There’s no doubt that your wedding venue will set the tone for your entire wedding day. If you’re an Austin bride looking for a traditional, yet trendy wedding, but also have a large guest list, a downtown ballroom setting might be perfect for you and your big day. To help you with your search, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite ballrooms located in the heart of downtown Austin. Grab a pen and jot down your faves as we highlight the unique features of each location!
W Austin – Host your dreamy wedding at W Austin in one of their unique wedding venues! With both indoor and outdoor ceremony or reception space available, you can truly host your dream wedding at W Austin! Want an outdoor tented ceremony or glam ballroom reception? W Austin should be your go to! With a complimentary suite for the bride and groom, in house linens, dance floor and lounge options and special rates on group room blocks for your guests, the hard work is over just by choosing W Austin!
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Hyatt Regency Austin – The Hyatt Regency Austin will accommodate any size group in one of their five gorgeous ballrooms with over 170,000 square feet of function space. Recite your vows and say “I do” while overlooking breathtaking views of downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake from the 17th floor Foothills Ballroom, or have an outdoor option by utilizing the outdoor terrace connected to the Zilker Ballroom. Featuring professional planners and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, this space is sure to wow your guests!
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AT&T Hotel and Conference Center – AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is in an idyllic location right in the middle of Austin. With it’s award winning culinary staff and ultimate versatility when planning your big day, you’ll love how creative you can be with this space! With options between lovely settings for indoor and outdoor events, including The Grand Ballroom itself, the garden courtyard and the Tejas Room, this ballroom space is an amenity of the prestigious The Carillon Hotel you’re sure to find something that is perfect for you!
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Bullock Texas State History Museum – On your most memorable of days, the Bullock Museum will help you host an extraordinary celebration for your family and friends. Full of Texas history, The museum features a 9,750-foot Grand Lobby and Rotunda, dance floor, rounded archways, a stunning central staircase and accent lighting that is perfect for pre-ceremony pictures. On-site parking, exhibitions and nearby hotels and shopping make it an ideal wedding destination. Add some culture to your big day by booking the Bullock Texas State History Museum!
Westin Austin Downtown – Featuring over 14,500 square feet of function space, The Westin Austin Downtown welcomes you and your loved ones to share your special day in a venue that’s customized to your vision. The Westin Downtown can host up to 300 guests with its 4,464 square-foot Continental Ballroom and offers an assortment of amenities like audio visual services and customizable catering menus. You can even have access to the amazing Azul Rooftop Pool Deck boasts stunning views of downtown Austin and provides a gorgeous backdrop for your intimate reception or rehearsal dinner! Check out Westin Austin Downtown today!
JW Marriott Austin – With a modern design inspired by Austin, the JW Marriott has an event space for every occasion and style and can accommodate groups from 50 to 1,000. Foyer spaces with soaring windows and views of the Austin skyline are the perfect backdrop to a stunning event in addition to the breathtaking Congress Avenue Terrace overlooking Ladybird Lake and downtown Austin. Out of town guests can enjoy the largest guest rooms, pamper your bridesmaids at the in-house spa or create the perfect menu for your rehearsal dinner, reception or farewell brunch utilizing the top notch in-house catering team.
The University of Texas Club – Located on campus at The University of Texas, The University of Texas Club offers a variety of beautifully appointed private event rooms with the ability to accommodate small groups and up to 300 guests. Whether you are hosting a bridal shower, engagement party, a rehearsal dinner or a wedding reception, their talented and attentive service and culinary teams are eager to work with you to create the wedding of your dreams. As the host of our most recent issue release event back in March, we know first hand the level professionalism that comes with The UT Club. If you’re looking to pay tribute to your hook ’em horn roots (or even if you’re not!) The University of Texas Club is a completely versatile space that would suit your event perfectly!
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