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Wedding weekends are one of the latest trends in wedding planning we can certainly get behind. If guests are already traveling from far and wide to celebrate your nuptials, why limit the fun to just one day? Wedding weekends allow for you to spend more quality time with friends and loved ones, give out-of-town guests a chance to settle in and truly enjoy themselves and let everybody experience the location as if it were a vacation! For ease of planning and for guests’ convenience, hosting your wedding weekend at one central location makes a world of difference. If you’re considering a wedding weekend in downtown Austin, The Driskill has everything you could want or need on site to host an unforgettable few days with the ones you love most. Scroll below for fabulous ideas for each event of your dream wedding weekend!

the driskill wedding weekend

Welcome Reception

The Driskill’s authentic, historic state landmark makes the ideal setting for embracing the location of a Texas wedding. Welcome your guests with a whiskey tasting or local Austin craft brewery beer pairing alongside a scrumptious dinner.

the driskill wedding weekend

Rehearsal Dinner

Whether in the unmistakably Texan ambiance of The Driskill Grill, famous for other well-known love stories such as the first date of LBJ and Lady Bird, or the charming, Victorian 1886 Café & Bakery with beautiful etched and stained glass windows, soaring ceilings, bakery windows and quaint café feel, you’ve got gorgeous options with top-notch food to boot.

the driskill wedding weekend

Photo: James Moes

the driskill wedding weekend

Photo: James Moes

the driskill wedding weekend

Photo: Captivating Weddings

the driskill wedding weekend

Photo: Matt Montalvo

Bridal Suites & Groom Suites

The Driskill offers numerous different private event spaces to serve as perfect setting for the bridal parties to get ready for the big day. Want to kick things up a notch and embrace your creative side? The Driskill staff has seen groups have themes for their rooms, such as a Victorian Afternoon Tea in the elegant Crystal Room, cigar bars in the Citadel Club, or whiskey tastings in the Chisholm Trail Room connected to the famous prohibition-style bar.

the driskill wedding weekend

Photo: Captivating Weddings

Wedding Reception

The Driskill‘s grand ballroom spaces offer a stunning space for all your guests to gather after you say “I do.”

the driskill wedding weekend

Photo: Captivating Weddings

After Party at The Driskill Bar

Don’t feel like the party has to stop just because the wedding night is officially over. Head to The Driskill Bar for a nightcap – wedding parties can also reserve the Chisholm Trail Room, a private event space connected to the bar!

the driskill wedding weekend

Mezzanine Suites and Room Blocks

With full Mezzanine weddings, couples receive all guest rooms on this floor for the ultimate wedding evening. This includes both of The Driskill‘s presidential suites, one additional suite and two guest rooms.

the driskill wedding weekend

Photo: Matt Montalvo

Day-After Brunch

Who doesn’t need brunch the day after the wedding? The Driskill‘s Victorian Room is the most charming and regal room with natural light streaming through stained glass windows.


 We can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend in Austin! Ready to begin planning your ultimate wedding weekend? Reach out to The Driskill’s friendly staff via their Brides of Austin vendor profile!

Other Local Vendors:
Captivating Weddings, James Moes Photography, Matt Montalvo Photography