Austin’s Mexican-American Cultural Center is dedicated to preserving and promoting Mexican-American cultural arts and heritage.The 126,000-square-foot center provides theaters, galleries, and classrooms where music, dance, literature, and cooking are among the arts highlighted. The center also rents space for private events. (512) 974-2000

Austin’s Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which has three floors of interactive exhibits, the Texas Spirit Theater, and the city’s only IMAX theater, also has dedicated space for meetings and functions. The meeting space can be reserved for evening events and can host up to 400 people for dinners and 600 for receptions. (512) 936-8746