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Laguna Gloria is one of the most desired and award-winning venues in Central Texas to host exquisite events, receptions, ceremonies and weddings. Laguna Gloria is home to a Mediterranean-style Villa and gorgeous landscaping built in 1916 by Clara Driscoll, best known for helping to save the Alamo from destruction in 1903. Right in central Austin on the shores of Lake Austin- nothing compares to the unique beauty of Laguna Gloria.

Facilities and Capacity

Guests are welcome to visit during our museum open hours—no appointment necessary—or contact us at the phone number or email address provided below to book a private tour with our Rentals team. Up to 200 can be accommodated here, with the option to set up a tent for those rainy days.

Service Offered

When you book at Laguna Gloria, you will have the benefit of the staff's expertise and experience. All alcohol can be delivered or brought in—usually quite a bit of saving for clients. Some inclusions when booking includes:

  • Villa Terraces (outdoor)
  • Crushed Granite Path (outdoor)
  • Four Seasons Garden (outdoor)
  • The Temple of Love (outdoor)
  • Overlook (outdoor)
  • Driscoll Villa (indoor) restrooms
  • Driscoll Villa itself
  • Brides (2) hour photo reservation (photographer not included)
  • Lower Grounds below the ADA Ramp
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Reviews of The Contemporary Austin

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Victoria P. Sent on 10/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding venue of my dreams!

Laguna Gloria was truly the wedding venue of my dreams. It felt like we were wandering around a gorgeous Italian villa. The staff was amazing, communication leading up was great, and everything looked even better than I could have imagined when it came to the big day. My husband and I are so grateful to have found this little piece of paradise in the middle of Austin. Dinner at sunset really added that the extra bit of sparkle that wowed our guests and being right by the water was perfect!
Gretchen C. Sent on 06/21/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful wedding venue

I booked Laguna Gloria for my ceremony and reception. Ceremony - Amphitheater Reception - back terraces/patio with tables on long path When planning the wedding I was not sure what I was looking for, just that I wanted something outside and at a beautiful venue. When I saw Laguna Gloria I was sold! It's a beautiful venue. My contact at the venue was Shannon and she was excellent. She provided thorough communication and was very helpful answering my questions. It is an expensive venue, but I think it was worth it. I would just make sure you read your contract that Shannon provides thoroughly before signing. There are a lot of restrictions since it is a museum, and it is expensive compared to other venues, but I think it is worth it. Our guests were blown away by how beautiful it was and we got a sneak peek of our photos and they are gorgeous!
Jordyn G. Sent on 06/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely stunning wedding venue!

The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria wedding venue was amazingly beautiful! It was perfect for an outdoor wedding, especially in the afternoon with the incredible strung lights around the villa and the gorgeous art pieces. The Temple of Love ceremony site was breathtaking, and perfect for a small intimate wedding!

Shannon was wonderful at answering any and all questions that I asked her both promptly and kindly - she was a huge help in keeping me sane through the wedding planning process. The day-of coordinators, Blythe and Victoria, were great at coordinating with our other vendors and helping the guests with anything they needed. Even when a sudden storm came in during the reception, they did not hesitate to help with getting everything inside the Driscoll Villa (very quickly)!

All in all, including the service, the aesthetic of the venue, and the adaptability of the staff in mind, we could not have chosen a better venue to celebrate our love with family and friends!
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