Trinity River Audubon Center
Just 8 miles southeast of Downtown Dallas, another world exists here at The Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC). With its expansive views of incredible wildlife and nature, situated on a 120-acre nature preserve, TRAC is a unique and ideal venue for indoor and/or outdoor weddings and other private events.
For every occasion - from a corporate box lunch to a multi-coursed chef-driven seated wedding reception - the professionals at Bolsa Catering will bring your vision to life. To schedule a planning meeting, please email Rachel Gray or call 214.254.4936.
The Trinity River Audubon Center is managed by Audubon Texas, the state program of the National Audubon Society. Audubon’s mission for more than 100 years has been to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and earth’s biological diversity. TRAC is a LEED certified building. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) consists of a suite of rating systems for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. The mission of TRAC is to instill a shared appreciation and sense of stewardship for the natural world through hands-on nature education, citizen science and conservation.
Several beautiful rooms are available to accommodate almost any special event.
Our Great Hall, Decks, Exhibit Hall, and Café areas provide a spectacular setting for larger seated dinners, receptions, and presentations. Floor-to-ceiling windows invite visitors into nature the moment they enter the building. This space accommodates 225 theater-style, 200 seated for dinner, or 300 for a standing reception. And our nature store, adjacent to the Great Hall, has the perfect field guide or local artisan souvenir for every visitor.
The Great Hall has 13 possible layouts.
|Theatre Style||v1||v2||v3||Panel Style||v1||v2||v3|
|Classroom or Lecture Style||v1||v2||Banquet Dining||v1||v2||v3|
Our Multipurpose Room is an ideal location for corporate retreats, wedding and bridal showers, and daytime parties. Texas pecan veneer paneling, two glass walls overlooking our wetlands, and windows which can be opened for natural ventilation bring the outdoors inside. This space can be divided into three breakout areas for smaller meetings; maximum accommodation is 97 seats theater-style or 75 guests, seated six to a table.
The Conference Room and Wetlab classroom are spacious, high-tech destinations for smaller, more intimate meetings. The conference room comfortably seats 18 at one long conference table with wireless internet access and an adjoining small service kitchen. Slightly larger groups (20-35) can comfortably assemble in our Wetlab classroom.
Join today! Discounts on facility rentals are available starting at the $500 membership level. Rental rates follow:
Private (Individual), Corporate, Commercial, and Governmental Rentals
|Monday - Friday
9am – 4pm
9am – 4pm
4pm - 12am
|Friday, Saturday, Saturday
4pm - 12am
|Multipurpose Room||$100/hr.||$125/hr. (daytime only)||N/A|
|Conference Room/ Wetlab classroom||$75/hr.||$100/hr. (daytime only)||N/A|
|Great Hall Area||$150/hr.||$400/hr.||$600/hr.|
Non-profit organizations with valid 501(c)3 status are entitled to a 10% discount off the basic rental rate.
Save today! 10% off the basic rental rate starting at the $500 membership level.
|Use of staging/bridal room before 2pm for evening events:||Standard hourly rental rate.|
|5’, 6’, and 8’ rectangular tables:||$5|
|Molded black plastic chairs (200 available):||$1|
|Butterfly garden or exterior deck for outdoor ceremonies:||$150|
|Podium with microphone||$30/4 hours|
* Events scheduled before opening (9a.m. Monday-Saturday, 10a.m. Sunday) will incur an additional 15% per hour to the basic hourly rental rate, plus $25/hour for staff time.
* Events after 12a.m. (midnight) will incur an additional 15% per hour to the basic hourly rental rate, plus $50/hour for staff time and $40 for security.
Please note: renters who select a caterer from TRAC’s “Member Caterers” list can use available tables and chairs at no charge.
For more information: Rachel Gray, Catering Sales Manager, Bolsa Mercado Email Rachel or call 214.254.4936