Life Celebrations framed by Nature

Celebrate the life of the departed in the peaceful tranquility of UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum. With five acres of bronze and stone sculptures, meditative winding pathways, tranquil ponds and a gently babbling brook, the UMLAUF is a hidden refuge in the heart of Austin. Come together and share memories in this serene and natural setting, located minutes from downtown, while supporting this beloved institution dedicated to art in nature for nearly 25 years.

UMLAUF can accommodate a varying range of guests depending on your event needs, from 20 to 600 guests while maintaining the same intimacy. The Museum & Garden has many unique options for hosting your remembrance ceremony. We are honored to be a part of celebrating the life of those who have passed on.

Life Celebration Rentals Include

  • Exclusive use of the Terrace, Arbor, Garden, Crenshaw Room & Catering Kitchen
  • Event security & staff to assist guests and vendors
  • Convenient access to overflow parking lot
  • Close proximity to downtown Austin

Rental Rates

Saturday & Sunday Morning
Monday-Friday Morning 
Evening Rentals 
Special rates may apply, please contact us for more info

Rental Time Frame

The rental includes the hours listed above. The listed times include set-up, event and clean-up. Inquire for a detailed timeline. Due to museum hours, the event must conclude and be cleaned up by 12:00pm, however, guests are encouraged to spend time in the Garden to reflect after that time.

Planning Services

The Museum does not provide planning, set-up or teardown services. Although not necessary, guests may choose to work with a planner or family and friends to assist with set-up and clean-up.

Vendors, Equipment & Other Event Needs

The UMLAUF is a blank palette for all events and the curated list of preferred vendors ensures that each and every desire can be met. A limited selection of equipment is available, with seating available for 50 guests. It is recommended to work with one of the preferred vendors for further event needs, as this can ease the planning experience.


Rental rates include UMLAUF staffing for each event. A security guard will assist guests from the overflow parking lot to the Museum and ensure the event is safe, seamless and secure. An UMLAUF event staff member will orient guests and vendors, as well as assist with maintaining the Museum, Garden and artwork.


To complete the contract process, a refundable deposit of $500 is due within 3 days of signing. The deposit is in addition to the rental rate. It is refunded 30 days after the event, less any damages, extra staffing, clean-up or credit card fees. The remaining rental fee is due 14 days prior to the event. All transactions may be made via check or through paypal. Credit card transactions are subject to a 3% transaction fee that will be automatically removed from the deposit return.

Art & Exhibits

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum has rotating exhibits that are subject to change without notification. Art works and exhibits cannot be moved, removed, covered, altered or added to for any events. The gallery is not included as a part of the event rental and will remain locked during the event.

Please contact or 512-445-5582 ext. 105 for more details, to review available dates and to discuss how to make your remembrance a special day for all.

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