The Contemporary Austin offers two unique locations for a variety of events. Laguna Gloria is a historic landmark site with lakeside views, beautiful natural grounds, and strong ties to Texas culture. The Jones Center is a sleek, contemporary venue in the heart of downtown Austin, offering skyline views and close proximity to many Austin hot spots. NOTE: The Jones Center is closed for rentals from April 1, 2016, through early November 2016 as we undergo exciting renovations. Please find out more below.
Laguna Gloria provides the perfect setting for many memorable occasions. An award-winning location for ceremonies and receptions, it has been named one of the best wedding venues in the country by Brides.com and the Best Wedding Venue in Austin (2015) by The Knot, as well as featured on publications and blogs including Style Me Pretty and Austin Monthly’s 2015 Wedding Guide. The Italian-style Driscoll Villa and the expansive grounds allow for a variety of events, from weddings to corporate gatherings.
If you are interested in viewing the location, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with a member of our Rentals Department, Monday through Friday during business hours. Guests are also always welcome to visit the museum during open hours to become familiar with the site.
For information on tours and available dates, please contact the Rentals Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512 458 8191 x 255.
Laguna Gloria is a popular location for bridal, engagement, and family portraits. Appointments are required and our Photography Guidelines must be followed. Please contact the Rentals Department at 512 458 8191 x 255 with questions.
NOTE: The Jones Center is closed for rentals from April 1, 2016, through early November 2016. We are undergoing exciting renovations that include a permanent, open-air canopy over the Roof Deck with optional weatherproof curtains and other improvements. Please contact the Site Rentals department with any questions regarding post-renovation events at the new Jones Center.
The Jones Center offers a unique, contemporary setting ideal for rehearsal dinners, corporate receptions, workshops, and meetings. This historically and architecturally significant building was previously renovated in 2011 by acclaimed architects Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis.
The Roof Deck at the Jones Center is 3,300 square feet and includes a built-in bar, optional 20’ x 11’ screen, bistro tables, and a stunning, panoramic skyline view. This space is ideal for seated dinners, film screenings, and cocktail receptions.
The Community Room at the Jones Center is a fully A/V capable space overlooking Congress Avenue. With a seating capacity of up to 80 people, this space is perfect for lectures, meetings, workshops, and press lounges.
For more information, please contact the Rentals Department at email@example.com or 512 458 8191 x 255.