Private Events and Rentals

Whether you are planning a social affair, a meeting, or a conference, the George W. Bush Presidential Center is the ideal destination.

We will also continue to follow local and federal guidance on group gatherings. Any group or individual who has a contracted rental event scheduled between now and November 1, 2020, at the Bush Center should contact [email protected] for more information.  Details

VIEW VENUE SLIDESHOW (Museum/Ceremonial Courtyard: photo by Thisbe Grace Photography)

Nestled on a lush, 15-acre native Texas park on the campus of Southern Methodist University, the George W. Bush Presidential Center houses the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the George W. Bush Institute, and Café 43 – three distinct venues offering a variety of spaces for your next special event.

Three Beautiful Venues

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Freedom Hall, photo by Thisbe Grace Photography

Rental opportunities at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum include the Museum's main lobby, the towering Freedom Hall, and the adjoining outdoor Ceremonial Courtyard.

The Bush Presidential Library and Museum offers a unique event space to accommodate up to 400 guests. Special event catering is artfully prepared and presented with customized menus.

George W. Bush Institute

Hall of State

The Bush Institute features a state-of-the-art auditorium and beautifully appointed Hall of State, with an outdoor terrace overlooking the impressive Native Texas Park - inspired by design elements found in the White House.

The Bush Institute is home to the dynamic public-policy arm of the Bush Center. With high ceilings, airy walkways, and streams of natural light, the lower floor of the Bush Institute is closed to the public and provides a unique atmosphere you will not find anywhere else.

As few as 10 or as many as 400 guests may gather for breakfast meetings and luncheons, stately receptions, or elegant dinner affairs.

Café 43 at the Bush Center

Cafe 43, Photo by f8 Studio

Café 43 - named in reference to the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush – boasts stunning, contemporary interiors that provide the perfect backdrop for rehearsal dinners, family gatherings, or other festive occasions.

Café 43 is open for lunch and brunch only, making this beautiful dining space a desirable destination for private functions during the evening hours. With no banquettes or tall partitions, the restaurant can be transformed easily to accommodate events with as many as 150 guests.

With exquisite terrace seating overlooking the Bush Center's Native Texas Park, Café 43 is a convenient, centrally located choice for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, retirement parties, corporate dinners, and other private events.

Plan Your Event

To reserve space or secure your event date, fill out Special Event Request form.

Request Event Download Brochure

Or contact the catering team at:

Phone: (214) 200-4303
Fax: (214) 855-4320
[email protected]

Plan Your Event

To reserve space or secure your event date, fill out the Special Event Request form.

Request Event

Contact Us

Phone: (214) 200-4303
Fax: (214) 855-4320
[email protected]