Neill-Cochran House Museum is a wedding and event venue in Austin, Texas. The museum is dedicated to historic preservation. They collect and interpret information about individuals connected with the historic property, design curricula for visiting students and use their resources to shine a light on aspects of the city’s past. The home has nearly untouched Greek Revival architecture, decorative arts, state and local history and unparalleled historic charm in the area.
Facilities and Capacity
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is one the very few antebellum venues in Austin for weddings and other events. The inside of the home can accommodate intimate weddings with up to 50 seated guests and 100 guests for a standing reception. They also have outdoor space for ceremonies and receptions that can accommodate 200 guests. The museum is historically furnished and features a 1870s parlor, parking for 50 vehicles and private dressing rooms.
The museum has AV capabilities and provides linens in each event package. They have a list of recommended vendors but are willing to work with specific vendors you have in mind. All alcohol must be served by licensed and insured bartenders and professional event planners are required for event lasting more than five hours or including more than 50 guests. Their first floor, parking lot and all outdoor spaces are wheelchair accessible. Their wedding package includes nine hours of on-site access or seven hours of access for receptions only. Wedding and reception packages include a complimentary two hour bridal or engagement photo session. The Neill-Cochran House Museum staff are experienced when it comes to planning and facilitating events. They are there to help your event run smoothly and make sure you have everything you need for a stress-free experience.
In 1955 Washington Hill commissioned a local builder and designer, Abner Cook, to build a Greek Revival house on 18 acres of land northwest of Austin. Washington and his wife were unable to finance the rest of the build and never lived in the house. Local investors and clients of Abner owned and leased the house through the Reconstruction era. The house was home to The Texas Asylum for the Bling, Fletcher Stockdale and others through the years. The Neill family purchases the house in 1876 and furnished the house with walnut furniture and began to make a name for themselves in the community. The house was later rented out to Thomas and Bessie Cochran, a lawyer and the daughter of Williamson County’s only Presbyterian minister. In 1958 after nearly 70 years of continuous residency, the Cochran family sold the home to the National Society of the Colonial Dame of America in the state of Texas. They began preserving the historic structure and interpreting the decor and furnishing.
7 Reviews for Neill-Cochran House Museum
Recommended by 97% of couples
Sabrina M. · Married on 09/28/2019
Perfect Venue for Small Wedding
I recently had my wedding here and cannot say enough great things! The venue that we had previously booked had extensive water damage and had to cancel our wedding date. Andrea, the business and programming director, was a god send and came to the rescue. I contacted her with my frantic emails, and even though she was on medical leave she responded immediately and very throughly. She answered EVERY single question I had (and trust me, I had a lot), and helped with other aspects of my planning that I didn’t even think of.Sent on 10/01/2019
The venue itself is beautiful, there are various options for inside/outside reception plans, and it comes fully furnished. The value of this place was amazing. Everywhere else I looked in the vicinity (central Austin) was at least double or triple the price. Plus they provided tables and chairs without a fee, and enough parking spaces for all our guests. We had about 50 people at our wedding and it was the perfect size.
Alexandra · Married on 08/22/2019
Perfect Wedding Venue
We had our wedding at NCH Museum on Saturday August 17th 2019 and it was just the most beautiful/perfect venue for our special day. All the photos are stunning because the venue truly is beautiful.Sent on 08/22/2019
Ricky W. · Married on 05/04/2019
Beautiful Venue at a really reasonable rate
Such an amazing venue, at such a reasonable price. My wife and I were married there recently, and we can't say enough about how great the atmosphere and the staff are.Sent on 07/08/2019
Neill-Cochran House Museum Price Rates
Neill-Cochran House Museum is an Austin gem; such a gorgeous setting! They provide an intimate, historic setting for events ranging from business meetings, luncheons and conferences to weddings, rehearsal dinners, and teas. Their rental fees are among the most affordable in Austin, and they have various options to accommodate events large and small. We are always honored to be able to offer our services at Neill-Cochran House Museum.