Evening and Private Rentals

Evening events are held after normal business hours starting at 6:00pm – 11:00pm.

Rental Site Options / 2019 rental fees up to 150 guests starting at $2,500 / up to 300 guests $3200

  • Lucile Halsell Conservatory Courtyard
  • Amphitheater
  • Auld House and Patio
  • HEB Discovery Center Classrooms
  • Family Adventure Garden
  • Grand Lawn (opening fall 2019)
  • Education and Event Center (opening spring 2020)

Evening rental includes any one site option, onsite parking, security staff, janitorial staff and facility coordinator. Rentals of tables, chairs and equipment are not included for outdoor sites and must be rented from one of the approved vendors. Tables and chairs are included with the indoor rental sites. Additional site rental of $500 per site.

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.




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 spring 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.