Create a brilliant event set against the backdrop of art in nature. Whether you desire a casual or an elegant affair, UMLAUF can be customized easily to indulge your every whim. Little is needed to amplify this already beautiful space. With five acres of bronze and stone sculptures, winding pathways, tranquil ponds and a gently babbling brook, the UMLAUF is a hidden gem in the heart of Austin.


Intimate and elegant, the Garden can accommodate anywhere from 20 to 250 guests for a seated dinner. The Garden can accommodate groups of up to 600 for a reception.


  • Exclusive use of the Terrace, Arbor, Garden, Crenshaw Room & Catering Kitchen

  • Event security & staff to assist guests and vendors

  • Convenient access to overflow parking lot

  • Close proximity to downtown Austin


Rental Rates

Friday Evening - $4,000


Saturday Evening - $4,800


Sunday Evening - $3,600


Weekend Morning - $2,100


*Monday - Thursday Evening - $2,650

Discounts available during off-season months. Please inquire.

*UMLAUF is closed to the public on Monday. Please inquire about Monday daytime rates and availability.

Rental Time Frame

Evening rentals include eight hours. The times listed above include set-up, event and clean-up. Tenting and tree lighting may be installed the morning of your event by our approved vendors only, based on availability. Inquire for a detailed timeline.


Planning Services

The Museum does not provide planning, set-up or teardown services. Although not required, it is recommended all events consider engaging a planner to assist with set-up/teardown, staffing, catering and rental equipment.

Preferred Vendors

The UMLAUF provides a curated list of preferred vendors. These vendors have experience at the UMLAUF and include caterers, rental companies, florists, bands, DJs, and valet services. It is encouraged to work with a preferred vendor, as this will make coordinating your event a breeze. The only exclusive vendors are our tent and tree lighting providers. Please inquire for the complete preferred vendors and tent vendors list.



Rental rates include UMLAUF staffing for each event. A security guard will assist guests from the overflow parking lot to the Museum and ensure the event is safe, seamless and secure. An UMLAUF on-duty venue manager will orient guests and vendors, as well as assist with maintaining the Museum, Garden and artwork. Events with more than 250 guests may require additional staffing at $250 per staff member.



To complete the contract process, a refundable deposit of $1000 is due at the time of contract signing. The deposit is in addition to the rental rate and is refunded 30-45 days after the event, less any damages, extra staffing, or cleanup fees. The full rental fee is due 90 days prior to the event. All transactions may be made via check or credit card. 


Art & Exhibits

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum has rotating exhibits that are subject to change without notification. Art and exhibits cannot be moved, removed, covered, altered or added to for any events. The indoor Gallery is not included as a part of the event rental and will remain locked during the event.



Please contact or 512-445-5582 ext. 102 for more details, to review available dates and to discuss how to make your event unforgettable.