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Hotel Ella

Austin, TX View map
4.4 out of 5 rating
29 reviews
Up to 250 guests

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Up to 250 guests

Host an iconic wedding at Hotel Ella, and let your big day be the next chapter in an over 100-year-old legacy of style and grace. From an intimate ceremony in the ballroom to an outdoor affair on the expansive front lawn, Ella provides an idyllic setting steeped in Texas charm — all in the heart of downtown Austin.

Hotel Ella is the only boutique hotel in downtown Austin with a ballroom event space and the opportunity to buy out any or all of our 47 guest rooms or the entire grounds for your wedding. You and your guests will enjoy the historic charm of the property met with impeccable service and attention to detail.

512-495-1800
sales@hotelella.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$32

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Hotel
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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29 Reviews

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    Andrea C. Married on 02/13/2021
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    Gorgeous venue, amazing staff!

    We booked Hotel Ella in February 2020, and a month later we all went into lockdown for COVID. Jaycie at Hotel Ella was so flexible with us as we planned our wedding while the pandemic continued. In July, we started talking back up plans and she was able to help us make a Plan B with a small guest list (family and wedding party). They were so flexible to save two dates for us while we waited until October to postpone. Throughout the whole process, the Hotel Ella staff kept it fun and optimistic.

    We did postpone, and had our small wedding in February 2021. The weekend of our wedding the worst winter storm hit Texas, and the staff was so flexible to move our ceremony to be covered and cocktail inside the week of our date. Everything was perfect. Our guests loved the food and the space.

    We can't wait to have our postponed large reception in August with Hotel Ella!! If you want an amazing space and amazing people to work with, we definitely recommend having your wedding here!
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    Ashley G. Married on 11/08/2020
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    Best Vintage Hotel Venue in Austin

    This was the most dreamy venue I could have ever asked for. We wanted an outside area under a tree for the ceremony (nailed it), and an indoor ballroom for reception (it had 8 chandeliers.. so dreamy), and onsite food (their food from Goodall's had raving reviews from our guests. We even had a few say it was the best wedding food they had ever had!!) They provided a personal VIP concierge for my husband and I throughout the entire reception, the events manager Molly was a doll and quickly responded to anything and everything, and the vintage vibe fit my taste and personality so much. 100% 10/10 recommend. The venue can hold 200. We had about 80 guests.
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    Alexandra Married on 06/23/2018
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    We got married in Austin this summer, with the reception at Hotel Ella. It could not have been more perfect!

    If you're considering hosting an event here - do it! Shelby and the rest of the events staff were incredibly helpful. She was prompt in her every response during the planning process. I asked a TON of questions, which she fielded with kindness, and I felt confident every detail was taken care of. The food/drinks were phenomenal, and the space is again...just beautiful!

    Accommodation-wise, the guest rooms are stunning. We had people in both the mansion and the back portion of the hotel. My now husband, a large portion of our families and a number of guests also stayed at the hotel leading up to and several days after the wedding festivities. Everything about Hotel Ella is lovely - the grounds, the parlor bar, the restaurant, the lobby, the pool and the rooms. The staff was friendly and helpful at every step of the way. The food at Goodall's Kitchen was delicious. We loved the intimate, on-trend pool area. We also enjoyed sitting out on the veranda of the mansion! Location wise - you're right next to the UT campus, and we found it to be a nice and quiet area. We also felt downtown was totally accessible from Hotel Ella.

    A couple logistical things: all of the rooms we had did contain small mini-bar fridges with enough space to stick ancillary items we grabbed from the store. We felt there was plenty of storage space in all the rooms -some had closets, others had large, roomy armoires. We do not live in Austin, so EVERYTHING we had for our wedding weekend fit into the rooms we reserved, and we didn't run into any problems. We also had the whole wedding party get ready in rooms at the hotel, and there was plenty of room.
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1900 Rio Grande Austin, TX, 78705
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