Austin Occasions is a wedding planner that serves Austin, Round Rock, Bee Cave, Buda and the surrounding areas. Their trained and certified staff will ensure that your wedding runs smoothly, as they believe that you should get to relax and enjoy your own celebration.
Melissa Benavides and Maria Russo, the owners of Austin Occasions, established the company more than two years ago. Together, they have over 10 years of experience. The duo currently leads a team of talented day-of coordinators, servers and prep cooks.
To ensure your celebration runs like clockwork, the wedding planner provides a range of packages for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. These wedding-related services include:
69 Reviews for Austin Occasions
Recommended by 98% of couples
8 User photos
Meredith · Married on 12/07/2019
Helped us stay on track and think through all the details for a DIY event
Melissa truly put us at ease as we planned our DIY wedding for 180 people. It was the first wedding we'd planned and she helped us think through all of the little things - We hadn't even considered thinking of how to bring home the extra food! She helped organize and execute our personalized and atypical ceremony (we created it ourselves) and made sure all of our guests enjoyed themselves. And she also made all of our bouquets and boutonnieres!Sent on 01/07/2020
The run of show was seamless - checking in when it was time for toasts, cake and send off while adapting throughout the night as things moved quicker or slower than expected. Melissa and her team were great - the bartenders were some of the friendliest wedding bartenders I've ever experienced! We could easily say "do what you think is best" and know that she would choose an option that we may not have thought of but would fit our event perfectly.
Austin Occasions's reply:Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! It means a lot to me.
Colleen Ramey · Married on 07/12/2019
Our experience with Melissa Benavides at Austin Occasions could not have been better. She and her entire team are thoughtful, hard working and fun! They went above and beyond to help us pull off a wonderful event for our daughter and her new husband. Melissa makes herself available during the entire planning process and offers great suggestions while also keeping in mind what each couple would like.Sent on 12/12/2019
Austin Occasions's reply:Thank you so much, we had a blast. I feel lucky to be part of people's big days! The love you see and feel is really beautiful.
Vicky · Married on 03/09/2019
Quick to response and very professional!
I had my wedding on March 9th, 2019 and reached out to them a couple months before and they responded instantly. I spoke with Melissa a couple times over the phone and she was very quick to answer questions and respond to all of my emails!Sent on 05/30/2019
The ladies who were at the wedding were professional and did everything from serving drinks to picking up trash and cutting the cake. I couldn't have asked for a better team! Thank y'all so much for making our wedding amazing!
Austin Occasions's reply:Hi Vicky,