Make Your Next Event Unique!
Gladys City provides a unique backdrop for birthday parties, weddings, dinners, receptions, and more! With fifteen re-created boomtown buildings and period furnishings, your guests will leave having a great experience and wonderful memories. Depending on the nature of your event, additional buildings may be available for rental with approval from the museum director.
After Gladys City’s and Lamar University's annual events are scheduled, use of the museum is scheduled on a limited, first-come-first-serve basis to the general public. No rental fee is charged for University-sponsored events; however, University employees may not reserve Gladys City facilities free of charge to sponsor personal functions for families and friends. Gladys City facilities are available Tuesday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Discounts are available for full-day and multi-day events as well as for Lamar University students, faculty and staff.
Rental Fees Include:
• Two to four hours of time for your event. Additional time may be purchased at a rate
of $65-$200 per hour.
• Two hours of time for setup and takedown of your personal items.
• A limited number of tables and chairs that may be used indoors only.
• Museum admission for your guests to tour the exhibit buildings.
• Setup of tables, chairs and/or technical equipment per your instructions.
• Clean-up & trash removal following your event.
Not Included in Your Rental Fees:
• Catering services, food or beverages
• Additional portable restrooms (for events with 200 or more attendees)
• Additional tables, chairs, linens, tents or canopies
A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the rental fee and a signed Rental Agreement and Indemnity Clause are required within forty-eight hours of booking your event. The balance is due three days prior to your event.
Full Museum Package - $1,200, 4 hour minimum; $200 for each additional hour
Includes use of the Caroline Room, the Log Cabin Saloon and Hamill Square, plus guests may tour the museum and grounds at no additional charge. The museum may be closed to the general public during your event upon request. Refundable Damage Deposit, $900-$1,200 depending on the nature of the event.
Download the Spindletop-Gladys City Facility Rental Packet
All rental fees and policies are effective October 1, 2015
Log Cabin Saloon
LIMITED AVAILABILITY. PLEASE BOOK YOUR EVENT EARLY.Perfect for small receptions, birthday parties, meetings and more with a seating capacity of 28 and a standing capacity of 50. Rates include use of Saloon, tables, and chairs. Guests may tour the museum and grounds at no additional charge during regular open hours. PLEASE NOTE: Food and drink may not be served from the Saloon's bar or back bar.
Log Cabin Saloon Rental Fees
$270, two-hour minimum; $85 for each additional hour
Refundable Damage Deposit, $500
This outdoor area is great for large parties, receptions, reunions or other events with approximately 4,500 square feet of space. Maximum capacity of 500. Depending on the nature of your event, tables, chairs, tents, garbage cans and portable restroom facilities may be required at your expense. Guests may tour the museum and grounds at no additional charge during regular open hours.
Hamill Square Rental Fees
$150, two-hour minimum; $50 for each additional hour
There is no charge for use of Hamill Square if booked together
with the Log Cabin Saloon.
Refundable Damage Deposit, $200-$500*
*Depending on the nature of the event.
The Caroline Room
The Caroline Room has approximately 335 square feet of space, with a theater-seating capacity of 50, workshop seating for 28, and lunch/dinner seating for 48. Rates include use of meeting room, complimentary wi-fi, tables, chairs and serving kitchen. Guests may tour the museum and grounds at no additional charge during regular open hours.
The Caroline Room Rental Fees
$180, two-hour minimum; $65 for each additional hour
Refundable Damage Deposit, $100