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19 Best Austin Event Venues With Photos

January 30, 2024

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Planning an event in Austin and not sure where to have it? We got you. Researching all the Austin event venues can be time-consuming and frustrating. Thanks to the help of RestauRent, the premier app for booking private venues in Austin, we’ve rounded up options for all kinds of events. Whether it’s a small and intimate get together or a large festival, here are the best Austin event venues to host your next event.

SEE ALSO: Austin’s Best Restaurants For Private Dining

 

Source: https://restaurent.com/venue/peached-social-house/

Peached Social House

Welcome to Peached Social House, a versatile event space located at 6500 N Lamar Blvd in Austin, TX. Designed by architect Kevin Stewart, this modern venue boasts a sleek urban design with clean lines and innovative use of fabricated shipping containers. With a two-level floor plan, Peached Social House offers the flexibility to create two unique or complementary atmospheres for your events.

The amenities include a commercial kitchen, a 130-inch drop-down projection screen, state-of-the-art BassBoss speakers, a bridal suite, and more. The venue accommodates up to 104 seated guests and 250 for cocktail-style events, ensuring a perfect setting for gatherings of various sizes.

As part of the Peached Tortilla family, Peached Social House features an exceptional in-house catering program. Indulge in a diverse menu, from family-style Korean braised short ribs and ginger salmon to street food tacos and sliders served from their food truck. Complementing the culinary experience, the bar program offers a selection of alcohol, craft cocktails, and skilled bartenders.

Perfect for weddings, intimate gatherings, networking events, and social hours, Peached Social House space provides the ideal backdrop for unforgettable moments. Parking is hassle-free with plenty of on-site lot spaces available.

Seated Capacity: 102 guests

Standing Capacity: 250 guests

View More Info and Rnt Peached Social House Today

6500 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX

SEE ALSO: 21 Best Wedding Venues In Austin TX

 

Lulu's Austin - private venue in Austin

Lulu’s Austin

Lulu’s is a mother-daughter owned craft cocktail bar that focuses on delivering some of the best tasting and most well-balanced Agave based drinks. Tequila and mezcal have been becoming increasingly more popular in recent years and Lulu’s is happy to call themselves longtime experts in this emerging trend! Everything in the space blends the airy aesthetic and neutral palettes found in Mexico City with the friendly, South Austin vibe. Stop by for some of the most unique cocktails you can find in Austin, paired with a relaxed vibe, it is sure to be the perfect match for a great bridal shower, birthday party, or any occasion where you need to have great drinks and a good time..

Looking to learn more about tequila and Mezcal? Check out the flight boards featuring them both so that you can learn more about the complex flavors they both have to offer.

There are two separate spaces available to be rented:

  • Interior/Main Bar: Great for crowds of up to 80 people cocktail-style
  • Outside Patio and upstairs deck bar – Additional space for up to 80 people cocktail style

For private events, they can help create a signature cocktail for your event!

Food truck on site, La Taquicardia, that is always available to serve you and your guests! If you would prefer to cater from elsewhere, they are happy to introduced to all the local vendors they work with! Lot parking is available at the venue.

Seated Capacity: 200

Standing Capacity: 150

View More info and Rent Lulu’s Today

10402 Menchaca Rd bldg c, Austin, TX

SEE ALSO: 36 Best Restaurants In South Austin

 

Swift Fit HQ

Swift Fit Events, located in the heart of Austin, Texas, is the ultimate destination for hosting vibrant and unforgettable parties. Renowned for its dedication to creating remarkable experiences, Swift Fit Events has established itself as a premier venue, synonymous with unparalleled celebrations in the Austin area.

Step into Swift Fit Events, and your guests will be greeted by a dynamic and versatile space that goes beyond the ordinary. The venue offers a range of settings suitable for various occasions, from stylish corporate gatherings to lively social events. Swift Fit Events has curated an atmosphere that caters to diverse tastes and preferences, ensuring that every event is exceptional.

Known for throwing amazing parties, Swift Fit Events transforms each gathering into an immersive and lively experience. The fusion of vibrant decor, cutting-edge audiovisual technology, and a team of dedicated event professionals guarantees that every party is a seamless blend of style and substance.

Swift Fit Events is the go-to destination for those who want to infuse their celebrations with Austin’s vibrant spirit. Whether it’s a milestone birthday, a corporate bash, or a special social gathering, this venue offers an atmosphere that resonates with the energy and uniqueness of the city itself.

From intimate gatherings to large-scale soirées, Swift Fit Events caters to events of all sizes with a commitment to excellence and meticulous attention to detail. It goes beyond being a typical event space; Swift Fit Events offers an experience that transcends the ordinary, ensuring that every celebration becomes truly memorable.

With a well-earned reputation for hosting amazing parties, Swift Fit Events in Austin, Texas, has become the destination of choice for those seeking a perfect blend of sophistication, excitement, and the unmistakable charm of Austin! Convenient street parking is available near the venue, making it even more accessible for your guests.

Seated: 95

Standing: 125

View More info and Rent Swift Fit HQ Today

918 Congress Ave. ste 100, Austin, TX 78701

 

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The Dogwood – Interior

Nestled at 715 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701, The Dogwood offers a versatile event space perfect for various occasions. With an expansive indoor bar that can be privatized for events, featuring an 80-foot bar, stage, photo booth, AV system with 8 screens, and private restrooms, this venue is tailored for memorable experiences. The space seamlessly connects to an outdoor patio, providing a dynamic setting for watch parties, work events, social hours, networking gatherings, charity fundraisers, birthdays, and bridal parties.

The venue boasts a capacity of up to 200 people within its 2965-square-foot space, supporting seating for 55 guests at 12 tables during events. Convenient street and garage parking options are available nearby.

Seated Capacity: 55

Standing Capacity: 300

Additional Information:

  • Rates: All parties are charged for 3 hours, and custom quotes are available for longer or shorter events.
    Minimums: If minimums are not met, the balance will be charged at the conclusion of the rental time frame.
    Decorations: Simple decorations such as balloons, centerpieces, and non-damaging signage are allowed.

View More info and Rent The Dogwood Today

715 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

 

Source: https://restaurent.com/venue/almost-real-things/

Almost Real Things

Almost Real Things stands for ART and is more than just a venue; it’s a thriving hub for creativity and community in Austin, Texas. Born out of a passion project, ART has evolved into a dynamic space that offers lucrative opportunities for creators to flourish.

The magazine is Austin’s premier guide for all things creative, reflecting the vibrant art scene that defines the city. Through their events, they provide unique opportunities to experience and engage with the diverse artistic expressions that make Austin truly special.

Hosting your next event at their art gallery located at 820 Shelby Ln #103, Austin, TX 78745. The versatile space is ideal for intimate get-togethers, reunions, networking events, charity fundraisers, and corporate functions. With a parking lot on-site for all guests, convenience is a priority.

Feel free to customize your event by bringing in local vendors for your food and beverage needs. ART can also provide recommendations based on our successful collaborations with various companies for past events. Pricing is flexible, varying based on the day, time, and specific needs of your event. 

View More info and Rent Almost Real Things Today

820 Shelby Ln #103, Austin, TX 78745

 

The Studio is an intimate and chic private bar situated at the front of the Inn Cahoots Hotel. This exclusive space can accommodate up to 40 people and offers a captivating ambiance with seductive decor and moody lighting.

The expert in-house mixologists curate inventive and delicious cocktails, using premium spirits and fresh ingredients to cater to every palate. The Studio can be rented independently for private events or combined with other spaces at the Inn Cahoots property, providing a versatile venue for various occasions.

Limited street parking is available for guests, and it’s worth noting that the venue allows catering from the fabulous food trucks on the premises, enhancing the overall experience.

Seated Capacity: 75

Standing Capacity: 100

Note: Street parking is available near the venue.

View More info and Rent The Studio Today

1221 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

 

Source: https://restaurent.com/venue/stone-house-vineyard/

Stone House Vineyard

Imagine your event in an expansive space where the golden glow of the setting sun casts a warm embrace over the vine-covered landscape. Stonehouse Vineyard boasts a magical sunset view of the lake, creating a captivating panorama that will be etched in the memories of your guests. Overlooking the picturesque Lake Travis, Stonehouse Vineyard provides an enchanting backdrop for events ranging from intimate gatherings to dreamy weddings.

For those dreaming of an outdoor wedding, Stonehouse Vineyard is a venue like no other. Exchange vows with the river as your witness, surrounded by the natural beauty of the landscape. The expansive grounds offer ample space for ceremonies, receptions, and everything in between, making it an ideal location for couples seeking a romantic and intimate setting for their special day.

As the evening unfolds, Stonehouse Vineyard takes on a magical aura, with twinkling lights and the sounds of laughter filling the air. From elegant soirées under the stars to lively gatherings with friends and family, Stonehouse Vineyard provides the canvas for your vision to come to life.

Seated Capacity: 300 guests

Standing Capacity: 300 guests

View More info and Rent Stone House Vineyard Today

24350 Haynie Flat Rd, Spicewood, TX 78669

 

Buckshot

Buckshot is the ultimate destination on 6th Street for pouring up good times, serving tasty drinks, and keeping the live music vibes alive for you and your party to dance to, all night long! It’s the perfect venue to unwind, have a great time, and escape the daily grind.

Buckshot loves hosting a variety of events, including live music nights, private events, birthday parties, fully private and semi-private events, full buyouts, graduation parties, and large reunions. 

Seated Capacity: 125

Standing Capacity: 100

View More info and Rent Buckshot Today

422 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

 

Source: https://restaurent.com/venue/half-step/

Half Step

Half Step is a laid-back, craft cocktail bar located in downtown Austin on historic Rainey Street. Inside is a cozy refurbished home with a bar and stage, while outside is a large patio with picnic table seating, an outdoor bar, stage, food trucks, and yard games. Semi-private rentals are available for 20-80 guests, and patio and bar buyouts for 80-300 guests. This location does not have food in-house, but catering coordination is available from onsite food trucks Spicy Boys Fried Chicken and Little Lucy’s Donuts. Live music coordination is also available. Half Step is perfect for any event, from fundraisers and social gatherings to corporate parties.

Seated Capacity: 200

Standing Capacity: 350

Food Options: Food is served by one of our two food trucks, Spicy Boys Fried Chicken and Little Lucy’s Donuts. Inquire about food options when you book!

View More info and Rent Half Step Today

75 1/2 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

SEE ALSO: Best Bars, Restaurants & Food Trucks On Rainey Street Austin

 

Golfinity – Main Hall

Golfinity’s state-of-the-art facility is the perfect setting for birthdays, bat mitzvahs, graduation ceremonies, gatherings, and much more. The Main Events Space comes with six tee boxes for non-stop golfing action. The main space has plenty of tables in the center, perfect for corporate meetings, professional speakers, and charity events. Projectors and Audio Visual equipment are provided with the stage.

Pricing will vary based on party size and food/drink needs!

Seated Capacity: 100

Standing Capacity: 175

View More info and Rent Golfinity Today

12332 N FM 620 building b, Austin, TX 78750

 

Source: https://restaurent.com/venue/camp-comfort/

Camp Comfort

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Texas Hill Country, Camp Comfort, offers a unique and historic escape for your special events. Originally constructed in the early 1860s as an athletics club and bowling alley, this venue boasts a rich history that adds charm and character to any occasion. With both indoor and outdoor spaces available, Camp Comfort is well-equipped to host a variety of events, including weddings, corporate gatherings, reunions, graduation parties, and more. 

Comfort, established in 1854 by German immigrants, proudly holds one of the most well-preserved historic business districts in Texas. With over 100 structures dating back to the 19th century, including seven designed by the renowned architect Alfred Giles, the town exudes a timeless appeal. Camp Comfort stands as a testament to this heritage, providing an ideal setting for those seeking a distinctive city escape.

Seated Capacity: 125

Standing Capacity: 150

View More info and Rent Camp Comfort Today

601 Water St, Comfort, TX 78013

SEE ALSO: 19 Top Things To Do In Comfort, Texas

 
 
The Lawn & Canopy Patio

The Lawn & Canopy Patio

Inspired by a changing world and challenged by a generation defined by tradition, Ruby set out to find her own voice. Ruby sparked her share of conversations as she collected her friends, her memories, and well, … her collection. The music of Etta James, Sam Cooke, and Chet Baker provided the soundtrack to the gatherings she curated around the tables she set. In this dappled spot along Brushy Creek, the delight of warm surroundings gathered is evidence of a life well lived. A cozy place Ruby called home. The $1,500 is a combined Food & Beverage Minimum for Sunday afternoon thru Friday morning & Saturday morning. Friday & Saturday afternoon & evening has a $4,000 F&B Minimum

Seated Capacity: 100

Standing Capacity: 100

View More info and Rent The Lawn & Canopy Patio Today

400 Fannin Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664

 

The Sunset Room

Sunset Room

The Sunset Room is a gallery style event space in the heart of the Convention Center and historic Sixth street districts. Formally an abandoned textile warehouse, the Sunset Room was designed by Claire Zinnecker and Xavier Schipani.

Seated: theater capacity 250, seated dinner 150-175

Standing: 400 – no furniture at all

Venue square ft: 3,709 square feet indoors, 45X45 gravel lot out back (north side of venue), and you can also rent out the adjacent lot that is 3900 square feet

Food: Unlicensed but The Sunset Room does have a bar partner. They prefer you to use the bar partner but do allow you to bring in your own alcohol depending on the event.

BYOB: You are able to use whatever caterer you like!

310 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701, sunsetroomaustin.com

 

Photo by Raudel Hinojosa of Delfoto

Zilker Park Clubhouse

If beautiful, sprawling views are your thing, the Zilker Park Clubhouse is your location. The clubhouse overlooks downtown Austin and is complete with a terrace and rock patio. Though this venue is suited for smaller events, the built-in backdrop more than makes up for it.

Seated + Standing: 200 max

Venue square ft: 1,296 square feet indoor and 1,980 square feet on the patio

Food: BYO

BYOB: BYO

Zilker Clubhouse Rd, Austin, TX 78746, austintexas.gov/parkevents

 


Gather Venues / VUKE

Though Vuka operates as a co-working space during the day, you definitely won’t think of some boring office space when you take a tour. Vuka can host up to 200 people in their Monroe location and up to 380 people in their North Lamar location. Coupled with the fact that Vuka has hosted some pretty big clients in the past from NBC to Google, this flexible space would be accommodating to any event.

MONROE:

Seated: 150-175
Standing: 200
Sq. Ft: 3,200 indoor sq. feet, 12,000 outdoor

LAMAR:

Seated: 220
Standing: 280
Sq. Ft: 3,500 indoor sq. feet

For both locations:

Food: Gather & Vuka has a list of preferred vendors but do not require you to use those particular vendors.
BYOB: You can hire a bar service to provide full service (ice, liquor, beer, wine) or just have them supply bartenders. You can also purchase your own alcohol and only hire bartenders. If you have a smaller event and only have beer and wine, your guests can serve themselves as Gather & Vuka’s team are both TABC certified.

411 West Monroe Street (Monroe location), 5540 North Lamar (N. Lamar location), gathervenues.com

 

Photo by Rice Jackson

NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM

As a history lover, my heart just swoons for buildings that still embody the elegance of an era long gone. When looking for local Austin venues that encompass this elegance, the Neill-Cochran House Museum definitely is on my list. The historic home was built in 1855 and its antebellum architecture is very much still preserved. With space to accommodate up to 85 guests, the Neill-Cochran House Museum is a fantastic choice for events that want to capture that Southern charm.

Seated + Standing: 50 inside and 200 outside

Food + BYOB: They have recommended vendors or bring your own

2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin, TX 78705, nchmuseum.org

 

WALLER CREEK BOATHOUSE

Austin is famous for its bodies of water and Waller Creek Boathouse aims to ensure that your events have the perfect view of Lady Bird Lake in the backdrop. Owned by the City of Austin, Waller Creek Boathouse is the perfect walking distance from downtown Austin. With both an upstairs and downstairs area, Waller Creek Boathouse is one of the iconic event venues in Austin.

Seated + Standing: 120-150

Venue square ft: Upper level of Waller Creek Boathouse includes a 1,900 sq ft indoor and outdoor rental space. The downstairs rental space offers 2,700 sq ft.

Food + BYOB: Waller Creek Boathouse has a preferred list of vendors but you are able to use other vendors, assuming the vendor provides all necessary catering and health permits.

71 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701, wallercreekboathouse.org

 

ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER

For your events that require adequate spacing for a large audience and a state of the art entertainment system, the Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater is a great choice. The music venue can host 2,750 people and its claim to fame is that Austin City Limits, the longest-running American music series, was filmed here.

Seated + Standing: 2,750-person standing and 1,500 fixed seats

Venue square ft: Varies depending on floor level

BYOB: Built-in bars

310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

 

Hotel Ella

Hotel Ella is a beautiful historic mansion located near UT campus and downtown Austin. This building was built in 1900 and is perfect for elegant events that balance the past and the present. Boasting guestrooms, a pool, and glamorous indoor and outdoor spaces, Hotel Ella is perfect for your next event.

Hotel Ella has a ton of different room options for big events and small events. The Grand Ballroom holds 250 people or if you need a smaller space there is the Ella Parlor that holds 25 people.

Food: In-house catering is provided by Goodall’s Kitchen.

BYOB: Guests do have the option to BYOB, but can also purchase beverage packages.

1900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705, hotelella.com

SEE ALSO: 17 Best Hotels In Austin Texas (Updated 2024)

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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