Private Day Time Rentals

INDOOR SITES & RATES (Normal Business Hours 9:00AM – 5:00PM)

Prices and event times subject to change based on Peak Season March – May and September – November.

  • H-E-B Discovery Center Classroom up to 50 guests
    • Rental rates starting at $375 Mon-Fri (3-hour minimum)
    • Rental rates starting at $700 Sat-Sun (4-hour minimum)
  • H-E-B Discovery Center Classroom up to 100 guests
    • Rental rates starting at $575 Mon-Fri (3-hour minimum)
    • Rental rates starting at $1,000 Sat-Sun (4-hour minimum)
  • Auld House and Patio up to 70 guests
    • Rental rates starting at $400 Mon-Fri (3-hour minimum)
    • Rental rates starting at $750 Sat-Sun (4-hour minimum)
  • Education and Event Center with Adjoining Grand Lawn up to 250 guests (OPENING March 2020)
    • Rental rates starting at $4,000 Mon- Thurs.
    • Rental rates starting at $6,500 Fridays
    • Rental rates starting at $7,500 Saturdays
    • Rental rates starting at $6,000 Sundays

Indoor sites include limited number of tables and chairs, admission to the garden, and onsite parking. Audio visual and projection screen in the H.E.B Discovery Center and Education and Event Center only. In addition to the rental fee, a separate $300 security deposit is due at the signing of the contract. The security deposit is refundable within 30 days after your event.

Evening Rentals

Time Options 5:00pm – 11:00pm or 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Prices and event times subject to change based on Peak Season March – May and September – November. Full Garden Buy Out and guests count over 250 is available ask for details.

  • Education and Event Center with Adjoining Grand Lawn up to 250 guests (OPENING March 2020)
    • Rental rates starting at $4,000 Mon- Thurs.
    • Rental rates starting at $6,500 Fridays
    • Rental rates starting at $7,500 Saturdays
    • Rental rates starting at $6,000 Sundays
  • Garden Reception Package up to 250 gusts includes Amphitheater, Conservatory and HEB Discovery Center Classrooms A&B.
    • Rental rates starting at $3,000 Mon- Thurs. and Sundays
    • Rental rates starting at $3,500 Fridays and Saturday
  • HEB Discovery Center Classrooms A&B, Culinary Outdoor Kitchen, Conservatory, Amphitheater or Family Adventure Garden up to 250 guests Mon – Thurs. rental rate starting at $2,500

All evening rentals include security guards, janitorial staff, facility coordinator, and onsite parking, The Event Center and HEB Discovery Classrooms tables, chairs, and audio-visual. Ceremony chairs and other outdoor furniture and equipment must be rented from an approved vendor.

A separate rental deposit fee is required along with half the rental fee at the signing of the contract. A 25% discount is offered to non-profit organizations for daytime or evening use. In addition to the rental fee, a separate $1,000 security deposit is due at the signing of the contract. The security deposit is refundable within 30 days after your event.

Rental Areas

Lucile Halsell Conservatory Courtyard

Lucile Halsell Conservatory Courtyard

The glass pyramids of our signature landmark Lucile Halsell Conservatory surround an interior courtyard centered around a serene water garden. The courtyard and adjacent covered walkways will accommodate up to 250 seated. Guests have access to the exhibit room featuring a collection of tropical plants. The dramatic setting is an excellent location for a ceremony, strolling reception, or a seated dinner.

Amphitheater

Amphitheater

Amphitheater

This historic above-ground water reservoir has been converted into a beautiful setting for an afternoon or evening gathering. Wisteria and crossvine adorn columns surrounding the venue creating a picturesque and romantic atmosphere. This site filled with romantic ambiance accommodates up to 300 seated. Perfect for a ceremony, seated dinner, or cocktail party.

Auld House & Patio

Auld House

This historic Hill Country cabin with outdoor covered patio can accommodate up to 70 guests in the combined indoor/outdoor space, with seating up to 50 indoors. The Garden provides an appropriate number of chairs, six (6) 48” rounds, and ten (10) six-foot tables. An adjoining full kitchen and private restrooms are  available for use. This quaint dwelling is perfect for intimate gatherings.

HEB Discovery Center Classroom

HEB Discovery Center Classrooms

The HEB Discovery Center Classrooms overlook the vibrant culinary garden and an orchard of citrus and olive trees. A wraparound patio curves the beautiful wooden sinker cypress walls. With two classrooms to choose from, each seat up to 50 guests or can be combined to create a space for up to 100 guests. These modern classrooms are equipped with state of the art audio visual, projector, and screen. Perfect for intimate dinner or meeting.

Grand Lawn (opening summer 2019)

Grand Lawn

A highly desirable outdoor setting including a Wisteria Arbor surrounded by mature live oak trees, flagstone paved plaza and the peaceful sounds of running water from the Santikos Fern Fountain. The Grand Lawn can accommodate up to 400 at a seated dinner.

Education and Event Center (opening spring 2020)

Education and Event Center

With nearly 4,000 square feet, this great hall will accommodate up to 200 guests at a seated dinner or 400 guests for a lecture. Surrounding windows, sliding glass doors, and wraparound patio overlook the beauty and uniqueness of the Grand Lawn. Equipped with state of the art audio visual, projector and screen, tables and chairs, bridal room and grooms room.

Caterers and Rental Fees

Food and beverage are permitted by an approved caterer. Caterers have been hand-picked by the Garden. They are familiar with the grounds and offer premium service.

For pricing or to book your event, complete the below form or email rentthegarden@sabot.org.

For more information on day time ceremonies, please see Daytime Weddings.