Hummingbird House is a picturesque banquet hall and garden wedding venue located in Manchaca, Texas. Originally the country home of horticulturist, Tom Tinguely, he and his event-planning partner opened the doors of this elegant property in 2009 to allow couples to celebrate their love on-site. Here, you and your guests can delight in acres of meticulously manicured gardens, elegant event spaces, and an abundance of natural beauty for your big day.
Facilities and Capacity
With both indoor and outdoor event spaces, Hummingbird House is an ideal location for an unforgettable wedding celebration. The Outdoor Courtyard provides a magnificent natural location for a heartfelt wedding ceremony. Situated on over five acres of luscious tropical landscape, your guests will enjoy soaking up the vibrant and fragrant floral surroundings as you exchange your vows. This location is also ideal for an evening ceremony, with ample outdoor lighting provided to create a magical ambiance. Afterward, guests can seamlessly transition to the 400-square-foot cocktail tent for a sophisticated cocktail hour as you make use of the extensive grounds for your wedding photographs. The cocktail tent features pristine white drapery and a bronze chandelier to elevate your event.
The Reception Pavilion comprises of a 3,200-square-foot, glass-paneled wedding pavilion. It is climate-controlled to allow you to create the perfect ambiance regardless of the weather. White, silk draping throughout creates a fairytale aesthetic, while three crystal chandeliers add an extra touch of grandeur to this space. The glass-paneled walls allow the surrounding beauty of this space to be ever-present during your stylish reception event.
Dedicated get-ready rooms have been created on-site to allow for comfortable and luxurious preparations for your day. The bridal suite offers a spacious lounge, dedicated dressing room, and covered patio for your pleasure. The groom’s suite features a 50-inch TV, foosball table, leather sofas, and more.
A selection of tables and Chiavari chairs are included in the rental of this venue to accommodate up to 200 guests for your event. Event planning is offered to ensure that you get the most from this venue for your special day. Their team is happy to provide you with a preferred vendor list, but also allow outside vendors to serve your day with prior approval. Hummingbird House is a pet-friendly venue and is happy to accommodate your furry friend for your celebration. They can also supply a range of event rentals. These include:
95 Reviews for Hummingbird House
Recommended by 99% of couples
37 User photos
Darian A. · Married on 07/18/2020
It’ll take your breath away!
This wedding venue is the best in Austin. It feels like a breath of fresh air upon walking in and feels like a floral oasis. It is absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way. I loved that there was so much space for guests to venture out into during the reception and how it didn’t confine guests to one space. The ceremony area is so gorgeous that we didn’t add many extra decorations. The AC in the reception area is the best touch during a summer wedding in Texas. Danny was our on-site manager and was the best and most fun to work with. He always met us with high energy, helpful suggestions and solutions. He was professional at all times and made our wedding vision come true. I would not change a thing about our special day being held at Hummingbird House.Sent on 07/25/2020
Erica G. · Married on 02/22/2020
Dream Come True!
If you are undecided, look no further. I think the easiest way to state what sets Hummingbird apart is that, if we had our wedding elsewhere, it wouldn’t have been nearly as beautiful and perfect. I know the trend is barns but I was someone who absolutely did not want to get married in a barn and I was thrilled when I found this place!
Hummingbird House’s outdoor garden as a ceremony space for our February was gorgeous!! I purposely added very little floral because I felt like the location alone was already beautiful and I still stand by that decision. Then you add the top to bottom glass windows with the beautiful tent shaped draping with a couple of chandeliers? Oh it was just perfect!
Along with that, Danny was an absolute joy to work with from planning to picking up our gifts and things the next day, I enjoyed every conversation. Let’s not forget what a lifesaver he was on our wedding day! For everything we wanted, he was all over it. For everything we forgot, he was all over it. He did everything from bring me hot water for tea to help my mom bustle my dress.
My friend’s husband is one of those habitual groomsmen who seems to be in everyone’s wedding including ours haha and he said it was the most beautiful venue he has ever seen. He, and so many others, were so impressed. I can go on and on but flip through the pictures. I tried to add pictures from different parts of the venue to give you an idea.Sent on 03/05/2020
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!
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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!