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Party Venues – Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner, Showers

Engagement parties are not a necessity but are always a fun way to kick off the celebrations. Especially these days, with some engagements lasting two years, having a little pre-party is always good idea! Below are the main venues in the entire city that we would recommend with pricing and size included, we bolded our favorites!

*Please note these prices below are subject to change during time of year, and market increases over time.

P6 at the Line Upstairs Outdoor Patio – This is by far the best rooftop in Austin overlooking Town Lake. It also doesn’t hurt that it is so dreamy, has amazing food, inventive cocktails, and it’s right by the South Congress bridge where you can watch the bats. 

P6 at the Line Hotel

Favorite Party Venues (Engagement, Welcome, or Rehearsal) in order of pricing:

  • Ah Sing Den Secret Garden – $1,000, max 50 people
  • Las Perlas – $1,500, max 80 people
  • Parkside – $2,500 upstairs, max 100 people
  • Suerte – $2,520 private dining, max 50 people
  • Matties Outdoor Pavillion @ Green Pastures – $3,000, max 80 people
  • Caroline – $3,000 Patio Shared Space, $15,000-17,000 Full Buyout
  • Lenoir Wine Garden – $3,000 outdoors, 100+ people
  • Max’s Underground – $3,200, max 80 people
  • Hillside Farmacy (Buyout) – $3,500 minimum + food/booze, max 100 people
  • Tillery – $4,300 outdoors, max 100 people
  • Malverde – $4,500, max 150 people
  • The Driskill Citadel Room – $4,500, max 60 people
  • Wu Chow – $4,500 for 3 hours on Patio, max 50 people
  • Native Hostel – $4,600, max 75 people

Desert Door – This sotol distillery is located in Driftwood and is the perfect space for any large event. Their desert-modern tasting room has spaces ideal for weddings and private parties. Buyouts are available in the private rackhouse, patio, and tasting room. Desert Door is a craft distiller of a premium and unique Texas spirit known as Texas sotol, which is wild-harvested in West Texas. This makes it the perfect mix of artistic Austin vibes and desert Texas feels and of course … sotol!


  • Juliet Covered Heated Patio – $5,000, max 50 people
  • Perry’s – $5,000 for 50 people, $8,250 for 70 people
  • Hanks – $5,400 outdoor heated patio, max 60 people
  • Eberly – $6,500 Cannon Room, $10,000 Covered Rooftop Sit Down Dinner
  • Carpenter Hotel Outdoor Space – $6,600 – Max 40 people
  • Swifts Attic – $7,000 Bar Area, Max 40 People
  • Foreign & Domestic – $8,000, max 60 people
  • Justine’s Secret House – $8,300, max 60 people

Elizabeth Street Cafe’s Croissant Room – Can fit up to 70 if tables are removed and it is an indoor outdoor space. Otherwise this can seat 24. Named after its original use as the restaurant’s bakery production headquarters, the private dining room is equipped with a full bar and cozy courtyard patio offering a variety of special event setups.

Check out other MMH Spots for buyouts as well – Lamberts, Josephine House + Jeffrey’s, Elizabeth Street, Joann’sLou’s.

Elizabeth St. Cafe Croissant Room

  • Intero – $8,500, max 50 people
  • June’s – $9,000, max 50 people
  • Peche – $9,000 small back room, $18,000 Full Buyout
  • ATX Cocina – $10,000 outdoors, max 100 people
  • Jacoby’s – $12,500 partly outdoor buyout, max 100 people
  • Juniper – $13,000 full buyout, max 100 people
  • Launderette – $13,000 full buyout, max 70 people
  • Uchiko – $15,000 Full Patio Buyout, max 40 people
  • Stella San Jac – $20,000 Rooftop
  • Sway – $25,000 Full Buyout
  • Emmer & Rye – $26,000 Full Buyout

Pro Tip: If you’re trying to figure out how much booze you’ll have to buy or pay for at an event or party, use the Evite Drink Calculator. It makes it super easy to estimate how much you need for large parties.

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    Raise a glass with the first lady of champagne, Veuve Clicquot and The Grande Dame of Austin, The Driskill. Delight in a perfectly quaint afternoon of luxury in one of the finest settings. Savor three scrumptious courses of classic French pastries, petit fours, and delicate finger sandwiches, as you leisurely sip premium loose leaf teas and luxury champagne.

      Celebrate the season by gathering with loved ones over an elaborate brunch buffet. Savor traditional holiday favorites, such as slow roasted turkey, mustard glazed ham, and garlic whipped potatoes, in the opulent setting of our grand Mezzanine. Delight in delicate house made quiche, banana bread french toast, as well as other delicious breakfast dishes and fresh baked goods from Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone. Reminisce over time-honored original recipes, such as Helen Corbitt’s cheese soup or indulge in non-traditional, chef-inspired creations that include creamy butternut squash risotto, wild mushroom and spinach orecchiette, and maple-miso baked salmon.

      Thursday, November 22, 2018
      10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      The Mezzanine

      $95++ /adults | $47.50++/children (6-12 years)
      Children under 6 years are free

      Adult ticket price includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
      All prices above are subject to sales tax and service charge.

      Reservations are required and are available through OpenTable for parties of up to 8.
      For reservations of 9 or more, or additional reservation assistance, please call 512-391-7227.

      Mother’s Day, which is Sunday May 8, requires a few things: flowers, a nice card, and most importantly, brunch. Fortunately, there’s a ton of different ways to do the latter in Austin. Show her the love by making a reservation at one of these fabulous restaurants. From omelet stations to pancakes and free-flowing mimosas, this day is basically the Olympics of brunching. Here is a list of places where you can really do it right:

      The always amazing and over-the-top Jeffrey’s is kicking it up a notch on Mother’s Day, with truffle deviled eggs, lobster and caviar blinis, a carving station with wood-grilled tenderloin, and, the main attraction: a roving mimosa cart. Enjoy a relaxing meal with mom accompanied by Margaret Wright on piano in the lounge. Call 512-477-5583 for reservations. Price is $80 per person.

      Of course, right next door to Jeffrey’s is the beautiful little cottage restaurant known as Josephine House, and it’s a fantastic place to take your mom. Seriously, all moms love this place. The decadent brunch here will include options like lemon ricotta pancakes with berries, maple syrup, and housemade cultured butter; and steak and eggs with a sunny side up egg, roasted fingerling potatoes, and avocado chimichurri. We’re drooling! Complimentary mimosas are also available upon request. $45 per person. Call 512-477-5584.

      JoHo 2 - Casey Dunn

      Goodall’s Kitchen is offering a three-course prix fixe brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with a choice of an appetizer, main, and dessert. A quick scan of the menu, and the perfect order looks like: warm sugar and Nutella donuts, shrimp and grits, and strawberry cobbler with ice cream to finish. Get it all for $44. Call 512-628-4400 for reservations.

      While not technically brunch, we still had to put this one on the list. If you want to treat the mother in your life to a classy affair, make a reservation for Mother’s Day Victorian Tea at The Driskill. Each afternoon from 3-5 p.m. starting on Thursday, May 5 until Mother’s Day, enjoy traditional tea service, including tea sandwiches, petite fours, French pastries, and champagne. Make a reservation by calling 512-391-7227. Prices are $46 for adults and $26 for children ages 12 and under on May 5 and May 6, and $56 for adults and $33 for children ages 12 and under on May 7 and 8.

      For a delicious, buffet-style brunch for the entire family, try Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa’s Mother’s Day brunch, featuring everything from an omelet bar and shrimp bisque to coq au vin and braised short ribs. As a bonus, there will be chocolate-dipped strawberries for mom, and a buffet just for the little ones. Call 512- 329-7906 to make reservations. Prices are $66.95 for adults and $24.95 for children 6-12; children under 5 eat free.

      Another great family friendly option is The Carillon between 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Featuring breakfast favorites like eggs benedict and berry pancakes, plus a cold seafood bar, a carving station with wagyu beef, and a children’s buffet. Adults pay $65, kids ages 6-12 are $25, and kids 5 and under eat free. To make a reservation, call 512-404-3655.

      Lonesome Dove on Colorado, is the second location of Chef Tim Love’s famous western restaurant. They’ll be serving up a three-course brunch with highlights like Elk-Pork Feting Benedict with Roasted Red Pepper Hollandaise. The meal will kick off with freshly squeezed orange juice, a screwdriver, or a mimosa for Mom. Price is $56 and brunch runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 512-271-2474 to reserve a table.

      Last, but certainly not least, Central Standard Kitchen & Bar is doing their classic American thing with favorites like bacon fat cheddar biscuits, gulf shrimp cocktail, eggs benedict, and prime rib roast. Price is $45 per person with complimentary valet at South Congress Hotel. Reserve a table online or call 512-942-0823.

      Above, from top: Central Standard Kitchen & Bar; Josephine House, photo by Casey Dunn

      While the weather may not exactly have you in the holiday spirit, tonight, The Driskill kicks off an entire series of holiday fun.


      The Driskill will be bright with holiday lights starting tonight at their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. There will be choral performances, sweet bites and cider to help get you in the spirit, and a gingerbread replica of The Driskill will also be presented!

      After the tree lighting, The Driskill will continue to celebrate the holiday season through New Years so check out their Facebook page for a full line-up of the fun they have planned for this month,

      When: Today, December 4th

      Time: 4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

      604 Brazos Street
      Austin, Texas 78701

      Photo Credit: The Driskill Facebook Page

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      The Driskill Hotel is an iconic and historic hotel located in the heart of downtown Austin. Their service and hospitality are award winning.

      They are actually doing their own “12 Days” celebration and having a variety of fun events to get you in the holiday spirit. Today’s prize is a table for 2 at The Driskill Grill’s 12 Days Dinner. On Wednesday, (12.12.12) they will have a 12 Courses, 12 Wines, 12 Carols dinner. This 12-course meal, is inspired by 12 Drummers Drumming, 10 Lords a-Leaping and the like. It will be a fantastic night and a great way to experience their world class dining and wine! Dinner will be 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m on December 12th.

      To enter, tell us where is the best spot in Austin for a date.

      To learn more about The Driskill’s 12 Days of Driskill and what fun events they have going on to celebrate visit,

      Our 12 Days of Austin Christmas will be back Monday with day 4. Enjoy your weekend!

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