Trinity River Audubon Center

6500 S Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, Texas 75217

audobon1Just 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 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.

audobon1Our 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.

audobon1The 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
U-Shape v1 v2            


audobon1Our 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.

audobon1The 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
Quoted rates per hour are for a minimum 4-hour rental.

  Monday - Friday
9am – 4pm
Saturday, Sunday
9am – 4pm
4pm - 12am


4pm - 12am   


4pm - 12am


5pm - 12am

Multipurpose Room $100/hr. $125/hr.  N/A N/A N/A
Conference Room/ Wetlab classroom $75/hr. $100/hr. Included Included Included
Great Hall Area $150/hr. $300/hr. $300/hr. $600/hr. $300/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.

*All events for Friday & Sunday after 4 p.m. require a food/beverage minimum of $3000.

*All events for Saturday after 4 p.m. require a food/beverage minimum of $7500.

Additional Fees:
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: $600

audobon1Before/after-hours surcharges:

* 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 12 a.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 Bolsa Mercado as their caterer can use available tables and chairs at no charge.

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