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Bullock Texas State History Museum

Austin, TX View map Visit website
4.5 out of 5 rating
8 reviews
$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 2,500 guests

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$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 2,500 guests

Located in downtown Austin, the Bullock Texas State History Museum is a premier wedding and event venue with three floors of exhibitions that explore more than 16,000 years of Texas History.

Facilities and Capacity

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is an ideal venue for a coupled wedding ceremony and reception. The Museum’s versatile indoor spaces can be transformed to make all of your wedding dreams come true and create a memorable guest experience. The Bob Bullock Atrium provides an intimate setting to host a beautiful ceremony for up to 225 guests. Afterward, make your entrance as newlyweds down our iconic spiral staircase, to greet your guests in the Rotunda for a lively cocktail hour. For the reception, the elegant Grand Lobby can accommodate up to 350 guests for dinner with room to dance the night away. The Museum is fully ADA accessible, within walking distance to hotels, and features an on-site parking garage. The Events team is ready to help make your celebration historic- schedule a virtual tour today!

Services Offered

  • Ceremony Site
  • Reception Space
  • Designated Catering & AV Partners
  • One-year Couples Membership to the Bullock Museum - our gift to you!
  • Free Garage Parking
  • 4 hour base rental time, additional hours available to add on
  • On-Site Event Coordinator
  • 1 hour Wedding rehearsal time
  • 1 hour bridal or engagement photoshoot time
  • Exhibit access for guests (optional add on)

Other services

  • Private Events
  • Meetings
  • Corporate Events
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Concerts
  • Engagement Party

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Parking

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

2500

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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    BEST DECISION I MADE (other than marrying my husband)!

    Everyone wants their wedding reception to be gorgeous, fun, relaxed, and memorable, and the Bullock Texas State History Museum made that dream a reality for us! Lily and her team were incredibly communicative, helpful, and friendly. She walked us through every step of the process and mitigated last-minute fixes so that we didn't have to. This venue is beautiful and grand in and of itself, and the excellent service that we received was the cherry on top! I would wholeheartedly recommend this venue, and I'm hoping they have availability in 2068 for our anniversary party!

    Bullock Texas State History Museum's reply:

    Thank you so very much for the wonderful feedback! It was absolutely our pleasure to host your reception and make it memorable- we're so happy that you're happy!

    -Lily & the Bullock Events Team
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    William M. Married on 11/01/2018
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    The Bullock Texas State History Museum was simply the perfect venue for our event. Lily Alpern is a fantastic host and the most knowledgeable resource for our every need.

    Briana Lacy-King from Rosemary's Catering did a fantastic job planning, preparing and serving our five course sit down meal. Everyone raved about the food.

    I highly recommend this venue and these most capable folks.
    Best regards,

    Bill Markey
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    Lisa Married on 05/05/2018
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    Great venue

    Lily was a delight to work with. Was quick to respond to all my questions/needs. Was on sight for the wedding and helped to make sure everything was perfect.
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Bullock Texas State History Museum 1
Offer

Enjoy a private moment together and share your first meal as a married couple in our Second Floor Lobby before making your grand entrance.

Bullock Texas State History Museum 2
Gift

As our special way of saying Thank You for starting your journey together here with us at the Bullock Museum, we'd like to bring you in to our family as well. Couples that book receive a complimentary one year Two Step level Membership to the Texas State History Museum.

Memberships include complimentary access to the Museum's exhibitions, IMAX documentaries, Texas Spirit Theater films and parking.

Memberships can be renewed after the one year term and are nontransferable.

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Team

Lily Alpern
Lily Alpern
Head of Events

A native Austinite, Lily graduated from UT with a degree in Art History before beginning her career in the events industry. Prior to joining the team at the Bullock Museum in 2017, she gained experience over several years planning weddings and coordinating events. Today, she manages the Bullock Events Department and has turned her passion for creating memorable experiences towards helping clients create truly personal and unique celebrations.

Lauren Troccoli
Lauren Troccoli
Event Coordinator

Originally from Chicago, Lauren moved Texas in 2008. She quickly adapted to her life as a Texan, graduating from UT Austin with a degree in History in 2018. During and after college she worked in fine dining but felt the need to return to her original love, history! Lauren started work at the Bullock Museum at the ticket counter, and joined the Events team in 2019. An artist at heart, she enjoys the creative aspects of Events, from helping clients imagine how to transform their spaces, to making sure that exhibit opening parties have memorable desserts.

Rachel Miller
Rachel Miller
Event Coordinator

From Wisconsin, Rachel Miller is the newest member of the Bullock Events Team. While attending UW Madison, Rachel found her passion for events working for the University and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art as an event organizer. After graduation, she made her move to Austin, Texas to happily join the team at the Bullock Museum. Rachel finds excitement in the creative process of building an experience from scratch that her clients and guests will love and remember.

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1800 Congress Ave Austin, TX, 78701
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