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The McNay Art Museum is a mansion wedding venue in San Antonio, Texas. This museum features works of art by the likes of artists Manet, Picasso, and Renoir, ensuring that a couple's wedding will be its own work of art on the museum's grounds. Couples will find this venue just 15 minutes from the San Antonio Zoo.


Facilities and Capacity

Couples can invite up to 300 guests to celebrate their big day at the McNay Art Museum. Sprawled on 25 acres of well-manicured property, this venue provides plenty of space for a couple's celebration. The museum has two locations for outdoor wedding ceremonies. The first is at the Gazebo & Fish Pond, an area with landscaping inspired by Japanese gardens and culture. The second area is the Main Fountain, a place set in a circle of paved stones with a magnificent fountain as the centerpiece. There are three spaces couples can use in the museum for their cocktail hour and wedding reception. The Blackburn Patio is an open-air space surrounded by the museum's walls. It features a stone patio, gardens, a fountain, and colorful mosaic details in some of the walls and doorways. The Leeper Auditorium welcomes guests into a sophisticated room with hardwood floors and a vaulted ceiling. Couples and guests can also access the museum's Main Galleries for eclectic wedding photographs and private art viewing.

Services Offered

This venue provides the necessary equipment for their big day and a list of preferred vendors that couples can choose for other services. At the McNay Art Museum, couples will find the following services:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Lighting/sound packages


History

This mansion, a Spanish Colonial Revival house, dates back to 1926. It was constructed by Marion Koogler McNay. McNay was an oil heiress, an artist, and a collector. She turned the house into her own private museum during her lifetime. In 1950 when McNay left her residence, she turned it, along with her collection of 700 works, into the first museum of modern art in Texas.

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Ashley W. Married on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue, Professional Staff

We had our wedding at the McNay in April 2023 and had the best experience! They were responsive and helpful every step of the way, and working with Monica made planning easy on our part! The Staff was professional, they recommended high quality vendors, and were a pleasure to work with. The grounds of the museum are beautiful and provided many different backdrops for pictures. The venue itself is not particularly pricey, but some of the vendors they recommend are on the higher end. However the quality they provide is 100% worth it! We could not be happier with how our event turned out!
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Deandra C. Married on 11/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful!

We got married during the pandemic and could only have 10 guests but that was all we wanted anyway as we wanted a small ceremony with immediate family only. It was a lovely ceremony at the McNay at the Fish Pond/Gazebo. The McNay was the first place I visited when I moved to San Antonio 10 years ago and I absolutely loved the place so it only seemed fitting to have the wedding ceremony there. The McNay is such a beautiful place. We had a great experience with everything. Highly recommend the McNay for a wedding. Thanks again!
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Johanna Married on 05/26/2018
5 out of 5 rating
I couldn't have chosen a better venue for our wedding!! It was unique to San Antonio and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating for our guest that night. I was sure there would be plenty of complaining but I never heard a thing from anyone - it was a miracle! Considering I had to plan my entire wedding from Dallas, Monica had recommendations and reassured me everything was going to be okay every time she heard the stress in my voice. The McNay is a San Antonio landmark and an experience your guest will never forget - the beauty in the building itself is enough... you can't go wrong.
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Wow, what a spectacular space to host your special day. The gardens are gorgeous and the museum does NOT disappoint. Staff is just the best!

CZ Digital Media CZ Digital Media Wedding Videographers

What can I say about the McNay... This is an amazing venue! We love filming weddings here. Every corner you turn is something beautiful. The venue is very spacious and when paired with the right vendors it really is majestic. Make sure and add the McNay to your list of venues you tour before you get married.

Haute Weddings Haute Weddings Wedding Planners

Love working at the McNay and also enjoy working with their professional staff. I especially love that you and your guests have access to 3 different areas in one location.

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