Nasher Sculpture Center

2001 Flora St,
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 242-5100
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Average Base Cost: $33,000

Our average base cost for a Nasher Sculpture Center wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony/reception in mid-season using their Nasher Hall, Terrace, and Garden venue options and a food/beverage cost of $150/pp. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: There is a facility fee for each venue space as well as a Nasher Sculpture membership fee, detailed below:

  • Private Dining Room, Cafe Terrace, Garden $2,500 + $2,500 for a “Brancusi” membership
  • Nasher Hall, Terrace, Garden $4,000 + $2,500 for a “Brancusi” membership
  • Whole Center (including the inside galleries): $5,500 + $5,000 for a “Matisse Circle” membership

NOTE: All membership fees are considered tax deductible. Read more about their membership offerings here.

Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

What’s Included:  All tables, chairs, silverware, glassware, china, security fees, and a NSC event staff coordinator.

Extras: If you want to have both the ceremony and reception on site, rental of Nasher Hall, the Terrace as well as the Garden is required, plus an additional fee of $500 and membership costs, listed above.

Vendors: Wolfgang Puck Catering is the exclusive caterer.

Food and Beverage: The average cost per person may range from $125-$150++. The suggested food and beverage minimums are below:

High Season

(April, May, October & November)

Sunday Thru Wednesday (5pm to midnight):

  • Private Dining Room & Café: $3,500
  • Nasher Hall/Garden: $7,500

Thursday-Saturday (5pm to midnight):

  • Thursday Nights: $10,000
  • Friday Nights: $12,000
  • Saturday Nights: $18,000
Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

Mid Season

(March, June, September & December)

Sunday Thru Wednesday (5pm to midnight):

  • Private Dining Room & Cafe: $2,500
  • Nasher Hall/Garden: $5,000

Thursday-Saturday (5pm to midnight):

  • Thursday Nights: $7,500
  • Friday Nights: $10,000
  • Saturday Nights: $12,000
Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

Low Season

(January, February, July & August)

Sunday Thru Wednesday (5pm to midnight):

  • Private Dining Room & Cafe: $1,500
  • Nasher Hall/Garden: $3,500

Thursday-Saturday (5pm to midnight):

  • Thursday $5,000
  • Friday Nights $7,500
  • Saturday Nights $10,000
Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

BAR PACKAGES

Beer, Wine, and Sparkling Wine Package

Prices are per person

  • Three Hours: $32.00
  • Four Hours: $38.00
  • Five Hours: $44.00

Platinum Plus Bar Package

Prices are per person

  • Three Hours: $42.00
  • Four Hours: $50.00
  • Five Hours: $58.00
Photo by Allen Tsai

Photo by Allen Tsai

Platinum Plus Bar Package

Prices are per person

  • Three Hours: $50.00
  • Four Hours: $58.00
  • Five Hours: $64.00

Additional Staffing Fees for all Events:

  • Bartenders: $150 each (1 per 75 guests) for 4 hours. $50 each additional hour
  • Buffet Attendants: $75
  • Coat Check: $100 (1 per 75 guests)
  • $75 – $150: set up fee
  • $150 – $250 labor fee in addition to service fee
  • For events lasting longer than 4 hours – there will be an additional charge of $500 per half hour to cover additional staffing costs.
Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: Each venue can accommodate the following number of guests:

  • Private Dining Room & Cafe, Terrace, Garden: 50-80 seated dinner, 150 standing reception.
  • Nasher Hall, Terrace, Garden: 180 seated dinner, 300 standing reception
  • Entire Center: 180 indoor seated (Nasher Hall), 200 outdoor seated (Terrace), 1,000 standing reception.

Bridal Suite: Not officially, but there are spaces that can be used by the bride and bridal party to get ready.

Parking: They do not offer parking on-site, most groups will hire a valet or have a shuttle from the hotel.

How Will Grandma Get There? The Nasher Sculpture Center is located in the Dallas Arts District downtown, which is close to a ton of hotel options, including The Fairmont Dallas and the Hotel Indigo.

Party On! Ceremonies are only permitted after 6:30 PM. Events can go until midnight.

The Report: 

Designed by architect Renzo Piano and landscape architect Peter Walker, the Nasher Sculpture Center opened in 2003 and is home to Raymond and Patsy Nasher’s sculpture collection, which is one of the most unique in the world. Their goal with the museum (which cost over $70 million to build, funded exclusively by the Nasher Foundation) was to blend both inside/outside spaces to show off the works of such renowned artists as Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Henri Matisse, and more.
Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

Photo via The Nasher Sculpture Center

Woman Getting Married Says:

So, this wedding venue isn’t cheap. Let’s get that out of the way. The catering cost is definitely on the high side for the area, and the membership fee is going to add to your overall cost in an unexpected way. Plus, being a museum means there’s going to be a lot of rules and extra costs. But, let’s be honest: It doesn’t get more unique than this venue! I love the blended indoor/outdoor areas, and while obviously expensive you’ll be getting a meal from one of the best chefs/catering companies in the world. If you have the budget this should absolutely be on your list as an inside/outside Dallas wedding venue. If not, you can join me in my row boat as we drift away into a sea of sadness.

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Our Rating

7 Amenities/What’s Included

9 Convenient for Grandma

10 Layout

10 Location

10 Overall Charm

7 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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