Planning your next office party, school function, or charity event and looking for somewhere to host it? We have put together a list of 10 utterly cool and unique Austin Event Spaces. So, if you are looking for something different to help create your event of the year…
This historic train station moved to East Austin in the 1980’s. Recently, the station was renovated and in the summer of 2016, it was opened to the public as an event venue, a one of a kind space to host parties of all sorts. In addition, they in the process of adding the Pine Street Station building to Springdale Station. Moved from 5th and Waller downtown, this historic building will soon be part of the event venue complex – look for it to be ready when you plan your event!
The ground floor of the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin hosts a beautiful convertible event space for groups of all sizes. Located in the heart of downtown and backing to the beautiful Ladybird Lake and Hike and Bike Trail, this beautiful venue would be perfect for weddings and fundraisers alike.
This space is about 800 square feet and is bright and open with a rolling front shutter open to a front terrace which can be used during events. The walls are covered in fine art rock-n-roll photography and art including some great shots of the early Austin music scene. It would be a really cool private party venue!
While most people who have been in Austin for a while know of the South Congress Hotel, many of us don’t think of it as an event venue but seriously, what’s cooler and more Austin-y than a party on South Congress? This indoor/outdoor event venue can provide an amazing event space for up to 450 guests. Designed with a flexible room configuration, this space can work for almost any event!
Located in the historic Goodall Wooten House just minutes from downtown and the State Capitol building, this venue is in the heart of Austin. This Greek revival style mansion offers indoor and outdoor spaces which provide the perfect backdrop for any social event.
Built in the early 1900’s, this multi-purpose event space sits directly on Waller Creek and 6th Street. The main ballroom showcases the original brick, hand-scraped hardwood floors and a balcony overlooking the water and can accommodate up to 270 guests for a standing reception.
OK, so it’s not technically in Austin but just 15 miles south in Kyle, TX lives this amazing event center. An ex-motion picture studio, this property has been reborn as the peaceful and versatile event center it is today.
Nestled on a secluded hilltop just minutes from downtown Austin, the historic structure and beautiful gardens can accommodate up to 200 guests. The hall was originally built in 1904 in Mercury, Texas and moved to its current location in 1997 where it has laid home to a wide variety of events. One of our favorite things about Mercury Hall? They try to keep things in the South Austin mindset; laid-back!
Another gem on Waller Creek. Built in 2012 overlooking Lady Bird Lake, downtown Austin, and Congress Avenue Bridge, this boathouse is a partnership between the City of Austin Parks and Rec Department and Austin Rowing Club. It is a short walk from the Convention Center, local hotels, and many restaurants and can accommodate up to 600 guests for a wide range of events.
Gather boasts both indoor and outdoor customizable spaces that they use to help make your event come to life. They have 2 unique venues:
I guess that’s really 11 if you are being pedantic, and there are so many others as well. If you don’t see what you are looking for on this list, check out Peerspace or Unique Venues to find a unique, creative space that meets your needs!
So, what are you waiting for? Book your venue today and get planning! And, remember, check out loanables for all your event rental needs!