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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? A proposal reservation is required. Contact our Event Rental Coordinator to make a reservation and plan the perfect proposal! Fill out our reservation and contract HERE. For questions, call 210.805.1782 or email. Please note: purchasing a Photography Pass does not = proposal reservation.

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.


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

Contemporary Reception Package

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

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

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.

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

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.


Sunday, 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.


  • Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: $3,000

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.


The McNay Art Museum Grounds are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during Daylight Savings. The McNay welcomes brides and couples for photography, and portraits can be taken any time the grounds are open with a $30.00 mandatory donation to the Museum. The mandatory donation is waived if you are being married on the grounds and have paid the $400 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 $125.


Payment of $400 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 2 p.m. – depending on evening receptions.


  • 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. Client must provide chairs for those needing special accommodations.
  • 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

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

Rental Policies

  • A Ceremony is an additional fee of $400 to the rental price.
  • 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 client is not using the caterer for bar service, the client must use a McNay approved bar service company.
  • Clients are required to use the McNay approved lighting company for specialty lighting needs.
  • Clients are required to hire a professional wedding planner/coordinator for their event. Additionally, all vendors secured by the client must be insured and provide coverage as stipulated by the museum.
  • 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 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 (Availability of galleries is subject to special exhibition schedule).

Rental Furniture and Prices

  • Long tables, round tables and cocktail tables available for $10 each. King’s tables are available for $25 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.

Rates and policies effective June 2024 and are subject to change at the discretion of the McNay Art Museum.

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