37 total reviews
Hummingbird is the most amazing garden setting for a wedding and at a fraction of the cost of most of the wedding sites my husband and I had visited (some places up-charge to personalize the setting or turn on existing lights - not HH!!) The gardens are in bloom year-round and the team works together to keep the grounds, indoor and outdoor venues extremely well-kept... And that can be a hard thing to do in the Austin heat! It was the perfect setting for our wedding in late May :)
In regards to the team, Danny and Courtney are simply fabulous! They assist throughout the planning process and act as day-of planners, going above and beyond to make your special event spectacular. They are great with communication (especially email) and follow-through, very thorough, and help each couple by reviewing vendor contracts so that you don't experience any unnecessary charges or take on additional stress.
Just one look at the venue and you know this is a special place. An encounter with Danny and Courtney will let you know that it's run by a caring and exceptional team!
I don't even know where to begin because I am still so amazed at how wonderful this venue truly is. From the moment we took our first tour of the venue with Danny over a year ago, we knew immediately this was going to be our venue. Danny made us feel at ease, and knew exactly how to make me feel so special as a bride from the moment we met. Over the next year of planning, the staff at Hummingbird House never hesitated to answer my questions time and time again, and never made me feel silly for asking, even though I'm sure they hear THE SAME questions on a daily basis from every bride. Any time I had family or friends in from out of town, I was eager to show off my venue to them, and Danny and Courtney were always there with a smile to welcome them and show us around. The day of the wedding could not have been more perfect, and being able to get ready at the venue and feel totally relaxed was awesome. Courtney and Danny set up everything for us, and made the reception tent looking amazing beyond words. I did not lift one finger, and I felt pampered the entire day! During the reception, I constantly had guests coming up to me telling me how GORGEOUS the venue is and how they wished they knew about it before they got married. A few couples even told me they want to do their wedding all over again so they can have it at Hummingbird House. From beginning to end, this is the PERFECT venue for your special day and me and my husband felt like King and Queen of the day thanks to the beautiful setting and professionalism of Danny and Courtney and everyone at Hummingbird House that help make it a fantastic venue. THANK YOU for making our day so memorable!
Thank you so much, Marie and Steven!! We had so much fun at your wedding, we really felt like part of the family!! The pictures of your big day are fantastic! Smiles all around :) Come visit us soon!
We celebrated our wedding here taken along the path by Courtney. Since we booked the place late last year we were treated always with a positive and can do attitude to all the stupid questions we had to ask. We received prompt responses to our multiple calls and emails. A run through all the preparation details showed that they really know how to throw a party.
We provided our decoration (homemade) and shared out vision. We were amazed as how they carried out and how it surpassed our expectations. The place looked beautiful.
Courtney was around and on top of things during the rehearsal, ceremony and reception. We just had to be there and enjoy.
We were also surprised with our getaway car loaded with our change of clothes, wallets, cell phones, camera and everything we needed for our wedding night.
We are extremely happy with the Hummingbird House and their staff.
Thank you Evie and Pablo! We loved working with you both! Your DIY yarn decor was adorable and we had a great time decorating the venue! We're so happy you enjoyed your special day : )
The place is a little pricey, but totally worth it! The day of coordinator,Courtney, was amazing! She helped with the day of timeline and made sure everything ran smoothly. The venue is gorgeous, great place for reception and ceremony.
Naturally, the first thing off the wedding checklist must be the venue!! It is an overwhelming search throughout all the wedding websites and Austin local bridal magazines. We looked at the Hummingbird House first in January 2013 for a Spring 2014 wedding date. They had a 10% wedding planner/coordinator discount which made it affordable for us. It was a cold, ugly day when we set up a walk-through mid-week. Even without their usual spring flowers I had seen in the pictures online, it was absolutely stunning. Courtney was there to show up around and she could not have been nicer. They have a greenhouse which they use to keep the flowers/plants that are in that current season available. She was explaining what flowers would be out and where during our projected time of year date.
Things that were really attractive to us were: 1. The enormous bridal suite with waiting area, huge bathroom and hair/make-up salon. 2. Separate grooms suite with television, refrigerator, and plenty of lounging space. 3. New bathrooms 4. Tent over the reception area with chandeliers that is up year round that can either be contained for air conditioning or heating. 5. Wrapped “Christmas” white lights EVERYWHERE. 6. Easy and accessible parking for guests and for large buses.
The contract was simple and easy to understand. Everything that was included was readily explained and the items that I needed to possibly rent were made available with the preferred vendors list that they provided. I mostly dealt with Courtney via-email but Danny was also super nice and answered my endless questions. Two weeks prior to the end of April, Courtney and I had our walk-through. Everything came together and she was super helpful with all my ideas. The wedding day came and everything was perfect. I heard non-stop compliments on how beautiful the venue was and “how did you find this?!” comments. I would recommend the Hummingbird House to any future brides!
This venue was perfect in every way!
I have nothing but great things to say about Hummingbird House! From Day 1 Courtney was amazing to work with- she always responded to emails super quickly and would answer all my questions. And I had a lot of questions. During the last couple months I emailed her lists and lists pretty much every day and I always got a timely response. Plus she is super nice and personable! And on the day of she ran things like a pro. Between her and my family and my other awesome vendors, we were able to pull off a big DIY wedding and on the day of I felt zero stress (and I'm an easily stressed person so that's saying something!). Everyone there really went above and beyond to accommodate the extensive set up of everything we had made/built for the wedding (and the break down too!)
The venue was truly magical- it was a spring wedding so all the flowers were in bloom, everything was green, birds were chirping... everything was ideal. But I've visited the venue even when it wasn't springtime and it was still gorgeous. They keep it looking like a spring garden all year round. Sooooooo many guests told us how beautiful the venue was, everyone was asking how we found this place!
Also, I love that I could get married and have the reception in the same place. I had about 150 guests and I didn't want everyone to have to drive to a new location. Also, it is far enough from town to feel remote but close enough that it's easy for people to go to 6th street for an after party.
I seriously cannot say enough good things about Hummingbird House and the people that work there. Thank you for everything!!
The venue was absolutely amazing the natural blooming beauty that surrounds this venue is breathtaking. The staff was amazing from start to finish Courtney walks you through your entire day and it played it just as she mapped it out. Her assistant was amazing and made our day so extra special, all of our guests had a great time and felt very welcomed. Thank you so much to the Hummingbird House book your wedding today!!!
We were married at the Hummingbird House in Nov 2013, and I couldn't have been happier with Courtney and Danny. I worked mostly with Courtney, and she is so organized! She thought out all the tiny details that most brides tend to forget about- things like "who is in charge of your car keys the day of?". She sat down with me before the wedding and went through all the tiny little details that made our day run so very smoothly!
Our wedding was 3 days after Onion Creek flooded on Oct 30 2013- and the venue was flooded, but they worked so hard and so quickly to completely restore it. They had crews out the morning of the wedding cleaning the property, and you couldn't even tell it had been flooded when they were done. Our rehearsal had been cancelled bc of the flood, but thanks to Courtney & Danny's awesome organizational skills, our ceremony flowed just as I had envisioned and everyone knew what they were supposed to be doing.
The venue is incredibly beautiful- guests raved about it, and there were very little decorations needed because it's already so beautiful. Our pictures turned out amazing- the property offers so many awesome photo ops! We loved the hummingbird house and could not be happier that we chose it.
I looked at several different venues, and not only was the Hummingbird House the most beautiful, but we got the most for our money. They included ceremony chairs, and the upgraded reception chairs that most places charged extra for. They also offer a day-of-coordinator and beautiful lighting in the tent and all around the property for no additional charge. (I looked at a venue in New Braunfels who actually charges you to turn on the outside lighting).
Thank you hummingbird house, Courtney, and Danny for making our wedding day everything we had imagined it to be!
Hummingbird House is a complete outdoor venue in Austin, TX. The ceremony space is beautiful and the reception tent is just as stunning! One of the best parts about this venue is the coordinators. They make the entire wedding process fun and easy!
If we could give Courtney at Hummingbird House a 10-star review, we would! We LOVE her. We would adopt her but she's too close to our age and we would have to fight both sets of our parents to get her. Here's why:
My husband and I got married on Nov 1 2013, two days after the torrential floods that damaged many south Austin homes and businesses. We were all set to get married at Hummingbird House, but when Courtney called me the morning before the wedding to let me know the roads to Hummingbird House were impassable, she already had another venue lined up and a plan to notify all vendors and simply change the venue - cool as a cucumber! Once I got over the shock, we worked together to pull off an absolutely PERFECT wedding! Our guests couldn't believe that this was plan 'B' and that she and the new venue staff had moved everything to a new location in 24 hours. To top it off, Hummingbird House covered all costs related to the last-minute change and offered to host a pool party next summer to make it up to us - even though they can't control the weather! Courtney made our wedding amazing and we look forward to celebrating with her again next summer! - Mr. and Mrs. Clayton
I also posted this review on Wedding Wire:
There is no better place to get married in Austin, Texas than the Hummingbird House. My husband and I personally looked at close to 10 venues, but researched dozens. Not only are the grounds of the venue beautiful and the bride and groom suites recently updated and gorgeous, but the care with which Courtney and Danny treat each couple is heartfelt. My husband and I are event planners by trade, and we know we couldn’t have been in better hands. Courtney tends to every detail, and we were confident in the fact that once the day arrived we’d be completely taken care of. We had the typical snafus of rain and shuttle delays and Courtney handled everything with grace and poise. We are so grateful to have found them and to have started our life together at Hummingbird House!
I was so pleased with my wedding at the HHouse! From the very beginning, I felt comfortable working with Courtney and Danny and they made an effort to make me feel special and like a valued customer. Two truly amazing people. Great communication - always called back or responded to emails - in a timely manner. They were so kind, and-oh-so importantly, organized! The wedding day was smooth and I hardly had to think about a thing - I was able to relax and enjoy, knowing it was all in good hands. Not sure that we could've have done without them! THANK YOU!
Great location - the venue is gorgeous if you're looking for an outdoor garden-y venue, and it's also easy for guests to find and close to hotels, compared to other outdoor venues.
They also recommended our caterer and that was a wonderful, delicious decision :)
Thank you, Catelyn and Daniel! We had so much fun working with you and we're so pleased that you enjoyed sharing your day with us!
Al I have to say is Danny and Courtney are absolutely amazing! They did a fantastic job pulling of our fairy tale wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect, could not have asked for anything better. This is the biggest hidden gem in Austin when it comes to a wedding venue, so glad we found it.
Thank you, Natalie and Pete! We loved working with you both! We're so happy that you had your fairytale wedding at Hummingbird House!
I saw the images online but they do not do HH justice, it is so much more beautiful in person! As soon as we walked into the garden I knew this was exactly where I wanted our wedding to be... The staff at Hummingbird House was FABULOUS! The day of the wedding was flawless and I know that it was because of the staff at HH... Danny and Courtney were easy to work with, extremely responsive and very professional from beginning to end. Anyone would feel at ease having their event here... thank you for making our day beautiful, wonderful and stress free!!!!
Thank you, Nikki and Brian! We were so happy to be a part of your special day! Your mulled apple cider signature cocktail was delicious!
My wedding day was amazing, but it wouldn't be what it was without the Hummingbird House. Not only is this location so green and lush that you almost forget you are in TX, but Danny, Lauren, and Courtney take away so much of the stress of getting married. Anything I needed they were there! They even fought for me when one of my other venders was being difficult the day of the wedding.
I honestly cannot imagine a more perfect day than the one the Hummingbird House gave us for our wedding in May.
My husband and I had two distinct Austin "visions" and experiences for our wedding - he the hill country and I the outdoor/garden setting - but when we visited the Hummingbird House back in October, we were immediately struck by the natural beauty of the site and friendliness of the team. The decision was clear from the start.
Even though we were originally working through a coordinator who left HH, we weren't worried; Danny and his co-coordinators Courtney and Lauren made the arrangements absolutely seamless. I think our laid-back approach matched each other's pretty well, but I'm convinced that even the highest maintenance bride would feel at ease in their hands. They know all the answers to all the questions, will take care of all the questions you never knew to ask, and know how to make a party last all night long.
You will not be disappointed. Getting a chance to work with this team is an experience in itself. They really made everything very intentional, special and unique, and work their tails off to make it so. Too many details to count. We love Hummingbird House!
Thank you, Lauren and Chad! We had a wonderful time hosting your special day!
My husband Matt and I got married at the Hummingbird House this past April. Having a long engagement we communicated with the owner Danny over the course of a year and a half. We aren't from Austin so even with the last minute trips he would always accommodate our every request. Danny and the staff were so easy and helpful to work with. When the wedding day came everything was flawless, we didn't have to coordinate anything or worry about a single detail. Everything was beautiful and exactly as planned. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing. They gave us everything we wanted and we are so happy we chose the Hummingird House for our wedding.
After meeting Danny at the Hummingbird House, my husband and I knew we wanted to book with them! On top of the beautiful venue, he and his team provided so much help - from suggesting the best vendors to work with to taking so much responsibility off our hands so we could focus on what really mattered. Our wedding wouldn't have been the most amazing day of our lives without the help from Danny and his team. Literally, every vendor they suggested had the same positive energy and willingness to work together to make our day perfect.
And the venue itself! We were floored on our first visit in January, but we couldn't have imagined a more perfect setting! It can be difficult maintaining a tropical garden in Texas, especially with last year's drought, but they did a spectacular job! I can't wait for a friend to get engaged so I can refer them to Danny and the Hummingbird House!
I can not begin to explain how fantastic my wedding was because of Danny and the Hummingbird House staff! From the planning to the day of Danny was so involved. We had three meetings but corresponded a lot through email. On the day of the wedding the Huumingbird House was so prepared. I really got to enjoy my day and really soak it up. I spent time with my bridesmaids and my groom it was just wonderful. We had the ceremony at a small chapel and Danny was there to get everyone ready and set. Once we were done there Danny was already at the Hummingbird House getting things ready. Once we got to the reception we tools pictures then we were sorted where the food was present almost instantly. I really am grateful to have had such a great support system during the weddi g so that my groom and I could really take it all in.
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A Tropical Retreat
The Hummingbird House is a true oasis of colorful flowers, large palms, exotic plants, and manicured greens. We specialize in weddings, rehearsal dinners, and social events. You will feel as if you're a world away, and it's just 12 miles south of downtown Austin. Schedule a visit today!
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Tented Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Botanic Garden/Park, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013