca.net

Spice of Life

1746 Lockhill Selma, 78213
210.366.1220

spiceoflifesa.com

The RK Group, Inc.

4039 E I-10, 78219
210.223.2680

therkgroup.com

Tim the Girl Catering and Event Planning

1127 South St. Mary’s, 78210
210.439.0030

timthegirl.com

True Flavors

PO Box 830408, 78283
210.226.3670

trueflavors.com

Rental Policies

  • A Ceremony is an additional fee of $300 to the rental price
  • 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 Thursdays. Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30pm to 12am.
  • Personal comprehensive gallery 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).

Rental Furniture and Prices

  • Long tables, round tables and cocktail tables available for $10 each.
  • Black resin folding chairs available for $5 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.

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