53 Reviews for The Vista on Seward Hill
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Excellent and unique venue! Many of my guest kept complementing on how great the place was. Anthony, the dedicated DJ and coordinator for the venue was also amazing. He kept the everything flowing smoothly the whole night, so that we could enjoy ourselves. He kept the dance floor packed as well. Sidonee, the owner of the Vista, is one of the nicest people you'll meet. She was super flexible and helpful throughout the whole process. I highly recommend this venue!
I would tell them to go for it! Anthony did a tremendous job showing us around the venue! The pricing is reasonable with what the price includes!! Great property and lovely view!!
My husband and I absolutely loved Vista on Seward Hill! The venue is beautiful and recent renovations really set it apart from anything else we saw in the city. A new $20k elegant chandelier to dance under, modern and grand blue velvet upholstery, fresh paint on the outside of the venue!
We hosted a Sangeet (i.e. a ~185 person Indian rehearsal dinner) at the Vista and the venue fit perfectly. It was both spacious, yet still intimate. We were easily able to interact with all of our guests. Sidonee and Larry who own the space are incredibly sweet and genuinely cared about us having a beautiful and memorable event. They both stepped in to oversee the set-up and Sidonee was very responsive and helpful pre-event via email.
Vista has a few strict rules, make sure to plan around (i.e. start time, end time, baby sitter requirements, etc.). The rules are all reasonable and we appreciated that everything was clear and transparent from the beginning.
DJ & Music - The Vista comes with their own DJ (Anthony) and the venue is wired for sound (for music and announcements) the whole way through which is incredibly convenient if you are hosting an indoor/outdoor event. Anthony is fantastic. Anthony helped block time for a rehearsal to make sure he knew the flow of the event in terms of music expectations, key announcements (i.e. speeches, dance performances, when dinner was ready, and buses were leaving). He was great about following the event time line and making sure we stayed on schedule.
Food - The venue has a limited list of pre-approved vendors they work with for catering, that said the options were fantastic. We ended up falling in love with Rosemary’s Catering.
Weather - We hosted our event in December, ended up being in the low 50s/upper 40s. With 5 outdoor heaters combined with the venue's fire tables we were outside for a while.
Driveway - Recommend no larger than 25-30 person motor coach because of the steep driveway.
A lot of venues can be beautiful but VOSH is not only breath taking the owners Sidonee & Larry are absolutely amazing, kind, fabulous and very special people. They made sure we had everything we needed while giving me endless tips to save money, provided incredible vendors to assist with added discounts just because people love them both so much. There wasn’t one hiccup and it ended up being a day out of a fairy tale! We will go back to celebrate our anniversaries and feel as if we gained two life long friends as well! You won’t regret choosing VOSH!!! Thanks for making our special day a dream come true! Lots of love - The Choates
We had our wedding at the Vista on 11/4. We got engaged a few months after moving from Austin to Portland, OR - so we decided that getting married in Austin was the best choice. I was stressed about having to plan a wedding from halfway across the country, but after finding this venue and calling and speaking with Sidonee over the phone, I was put at ease! I felt so comfortable speaking with her we booked the venue without seeing it in person. Our first trip to Austin we went by the venue for a tour and I was in LOVE. The photos are beautiful but there's nothing like seeing it in person! After meeting with the DJ, Anthony, I knew everything was going to go smoothly. He runs the show perfectly and on the day of our wedding I didn't worry about a thing! This venue was absolutely magical, everyone we encountered that worked with the venue was helpful and friendly - I would recommend this venue to anyone and everyone!
VOSH is a beautiful wedding venue and also nice for special events. Sidonee and her husband at VOSH were great and very welcoming! They were helpful and clear throughout the whole process. They were always quick to return my phone calls and had no problems whenever I needed to go to the venue to take my vendors to check out the place. Anthony(dj/sound man at VOSH) was also great. He helped with getting our slideshow up for the day of, and also was there for the rehearsal and the day of to help run things(music, microphones, wedding party entrance) smoothly. Sean(her son) was helpful with getting the uplighting done for us throughout the whole venue. Which made the place look beautiful. I would highly recommend his services. They have a great team at VOSH. I was blessed to have the opportunity to work with such great people. I would highly recommend VOSH for anyone looking to have a wedding or special event.
We had our May 26, 2017 wedding at Vista on Seward Hill (or VOSH). When I first stepped into VOSH, it felt "magical." It is just beautiful and green and always looked great no matter when we went (we visited the venue several times before our wedding). It's a very unique venue where the dinner hall is in a separate house from the reception area, so guests move into the reception area after dinner. Larry and Sidonee, the owners of the venue, were so friendly and helpful throughout the process. (They seem very respected in the Austin wedding community.) They made some changes to VOSH over the course of a few weeks right before our wedding (which I admit, did give us some minor heart attacks). Most of the changes were great though--they installed a beautiful new bar in the reception hall, but a few changes I was not as crazy about. For instance, the black archway that was covered in lights was taken down. Fortunately, they were willing to put it back up for our wedding and our guests loved taking pictures there. Several of our guests commented about how beautiful the venue was. You also really don't need that many decorations/flowers since it's so lush and green (we only had a few fake flower arrangements). Another great thing about VOSH is that you get a lot of bang for your buck as the price of the venue includes a DJ and day-of coordinator--Anthony. Anthony kept our wedding running smoothly and his song selection during the reception was great. (My one minor quibble is that he was sometimes slow to respond to our emails.) We are so glad we choose VOSH for our wedding!
The Vista on Seward Hill is the most beautiful venue located in Austin, Texas! I am so very thankful for Sidonee and her team for making my sorority's formal a success, thats right, SORORITY FORMAL! I did not expect a wedding venue to adjust to our needs, but VOSH did. They went above and beyond and included services that helped me (the planner of the event) out. The venue is absolutely spectacular as every ne of our sisters thought so too. It's also hard to please 200+ people, but at VOSH, everyone had a great time. There are three convenient bars, photo opportunities just about everywhere you turn, a rockin' dancefloor + a rockin' DJ. My favorite thing about Vosh was that it was secluded from the city, and it was like our event was in its own private city. I can go on and on about how wonderful VOSH is. I got engaged recently, and I definetly know where I'm going to get married in the years to come. Thank you so much VOSH.
Everyone who came to the wedding and saw photos raved about our venue. The Vista on Seward Hill was absolutely stunning. I didn't want to wedding to end. Sidonee made everything so easy to set up. And Anthony was perfect in every way. If I could give VoSH more stars, I would. Loved it.
We had such an amazing Wedding at VOSH. Sidonee was so helpful, she gave us numbers to vendors and made the process so easy. Anthony is a brilliant host who made us feel at ease. The venue is absolutely breathtaking, everyone was raving about it. Could not recommend it any higher!
Honestly, VOSH was perfect down to the scenery and staff. The owners were very, very helpful and more than accommodating for follow up questions even after our wedding day. They worked really well with our budget and offered suggestions as well as added time to review our seating arrangement. They felt like family by the time our big day came as they knew what to take care of before we even asked. I would highly recommend the Vista on Seward Hill!
Having my wedding here was the best! I really enjoyed how stress free they made the entire experience. The location is beautiful and will forever be in our hearts. The owners are really kind and very flexible... They made sure our day was spectacular!
I can't say enough good things about VOSH! Sidonee is amazing and would respond quickly to all of my emails. The grounds were beautiful!! We had many guests say it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been too, which shows the work they put into the venue! I would book this venue over and over again!!
This is one of the most beautiful venues that we visited. It is charming, full of character and the owners Larry and Sidonnee were absolutely amazing. They have a list of preferred vendors for catering and we selected Sterling Affairs, who have apparently been doing events at VOSH for years. Between the two we could not have been happier. as they all seemed to know what they were doing to make life easier. There is a lighting company that can hang chandeliers. I highly recommend that because it truly makes the venue so unique.
We looked at several venues in the Hill Country, but none held a candle to VOSH. The location to Austin and shopping and hotels is wonderful.
If you ever visit, I am convinced you will not want to go anywhere else for your wedding.
One of the most impressive things is that they have an inhouse DJ., although that is an understatement, because he is a wedding planner, DJ and so many other things. He is kind, so welcoming and an absolute asset to the venue.
If you are concerned about people not dancing, don't worry. We had so many people dancing because he played such great music.
What memories we will have.
I would definitely select VOSH for any type of event, but for a wedding, ABSOLUTELY STUNNING.
This venue is so beautiful. They already have so much going on with their ambience I didn't really have to add that much stuff for decor. Any time I had a question or concern, the owners were very easy to talk to and flexible with their time. I highly recommend this venue if you want a cozy garden wedding.
Sidonee and Larry own the property and are probably the nicest people I've ever met. Larry gave us the tour and was simply witty, sincere and more than welcoming. I felt as if we were having our wedding at our grandparent's home. They could not have made this experience more amazing. Every guest at my wedding said this was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended. Please don't make a decision based on the photos, you must take time out to go visit. I would not have chosen them based on the photos. I cannot say enough good things about this place.
Absolutely love this venue!! I had my wedding here and they owner was beyond sweet and helpful with everything!
I can't say enough about the Krenek's, they're just flat out awesome they're very welcoming and made the process very easy. They're responsive to emails and worked well with my schedule for vendor meetings. It was clear to me they've done a ton of events and have thought through a lot of the details you may not have. The venue is very beautiful and really doesn't need a lot of decoration but can certainly handle it if you choose to go that route (I did) VOSH was the perfect venue for my wedding. Its affordable and easy to get to. An easy 5 stars for me!
I very recently had my wedding here and I can't say enough about this beautiful venue. The first time I saw it I absolutely fell in love with it's charm. The owners treat you as though your their own daughter. I can't remember countless times I have call Sidonee and asked a bunch of questions. I would say she was very professional but she was more than that. She took on the mother hen role and calmed my nerves and assured me my wedding was going to be beautiful. There was a 50% chance of rain on my wedding day. Sidonee and Anthony ( the DJ, who is also amazing!!!) had the weather down to a science and assured me I was not going to have a rained out wedding. Absolutely LOVE these people!
I have posted my stuff for sale on local Face Book pages. I used pictures from my wedding and countless of people have asked where my venue was and how beautiful it is. I have proudly told everyone on public sites about the VOSH.
If your a bride or family member of the bride looking for the perfect venue and looking for a venue that offers more services than just a place to hold your wedding this is your one stop shop!
The Vista on Seward Hill is by far one of the best venues in the Austin area. Everything we were looking for was at one location. My fiancé and I had friends who were married at VOSH and it was amazing! Absolute stunning indoor/ outdoor venue that would work for any type of wedding. Everything ran smoothly and professionally with no hiccups. I was 100% sure after witnessing such a magical celebration that that is where I wanted to be married. Sidonee and her staff are way beyond exceptional when it comes to questions or returning emails. They are so prompt and helpful that it makes this whole experience so enjoyable. VOSH is a top notch venue with the best coordinators one could only dream of.
Two weeks later I am still receiving compliments on this "magical" venue It is truly the BEST wedding venue in Austin area. So many of our guests had fun, friendly encounters with the owners Sidone and Larry. Both owners were just great keeping me "sane" as the Mother of two brides with wedding dates only a month apart.
Oh, DO NOT forget to get the chandeliers for the beautiful wedding grounds. I almost passed on them but am SO HAPPY I reconsidered. They added SUCH a beautiful reflection on the waterfalls and fountains and ponds among the gorgeous trees. Their DJ and lighting specialist were wonderful to work with!! I wish my other daughter would move her venue from Dallas to The Vista on Seward Hill in Austin!
Amazing venue! It is beautiful and the owners are very sweet and accommodating. You don't need a coordinator at this venue the dj Anthony is amazing and will coordinate what is needed. Overall very happy with this venue. Also the layout is perfect for your guests to enjoy, inside and outside is a great mix for guests to mingle.
The Vista on Seward Hill, or VOSH as you will inevitably call it should you book it, is absolutely stunning. To top it off, Sidonee and Larry are such wonderfully warm and caring people. My then-fiance and I were looking for a venue to fit our Old Hollywood theme, and it's perfect. It reminded us of a villa, with lush gardens, beautiful architecture, and a tad of mystery. There are all these little rooms and nooks and crannies that add character. Initially, we were concerned that people would get hidden away or not know what was going on. However, the entire area is wired for sound, so if someone was outside, but the toasts were about to happen, they would hear it.
What sealed the deal? There is a secret garden where the bride and groom get to eat dinner ALONE. We always heard about couples not getting to eat because they're talking. It gave us 20 minutes to relax in the moment. Too bad we weren't hungry enough to eat all our delicious food.
What we loved about VOSH, too, was the value that came with it. Anthony, the DJ, works for the venue, and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and did everything to make our day run smoothly. The little things, like changing the colors in the dance area to match your wedding colors, to Sidonee hanging the paper lanterns that match your wedding colors, everything felt so personal. They do so many weddings a year, and we never felt like we were just the next guys coming through. I highly recommend VOSH, and my husband and I are so grateful for everything they did for us.
I would recommend purchasing the extra hour at the end of the night so your evening doesn't feel rushed. We did (just rolled our deposit into the cost), and the timing of the evening was perfect.
VOSH was such a joy to work with! Aside from them going above and beyond my expectations for my wedding day, they were very responsive and flexible! The venue was absolutely breathtaking, and a month later, guests are still saying this was the prettiest place/wedding they had ever seen. I want to thank you for making my dream day come true, and for giving me, as well as my guests, a memory to forever cherish! I will definitely recommend them to any and everyone! :)
My husband and I are from Dallas but wanted to be married in the Hill Country. We turned to Yelp to get ideas for venues prior to making the trip to Austin to tour different sites. The Vista on Seward Hill was the first venue that we visited and before we had even seen the entire site, we were both convinced that we had to be married there. It is GORGEOUS! We paid our deposit, set the date and never even visited another venue. The Seward's take great pride in their property and they are continuously updating the site to make it better and better. The natural beauty of the set up provides a great deal of the décor so you can save money on florals. Another huge benefit of VOSH is that the DJ is already set up in the price of the venue. I was a little nervous about this because we didn't actually meet the DJ until 2 days before the wedding when we returned to Austin but I can tell you that Anthony is INCREDIBLE! He is friendly, outgoing, extremely professional and he took care of EVERYTHING that we asked for without questioning; he even helped me to plan a special Aggie Departure for my A&M alum husband without letting the secret out. The brides room is even decorated beautifully for the getting-ready pictures and the groom and groomsmen were able to use the pool area and the downstairs game-room (pool table, shuffle board, etc) to get ready in and hang out in prior to the ceremony which was really great and kept the guys from seeing the girls prior to the ceremony. From the second we stepped foot onto the grounds until we drove away at the end of our wedding night, I have been nothing but impressed with the Seward's and the Vista on Seward Hill. Sidonee's son, Sean, was great with communication any time I had a question or a concern. (Check out his company, Austin Event Lighting, for uplighting and photo booths, etc. He did such a great job and our guests LOVED him, too!). I cannot say enough about the Seward's and this venue. If you are looking to get married in A