Event Hosting

The Family Life Center is the perfect place to host your next event.

7 Reasons to Host Your Next Event at This Affordable Downtown Venue

First United Methodist Church of Austin’s distinctive downtown campus, located directly across from the Capitol’s West Entrance, includes our multipurpose Family Life Center on the corner 13th and Lavaca Streets, a venue with classrooms and gathering spaces of every size that is perfect for your next conference, meeting, or community event. Our facilities also include the historic Sanctuary and Chapel buildings located in the 1200 block of Lavaca Street. With seating for 800, we can host concerts, book launches, weddings, and other large gatherings. Whatever your event, find out what makes First Church a great fit.

What Makes Our Venue Great for your Next Event?

Our prime downtown location at 1300 Lavaca offers an affordable event venue with one of the best views of the Capitol in Austin.

With more than 22,000 square feet of event space and rooms to accommodate large and small groups, we are the ideal venue to host a conference, fundraiser, concert, party, and more.

Budget-friendly venues in downtown Austin are hard to come by. Because we know and value the impact our community partners make, we offer other nonprofits a 25% discount on room rental. In addition to our already affordable pricing, we offer multi-day event discounts.

-Growth Oriented-
The addition of our newly renovated commercial kitchen is just the beginning of reimagining our space with the future in mind. We currently offer:

  • ADA accessible facilities
  • Tables and chairs included in room-rental
  • Smart TVs in select spaces
  • Easily accessible by public transport
  • Catering
  • Linen
  • Floral Design
  • Event design consultation
  • Seating for 300 people at banquet tables in our Great Hall

Hosting your event with First Church positively impacts your community because funds generated by event hosting get put into action. When you choose to host your downtown event with First Church, you are helping us to fulfill our mission by contributing to the funding necessary to feed our neighbors experiencing homelessness, educate community members about social injustice, mentor young people, and offer a safe place for marginalized people.

Inquire, schedule a tour, or check availability at or by phone at (512) 478-5684.

Online payment for facility rental is available at this link. Please put the organization’s name/person’s name in the notes field and checkout as a guest.

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