Laguna Gloria

3809 W 35th St,
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 323-6380
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Average Base Cost: $25,000

Our average base cost for a Laguna Gloria wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday evening ceremony and reception in Mid Season using a food/beverage cost common in that area of $150/pp as well as additional required fees listed below. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, tents, transportation/parking, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: Note that Laguna Gloria is only booking through July 2016 as they are awaiting their exhibition schedule.

Mid-Article Custom

High Season

(March 25-31st, April, May, October, November [minus Thanksgiving Weekend])

  • Fridays: $4,000
  • Saturdays and Memorial Day Sunday: $5,500
  • Sundays: $3,000

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Mid Season

(June, September, Thanksgiving Weekend and December)

  • Fridays: $3,000
  • Saturdays: $4,500
  • Sundays: $2,500

Low Season

(January, February, July, August)

  • Fridays: $2,000
  • Saturdays: $3,500
  • Sundays: $1,500

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Weekdays

  • $300 per hour, including setup
  • Valet required

 

What’s Included: One hour rehearsal (during museum hours) and ceremony are included. You may use the Driscoll Villa, Villa Terraces, Four Seasons Garden, “Temple of Love,” Overlook, and Amphitheater. The Front Oval Lawn with Roman Fountain, Solarium on the 2nd floor, Sunken Garden, Lower Grounds, tenting and other rentals are NOT included.

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Extras: 

  • $300 per hour for event end time after 11 p.m. plus staffing
  • There is a membership requirement starting at $125
  • Cleaning fee of $125
  • Sound equipment fee of $935 for some events requiring amplified sound
  • On-site coordinator required for 75+ guests
  • A tent is required as a rain backup for events over 50 with ceremony, 75 without

Food/Beverage: Outside caterers are allowed with a small fee and pre-approval. Clients may bring in their own alcohol (we love that!)

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More Stats:

Space Type: For Spring 2016 both indoor and outdoor space is available (note some spaces are prohibited due to artwork)

Size: Laguna Gloria can accommodate up to 150 for seated dinner and ceremony on site. There is a 75-100 seated maximum for the Driscoll Villa (indoor).

Bridal Suite: Yes, Studio 8 is available the day-of at 4 p.m.

Parking: There are 50 spaces inside the gates as well as approved valet options. There is also an adjacent lot that is subject to use by a nearby park.

How Will Grandma Get There? There are several nice historic hotels in nearby downtown Austin, as well as other accommodations at a broad range of price points such as The W and Hotel Ella.

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Party On! 4 p.m.- 1.a.m. allows for both setup/tear-down. Events must end at 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (10 p.m. all other days) unless otherwise approved. Outdoor sound must end at 11 p.m.)

The Report: 

Laguna Gloria’s Mediterranean-style villa and landscaping was built in 1916 by Clara Driscoll, who is perhaps best known for helping to save the Alamo from destruction in 1903. The venue, which is part of community art museum The Contemporary Austin, is located in central Austin on the shores of Lake Austin. It is available to visit during open museum hours or you may book an appointment.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

I never thought it would be possible to find a setting that reminded me of Italy in Austin, but Laguna Gloria definitely does! Being able to bring in your own alcohol is a huge plus (though not that uncommon in Austin), and will end up saving you a lot. Though if you’re on a tight budget you will definitely need the added savings as extra items such as tents and other catering rentals will add up quickly. I think this venue is a must-see if you can afford it, and I would definitely think about going with a Tuscany wedding theme if you do end up having your wedding here.

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Our Rating

6 Amenities/What’s Included

9 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

10 Location

10 Overall Charm

9 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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