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Facility Rental

Facility Rental

The Blanton welcomes you to host a wide range of events in our unique and exclusive rental spaces. Whether you are planning an elegant wedding reception or a contemporary film screening, the Blanton Museum of Art offers a one-of-a-kind setting for your event.

If you are interested in hosting an event and would like further information, please contact the Special Events Department at (512) 475-6516 or (512) 471-8698. Email inquiries may be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Spaces available for rental in the Blanton's Michener Gallery Building or Smith Building include:

Mari and James A. Michener Gallery Building

Rapoport Atrium

Dinner reception in the Rappoport Atrium

Photography by Vanessa

This dramatic space with its soaring 50-foot ceiling and spectacular skylights serves as the centerpiece of the museum. Whether you wish to host a black-tie dinner or a grand reception, the Rapoport Atrium will make a lasting impression on every attendee. Rental of this space includes access to galleries on the first floor of the Michener Gallery Building except during exhibition installation.

Capacity for reception: 300
Capacity for seated engagement: 150

Rental Rate: $5,000
UT Departments and Colleges Rental Rate: $4,000

Mezzanine

Atrium

Photography by Vanessa

In addition to the Rapoport Atrium, the Michener Gallery Building includes a large mezzanine overlooking the main floor space. The Mezzanine is a perfect location for pre-event cocktails or an exclusive lounge. In addition, the galleries on the second floor display an impressive variety of art sure to engage and delight all who attend your event.

Capacity for reception: 500+
Capacity for seated engagement: 150

Rental Rate: $2,000 (must be rented in conjunction with the Rapoport Atrium)
UT Departments and Colleges Rental Rate: $1,500


Edgar A. Smith Building

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Grand Foyer

The Long Grand Foyer in the Smith Building is ideally suited to private evening receptions up to 200 guests, or intimate seated dinners under 80.

Rental Rate: $1,500
UT Department and Colleges Rental Rate: $1,000

Mezzanine

The Mezzanine in the Smith Building is ideal for use as a reception space in conjunction with an auditorium program. It features beautiful views of the Faulkner Plaza and the Michener Gallery Building.

Capacity: 150
Rental Rate: $1,000

Blanton Auditorium

Smith Building Auditorium

Photo by: Marsha Miller

The Blanton Auditorium in the Smith Building may be privately rented for special speaker engagements, panel presentations, and film screenings. No food or beverage permitted inside auditorium. The auditorium comes equipped with A/V capabilities with rear digital projection, film screen, and built in seats with tablet arms.

Capacity: 299

4 Hours Total, between 9 AM and 5 PM
Rental Rate: $1,000
UT Department and Colleges Rental Rate: $500

4 Hours Total, through 10PM
Rental Rate: $1,500
UT Department and Colleges Rental Rate: $1,000

Per Additional Hour
Rental Rate: $200

Capitol Room

The Capitol Room in the Smith Building features prominent views of the Texas State Capitol Building and is ideally suited as a conference room, lecture hall or private reception space. The room comes equipped with A/V capabilities, a digital projector, moveable chairs with tablet arms, a whiteboard and carpeted flooring. In-house catering is available.

Capacity for seated meeting: 60

Monday – Friday, between 9 AM and 5 PM
Rental Rate: $1,000
UT
Department and Colleges Rental Rate: $500

Outside of Business Hours
Rental Rate: $1,500
UT Department and Colleges Rental Rate: $1,000

Meadows Classroom

The Meadows Classroom in the Smith Building is suited for small group meetings, seminars, classes, or retreats during regular business hours. The room comes equipped with A/V capabilities, moveable tables and chairs, a whiteboard and vinyl flooring. The Meadows Classroom is available Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM only.
In-house catering is available.

Capacity for seated meeting: 16

Rental Rate: $500
UT Departments and Colleges Rental Rate: $250


Event Planning Notes:


The Blanton provides a list of approved caterers who have extensive experience working with the museum’s facilities and procedures. Our experienced Special Events staff can also recommend other vendors from our preferred list, to help you create an unforgettable event.