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My daughter Brianna wanted to get married at Camp Lucy from the moment she saw Ian's Chapel and the grounds. She had 6 months only to plan her wedding the wanted to be married by the end of 2015. She lives in Dallas and I, brides mother, live in California. I was referred to Johnell by one of Camp Lucy's vendors. We did not have a chance to meet until the Wednesday before the wedding but she was kind enough to answer all my emails. The day before the wedding Dripping Springs got 16 inches of rain within 1 hour and keep raining through the night and morning, roads where closed due to flooding and no passable roads were open. I saw my daughters heart breaking as we had to make a decision. Johnell asked what we wanted to do. My daughter wanted to be married at Camp Lucy , she said she would make that happen and do all possible and SHE DID. We got there 1 hour before the ceremony and she had to work the event on her own because her staff couldn't make it through but SHE DID and Camp Lucy Staff, WHIM catering and crew they all made it happen for her. It was a beautiful event and Johnell from Clearly Classy Events YOU ROCK. You made my daughters day so beautifully romantic I can't thank you enough. I highly recommend Johnell she understands what it takes to make the day magical for bride and groom. She works well with all the vendors and keeps everything going. Thank you Johnell and Clearly Classy Events. Teri Giordani Mother of the Bride
In one word Amazing. Literally every guest at the wedding spoke of how beautiful the venue is and how amazing the food was at dinner. We had some foodie's at our wedding who commented that this is not you run of the mill wedding food. It was delicious I would LOVE the recipe for the green chile macaroni and cheese. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and has multiple places to take great photos. The staff does not disappoint. I dealt with multiple people at Camp Lucy and each was more helpful than the last. The staff helped setup my wedding and helped break it down and with clean up. It took 20 minutes to be out of the venue at the end of the night (crazy fast if you have ever done this you know!). The only minor complaint is in the process of being fixed- billing. We had to pay each department separately which got confusing but they are in the process of streamlining this. The on site cabins are to die for. We will be spending anniversaries in the cabins. Our bridal party and family stayed the night before the wedding and we had great bonding time at the camp fire making smores. If I could do it all over again I would still absolutely get married at Camp Lucy.
Haley, thank you SO MUCH for the kind words! We can't wait to see you again for your anniversary...the cottages await! Also, we do want to confirm that our new streamlined, unified billing system did, indeed, launch this week. We're very excited about the added convenience for everyone. Thank you again and continued best wishes!
We love Camp Lucy!!! We had our wedding at the Sacred Oaks location. We are from Houston and decided to have our wedding in Austin. The Sacred Oaks location was one of favorites before we saw it and fell in love with it when we went to visit. Being a couple that lived out of town, it was so great to have Whim Hospitality available on site. The prices for all the services including floral and catering seemed pretty comparable to other companies and it honestly just saves a lot of time and headache. Everyone though is definitely top notch and knows their craft well. The Camp Lucy staff really walks you through the wedding process well especially since we were planning the wedding from out of town. The catering was unbelievable!!! Chef Rob is great! We created a custom menu (Thai food) and he nailed it! Our guests were raving about the food and multiple guests went up for seconds. It was probably one of the best thai food that I have ever had hands down. We are still getting emails from guests about how beautiful the venue was and that they totally understand why we bused them 45 min from downtown Austin to Dripping Springs. The day was beautiful and everything went so smoothly. We are so happy we had our wedding at Camp Lucy!
I was so underwhelmed when looking at wedding venues until I saw Camp Lucy. My fiancé (now husband) and I initially wanted to get married outside, but then we say the inside of Ian's Chapel. It was/is beautiful and classy and gave us the intimate setting we wanted. The best part about Camp Lucy is all of the extras-- from the lawn to the arch and the pavilion, we maximized the space as much as possible and our guests LOVED it. To keep things simple, we used Whim florals, catering, and rentals. I highly recommend you do the same because the quality of all three was exceptional. Our families also rented all of the cottages for the weekend which made our special day even better.
From the time we set the date until the day after the wedding, Camp Lucy's staff went above and beyond to make our day as special as possible. My husband and I highly recommend this venue to everyone, and we can't wait to visit Camp Lucy again soon. (In fact, we love it so much that we want to move to Dripping Springs and I want to work with all of the amazing people at Camp Lucy.)
We knew Camp Lucy was our venue the moment we stepped on the grounds! The staff has been nothing but professional and helpful. It is so gorgeous and we are so thankful to have our special day at Camp Lucy!
If you are looking for a first class venue, then look no further. Camp Lucy is a gorgeous setting nestled in the Hill Country. It is a one stop wedding venue offering all you need for the perfect wedding. To begin your memorable experience at Camp Lucy, wedding coordinators are an option here. Lindsay Blackwell listens to your desires and knows where to get everything to make your event special. Camp Lucy also has florals on the premises which makes choosing and decorating with flowers super easy. Whim catering is on site with a delicious selection of Hors d'oeuvres and meals. Our guests were so impressed with the tasty appetizers during cocktail hour and the savory flavor of their dinner at the reception. Our guests continued to rave about the beautiful wedding the following week and we even received thank you notes from several of them stating what a fun time they had at our wedding. Our site coordinator, Tara, was very attentive and made sure all of our needs were met. She and Lindsay, our wedding coordinator make a great team! The clean up at the end of the evening is all handled for you with precision. We backed our vehicle right up close to the reception hall to load up gifts and a few other items that we brought. Camp Lucy has what it takes to construct a beautiful wedding that will never be forgotten!
Camp Lucy was so great! The service was so nice and everything ran very smoothly! Tara was so nice to work with and she really made sure the day went exactly as I wanted it to go! The venue is so beautiful! I loved my experience with camp lucy!
Pricey venue, but a perfect venue. The grounds are immaculate, the chapel is beautiful, the reception hall is large but cozy like a log cabin. The staff is incredibly helpful, and overall the site makes a perfect day even better than you could ever imagine. Everything ran so smoothly at our wedding we couldn't have been happier with how things turned out. We booked well over a year in advance, we also booked all of the on-site cabins well in advance. The one negative is the lack of hotels in the area. You have to use the catering from Camp Lucy, but the food is delicious. You can also buy your own alcohol and just pay the bartenders to serve it, which worked out well for us.
Just had our wedding at Camp Lucy two weeks ago - it was a Sunday morning wedding, followed by Brunch.
I loved how professional the entire staff was regarding our event - I was concerned that there might be trouble getting everything set up since we live in the Houston area, but as it turns out I had nothing to worry about. Most of the time we communicated via email, and then we had one final coordination meeting in person close to the wedding day. Some people may not like the idea that the rentals and catering is restricted to Whim Events, but I actually think this was great since it meant that they all knew each other and had done plenty of events together before. I loved that Camp Lucy assigned a "venue coordinator" and also that for the final meeting we sat down with the caterer and the rentals people - everything worked out perfect.
The venue was clean, and everything was set up without problems of any kind - they all worked together flawlessly and I had absolutely nothing to worry about the entire day!
I cannot give a stronger recommendation for a venue and staff for the most important day of your life. Camp Lucy and the entire Whim staff were exceptional and exceeded any expectations we could have ever imagined.
My wife and I got married under the "lovers arch" outside at the Ian's Chapel Venue. The entire Ian's Chapel venue is gorgeous as is and requires minimal decorations. Perfectly capturing the beauty of the Austin Hill Country, but still providing a perfect blend of elegance and class. About 60-70% of our guests were from all over North America and everyone is still raving about how beautiful the venue is. Our guests described a certain peace and serenity that the hill country provided as the perfect background, as we committed to a lifetime of happiness.
The pavilion with the gorgeous green Spanish tile acted as the perfect host to a seamless transition from ceremony into our cocktail hour. It continued our goal of an elegant, but still Texan rustic feel to our wedding. The great lawn allowed us to set up games for the kids to run out energy and not take away from the tremendous atmosphere and sophistication of the cocktail hour.
We cannot say enough about the event center. Once again, the venue is beautiful as is and needs minimal decorations. The hall was large enough to provide an intimate, but still comfortable feel for our 200 guests.
Most importantly the Camp Lucy/Whim staff is OUTSTANDING! They handled the day with ease and the progression of the wedding felt natural. Sabrina Read was our coordinator and it was an amazing experience from initial introduction to weeks after the wedding in a genuine thank you. The food....WOW! Before my wedding others told me to not worry about the menu because no one remembers the food. This is not true at Camp Lucy. My wife and I are definite "foodies" and the meal was one of the best we have ever had.
Please consider booking Camp Lucy to help make the best day of your life that much more special and easy.
Camp Lucy was such a wonderful choice for me. I work in management at a very customer focused company who pride themselves on customer service and I was always impressed with everyone I spoke with at Camp Lucy. From booking the venue to working out last minute details, catering and day of issues - they were so helpful! Tara Blackwell was our site manager and she did an amazing job of make sure everything was taken care of promptly and correctly. She helped the wedding day go smoothly and let us enjoy it. The food was amazing - Mac and Cheese was so delicious (as was everything else). The venue was beautiful, clean and well kept. You won't be disappointed in your experience and they are worth every penny!
Camp Lucy is a truly wonderful wedding venue!! Everything is highest level of beautiful sophistication. From Ian's chapel with its romantic richness and carved beamed ceiling to the charming bridal suite. The gorgeous grounds makes a stunning backdrop for wedding pictures. The staff was always friendly and available, assuring the wedding ran smoothly. We stayed at the Camp Lucy cottages where they went above and beyond to accommodate all our needs!! Camp Lucy makes for a memorable wedding our guest loved.
Beautiful venue!! Love the reception hall and ceremony area.
When I began my venue search for our wedding, I was instantly drawn to the romantic trees of Sacred Oaks and knew that I wanted to get married beneath them. Upon touring the venue, I was even more pleasantly surprised by the reception area with it's sky-high ceilings and unique craftsmanship. Working with the staff at Camp Lucy was a breeze from the first days of correspondence, and while we did have a planner who worked closely with many of them, I never felt out of the loop or taken by surprise. I especially loved working with Tara and Randi in the weeks leading up to the wedding as well as the day of. Randi worked diligently to make sure we would get everything we wanted and more from our food and her flexibility and positive nature just made such a difference in the overall experience. Speaking of the food, it was absolutely amazing! Every one of our guests raved about the meal that Chef Rob prepared, which was something I really wanted to prioritize for our day. The service was excellent as well and really ensured that the day rolled smoothly. Everything about the day was perfect and I can not thank everyone who worked with us enough for their role.
"Best food I've ever had at a wedding!" "What a beautiful chapel!" "The reception hall, with its rich wood, elegant lighting and beautiful stone fireplace, was exquisite!" "Everything with the wedding just flowed so perfectly!" These were the comments we heard from our guests at our daughter's recent wedding at Camp Lucy and we heartily agree!!!!! And as beautiful as the venue is, the professionalism of their staff may be their biggest asset. They were right on with their advice. While we did not use the extras the venue offered, we did engage one of their recommended wedding coordinators for the month of the wedding. Kim Hunt has to be the best there is! She worked tirelessly in helping us that last month, communicated well with and managed all the vendors and ran the event to perfection. I highly recommend her and Camp Lucy!!!
Look no further! Great staff, awesome location, beautiful scenery and we can't wait to visit for our one year anniversary.
Thank you Camp Lucy!!