Firstly built in 1904 by the inhabitants of the frontier town of Mercury for use as a church, Mercury Hall is a wedding venue located in Austin, Texas. The now-converted banquet hall offers a gorgeous, private, and intimate setting for a variety of special occasions. From ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, and more, the banquet hall is waiting to be transformed to create each couple's dream wedding location.
Facilities and Capacity
Mercury Hall provides every couple with a range of indoor and outdoor event spaces that can be configured in a number of ways to best suit their desires and specific requirements. The idyllic and stunning banquet hall features traditional wooden flooring, large stained-glass windows, chandeliers, a range of furniture, and more. The 2237 square-foot open-plan space is versatile in its layout and can accommodate up to 150 guests for banquets or 200 ceremony guests. For couples looking to make use of the Texan sunshine, the Rock Garden Courtyard is a simply stunning location for celebrations in a natural and vibrant environment. The 2,500 square-foot space is partially covered and is surrounded by lush bamboo gardens and age-old trees. This fantastic area is usually used for cocktail hours and wedding receptions and can accommodate between 150-200 guests. The venue’s most popular location for outdoor ceremonies is the Ceremony Terrace. The contemporary limestone terrace enables couples to stand beneath three 200-year-old oak trees as they commit the rest of their lives to each other. The 300-square-foot event space is a private space for close friends and family to come together and celebrate this magical occasion. For larger outdoor ceremonies, the 3,100 plus square-foot Upper Lawn can accommodate up to 250 guests. The open-style lawn can also hold additional spaces for couples to provide other services for their guests to enjoy.
Mercury Hall offers each couple an array of event services and rental items to make their planning process run as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. The venue’s event services and items include but are not limited to:
For catering and beverage services, the venue a curated a helpful list of preferred vendors to choose from. Additionally, couples can work with other outside vendors to help create their dream wedding. For more information regarding event services and facilities, couples can contact the venue’s friendly staff through their official website or email.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Flavia · Married on 02/22/2019
Couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue
Tucked away near the center of Austin, Mercury Hall offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and reception. The venue itself is stunning, rates are budget friendly and the manager Courtney was a joy to work with. Plus, you can bring your own alcohol, as long as you hire an insured bartending company to serve. I had no issues whatsoever, and Courtney was always available to answer our questions and to provide vendor referrals. I highly recommend this venue.Sent on 03/10/2019
Kate · Married on 02/02/2019
Perfect Austin Wedding Venue!!
We got married at Mercury Hall in February and cannot say enough good things about the venue!Sent on 04/14/2019
We had 150 people at our wedding and did our ceremony outdoors under the beautiful oak trees, our cocktail hour inside the hall, then dinner outdoors in the (tented) courtyard and were back inside for dancing. We got a ton of compliments from our guests about the venue - the hall itself is such a beautiful and simple backdrop for any type of flowers and decor that you want to put together, and of course the amazing grounds are a highlight. We also appreciated the ability to select all of our own vendors and plan everything exactly as we wanted it, instead of what we would've had at a full-service wedding venue where you have to use their catering, alcohol, etc.
In addition, Courtney at Mercury Hall was extremely responsive throughout the process and went above and beyond to help us figure out how to make the best use of the space, including by sending a bunch of example floor plans showing different set ups for ceremony / cocktail hour / dinner, which was incredibly helpful. Given that we were doing an outdoor wedding in early February there was a lot of back and forth between Courtney and our wedding planners at Bird Dog Wedding regarding ceremony rain plan, tenting for the reception, etc., and Courtney was super helpful in offering suggestions / being flexible as rain loomed throughout the week leading up to the wedding (it ended up raining the morning of our wedding but had cleared up by the afternoon). Last but not least, she let my parents come back on Sunday AM to pick up our ceremony arbor which was hugely heavy and would not have been fun for them to take home Saturday night after the reception.
We would definitely book our wedding with Courtney and Mercury Hall again!
Amy · Married on 06/10/2018
Mercury Hall is a great venue. There are several variations for how you can setup outdoors, every single one of which is beautiful. There area many different outdoor areas for pictures, everywhere you look the space is secluded and has great accents; and the indoor space is absolutely beautiful with the stained glass and simple, classic style. We were really looking for a space that was already beautiful so that we didn't have to create something from scratch and this was the perfect place for that. They have sweet little corners with great accent furniture. The 2 dressing areas aren't huge but we had 7 people in each and did just fine. The girls spilled out into the ladies RR next door, but the mirror in there is fantastic and there is tons of space so that wasn't a problem at all. I couldn't be happier with our choice. I wouldn't have wanted more than 120 people at rounds with a dance floor but it was perfect for that amount!Sent on 06/29/2018
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Love this place! Everything always flows so well and it is a unique venue! I love working with Jenna the onsite Coordinator, she does a great job and makes each couple feel relaxed through everything! We make a great team! :) I Love Officiating Weddings here, outdoors or indoors because either place is beautiful! Most Sincerely, Scott Payne, The Knot Tyer :)
An iconic special events venue in the heart of Austin TX - known for their customer focus and excellent team! We are thankful for our partnership with Mercury Hall and blessed to serve there frequently!
We love Mercury Hall! With romantic inside and outside options, this little haven is nestled in a prime location that's easily accessed by your in town and out of town guests. We love this venue so much we hosted a charity event here for the Women's Symphony League of Austin.