The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a unique, non-traditional wedding venue located in the heart of Austin, Texas. Immerse yourself in the history of the Lone Star State as you step into the granite filled lobby and are surrounded by the colorful terrazzo mosaic, iconic bronze star, impressive architecture, and three-story grand spiral staircase. The Bullock Museum is dedicated to excellence, accessibility, diversity and aims to become the leading authority on Texas History. Hosting your event at the Bullock Museum supports the museum's ongoing mission to become the leading authority on Texas history and provides funding for exhibitions and educational programs.
Facilities and Capacity
The Bullock Texas State History Museum's grand lobby can accommodate ceremonies and receptions for up to 450 guests. Additional inside and outside locations are available to host ceremonies, cocktail hours and smaller scale celebrations. The Bullock Texas State History Museum meets all ADA accessibility requirements.
All receptions have the option to include full and private access to the exhibits to further enhance the overall guest experience and connection with Texas history. Venue related costs cover the usage of the space for a four-hour event window between 6:00 pm-12:00 am, a standard set up time of 3:00 pm, the use of one multi-purpose classroom and an onsite venue manager. Complimentary parking is available in the Museum's garage after 5:00 pm. The Bullock Museum works exclusively with Rosemary's Catering for all food, beverage, and rental needs. The museum welcomes all other outside vendors and will work closely with you and your team to ensure a smooth successful event.
8 Reviews for Bullock Texas State History Museum
Recommended by 90% of couples
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Sarah Beggs · Married on 12/29/2018
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!Sent on 06/29/2019
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!
William F. Markey · 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.Sent on 12/08/2018
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.
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lisa · Married on 05/05/2018
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.Sent on 10/22/2018
Bullock Texas State History Museum Price Rates
Reserve your get ready room or hotel block through our website to receive a 15% discount at the Hampton Inn, located walking distance from the Museum.
Enjoy a private moment together and share your first meal as a married couple in our Second Floor Lobby before making your grand entrance.
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.
Team of Bullock Texas State History Museum
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.
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.
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.