On the fence about Barr Mansion or simply can't wait to see the space? Join us for our weekly Wednesday Picnic Nights from 5:00pm-9:30pm! This gives you a chance to view the grounds as well as taste some of our delicious, fresh, organic cuisine! We also try to have live music or a DJ every week.
Barr Mansion, located in Austin, Texas, is a full-service wedding venue. The venue has catered for weddings for over 30 years, and their experienced coordination staff can help you plan a wedding surrounded by natural beauty and nostalgic charm. The venue’s in-house catering team serve local organic dishes that are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Facilities and Capacity
Barr Mansion offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor event spaces suitable for receptions and ceremonies:
Their 18th-century Ballroom was shipped piece by piece from New York and features a 40-foot glass wall. The 3,300-square-foot versatile space can accommodate 300 for a seated reception or 200 with room for a dance floor and is a mix of old and new, featuring exposed beams and wooden pillars.
The Farmstead is an indoor-outdoor space, modern in design, with an element of country-chic perfect for a reception or covered ceremony. It is a 2,875-square-foot space, which can seat 300 for a harvest dinner comfortably, and features wooden floors, high ceilings, and an abundance of natural light.
The Mansion, which is over 100 years old, makes the perfect meeting place for the wedding party and features separate bridal and groom suites. The Mansion makes the ideal backdrop for a ceremony or cocktail hour on the front lawn. To the side of the Mansion is the Grand Lawn, an 8,000-square-foot area suitable for a tented reception of up to 300 people. The grounds also feature several other lawn and patio spaces ideal for intimate ceremonies or cocktail parties.
Barr Mansion offers a selection of comprehensive wedding packages which include the assistance of the venue’s experienced coordinators. Their team will meet with you to introduce their services, discuss outside vendors, and start the planning process, as well as coordinate the rehearsal, ceremony, and day-of, create your reception layout, provide guidance on the menu, event day timeline, and rentals.
Wedding packages include:
Barr Mansion provides in-house certified organic catering using seasonal ingredients grown in their own garden and local markets. Wedding packages include a choice of appetizer vignettes, buffet, family-style, plated or feast service styles, a wedding cake, and groom’s cake (or optional second dessert) from their experienced pastry chef.
94 Reviews for Barr Mansion Ballroom & Farmstead
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Emily · Married on 07/24/2021
Amazing experience at Barr Mansion
So happy with our decision to have our wedding celebration at Barr Mansion. We were originally scheduled to have it on 8/8/20 but decided to postpone to 7/24/21 due to Covid. I'm grateful Barr was able to postpone that date for us during such a crazy time in the wedding industry. Our celebration was everything I imagined it to be. A beautiful and serene setting for our guests, delicious and unique food choices, wonderful service and professionalism, and lots of fun. A big thank you to Molly our wedding coordinator, I cannot imagine working with anyone better! So organized, on top of things, easygoing, kind, and such a hard worker. Many people at our reception noticed how hard she was working to keep things running smoothly for our special day. Thank you again Barr and Molly, it was a day we'll never forget!Sent on 07/29/2021
Kelly O. · Married on 07/02/2021
The Perfect Day!
Barr Mansion is THE place to get married in Austin! The venue is beyond beautiful, the food is amazing, and the staff is kind and helpful. All of our guests had a great time at the wedding and we cannot be more pleased with how everything turned out.
Our coordinator, Molly, was incredible! She helped me stay on track with planning, gave helpful suggestions, and was an open ear when wedding planning was getting a bit overwhelming. She is organized and knows what she is doing! Our rehearsal and wedding day were perfect because of Molly. She kept us on time, made sure everyone knew where they needed to be, and even packed up some late night pizza in the getaway car for my husband and me. I cannot say enough good things about Molly and Barr Mansion! I wish we could get married all over again!Sent on 07/11/2021
Leah · Married on 06/25/2021
Amazing experience at Barr Mansion
We had the best wedding thanks to Barr Mansion. They were wonderful to work with! I can't say enough great things about them.Sent on 07/19/2021
As a photographer who has shot at almost every venue in town I can say that the Barr Mansion has THE best food offered! The beauty of the venue speaks for itself. I just wanted to comment on the excellent food! If your a foodie, this is your venue.
We always look forward to working at Barr Mansion. The mansion, ballroom, pavilion, and grounds are breathtaking. The food is great too!
We love playing at the Barr Mansion! An Austin original, it has the most stunning grounds imaginable and now with the new ballroom, has a fantastic indoor option. The staff are always lovely to work with and we always look forward to our weddings and parties here!