At The Art Center, we can provide a beautiful venue for every occasion.  

The courtyard at The Art Center is the perfect space for your wedding, party, or corporate event. The space features a dance floor, a kitchen, courtyard-adjacent bathrooms, and a spacious white tent to keep your guests cool and dry. For an extra fee, you may also access the gallery space and view the art on display.



Sunday through Friday rentals are $275 per hour.

Rentals on Saturdays are $1,800 for the entire day, and no hourly rate is offered. 

Please note that you must also pay a $300 conditionally refundable security deposit, in addition to half of your total rental price, in order to reserve the courtyard for your event.

For more information, please fill out this contact form, and we will email you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When can my event occur at ACW?

We are available for rentals any day of the week. Rentals may begin at 10 AM and must end by 12 AM (set up and tear down time included). Please contact The Art Center through the Courtyard Inquiries button above.

Can I schedule an appointment to see the courtyard and grounds?

Of course! To schedule an appointment with our Program Coordinator, please contact The Art Center through the Courtyard Inquiries button above.

Is there an event planner ACW recommends?

We recommend Kindred Event Studios for all your event planning needs. You can visit them by clicking here.

Can I have alcohol at my event? 

Yes! We require that you disclose your provision of alcohol at the time of signing the contract. If you provide alcohol at your event, we also require that you pay a McLennan Community College security guard to be at the event.

Is smoking allowed on the grounds of ACW?

No, smoking is not allowed on ACW grounds. 

What is the capacity of The Art Center's courtyard?

The Art Center's courtyard can hold 350 people.

Do you provide tables or chairs?

We provide the use of round tables, but do not provide chairs at this time.

Does ACW provide a point person to receive my vendors on the day of the event?

ACW does not provide a point person to receive vendors on the day of the event. While we do have staff working there to keep the building open for you, we will not be able to sign for rentals, direct people, etc. 

Does ACW provide set up or tear down labor?

ACW does not provide set up or tear down labor.  


Banner photo courtesy of Megan Shipley Photography.