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Special Events

Immerse yourself in the beauty and elegance of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, your premier resource for facility rentals in Austin. Our spectacular architecture is nationally recognized, the courtyard and gallery are warm and inviting, and the splendor of the garden is unsurpassed.

Special Events Availability

Every day of the week from 5:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.


  • Exclusive use of both indoor & outdoor spaces: window-lined gallery, main gardens, and idyllic courtyard (additional areas can be reserved for a small fee)
  • 9 hour facility rental (4 PM – 1 AM). Time includes Load In/Out
  • On-site manager; on-site security officer
  • Event Liability Insurance up to $1,000,000

*Tables, chairs, and other rental equipment are not included in the rental



Peak Season (Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov)
Mon – Thurs: $2,000        Friday: $3,500        Saturday: $4,500        Sunday: $3,000

Low Season (Jan, Feb, June, July, Aug, Dec)
Mon – Thurs: $2,000        Friday: $3,000        Saturday: $3,500        Sunday: $2,500

A signed contract and 50% of the facility use fee is required in order to reserve a date. The outstanding balance will be due 90 days before the event. The Wildflower Center accepts checks and Visa/MC/Amex.


The Wildflower Center offers a 25% discount on evening rentals booked within (60) days of the event and a 50% discount for evening rentals booked within (30) days of the event. Non-profits and governmental agencies are also eligible for a 20% discount at all times. 


The Visitor’s Gallery can accommodate up to 200 guests seated in rows or 150 seated at tables without a dance floor, and 120 with a dance floor depending on how you arrange the space. Outside in the adjacent Courtyard, you gain additional space to accommodate around 250 guests. The Luci and Ian Family Garden accommodates up to 250 guests on the play lawn and amongst the features while the Texas Arboretum will seat up to 200 guests on the event pad.  


The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center allows you to choose from a wide selection of catering professionals. If you would like to use a company that is not on our Exclusive Caterers List, there is a $250 off-list charge and the catering company must provide the license information to the Wildflower Center and sign a vendor contract agreement. Clients are allowed to bring their own alcohol without any additional expense; however, we do require that all alcohol is served by a TABC certified bartender working for the selected catering company.


You may use any vendor that you choose at the Wildflower Center– except for the food and beverage service. This includes lighting companies, equipment rental, bakeries, florists, coordinators, etc.

Getting Started

For additional information, availability or to book a tour of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, contact the Facility Rental Manager, Monica Little: mlittle@wildflower.org // 512.232.0164

While we have taken reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on these pages, they may contain inaccuracies or errors or non-updated data.
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