The Hummingbird House is a wedding venue located in South Austin, Texas. This private space, which provides couples with garden settings in which to exchange their vows, was formerly a country home. Tom Tinguely, who is a horticultural expert, personally planned and tended to the gardens. These gardens reflect his labor of love and are truly a whimsical escape for couples and guests. With Tom’s lovely gardens, combined with the experience of his partner who is an event and wedding planner, the venue has been able to successfully plan and host hundreds of events on the property.
Facilities and Capacity
At the Hummingbird House, couples and guests will be surrounded by both carefully planned flowers and trees found throughout the property’s five-plus acres. Throughout the gardens, lighting has been placed to provide the perfect glow. For an outdoor ceremony, the courtyard provides the perfect tropical setting. This oasis also includes a 400-square-foot cocktail tent for your after-ceremony gatherings. To keep you and your guests comfortable regardless of the weather, you can select the climate-controlled pavilion. Here in this elegant 3,200-square-foot space, you will get to experience the glass panel walls as well as elegant decorations such as the crystal chandeliers. Just in case the weather decides not to cooperate, couples can move their ceremony into the reception pavilion so that their wedding can still take place. Even though the Hummingbird House is known for its romantic gardens, couples can also host their ceremony and reception indoors. The venue can accommodate up to 200 of your friends and family on your special day. To help you get ready in style, the property has a bridal suite and a groom’s suite. The bridal suite comes prepared with features such as a salon and dressing room, while the groom’s suite features relaxing elements such as leather sofas and a foosball table.
Many of the spaces, such as the courtyard, come complete with chairs and tables so that you have everything you need to host your ceremony and celebration on the property. Other decorations you can add include centerpieces, drapery, lighting, tent accessories, and more. The team at the Hummingbird House can help you with planning your big day. Other services include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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User3040264 · 2+ years ago
The Hummingbird House is beautiful! Everyone loved it and thinks it creates a "fairy tale" wedding. I agree, it was a wonderful venue. Danny, one of the owners showed us around. He was great. Courtney helped us along the way and was there through the rehearsal and big day making sure everything went smoothly. She did an amazing job, and you would be lucky to have her helping you through your wedding day. There is a designed bridal suite and groom's suite, which is great (and not available at all venues). Everything is outside, beautifully manicured lawns and flower beds, and has super cute lighting all around. The package includes the wedding seating and tables and chairs at the receptions which is a big savings. We loved that there was a tented reception area, dedicated area for the wedding, and a separate bar area. We had a cocktail hour while we were taking pictures and there was plenty of space for yard games and guests to sit, drink and chat. Courtney helped with all of the set up the day of as well as packing everything up and getting it into cars for us to get it home. Overall, is was perfect and we were so happy that we decided to go with Hummingbird House.Sent on 04/24/2014
Jason · Married on 06/22/2019
Fairy tale atmosphere with the best Coordinator on the planet!
This place was incredible. I am going to break it down into key parts:Sent on 07/07/2019
1) The ceremony space: When you think of a fairy tale wedding this is what you have in mind. Our ceremony was on July 5 at 5:30pm. The temperature was 95 degrees...and all the guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the venue was. Not one person complained about the heat! Based on the time all the seats were in the shade despite the venue be very open and spacious. Seeing people's reactions when they walked in was so exciting!
2) Reception tent/area: Very nicely air conditioned and was plenty spacious for 190 guests. The dance floor was large but still close to all the tables to make it easy for everyone to dance. There is a great outdoor area next to the tent where we set up yard games which were a huge hit!
3) Coordinator: Courtney is completely amazing! The words I am about to write won't do her justice. There is an extra fee to get her day of support but my wife and I couldn't imagine executing this event without her. She had every detail for every vendor on point. She tracked people down for specific events (cake cutting, the Horah, receptions exit, drone photo, etc.) . Everyone tells you that your wedding day is about you and your bride/groom but in reality it often feels that isn't the case. I can tell you that Courtney makes you feel like that day is about you. She made sure we had food, that we got drinks, that I didn't have to worry about anything besides dancing. In almost every case she had things taken care of before I had to ask her. I had 100% confidence that she was going to make the event successful and she delivered. Even our guests couldn't believe how good she was. She absolutely made our day amazing.
4) Tips for the venue: The venue comes as-is with no catering, bartending, DJ, speakers, musician, etc. This was a plus for us because it gave us the freedom to hire the best vendors possible and to not have to use ones from a specific list. Truth be told we ended up using some of their preferred vendors (catering, string music, flowers, etc.) only because they were so good! We also save a TON on alcohol! We had top shelf liquor from Specs (MacCallan 12, Grey Goose, Hendrick's, etc.) and beer and wine for 190 people for around $3000. All the vendors we chose had worked at Hummingbird House at some point and all love it! It made working with multiple vendors much easier because they know the space. One additional benefit is that you get the venue for the entire day! No one else is having a wedding before or after yours so the flexibility of when to start and end is significant. Please note, or venue cost was for 13 hours!!!!
After looking back at our wedding there isn't one thing we would change. This venue and Courtney are incredible!
Kelsey Sallade · Married on 05/11/2019
Best day of my life
My husband and I got married at the Hummingbird House on May 11, 2019 and I cannot say enough good things about it. Of course, the venue itself is gorgeous. The grounds are pristine and everything is tastefully done. But that is not what sold us on this place, it was the customer service. From the moment we toured the venue, we were treated with warmth and respect. The owner, Danny, was professional yet fun and showed us that he truly cared about our day. We worked the coordinator Courtney some as well and she was equally as amazing. Danny was our coordinator for our day of because Courtney was out of town and he absolutely blew us away. He put me so at ease, had an answer to all of my many questions, and just had every little detail taken care of. Booking this venue was the best decision we made for our wedding.Sent on 06/21/2019
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Hummingbird House is so perfectly tucked away, it' s a little oasis in Austin! I love the ceremony space... so quaint and the absolute perfect garden wedding. Receptions are divine in a stunning white tent and makes for beautiful photos which I love! The staff is personable and extremely helpful, can't wait to shoot my next wedding there!
I highly recommend Hummingbird House for weddings. It is a beautiful setting that appears to be in the country, yet very close to the City of Austin.
Had the pleasure of working with the Hummingbird House! Such a beautiful venue! We look forward to working together again in the future!