As you may have seen on Instagram, Emily and I just got back from a whirlwind trip in Texas, including one of my favorite cities in the world/my college stomping grounds: Austin. I’ve always admired the fabulously swanky W Austin, right in the heart of downtown, so I loved learning about some of the options they have available for weddings and celebrations. Brides and grooms who love ATX and are looking for a venue that is as unique as the city itself, take a peek below!
The Terrace: For creative brides, The Terrace provides a lovely blank slate that can be customized to fit your wedding day vision–it can even be tented! I personally think this is the perfect option for couples planning a destination wedding in Austin, since it overlooks bustling 2nd Street, and is attached to the iconic ACL-LIVE at the Moody Theater music venue.
The Great Room: The largest event space at W Austin, The Great Room seats up to 250 guests. The space can be broken up into three rooms if needed, and can be easily flipped from ceremony to reception, thanks to the cocktail hour-ready hallway just outside. The carpeting and walls are neutral (always a great quality for a ballroom to have!), and the Murano glass chandeliers are gorgeous!
The Records Room: Austin is chock full of music lovers, and if you and your groom are some of them, the Records Room is such a cool spot for your wedding! The walls are lined with 8,000 vinyl records, an iconic piece of Austin art hangs over the fireplace, and Gary Clark Jr. even shot his “Ain’t Messin’ Round” music video there.
Trace: I’m sure many Austinites are already familiar with Trace, but did you know it can be rented as an event space? This modern, art deco-inspired room has an indoor/outdoor feel, thanks to the doors that open up to the patio, and there are lots of unique seating options throughout. The Trace team will also work with you to create a delicious, customized menu.
WET Deck: This is a spot your guests will rave about for years–the WET deck overlooks beautiful downtown Austin to create an urban, eclectic feel for your wedding. Individual cabanas serve as prep areas or even food stations–so fun for a unique dinner!
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