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Laguna Gloria at The Contemporary Austin

Austin , TX
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LOCATION

3809 West 35th Street
Austin, TX 78703 US (map)

PHONE

512-458-8191

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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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 an appointment (accommodated Mon-Fri only for event dates available for sale).

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:
4pm–1am (including setup/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 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. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1915
When was your venue last renovated?
2004
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2250
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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priscilla
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
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.
such a beautiful place!!! And everyone loved our wedding venue and thought it was so romantic. Thank you to the amazing Read more...
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. Read less
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daynaaveritt
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
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!!
I got married at Laguna Gloria on Sept 30 2011 and it was absolutely beautiful. No other venue in Austin can compare to Read more...
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!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/28/2007
5.0/5.0
All I can say is AMOA-Laguna Gloria is ABSOLUTELY the most beautiful spot in Austin! Everyone of my guests went on and on about how gorgeous the venue was. I was so happy we chose Laguna and have to say that they were also very easy to work with. Megan always catered to my needs and was always very nice to work with. Thanks so much! ~Jennifer Hancock
All I can say is AMOA-Laguna Gloria is ABSOLUTELY the most beautiful spot in Austin! Everyone of my guests went on and on Read more...
All I can say is AMOA-Laguna Gloria is ABSOLUTELY the most beautiful spot in Austin! Everyone of my guests went on and on about how gorgeous the venue was. I was so happy we chose Laguna and have to say that they were also very easy to work with. Megan always catered to my needs and was always very nice to work with. Thanks so much! ~Jennifer Hancock Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We've had an incredible experience working with the rentals team at Laguna Gloria. Having a wedding at an active museum is so unique! Talk about an unforgettable cocktail hour for you and your guests. The scenery (and art!) is beautiful, and it's location near downtown Austin can't be beat.
We've had an incredible experience working with the rentals team at Laguna Gloria. Having a wedding at an active museum is Read more...
We've had an incredible experience working with the rentals team at Laguna Gloria. Having a wedding at an active museum is so unique! Talk about an unforgettable cocktail hour for you and your guests. The scenery (and art!) is beautiful, and it's location near downtown Austin can't be beat. Read less
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happyaustinbride
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.5/5.0
PROS: Laguna Gloria is absolutely beautiful and I am so happy that we chose this venue for our wedding. There are a million different ways that you could configure your setup and every one would be incredibly scenic. You really don't need to do much decorating because the venue speaks for itself. The location is very convenient to downtown, everyone had such a great time and I really would love to be a guest at a wedding there! The rental rate is also pretty reasonable if you are not having a wedding in the peak season.
CONS: One con is that you have to be out of the venue by 11 and music has to be turned down by 10:30, due to noise restrictions and the fact that this is in a residential area, so if you are also having the ceremony at the site, you are going to have to start pretty early. Also, they restrict your catering choices to a list of "approved vendors," which includes almost all of the big companies in town, but if you wanted something specific, you would be in trouble. Finally, my very first meeting with the venue rental coordinatior was a bit off and I really got a very snobby and condescending vibe from her. It was a really bad first impression and I honestly thought about not going with the site because of it. I am glad that I decided to because from then on I had no customer service problems and was very happy overall.
PROS: Laguna Gloria is absolutely beautiful and I am so happy that we chose this venue for our wedding. There are a Read more...
PROS: Laguna Gloria is absolutely beautiful and I am so happy that we chose this venue for our wedding. There are a million different ways that you could configure your setup and every one would be incredibly scenic. You really don't need to do much decorating because the venue speaks for itself. The location is very convenient to downtown, everyone had such a great time and I really would love to be a guest at a wedding there! The rental rate is also pretty reasonable if you are not having a wedding in the peak season.
CONS: One con is that you have to be out of the venue by 11 and music has to be turned down by 10:30, due to noise restrictions and the fact that this is in a residential area, so if you are also having the ceremony at the site, you are going to have to start pretty early. Also, they restrict your catering choices to a list of "approved vendors," which includes almost all of the big companies in town, but if you wanted something specific, you would be in trouble. Finally, my very first meeting with the venue rental coordinatior was a bit off and I really got a very snobby and condescending vibe from her. It was a really bad first impression and I honestly thought about not going with the site because of it. I am glad that I decided to because from then on I had no customer service problems and was very happy overall. Read less
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amyw
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.2/5.0
Laguna Gloria is an absolutely stunning venue located on Lake Austin. The amphitheater would have been our dream location for our ceremony, had it not raining and hailed buckets the day of our wedding! The ceremony was held under a tent on the villa patio and was still beautiful and memorable. The staff at LG was super friendly, helpful and responsive to all of our questions. It is located in a residential area so there are noise restrictions in place and the party has to wrap up at 11 PM but couples are allowed to choose their own caterer and bring in their own alcohol. It is not a venue for those on a strict budget. At $5,000 for a summer weekend, their are cheaper spots in town, but none more beautiful - plus the money you pay for Laguna Gloria goes to a great cause.
Laguna Gloria is an absolutely stunning venue located on Lake Austin. The amphitheater would have been our dream location Read more...
Laguna Gloria is an absolutely stunning venue located on Lake Austin. The amphitheater would have been our dream location for our ceremony, had it not raining and hailed buckets the day of our wedding! The ceremony was held under a tent on the villa patio and was still beautiful and memorable. The staff at LG was super friendly, helpful and responsive to all of our questions. It is located in a residential area so there are noise restrictions in place and the party has to wrap up at 11 PM but couples are allowed to choose their own caterer and bring in their own alcohol. It is not a venue for those on a strict budget. At $5,000 for a summer weekend, their are cheaper spots in town, but none more beautiful - plus the money you pay for Laguna Gloria goes to a great cause. Read less
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austinroge
Wedding:
9/30/2006
4.2/5.0
We loved having our wedding ceremony right on the water at the beautiful amphitheater and then moving the guests straight to the party at the villa. The villa is small though, and you're really looking at an outdoor wedding, so be prepared with an inclement weather plan! The grounds are gorgeous and very well maintained; it was our first choice of venues in Austin. We highly recommend it.
We loved having our wedding ceremony right on the water at the beautiful amphitheater and then moving the guests straight Read more...
We loved having our wedding ceremony right on the water at the beautiful amphitheater and then moving the guests straight to the party at the villa. The villa is small though, and you're really looking at an outdoor wedding, so be prepared with an inclement weather plan! The grounds are gorgeous and very well maintained; it was our first choice of venues in Austin. We highly recommend it. Read less
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Mugsy
Wedding:
4/2/2011
4.0/5.0
Laguna Gloria is in a word GLORIOUS! Very old-world feel, gorgeous grounds, and a very special location for a wedding. It is a one-of-a-kind venue, and you definitely pay the price for it. Just be aware that at this venue, you have to bring EVERYTHING in, so your rentals bill will be at least as much as the cost of the venue, plus you have to bring in generators, lighting, etc. as the electricity and lighting goes along with a villa built 95 years ago. Despite all this, it is an incredibly romantic venue-it stole my heart the first time I saw it, and our guests absolutely loved it!
Laguna Gloria is in a word GLORIOUS! Very old-world feel, gorgeous grounds, and a very special location for a wedding. It Read more...
Laguna Gloria is in a word GLORIOUS! Very old-world feel, gorgeous grounds, and a very special location for a wedding. It is a one-of-a-kind venue, and you definitely pay the price for it. Just be aware that at this venue, you have to bring EVERYTHING in, so your rentals bill will be at least as much as the cost of the venue, plus you have to bring in generators, lighting, etc. as the electricity and lighting goes along with a villa built 95 years ago. Despite all this, it is an incredibly romantic venue-it stole my heart the first time I saw it, and our guests absolutely loved it! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
5/26/2012
3.5/5.0
Perfect Venue. Absolutely beautiful. Very little involvement from the staff though. Your paying for the venue not their services and they don't offer much help so you definitely need a coordinator if you're booking here. Fortunately you can visit the venue any time you like which helps tremendously in the planning process. Regardless, its absolutely beautiful and unforgettable so I recommend it!
Perfect Venue. Absolutely beautiful. Very little involvement from the staff though. Your paying for the venue not their Read more...
Perfect Venue. Absolutely beautiful. Very little involvement from the staff though. Your paying for the venue not their services and they don't offer much help so you definitely need a coordinator if you're booking here. Fortunately you can visit the venue any time you like which helps tremendously in the planning process. Regardless, its absolutely beautiful and unforgettable so I recommend it! Read less
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Avery
Wedding:
11/22/2014
2.9/5.0
Laguna Gloria is beautiful, but only if you have a very small wedding (75 people) and the weather is absolutely perfect. They are the strictest, most difficult venue to work with. All my vendors even thought so. I would never recommend for a wedding because if anything goes wrong they aren't flexible enough to help you, and the venue only allows vendors in at an unreasonable amount of time to set up. With that said, it is extremely expensive and the tenting is a must.. You're looking at at least $10-$15,000 just for that.
Laguna Gloria is beautiful, but only if you have a very small wedding (75 people) and the weather is absolutely perfect. Read more...
Laguna Gloria is beautiful, but only if you have a very small wedding (75 people) and the weather is absolutely perfect. They are the strictest, most difficult venue to work with. All my vendors even thought so. I would never recommend for a wedding because if anything goes wrong they aren't flexible enough to help you, and the venue only allows vendors in at an unreasonable amount of time to set up. With that said, it is extremely expensive and the tenting is a must.. You're looking at at least $10-$15,000 just for that. Read less
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