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The Driskill in downtown Austin, Texas, is a luxury hotel and wedding venue perched on busy 6th Street. Founded in 1886, this historic establishment boasts a long and successful heritage of exceptional hospitality. There's nothing the events team loves more than celebrating precious moments, and they look forward to collaborating with couples preparing for their own.
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Spread out over thousands of square feet, The Driskill is home to lavish parties of up to 500 guests and showcases an impressive range of ballrooms and function areas for ceremonies, receptions, and cocktail parties. The Driskill Mezzanine, a glamorous foyer characterized by towering pillars, geometric tile designs, and Romanesque interiors, can be used for "I dos" and cocktail events. Couples are also welcome to declare their vows at the magnificent, Victorian-style Driskill Ballroom, where natural light shines through stained-glass windows, and an outdoor balcony provides an additional 1,276 square feet for larger gatherings. Banquets can take place at the exclusive Maximillian Ballroom, located on the second level of the hotel. Warm, neutral tones sweep across its floors and walls, creating the perfect canvas for customization. Other fabulous event spaces include the intimate Crystal Room and Victorian Room.
Couples organizing their special occasion at The Driskill get access to various all-inclusive packages they can tailor to their needs. These include the use of the hotel's dining tables, gold banquet chairs, dance floors, linens, décor, and more. Menu tastings are also available, ensuring a fully personalized meal service, and with discounts on guest room blocks, loved ones can enjoy a blissful overnight stay without having to break the bank. The Driskill also hosts showers and rehearsal parties, helping nearlyweds celebrate every chapter of their love story in unforgettable fashion.
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Beautiful Space & Amazing Staff!
To start, the space is gorgeous. Our ceremony was in the Crystal Room, and reception in the Victorian Room. Both were perfect. The Driskill accommodated all of our vendors, and they were so kind to our guests.
Paige & Lily supported us throughout the planning process, held a tasting, secured us a prep space, and helped us make good decisions for ourselves and for our guests.
The service we received on the big day was impeccable. The staff was thoughtful, kind, and made us feel so welcome and special. We received so many compliments from our guests about the food, the bar, the service, and the lovely space.
Choosing The Driskill as our venue was the best decision, and I highly recommend it!
Amazing location with exceptional service!
Traditional, Historic, Classic, Beautiful wedding at the Driskill
Planning during Covid was a challenge. We had to postpone the wedding for 8 months, but the Driskill, and the wedding coordinator Kristin Davis, shepherded us through every decision and answered every question, no matter how trivial or redundant. The Driskill also took care of Covid protocols to keep our guests safe, and yet we truly threw the party of the decade (at least so far). In a strange way, the fact that we could even have the celebration, with so many vaccinated, made the wedding even more joyous.
The setting: so beautiful that you can save on flowers. The interior is so beautiful and historic.
The food: Chef Jose is amazing. The food was incredibly delicious, and we were able to offer five choices of entrees.
The bar service: Such great service that the bartender poured my second Aperol spritz before I had to ask.
Dancing: There’s a separate ballroom for dancing, which is fabulous because it allows for those who would rather converse a quieter place to do so while the dancers can have at it.
If you love history and tradition and a full-service wedding venue, the Driskill is perfect. I know outdoor weddings are the rage, but after Covid, who wants to worry about something else they can’t control, like the weather? Our guests also loved staying in central Austin. I can’t recommend the Driskill enough. I am so grateful.
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