The Contemporary Austin

3809 West 35th Street, Austin, TX 78703 Map · Phone number
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About The Contemporary Austin

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.

VISIT US: 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.

CONTACT US: rent@thecontemporaryaustin.org, or 512.458.8191 ext. 255

CAPACITY:
Weddings | (150) conditioned on rain plan tenting options and set up

Other Events| Dependent on set up

**Driscoll Villa, if available (indoor) 75–100 seated maximum wall-to-wall dependent on set up

** Reservation of tent rain plans required for events over 50 with ceremony, 75 without

PRICING: Please inquire with the Site Rentals Department for pricing

TIME PERIOD FOR RENTAL:
3pm–1am (including set-up/tear-down) | All amplified sound and event must end by 11pm Friday and Saturday and 10pm all other days. Weddings must end by 11pm and start after 5:30pm to allow time for set-up.

ALCOHOL: All alcohol can be delivered or brought in—usually quite a bit of savings for clients.

Inclusions

  • 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 (only Fall 2014 & Spring 2015, not Fall 2015)
  • Ability to bring in own alcohol
  • Brides (2) hour photo reservation (photographer not included)

ART/EXHIBITIONS:
We are a museum of rotating contemporary art exhibitions. The art can and will be changing on the grounds, and in the Villa, often without notification. The art and exhibitions cannot be moved, removed, turned off or added to, or disturbed or altered in any way for private events.

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  • Quality of service 4.3
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 3.5
  • Value 3.8
  • Average response time 4.4
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    Alicia · Married on 04/02/2016

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    We had my dream wedding at Laguna Gloria last weekend- it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I am so happy with how it turned out, I got so many compliments on this venue and it was perfect for our 75 person wedding outdoors. We had an intimate ceremony out at the Temple of Love, which I think is so unique compared to all of the church weddings we have been to recently. We did the long table along the path by the lake and strung lights and candles, and the venue was the perfect backdrop! I would say the beautiful gardens and venue made it so we didn't have to have as much decor and flowers as other places. I very much lucked out to have beautiful weather- the rain plan here isn't the greatest, we would have moved inside and rented a small tent, outdoors was my dream so I am glad it worked out! This isn't the venue for you if you want a package deal as you have to bring everything in yourself, but I enjoyed doing all the planning for it and making my dream come true. They aren't as difficult as some reviews say, you just have to know what you are getting into and know the vendors to use and they will all make it work without a problem! The ladies were also so nice to work with and they tried hard to make sure I got what I wanted within their limits! I recommend Laguna for a beautiful outdoor wedding!

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    priscilla · Married on 09/28/2012

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    such a beautiful place!!! And everyone loved our wedding venue and thought it was so romantic. Thank you to the amazing staff at Laguna that helped make our day special.

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    Dayna · Married on 09/30/2011

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    I got married at Laguna Gloria on Sept 30 2011 and it was absolutely beautiful. No other venue in Austin can compare to the unique building and the gorgeous view of Lake Austin from the back porch. The lighting was beautiful in the late evening. All my guests said that it was one of the most unique (the rocky steps down to the amphitheater served as our aisle) and beautiful weddings they had been to. The texas sunset was the icing on the cake during the reception. Erin the manager was very nice and enjoyed helping out at all steps along the process. She always answered my emails promptly and thoughtfully. I highly recommend Laguna Gloria for any special occasion!!

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The Contemporary Austin FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,861.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,445.00
  • 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? $ 2,948.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,402.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Wifi
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, June, July, August

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